Boyden's Leadership Series Features New York Times Bestselling Author Alec Ross

Technology and innovation expert discusses The Industries of the Future and predicts the key traits of tomorrow’s exceptional leaders

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released a new issue of its Leadership Series, featuring an in-depth interview with Alec Ross, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and author of the New York Times number one bestseller The Industries of the Future.

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In the interview, Ross discusses a variety of topics including the qualities of exceptional leaders, conditions that accelerate and hinder economic growth, innovation in the West and the developing world, and the future of hiring in an increasingly data-driven world.

“Alec’s impressive career has provided all of us insight into some of the most pressing challenges of today’s global economy including technology, innovation, public policy and optimal talent trends of the future,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “In our similar mission, Boyden works with clients to stay on critical trends and issues and anticipate the important talent strategy decisions that set up their leadership teams and organizations for success.”

Ross’ The Industries of the Future explores the technological and economic trends and developments that will shape the next 10 years, from cybersecurity and big data to the commercialization of genomics to the code-ification of money, markets and trust. Since its publication in February 2016, the book has gone into a sixth printing and the rights have been sold for translation into 15 languages.

Ross also serves as an advisor to investors, corporations and government leaders, helping them understand the implications of macro factors emerging at the intersection of geopolitics, markets and increasingly disruptive network technologies. He served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role created for him by Clinton to maximize the potential of technology and innovation in service of America’s diplomatic goals. In this role, Ross acted as the diplomatic lead on a range of issues including cybersecurity, internet freedom, disaster response, and the use of network technologies in conflict zones.

Previously, Ross served as the Convener for the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Policy Committee on President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and was a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team. In 2000, he and three colleagues co-founded a technology-focused social enterprise and grew it from modest origins in a basement into a global organization serving millions of low-income people, with programs on four continents.

Recent recognitions include being named to Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers and receiving the US Department of State Distinguished Honor Award and Oxford University Internet & Society Award. Ross started his career as a sixth grade teacher in inner-city Baltimore through Teach for America.

The full interview with Alec Ross, including a sidebar interview with Boyden’s Alicia Hasell on executives of the future is available here.

Previous editions of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Bill Ingham, Vice President, Global Human Resources of Visa; Warren Harris, CEO of Tata Technologies; Dawn Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League (NFL); Mark Devadason, Global Head of Sustainability of Standard Chartered Bank; Marco Ryan, Chief Digital Officer of Thomas Cook Group; Joanne Horibe, Chief Compliance Officer of Magna International; Chris Clark, Group Executive, Asia-Pacific at Visa; Noor Menai, President & CEO of CTBC Bank USA; Sandy Gould, Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development of Yahoo; António Mexia, CEO of EDP-Energias de Portugal; Harald Norvik, a Director of ConocoPhillips and former CEO of Statoil; Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.; Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of Shutterfly Inc.; Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil; Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; and Robert Reich, currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor. All are available on Boyden’s website.

About the Series
Boyden’s Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.

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