Alex “Sandy” Pentland

Director, MIT Human Dynamics Laboratory and Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program
Co-leader, World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data Initiatives

Alex “Sandy” Pentland directs MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, co-leads the World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data Initiatives and is a founding member of the advisory boards for Nissan, Motorola Mobility, and a variety of start-up firms. Pentland has previously helped create and direct MIT’s Media Laboratory, the Media Lab Asia laboratories at the Indian Institutes of Technology and Strong Hospital’s Center for Future Health.

In 2012, Forbes named Pentland one of the “seven most powerful data scientists in the world,” along with Google founders and the CTO of the U.S.