Future Society

Larry Brilliant

Senior Advisor, Jeff Skoll Group; former head of Google.org, and key player in United Nations smallpox eradication program

Larry is an American physician, epidemiologist, technologist, author and the former director of Google's philanthropic arm Google.org. Brilliant, a technology patent holder, has been CEO of two public companies and other venture backed start-ups. From 1973 to 1976, he participated in the successful World Health Organization (WHO) smallpox eradication program, after living in an ashram in the Himalayas for about a year.

In 1978, he became a co-founder and chairman of Seva Foundation. Its projects have given back sight to more than 3 million blind people. In 2009, he was chosen to oversee the "Skoll Global Threats Fund" established by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll.

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