Recent Guests

Brian Fung
Brian Fung

Tech Reporter
Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/brian-fung/?utm_term=.fdcd727d5fb4

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on electronic privacy, national security, digital politics and the Internet that binds it all together. He was previously the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic. His writing has also appeared in Foreign Policy, Talking Points Memo, the American Prospect and Nonprofit Quarterly.

Twitter - @b_fung

Episodes: 7/17/2017 @5:00 PM, 3/27/2017 @5:00 PM, 12/8/2014 @5:00 PM


Jerry Michalski
Jerry Michalski

President
REX
http://therexpedition.com/

Jerry Michalski (ma-call-ski) is the founder of REX, the Relationship Economy eXpedition, a private, collaborative inquiry into the next economy. More broadly, he is a pattern finder, lateral thinker, connector and facilitator. He loves public speaking, is two degrees from Kevin Bacon (took an urban design course from Kevin’s Father, Ed) and has a unique claim: the world’s largest published Brain (online and in an iOS app).

Three decades of exploration into the interactions between technology, society and business made him realize the word “consumer” made him itch. Paying attention to the word gifted him the thesis that we are entering a Relationship Economy: We are rediscovering trust, interdependence and meaning through movements as varied as open source software, pattern languages, the sharing economy, microfinance, unschooling, traffic calming and workplace democracy.

From 1987 to 1998, Jerry was a technology analyst, first at the market-research firm New Science Asso(Show Full Bio)ciates, then as Managing Editor of Esther Dyson’s monthly tech newsletter Release 1.0, as well as co-host of her annual conference, PC Forum. (Yes, just before Kevin!) He was fortunate to be on duty when the Internet showed up. That turned out well.

Since 1998, Jerry has been independent, advising organizations large and small. Jerry earned an MBA from the Wharton School, where he stumbled into the mind-expanding ideas of Russ Ackoff, and a BA in Economics (mostly econometrics) from UC Irvine. He was raised in Peru and Argentina and speaks fluent Spanish and German, as well as pretty passable French. You can contact him at sociate@gmail.com.

Twitter - @jerrymichalski

Episode: 7/17/2017 @6:00 PM


Tad Deriso
Tad Deriso

President & CEO
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp
http://www.mbc-va.com/

Tad Deriso is the President & CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) with offices in Richmond, Virginia, South Boston, Virginia and Santa Clara, California.

In 2003, Tad helped form MBC, a non-profit organization that has built an advanced open-access fiber optic backbone network in Southern Virginia. The network, which is now in its 14th full year of operations, is helping to generate new jobs and investments in the region, and is a successful model of how public/private partnerships can work to extend advanced fiber optic middle-mile networks to underserved communities. Tad helped direct the successful application and award of over $100 million in grant funds from the Virginia Tobacco Commission and US Department of Commerce to build the MBC network.

Prior to forming MBC, Tad was a Senior Consultant with CHR Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia working with rural communities, electric utilities and telecom companies on planning for broadband deployment(Show Full Bio), sustainability assessments and open-access fiber network business planning.

Tad has spoken at many Local, State, National and International conferences on the importance of open-access fiber networks, the role those networks play in economic development, and how national and regional governing bodies can implement similar models to boost broadband access and enhance economic dividends for rural communities.
Tad holds a BBA in Management and International Business from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He resides in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Emily and daughters Sara (18) and Kate (16).

Episode: 7/17/2017 @5:30 PM


Ifeoma Ajunwa
Ifeoma Ajunwa

Assistant Professor, ILR School; Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University
Cornell University
https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/

Dr. Ajunwa is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Cornell University's ILR School and a Faculty Associate Member at Cornell Law School. She is also a Fellow at the Berman Klein Center at Harvard University and was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School in Spring 2017. Dr. Ajunwa received her PhD from Columbia University's Sociology department with a concentration in Organizational Theory and Law and Society. The focus of her research has been on how private firms offset the risk from perceived risky employees and job applicants.

Dr. Ajunwa has published extensively in top journals and her most recent article in the California Law Review (co-authored with Kate Crawford and Jason Schultz) was endorsed by the NY Times editorial board for its recommendations for the protection of employees' health data. Her work has also been published or cited in popular press like the Harvard Business Review, the NY Times, the Atlantic, CNN, Bloomberg, and the Verge, etc. She is re(Show Full Bio)cognized as an international expert on the interaction of technology and the workplace and has testified before American governmental agencies such as, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on the use of technology in hiring and evaluation. Dr. Ajunwa's book, "The Quantified Worker" is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2018.

Twitter - @iajunwa
California Law Review Article: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2746211

Episode: 7/17/2017 @6:30 PM


Roger Cheng
Roger Cheng

Executive Editor
CNET News
https://www.cnet.com/news/

Roger Cheng is the executive editor in charge of breaking news for CNET News. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade. He's a devoted Trojan alum and Los Angeles Lakers fan.

