Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University
Vivek Wadhwa is vice president of academics and innovation at Singularity University. He also maintains positions at Stanford University, Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, Harvard Law School, and the University of California at Berkeley. An entrepreneur-turned-academic, Wadhwa's work has been cited in more than 2,000 media outlets and was named a "Leader of Tomorrow" by Forbes.com.
Through his numerous appointments, Wadhwa helps students prepare for the real world through lectures and groundbreaking research projects. In addition, he advises start-up companies, writes columns for BusinessWeek.com, contributes to the popular tech blog, TechCrunch, and an occasional writes for several international publications.
Wadhwa began his career as a software developer. As vice president of information services at CS First Boston, he spearheaded the development of computer systems technology that later became Seer Technologies. As its executive vice president and chief technology officer, Wadhwa helped grow the startup into a $118 million publicly traded company.
With the explosion of the Internet, Wadhwa started Relativity Technologies to help businesses adapt to new and fast changing technologies. For this, he was named a “Leader of Tomorrow” by Forbes.com. The company was also named as one of the 25 “coolest” companies in the world by Fortune Magazine.
Wadhwa holds an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.A. in computing studies from the Canberra University in Australia. He is founding president of the Carolinas chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TIE), a nonprofit global network fostering entrepreneurship. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and Science Magazine. He has also made appearances on CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC, and the BBC.