Apple SDO Jony Ive received this week's Stephen Hawking Fellowship from the Cambridge Union Society and became the second person to receive the honor created in 2017 in collaboration with its namesake.
During an announcement ceremony on Tuesday at the Cambridge Union, Charles Connor, Cambridge Union Society President for Michaelmas 2018, I named one of the "most influential persons in modern technology." Varsity.
The Hawking Fellowship is an honorary title created last year just a few months prior to Hawking's death in March 2018. The award identifies distinctive figures in the STEM fields and recognizes their contributions to their respective crafts and industries.
For 2018, the Hawking Committee limited potential recipients to a 14-person shortlist, which were then ranked by an external panel of three Cambridge academics.
Van Ive is expected to give a lecture in the Cambridge Union, claiming to be the world's oldest debate society, during the Michaelmas period, or the first academic session of 2018. Connor believes the address is a "reflection on his career will be divided with a more general reflection on technology and design as a whole."
Ive has been recognized with numerous awards and honors during his time at Apple. He was knighted for "services to design and enterprise" in 2011, was named Design of the Year by the Royal Museum of Arts by the Royal Museum of Arts, and was appointed Chancellor of the Royal College of Art last year. London.
At Apple, Ive is directly involved in the design and development of the company's popular consumer products, including iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac and more. In more than 25 years he has played an increasingly prominent role at Apple. In Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple's late co-founder, Steve Jobs, Ive is described as the "spiritual partner" of the tech guru who had "more operational power" than anyone else at the company after the death of Jobs in 2011.
Promoted to chief design officer in May 2015, Ive took a step back from day-to-day design tasks to focus on an Apple retail store and the completion of the company's Apple Park Cus. He returned to direct control over the Apple design team late last year.