Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Vivek Wadhwa

Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Duke University

Vivek Wadhwa is Director of Research at Duke University′s Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization. He is also a senior research associate with the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and an executive-in-residence/adjunct professor at Duke′s Pratt School of Engineering. Since 2005 he has researched globalization, its impact on the engineering profession and the U.S. competitive advantage. Wadhwa started his career as a software developer; as vice president of information services at New York-based First Boston, he was so successful at spearheading new technology that CSFB spun off his business unit into its own company, and Wadhwa helped grow the startup, Seer Technologies, into a $118 million publicly traded company. Later, with the explosion of the Internet, Wadhwa started Relativity Technologies, which was named one of the 25 "coolest" companies in the world by Fortune magazine. Wadhwa holds a B.A. in computing studies from Canberra University and an M.B.A. from New York University.

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