Recent Guests

Kalon Gutierrez
Kalon Gutierrez

Head of Growth
Nomadic
https://nomadicvr.net/

Kalon is a senior executive with wide expertise across brand management, retail partnerships, go to market, digital media and consumer technology. He was a founder at Bixbee and DayOne Baby and VP of Business Development at both JCPenney and ZoomSystems. He has developed strategy and built partnerships with big brands such as Sephora, Reebok, Procter & Gamble, Sony Picture Studios, and L’Oreal.

twitter - @NomadicVR

Episodes: 9/18/2017 @5:40 PM, 5/8/2017 @6:30 PM, 3/27/2017 @6:30 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: 9/18/2017 @6:00 PM, 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: 9/18/2017 @6:30 PM, 7/3/2017 @6:30 PM, 6/5/2017 @6:30 PM


Madhav Thattai
Madhav Thattai

Chief Strategy Officer
Rigetti Computing
http://rigetti.com/

Madhav is Chief Strategy Officer at Rigetti. He is responsible for building Rigetti’s leadership team and business organization, and drives the company’s strategy to commercialize quantum computing. Prior to Rigetti, he held a range of leadership positions at Dell — in product operations, services, analytics, customer service and manufacturing operations — and delivered record achievements in productivity, efficiency and customer growth. He has a Master of Science degree in management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Episodes: 9/18/2017 @5:20 PM, 7/31/2017 @6:30 PM


Elizabeth Stark
Elizabeth Stark

CEO and Co-Founder
Lightning
https://lightning.network/#intro

Elizabeth Stark is cofounder and CEO of Lightning, a startup building technology for fast, scalable blockchain transactions. She's a fellow at Coin Center and has worked extensively in the realm of digital currency and internet policy. Stark previously taught at Stanford and Yale about the intersection of law, technology, and society. She has advised a variety of startups in fields ranging from decentralized technology to AI and machine learning. Stark holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Episodes: 9/18/2017 @5:00 PM, 7/31/2017 @5:30 PM


Jefferson Graham
Jefferson Graham

Technology Columnist; Host of Talking Tech Podcast
USA Today
https://www.usatoday.com/staff/874/jefferson-graham/

Jefferson Graham is a USA TODAY tech columnist, photographer, podcaster, video host/producer and a long-time jazz guitarist.

At USA TODAY, he covers consumer tech--the worlds of Apple, Google, Amazon and such, and hosts the popular daily #TalkingTech podcast, which has over 65 million downloads. The show is heard on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tunein, SoundCloud and at USATODAY.com.
He has been the host and producer of the #TalkingTech video series since it's debut in 2006.

Graham is a working portrait photographer in the Manhattan Beach, California area.
He is the author of nine books, including the recent Video Nation, a DIY Guide to Planning, Shooting and Great Video, as well as tomes on infomercial kind Ron Popeil, the late TV legend Aaron Spelling and a history of Sin City, Vegas: Live and In Person.

Twitter - @jeffersongraham
Personal Site - http://jeffersongraham.com

Episode: 9/11/2017 @5:00 PM


Hal Singer
Hal Singer

Senior Fellow; Principal, Economists Incorporated
George Washington Institute of Public Policy
https://gwipp.gwu.edu/hal-singer-senior-fellow-non-resident

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. (Show Full Bio)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

Episode: 9/11/2017 @6:00 PM


Aaron Wright
Aaron Wright

Associate Clinical Professor; Director of Cardozo Blockchain Project
Cardozo Law School
http://www.cardozo.yu.edu

Aaron Wright is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School and is the Director of Cardozo’s Blockchain Project. Professor Wright’s research focuses on blockchain technology, and in particular smart contracts, decentralized organizations, and the regulation of autonomous code-based systems. He has a forthcoming book Blockchain & the Law: The Rule of Code, co-authored with Primavera De Filippi, which will be published by Harvard University Press in the Spring of 2018.

