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The Digital Show: October 9, 2017

Host Kevin Werbach is joined by Brendan Eich (CEO and Co-Founder, Brave Software), Hal Singer (Senior Fellow; Principal, Economists Incorporated, George Washington Institute of Public Policy), Robert Scoble (Partner, Transformation Group), and Craig Moffett (Founder; Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson Research LLC) on the Monday, October 9, 2017 edition of The Digital Show.

Air Date: Monday, October 9, 2017 on SiriusXM 132

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The Digital Show: October 9, 2017 17:00

Air Time: 5:00 pm
Featuring: Brendan Eich

The Digital Show: October 9, 2017 17:30

Air Time: 5:30 pm
Featuring: Hal Singer

The Digital Show: October 9, 2017 18:00

Air Time: 6:00 pm
Featuring: Craig Moffett

The Digital Show: October 9, 2017 18:30

Air Time: 6:30 pm
Featuring: Robert Scoble

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Brendan Eich

CEO and Co-Founder, Brave Software

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Brendan Eich is the co-founder and CEO of Brave Software (https://brave.com/), a start-up that aims to transform the online ad ecosystem with faster and safer browsing, as well as micropayments and better ads to give users and publishers a better deal. Eich previously served as CTO, then CEO of the Mozilla Corporation. Prior to that, he co-founded the Mozilla project and foundation. While at Mozilla, Eich helped launch the award-winning Firefox web browser. Eich is also the inventor of JavaScript, the Internet’s most widely used programming language.

Twitter – @Brave | @AttentionToken | @BrendanEich

AttentionToken – https://basicattentiontoken.org/
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Hal Singer

Senior Fellow; Principal, Economists Incorporated, George Washington Institute of Public Policy

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Hal Singer is a principal at Economists Incorporated, a senior fellow at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Dr. Singer is co-author of the e-book The Need for Speed: A New Framework for Telecommunications Policy for the 21st Century (Brookings Press 2013) and co-author of the book Broadband in Europe: How Brussels Can Wire the Information Society (Kluwer/Springer Press 2005). He has published several book chapters, and his articles have appeared in dozens of legal and economic journals.

Dr. Singer has testified before Congress on the interplay between antitrust and sector-specific regulation. His scholarship and testimony have been widely cited by courts and regulatory agencies. In several antitrust cases concerning class certification, the district court’s order favorably cited Dr. Singer’s testimony. In agency reports and orders, his writings have been cited by the FCC, the FTC, and the DOJ. Dr. Singer has advised several companies and trade associations in the media industry, including Apple, AT&T, Google, GSN, MASN, NAB, NFL Network, Tennis Channel, and USTelecom.

Twitter – @HalSinger
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Robert Scoble

Partner, Transformation Group

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Robert Scoble is among the world’s best-known tech journalists and futurists. Based on his many meetings with tech pioneers and thinkers, he is always looking for early changes in patterns that foretell lasting trends. Three such trends have resulted in his three books with Israel.

Scoble has been a tech blogger since 2000, and was one of five people who built Microsoft’s Channel 9 video blog/community. He worked at Fast Company setting up and running its early online TV efforts, and has been part of technology media businesses since 1993.

For six years, he was Rackspace’s futurist, interviewing thousands of technologists and entrepreneurs about what’s next. Most recently, he was Entrepreneur in Residence, at Upload, Inc. where he and Israel incubated Transformation Group.

Twitter – @Scobleizer
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Craig Moffett

Founder; Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson Research LLC

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Craig Moffett has been elected to Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-American Research Team in the U.S. Telecom and/or Cable & Satellite sectors on fifteen separate occasions, including nine separate appearance as the #1 analyst in America in either U.S. Telecom and/or Cable & Satellite. He has also been rated the #1 analyst in the U.S. Telecommunications sector by Bloomberg Markets, and he has consistently ranked #1 in Research Quality in Greenwich Research’s annual survey in both Telecommunications and U.S. Cable and Satellite sectors.

Prior to founding MoffettNathanson, Mr. Moffett spent more than ten years at Sanford Bernstein & Co., LLC as a senior research analyst. In 2011 he became the first analyst in the firm’s history to be ranked #1 in two sectors simultaneously by Institutional Investor.

He was previously the President and founder of the e-commerce business at Sotheby’s Holdings, the venerable auction house. In 1999, he led Sothebys.com to what was then the highest first year sales of any consumer website ever launched.

Mr. Moffett spent more than eleven years at The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a Partner and Vice President specializing in telecommunications. He was the leader of BCG’s global Telecommunications practice from 1996 to 1999. While at BCG, he led client initiatives in the U.S. local, long distance, and wireless sectors, in both consumer and commercial services, and advised companies outside the U.S. in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. His relationship with a U.S. RBOC spanned more than a decade, and he was the author of more than 20 articles about the telecommunications industry during the 1990s. He published analyses and forecasts of the overcapacity and pending collapse of the U.S. long distance business as early as 1998. Mr. Moffett graduated from Harvard Business School with Honors in 1989. He received a BA from Brown University phi beta kappa in 1984.
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