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
CEO & Co-Founder, Roofstock
CEO and Co-Founder, Water.IO
Director, Broadband and Spectrum Policy, ITIF
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
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
CEO and Co-Founder, Borrowell
Founding Partner, Forerunner Ventures
Army HQE Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and AI, ASAALT
SVP and CTO, McAfee
Counsel, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice
Director, Intelligence Analysis, FireEye, Inc.
Principal, Co.-Design of Work Experience
Chief Strategy Officer, Extractable
Jeremy K. Balkin
Head of Innovation, HSBC Bank USA
Managing Director, Emerson Collective
Founder, The Ethics Incubator
Associate Professor of Education, San José State University
Founder and CEO, EducationSuperHighway
Co-Founding Partner, Floodgate
Co-Founder and CEO, Burnmark
Founder and CTO, Oxbotica
Chief Technology Officer, Security, Gigamon
Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity, Stanford CIS
COO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC.
Vice President of Technology, Sprint
International Policy Director, Stanford Cyber Policy Center
Co-Founder and CEO, Sight Machine
Co-Chairman, Two Sigma
Managing Partner, Tusk Ventures
Co-Founder and Partner, Homebrew
CEO and Co-Founder, Dave
Chief Privacy Officer, Uber
Should you be here? Contact email@example.com
Kevin McAllister (@k__mcallister) is an associate editor at Protocol, leading the development of Braintrust. Prior to joining the team, he was a rankings data reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where he oversaw structured data projects for the Journal's strategy team.
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