Naveen Jain
The Spirit of Innovation

Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and technology pioneer. He is the founder of World Innovation Institute, Moon Express, Intelius and InfoSpace. Naveen is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Forbes, Economist, and Portfolio.com. Naveen Jain is a trustee of the board and Co-Chairman of Education and Global Development for the X Prize Foundation, where he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in entrepreneurship, education, health, and space exploration. Naveen is a trustee of the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity's grand challenges through innovative technologies. Naveen serves as a director on the board of Flow Mobile, a company dedicated to bringing innovative mobile broadband service to under-served and un-served rural towns across the country. Naveen is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and The Explorers club. Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills, including: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the Albert Einstein Technology Medal for pioneers in technology, Light of India award for Business Leadership, Top 20 Entrepreneurs by Red Herring, Most admired serial entrepreneur by Silicon India, A Visionary for the 21st Century by Leaders Magazine, and Six People Who Will Change the Internet by Information Week. His success with Intelius has earned such accolades as Best New Company by the American Business Awards, Puget Sound Business Journal's One of Washington's Best Workplaces, Rising Star in Deloitte & Touche's Technology Fast 500 Program, and America's Top 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies? by Inc. Magazine. Intelius has consistently been listed among the top 15 Corporate Philanthropists in the community. Naveen Jain is currently focused on finding ways to use advances in science to solve problems that, on the surface, look like infrastructure problems. He is a firm believer that innovation and entrepreneurship has potential to solve most global grand challenges. Naveen is in the process of setting up an incentive prize challenge to develop Digital Doctor, an AI-based expert system, to improve access to primary care physicians around the world. He is also exploring ways to develop a neurometric system to create better learners and to develop neuroscience-based multi-sensory video games that are effective and engaging for teaching students skills like math, science and history. Naveen believes that we can create bio-factories to reduce shortages of food, and use synthetic biology to create microbes that can help with clean water and to generate energy from plentiful resources like ocean water.

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