Keynote speaker category: Innovation, Technology, The Future. Keynote speaker topics: Entrepreneurial,The future of work, Driverless cars, automationrobotics, artificial intelligence, computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, nanomaterials, technology, industry disruption, entrepreneurship, ethics issues of exponential technologies.
Vivek is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ) University's College of Engineering. At CMU he lectures on the growing trends in technology, such as technology convergence, industry disruption, risks and regulation; and the new rules of innovation.
Previously Vivek was the Director of Research at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University and Fellow at Stanford University's Rock Centre for Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School, and Emory University. He has singularly held as many as six simultaneous appointments at top universities! He started his career as a software developer and where he gained a deep understanding of the challenges in building computer systems. As the VP of Information Services at investment banking powerhouse CS First Boston (CSFB), he spearheaded the development of technology for creating computer-aided software-writing systems. It was so successful that CSFB decided to spin off that business unit into its own company, Seer Technologies. As its Executive VP and CTO Wadhwa helped grow the nascent start-up into a $118 million publicly traded company.
He then founded the very successful Relativity Technologies, Fortune declared Relativity one of the 25 coolest companies in the world and Forbes.com named Wadhwa a Leader of Tomorrow.
In 2012 he was named one of the world's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine. In 2013, he was on Time Magazine's "Forty Most Influential Minds in Technology. Then in September 2015, The Financial Times named him #2 on its global list of the top ten men worth emulating.
His current research is focused on the critical advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, computing, biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials, and how these advances are creating disruptive changes for companies, industries, governments and the culture at large.
His keynotes focus on breakthroughs such as personalised genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence that could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. At the same time he talks about the downsides of these emerging technologies which raise the reality of a alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, loss of privacy, and increasing economic inequality. He has a syndicated column in The Washington Post and it is one of the world's most popular columns on all things technology and innovation.
Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering.
Globally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post
Held appointments at Duke University, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Emory University, and Singularity University.
2012, the U.S. Government awarded Wadhwa distinguished recognition as an “Outstanding American by Choice”, for his “commitment to this country and to the common civic values that unite us as Americans”.
Named one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine in 2012
TIME magazine’s list of “Tech 40”, one of forty of the most influential minds in tech; - June 2013
Second on a list of “ten men worth emulating” in The Financial Times – September 2015
Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology.