Explorer - Scientist
In order to realize a preferred future, we must create and foster a positive vision with a mindset of growth and inclusion.
Jonathan explores the dynamics of large-scale, long term change with a focus on beyond the horizon science and technology. A popular and inspirational advisor and speaker, Jonathan provides insight on the intersection of emerging technologies and social trends, and closing the gap between the theory and the practice of innovation in a world of rapidly accelerating technological capabilities. Jonathan currently serves as the Science and Exploration Fellow at Mission Blue—The Sylvia Earle Alliance; Advisor to Schmidt Marine Technology Partners—a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation; Exploration and Ideation Director at the NASA Frontier Development Lab and ESA Frontier Development Lab. He sits on the boards of, and is an advisor to, several ocean, space, technology, learning, design, engineering, and exploration organizations. With 30 years in Silicon Valley leadership positions at Apple, Adobe, and Autodesk, Jonathan is a creative thinker and respected thought leader on future trends, long-range vision, "moonshot" thinking, and creating a preferred future. He advises start-ups, business leaders, government officials, and academics around the world.
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Colleague, dive buddy, and dear friend, Mission Blue founder, Dr. Sylvia Earle.
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