Seminars & Colloquia
Tech Entrepreneur, Academic, Researcher, and Writer
"Our Star Trek Future and Why it is Time to Become an Entrepreneur"
Tuesday November 17, 2015 05:30 PM
Location: Auditorium, Hunt Library
(Visitor parking instructions)
This talk is part of the Fidelity Investment Speaker Series
Vivek Wadhwa will explain why the future doesn’t hold shortages and stagnation; it is more likely to be one in which we debate how we can distribute the abundance and prosperity that we’ve created. He will highlight some the innovations coming from as far away as India and show how we could be headed into the utopian future we saw on Star Trek. He will explain why he believes it is a beautiful time to be educated—and graduating from NCSU.
Wadhwa oversees research at Singularity University, which educates a select group of leaders about the exponentially advancing technologies that are soon going to change our world. These advances—in fields such as robotics, A.I., computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials—are making it possible for small teams to do what was once possible only for governments and large corporations to do: solve the grand challenges in education, water, food, shelter, health, and security.
In his roles at Stanford and Duke, Wadhwa lectures in class on subjects such as entrepreneurship and public policy, helps prepare students for the real world, and leads groundbreaking research projects. He is an advisor to several governments; mentors entrepreneurs; and is a regular columnist for The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal Accelerators, LinkedIn Influencers blog, Forbes, and the American Society of Engineering Education’s Prism magazine. Prior to joining academia in 2005, Wadhwa founded two software companies.
Host: Corporate Relations, CSC