James Manyika is a Director (Senior Partner) at McKinsey & Company where he is one of the leaders of McKinsey’s Technology, Media and Telecom Practice based in Silicon Valley, where he has worked with many of the world’s leading tech companies. James is also a Director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the Firm’s business and economics research think tank. Some of the work he has led has appeared in academic journals, books and the op-ed pages of newspapers and business publications around the world, and he has spoken at various global technology, business and governmental forums. James was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Global Development Council and to serve as Vice Chair of the Council. He also serves on the following boards: US Department of Commerce Innovation Advisory Board, Aspen Institute, Oxford Internet Institute, UC Berkeley’s School of Information (iSchool), Harvard’s Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research, American University in Cairo school of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the World Affairs Council and Techonomy. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to McKinsey, James was on the Engineering Faculty at Oxford University, a Visiting Scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A Rhodes Scholar, James holds DPhil, M.Sc. and M.A. degrees from Oxford in Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science and BSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Zimbabwe. James has served on the California Rhodes selection committee, and he is involved with several innovation, philanthropy, arts organizations and forums.