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Gordon Feller

Global Fellow

Professional affiliation

Founder, Meeting of the Minds

Full Biography

As a leading expert on infrastructure and resiliency, Gordon Feller’s worked for more than four decades at the intersection of environmental change, global security, and technology innovation. His aim has always been to accelerate the emergence of new approaches which strengthen our systems while simultaneously enhancing our sustainability.

Upon arriving in Silicon Valley in 1983 he began to work inside the executive suite, developing projects which aimed to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. Current and past clients include UN, World Bank, EY, S&P, McGraw-Hill, HP, Parsons, MIT, World Economic Forum, IHS Markit, Ford Motor Co. Toyota, Stanford University, University of Calif., IBM, Bechtel, The Financial Times of London, The Economist, Apple, International Telecommunications Union, International Standards Organization, International Electrtechnical Commission, ThomsonReuters Chevron, Bechtel, Lockheed, The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, UN, several national governments (Germany, Canada, US).

From 2010 to 2017, he served as the Director of Urban Innovation at Cisco Systems HQ. He founded the non-profit Meeting of the Minds in the 1990s, spinning it off from the World Bank, creating a global executive e leadership network. Gordon was appointed by the Obama/Biden White House to serve on the US Federal Comm. established by The US Congress.

Gordon’s first published magazine article was published in 1979. Since then he’s published more than 450 articles.

While completing multiple degrees at Columbia University, Gordon served as the Wallach Fellow of World Order Studies; Dean’s Fellow; Phi Beta Kappa; magna cum laude; Governor Lehman Fellow. He was later awarded The Abe Fellowship by the Government of Japan.