Executive Director, Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Wil Agatstein shares a passion with the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for bringing innovative ideas to market. He believes in the power of technology to make the world a better place through economic development, education and allowing people to understand their culture in the context of modernity. As executive director, he strengthens the institute’s focus—and networks—on building and launching sustainable businesses that solve real-world problems.
Prior to 2008, Agatstein was vice president at Intel and the head of Intel’s Emerging Markets Group. He has nearly three decades of global experience in the competitive high-tech arena. During his 27 years at Intel, Agatstein established a track record of innovation of production products, including the start-up of Intel’s chip design center in Malaysia and the Intel-powered Classmate PC, a small, rugged and personalized laptop for children in the developing world.
Agatstein serves as a board member of Inveneo. When he’s not busy at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Agatstein is an avid bicycle rider/snow boarder and amateur photographer, and is always looking for people to join him on an adventure.