Professor Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) holds the Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), and is Founder and Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP).
She was named as one of the ‘3 most important thinkers about innovation‘ by the New Republic and one of the 25 leaders shaping the future of capitalism by Wired.
Her highly-acclaimed books include: The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths, The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy and Mission Economy.
Rana Foroohar is global business columnist and associate editor for the Financial Times, and CNN’s global economic analyst. Her first book, Makers and Takers, was shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year in 2016. Her second, Don’t Be Evil: the Case against Big Tech, was published in 2019 and was a Sunday Times Business Book of the Year and Observer Book of the Week.