MJ Petroni causes cultural shifts through innovation teams, cyborg anthropology and global conversations.
   MJ Petroni

MJ Petroni

MJ Petroni is the founder of Causeit, a San Francisco-based futurist think tank and innovation consultancy focused on the intersection of humans and technology. Since 2006, Causeit has helped transform how hundreds of clients think about and work towards the future, including Volkswagen, Swift, Google and the Omidyar Foundation. MJ was the Cyborg Anthropologist in Residence for NTT, served as a founding advisor of the Gates Foundation's digital financial platform for poverty alleviation, and is a repeat invitee to the Accenture TechVision Advisory Board. He is an alumnus of Lewis & Clark College and is currently authoring “Cybiomes: Biology, Technology and Hope.”

MJ is a translator of trends, provocateur of new ways of thinking and guardian of values. He draws from his experience with startups and digital businesses, global travel and research to create compelling narratives of possible futures, catalyzing innovation for top teams in global companies, organizations and governments.

 

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Jessica Long causes breakthroughs by illuminating what’s hidden in plain sight.
 Jessica Long

Jessica Long

Since 2009, Jessica Long has been a senior consultant, speaker and strategic researcher with Causeit, a San Francisco–based futurist think tank and innovation consultancy focused on the intersection of humans and technology. Her areas of focus include cyborg anthropology, global information exchange, the city as network, user experience and platform thinking. Recent client successes include projects with Daimler China, Volkswagen and NTT. Jessica is a repeat invitee to the Accenture TechVision Advisory Board and participated in the 2016 White House Cancer Moonshot. She studied anthropology, history and education at Smith College and Portland State University.
 
With experience as a digital native and global citizen, expertise in research and a natural talent for systems thinking, Jessica is a valuable correspondent and advisor in domains where humans and technology interact. 

 

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Kenneth Mead causes powerful communication through skill with digital tools and content.
 Kenneth Mead

Kenneth Mead

Kenny Mead is a researcher, designer, and content strategist based in Seattle, Washington. In addition to producing digital content, Kenny helps organizations implement digital business strategies to improve work environment, productivity and growth. Prior to joining Causeit in 2012, he worked as a contractor supporting SMEs with marketing, branding, user experience design, data analysis and visualization. Kenny holds degrees in mathematics, philosophy and business administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. Some of his areas of passion are usability, SEO, human-centered design and the intersection of people, technology and the environment.

Kenny is passionate about improving people’s relationship to technology through engagement, education, and delightful user experiences.

 

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Kelly Pierce causes heart-centered growth through caring for humans beyond resources.
 Kelly Pierce

Kelly Pierce

As Causeit’s Operations Manager, Kelly Richins facilitates the flow of energy and resources to where they are most useful. Kelly interacts with clients from contracts through invoicing and is the go-to person for administrative troubleshooting.

Kelly joined Causeit in 2014, when she quickly became an indispensable asset to team productivity through her superpowers of navigating bureaucracy and whipping unruly financial books into shape. Her passions include planning, optimizing and Quickbooks forensics.

 

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Mark Bonchek causes breakthrough shifts in large organizations' brands, product strategy and leadership.
 Mark Bonchek

Mark Bonchek

Mark Bonchek’s mission is to change the way you think. His belief is that to stay competitive and relevant in the digital age, you have to change not only what you do, but how you think.

As the founder and Chief Epiphany Officer of Shift Thinking, Mark helps leaders and organizations make the shift from incremental to exponential growth and achieve transformative change so they can more effectively compete in their market, engage their customers and organize their teams.

Mark has been a pioneer and guide to the digital revolution since receiving Harvard University’s first doctorate on the topic of social media in 1997. He has launched new businesses, created award-winning programs, and advised global leaders for such organizations as McKinsey & Company, The Economist, IBM, Adobe, Kaiser Permanente and the American Heart Association. He is also a frequent speaker on topics such as Digital Disruption, New Models of Customer Engagement, Network Leadership, Thinking Styles and Unlearning. He is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.

 

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Ashley Peabody causes joyous improvements in productivity and flow.
 Ashley Peabody

Ashley Peabody

At Causeit, Ashley balances the roles of project facilitator, creative designer and executive assistant. She optimizes communication and productivity for the business by managing scheduling, tracking outputs and goals, and designing presentations, proposals and web pages.

Since joining as an intern in 2015, Ashley has traveled for Causeit nationally and internationally, learning about business through the lens of many different cultures. Ashley brings a passion for learning and exploration to her work. She graduated from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a focus in marketing.

 

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Carol Carmick causes clarity and integrity by distilling strategy into words that work.
 Carol Carmick

Carol Carmick

Carol Carmick is the principal of Standing Wave, a strategic content consultancy based in Portland, Oregon. Educated at Reed College and the University of California at Berkeley, her career includes nearly two decades as a software documentation manager and user-centered design evangelist, followed by a felicitous pivot to copywriting and brand strategy in 2003, and the launch of her business in 2006. Her portfolio spans brand and communications strategy, as well as web, print, interactive, video and training content for clients like Intel, Kaiser Permanente and HL7 International.

A perceptive interviewer and researcher, Carol brings audience empathy and insight into creative teams. She has a knack for clarifying complexity and bringing the potential of technology to life in human terms, while her skills as a facilitator help make teams smarter, more functional and more fun.

 

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