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EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Members of The Conference Board gain access to our global experts who provide insights and perspectives informed by our nonpartisan, data-driven research and international network of executives. Briefings are exclusive to members and provide senior executives and their team with a deep dive into a topic area with our experts, providing a forum for questions and in-depth discussion. Explore our ever-growing portfolio of briefings below.

Making Decisions and a Difference on Social Issues

How do companies decide whether, when, and how to take a stand on social issues?

Telling Your Sustainability Story Authentically, Reliably, and Effectively

Highlights key findings and recommendations based on content from the working group on "Telling Your Sustainability Story".

How to Deliver Better Return on Innovation Through Improved Communication With Stakeholders

Effective communication can resolve or ease some of innovation’s most difficult problems. This briefing discusses the impact of communication and guides innovation leaders and others in communicating internally and externally.

The Multicultural Consumer: Attitudes, Behaviors, and Shopping in the Pandemic Era

This research uncovers key insights with significant implications to help consumer-facing corporations win in an increasingly multicultural America. 

Leveraging Diversity for Innovation by Creating a Truly Inclusive Culture

Diversity is just untapped potential. You need to work hard to include it for you to benefit from it.  Only then do you unleash Innovation, generate tangible outcomes, and drive sustainable business results. 

Developing a Culture of Innovation Deep Within your Organization

Innovation is the name of the game today, and will only be more so in the years ahead – it’s your company’s lifeblood.

Realizing the Full Potential of Digital Transformation ‒ Insights from success stories

Digital Transformation is “the talk of the town”.  But how do you make it tangible, and create and capture value from it?  

Understanding, framing, and measuring Innovation

The Conference Board’s Innovation & Digital Transformation Institute has created “the Signposts of Innovation” allowing you and your company to better understand and leverage the “black box” of innovation.

Our Experts

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Amy Lui Abel, PhD

Vice President, Human Capital Research
The Conference Board

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Jessica Adelman

Senior Fellow, Marketing & Communications Center
The Conference Board

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Elizabeth Albrycht

Director
Verasolve

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Dr. Christine Bailey

Founder
Sophia Marketing Ltd
Senior Fellow
The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center

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Andrew Bell

Senior Fellow & Program Director, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Jan Botz

Program Director, Corporate Communications Strategy Council and Internal Communications Council II
The Conference Board

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Devry Boughner Vorwerk

Senior Fellow
The Conference Board Marketing & Communications Center

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Jennifer R. Burnett, PhD

Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Craig E. Carroll, PhD

Communications Leader, M&C Center
The Conference Board

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Solange Charas, PhD

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow
The Conference Board

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Ben Cheng

Senior Methodologist, Data Analytics
The Conference Board

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Cindy Cisneros

Vice President of Education Programs
Committee for Economic Development

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David Clutterbuck, PhD

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow
The Conference Board

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Deb Cohen, PhD

Consultant and Distinguished Principal Research Fellow
The Conference Board

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Carol Corrado

Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program
The Conference Board

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Elizabeth Crofoot

Senior Economist
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

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Vicki Culpin, PhD

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow
The Conference Board

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Denise Dahlhoff, PhD

Senior Researcher, Consumer Research
The Conference Board

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Lisa R. Davis

Senior Fellow
The Conference Board Marketing & Communications Center
Senior Managing Director
Teneo

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Klaas de Vries

Economist
The Conference Board

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Marion Devine

Senior Human Capital Researcher, Europe
The Conference Board

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Robin Erickson, PhD

Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Abdul Erumban

Senior Research Fellow
The Conference Board
Assistant Professor, Economics
University of Groningen

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Sally Falkow

CEO
Meritus Media Inc

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John Forsyth

Consumer Dynamics Leader, M&C Center
The Conference Board

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Lynn Franco

Director, Economic Indicators and Surveys
The Conference Board

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Yuan Gao

Senior Economist, China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board

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Paul Gillin

Principal
Paul Gillin Communications
Senior Fellow and Best Practices and Awards Chair
SNCR

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Phil Gomes

Chief Communications Officer
Bloq, Inc.

