Nova Spivak

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Nova Spivack is a technology futurist, serial Internet entrepreneur, and one of the leading voices on the next-generation of search, social media, and the Web.  He works as a producer of emerging technology ventures including Twine.comLive MatrixKlout,BottlenoseThe Daily DotStreamGlider, and a stealth-mode new energy company.

In 1994, Nova co-founded one of the first Web startups, EarthWeb, which led to a record-breaking IPO in 1998, and a second IPO of DICE.com in 2007. Nova worked with Stanford Research International (SRI), to conceive and co-found their global business incubator, nVention, and on the DARPA CALO program, the most ambitious artificial intelligence project in US history.

He is a frequent speaker and blogger, and has written guest-articles for TechCrunchGigaOM, and SiliconAngle. Nova has authored more than 30 granted and pending patents. He earned his BA in Philosophy from Oberlin College in 1991, with a focus on the philosophy of mind and artificial intelligence. In 1992, he attended the International Space University, a NASA-funded graduate-level professional school for the space industry.

In 1999, he flew to the edge of space with the Russian Air Force and did zero-gravity flight training with the Russian Space Agency, as one of the early pioneers of space tourism, which led to his later angel investment in Zero Gravity Corporation, which was acquired by Space Adventures.

He is chairman of The Earth Dashboard initiative, a new non-profit initiative to build a shared online dashboard to visualize the real-time state of the planet, and he serves on the board of directors and advisory boards of numerous startups.

Nova is the eldest grandson of the late management guru, Peter Drucker.

He writes about the emerging edge of the Web via Twitter at@novaspivack and his site, novaspivack.com. Additional details and history related to Nova Spivack can be found on his site, and hisWikipedia page.