STANLEY S. BYERS: SENIOR ADVISOR
Stanley S. Byers is a TED Resident, a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America, and recently served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence with SU Ventures. His focus includes mapping the converging investment and social implications of economic growth, exponential technologies, and cybersecurity threats in emerging markets. He is an expert on sustainable investment and risk in complex markets in Africa, Latin America and Central Asia. He previously served as the lead for economics and development for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the White House National Security Council and was a principal of Ernst & Young’s Cyber Economics team, analyzing the geopolitical and economics aspects of cybersecurity. Other work has focused on global trends in the extractives industry, energy infrastructure investment, and fair trade practices. Stan is also the lead for AI and Emerging Markets with the AI Initiative and Future Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He earned a B.S. in Ecology from Purdue University and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School with a focus on economics and development. He speaks Portuguese and is working on Spanish and German.