Alfred Berkeley

Former Director, World Economic Forum USA

As the Former Director of the World Economic Forum USA, Alfred Berkeley was committed to improving the state of the world by engaging industry leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. He came to the position with a wealth of experience in the financial sector, which culminated in his role as President and subsequently Vice Chairman of NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. until 2003. Meanwhile, Berkeley has served as a director for a number of public institutions and non-profit organizations including The Nature Conservancy and Johns Hopkins University.

Berkeley has testified before Congressional committees such as the Joint Economic Committee, House Homeland Security Committee, and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Virginia and his MBA from the Wharton School.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

C1 Revue: Can Our Connected Lives Be Green and Safe?

California has committed to getting one-half of its electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. But clean energy advocates say the state could be more ambitious and shoot for 100% clean electricity. Still, not everyone agrees on how the existing energy grid can integrate new technologies, or whether getting to 100% is even technically possible yet. On today's program, we hear how smart technology and the "Internet of things" can be part of the solution, while making our lives greener, safer, and more convenient.