Dr. José Luis Cordeiro
Singularity University: Venezuela / USA
José Luis Cordeiro, M.B.A., Ph.D., is a world citizen on our small planet in a big, unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, of European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Dr. Cordeiro is a tireless traveler and has studied, traveled, and worked in over 130 countries around the world. He combines experience in both economics and engineering to promote a better world-with more freedom and technology.
Dr. Cordeiro completed his doctoral studies in Science at Venezuela's Universidad Simón Bolívar. Additionally, he studied Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, U.S.A.; Economics at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.; and Management at INSEAD, France. He is chair of the Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project; founding faculty and energy advisor at the Singularity University in NASA's Research Park in Silicon Valley, California; visiting research fellow at IDE-JETRO, Japan; adjunct professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology; and former director of the World Transhumanist Association and the Extropy Institute in the USA.
Dr. Cordeiro has authored a dozen books in four languages, and has also written and been interviewed in major media (press, radio and TV) including ABC, BBC, CNN, Chosun Ilbo (Korean Daily), El Comercio (Ecuador), El Comercio (Peru), El Tiempo (Colombia), El Universal (Mexico), El Universal (Venezuela), Los Andes (Argentina), O Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Mainichi Shimbun (Japan Daily News), La Tribune (France), The New York Times, Univision, and The Washington Times (USA). He has also filmed several documentaries with the Discovery Channel and the History Channel.