Recent Guests

Joelle Emerson
Joelle Emerson

Founder and CEO
Paradigm

Joelle partners with leaders of some of the world's most innovative companies to consult and advise on diversity and inclusion strategies. She has written extensively about diversity, inclusion, and unconscious bias, and her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Fortune, Fast Company, Business Insider, and several other outlets. In 2015, Joelle was named to Vanity Fair’s “next establishment” list for being one of the “most ambitious, innovative, disruptive entrepreneurs” of the year. Before founding Paradigm Joelle was a women's rights employment lawyer. As a Skadden Fellow at Equal Rights Advocates, she represented women in gender discrimination and sexual harassment litigation, and she advocated for local, state, and federal policies to ensure equal pay and other workplace protections for women. Joelle's legal background highlighted for her the consequences that can result from companies failing to consider diversity and inclusion early, and inspired her (Show Full Bio)to found Paradigm. Joelle is a graduate of Stanford Law School.

Episodes: 3/20/2017 @5:00 PM, 6/20/2016 @5:30 PM


Cathy O'Neil
Cathy O'Neil

Data Scientist, Author of "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy"
mathbabe.org
https://mathbabe.org/

I am a mathematician turned quant turned data science living in New York with my husband and three sons. I write daily at mathbabe and I am active in Occupy Wall Street.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Weapons-Math-Destruction-Increases-Inequality/dp/0553418815/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Twitter - @mathbabedotorg

Episodes: 3/20/2017 @5:40 PM, 1/30/2017 @5:40 PM, 9/19/2016 @6:30 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: 3/20/2017 @5:20 PM, 2/6/2017 @5:30 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: 3/20/2017 @6:00 PM, 2/6/2017 @6:00 PM


John Borthwick
John Borthwick

Founder, CEO
Betaworks
https://betaworks.com

John Borthwick is CEO & founder of betaworks. betaworks is a startup platform that builds and invests in technology startup’s. betaworks has created and invested in a range of companies since it started — ranging from bitly, to Giphy, to Dots, to Kickstarter, to tumblr to Twitter to Chartbeat. Prior to starting betaworks John was CEO of Fotolog. Before that, SVP of Technology Strategy for Time Warner Inc., he arrived at Time Warner after the merger with AOL. His first company, was acquired by AOL in 1997.

John holds an MBA from Wharton (1994) and an undergraduate degree BA in Economics from Wesleyan University (1987). He sits on the boards of WNYC, NYPR, and Data and Society.

Episodes: 3/20/2017 @6:30 PM, 2/6/2017 @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.

Episode: 3/13/2017 @5:40 PM


Seth Fiegerman
Seth Fiegerman

Senior Business Reporter
CNNMoney
http://money.cnn.com/

Seth Fiegerman is a tech writer for CNN, covering the business and culture of the largest technology companies that shape our daily lives.Fiegerman has helped expand CNN's tech coverage with deeply reported features that take readers behind the scenes. Some of his most acknowledged features range from an inside glimpse into Apple's culture change post Steve Jobs, why Marissa Mayer struggled to save Yahoo to how Elon Musk's push for autopilot unnerved his own employees. Prior to joining CNN, Fiegerman was the senior business reporter at Mashable, where he covered the latest consumer tech trends and startups. He has also covered tech for Business Insider and TheStreet. Fiegerman graduated from New York University with a major in journalism and philosophy, and currently resides in New York.

Twitter - @sfiegerman

Episodes: 3/13/2017 @6:20 PM, 8/29/2016 @6:20 PM


Apoorv Saxena
Apoorv Saxena

Product Manager, Google Cloud Machine Learning
Google
https://cloud.google.com/products/machine-learning/

Apoorv Saxena is a product manager at Google where he leads natural language understanding and translation products. Over the last 4.5 years at Google, Apoorv has led multiple consumer and enterprise focused products in G Suite and Android. Prior to Google, Apoorv spent his career in various roles as founder, engineer, management consultant, advisor & investor in various companies including Cisco Systems, Riverstone Networks, McKinsey & Co, and a mobile payment startup, Okati. He is co-founder of Data Science Hub, a training and learning community of data scientists and Co-Chair of annual AI Frontiers Conference (www.aifrontiers.com), which is one of the largest gathering of researchers and business professionals working in AI in Silicon Valley. He holds an MBA from Wharton, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University and Bachelor of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Episode: 3/13/2017 @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: 3/6/2017 @5:00 PM, 1/23/2017 @5:00 PM


Dave Morin
Dave Morin

Founder, Partner; Entrepreneur
Slow Ventures
http://slowventures.com/

Dave is Founder & Partner at Slow Ventures. A leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm that champions long term thinking and innovation. Slow serves a community of over 200 of the most innovative entrepreneurs and companies in the world. Including Slack, Pinterest, Evernote, NextDoor, Postmates, Blue Bottle and more.

He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Path which was acquired by Kakao in 2015. He co- founded Path with the mission of being a source of happiness, meaning, and connection through simplicity, quality, and privacy in technology and design. Path continues to serves tens of millions of people every day.