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Anne Greer

Program Director, Market Insights Council; Co-Program Director, Innovation Leadership Council, and Applied Innovation Council
The Conference Board

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Dr. James Gregory

Senior Fellow
The Conference Board

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Xiaohui (Janet) Hao, PhD

Senior Economist
The Conference Board

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Hollis W. Hart

Former President, International Franchise Management, Citi; ReferencePoint Board;
CED Trustee

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Jeff Hoffman

Institute Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, ESG Center
The Conference Board

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David Hoffman

Senior Vice President Asia and Managing Director of the China Center for Economics & Business
The Conference Board

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Shel Holtz

Director of Internal Communications
Webcor
Senior Fellow
The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center

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Jane Horan, EdD

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow and Program Director
The Conference Board

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Sandhya Karpe, PhD

Senior Research Advisor of Human Capital Center Asia, Program Director of Asia Learning, Development & Culture Council
The Conference Board

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JP Kuehlwein

Marketing Leader, M&C Center
The Conference Board

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Mark Leiter

Distinguished Strategy Fellow
The Conference Board

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Gad Levanon, PhD

Vice President, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

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Allen Li

Associate Economist, CCI

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Barbara J. Lombardo, PhD

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow and Program Director
The Conference Board

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Erik Lundh

Principal Economist,
The Conference Board

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Stela Lupushor

Senior Fellow & Program Director, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Ilaria Maselli

Senior Economist
The Conference Board

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Colin McConnell

Senior Fellow
The Conference Board Marketing & Communications Center

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Grant McLaughlin

Senior Fellow, Marketing & Communications Center
The Conference Board

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John McMackin, PhD

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow
The Conference Board

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John Metselaar

Co-Leader Innovation & Digital Transformation Institute, Program Director of the European, Asian, and Gulf Innovation Councils, and European Chief Technology & Innovation Officers Council
The Conference Board

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Joseph J. Minarik

Senior Vice President and Director of Research
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED)

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Charles Mitchell

Executive Director, Knowledge Content & Quality
The Conference Board

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Mike Moran

Chief Product Officer
SoloSegment

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Dr. Lori Esposito Murray

President
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

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Agron Nicaj

Associate Economist
The Conference Board

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Devin O’Connor

Former Deputy Director, Economic Research
Committee for Economic Development

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Steve Odland

President and CEO
The Conference Board, Inc.

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Ataman Ozyildirim

Senior Director, Economics,
The Conference Board

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Katie Paine

Founder and CEO
Paine Publishing
Senior Fellow
The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center

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Michael Papadopoulos

Associate Economist
The Conference Board

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Dana M. Peterson

Executive Vice President & Chief Economist
The Conference Board
Center Leader, Economy, Strategy & Finance

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Patti P. Phillips, PhD

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow
The Conference Board
President & CEO
ROI Institute, Inc.

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Charles Popper

Co-Program Director, CIO Business Council
The Conference Board

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Timothy Powell

President
The Knowledge Agency
Senior Fellow
The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center

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Janet Ramey

Senior Fellow
The Conference Board
Principal
Sourcing Change

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Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Executive Vice President, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Laura Sabattini, PhD

Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Anuj Saush

Senior Researcher, Governance & Sustainability; Council Director, Environment Strategy Council
The Conference Board

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Anke Schrader

Research Director, the China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board

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Dr. Uwe G. Schulte

Leader, Global Sustainability Centre and Program Director
The Conference Board

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Robert Schwarz

Senior Researcher, ESG Center
The Conference Board

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Karlheinz Schwuchow, PhD

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow
The Conference Board

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Kelly Semrau

Senior Fellow, Marketing & Communications Center
The Conference Board

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Rita Shor

Co-leader of the Innovation and Digital Transformation Institute, Program Director for the Product & Service Development Council, and Co- Program Director for the Innovation Leadership Council

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Jeanne Shu

Associate Director, Help Wanted Online®
The Conference Board

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Thomas Singer

Principal Researcher
The Conference Board

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Frank Steemers

Senior Economist
The Conference Board

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Kirk Stewart

Senior Fellow
The Conference Board Marketing & Communications Center

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Thomas Stoeckle

Learning. Teaching. Consulting.

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Nicholas Sutcliffe

Senior Fellow, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Matteo Tonello

Managing Director, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
The Conference Board

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Bart van Ark

Managing Director and Principal Investigator
The Productivity Institute

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Chander Velu

Senior Fellow
The Conference Board

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Paul Washington

Executive Director, ESG Center
The Conference Board

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Minji Xie

Research Analyst, China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board

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Lyle Yorks, EdD

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow
The Conference Board

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Siqi Zhou

Associate Economist
The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business

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