TEDx Boise: Can The Internet Save The World? | LAI


Dex Hunter-Torricke, Former Head of Communications at SpaceX and Executive Communications Manager at Facebook, speaks at TEDx Boise about the disruptive power of emerging technology and the Internet. While much of Silicon Valley is focused on apps that effect the mundane challenges in life, technology can also be harnessed to address the world's most pressing issues. Dex explains how the Internet and increasing connectivity is effecting business around the world, as small companies and startups become multi-national movements.

Emerging Technologies Expert; Former Communications Executive at SpaceX & Facebook

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With more than a decade working at the heart of the technology industry, Dex Hunter-Torricke has managed communications for some of the most-influential and admired Silicon Valley leaders and corporations of our day. In his daily work, Dex plays a critical role in writing the next chapter on science, tech, the economy, and society across the globe, and spearheads efforts to bring the stories of how the world is being moved forward to light. From 2012-2016, he led the executive communications team at Facebook and served as personal speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg. He then went on to join SpaceX as senior director of communications. He later served as the VP Global Communications & Public Engagement for the Oversight Board for Meta, the independent body that makes decisions on Facebook and Instagram’s most challenging content issues. Dex takes audiences into Facebook’s boardroom, Musk’s open-concept cubicle, the famed Googleplex, and finally to the UN itself to share lessons on what it takes in today’s environment to build highly effective internal teams, how to use storytelling in modern communications, and what to make of the steady transition from local to global that’s unfolded over the past decade.