Pablos is a notorious hacker, inventor, entrepreneur and technology futurist who thinks differently to solve the world’s biggest problems by inventing new technology. At The Intellectual Ventures Lab, he has worked on a brain surgery tool, a machine to suppress hurricanes, 3D food printers, and a laser that can shoot down mosquitos – part of an impact invention effort to eradicate malaria with Bill Gates. Previously, Pablos helped build spaceships with Jeff Bezos at Blue Origin; the world’s smallest PC; 3D printers at Makerbot; artificial intelligence agent systems; and the Hackerbot, a robot that can steal passwords on a Wi-Fi network.
Pablos has a unique ability to articulate practical solutions and visions for the future of technology. He is a world-renowned expert in 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Robotics, Automated Manufacturing, Blockchain/Cryptocurrency, and has contributed to visions for the future of urban transportation, entertainment, education, health care, food delivery, sensor networks, payment systems & cloud computing.
Pablos is often invited to speak at conferences about innovation, invention, hacking, technology, cyber security, and The Intellectual Ventures Lab. Recently, he has spoken at Stanford, the United Nations, the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Microsoft CEO Summit, the CIA, Google Zeitgeist, The Milken Global Conference, and to many of the top tech companies and tech conferences in the world. His TED Talks have over 20 million views.
Pablos is the founder of Bombsheller; faculty for Singularity University; advisor for data.world & Glowforge.
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.
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.
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.
“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!”