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Will.i.am Adams

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Founder and President, i.am/Angel Foundation; Co-founder and CEO, FYI
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In his role as a Futurist, creative innovation advisor and producer, will.i.am has teamed with organizations including Air Asia, Apple, Atom Bank, Coca-Cola, Deutsche Telekom, Epic Records, Honeywell, Intel, Majid Al Futtaim, Marvel Comics, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Pepsi, and Salesforce.

Highlights of his work as a Futurist and market opportunity spotter started with Beats Electronics where will.i.am became a founding equity stakeholder in the company that transformed professional audio headphones into Beats By Dre™, a global consumer electronics brand. Beats Electronics was purchased by Apple in 2014 for US$3 billion.  

He currently invests in and works with companies focused on software and operating systems incorporating AI, natural language understanding, and voice computing; alternative fuel vehicles; creativity & productivity software; telecommunications and consumer-tech products and fashion accessories.  

His i.am/Angel Foundation supports STEAM education programs for 12,000+ disadvantaged youth in grades K – 12, including tutoring, a STEM magnet high school program, scholarship funding, and Robotics Clubs in hundreds of Los Angeles Unified middle and high schools across the city. 

will.i.am has been recognized by seven Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a CLIO Award, the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award, a TIME 100 Impact Award, and an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).