Recent Guests

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


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: 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

Episode: 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

Episode: 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

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


Craig Moffett
Craig Moffett

Founder; Senior Research Analyst
MoffettNathanson Research LLC
https://www.moffettnathanson.com/

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(Show Full Bio) 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.

Episodes: 5/29/2017 @5:00 PM, 4/24/2017 @6:00 PM, 1/26/2015 @5:00 PM


Laura Shin
Laura Shin

Contributor; host of Unchained podcast
Forbes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/

Laura Shin is a Forbes contributor covering blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrency and financial technology (fintech); host of the podcast Unchained; and co-lead reporter on the Forbes Fintech 50 list. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Stanford University and has a master of arts from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Twitter - @laurashin

Episodes: 5/29/2017 @5:00 PM, 4/24/2017 @5:30 PM


Robert Scoble
Robert Scoble

Partner
Transformation Group
https://transformationgroup.io/

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.

Episodes: 5/29/2017 @5:00 PM, 4/24/2017 @6:30 PM


Erin Griffith
Erin Griffith

Senior Writer
Fortune
https://twitter.com/eringriffith

Erin Griffith is a senior writer at Fortune, covering technology, startups and venture capital. Her column, "Boom with a View" is published regularly in Fortune magazine, and she contributes a monthly column to the Los Angeles Times. In addition to Fortune.com, her work is featured on Entrepreneur.com, and Time.com.

Erin is co-host of Tech Debate, a Fortune video show, and regularly appears on Fortune’s weekly news show, Fortune Live. She is a regular guest on "The Digital Show" on Sirius XM Business Radio.

Her newsletter, Erin Griffith's Tribute to the Heroes of Business, is published every few weeks.

Prior to joining Fortune, Erin wrote for Pando, a Silicon Valley site where she was the second hire. Before that she worked as a staff writer at Adweek, reporting on technology and digital media.

Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Salon, Pacific Standard, Cosmopolitan, BBC, AARP magazine, Time Out New York, Bust, The Huffington Post, Long Shot, Got a Gi(Show Full Bio)rl Crush zine, and Brooklyn Based. She hosted a live radio show for Pando and co-hosted a podcast for the buyout industry called Talking Private Equity.

Throughout the financial crisis, Erin worked as a Senior Reporter for peHUB.com and Buyouts magazine, covering buyouts, leveraged loans, and M&A.

During the deal boom leading up to the financial crisis, she covered consumer products and retail M&A for Mergermarket LLC, where her scoops appeared on Mergermarket, dealReporter, Debtwire, Deal Drivers, and FT.com.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, minors in Philosophy and English, and a Women’s Studies certificate from Ohio University.

Twitter - @eringriffith

Episodes: 5/22/2017 @5:00 PM, 12/12/2016 @5:00 PM, 9/19/2016 @5:00 PM, 2/29/2016 @5:00 PM, 11/9/2015 @5:00 PM, 8/3/2015 @5:00 PM, 5/4/2015 @5:30 PM, 12/15/2014 @5:00 PM


John Fawcett
John Fawcett

Founder, CEO
Quantopian
http://www.quantopian.com

John Fawcett is the CEO and co-founder of Quantopian, an investment management firm that provides an online platform to crowd-source investment algorithms and apply the best of those strategies to manage investors’ money. Fawce has spent the last 15 years creating new businesses and product categories within FinTech. In 2002, he co-founded the first research management company, Tamale, where he was CTO. Fawce is also a founding board member of the FinTech Sandbox, a non-profit dedicated to connecting startups with the data they need. Fawce grew up in Lowell, Mass. He was awarded academic scholarships to attend Andover and Harvard. The motivation for creating Quantopian began withFawce's gratitude for the financial planning that provided for his education. Since its founding in 2011, Quantopian’s platform has attracted more than 130,000 members from 180 countries working to create institutional-quality investment algorithms and nearly $50 million in equity investments from leading ventu(Show Full Bio)re capital firms.

Episode: 5/22/2017 @5:30 PM


Julia Love
Julia Love

Technology Correspondent
Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/journalists/julia-love

"I'm a technology correspondent for Reuters with an eye for good stories and the tenacity to see them through. My coverage of Google and Alphabet has touched on everything from the YouTube advertiser revolt to the aftermath of the corporate restructuring, and I have broken news on the cancellation of Project Ara, an ambitious modular smartphone project, and the company’s attempts to make inroads with the Trump administration."

Twitter - @byJuliaLove

Episode: 5/22/2017 @6:00 PM


Brendan Blumer
Brendan Blumer

CEO
block.one
http://block.one

Involved in the blockchain industry since 2014, Brendan is a serial entrepreneur who has built businesses including trading of virtual currencies in MMORPGs in the US, okay.com in Hong Kong and 1Group in India.

Episode: 5/22/2017 @6:30 PM


Joseph Turow
Joseph Turow

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication
https://www.asc.upenn.edu/people/faculty/joseph-turow-phd

Joseph Turow is Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. Professor Turow is an elected Fellow of the International Communication Association and was presented with a Distinguished Scholar Award by the National Communication Association. A 2005 New York Times Magazine article referred to Turow as “probably the reigning academic expert on media fragmentation.” In 2010, the New York Times called him "the ranking wise man on some thorny new-media and marketing topics." In 2012, the TRUSTe internet privacy-management organization designated him a "privacy pioneer" for his research and writing on marketing and digital-privacy.

He has authored ten books, edited five, and written more than 150 articles on mass media industries. His most recent books are The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power (Yale, forthcoming in Fall 2016) and Media Today: Mass Communication in a Converging Wor(Show Full Bio)ld (Routledge, forthcoming in Fall 2016).

