Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam

Chief Futurist and Partner, Prime Movers Lab

Ramez is the Co-Chair for Energy and Environment at Singularity University. He speaks around the world on innovation, exponential technology, and disruptive energy technologies.


Ramez’s seminal 2011 Scientific American article, “Smaller, Cheaper, Faster” observed that the price of solar power was dropping exponentially and would eventually be lower than that of any other energy source. He’s since detailed the exponential trends in wind power, energy storage, and electric vehicles. 

In addition to his energy analysis, Ramez is an investor in numerous startups in the fields of energy, sustainability, and AI; an advisor to multiple fortune 500 energy and transportation

companies; and a board member of the cleantech investing group E8 Angels. 

Before turning to energy, Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft where he led teams working on efforts in email, web browsing, cloud computing, search, and AI. He holds more than 20 patents in the fields of information retrieval and machine learning, several of them co-authored with Bill Gates. 

Ramez’s work has appeared in or been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Atlantic, Slate, Business Week, Discover, Wired, and Scientific American. He’s spoken to corporate, government, and non-profit audiences on 6 continents around the world. You can see some of his talks here.