At the 21st Annual Visionary Awards on May 17th, 2018, we had the privilege to honor Vivek Wadhwa, Academic, Researcher, Writer & Entrepreneur, introduced by his son Tarun Wadhwa, Writer, Academic and Entrepreneur.
About Vivek Wadhwa
Vivek Wadhwa is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. He is a columnist for The Washington Post and bestselling author, and has held appointments at Duke University, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Emory University, and Singularity University.
Wadhwa is based in Silicon Valley and researches exponentially advancing technologies. These advances–in fields such as robotics, AI, computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials–are making it possible for small teams to solve challenges in education, water, food, shelter, health, and security.
In 2012, the U.S. Government awarded Wadhwa distinguished recognition as an “Outstanding American by Choice.” He was named one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy Magazine, TIME magazine’s list of “Tech 40”, and The Financial Times’ “Ten Men Worth Emulating.” He is a contributor to VentureBeat, The Huffington Post, LinkedIn Influencers blog, and Prism magazine.
For more information and past recipients, visit the official event page here.
Watch red carpet interviews with our 2018 Visionary Honorees captured by Befast.tv here.