Episodes: 7/10/2017 @6:20 PM, 2/13/2017 @6:20 PM, 10/17/2016 @6:20 PM, 7/18/2016 @5:00 PM, 3/7/2016 @5:00 PM, 11/16/2015 @5:00 PM, 10/5/2015 @5:00 PM, 7/27/2015 @6:20 PM, 1/12/2015 @5:00 PM


Ed Zimmerman
Ed Zimmerman

Fo-Founder/Chair, Tech Group; Co-Founder/Chair; Adjunct Professor of Venture Capital (VC), (respectively)
Lowenstein Sandler; VentureCrush; Columbia Business School
https://www.lowenstein.com/ezimmerman/

Ed Zimmerman is a lawyer representing tech startups, growth companies and the venture capital and growth equity funds that back them. He co-founded and Chairs the Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, where he’s worked since summer 1991. In 2013, Dow Jones ranked Lowenstein among the five most active law firms in America for venture capital and private equity deals. As an angel investor, Ed has personally invested in more than 80 startups and more than 30 venture funds.

Ed’s been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business since 2005, where he teaches Venture Capital and Angel Investing. Ed co-founded and chairsVentureCrush, which also includes FirstGrowthVC (which Pando Daily called “New York’s best Accelerator”) and AngelVineVC.

Ed has published more than 75 columns on tech startups and growth companies (and sometimes wine), mostly on the Accelerators page of the Wall Street Journal, where he currently serves as a WSJ Expert Panelist and (Show Full Bio)another few dozen in Forbes. Ed worked harvest (briefly) in France and California, and had minor involvement in vinifying a wine granted a perfect 100 point score by Robert Parker.

Ed is active in politics and published a Pledge Against Gender Bias in 2014 on the Accelerators page of the Wall Street Journal.

VentureCrush - VentureCrush.com
Columbia Business School - http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/cbs-directory/detail/ez2137

Episode: 7/10/2017 @5:00 PM


Dr. Nancy Segal
Dr. Nancy Segal

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Twin Studies Center
California State University, Fullerton
http://drnancysegaltwins.org/

Dr. Nancy L. Segal received a B.A. in psychology and literature from Boston University (1973), and an M.A. (1974) and Ph.D. (1982) in the Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Chicago. From 1982-1991 she was a post-doctoral fellow and research associate at the University of Minnesota, affiliated with the well-known Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. She is currently Professor of Psychology at CSU Fullerton and Director of the Twin Studies Center, which she founded in 1991.
Dr. Segal has authored over 200 scientific articles and book chapters, as well as several books on twins. Her latest book, Born Together-Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study (2012, Harvard University Press) won the 2013 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association. Her other books include Someone Else’s Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth (2011), Indivisible by Two: Lives of Extraordinary Twins (2007) and Entwined Lives: Twins and What Th(Show Full Bio)ey Tell Us About Human Behavior (2000). She is currently working on two new books. The first, Twin Mythconceptions (Elsevier, February 2017)), describes the false beliefs and fables surrounding twins and provides much needed correction. The second book, Accidental Brothers (St. Martin’s Press, April 2018) follows the life histories of two sets of identical Colombian twins who were inadvertently exchanged at birth, and provides a number of interesting research findings.
Dr. Segal has received several international awards, including the James Shields Award for Lifetime Contributions to Twin Research (International Society for Twin Studies) and the International Making a Difference Award (Multiple Births Canada). She is the 2016 recipient of the Wang Family Excellence Award from the California State University administrators and trustees for “exemplary contributions and achievement.” She was recognized as CSUF’s Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2005 and as the Distinguished Faculty Member in Humanities and Social Sciences in 2007 and 2014.
Dr. Segal has contributed to, and been featured in, national and international print media and television, most recently the New York Times (Does Breast Milk Have a Sex Bias?” January 2017, “The Closest of Strangers,” May 2014; “Holding a Mirror to Their Natures,” August, 2014, “The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá, July, 2015 and “The Whites of Our Eyes,” July 2015) and CBS Sunday Morning (Chinese Twins Reared Apart, February 5, 2017). She has been a frequent guest on national and international television and radio programs, including the Martha Stewart Show, Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show and The Forum (BBC). Dr. Segal has variously served as a consultant and expert witness for the media, the law and the arts. Her research interests include the behavioral and physical development of twins, twins’ social relationships and the behavioral consequences of twin loss. In June 2014 she was selected as a mentor for Adventures of the Mind, a program exposing diverse high school students from around the world to social science, natural science and humanities disciplines as they prepare for college.

