Vivek Wadhwa is a globally respected voice on advancing technologies and innovation. He was named Silicon Valley Forum's 2018 Visionary Award-Winner.
Wadhwa's 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 culture at large.
Wadhwa recently rejoined Harvard as a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School's Labor and Worklife Program, where he will help lead a critical three year research project on the effects of technology on future employment and work. This will be the first study on how technology will affect the core foundations of our economy.
Wadhwa’s latest 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, 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.
His experience as Vice President of Information Services at investment banking powerhouse CS First Boston (CSFB), spearheading the development of technology for creating computer-aided software-writing systems, was so successful that CSFB decided to spin off that business unit into its own company, Seer Technologies. As its Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Wadhwa helped grow the nascent start-up into a US$100+ million publicly traded company.
He is also a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering, where 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.