These individuals have, through their careers, their leadership and their achievements, distinguished themselves by making a significant and lasting contribution to the world of innovation.

Their global contribution to human-centered design, the value and differentiation they create, the positive influence they have on existing, new and emerging markets and the impact they have on the world serves as an inspiration for future innovators.

Recent Past Winners

  • 2016 - John Chambers
    Executive Chairman, and former CEO of Cisco Systems
  • 2015 - Clayton M. Christensen
    Harvard Business School
  • 2015 - Robert A. Lutz
    General Motors Company
  • 2014 - Elon Musk
    Tesla Motors & SpaceX
  • 2014 - Yang Yuanqing
    Lenovo
  • 2013 - Dr. Paul E. Jacobs
    Qualcomm
  • 2012 - Steve Jobs
    Apple, Inc.
  • 2012 - Chris Anderson
    TED
  • 2011 - John S. Hendricks
    Discovery Communications
  • 2011 - Alan Mulally
    Ford Motor Company
View a list of all past Achievement Award Honorees

2017 Edison Achievement Award Honorees

Jeffrey R. Immelt

Jeffrey R. Immelt

Chairman of the Board and
CEO of General Electric

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Astro Teller

Astro Teller

Captain of Moonshots (CEO) of X

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