Episode: 7/10/2017 @5:40 PM


Andrew McLaughlin
Andrew McLaughlin

Founder, Partner; Former Deputy CTO of the US under President Obama
Higher Ground Labs
https://www.highergroundlabs.com/

Andrew McLaughlin is a nerd who geeks out on the Internet, startups, politics, law, government, public policy, and civic tech. He is a big fan of free speech, technological innovation, government reform, robust democratic institutions, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, individual freedom, social justice, rule of law, fairness, opportunity, responsibility, economic growth, environmental protection, affordable health insurance, tolerance, reason, open source software, distributed architectures, clean UIs, Lisa Simpson, power pop, libraries, and Star Wars.
Andrew is a venture partner at betaworks, a technology and media startup studio and seed investor based in NYC. As a partner at betaworks from 2012-2016, Andrew was an operator, a company and product builder, a business strategist, and an early-stage tech investor. He served as CEO of two betaworks companies, Digg and Instapaper, and in 2016 worked at Medium, leading a set of teams including corporate development, new business initiative(Show Full Bio)s, editorial, outreach, international, and enterprise services. Since 2012, Andrew has served on the board of Chartbeat, a real-time data analytics service.

Andrew chairs the board of Access Now, a not-for-profit devoted to defending and extending the digital rights of activists, journalists, and citizens at risk around the world. He is a director of Public Knowledge, which promotes freedom of expression, an open Internet, and a vibrant public domain.

Andrew is a member of the Partnership for New York City Innovation Council. He supports New York Public Radio as a member of its Digital Task Force. He is a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation; an advisor to Data & Society, a research institute focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development; a member of the Advisory Council of the Open Technology Fund; and a co-chair of the digital strategy committee of the Brooklyn Public Library.

From 2009-2011, Andrew McLaughlin was a member of President Obama's senior White House staff, serving as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States. In that role, Andrew was responsible for advising the President on Internet, technology, and innovation policy, including open government, cybersecurity, online privacy and free speech, spectrum policy, federal R&D priorities, entrepreneurship, and the creation of open technology standards and platforms for health care, energy efficiency, and education. In 2008-2009, he served on the Obama/Biden presidential transition team, as a member of the Technology, Innovation and Government Reform cluster.

Andrew served on the boards of Code for America (2011-13) and the Sunlight Foundation, (2011-2016). In 2014-15, he was a senior fellow in cybersecurity and Internet governance at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs; in 2011-12, he was a non-resident fellow at Stanford Law's Center for Internet & Society and at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. In 2011-12, Andrew was a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, teaching a course on "Freedom of Speech in a Digitally Interconnected World". In 2011-13, Andrew was a member of the Commission on Innovation of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors.

From 2011-2012, Andrew was EVP of Tumblr, responsible for the international, community, outreach, editorial, marketing, and support teams.

From 2004-2009, Andrew was Director of Global Public Policy at Google, leading the company's work on issues like freedom of expression and censorship, surveillance and law enforcement, privacy, copyrights and trademarks, regulation of Internet and telecommunications networks, wireless radio spectrum, national security, trade policy, patent reform, and online child protection. Andrew built and managed a 50-person worldwide team based in Brussels, London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Dublin, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Sydney, Ottawa, Washington, and San Francisco. Andrew was a co-lead on Google's Africa strategy and operations.
From 1999-2003, Andrew helped launch, establish, and manage ICANN, the Internet's technical coordinating organization, serving as Vice President, Chief Policy Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. From 1998-2005, Andrew was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In 2002-2003, Andrew taught a course on digital democracy at Harvard Law School while working on Internet and telecom law reform projects in a number of developing countries, including Ghana, Mongolia, Kenya, Afghanistan, and South Africa. He was a co-founder of CIPESA, a technology policy think-tank and advocacy center based at Makerere University in Uganda. Andrew served as a member of the Board of Directors of Bridges.org, an international technology policy not-for-profit based in Cape Town.

After clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Andrew started his career as a lawyer at Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C., where he focused on appellate and constitutional litigation. He was a member of the legal team that challenged the U.S. government's first Internet censorship law, resulting in the Supreme Court's landmark 1997 Internet free speech ruling in Reno vs. ACLU. From 1997-98, Andrew served as legal counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 2000, Time Magazine named Andrew one of its Digital Dozen for the new century. In 2001, he was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He is a fellow of the Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee on US-China Relations.

Andrew holds a B.A. in history from Yale University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Growing up, Andrew attended Highland Elementary School in Sylvania, Ohio; Widsten Elementary School in Wayzata, Minnesota; Longfellow Elementary School and Ben Franklin Junior High School in Fargo, North Dakota; the American Community School in Cobham, Surrey, UK; and Neil A. Armstrong Senior High School in Plymouth, Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1987. Over various summers, he attended the Trollwood Performing Arts School in Fargo, the International Music Camp in Dunseith, North Dakota, and the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth in St. Paul, at which point he had to start working lame summer jobs at places like the Sheraton Park Place Hotel, Dayton's Department Store, and the kitchen of the celebrated Red Lobster of Golden Valley.

