Creative innovator, tech investor and entrepreneur


Will.i.am is a creative innovator and tech investor/entrepreneur who has been recognised by seven Grammys Awards, an Emmy Award, a CLIO Award, theWorld Economic Forum’s Crystal Award, and an honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). As Founder and CEO of I.AM+, he leads a team focused on artificial intelligence (AI) for enterprise, including Omega for Enterprise, an AI voice computing platform built to be conversational, contextual and cross-domainable for B2B and B2C settings. Known originally for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 33 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide, he has also worked with some of the industry's biggest names in music, including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, David Guetta and film composer Hans Zimmer. Will.i.am is also very active in front of, and behind the camera. He is a Coach on hit reality TV show The Voice UK that airs on BBC One. Concurrently, he also stars as a Coach on The Voice Australia. His film credits include starring roles in Rio, Rio 2, Madagascar 2: Escape To Africa, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Recognised and honoured by numerous industry organisations, Will.i.am was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in March 2013, in recognition for his role as a STEM education advocate. Early in his career, Will.i.am studied at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles—the same college that educated successful designers Lauren Conrad and Monique Lhuillier.


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