Alvaro Fernandez

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, SharpBrains

United States

Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, a Judge in MIT Solve’s Brain Health Challenge, runs Sharp­Brains, an inde­pen­dent mar­ket research firm track­ing applied neu­ro­science. 

A recognized pub­lic speaker, he has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Jour­nal, CNN, Reuters, and the Asso­ci­ated Press among oth­ers. Alvaro is the Editor-in-Chief of seminal market reports on Pervasive Neurotechnology and Digital Brain Health, co-author of the book The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness (now available in English, Spanish, Japanese, Polish and Portuguese), and producer of the annual SharpBrains Virtual Summit

He enjoys serving in the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Enhancement, and in the Global Teacher Prize Academy run by the Varkey Foundation. Previously he ran innovative projects in McKinsey & Company, Bertelsmann, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, and Docent. Alvaro holds an MBA and an MA in Edu­ca­tion from Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity and a BA in Eco­nom­ics from Uni­ver­si­dad de Deusto in his native Spain.


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