Wendell Brown is an American computer scientist, entrepreneur and inventor best known for his innovations in Internet, cybersecurity, telecommunications, smartphone app development, and energy efficiency technologies. Brown has founded notable technology companies including Teleo, LiveOps, Nularis, eVoice, and Cloudwear.
Early Life and Education
Brown grew up in the city of Oneonta, New York and graduated from Oneonta High School.While in high school, Brown began programming and selling personal computer systems, and published his first computer article in Byte (magazine). In 2013, he was honored with a permanent plaque on Oneonta High School's Wall of Distinction for his accomplishments in business and technology.
Brown graduated from Cornell University in 1982,earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.While at Cornell, Brown was awarded a Hughes Aircraft Bachelors of Science Undergraduate Fellowship.
Brown as Inventor
Brown's energy efficiency inventions were honored by the World Economic Forum in Davos as a Technology Pioneer Award Nominee in January 2012, and his innovations in smartphone apps won the CTIA Smartphone Emerging Technology Award in May 2012.
A prolific inventor, Brown has created dozens of U.S. and internationally patented inventions in the fields of cybersecurity, telecommunications, mobile phone apps, virtual workforce, electric vehicles, LED lighting, 3D cameras, renewable fuels, and online music distribution.
Brown invented a method of using mobile phones to count food consumption to improve health. Launched in 2008, the iPhone and Android app "WebDiet" was the first app to count calories and automate meal coaching.
Brown's telecommunications technologies have been used to connect more than 1 billion minutes of phone calls, and are used in millions of voicemail accounts.
World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award