Dr. Sebastian Thrun

Founder and President, Udacity

Sebastian Thrun is a scientist, educator, inventor and entrepreneur. As the Founder and President of Udacity, Thrun’s mission is to democratize education by providing lifelong learning to millions of students worldwide. He is also the CEO of Kitty Hawk, whose mission is to make the dream of personal flight accessible to everyone. He is also Founder of Google X, where he led projects including the self-driving car, Google Glass, and other projects. Thrun has been named the Fifth Most Creative Person in Business (Fast Company), among the 50 Smartest People in Tech (Fortune), and highlighted in 50 Best Inventions of 2010 (Time).