The James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, presented by Applied Materials, is given annually by The Tech Interactive to individuals whose broad vision and leadership are focused on combating critical global problems.
will.i.am is an entrepreneur, creative innovator, futurist and philanthropist, seamlessly moving between the arts and technology. His entrepreneurial quest to innovate is driven by his work with inner-city youth, encouraging students to study STEAM fields to prepare for an AI, autonomous, robotic and highly technical tomorrow.
An accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Reid Hoffman has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses. He is the co-author of three best-selling books: The Start-Up of You, The Alliance, and Blitzscaling. He is the host of the podcast Masters of Scale.
Julie Packard is executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which she helped found in the late 1970s, and chairs the board of the independent Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Through her support of conservation, education and ocean research, she is helping sustain a world capable of supporting the next generation, one that will be prepared to care for their world.
Paul Hawken is an author and activist who has founded successful ecologically conscious businesses and consulted with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology and environmental policy. He is the executive director of Project Drawdown, an organization promoting 100 solutions to reverse climate change.