Episodes: 7/3/2017 @5:30 PM, 6/5/2017 @5:30 PM, 1/30/2017 @6:00 PM, 7/11/2016 @6:30 PM


Ina Fried
Ina Fried

Chief Technology Correspondent
Axios
https://www.axios.com/

Ina Fried is Chief Technology Correspondent for Axios. Her road to becoming the woman she is today has been a long one. Before joining Axios, she was a senior editor at Recode, where she covered mobile and served as producer of the Code/Mobile series of conferences. Prior to Recode, Ina covered mobile for All Things Digital where she also co-produced the D: Dive Into Mobile conference. She spent a decade at CNET where she covered, among other things, Microsoft and Apple. Prior to joining CNET in May 2000, she covered chips for Bridge News and was a writer at the Orange County Business Journal and Orange County Register. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio. Ina is a past vice president and national board member of NLGJA: The LGBT Journalists Association and in 2016 was inducted into the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame.

Twitter - @inafried
Axios - https://www.axios.com/community/ina

Episodes: 7/3/2017 @5:00 PM, 6/5/2017 @5:00 PM


Dr. Andreas Weigend
Dr. Andreas Weigend

Founder; Author of "Data for the People"
Social Data Lab
http://weigend.com

Dr. Andreas Weigend is an expert on big data, consumer behavior, and social-mobile technologies, the combination of which he calls the Social Data Revolution. As the former Chief Scientist at Amazon, he helped create the company’s data strategy and culture of innovation. He is the author of “Data for the People” and the founder of the Social Data Lab, a group of thought leaders and data scientists. Recent clients include Alibaba, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, GE, Hyatt, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Tencent, and the World Economic Forum. Andreas received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford, teaches at UC Berkeley and at Fudan in Shanghai, and lives in San Francisco and on weigend.com/where.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Data-People-Make-Post-Privacy-Economy/dp/0465044697/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1496866093&sr=1-1&keywords=data+for+the+people
Book Site - http://ourdata.com

Episodes: 7/3/2017 @6:00 PM, 6/5/2017 @6:00 PM


April Rinne
April Rinne

Independent Sharing Economy Adviser
http://www.aprilrinne.com

April Rinne is a global authority on the sharing economy, digital economy and new tech-enabled business models. Her areas of expertise include policy reform, global expansion, future of work, future of travel, sustainable development, cities, and emerging markets. She is a trusted adviser to numerous startups, companies and governments worldwide, and she is an acclaimed keynote speaker to private, public and social sector organizations.

A true globetrotter, Rinne has traveled to 95 countries (to date) and has work experience in more than 50 countries on six continents. She began with extensive solo travel, including almost four years as a 20-something, with the goal of seeing how the rest of the world lives.

Rinne is not just a thought leader but a doer. At the World Economic Forum, Rinne is a Young Global Leader who heads the Sharing Economy Working Group and serves on the Global Futures Council on Mobility and the Urbanization advisory board. She is a member of the Chin(Show Full Bio)a National Sharing Economy Committee and serves on the sharing economy advisory boards of Seoul, South Korea; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and the National League of Cities, U.S. Rinne was formerly chief strategy officer for the Collaborative Lab; a private lawyer focusing on international finance and impact investing; and the global director of WaterCredit by water.org (microfinance + water and sanitation). She holds a BA in international relations, Emory University; MA in international finance, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; JD, Harvard Law School.

Twitter - @aprilrinne

Episodes: 7/3/2017 @6:30 PM, 6/5/2017 @6:30 PM


Larry Dignan
Larry Dignan

Editor-in-Chief
ZDNet
http://www.zdnet.com/

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Episodes: 6/26/2017 @5:00 PM, 6/20/2016 @5:00 PM, 1/4/2016 @5:00 PM, 9/28/2015 @5:00 PM, 7/13/2015 @5:30 PM


Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly

Senior Maverick; Author of "The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future"
Wired Magazine
http://kk.org/

Kevin Kelly helped launch Wired magazine in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. He is now Senior Maverick for Wired. In 1994 and 1997, during Kelly’s tenure, Wired won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence (the industry’s equivalent of two Oscars).

From 1984 to 1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. The non-profit Whole Earth Review (formerly called Co-Evolution Quarterly) was a small, yet influential, journal that consistently published trend-making topics years before other publications noticed them. Under Kelly’s direction and editorship,Whole Earth was the first consumer magazine to report on virtual reality, ecological restoration, the global teenager, Internet culture and artificial life (to name just a few early trends in the 1980s).

