Dr. Altman’s research focuses on strategy, innovation, platforms, ecosystems and the future of work. Her work has been published in Harvard Business Review (HBR), MIT Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Advances in Strategic Management, Journal of Management Studies and elsewhere. She was shortlisted for the “2021 Thinkers 50 Distinguished Achievement Award for Breakthrough Ideas” for her research on ecosystems in businesses and organizations. Her 2017 HBR article on Product-to-Platform Transition has been honored by being included in three books in the “HBR 10 Must Reads” series. Prior to Academia, Altman was Vice President at Motorola. She holds a doctorate in business administration from Harvard Business School, a mechanical engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in management, and a science degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
Steven Hatfield, Principal, Workforce Transformation, Deloitte Consulting
Steven Hatfield is the principal with Deloitte Consulting and serves as the global leader for the firm’s Future of Work. He has over 20 years of experience advising global organizations on issues of strategy, innovation, organization, people, culture and change.
He has advised business leaders on a number of initiatives, including activating strategies, determining the future of choice, addressing workforce trends, implementing agile and resilient operating models and transforming a culture oriented towards growth, innovation and agility.
Steve has considerable experience bringing to life ongoing trends affecting work, the workforce, and the future of the workplace. Mostly, this involvement includes strategy development, innovation capacity building, executive meeting design and facilitation, people and workforce strategy development, and large-scale change program design and implementation. They gain in-depth skills in facility, design thinking, organizational behavior, group process and culture competence to create progressive experiences for clients.
He is a regular speaker and author on Future of Work and is currently on the Deloitte Leadership Team, shaping research and marketplace dialogue on future employees and workplace trends and issues.
Steve Johns holds a Masters in Social Change and Development from Hopkins and an MBA from Wharton.
Allison Ryder, Senior Project Editor, MIT Sloan Management Review
Allison Ryder designs, implements, and manages media communication strategies to help people and organizations share ideas, build brands, and grow businesses. She is senior project editor at MIT Sloan Management Review, where she oversees content development and client relationships for the Big Ideas initiative and produces the popular artificial intelligence podcasts Me, Myself and AI. Allison previously worked in Design Consultancy Continuum in Marketing Communications and Harvard Business Publishing in Product Development.