Explorer, champion of science and technology

Guest Bio

Jonathan Knowles explorers the frontier of beyond the horizon technologies, providing insight on the evolving role of applied innovation. A respected voice on future trends and long-range vision, Jonathan engages with start-ups, global business leaders, policy makers, and tier-one academics around the world. With a focus on ocean science, space systems, planetary science, artificial intelligence, robotics, biotechnology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology, he participates in fieldwork with others across the globe to help understand and preserve our past, create the preferred future, and solve some of the world's most complex grand challenges. A member of the world renowned Explorers Club, Jonathan is Autodesk’s Explorer In Residence, the Head of Faculty at Singularity University, a core member of the NASA Frontier Development Lab research accelerator, Science and Exploration Fellow at Mission Blue-The Sylvia Early Alliance, XPRIZE Visioneer, and serves on the Board of Trustees at The SETI Institute.