In the late 80s, Kelly conceived and oversaw the publication of four versions of the Whole Earth Catalogs. These were award-wi(Show Full Bio)nning compendiums evaluating all the best “tools” available for self-education. (Over a million Whole Earth Catalogs have been sold.) The kind of tools reviewed include hardware, power tools, books, and software — anything that leverages power to individuals. In 1988 Kelly edited, published, and wrote much of Signal, aWhole Earth Catalog of personal communication tools, which evaluated the technologies of faxes, satellite TV, cellular, digital retouching, online systems and the whole emerging world of digital technology. Signal was a precursor to Wired magazine. In 2003 Kelly launched theCool Tools website to review one tool daily. In 2014 he published the best from 11 years of reviews as a large, oversized, 500-page Whole Earth Catalog inspired book in paper. TheCool Tools book was a #15 bestseller on Amazon.

Kelly was a founding board member of the WELL, a very early online service started in 1985 by the Point Foundation (Kelly was director of Point from 1985-1990). The WELL is considered to be the pioneer in developing online communities and social networks, and it influenced other early online companies such as AOL.

As director of the Point Foundation, Kelly was involved in initiating several techno-culture experiments. He launched Cyberthon in 1990, the first round-the-clock virtual reality jamboree. This brought together for the first time, all existing virtual reality prototypes and allowed 400 invited guests to try them out. It was the first chance the lay public had to try VR. Kelly was also co-founder of the annual Hackers’ Conference, a

weekend rendezvous which in 1984 brought together three generations of legendary computer programmers for the first time. Kelly is the author of Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Economic and Social Systems, published in 1994. This wide-ranging book is about how machines, the economy, and all large human-made inventions are becoming biological. Fortune magazine called it “essential reading for all executives.” His second book, New Rules for the New Economy, was published in 1998. It outlines the new economics based in the digital world, introducing the importance of “free” prices. New Rules was a bestseller in the US and has been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese and Estonian. What Technology Wants, published in 2010, offers the first theory for technology, defining the nature of this force in the universe. His most recent book is The Inevitable (2016), about the unavoidable trends in the next 20 years.

Kevin Kelly’s writing has appeared in many national and international publications such as the New York Times, The Economist, Time, Harpers, Science, GQ, Wall Street Journal andEsquire. His photographs have appeared in LIFE and other national magazines. For speeches he is represented by Stern Speakers. Kelly is a founding member of the board of The Long Now Foundation, which is a group of individuals encouraging long-term thinking. The Long Now is building a clock and library that will last 10,000 years. The first 10,000-year clock is now being built inside a mountain in western Texas. The purpose of the project is to foster long term responsibility.

Before taking up the consequences of technology, Kelly was a nomadic photojournalist. One summer he rode a bicycle 5,000 miles across America. For most of the 1970s he was a photographer in remote parts of Asia, publishing his photographs in national magazines. The German art publisher Taschen published Asia Grace, Kelly’s book of photographs of a disappearing Asia. Kelly wrote a monthly travel column for New Age Journal. In the early 1980s he published and edited the first magazine devoted to walking, and ran a mail order catalog specializing in budget travel around the world.

Kelly lives in Pacifica, California, a small coastal town just south of San Francisco. He is married and has three wonderful children. He was born in 1952. He has no college or university degrees.

Twitter - @kevin2kelly

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Inevitable-Understanding-Technological-Forces-Future/dp/0525428089

Episode: 6/26/2017 @6:30 PM


Sarah Lacy
Sarah Lacy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Pando.com
https://pando.com/author/pandosarahlacy/

Sarah Lacy is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pando.com, a Silicon Valley-based investigative news site. She has covered the industry for more than 15 years at BusinessWeek, TechCrunch and other publications. She is the author of three books, including the forthcoming "A Uterus Is a Feature Not Bug" (Harper Business, 2017) about the power of motherhood.

