Amir Ansari

Amir Ansari is an inventor and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in designing and building innovative technologies in the areas of telecommunications, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, edge computing, personalized healthcare, and multimedia services.   

He is the Founder and President of Vaticx, a new startup focusing on simplifying the integration between business applications, Artificial Intelligence and Data; and the Co-Founder of Prodea Systems, an Internet of Things services company.

Amir has over 30 patents in multimedia distribution, data privacy, edge computing, and Voice Over IP, many of which have been incorporated into some of the most popular products in the world. He has been shaping these industries by fostering collaboration between regulatory entities, public-private partnerships, universities, and non-profit organizations in applying technologies to complex business, environmental, and social problems.

Amir is actively involved with several non-profit organizations that strive for social development and a more sustainable environment. He serves on the Board of Directors of the XPRIZE foundation and is a member of the XPRIZE Foundation's Vision Circle and its Board of Trustees. Together with his family, he was a title sponsor for the Ansari XPRIZE, a $10 million cash award for the first non-governmental organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks.