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.

Head of Global Communications & Marketing at Google Deepmind; 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. He is the head of global communications and marketing at Deepmind, one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence companies and a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Deepmind is playing a critical role in writing the next chapter on science, tech, the economy, and society across the globe, and Dex spearheads efforts to bring the stories of how the organization is moving the world 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.