Tony Seba is a keynote speaker, author, thought leader, serial entrepreneur, and educator.
AUTHOR AND THOUGHT LEADER
Tony Seba is a world-renowned author, thought leader, speaker, educator and entrepreneur. Seba is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation – How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030”, “Solar Trillions” and “Winners Take All”. Seba is also a co-founder of RethinkX, a think tank that focuses on technology disruption and its implications for society and co-author of “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030“.
He is an instructor at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program, where he has taught entrepreneurship, disruption, and clean energy. He has created and taught the following courses: “Understanding and Leading Market Disruption”, “Clean Energy and Transportation – Market and Investment
Opportunities“, “Strategic Marketing of High Tech and Cleantech“, “Finance for Marketing, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs“ and “Business and Revenue Models Innovation“, He has also taught at top business school around the world such as The Auckland University (New Zealand) Business School, at Singularity University, and in-company at some of the world’s top high tech companies such as Google, Inc..
Tony Seba brings 20+ years of solid operating experience in fast-growth high tech and clean technology companies. He was the founder and CEO of PrintNation.com a B2B ecommerce site which he established as the undisputed leader in its market segment, winning such top industry awards as the Upside Hot 100 and the Forbes.com B2B ‘Best of the Web’. Seba led two venture capital rounds raising more than $31 million in funding from well-known venture funds, hired a complete management team, 100+ employees, and managed the development of strategic partnerships with some of the world’s top companies.
Mr. Seba was an early employee at Internet powerhouse Cisco Systems and RSA Data Security where he worked in business development and strategic planning. He developed strategic relationships with leading companies including Microsoft, Visa, Netscape, and Sun Microsystems. Seba has been responsible for the architecture, development, and commercialization of more than two dozen products and services, many of them disruptive, including Java security, electronic payment technology, sales force automation, computer-aided software engineering and ecommerce infrastructure.
Seba has been a keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences and company events where he has addressed some of the world’s most pressing topics: technology-based disruption, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the future of energy and transportation. He has been featured in global media including Business Week, Investors Business Daily, Forbes, NPR, Fast Company, TV Chosun, Das Erste, FD Niews, CNBC, CBC, and more.
ADVISOR AND BOARD MEMBER
Tony Seba has been an advisor to policy-makers, investors, and corporations. He been an advisor in the development of more than 400 MW of Wind and Solar Power. He is on the board of directors or advisory boards of CloudM, a Health and Safety software company; Powerhouse, a solar incubator and accelerator; Mercatus, an Energy Investment Management software company; Everblaze Energy, a connected solar device startup company, and Hackidemia, an educational lab focused on teaching children hands-on STEM-based invention skills. He was previously on the Board of Directors of the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team and the San Francisco Jazz Organization. He has worked on ACT projects for organizations such as Stanford Office of Technology Licensing, Yerba Buena Center for The Arts and Girls Scouts USA.
Tony Seba holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.