Keynote Addresses

Dr. Michio Kaku

Theoretical Physicist,
Bestselling Author
and Science Popularizer

Tuesday, April 27
9:30am – 10:30am

Dr. Michio Kaku holds the Henry Semat Professorship in Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York and also the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He graduated summa cum laude, and first in his physics class, from Harvard, and received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Calif. at Berkeley. He has taught at Harvard, Princeton, and for over 30 years at the City Univ. of New York. He has been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He is the co-founder of string field theory. His Ph.D. level textbooks on string theory are required reading at many of the world's leading physics laboratories. Click here for Dr. Michio Kaku's complete bio.

Richard Templeton

Chairman, President
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Instruments

Wednesday, April 28
9:30am – 10:30am

Rich Templeton is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Texas Instruments. He became chairman of the board in April 2008, and president and chief executive officer in May 2004. He has served on the company’s board of directors since July 2003.

From April 2000 through April 2004, Templeton was chief operating officer of TI. He was executive vice president of the company and president of TI's Semiconductor business from June 1996 through April 2004. Click here for Richard Templeton's complete bio.

Jason Wolf

Vice President, North America
Better Place

Thursday, April 29
9:30am – 10:30am

Jason Wolf is vice president of North America for Better Place. His responsibilities include overseeing the company’s efforts in California, Hawaii and Ontario and developing other North American markets. Within the energy and transportation ecosystems, Wolf works with federal, state and local governments as well as utility, business and non-governmental stakeholders to make the vision of zero-emission EVs powered by renewable energy a reality.

Wolf built a strong management track record in the IT industry before joining Better Place. His experience includes various positions in senior management, strategic planning, product launch, sales and professional services. Click here for Jason Wolf's complete bio.