I use an iPhone and an iMac, but Bill Gates is my real innovation hero. The Gates Foundation continues to be at the forefront of fighting disease and poverty. Their Annual Letter is a great primer on that work and the road ahead. Take a look. -- David

[T]he next 15 years will see major breakthroughs for most people in poor countries. They will be living longer and in better health. They will have unprecedented opportunities to get an education, eat nutritious food, and benefit from mobile banking. These breakthroughs will be driven by innovation in technology-ranging from new vaccines and hardier crops to much cheaper smartphones and tablets ... The rich world will keep getting exciting new advances too, but the improvements in the lives of the poor will be far more fundamental.
— Bill and Melinda Gates