Adam Pantanowitz is a fanatical technologist, who enjoys solving seemingly unsolvable problems. Since studying biomedical and electrical engineering, he has worked in the fields of biotech and software. Adam is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and is chartered internationally as an engineer. He is part of the Singularity University South Africa faculty with a focus on biotechnology and speaks about the future of technology with a focus on tech-human convergence.
Adam has been lecturing Engineering and Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg since 2009. His innovations have resulted in a number of patents, academic papers and the creation of the media interest piece “Brainternet” with its world-first, portable brain-internet livestream. His other collaborative projects include an eye-controlled wheelchair, a non-cognitive brain transmission channel that uses light and a thought-controlled robotic arm. Some of his other collaborative innovations include a hands-free controlled surgery interaction system, CPR monitoring system and a computer-based sign language interpreter.
He co-founded businesses AURA, Tariffic, Lawbuntu, among others and acted as CTO of VATIT, the world’s largest VAT reclaim business.