Ramez Naam


Ramez Naam is a former Microsoft executive, an entrepreneur, an inventor, and the Energy Co-Chair at Singularity University. He’s also the award-winning author of five books, including the Nexus series of science fiction novels. Ramez’s books have won the Prometheus Award, the Endeavour Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and been listed as an NPR Best Book of the Year.

Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams working on artificial intelligence, big data, and internet search. His software has touched the lives of more than a billion people. He holds more than 20 patents, including several as a co-inventor with Bill Gates.

Ramez speaks around the world on innovation, exponential technology, clean energy, disruption, and how organizations can adapt. He’s briefed Fortune 100 CEOs, the Presidents of multiple nations, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and the Director and senior leaders of DARPA. 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.

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