Professor Wright has assisted a number of blockchain-related projects--including the Ethereum Foundation, ConsenSys, BlockApps, and Filament—and is the co-founder of the smart contracts-based project OpenLaw (http://www.openlaw.io). He is the chair of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Legal Industry Working Group, serves an academic fellow at Coincenter, and is an editor of Ledger.

Twitter - @awrigh01

Episode: 9/11/2017 @6:30 PM


Brendan Eich
Brendan Eich

CEO and Co-Founder
Brave Software
https://brave.com/

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/

Episode: 9/11/2017 @5:30 PM


Labor Day Marathon
Labor Day Marathon

Check out siriusxm.com for more info
See You Next Week!
http://www.cardstore.com/blog/happy-labor-day/

Episode: 9/4/2017 @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

Episodes: 8/28/2017 @5:00 PM, 7/10/2017 @5:00 PM


Jerry Kaplan
Jerry Kaplan

Visiting Lecturer, Computer Science; Fellow, Center for Legal Informatics; Author of "Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know"
Stanford University
http://jerrykaplan.com

Jerry Kaplan is widely known as an Artificial Intelligence expert, public speaker, technical innovator, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author. He is currently a Fellow at the Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford University and a visiting lecturer in the computer science department, where he teaches social and economic impact of Artificial Intelligence. Jerry founded several technology companies over his 35-year career, two of which became public companies. He is the author of three books: the best-selling classic "Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure" (1995), "Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" (2015), and "Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know (2016). He holds a BA in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Stanford Profile - https://law.stanford.edu/directory/jerry-kaplan/

Episodes: 8/28/2017 @6:30 PM, 3/6/2017 @5:00 PM, 1/23/2017 @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.

Episodes: 8/28/2017 @5:30 PM, 7/10/2017 @5:40 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: 8/21/2017 @5:30 PM, 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: 8/21/2017 @5:00 PM, 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: 8/21/2017 @6:00 PM, 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: 8/21/2017 @6:00 PM, 6/19/2017 @6:00 PM, 5/1/2017 @6:20 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

Episodes: 8/14/2017 @6:30 PM, 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: 8/14/2017 @6:00 PM, 6/26/2017 @6:00 PM, 3/20/2017 @6:00 PM, 2/6/2017 @6:00 PM


Jerry Cuomo
Jerry Cuomo

IBM Fellow and Vice President
IBM Blockchain
http://ibm.com/blockchain

Gennaro "Jerry" Cuomo is currently the Vice President of Blockchain Technologies, leading the definition of IBM Blockchain strategy, offerings and customer engagement methodology. Holding the title of IBM Fellow, he is one of the founding fathers of IBM WebSphere Software. At IBM, Cuomo has led projects in the areas of API Economy, Mobile computing, Cloud computing, Web Application Servers, Java, TCP/IP, real-time collaboration software, and high-performance transactional systems. Cuomo currently has filed for over 50 US patents for IBM. Jerry continues to be a visible spokesperson for IBM in emerging business and technology areas.

Episodes: 8/14/2017 @5:00 PM, 5/8/2017 @6:00 PM, 3/27/2017 @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.

Episodes: 8/14/2017 @5:30 PM, 6/26/2017 @5:30 PM


Patrick Geddes
Patrick Geddes

Partner, CEO, and Chief Tax Economist
Aperio Group
https://www.aperiogroup.com/about/team/portfolio-management-research/patrick-geddes

