Gil Laroya is an award-winning medical device entrepreneur, who works with physicians worldwide, developing innovative products that have saved or improved thousands of lives. A recipient of the 2004 NASA Emhardt Design Award for Innovation, he has developed products for the electronics and consumer industries as well, and has helped in starting over a half-dozen startup medical device firms in the Silicon Valley. Gil has received multiple U.S. and foreign patents in the medical device and human interaction fields. Growing up in the Silicon Valley, Gil has watched the evolution and changing direction of technology, which in turn has had a profound effect on politics and society. With every new innovation that surfaces, Gil has seen society and business change and evolve, in order to leverage technology and meet the new challenges that come with it. Gil has written numerous articles on Science, Business and Technology for the Huffpost, Ted.Com, and LinkedIn to name a few. His latest articles discuss the balance and overlap between our career and personal lives.