Episodes: 6/26/2017 @6:00 PM, 3/20/2017 @6:00 PM, 2/6/2017 @6:00 PM


Vinny Lingham
Vinny Lingham

Co-founder & CEO
Civic
https://www.civic.com

Vinny Lingham is a well recognized Internet entrepreneur who is currently the co­founder & CEO of Civic Technologies, Inc ­ a startup company that has a goal to eliminate new account fraud and prevent identity theft by creating an "Identity Network” where consumers can confirm their identity in real­time with participating merchants and vendors. He recently raised $2.75 million in venture funding led by notable investor Social Leverage. Prior to Civic, he was the co­founder and CEO of Gyft ­ a mobile gift card company founded in 2012 and backed by Google Ventures. Gyft quickly become the leading player in the space and was acquired by global payments giant, First Data Corporation in 2014, for over $50m. Vinny previously founded & ran Yola.com, Clicks2Customers and incuBeta. Vinny is also the co­founder of SiliconCape.com, an NGO based in South Africa that aims to turn Cape Town into a technology hub. Vinny is an active technology investor primarily in Silicon Valley. He also partnered (Show Full Bio)with one of his previous co­founders to establish an investment fund in South Africa, called Newtown Partners, where he has led early stage investments into successful and notable startups such as Sweep South, in South Africa. Currently, Vinny is a Shark on MNET’s Shark Tank reality TV series which will air Fall of 2016. He has also appeared as a Dragon on the South African edition of Dragon’s Den, the longest running UK investment reality show (sister show to Shark Tank), a reality television program where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in order to secure investment finance from a panel of venture capitalists. He is a co­author alongside his co­investors from the show, of “I’m In: Essential Advice for Entrepreneurs.” Vinny now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two sons.

Episode: 6/26/2017 @5:30 PM


Ian Bogost
Ian Bogost

Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies, Professor of Interactive Computing; Game Designer; Author
http://www.iac.gatech.edu/people/faculty/bogost

Dr. Ian Bogost is an author and an award-winning game designer. He is Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also holds an appointment in the Scheller College of Business. Bogost is also Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC, an independent game studio, and a Contributing Editor at The Atlantic.

He is author or co-author of ten books:

Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism
Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Videogames
Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System
Newsgames: Journalism at Play
How To Do Things with Videogames
Alien Phenomenology, or What it’s Like to Be a Thing
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The Geek’s Chihuahua: Living With Apple
How To Talk About Videogames
and Play Anything

Bogost is also the co-editor of the Platform Studies book series at MIT Press, and the Object Lessons book and (Show Full Bio)essay series, published by The Atlantic and Bloomsbury.

Bogost’s videogames about social and political issues cover topics as varied as airport security, consumer debt, disaffected workers, the petroleum industry, suburban errands, pandemic flu, and tort reform. His games have been played by millions of people and exhibited or held in collections internationally, at venues including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Telfair Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, the Laboral Centro de Arte, and The Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

His independent games include Cow Clicker, a Facebook game send-up of Facebook games that was the subject of a Wired magazine feature, and A Slow Year, a collection of videogame poems for Atari VCS, Windows, and Mac, which won the Vanguard and Virtuoso awards at the 2010 IndieCade Festival.

Bogost holds a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. He lives in Atlanta.

Twitter - @ibogost
Personal Site - bogost.com

Episodes: 6/19/2017 @5:30 PM, 5/1/2017 @5:40 PM


Anindya Ghose
Anindya Ghose

Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences; Professor of Marketing; Director, Center for Business Analytics
Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
http://people.stern.nyu.edu/aghose/

Anindya Ghose is a Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and a Professor of Marketing at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is the Director of the Center for Business Analytics at NYU Stern. He is the NEC Faculty Fellow at NYU Stern. He has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the Wharton School of Business. In 2014, he was named by Poets & Quants as one of the "Top 40 Professors Under 40 Worldwide" and by Analytics Week as one the "Top 200 Thought Leaders in Big Data and Business Analytics". He is the youngest ever receipient of the highly prestigious INFORMS ISS Distinguished Fellow Award, given to recognize individuals who (i) have made outstanding intellectual contributions to the discipline with publications that have made a significant impact on theory, research, and practice and (ii) intellectual stewardship of the field as reflected in the mentoring of doctoral students and young researchers. His rise from assistant to full pr(Show Full Bio)ofessor in 8.5 years at NYU Stern is widely regarded as one of the fastest in the history of the entire Information Systems, operations and Marketing academic disciplines in business schools globally.

He has consulted in various capacities for Berkeley Corporation, CBS, Dataxu, Facebook, NBC Universal, OneVest, Samsung, Showtime, and 3TI World, and collaborated with Adobe, Alibaba, China Mobile, Google, IBM, Indiegogo, Microsoft, Recobell, Travelocity and many other leading Fortune 500 firms on realizing business value from IT investments, internet marketing, business analytics, mobile marketing, digital analytics, social media, and other areas. He also occasionally serves as an expert witness for information technology and consumer-related litigation (intellectual property, patent damages and consumer damages, consumer behavior in high tech industries and information disclosure on internet platforms). He currently serves as a Scientific Expert with Cornerstone Research. He also serves as main the Scientific Advisor to 3TI World and to OneVest.

