I sprung from a 16 year old on welfare who made a big personal sacrifice dropping out of high school to have me. I'm the first to go to college from both sides of my family. I've been blessed with a wife, son, and wonderful opportunities in Silicon Valley.
TED2016, TED2015, TED2014, TED2010, TED2008
Areas of Expertise
Creating Synergy, Delivering Technology, Intellectual property peace brokering, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Home Automation
An idea worth spreading
TECH: seemless interactions. SOCIAL: the appreciation of shared values even if our beliefs are different. FREEDOM TO INNOVATE: Eliminating barriers to the adoption of innovations - developing a 'United Nations' for innovators (IP owners) to collaborate.
I'm passionate about
Technology that is disruptive.
Talk to me about
Our moral responsibility to use our talents, experiences, and passions to contribute more to the world than we take from it.
People don't know I'm good at
multiparty negotiations (wish I could have said the guitar or piano)
My TED story
My friend Michael Levit has been a TED member for a while. Each year he would come back from Monterey and tell me how interesting it was. I was fortunate to attend the last TED in Monterey and several since.