I am humbled, and full of gratitude to be named the Innovator of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

This award is not just mine.  It belongs to everyone who transforms their wildest dreams into reality — who brings the invisible—visible.

Innovation is a collective effort; it’s born out of the desire to solve problems and make our world a better place.

It’s not about individual brilliance, but a collaborative endeavor.

Together, let’s serve the world in ways we didn’t think were possible.

The heart of innovation is not in the grandeur of the invention, but in the simplicity of the solution it offers.

Also, every idea that solves a problem, no matter how small, carries the spark of innovation.

I accept this award as a promise to continue seeking, exploring, and inventing.

Moreover, I see a future filled with possibilities, where the power of technology and human creativity intertwine to shape a world that’s better, fairer, and more sustainable.

 I invite each of you to join me in this exciting journey.

Thank you again for this incredible honor.

I have felt purposeless since I lost my mom three weeks ago today.

Today’s award is the fuel that will drive continued innovation into the future.

I’d like to end with a quote by Dag Hammarskjold, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

For all that has been,
Thank you.

For all that is to come,