Nguyen Anh Tuan

CEO of the Boston Global Forum
Director of the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation

Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan is cofounder and Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI), CEO of The Boston Global Forum (BGF), co-founder of the AIWS City (

For his AI World Society Initiative and the concepts of AI-Government he developed, Vietnam National Television (VTV) named him Person of The Year 2018.

He is the Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of VietNamNet, Vietnam’s preeminent online newspaper (1997 -2011). Tuan was the Founder and CEO of VASC Software and Media Company and VietNet, the first Internet service provider based on TCP/IP in Vietnam.

As a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School in 2007, Tuan researched major trends in the development of electronic media in Vietnam.

Tuan served on the Harvard Business School Global Advisory Board from 2008 to 2016, and Chair of the International Advisory Committee of UNESCO-UCLA Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education at the University of California Los Angeles.

Tuan created Global Cybersecurity Day, produced the BGF-G7 Summit Initiative, and coauthored the Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security (ECCC).

In November of 2017, Tuan and Governor Michael Dukakis founded AI World Society (AIWS), and on June 25, 2018, Tuan and Governor Dukakis, Professors Thomas Patterson, Nazli Choucri announced the Concepts of AI-Government. Tuan is co-author of the Social Contract for the AI Age, the editor of the book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”, co-founder of the AIWS City (