Dave has had a lifelong passion for technology, entrepreneurship, culture, design, photography, nature, skiing, and improving society. He served both Apple and Facebook for several years during periods of rapid innovation and growth. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of Eventbrite, Dwell, and Hinge. And, on the Boards of three Non-Profit Organizations, t(Show Full Bio)he United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Montana ExplorationWorks. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Episodes: 3/6/2017 @5:40 PM, 1/23/2017 @5:40 PM


Anita Balakrishnan
Anita Balakrishnan

News Associate, Technology and Breaking Business News
CNBC News
http://www.cnbc.com/anita-balakrishnan/

Anita Balakrishnan is a CNBC News Associate covering technology and breaking business news.

Prior to joining CNBC, Balakrishnan held an internship with USA Today's Money Section as part of the Dow Jones News Fund Internship Program, where she covered personal finance, media consolidation and the U.S. economy.

Balakrishnan holds a master's degree from New York University in Business and Economic Reporting and a bachelor's degree from the University of Denver in Economics and Environmental Biology.

Twitter - @MsABalakrishnan

Episodes: 3/6/2017 @6:20 PM, 1/23/2017 @6:20 PM


Klint Finley
Klint Finley

Reporter
Wired
http://www.wired.com/author/kfinley/

Klint Finley is a reporter for Wired. He covers telecommunications, technology policy, software development and more.

Episodes: 2/27/2017 @5:00 PM, 3/21/2016 @5:00 PM


Kathleen Breitman
Kathleen Breitman

COO
Tezos
http://tezos.com

Prior to Tezos, Kathleen was a senior strategy associate for R3, a blockchain consortium of more than 70 financial firms. She has also worked at Accenture, Bridgewater Associates, and the Wall Street Journal. She holds a degree from Cornell University

website - tezos.com

Twitter - @tez0s

Episode: 2/27/2017 @5:30 PM


Dave Burstein
Dave Burstein

Editor
fastnet.news
http://fastnet.news

Dave has written about broadband and the Internet since 1999.

Episode: 2/27/2017 @6:00 PM


Kalev Leetaru
Kalev Leetaru

Senior Fellow
George Washington University
http://www.kalevleetaru.com/

One of Foreign Policy Magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013, Kalev is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and a member of its Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force. From 2013-2014 he was the Yahoo! Fellow in Residence of International Values, Communications Technology & the Global Internet at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor, as well as a Council Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government. His work has been profiled in Nature, the New York Times, The Economist, BBC, Discovery Channel and the presses of more than 100 nations, while he has been an invited speaker throughout the globe, from the United Nations to the Library of Congress, Harvard to Stanford, Sydney to Singapore. In 2011 The Economist selected his Culturomics 2.0 study as one of just five science discoveries deemed the most significa(Show Full Bio)nt developments of 2011. Kalev’s work focuses on how innovative applications of the world's largest datasets, computing platforms, algorithms and mind-sets can reimagine the way we understand and interact with our global world.

website - http://www.kalevleetaru.com/ http://blog.gdeltproject.org

Episode: 2/27/2017 @6:30 PM


Lindsey Turrentine
Lindsey Turrentine

Editor-in-Chief
CNET.com
http://cesweb.org

Lindsey is editor-in-chief of CNET.com. She is responsible for directing CNET’s industry-leading reviews, overseeing the growth of video across platforms and setting strategy for content that guides consumer purchase decisions. Under her leadership, CNET significantly increases its automotive tech coverage and expanded into the smart home arena with the launch of CNET Appliances in 2013. She spearheaded the launch of CNET How-To, a property that has double its traffic each year since inception. She also co-edited and launched the high-visibility CNET Magazine, CNET’s premiere quarterly consumer-focused print publication. She can be seen regularly on CBS This Morning and heard on Marketplace Tech Radio among other media outlets. She is based in San Francisco.

Episodes: 2/20/2017 @5:00 PM, 1/9/2017 @5:00 PM


Nuala O'Connor
Nuala O'Connor

President and CEO
Center for Democracy and Technology
https://cdt.org/staff/nuala-o%E2%80%99connor/

Nuala O’Connor is the President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology. She is an internationally recognized expert in Internet and technology policy, particularly in the areas of privacy and information governance. Nuala is passionate about the ways technology and the Internet can be instruments of global free expression and individual freedom, and is committed to finding policy solutions that affect real people.
Nuala has experience in both the public and private sectors. She was the Global Privacy Leader at General Electric (GE), where she was responsible for privacy policy and practices across GE’s numerous divisions. Prior to joining CDT, she worked at Amazon.com as Vice President of Compliance & Consumer Trust and Associate General Counsel for Data & Privacy Protection.
Nuala served as Deputy Director of the Office of Policy & Strategic Planning, Chief Privacy Officer and as the Chief Counsel for Technology at the US Department of Commerce, where she worked on globa(Show Full Bio)l technology policy including Internet governance and industry best practices. She serves on numerous nonprofit boards, and is the recipient of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Vanguard Award, the Executive Women’s Forum’s Woman of Influence award, and was named to the Federal 100, and “Geek of the Week” by the Minority Media & Telecom Council in May 2013. She also served as the Chairman of the Board of IAPP.

