Advisory Board

Professor Nigel M. de S. Cameron

Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Ph.D., MBA is President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET) in Washington, DC, Managing Director of C-PET Futures Platform, and Principal of Re-Framing.
A graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and the Edinburgh Business School, before founding C-PET Nigel was Research Professor & Associate Dean at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where he established the first US university center on nanotechnology and its social implications, and led a multi-sectoral study of the implications of diabetes.
He has written widely on the policy impacts of emerging technologies, including: Innovation President, Scoping the Future: Twitter, NASA, SXSW, and other Questions, The New Medicine, and Nanoscale: Issues for the Nano Century. In addition to essays on innovation and technology policy, he blogs at and is a columnist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Nigel has been a featured speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Global Health Forum, and the STARS business leaders’ symposium.
He has also served on US delegations to the UN and UNESCO, and was invited to participate in the State Department-led scenario planning Project Horizon.
Watch A world without work: Nigel Cameron at TEDxLacador and Nigel Cameron at Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 on “Exopolitics and Changing Dynamics of a System”. Read his LinkedIn profile. Read his blog. Follow his Twitter feed.