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Ramez Naam      

Computer Scientist, Science Fiction Author & Co-Chair of Energy & Environment at Singularity University

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, startup investor, advisor to numerous Fortune 50 energy and transportation companies, and the award-winning author of five books.

Naam is the Co-Chair for Energy and Environment at Singularity University at NASA Ames. He speaks around the world on climate change, innovation, exponential technology, and disruptive energy technologies.

Naam was one of the first to forecast the incredible price decline in clean energy. His seminal 2011 Scientific American article, “Smaller, Cheaper, Faster” observed that the price of solar power was dropping exponentially and would eventually be lower than that of any other energy source. He’s since detailed the exponential trends in wind power, energy storage, and electric vehicles and their disruptive impact on the energy and transportation sectors. Naam is an investor in numerous startups in the fields of energy, mobility, and artificial intelligence.

Prior to his work in energy and climate, Naam spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams working on artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and internet search. He’s the author of more than 20 patents, many of them co-authored with Bill Gates.

Naam’s 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 corporate CEOs and boards on six continents, from Istanbul to Shanghai; from Buenos Aires to Washington DC.


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