Speaker's BiographyPeter Diamandis
Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation
Peter Diamandis is chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit focused on designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Diamandis is an international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the field's leading companies. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think." Diamandis' mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: "The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!" Diamandis holds a bachelor's degree in molecular genetics and a graduate degree in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the International Space University.