Patrick Geddes is Aperio Group's CEO and Chief Tax Economist, and a Partner. Prior to joining Aperio Group, Patrick was the Chief Financial Officer of Morningstar, Inc. Patrick also served on the company's executive committee, overseeing all strategic, policy, and internal investment decisions. Prior to being named CFO, Patrick served as Morningstar's Director of Quantitative Research. Before Morningstar, he spent five years with Amoco, now part of BP, in the US and Europe providing quantitative analysis, currency hedging, and corporate tax optimization. At Amoco, Patrick was part of a group that modeled the nuances of highly complex international tax structures as part of the company’s efforts to manage taxes as effectively as possible, which in the energy sector can provide enormous payoffs to the bottom line and shareholders. He has taught numerous courses in graduate-level finance at the University of California Berkeley Extension. Patrick received his MBA, with honors, from the Un(Show Full Bio)iversity of Chicago. A fine day for Patrick would include hiking or bicycling, followed by cooking an interesting meal with Mediterranean, Indian, or Thai flavors, followed by reading either literary fiction or a good book on brain functioning.

Episodes: 8/7/2017 @5:00 PM, 3/28/2016 @5:00 PM


Dustin Volz
Dustin Volz

Cybersecurity Reporter
Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/journalists/dustin-volz

Dustin Volz is a DC-based journalist for Reuters covering cybersecurity and surveillance. A graduate of Arizona State, he has reported from Berlin, Indonesia and the Dominican Republic.

Twitter - @dnvolz

Episodes: 8/7/2017 @6:20 PM, 11/7/2016 @6:20 PM


Michael Kearns
Michael Kearns

Professor; Secondary Appointment in the Statistics and Operations, Information and Decisions Department of The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~mkearns/

Since 2002 I have been a professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where I hold the National Center Chair. I have secondary appointments in the department of Economics, and in the departments of Statistics and Operations, Information and Decisions (OID) in the Wharton School. I am the Founding Director of the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, where my Co-Director is Rakesh Vohra. I am the faculty founder and former director of Penn Engineering's Networked and Social Systems Engineering (NETS) Program, whose current directors are Andreas Haeberlen and Aaron Roth. I am a faculty affiliate in Penn's Applied Math and Computational Science graduate program. Until July 2006 I was the co-director of Penn's interdisciplinary Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.

I am Chief Scientist of MANA Partners, a trading, technology and asset management firm based in NYC.
I often serve as an advisor to technology companie(Show Full Bio)s and venture capital firms. I am also involved in the seed-stage fund Founder Collective and occasionally invest in early-stage technology startups. I am a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Alan Turing Institute, the Technical Advisory Board of Microsoft Research Cambridge, and of the Market Surveillance Advisory Group of FINRA. I occasionally serve as an expert witness or consultant on technology-related legal and regulatory cases.

I am an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.

I spent the decade 1991-2001 in machine learning and AI research at AT&T Bell Labs. During my last four years there, I was the head of the AI department, which conducted a broad range of systems and foundational AI work; I also served briefly as the head of the Secure Systems Research department.

I have served as an advisor to the startups Yodle, Wealthfront, Activate Networks, RootMetrics (acquired by IHS), Convertro (acquired by AOL), Invite Media (acquired by Google), SiteAdvisor (founded by Chris Dixon; acquired by McAfee), PayNearMe (formerly known as Kwedit), and Riverhead Networks (acquired by Cisco). I was also involved in Dixon's startup Hunch (acquired by eBay), and have been a consultant to Bessemer Venture Partners, and a member of the Advanced Technology Advisory Council of PJM Interconnection. and the Scientific Advisory Board of Opera Solutions.

Additional Faculty Profile - https://www.seas.upenn.edu/directory/profile.php?ID=46

Episode: 8/7/2017 @5:40 PM


Elizabeth Stark
Elizabeth Stark

CEO and Co-Founder
Lightning
https://lightning.network/#intro

Elizabeth Stark is cofounder and CEO of Lightning, a startup building technology for fast, scalable blockchain transactions. She's a fellow at Coin Center and has worked extensively in the realm of digital currency and internet policy. Stark previously taught at Stanford and Yale about the intersection of law, technology, and society. She has advised a variety of startups in fields ranging from decentralized technology to AI and machine learning. Stark holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Episodes: 9/18/2017 @5:00 PM, 7/31/2017 @5:30 PM