Tony Fadell, who led the iPod team at Apple and then the iPhone team, will receive Armenian President’s 2017 IT Award.
The award ceremony will take place in Yerevan on November 14. Tony Fadell will pay a two day visit to participate in the ceremony and the accompanying events.
Tony Fadell is a Lebanese-American inventor, designer, entrepreneur, and angel investor. He served as the Senior Vice President of the iPod division at Apple Inc., from March 2006 to November 2008 and is known as “one of the fathers of the iPod”for his work on the first generations of Apple’s music player.
In May 2010, he founded Nest Labs, which announced its first product, the Nest Learning Thermostat, in October 2011. Nest was acquired by Google in January 2014 for $3.2B. Since early 2015 he led the Google Glass division, until his resignation in June 2016.
Tony Fadell is a recipient of a number of awards. In 2014 the TIME Magazine listed him among 100 most influential people in the world.
The President’s IT prize has previously been awarded to Mario Mazzola, Chief Development Officer at Cisco Systems Corporation, the former Executive Director General of Intel Corporation, Chairman of the Board Craig R. Barrett, co-founder of the Apple Computer Corporation Steve Wozniak, Chairman Emeritus of Synaptics Company Federico Faggin, former CEO of Hitachi Company Tsugio Makimoto, Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky and Executive Director of Open-Root organization Louis Pouzin.