The Next Decade of Disruption

What areas and sectors are ripe for disruption? Which technologies and innovations will power the next upheaval in the business world? Powered by 10 years of CNBC’s groundbreaking Disruptor 50 list, and featuring intelligence and input from a who’s who from our past and present D50 companies, we’ll look what will be the trends that disrupt, enable and power growth and produce amazing returns for the next ten years and beyond.


Jay Parikh

Jay Parikh is the Co-CEO of Lacework where he leads its innovation engine – including its product, engineering, and infrastructure efforts. In 2013, Jay also joined the Board of Directors at leading enterprise software company Atlassian. Prior to Lacework, Jay served as vice president of infrastructure engineering at Facebook, where he led the engineering and operations teams responsible for building and maintaining the company’s infrastructure that serves more than one billion users, developers, and partners worldwide. Parikh also served as vice president of engineering at Akamai Technologies, where he helped build the world’s largest and most globally distributed computing platform and where he linked up with the other Lacework Co-CEO, David Hatfield. Parikh is a member of the Advisory Council of Big Data Fund 2 and the Board of Advisors of Ooyala, Inc. He also serves as an advisor of Revinate, Inc., and is a technology advisor to several early-stage companies. He has filed several U.S. patents. Parikh holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech University.

Anne Wojcicki

Anne co-founded 23andMe in 2006, three years after the first human genome was sequenced. Her goal was audacious: to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome and fundamentally change healthcare in the process. Prior to founding 23andMe, Anne spent a decade on Wall Street investing in healthcare and felt frustrated by a system built around monetizing illness instead of incentivizing prevention. She wanted to flip that model on its head and build a business that helps people prevent illness rather than profit from it. Anne focused on empowering people with direct access to genetic information so that they could use their data to make decisions that could lower their risks for disease. Under her leadership, 23andMe now provides the only personal genetic test with FDA authorization to deliver health information directly to consumers.

A pioneer in the direct-to-consumer DNA testing space, Anne’s vision and persistence have not only allowed 23andMe to provide millions with access to genetic information, but have powered an industry-first crowdsourcing approach to genetic research and drug development – yielding more than 200 scientific publications and two therapeutic programs in phase 1 clinical trials.

Anne graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biology.

Julia Boorstin

Julia Boorstin is CNBC’s Senior Media & Tech Correspondent based at the network’s Los Angeles Bureau. She covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. Boorstin also plays a key role on CNBC’s bi-coastal tech-focused program “TechCheck” (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET/8AM-9AM PT) delivering reporting, analysis and interviews around streaming, social and the convergence of media and technology. She joined CNBC in May 2006 as a general assignment reporter and in 2007 moved to Los Angeles to cover media.

In 2013, Boorstin created and launched the CNBC Disruptor 50, an annual list she oversees, highlighting the private companies transforming the economy and challenging companies in established industries. Additionally, she reported a documentary on the future of television for the network, “Stay Tuned…The Future of TV.” She also helped launch CNBC’s ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative covering the people and companies closing gender gaps, and leads CNBC’s coverage of studies on this topic. She is currently writing a book called, “WHEN WOMEN LEAD: What they achieve, Why they succeed, and How we can learn from them,” about female founders that Simon & Schuster’s Avid Reader imprint is publishing in October 2022.

Boorstin joined CNBC from Fortune magazine where she was a business writer and reporter since 2000. During that time, she was also a contributor to “Street Life,” a live market wrap-up segment on CNN Headline News.

In 2003, 2004 and 2006, The Journalist and Financial Reporting newsletter named Boorstin to the “TJFR 30 under 30” list of the most promising business journalists under 30 years old. She has also worked for the State Department’s delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and for Vice President Gore’s domestic policy office.

She graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.A. in history. She was also an editor of The Daily Princetonian.