Greg Horowitt is Founding Partner of T2 Venture Creation and a co-author of ‘The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley’. He presently serves as the Director of Innovation Design at the University of California, San Diego. He is a consultant to development organizations including the World Bank, OECD, USAID, Aspen Institute, and the National Academies of Science. In addition, he is a Kauffman Fellow and a Senior Fellow with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. He previously served as an executive with a Berkshire Hathaway operating company for nearly twenty years. Greg has also been a founder, investor, and board member in many leading organizations.