John Schroeter

Executive Director at Abundant World Institute

John Schroeter is Executive Director at Abundant World Institute. Comprising a society of the world’s foremost technologists, futurists, and entrepreneurs, Abundant World Institute is a social enterprise dedicated to identifying and defining exponential solutions to global grand challenges in several areas of tremendous human consequence: energy, healthcare, education, and the environment.

Schroeter is co-author of the award-winning book Moonshots — Creating a World of Abundance, with Naveen Jain and Sir Richard Branson, and editor of After Shock, a compendium of essays by the world’s foremost futurists observing the 50 year anniversary of Alvin and Heidi Toffler’s Future Shock. He is the publisher of the iconic Popular Electronics, Mechanix Illustrated, and Popular Astronomy magazines, hosted at

Schroeter’s deep industry experience spans semiconductors to high-performance computing to advanced automotive technologies. His patented work in eliminating counterfeit drugs from the supply chain was recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation of the Year Award. He also consults in the advanced semiconductor and high-performance computing fields, with an emphasis on machine learning applications in defense and healthcare. His first book was the Prentice Hall classic, Surviving the ASIC Experience, on the design of custom integrated circuits.

Also passionate about music, Schroeter authored Between the Strings — the Secret Lives of Guitars, with introduction by BB King, and is an award-winning music producer.