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Vivek Wadhwa is a recognized entrepreneur, academic and author who has his finger on the pulse of the technological changes that are transforming the world. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard University.
Technology is creating the most exciting innovations the world has ever seen. It is also causing anxiety about our future. Navigating technological change at light speed is much harder if you don't have a trusted Sherpa to be your guide. Vivek Wadhwa has rejoined Harvard as a Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School, Labor and Worklife Program, where he helps to 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.
Vivek Wadhwa is also currently a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering, 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. Remarkably, Wadhwa has held as many as six simultaneous appointments at top universities. He was also named Silicon Valley Forum's 2018 Visionary award winner. (Past honorees include Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Linda Rottenberg, Scott McNealy, Ray Kurzweil, Reed Hastings, Tim O'Reilly, Padmasree Warrior, Anne Wojcicki, Reid Hoffman).
Vivek Wadhwa's syndicated column for The Washington Post is one of the world's most popular columns on all things technology and innovation. In 2018 he released his book, 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 The Economist named Book of the Year of 2012, and Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology.
Vivek Wadhwa’s 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 startup into a $118 million publicly traded company.