Episodes: 2/20/2017 @6:00 PM, 1/9/2017 @5:30 PM, 9/28/2015 @6:00 PM


Maurice E Stucke
Maurice E Stucke

Co-Founder, Konkurrenz Group; Law professor, University of Tennessee
Konkurrenz Group

Maurice E. Stucke is a co-founder of the law firm, the Konkurrenz Group, and a law professor at the University of Tennessee.

Professor Stucke publishes and speaks regularly on privacy and competition policy in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Professor Stucke serves as one of the United States’ non-governmental advisors to the International Competition Network, as a Senior Fellow at the American Antitrust Institute, and on the boards of the Academic Society for Competition Law and the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. He recently co-authored two books, Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy (Harvard University Press 2016) and Big Data and Competition Policy (Oxford University Press 2016). Professor Stucke received a number of awards including a Fulbright fellowship to teach at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. He has twenty years experience handling a range of competition policy issues in both private p(Show Full Bio)ractice and as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Book: Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy (Harvard University Press 2016) - https://www.amazon.com/Virtual-Competition-Promise-Algorithm-Driven-Economy/dp/0674545478

Episodes: 2/20/2017 @5:30 PM, 1/9/2017 @6:00 PM


Brian Behlendorf
Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director
Hyperledger Project

Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.

Twitter - @brianbehlendorf - @hyperledger

Episodes: 2/20/2017 @6:30 PM, 1/9/2017 @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: 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


Jim Barry
Jim Barry

"Digital Answer Man"; Media Spokesman
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
https://www.cta.tech/News/Broadcast-Opportunities.aspx

For over 21 years, Jim has been a media spokesman for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Every year he embarks on a national media tour as the “Digital Answer Man,” visiting national and local media outlets, including TV stations, radio news broadcasts, network morning shows, specialized programs and daily newspapers to educate consumers on new products and trends in the technology industry. Jim also is a marketing communications professional and has been the owner of JMBarry for 22 years. Prior to starting his business and submerging himself in the world of technology, Jim was the President of International Custom Publishing and an editor for Video Magazine.

Episodes: 2/13/2017 @5:00 PM, 11/21/2016 @5:30 PM


Dr. Kris Hammond
Dr. Kris Hammond

Professor of Computer Science; Chief
Northwestern University; Narrative Science
http://infolab.northwestern.edu/team/kristian-hammond.html

As Chief Scientist and co-founder, Kris focuses on R&D at Narrative Science. His main priority is to define the future of Advanced NLG, the democratization of data rich information and how language will drive both interactive communications and access to the Internet of Things (IoT).

In addition to being Chief Scientist, Kris is a professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University. Prior to Northwestern, Kris founded the University of Chicago’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research has always been focused on artificial intelligence, machine-generated content and context-driven information systems.

Dr. Hammond has recently been added to the AI X-Prize team and authored a white paper providing a “Periodic Table” of AI for non-technical readers. He has also joined the faculty of the International Institute for Analytics where he has authored a series of white papers on the relationship between modern AI and data analytics. He is currently expanding this s(Show Full Bio)eries into a set of business-focused briefs with Tom Davenport. Over the past year, he has been lecturing and running workshops on AI in the enterprise for organizations such as Deloitte, Sapphire Ventures and SalesForce.

Kris previously sat on a United Nations policy committee run by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). Kris received his PhD from Yale.

twitter - @narrativesci

Episode: 2/13/2017 @5:40 PM


René Kizilcec
René Kizilcec

PhD Candidate; Co-founder
Department of Communication, Stanford University; Stanford Lytics Lab
http://rene.kizilcec.com

René Kizilcec recently defended his PhD dissertation in the Department of Communication at Stanford, where he is a co-founder of the Lytics (Learning Analytics) Lab, an interdisciplinary research community for educational data science.

René's research provides a psychological perspective on how people interact with educational technology and social media, and how this informs the design of more effective technologies. He uses computational methods and large online experiments in his work. His research has been published in leading journals such as Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and presented at major conferences on human-computer interaction and education. René has also worked closely with Facebook’s Core Data Science team to conduct research on social influence in communication behavior on social media.

Episode: 2/13/2017 @5:40 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: 3/20/2017 @6:00 PM, 2/6/2017 @6:00 PM


John Borthwick
John Borthwick

Founder, CEO
Betaworks
https://betaworks.com

John Borthwick is CEO & founder of betaworks. betaworks is a startup platform that builds and invests in technology startup’s. betaworks has created and invested in a range of companies since it started — ranging from bitly, to Giphy, to Dots, to Kickstarter, to tumblr to Twitter to Chartbeat. Prior to starting betaworks John was CEO of Fotolog. Before that, SVP of Technology Strategy for Time Warner Inc., he arrived at Time Warner after the merger with AOL. His first company, was acquired by AOL in 1997.

John holds an MBA from Wharton (1994) and an undergraduate degree BA in Economics from Wesleyan University (1987). He sits on the boards of WNYC, NYPR, and Data and Society.

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