Andrei Vazhnov is the author of the book about Internet of Things and the connected economy “La Red de Todo: Internet de las Cosas y el Futuro de la Economía Conectada”. He is also the author of the first book on 3D printing in the Spanish language “Impresión 3D: Cómo va a cambiar el mundo”.
Andrei was a speaker on the topics of Industrial IoT, 3D Printing, innovation, and the impact of digital technologies at many public and industry events including TEDxRioDeLaPlata, Endeavor, Wunderman, Inauguration of the 3M Innovation Center, SAP CIO Summit, Day of the Entrepreneur of the City of Buenos Aires, among many others. He is cofounder of LESS Industries, a company dedicated to providing IoT solutions for agriculture.
In the past, he has worked as Director of Engineering at Macrovision Corporation. In that position, he supervised the engineering team working on the development of Macrovision’s enterprise digital licensing system RightAccess as well as its e-commerce billing system RightCommerce.
Prior to his work at Macrovision, Andrei was the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Software Development at eMeta Corporation where he was responsible for overseeing engineering, quality assurance, and technical support teams. eMeta and its products won many industry awards which included the Codie Award from the Software Information Industry Association, Red Herring Top 100, OnHollywood Top 100, and Deloitte and Touche Fast 50. eMeta´s software is used by some of the world´s largest publishers, including the Financial Times, the Economist, IEEE, McGraw-Hill and many others.
Andrei has a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University and a diploma in Physics from the Novosibirsk University. Besides his career in technology, Andrei also maintains an active interest in economics and finance and has worked as a Research Associate in the Capital Markets Strategies group at Goldman Sachs. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Russian.