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.

Fmr. Head of Communications at SpaceX, Communications Executive at Facebook, & Google Executive

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Dex Hunter-Torricke has managed communications for leaders and organizations working at the heart of global change. From 2012 to 2016, he led the executive communications team at Facebook and served as speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg. Prior to Facebook, he was Google's first executive speechwriter, supporting Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, CEO Larry Page, and other senior Google leaders. Before coming to Silicon Valley, he was a speechwriter and spokesperson for the United Nations. He also led SpaceX's communications team, reporting directly to Elon Musk. He is currently head of communication for the Oversight Board, the independent body that will be making decisions on Facebook and Instagram's most challenging content issues. Dex is passionate about technology, public policy, and storytelling, and in his talks, he helps leaders and organizations craft their messages.