Philip Emeagwali (born in Nigeria, Africa in 1954) is a mathematician and computer scientist. Africa. President Bill Clinton called him 'one of the great minds of the Information Age' and CNN described him as 'a Father of the Internet'.
Philip invented an international network that was similar to, but predated that, of the Internet, discovered mathematical equations that enable the petroleum industry to recover more oil, and won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize (computation's Nobel prize) for inventing a formula that lets computers perform the fastest computations; work that led to the reinvention of supercomputers.
Philip Emeagwali was ranked a history’s 35th greatest person of African descent in the New African Publication, with Nelson Mandela ranked #1 and Martin Luther King Jr. as #7. He was also inducted into the gallery of history's 70 greatest black achievers.
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. Philip brings abstract ideas to life with his energy, emotion and passion.
Philip Emeagwali's 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.
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- One of the great minds of the Information Age.
- A father of the internet.
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