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Entrepreneur, academic and keynote speaker Vivek Wadhwa is a vibrant communicator and futurist. He has conducted research 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 culture at large.

Leader of Tomorrow” – Forbes.com
Top 100 Global Thinkers“- Foreign Policy magazine
One of forty of the most influential minds in tech, the “Tech 40” – TIME
#2 of “ten men worth emulating” – Financial Times.

 

Academic

Speaker Vivek Wadhwa’s expertise is highly sought after. He has held as many as six simultaneous appointments at top universities. Currently, he is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School, Labor, and Worklife Program. Where he studies the effects of technology on future employment and work. Additionally, he is Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. Where he teaches about the latest exponential technologies; technology convergence and industry disruption; risks and regulation; and the new rules of innovation.

Author

When he isn’t researching and educating, he’s writing one of the world’s most popular columns on all things technology and innovation… His syndicated column for The Washington Post.

In addition, his newest bestselling book is “Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain–and How to Fight Back”. Previous books include the award-winning “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. As well as “Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology”.

Speaker

Vivek is a truly great speaker who effectively makes the complexities of global technological advancements easy to understand. Giving more than 100 talks every year, speaker Vivek Wadhwa is sought after by the most prestigious and powerful audiences. Including world leaders, CEOs, industry organizations, universities, entrepreneurship groups, and a multitude of national science and engineering academies.

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    Navigating Technological Change at Light Speed

    Unprecedented advances in technology have now made science fiction a reality. In only a handful of years, we’ve moved to the near worldwide use of handheld computing, the full mapping the human genome, and the advent of drones and driverless cars, to name just a few life-changing developments. This trajectory of technological advancement is only getting faster.

    Alongside a balanced evaluation of the impacts of both recently arrived technology or developments just around the corner, Vivek examines:

    • How driverless cars are a perfect metaphor for our anxiety over where technology is headed
    • What conditions make services or sectors ripe for a giant leap into the future
    • Which industries stand to benefit most, and which will be upended
    • Why Artificial Intelligence is both the most important breakthrough and the most dangerous technology ever created by man
    • When, and if, society will accept robotic caregivers, housekeepers, and even warriors
    • Whether cybersecurity can begin to keep up with our ubiquitous connectivity

    Keynote by Speaker Vivek Wadhwa

    Disruption and Opportunity:

    How existing industries will be disrupted and new trillion dollar industries will emerge

     

    Practically every industry will be disrupted over the next few years, including finance, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, education, I.T. services, and communications. Very few of today’s Fortune 500 companies will be on that list by the early 2020s. They will go the way of Blockbuster, Kodak, RIM, Compaq, and Nokia.

    Businesses must learn the new rules of the innovation game and transform their employees into intrapreneurs who think and act like the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who are gunning for Goliath.

    Vivek Wadhwa will teach:

    • the basics of exponential technologies and convergence
    • provide examples of the disruptions that are underway in several industries
    • discuss the new rules of the innovation game
    • challenge his audience members to think like today’s technology entrepreneurs, and to build the new billion-dollar businesses within their companies

    Keynote by Speaker Vivek Wadhwa

    How Technology Will Eat Medicine: Future of Healthcare

    When Apple announced that it was developing a watch that had the functions of a medical device, it became clear that the company was eyeing the $3 trillion healthcare industry; that the tech industry sees medicine as the next frontier for exponential growth. Apple isn’t alone. Companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Samsung and hundreds of startups also see the market potential and have big plans. They are about to disrupt healthcare in the same way in which Netflix decimated the video rental industry and Uber is changing transportation.

    This is happening because several technologies such as computers, sensors, robotics, and artificial intelligence are advancing at exponential rates. Their power and performance are increasing dramatically as their prices fall and their footprints shrink.

    Vivek Wadhwa will give you a crash course in exponential technologies such as:

    • Computing
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Sensors
    • Synthetic biology
    • Robotics
    • Describe how they will converge and help turn our sick-care system into one that can truly focus on health care
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