James Manyika

Senior Partner

McKinsey & Company

James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, chairman of McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Based in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, James has advised the chief executives and founders of many of the world’s leading technology companies. At MGI, James has led research on technology, the digital economy, future of work, as well as on productivity, and globalization. He published a book on AI and robotics, another on trends in the global economy, and numerous articles and reports. He has served on several taskforces and commissions related to technology and an inclusive economy, currently co-chairing CFR taskforce on US Innovation Strategy and National Security, and California Governor’s Future of Work Commission.

James was appointed by President Obama as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House, and by US Commerce Secretaries to the Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors and the National Innovation Advisory Board. He serves on the boards of Council on Foreign Relations, MacArthur Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and on research advisory boards at MIT, Harvard Oxford and Stanford.

A Rhodes Scholar, James received his DPhil. MSc. MA. from Oxford in AI and Robotics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and his BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe as an Anglo-American Scholar. He has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Distinguished Fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute and a fellow of DeepMind. James has been a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution in Economic Studies. He was a visiting scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Labs, and a faculty exchange fellow at MIT. At Oxford, he was a member of the Programming Research Group, the Robotics Research Lab, and a fellow of Balliol College.