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Pablos Holman

Pablos Holman

World-renowned Hacker, Inventor, Viral TED Speaker, Problem Solver, Technology Futurist
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Innovate or Die Trying (or other similar title) – From the Mind of World Renown Hacker, Pablos Holman
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.

Take Aways:

  • Get into the mindset of the words most innovative people.
  • Glimpse into the next generation technologies nobody has seen yet.
  • Understand how to have a practical relationship with innovation.

    The Future of Technology and Innovation in Health Care
    Health care is one of the most important frontiers for innovation, but the industry often struggles to keep up with technologies driving the change. Armed with deep experience in creating new technologies, Pablos is one of the extraordinary few who can demystify them and the process of innovation needed to bring them into the world.

    Pablos answers only to Nathan Myhrvold, the creator of Windows at Microsoft, at an innovative Lab in Seattle, where all kinds of futuristic invention projects are underway. Collaborating with Bill Gates to develop technologies for humanitarian impact, the Lab has invented a reactor powered by nuclear waste; an AI powered microscope to automate malaria diagnostics; a super thermos that can keep vaccines cold with no power for months & a laser that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky.

    Having worked on a brain surgery tool; a cure for cancer; health care data architecture; low cost medical devices for the developing world & 3D food printers, Pablos has a unique point of view on the future of health care. Whether inspiring institutional audiences at Humana & Kaiser Permanente or groups like the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine & the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Pablos offers a relevant mix of education, entertainment, vision & inspiration.

    Implementing Science Fiction
    Pablos and his team became the most prolific inventors in America – by creating a process of “team sport invention.” There is a lot to learn about innovation from people working at one extreme end of the spectrum and Pablos will be talking about how they get ahead of the rest of the world and invent for the near future.
  • Why Book Pablos Holman?

  • Pablos is like a spy that we send to our own future, to find out what they know and help us catch up. When you have to pick five people to bring with you into a bunker until the fallout subsides, pick Pablos & four other people just like him. But there’s no one like him.

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    Pablos is one of the hottest speakers in the world right now! He is a futurist, inventor, innovator and one of the most renowned hackers in the world with a unique view into problem solving, breaking and building new technologies - talents that he uses at his lab in Seattle, where he leads 150 scientists and engineers who are creating the solutions to world-level problems. Pablos’ TED talks are going absolutely VIRAL online, totaling 20 Million in views!! In his lab, Pablos is leading a wide variety of futuristic invention projects to enhance and save our world, including, a fission reactor powered by nuclear waste and a device that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers to help eradicate malaria – part of a mission Pablos is on with over $100M in funding from Bill Gates. He also is at the forefront of 3D printing, creating the first to ever print food, and he helped create the #1 selling 3D printer in the world, the Makerbot. His speech is extremely compelling and inspiring, and you will hear some audience members say he was the best speaker they have ever seen talk about technology and the future! He is a futurist who is actually creating the future! He wants to inspire people to create solutions, to invent, and to problem solve – by looking at the world through the eyes of a hacker. Having spoken at Microsoft’s Global CEO Summit - invited by Bill Gates, The United Nations, The Davos World Economic Forum, Google’s Zeitgeist, and many other prestigious events worldwide, he is one of the most in demand speakers in the world.

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    “Please accept my sincerest appreciation for speaking at Humana’s 8th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW). It was truly my pleasure to meet you and attend your session. Through your presentation, we were able to spread the importance of cyber security and reinforce the mission of our department, Enterprise Information Protection, to Humana associates across the company. We have received numerous compliments from associates about how much they enjoyed your presentation. In fact, this year was the most attended CSAW to date with over 21,000 associates attending events throughout the week. This reflects a 40% increase in attendance over last year, and we appreciate the role you played in making that happen!”

    “It seems that Pablos was one of the most popular or, even, the most popular, speaker we have had since I started here in 2011. People are raving about him, which makes me look incredibly good, as well!”