He has published more than 80 papers in premier scientific journals and peer reviewed conferences, and has given more than 200 talks internationally. He is a frequent keynote speaker in executive gatherings and thought leading events globally. His research has received 15 best paper awards and nominations. He is a winner of the NSF CAREER award and has been awarded 14 grants from Google, Microsoft and several other corporations. His research analyzes the economic consequences of the Internet on industries and markets transformed by its shared technology infrastructure. He has worked on product reviews, reputation and rating systems, digital marketing, sponsored search advertising, wearable technologies, mobile commerce, mobile advertising, crowdfunding, and online markets. He also plays a senior advisory role to several start-ups in the Internet space. He has been interviewed and his research has been profiled numerous times in the BBC, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, China Daily, The Economist, Financial Times, Fox News, Forbes, Knowledge@Wharton, Korean Broadcasting News Company, Los Angeles Times, Marketplace Radio, MSNBC, National Public Radio, NBC, Newsweek, New York Times, New York Daily, NHK Japan Broadcasting, Reuters, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Xinhua, and elsewhere. He teaches courses on social media, digital marketing, business analytics and IT strategy at the undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, MSBA, and Executive Education level in various parts of the world including the US, India, China, and South Korea.

He is on the Research Council of the Wharton Customer Analytics Institute, a faculty affiliate with the Marketing Science Institute and the Sloan Center for Internet Retailing at the University of California, Riverside. He serves as an Associate Editor of Management Science and a Senior Editor of Information Systems Research. Before joining NYU Stern, Dr. Ghose worked in GlaxoSmithKline, as a Product Manager in HCL-Hewlett Packard, and as a Senior E-Business Consultant with IBM. He has a B. Tech in Engineering from the Regional Engineering College (NIT) in Jalandhar, and an M.B.A in Finance, Marketing and Systems from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.

Center for Business Analytics - http://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-stern/about/departments-centers-initiatives/centers-of-research/center-for-business-analytics-2
Wharton Customer Analytics Institute - http://wcai.wharton.upenn.edu/

Episodes: 6/19/2017 @5:00 PM, 5/1/2017 @5:00 PM


Tai Bendit
Tai Bendit

Senior Student, Economics; Wharton Research Scholar
the Wharton School
https://mackinstitute.wharton.upenn.edu/students/undergraduate-research-prize/

Tai Bendit is a Senior in Wharton studying Economics with a concentration in Operations, Information, and Decisions. He is a Wharton Research Scholar and his research focuses on organizational behavior, implicit bias, and mindfulness workplace interventions. He is also passionate about digital health and the digital economy. Outside of research, Tai is also the drummer for the Mask and Wig Band, and has performed in cities including NY, SF, LA, DC, and London.

Episodes: 6/19/2017 @6:00 PM, 5/1/2017 @6:20 PM


Olivia Nelson
Olivia Nelson

Senior Student, Marketing
the Wharton School
https://undergrad.wharton.upenn.edu/author/nelsono/

Olivia Nelson is a senior in Wharton from Scotch Plains, NJ, concentrating in Marketing, and minoring in Hispanic Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Upon graduation, she will be working at Microsoft as a Product Marketing Manager, in Redmond, Washington. Outside of marketing, her interests lie in music and its intersection with technology.

Episodes: 6/19/2017 @6:00 PM, 5/1/2017 @6:20 PM


Angela Zutavern
Angela Zutavern

Vice President; Co-Author of "The Mathematical Corporation: Where Machine Intelligence and Human Ingenuity Achieve the Impossible"
Booz Allen Hamilton
https://www.boozallen.com

Booz Allen Hamilton Vice President ANGELA ZUTAVERN has pioneered the application of machine intelligence to organizational leadership and strategy. She is an inventor of the machine intelligence and data science strategies that are now helping business and government organizations make better decisions and gain competitive advantages.

Angela led Booz Allen’s most advanced data science R&D efforts, including in the areas of deep learning and quantum machine learning. She has worked with clients in every major U.S. cabinet-level department as well as in sublevel agencies. In addition, she has advised many Fortune 500 companies and led teams across every major industry. She is passionate about data science for social good and helped create the Data Science Bowl, a first-if-its-kind, world-class competition that solves global issues through machine intelligence.

A frequent industry, academic, and media speaker on the power of data science, Angela convenes the Chief Data Off(Show Full Bio)icer (CDO) Council for the U.S. federal government community. In addition, she is actively involved in strengthening diversity and inclusion, especially in technology, and is an enthusiastic champion of women in data science. Angela also serves on the board of directors of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports ICE employees in their homeland security and public safety missions.

