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Plenary Session and Keynote

Larry BrilliantLarry Brilliant, MD, MPH
Chairman of the Skoll Global Threats Fund
Keynote Speaker
Bad Bugs, Good People, and Big, Bold Ideas
Ballroom AB

The boldest and bravest innovators have saved humanity from the world’s most nightmarish diseases. Who are these great minds? What motivated them? What are the innovations? What’s next? Join Dr. Larry Brilliant - American physician, epidemiologist, technologist, author, and former director of Google’s philanthropic arm - for inspiring stories of courageous, cutting-edge, and often crazy ideas that have defeated the ills of mankind.

Dr. Larry Brilliant is the Chairman of the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF), whose mission is to confront global threats such as: Pandemics, Climate Change, Water, Nuclear Proliferation, and the Middle East Conflict. Brilliant is board certified in preventive medicine and public health, and co-founded The Seva Foundation, an international NGO whose programs and grantees have given back sight to over 3.5 million blind people in over 20 countries. Previously he worked as a United Nations medical officer, where he played a key role in the successful World Health Organization (WHO) smallpox eradication program in South Asia.

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