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 nominated for the “2021 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award for Breakthrough Idea” for research on ecosystems in companies and organizations. Her 2017 HBR article on product-to-platform transitions has been honored with inclusion in three books in the “HBR 10 Must Reads” series. Before academia, Altman was vice president at Motorola. She holds a doctorate in business administration from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
Steven Hatfield, Principal, Workforce Transformation, Deloitte Consulting
Steven Hatfield is a Principal at Deloitte Consulting and is the Global Leader for Future of Work for the company. He has over 20 years of experience advising global organizations on strategy, innovation, organization, people, culture and change
He has advised business leaders on a variety of initiatives, including activating strategy, defining a preferred future, addressing workforce trends, implementing flexible and resilient business models, and transforming a culture focused on growth, innovation and agility.
Steve has a lot of experience in bringing to life the ongoing trends that are impacting the future of work, people and the workplace. Often this involvement includes strategy development, innovation capacity building, executive meeting design and facilitation, people and workforce strategy development, and design and implementation of large-scale change programs. He draws on deep skills in Facilitation, Design Thinking, Organizational Behavior, Group Process and Culture Enablement to create groundbreaking experiences for clients.
He is a regular speaker and author on the future of work and is currently a member of Deloitte’s leadership team, shaping research and market dialogue on future trends and issues in the workforce and workplaces.
Steve holds a master’s degree in social change and development from Johns 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 the senior project editor at MIT Sloan Management Review, where she oversees content development and customer relationships for the Big Ideas initiative and produces the popular artificial intelligence podcast Me, Myself, and AI. Allison previously worked in marketing communications at design consultancy Continuum and in product development at Harvard Business Publishing.