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Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, author, and angel investor. Ramez is the co-chair of the Energy and Environment program at Singularity University at NASA Ames. He’s also the award-winning author of five books, including the Nexus series of science fiction novels. Ramez’s books have won the H.G. Wells Award, the Prometheus Award, the Endeavour Awards, been listed as an NPR Best Book of the Year, and have been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick awards.

Ramez spent 15 years in software, including 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams working on machine learning, information retrieval, and internet scale systems.

Ramez speaks around the world on innovation, exponential technology, and solutions in climate and energy, and invests in innovative energy startups. 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. He's appeared on MSNBC, on Yahoo Finance, and has spoken to audiences on four continents, from Istanbul to Shenzhen; from Buenos Aires to Washington DC.

Follow Ramez on twitter: @ramez or visit him at http://rameznaam.com