Glen Weyl

Political Economist and Social Technologist, Founder of Radicalxchange

interconnection \ ˌin-tər-kə-ˈnek-shən  \ noun

It’s a truism that COVID-19 has reminded us of our interconnections. The pandemic has exposed the jarring consequences for global capitalism that a lack of coordinated investment has manifested.

As Microsoft’s Office of the CTO Political Economist and Social Tehnologist, Glen Weyl advises Microsoft’s senior leaders on macroeconomics, geopolitics, and the future of technology. Based on his work, WIRED named Glen one of the 25 people defining the next 25 years of tech.

Glen advises governments, and domestic and multi-national corporations, on how to leverage their interconnections to become more accountable, flexible, and responsive to their stakeholders, and better able to diffuse internal tensions and accelerate solutions for their most pressing problems.

Glen presents case studies of organizations around the world using these tools to successfully address the issues they face.

Glen opened my mind to the importance of data integrity and ownership under the lens of a truly democratic spirit.”

Andrew Fai, CEO (Asia Blockchain Summit)


“We were delighted to have Glen speak on our panel titled ‘Digital rights’ at this year’s Trust Conference. His thought-provoking point about data production being a form of work is paradigm-shifting and will form the basis of many future discussion we host”

Antonio Zappulla, CEO (Thomson Reuters)

Sample Talks

As a leading internal critic of AI as a tech paradigm, Glen has been deeply involved in many advances in AI, from pioneering its use in economics to working on the Microsoft-funded Open AI GPT-3 model.

Glen helps businesses see how to use emerging technologies to expand opportunities for all stakeholders, increasing productivity while improving employee and customer satisfaction.

Glen was the collaborator with the Taiwanese government in their highly successful response to the COVID-10 pandemic.

Glen co-invented a revolutionary new system for voting (Quadratic Voting) and funding (Quadratic Funding) increasingly being used by governments and companies to achieve more legitimate decisions in a range of projects.