Ramez Naam (USA)
Creating Exponential Institutions – How can governments, large organisations, universities, hospitals and more keep up with the market? (12.00pm – 2.00pm, Monday November 7th)
Master Class 5:
Exponential Organisations – how to prepare for massive disruption (2.15pm – 4.45pm incl afternoon tea, Monday November 7th)
Exponential Disruption meets Exponential Organizations (11.30am – 1pm, Tuesday November 8th)
Plus participation in Gala Dinner Disruptive Debate and HOT SPOT program
Computer scientist, futurist, award-winning author; Energy & Environmental Systems faculty member, Singularity University
Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author. He holds 19 patents related to search engines, information retrieval, web browsing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Ramez is also the H.G. Wells Award-winning author of four books. Ramez lectures on energy, environment, and innovation at Singularity University, where he serves as Adjunct Faculty.
Ramez Naam is a computer scientist and the award-winning author of five books, including the Nexus series of science fiction novels and the non-fiction The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, which charts a course to innovate our way past challenges in energy, food, water, and climate. Ramez’s books have won the Prometheus Award, the Endeavour Awards, been listed as an NPR Best Book of the Year, and have been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award.
Before turning to writing, Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he played leadership roles on early versions of Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Bing, leading teams working on machine learning, information retrieval and internet scale systems.
Ramez works around the world on innovation, exponential technology, and solutions in climate and energy. He teaches at Singularity University at NASA Ames. His work has appeared in or been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Atlantic, Slate, Business Week, Discover, Wired, and Scientific American. He’s appeared on MSNBC, on Yahoo Finance, and has spoken to audiences on four continents, from Istanbul to Shenzhen; from Buenos Aires to Washington DC.