Introducing Protocol's Braintrust
See who's who in our community of experts.
Too often, discussions about tech and its impacts are dominated by the loudest voices on Twitter and the purveyors of the hottest take — even as the voices of people with real expertise on the issues go unheard. The Protocol Braintrust will change that.
Protocol is assembling a group of genuine experts to become members of Braintrust — C-suite executives from tech companies and legacy companies dealing with tech's impact; engineers and others who do the hard work of making tech happen; innovators and investors whose startups are on the cutting edge; bankers and lawyers who make deals happen and see the risks around the corners; tech company employees who watch the future unfolding from the inside; and the smartest, most dialed-in thinkers from academia and public policy.
Each week, we'll poll the group on pressing questions in tech and present their views as a snapshot of the smartest, most informed thinking available. And each week, we'll dive deeper with a selected group of Braintrust members who have specific expertise on the issue of the week, publishing responses from them that will give you access to the smartest, best-informed insights available anywhere.
We'll ask the Braintrust to respond to a mix of questions — some that go to big, existential and evergreen issues and long-term trends, and others that offer opportunities to understand their real-time analysis and predictions about the major developments in tech news.
Should you or someone you know be a part of the Braintrust? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Who's who in Protocol's Braintrust?
SVP and CISO, Ellie Mae
Jeremy K. Balkin
Head of Innovation, HSBC Bank USA
CEO & Co-Founder, Roofstock
CEO and Co-Founder, Water.IO
Director, Broadband and Spectrum Policy, ITIF
President & CEO, IonQ
Responsible AI Lead, Accenture
CTO and Co-Founder, Spacemaker AI
Co-Managing Partner, SV Angel
Professor of Law, California Western School of Law
Founder and CTO, Particle
Administrator, U.S. Digital Service
VP IBM Data and AI, Chief Data Officer at IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM
Director, Justice Tech Lab
Author and Instructor, SANS Institute
Managing Partner, Flourish Ventures
Aerospace Executive and Entrepreneur
Industry Analyst, Altimeter Group
Head of Digital Partnerships, BNY Mellon
Chief Information Officer, Argo AI
Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace
Director of IBM Research, IBM
Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America
CEO and Co-Founder, Borrowell
Founding Partner, Forerunner Ventures
Army HQE Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and AI, ASAALT
SVP and CTO, McAfee
General Partner, Vertex Ventures
Co-Founder & CEO, GoodRx
Counsel, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice
Director, Intelligence Analysis, FireEye, Inc.
Principal, Co.-Design of Work Experience
Chief Strategy Officer, Extractable
CEO & Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Managing Director, Emerson Collective
Chief Innovation Officer, BCW
Founder, The Ethics Incubator
Chief Cloud Strategy Officer, Deloitte Consulting
CTO, One Medical
Associate Professor of Education, San José State University
Partner, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Hogan Lovells
Vice President of Technology, Sprint
Founder and CEO, EducationSuperHighway
Chief Data Officer, Moelis & Company
SVP Global Field Operations, NetSuite
Chair, Autonomous Transportation/Shared Mobility Practice, Fenwick & West
Co-Founding Partner, Floodgate
Co-Founder and CEO, Burnmark
Managing Director, Menlo Ventures
Founder and CTO, Oxbotica
President and CEO, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
Chief Technology Officer, Security, Gigamon
Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity, Stanford CIS
Policy Lead, Plaid
COO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC.
CEO, Even Financial
Ambassador for Innovation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
Managing Partner, Revolution Ventures
International Policy Director, Stanford Cyber Policy Center
Co-CEO, JLL Technologies
Co-Chairman, Two Sigma
Co-Founder and CEO, Sight Machine
Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Intuit
Executive Director, sf.citi
SVP, Amazon Alexa, Amazon
Lourdes M. Turrecha
Founder and CEO, PIX LLC
Managing Partner, Tusk Ventures
CEO & Founder, Zuora
Senior Vice President and General Manager, HPC and Mission Critical Solutions (MCS), HPE
Director of Intel Labs and Senior Fellow, Intel
Co-Founder and Partner, Homebrew
CEO and Co-Founder, DuckDuckGo
CEO and Co-Founder, Dave
Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health
Vice President, Research, Fitbit
Chief Privacy Officer, Uber
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More from Braintrust
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The company said it's taken a hit to advertising revenue in recent weeks despite also reporting an increase in activity on the app.
The Japanese conglomerate said it plans to use the proceeds to buy back $18 billion worth of shares and pay down its debt. Its shares rose on the news.
Anthony Levandowski could face prison time after pleading guilty on Thursday to stealing proprietary documents from Google, his former employer, before leaving to found Otto and later join Uber.