Mark Esposito, PhD, is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to a variety of industries. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale up venture, dedicated to help business become more efficient and competitive by introducing the latest data management science. He was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world. He is a global expert of the World Economic Forum and advisor to national governments. In his academic career, Mark has held academic appointments for some of the world’s leading institutions such as Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management, Hult International Business School and IE Business School.
He has developed and conducted courses in Business, Government & Society & Economic Strategy and Competitiveness for Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education and served as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School under the mentorship of Professor Michael E. Porter.
He equally runs two executive education programs at Harvard Professional Development designed around his books: “Growth Strategies: Identifying Opportunities in Market Trends” and “Artificial Intelligence in Business: Creating Value with Machine Learning”. His third executive program at Harvard will be launched in 2021 on “ Fintech and Blockchain”.
He holds Fellowships with the Social Progress Imperative and with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Washington D.C. He is a nonresident Fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai as well as Research Associate for the University College London, Blockchain Technologies.
In his career he has written hundreds of op-eds and professional publications, over 150 peer review articles, several book chapters, over 40 case studies and 11 books, including two bestsellers.
Mark is indeed the co-author of the best seller “Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends”. The framework contained therein was nominated for the CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50, the most prestigious award in business thought leadership. In 2019, Mark's book on AI, "The AI Republic: The Nexus between Humans and Intelligent Automation", became #1 bestseller in the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy and received global accolades.
Grounded in both Humanities and Economics, Mark has a B.A. and a M.A. in Human and Social Studies from the University of Turin in Italy, a PhD in Business Strategy and Economics from the International School of Management, on a joint program with St. John’s University in New York City. From 2009 to 2010, Mark has attended Post-Doctoral Education at Harvard Business School. In 2018 he graduated from his second doctoral degree with an Executive DBA at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech; one of France's oldest and most prestigious Grande Ecoles.
He is fluent in 6 languages and in his non academic life, he holds the rank of Master Instructor, Black Belt IV Dan, at the International Budo Institute in Canada.