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Alvaro Fer­nan­dez

CEO, Sharp­Brains
United States

"Nothing we have ever done to enhance the human condition compares to the power of universal schooling. It's an honor to help recognize some of the teachers who make it all possible with their inspiration, motivation and dedication."

Bio

Alvaro Fer­nan­dez runs Sharp­Brains, an inde­pen­dent mar­ket research firm track­ing applied neu­ro­science and emerging neu­rotech­nol­ogy. A fre­quent pub­lic speaker, he has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Jour­nal, CNN, Reuters, and more. Alvaro co-authored “The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age,” translated into Spanish, Japanese, Polish and Portuguese, and is the Editor-in-chief of a recent report on Pervasive Neurotechnology

A member of the Word Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Enhancement, and named a Young Global Leader, Alvaro holds an MBA and MA in Edu­ca­tion from Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, and a BA in Eco­nom­ics from Uni­ver­si­dad de Deusto in his native Spain. Previously he worked in McKinsey & Company, Bertelsmann and Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.

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