Astro Teller

Captain of Moonshots at Google[x], CEO of Body Media, Entrepreneur

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Astro Teller`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Astro Teller`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Entrepreneurship Thought Leadership

How smart bets on world-changing innovations are aided by a culture that celebrates finding the biggest flaws.

Building a Moonshot Factory/Helping Moonshots Survive Contact with the Real World

Teller discusses ways Google[x] works to accelerate learning at every project stage.

How to Drive Innovation Inside Organizations

Getting Started on a Big Idea

Sacred Cows

Drs. Astro and Danielle Teller know better than most that finding the right partner in life does not always happen the first time around. Through their own divorces they learned how widely held cultural assumptions and misinformation that nobody thinks to question – what...

Drs. Astro and Danielle Teller know better than most that finding the right partner in life does not always happen the first time around. Through their own divorces they learned how widely held cultural assumptions and misinformation that nobody thinks to question – what they refer to as sacred cows – create unnecessary heartache for people who are already suffering through a terrible time.

Do you think, for example, that the divorce rate in the United States is rising? Or that children are harmed by divorce? Most people do, but it turns out that neither of these notions is supported by the data. Combining the rigor that has established them as leaders in their respective fields along with a dose of good-natured humor, the Tellers ask readers to take a fresh look at seven common sacred cows: the Holy Cow, the Expert Cow, the Selfish Cow, the Defective Cow, the Innocent Victim Cow, the One True Cow, and the Other Cow. This is not a book that is for marriage or for divorce, but for the freedom to decide how to live most honestly and happily either as part of a couple or a single person. In the same way that Esther Perels bestselling Mating in Captivity gave couples a fresh perspective on their married life, so Sacred Cows invites reader to question assumptions and conventional wisdom. It offers a smart, insightful, and sympathetic view for those in a marital crisis, marriage counselors, or anyone looking to gain a fresh perspective on one of our most cherished and misunderstood institutions.

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About Keynote Speaker Astro Teller

Dr. Astro Teller currently oversees, Alphabet’s moonshot factory for building magical, audacious ideas that through science and technology can be brought to reality. Astro is also co-founder and a current Director of Cerebellum Capital, Inc, a hedge fund management firm whose investments are continuously designed, executed, and improved by a software system based on techniques from statistical machine learning. Astro was also the co-founder and CEO of BodyMedia, Inc, a leading wearable body monitoring company that was sold to Jawbone in 2013.

From 2007 to 2010, Astro was the founding CEO of Cerebellum Capital. From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Teller was the founding CEO of BodyMedia, Inc. From 2003 to 2010, Astro was a co-founder and Chairman of Zivio Technologies, an intellectual property holding company. Prior to starting BodyMedia, Dr. Teller was co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Sandbox Advanced Development, an advanced development technology company. Before his tenure as a business executive, Dr. Teller taught at Stanford University and was an engineer and researcher for Phoenix Laser Technologies, Stanford’s Center for Integrated Systems, and The Carnegie Group Incorporated. Dr. Teller holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Stanford University, Masters of Science in symbolic and heuristic computation, also from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Hertz fellowship.

As a respected scientist and seasoned entrepreneur, Teller has successfully created and grown five companies and holds numerous U.S. patents related to his work in hardware and software technology. Dr. Teller’s work in science, literature, art, and business has appeared in international media from the New York Times to CNN to NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Teller regularly gives invited talks for national and international technology, government, and business forums on the subjects of innovation and the future of intelligent technology.

Astro is also a writer. In 1997 Random House published his first fiction novel, Exegesis, which went on to critical acclaim and publication around the world in many other languages. He has since published a second novel, sold a movie to Paramount, placed many op-ed pieces and journal articles, and his third book, this one a non-fiction work co-authored with his wife, Danielle Teller, called Sacred Cows, about our society’s confusions about marriage and divorce, was published in July of 2014.

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