Speakers on Big Tech’s Big Moment
In the past few weeks, eyes have turned towards Silicon Valley as questions rise about privacy, regulation, misinformation, the pros and cons of social networks, and the future of technology.
These speakers expertly discuss the opportunities that will come from this pivot point:
Farhad Manjoo, Technology Columnist for The New York Times
Farhad shares lessons businesses across the country can take away from Silicon Valley’s big players, and his “State of the Art” column is a fascinating weekly look at the ways technology changes society and business. A recent post, “It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive Smartphone,” looks at how businesses can boom while keeping the best interest of the consumer (and corporate image) in mind.
Vivek Wadhwa, Futurist, Author, & Emerging Technologies Expert
Wadhwa has held positions at Duke, Stanford, Harvard, and Singularity, and was called “Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice” for his ideas on technology, globalization, US competitiveness, and our place in the future global order. He breaks down the way tech advancements will affect your industry. Check out his blog about “The 6 New Technology Rules That Will Govern Our Future.”
Dex Torricke-Barton, Former Facebook, SpaceX, and Google Executive
Dex worked alongside Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, Elon Musk at SpaceX, and with Larry Page at Google. He discusses the intersection of technology and society, and asks where tech companies must draw the line when it comes to protecting customers. He also shares anecdotes from his time working with tech giants to helps companies understand how to get ahead of the change and movements they drive.
Nick Bilton, Vanity Fair Special Correspondent & Best-Selling Author
Nick has covered technology for more than a decade, and his columns and articles have led to best-selling books, TV shows, and even US government investigations. A recent article about Facebook has been getting a lot of attention as it looks at the role technology plays in our lives in 2018. He looks at where technology is headed and why companies that want to “Move fast and break things” may want to think twice.
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