Angela earned her B.S. in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and her M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. Connect with her on Twitter. Video here.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Mathematical-Corporation-Intelligence-Ingenuity-Impossible/dp/1610397886

Episode: 6/12/2017 @5:00 PM


Ravi Viswanathan
Ravi Viswanathan

General Partner
New Enterprise
http://www.raviviswanathan.com/

Ravi is a General Partner and focuses on investments in the software, internet, and fintech sectors. He also co-heads the firm’s Technology Venture Growth Equity investment practice. Ravi has led investments in Acquia, BloomReach, Boku, Captora, Cyence, Desire2Learn, Forter, Gladly, Heap, MindTickle, MOVE Guides, Mulesoft, Plaid, Placester, and Reltio. Prior investments include Arcot (acquired by CA), Braintree (acquired by eBay), GlobalLogic (acquired by Apax Partners), IM Logic (acquired by Symantec), PURE Energies (acquired by NRG), Sanera (acquired by McData), Tele Atlas (Euronext: TA, acquired by TomTom), and ViXs (TXS: VXS). Prior to NEA, Ravi worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as co-head of the technology practice in their private equity group. Ravi has also worked for McKinsey & Company, as well as Raychem Corporation, where he focused on research and product development in various materials systems. Ravi received an MBA from Wharton and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UCSB wh(Show Full Bio)ere he focused his research on materials science applications. Ravi also earned a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Wharton Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.

Episode: 6/12/2017 @5:40 PM


Steve Kovach
Steve Kovach

Senior Correspondent
Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com

Steve is Senior Correspondent at Business Insider. Previously, he was a Deputy Editor at Tech Insider and Senior Editor for the tech section of Business Insider. He's appeared on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Sirius XM, and Marketplace.

Twitter - @stevekovach

Episode: 6/12/2017 @6:20 PM


Ina Fried
Ina Fried

Chief Technology Correspondent
Axios
https://www.axios.com/

Ina Fried is Chief Technology Correspondent for Axios. Her road to becoming the woman she is today has been a long one. Before joining Axios, she was a senior editor at Recode, where she covered mobile and served as producer of the Code/Mobile series of conferences. Prior to Recode, Ina covered mobile for All Things Digital where she also co-produced the D: Dive Into Mobile conference. She spent a decade at CNET where she covered, among other things, Microsoft and Apple. Prior to joining CNET in May 2000, she covered chips for Bridge News and was a writer at the Orange County Business Journal and Orange County Register. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio. Ina is a past vice president and national board member of NLGJA: The LGBT Journalists Association and in 2016 was inducted into the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame.

Twitter - @inafried
Axios - https://www.axios.com/community/ina

Episodes: 7/3/2017 @5:00 PM, 6/5/2017 @5:00 PM


Dr. Andreas Weigend
Dr. Andreas Weigend

Founder; Author of "Data for the People"
Social Data Lab
http://weigend.com

Dr. Andreas Weigend is an expert on big data, consumer behavior, and social-mobile technologies, the combination of which he calls the Social Data Revolution. As the former Chief Scientist at Amazon, he helped create the company’s data strategy and culture of innovation. He is the author of “Data for the People” and the founder of the Social Data Lab, a group of thought leaders and data scientists. Recent clients include Alibaba, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, GE, Hyatt, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Tencent, and the World Economic Forum. Andreas received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford, teaches at UC Berkeley and at Fudan in Shanghai, and lives in San Francisco and on weigend.com/where.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Data-People-Make-Post-Privacy-Economy/dp/0465044697/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1496866093&sr=1-1&keywords=data+for+the+people
Book Site - http://ourdata.com

Episodes: 7/3/2017 @6:00 PM, 6/5/2017 @6:00 PM


April Rinne
April Rinne

Independent Sharing Economy Adviser
http://www.aprilrinne.com

April Rinne is a global authority on the sharing economy, digital economy and new tech-enabled business models. Her areas of expertise include policy reform, global expansion, future of work, future of travel, sustainable development, cities, and emerging markets. She is a trusted adviser to numerous startups, companies and governments worldwide, and she is an acclaimed keynote speaker to private, public and social sector organizations.

A true globetrotter, Rinne has traveled to 95 countries (to date) and has work experience in more than 50 countries on six continents. She began with extensive solo travel, including almost four years as a 20-something, with the goal of seeing how the rest of the world lives.

Rinne is not just a thought leader but a doer. At the World Economic Forum, Rinne is a Young Global Leader who heads the Sharing Economy Working Group and serves on the Global Futures Council on Mobility and the Urbanization advisory board. She is a member of the Chin(Show Full Bio)a National Sharing Economy Committee and serves on the sharing economy advisory boards of Seoul, South Korea; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and the National League of Cities, U.S. Rinne was formerly chief strategy officer for the Collaborative Lab; a private lawyer focusing on international finance and impact investing; and the global director of WaterCredit by water.org (microfinance + water and sanitation). She holds a BA in international relations, Emory University; MA in international finance, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; JD, Harvard Law School.

Twitter - @aprilrinne

Episodes: 7/3/2017 @6:30 PM, 6/5/2017 @6:30 PM