John is one of the world’s leading authorities on understanding global sentiment, opinion and influence – especially among Millennials and in the age of digital and social media. He has advised heads of state, Fortune 100 CEOs, military generals, sports leagues, athletes and entertainers and has turned his recent insights into tools that help companies and organizations use social media analytics to identify and empower their most important stakeholders. John also serves as the Director of Polling at Harvard’s Institute of Politics undefined and in 2008, he received an Eisenhower Fellowship for which he traveled extensively throughout China, Hong Kong, and Korea (including a supervised day in North Korea) studying Millennials and the use of the Internet. He has keynoted numerous conferences around the world speaking on the impact that the Millennial generation and social media are having on our economy, politics and culture, most recently at the Swiss Media Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland. John is a regular contributor to the New York Times political coverage, the Huffington Post, WBUR’s Cognoscenti and other online and offline channels. John remains active today as a mentor to two 2013 Harvard President’s Challenge finalists who are creating a crowd-sourced map of the human genome; he is President of the New England Association of Eisenhower Fellowships and is a member of their Global Alumni Steering Committee.