Over the past 15 years, many U.S. and Canadian college campuses have asked famed pioneer of the Supercomputer and Internet, Philip Emeagwali, to speak on Africa Night, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and during Black History Month.
Last year, he delivered a dozen high-profile keynote addresses at colleges and high-tech conferences around the United States. His speeches can be found on YouTube and are known to provoke an avalanche of commentary and debates on blogs, in newspapers and magazine articles, and in letters to editors around the world.
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"An Unsung Hero" by TIME magazine
Philip Emeagwali — war survivor, supercomputer pioneer, and according to readers of London-based New African magazine, history's 35th greatest person of African descent — has been described by President Bill Clinton as "one of the great minds of the Information Age," as well as "the Bill Gates of Africa." He has been called "a father of the Internet" by CNN and TIME. Emeagwali won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, the Nobel Prize of supercomputing.
Philip Emeagwali's high-content presentations will be customized to fit with your event theme. Regardless of the type of event, you can count on Emeagwali to use his unique skills of creativity, metaphor and innovation, and the hard-won lessons learned from them, to align his presentation closely with your goals. He will also assist listeners as they learn how to create innovative strategies for success in life. Emeagwali brings abstract ideas to life with his energy, emotion and passion.
His lectures on incisive contemporary, technological and futuristic issues that affect the African Diaspora receive standing ovations and have a sense of longevity that finds expression in newspaper headlines and rave reviews on thousands of Web sites long after they are delivered.
creativity, innovation, diversity, globalization, futurism, internet and technology [We have one-sheets for each topic.]
Most requested topics: brain drain, intellectual capital, poverty alleviation, Internet, youth motivation, assemblies, black history, Martin Luther King, Independence and Africa Days Lectures.
A famed pioneer of the Supercomputer and Internet that was recognized by CNN and Time magazine as "a father of the Internet" and by then president Bill Clinton "one of the great minds of the Information Age," as well as "the Bill Gates of Africa."
"One of the great minds of the Information Age"
— Bill Clinton, The White House
"A Father of the Internet"
"Unsung hero ... The Web owes much of its existence to Philip Emeagwali"
— Time magazine
"History's 35th greatest African"
— New African magazine poll
"I have never come across such a speech concentrated on solving the problem of Africa." — Aster Sagai (born in Eritrea), London, England
"Sir, I must say that your speech on that faithful day have enabled me to rediscover myself, and also reminds me that Africa has great potentials that can make Africa rise to its glory." — Sunday Isoni
"Your article [speech transcript] is the most inspirational document I have ever come across my whole life." --- Born in Ghana, living in Minnesota, USA.
"I read with tears in my eyes the brain drain article [speech transcript]. Oh good lord!" — Gboyega
"The Bill Gates of Africa" — Bill Clinton
"How We Booked Emeagwali" — Meeting Planner
"Why We Booked Emeagwali" — Meeting Planner