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RAMEZ NAAM:  Board Member at Large

Mez Naam is a computer scientist, speaker, and award-winning author of five  books, including The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, a non-fiction look at the challenges of energy, climate, food, water; and how to accelerate innovation to overcome them.

Mez lectures on energy, environment, and innovation at Singularity University, where he serves as Adjunct Faculty.  An early syndicator on angel platforms, Mez brings this experience to E8.


Between stints at Microsoft, Ramez founded and ran Apex NanoTechnologies, the world’s first company devoted entirely to software tools to accelerate molecular design.  He holds 19 patents related to search engines, information retrieval, web browsing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning..

He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy at Aurora Illinois.

In his leisure, Ramez has climbed mountains, descended into icy crevasses, chased sharks through their native domain, backpacked through remote corners of China, and ridden his bicycle down hundreds of miles of the Vietnam coast

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