Juliette Powell, New York University
Juliette Powell Biography
Juliette Powell is the founder and managing partner of Kleiner Powell International [KPI], a New York City-based consultancy. As a consultant at the intersection of responsible technology and business, she has advised large companies and governments on the questions of how to deal with the accelerating change underway due to AI-enabled technological innovation coupled with shifting social dynamics and heightened global competition.
Powell’s research at Columbia University is informed by her work with multinational companies such as Intel Labs and with governmental institutions where she is focused on the responsible deployment of AI, ethical data exploration and the search for and removal of negative biases.
Powell identifies the patterns and practices of successful business leaders who bank on ethical AI and data to win. Her co-authored book, “The AI Dilemma: 7 Principles for Responsible Technology” (August 2023), integrates the perspectives of engineering, business, government and social justice to help make sense of generative AI and other automated systems.
Her live commentary on Bloomberg, BNN, NBC, CNN, ABC and the BBC, and powerful presentations at institutions including The Economist, Harvard and MIT, emerged from her lifelong interest in community-building combined with a deep knowledge of the people, technologies and business practices at the forefront of connected society. She also authored the highly acclaimed book, “33 Million People in the Room: How to Create, Influence, and Run a Successful Business with Social Networking” (2009).
Powell’s consulting services are employed by corporate, government and media organizations, including the International Chamber of Commerce, Intel Labs, Reuters, the United Nations, Warner Brothers, l’Union des Banques Suisses, the Department of Justice, the Department of Finance, Microsoft, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), New York University (NYU), Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), The Red Cross, Cirque du Soleil, IBM, BlackBaud and the World Bank Group.
A passionate advocate for digital literacy, critical thinking and collaboration, Powell speaks regularly on the future(s) of innovation, information, leadership and education. She is on the faculty at New York University, where she teaches graduate students of the Interactive Telecommunications Program.