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Vivek Wadhwa speaker

Vivek Wadhwa

San Francisco, USA

Distinguished Fellow, Singularity University

One of TIME magazine's "40 Most Influential People in Tech" (2013)

Best-selling author, ”The Immigrant Exodus” (2012); Innovating Women (2014)

Vivek Wadhwa Speaker.  Vivek Wedhwa is a leading thinker on the way that technological developments – in fields as diverse as robotics, A.I., computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials – can be used to solve big challenges in education, water, food, shelter, health, and security. Vivek oversees research at Singularity University, which educates a select group of leaders about the exponentially advancing technologies that are soon going to change our world.

In addition, Vivek is a Fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; and Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering,  Duke University. In these roles, Vivek lectures in class on subjects such as entrepreneurship and public policy, helps prepare students for the real world, and leads ground-breaking research projects. Prior to joining academia in 2005, he founded two software companies.

Vivek is an accomplished author, including ”The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent” (2012) which examines the effects of US immigration policy on the country’s entrepreneurs, and was named by The Economist as a “book of the year” in 2012. His latest book, “Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology” (2014), is a collection of candid, first-hand accounts of women in technology and other fields of innovation, offering perspectives on the challenges that women face.

He also writes in the popular media, including for The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal Accelerators, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, LinkedIn Influencers blog, Forbes, and the American Society of Engineering Education’s Prism magazine. He is an advisor to several governments, mentors and entrepreneurs.

Vivek has been recognised numerous times for his contribution to innovation and education, including being named as a “Top 100 Global Thinker” by Foreign Policy Magazine (2012), and one of the “40 Most Influential People in Tech” by TIME magazine (2013).

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"Vivek is an inspiring speaker who speaks intelligently about the future of technology and innovation, the importance of diversity, what makes an entrepreneur, and the challenges and opportunities posed by innovation within Eastern economies."

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