Recent Guests

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: 4/17/2017 @5:00 PM, 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

Episodes: 4/17/2017 @5:30 PM, 2/13/2017 @5:40 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.

Episodes: 4/17/2017 @6:30 PM, 3/13/2017 @5:00 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: 4/10/2017 @5:00 PM, 2/20/2017 @5:30 PM, 1/9/2017 @6:00 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

Episodes: 4/10/2017 @5:30 PM, 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.

Episodes: 4/10/2017 @6:00 PM, 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

Episodes: 4/10/2017 @6:30 PM, 2/27/2017 @6:30 PM


Biz Carson
Biz Carson

Tech Reporter
Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/author/biz-carson

Biz is a tech reporter based in San Francisco for Business Insider.

Before joining the Business Insider team in April 2015, Biz was the assistant managing editor of Gigaom and an editorial fellow at Wired. She also previously worked as a newspaper designer for Gannett in Phoenix.

Before you have to ask, her name is short for Elizabeth.

Episodes: 4/3/2017 @6:20 PM, 11/28/2016 @6:20 PM, 8/17/2015 @6:20 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/

Episode: 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

Episode: 4/3/2017 @5:40 PM


Brian Fung
Brian Fung

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

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

Twitter - @b_fung

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

Episode: 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.

Episode: 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

Episode: 3/27/2017 @6:30 PM


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.

Episodes: 4/17/2017 @6:30 PM, 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