Vivek Wadhwa is an author, academic and entrepreneur, who is currently a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School, specialising in the areas of AI, robots, research, and the future of work. Named a “Leader of Tomorrow” by Forbes.com, he is an expert on all things related to advancing technologies that are transforming our world. Vivek is now available to speak on topics like AI, technology, robotics, the future of work, and innovation.
Vivek completed his BA in Computing Studies from Canberra University and MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. Early on in his career, he served as the Vice President of Information Services at CS First Boston. He was then the CTO of Seer Technologies, and Founder and CEO of Relativity Technologies. Vivek returned to academia in 2007, when he joined as a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School. He has since worked in vital roles at prestigious institutions such as Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Emory University, Vice President of Academics, and Research & Innovation at Singularity University.
In the last decade, Vivek has been a Fellow at Stanford University, Director of Research at Duke University, and Distinguished Fellow & Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University – where he taught classes on exponential technologies, technology convergence, and industry disruption. Having been a columnist for The Washington Post, Vivek is the bestselling author of five books, including “From Incremental to Exponential”, “Your Happiness Was Hacked”, and “The Driver in the Driverless Car” amongst others. Having delivered several TEDx talks, including “Engineering Education and Innovation”, he is a seasoned speaker whose opinion is considered highly valuable.
Financial Times referred to Vivek as one of the “ten men worth emulating”, Silicon Valley Forum honoured him with a Visionary Award, Foreign Policy included him in the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” list in 2012, and he was named an “Outstanding American by Choice” by the U.S. Government. Having been featured in leading publications like the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Forbes magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and Science Magazine, he has established his position as a pioneer in the fields of AI and technology. Vivek can be booked as a speaker at a range of events, where he is sure to educate and inspire his audience. Hire him today!
Vivek Wadhwa is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“I had Vivek Wadhwa do a presentation last night for Boston Scientific and he was fantastic. His presentation was customised for the healthcare audience and he got many glowing remarks after the event. The thing that stood out to me the most was that the client had Vivek do a lot of editing and changing of his presentation on the day of the event. Vivek was fine with it and told me ‘I want to make the client happy’… I can without a doubt say Vivek Wadhwa is one of the easiest speakers I’ve worked with recently.”
“Vivek Wadhwa is good, right level of information, took a lot of questions, and gave us good food for thought. We asked Vivek to get on site early to see how the meeting was going and how the audience was reacting and he showed up an hour early.”
“The group was extremely impressed by Vivek Wadhwa and found him to be thought-provoking, futuristic and made them think of the potential ways their business will change, grow and expand in the next 5,10 and 15 years.”