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Edward Jung

Xinova
Founder and CEO

As CEO of Xinova, Edward visits innovators, companies and governments around the world connecting problems to solutions. In 2005 Edward founded the predecessor to Xinova and co-managed it from 2008. ; ; Edward is one of the top 15 inventors in history, holding more than 900 patents worldwide across healthcare, computing, networking, energy, and material sciences. As an entrepreneur, he has founded or co-founded multiple companies including Terrapower, Kymeta, Vigilance, and Benemilk. He advises several others. ; ; Edward founded Intellectual Ventures in 2000 after leaving Microsoft where he was Chief Architect. At Microsoft he founded projects in semantic web, adaptive UI and artificial intelligence, and co-founded Windows NT, Office, Microsoft Research, mobile and consumer products. ; ; Before joining Microsoft, Edward founded (his third startup) Deep Thought Group, working on neural network chips. In the the 1980's he was personally recruited by Steve Jobs to work on projects at Apple and NeXT. His biomedical research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and others. Edward continues to be a sought after keynote speaker globally, discussing innovation strategy, technology trends, and mega-scale cross-border collaboration.