Pablos Holman

Pablos Holman

Futurist, Hacker, Inventor, Entrepreneur

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Watch Pablos' TEDx talk here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi_wgiqhDu4

Pablos Holman is a futurist, hacker, inventor, and entrepreneur who looks at the world differently than most, and is on a quest to solve the world’s problems through the innovation of technology.  At the Intellectual Ventures Lab, founded by well known Microsoft alum, Nathan Myhrvold, he has worked on a brain surgery tool, a machine to suppress hurricanes, a self-sterilizing elevator button, a cure for cancer, a gun that shoots laser beams at malaria-carrying mosquitos, and 3D food printers.

Pablos has a unique ability to articulate practical visions for the future of technology.  He has contributed to visions for the future of urban transportation, entertainment, education, health care, food delivery, sensor networks, payment systems & cloud computing.

Previously, Pablos helped build spaceships; the world's smallest PC; artificial intelligence agent systems; and the Hackerbot, a robot that can steal passwords on a Wi-Fi network.

He is a world-renowned expert in the fast moving 3D printing space, and is currently working on printing the food of the future among other things.

Pablos is often invited to speak at conferences about invention, hacking, technology and The Intellectual Ventures Lab.  Recently, he has spoken at Stanford, the United Nations Headquarters, EG, The Milken Global Conference, the World Economic Forum at Davos, the CIA, and many of the top Tech companies in the world..”
– Kevin Slavin

Hackers have minds that are optimized for discovery – violating warranties and our instinct about what is possible with new technologies. Hackers are like scientists, but without all the formal training and accountability that could slow them down. This discovery process is fundamental to invention. We need to rescue hackers from the computer security department and get them into product development.

Pablos will discuss some of the invention projects under way at the Intellectual Ventures Lab, and their efforts to create an Invention Capital market. He will also be showing off some of the super powers that hackers possess, so leave your computers at home.

Most Requested Speech Presentation

Pablos speaks expertly on a variety of topics.  Below, you will find the description of his most popular speech, a talk about innovation.  Additionally, he can also deliver compelling speeches about: The Future of Technology, Cyber Security, Invention/ Problem Solving, and 3D Printing.   Pablos always customizes his presentations for every audience’s themes, topics, issues, and industry.

Pablos' Most Requested Speech:  

Innovate or Die Trying (or other similar title) – From the Mind of World Renown Hacker, Pablos Holman

Description:

How many taxi companies could have made their own iPhone app but didn't?  Everyone knows they had better innovate or die, but what does that really mean?  How do you know if Silicon Valley is going to come after your industry?  Can we learn to innovate faster than our competitors?  If computers can do the job of a truck driver, what about a factory worker, or a chef, or a doctor, or you?

Pablos is one of the rare technologists who can both understand and explain these new technologies and their potential.  Working with them every day at his lab, his team has taken on problems ranging from hurricane suppression to brain surgery & disease eradication to nuclear energy.

A futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker with a unique view into breaking and building new technologies, Pablos works on invention projects that assimilate new technologies – making wild ideas a bit more practical and vice versa. He helped create the world’s smallest PC; 3D printers at Makerbot; spaceships with Jeff Bezos; Mosquito zapping lasers with Bill Gates; artificial intelligence agent systems; and the Hackerbot, a Wi-Fi seeking robot.  He is also an advisor to the biggest crowdfunding campaign in history, raising $27 Million in 30 days, for the 3D printer – Glowforge.

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