Steve Papermaster

Steve is a world-renowned technology entrepreneur, public policy expert, global speaker and author. Steve was appointed, and served two terms, as a senior advisor to former U.S. President George W. Bush on domestic and global strategy for innovation, technology, healthcare and science. As a presidential advisor, he helped lead the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the Human Genome Project and the White House Fellow, one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. Steve is a recipient of the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in the U.S. and has served as a U.S. judges chairman for the program. He co-founded the World Entrepreneur of the Year program and has served as judge, chairman or master coach for 15 years. Steve co-authored the book Smart Life, a guide to technology innovation that drives major social changes around the world, which was published in Mandarin.