There is a major focus on funding aerospace technology right now, not only to send a mission to Mars but also because of the huge opportunity to mine mineral-rich asteroids and other masses essential to life on Earth
Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) April 20, 2010
On the heels of President Obama's recent bold statement that Americans will journey to Mars by the mid-2030s, Naveen Jain, Founder and CEO of Intelius - a leading information commerce company that empowers consumers and businesses with information to make intelligent decisions about personal safety and security - will speak at the Churchill Club's Space Commercialization event on April 21, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto.
Jain, a philanthropist, entrepreneur and technology pioneer, will join Peter Diamandis, president, chairman and CEO of X PRIZE Foundation; William G. Gregory, former astronaut STS-67; Bob Richards, Odyssey Moon CEO and International Space University co-founder, and Dr. David Livingston, founder and host of "The Space Show." The distinguished speakers will explore the present and future of space commercialization, including the economics, future trends, and potential for public-private partnerships.
The Churchill Club is an internationally-respected independent business and technology forum in Silicon Valley where thought leaders, global business executives, innovators, and senior political leaders meet to discuss and debate, inform and educate, forecast and evaluate.
"There is a major focus on funding aerospace technology right now, not only to send a mission to Mars but also because of the huge opportunity to mine mineral-rich asteroids and other masses essential to life on Earth," said, Peter Diamandis. "Exploration is the cornerstone on which the X PRIZE Foundation is built, and we know that passion, entrepreneurial spirit and public-private partnerships will lead to incredible breakthroughs in space over the next few decades."
"As we come to grips with our planet's finite resources, we will look to outer space to address our burgeoning needs and to sustain and further mankind," said Naveen Jain, CEO and founder of Intelius. "Space commercialization is not about tourism for the rich, but about uncovering new solutions for some of biggest challenges facing our world today, including conducting advanced medical research, enhancing solar energy and tapping potentially limitless natural resources."
For more information about Intelius, please visit http://www.intelius.com.
ABOUT NAVEEN JAIN
Naveen Jain is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and a technology pioneer. He is a founder and CEO of Intelius, a company that empowers consumers with information to make intelligent decisions about personal safety and security. Prior to Intelius, Jain founded InfoSpace and took it public in 1998 on NASDAQ. Before starting InfoSpace, Jain was a senior executive at Microsoft Corporation. Jain has a long-standing interest in space commercialization.
Jain recently joined as a Co-Chair of Educational and Global Development at prestigious X Prize Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs that inspire the formation of new industries, jobs and the revitalization of markets. The X Prize Foundation's projects have a particular emphasis on the areas of education, space exploration, emerging energy sources and environmental sustainability.
Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year", "Albert Einstein Technology Medal", "Top 20 Entrepreneurs" by Red Herring, "Six People Who Will Change the Internet" by Information Week. His success with Intelius has earned such accolades as "Best New Company" by the American Business Awards, "Rising Star" in Deloitte & Touche's Technology Fast 500 Program, "America's Top 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies" by Inc. Magazine and has been listed amongst the top 15 Corporate Philanthropists in the greater Puget Sound area.
A pioneer in the world of information commerce, Intelius (http://www.intelius.com) is a technological powerhouse whose services range from basic people search to comprehensive background checks for consumers and FCRA compliant employment background screens. The company also offers an award-winning identity theft protection service (IDProtect). Founded in January 2003, the company has served over 10 million customers and has just over 300 employees. Intelius has been ranked by Inc. magazine and Deloitte & Touche as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies. Intelius has been voted as one of the best places to work by CEO magazine and Puget Sound Business Journal, based on the interviews with its employees. Intelius was also ranked as a top employment screening provider in surveys conducted by industry publications, HRO Today and Workforce Management magazine.
ABOUT THE CHURCHILL CLUB
The Churchill Club is an internationally-respected independent business and technology forum located in Silicon Valley, where CEOs, thought leaders, global business executives, innovators, and senior political leaders meet to discuss and debate, inform and educate, forecast and evaluate. Founded in 1985, the Club is known for its smart, provocative programs on leadership and innovation. Its 6,500 individual and corporate members include decision-makers from market-leading companies, investors, entrepreneurs, and executives from the service and public sectors.
Recent speakers include Aneesh Chopra, CTO, United States; Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Dell; Larry Ellison, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Oracle; Jim Goodnight, Chairman & CEO, SAS; Olli Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO, Nokia; Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; Elon Musk, Chairman & CEO, Tesla; Ray Ozzie, CTO, Microsoft; Evan Williams, CEO, Twitter.
Speakers to the Club in past years have included CEOs of major technology companies such as AT&T (Randall Stephenson), Microsoft (both Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer), Cisco Systems (John Chambers), Intel (Bob Noyce, Gordon Moore, Andy Grove, Craig Barrett and Paul Otellini) as well as prominent venture capitalists such as John Doerr, Roger McNamee, Michael Moritz, and many more. Further information about the Churchill Club, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, can be found at http://www.churchillclub.org.