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James Manyika

James Manyika, D.Phil.

James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Manyika also serves as a member of McKinsey’s board of directors.

Based in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, Manyika has worked with the chief executives and founders of many of the world’s leading technology companies on a variety of issues. At MGI, Manyika has led research on technology and its impact, including the digital economy, future of work and productivity, and globalization. He has published a book on artificial intelligence and robotics and another on global economic trends, as well as numerous articles and reports. He has collaborated with technologists, business leaders, leading economists, and policy-makers around the world on multiple taskforces related to technology and its impact on society.

Manyika was appointed by President Obama as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House, and by commerce secretaries to the U.S. Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors and the National Innovation Advisory Board. He serves on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, the MacArthur Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Markle Foundation, and served as a trustee of the Aspen Institute.

Manyika collaborates and serves on research and academic boards including The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, the Oxford Internet Institute, Khan Academy, and Harvard’s Hutchins Center. He is a member of the inaugural class of distinguished fellows of Stanford’s AI Institute, a fellow at DeepMind, a member of the 100-year study on AI, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Manyika was a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution in Economic Studies. He was on the faculty at Oxford, where he was also a member of the Programming Research Group and the Robotics Research Lab and a fellow of Oxford’s Balliol College. Manyika was a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Labs and a faculty exchange fellow at MIT. A Rhodes Scholar, Manyika received his D.Phil., M.Sc., and M.A. from Oxford in artificial intelligence and robotics, mathematics, and computer science, and his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe as an Anglo-American Scholar.

March 2019