Adam Bly is an entrepreneur and scientist who has spent the past fifteen years innovating at the nexus of science and society.
For the past two and a half years, he led data at Spotify. He previously founded and was CEO of Seed Scientific, the ground-breaking advanced analytics firm, which was acquired by Spotify in 2015. He recently founded a new artificial intelligence startup that is currently in stealth mode.
Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he has lectured at the United Nations, MIT, NASA, Ars Electronica, MoMA, The National Academy of Sciences, The Royal Society, the World Economic Forum, and before the U.S. House of Representatives on the role of data and science in society. He was a Visiting Senior Fellow in Science, Technology & Society at Harvard Kennedy School, has advised Fortune 500 companies on data strategy and national political campaigns on science policy, and has served on the WEF Global Agenda Councils on Complex Systems and Data-Driven Development.
Deeply committed to modernizing and spreading science literacy, he founded and served as Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning print and online science magazine, Seed; co-organized Design and the Elastic Mind, the landmark exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art; and edited Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science and Society (HarperCollins).
Born in Montreal, he began his career researching the genetics and biochemistry of cancer metastasis at the National Research Council of Canada. For his efforts to advance the public's understanding of science, he was awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal from Queen Elizabeth II.
He currently lives in New York City.
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