Viewpoints Presents: Martin Cooper: Conceived the First Cell Phone, Renowned Technology Expert and Futurist

MartinCooperImagine what life was like or would be like without cell phones ... and the technology behind them! Martin Cooper is the man who created the first personal cell phone. Citing Captain Kirk's communicator on Star Trek as his inspiration, he changed the way we communicate forever.

Martin Cooper is an internationally renowned expert on technology and innovation and it’s impact on business and society. He is widely regarded as one of the leading inventors of our time and has spent most of the past 50 years creating some of the world’ most important business and technological concepts and offerings, including virtually every major innovation in personal wireless communications. He is an activist in shaping global technological policies, serves on the US Department of Commerce Spectrum Advisory Committee, and is passionate about using wireless technology to revolutionize health care and commerce. In addition, he is an entrepreneur who has co-founded a number of companies, among them GreatCall, Inc., the innovator of the Jitterbug cell phone and service.

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