Edward Silva is an entrepreneur, food security ambassador, and technologist originally from an agricultural background in California’s Central Valley, but now based in Eugene, Oregon. Edward currently serves as a Prize Developer for the XPrize Foundation, a co-founder of Henlight, and recently was the Executive Director of the Thought For Food Foundation, an innovation platform helping empower and engage university students to build businesses that help to feed 9 billion people by 2050. He enjoys hiking, gardening, and kayaking, with a strong focus on leveraging exponential technology to fix the big challenges in agriculture.