Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa's background is impressive – an Entrepreneur, Academic, Author, and Keynote Speaker wrapped into a wonderfully vibrant and charismatic package. His research is focused on the critical advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials, and how these advances are creating disruptive changes for companies, industries, governments, and the culture at large.

A Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering, he teaches on CMU's Silicon Valley campus about the latest exponential technologies; technology convergence and industry disruption; risks and regulation; and the new rules of innovation.

Vivek's syndicated column for The Washington Post is one of the world's most popular columns on all things technology and innovation.  In addition to his newest book, “The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future,” he also wrote “The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent,” which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012, and "Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology,” for which the Financial Times named him #2 on its global list of the top ten men worth emulating.

This talent for communicating the complexities of global technological advancements in simple, almost poetic ways have made Vivek one of the most in demand keynote speakers in the world.

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