Turow’s continuing national surveys of the American public on issues relating to marketing, new media, and society have received a great deal of attention in the popular press, as well as in the research community. He has written about media and advertising for the popular press, including American Demographics magazine, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Los Angeles Times. His research has received financial support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Federal Communications Commission, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others.

Turow was awarded a Lady Astor Lectureship by Oxford University. He has received several conference paper and book awards and has lectured widely. He was invited to give the McGovern Lecture at the University of Texas College of Communication, the Pockrass Distinguished Lecture at Penn State University, and the Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture at Louisiana State University. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Poetics, and Media Industries. He also has served as the elected chair of the Mass Communication Division of the International Communication Association.

Episodes: 5/15/2017 @6:30 PM, 3/13/2017 @5:40 PM


Dr. Andrew Norden
Dr. Andrew Norden

Deputy Chief Health Officer
IBM Watson Health
https://www.ibm.com/watson/health/

Dr. Norden serves as Deputy Chief Health Officer with a leadership role in oncology and genomics. He is an oncologist and physician executive who joined Watson Health in 2016 after serving as Chief Medical Officer at Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. At Dana-Farber, Andrew led the Dana-Farber community network for more than 5 years. Under his leadership, the network nearly tripled in size. He was responsible for physician mentorship and supervision, quality improvement, patient safety, program development, clinical trials, implementation of a medical oncology clinical pathways program, and roll-out of the Epic EMR.
A talented physician and board-certified neuro-oncologist who has been on the Dana-Farber staff for 10 years, Andrew cares for patients with brain tumors and neurological complications of cancer. He has also been very active in clinical trials and developed many clinical trials for patients with glioma,(Show Full Bio) meningioma, and seizures in brain tumor patients. He is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed papers primarily involving therapy for high-grade gliomas and meningioma, in addition to a large number of review articles, book chapters, and presentations at national meetings.
Dr. Norden attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine before coming to Boston for residency training at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. After serving as Chief Resident, he completed a neuro-oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber. While on faculty at Dana-Farber, he received an MPH degree from Harvard and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. Andrew is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

website - https://www.ibm.com/watson/health/

Twitter - @IBMWatsonHealth/

Episodes: 5/15/2017 @5:00 PM, 4/3/2017 @5:00 PM


Brian Christian
Brian Christian

Coauthor of "Algorithms to Live By"

Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human, which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker favorite book of the year, and has been translated into ten languages. He is the coauthor, with Tom Griffiths, of Algorithms to Live By, a #1 Audible bestseller and an Amazon best science book of the year, currently in its fourth printing in hardcover.

Christian’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and in scientific journals such as Cognitive Science. Christian has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Radiolab, and The Charlie Rose Show, and has lectured at Google, Microsoft, the Santa Fe Institute, and the London School of Economics. His work has won several awards, including fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, publication in Best American Science & Nature Writing, and an award from the Academy of American Poets.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Christia(Show Full Bio)n holds degrees in philosophy, computer science, and poetry from Brown University and the University of Washington. He lives in San Francisco.

book - The paperback of Algorithms to Live By comes out on April 4th, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Algorithms-Live-Computer-Science-Decisions/dp/1250118360/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491245098&sr=8-1&keywords=algorithms+to+live+by

Episodes: 5/15/2017 @5:30 PM, 4/3/2017 @5:40 PM


Tim Wu
Tim Wu

Professor, Columbia Law School; Policy Advocate; Author of "The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads"
Columbia University
http://www.law.columbia.edu/faculty/tim-wu

Tim Wu is an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Wu's fields of interest are the Internet, media and communications industries. Wu joined the Law School in 2006 and teaches copyright, communications law and policy, antitrust, as well as other courses.

Wu started his career as the technical marketing director of Riverstone Networks, Inc., in 2000. He became associate professor of law at the University of Virginia from 2002 to 2004. Wu served as chairman of Free Press from 2008 to 2011. Most recently, Wu was named senior advisor of the Federal Trade Commission from 2011 to 2012.

Wu is the author of the Master Switch, Who Controls the Internet, and Net Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Attention-Merchants-Scramble-Inside-Heads/dp/0385352018

Episodes: 5/8/2017 @5:00 PM, 3/20/2017 @5:20 PM, 2/6/2017 @5:30 PM


Caitlin Long
Caitlin Long

Chairman and President
Symbiont
https://symbiont.io/

Caitlin Long is chairman and president of Symbiont, the market-leading smart contracts platform for institutional uses of distributed ledger technology and winner of WatersTechnology's Award for Best Distributed Ledger Project in 2016 (Buy-Side Technology Awards). Caitlin previously spent 22 years on Wall Street as a managing director in senior roles, working for Morgan Stanley (2007-2016), Credit Suisse (1997-2007) and Salomon Brothers (1994-1997). Caitlin has been active in bitcoin since 2012 and blockchains since 2014, and she served on Morgan Stanley's internal blockchain working group in 2014-16. MarketsMedia awarded Caitlin its 2016 Women in Finance Award for Excellence in Blockchain, and Institutional Investor named Caitlin to its list of the most influential people in pensions during her final 3 years on Wall Street. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1994), the Kennedy School of Government (MPP, 1994) and the University of Wyoming (BA, 1990).

twitter - @Ca(Show Full Bio)itlinLong

Episodes: 5/8/2017 @5:30 PM, 3/27/2017 @5:30 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: 5/8/2017 @6:00 PM, 3/27/2017 @6:00 PM


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: 5/8/2017 @6:30 PM, 3/27/2017 @6:30 PM