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Alvin Roth is a world-renowned expert on market design and game theory. He is a rarity among economists — his mission throughout his career has been to apply economic theory to real-world, real-life problems. He has been wildly successful, pioneering new ways to use game theory to redesign previously ineffective, complex markets. Honored by the Nobel Committee for his work in stable allocations and the practice of market design, Dr. Roth is a compelling speaker for any industry providing audiences with new and compelling insights into the hidden behaviors of their own marketplaces.

Watch Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies beginning March 30. The three-part, six-hour PBS documentary by Ken Burns was based on Siddhartha Mukherjee's Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies. “The series is the most comprehensive documentary on a single disease ever made.”

Known around the globe for his innovative, employee-centric management style, Ricardo Semler is a true visionary. In his recent TEDGlobal talk, Ricardo describes his radical form of business from rethinking board meetings to vacation days. “It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about.” Ricardo takes this approach to rethinking our school system.

Emily Parker draws on a unique background in political journalism, technology, and international relations to explain how the internet is transforming global politics. Her book, Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground, is an in-depth exploration of Cuba on the brink of change. It shines a light on activist and grassroots movements around the world, showing how the internet and social media have powered protest and change in China, Cuba, Russia, and the Middle East. Watch Emily in her recent talk Voices from the Internet Underground. Read her recent article on Politico.com Why Cuba Needs the Internet.

Kathleen Sebelius is one of America’s leading voices on health policy, health care reform, and human service delivery. As Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services from April 2009 through June 2014, she led the charge for the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the most significant health reform in half a century.