Walter de Brouwer is a Belgian internet and technology entrepreneur, futurist, academic and scientist. He is the founder and CEO of Scanadu, a NASA Ames Research Center based company with the mission of making this the last generation to know so little about our health. After a life-altering family medical emergency, de Brouwer founded Scanadu in 2010 to revolutionize home medicine and build the tricorder once imagined in Star Trek. Prior to Scanadu, de Brouwer was the CEO of One Laptop Per Child Europe, aiming to empower the world's poorest children through education. Before that, he was the founder of Starlab, which specialized in blue skies research, deep future research, and BANG (Bits, Atoms, Neurons and Genes) research. Walter was also involved with Eunet-Qwest Comm and internet company Jobscape-Stepstone, both of which went public. De Brouwer earned a Masters degree in linguistics from the University of Ghent and a PhD in Semiotics from Tilburg University. He was a lecturer at the University of Antwerp (UFSIA) and an adjunct professor at the International University of Monaco from 2001-2004.