James Manyika is a Senior Vice President of Google and Alphabet reporting to the CEO. As President of Research, Technology & Society, he focuses on advancing Google’s most ambitious innovations in AI, computing and science, and on areas with potential for beneficial impact on society. He is also responsible for leading and overseeing Google Research and Google Labs. He is Senior Partner, Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, and Chair and Director, Emeritus of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). At McKinsey, he advised the chief executives of many of the world’s leading technology companies and he led MGI’s research on technology, the economy, competitiveness, and other global economy trends.
Appointed by President Obama, he served as Vice Chair of the Global Development Council at the White House, and by Commerce Secretaries to the Digital Economy Board and the National Innovation Board. He serves as Vice Chair of the U.S. National AI Advisory Committee established by Congress to advise the President on AI, as Co-Chair of the U.N. Secretary-General’s AI Advisory Body, and on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He has served on various national and international commissions and taskforces related to technology, the economy, and society. He has served on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, Airbnb, and Hewlett and MacArthur Foundations.
Manyika is a Visiting Professor at Oxford’s School of Government and has been a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Responsible Computing. He serves on the board of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, MIT’s Schwarzman College of Computing, and Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of Stanford’s AI Institute, a Distinguished Fellow in Ethics in AI at Oxford, a Fellow of Balliol College, and Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. A Rhodes Scholar, James has a DPhil, MSc with distinction, and MA from Oxford in AI and robotics, mathematics, and computer science, and a BSc first class in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe.