Join us for an engaging conversation featuring Roger MacNamee, Silicon Valley investor and author of “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe,” about his recent book and what we can do to hold companies responsible to protect our public health and political order. “Zucked” draws on McNamee’s years as a Silicon Valley investor and insider to explain exactly how and why today’s tech giants compile troves of detailed information on their users, and what the political consequences of their efforts may be. Judy Estrin, networking technology pioneer and Silicon Valley leader, will moderate the conversation with McNamee about his recent book, and what we can do to hold companies responsible to protect our public health and political order.
This reception is part of the Society of Fellows Discussion Reception Series in the Bay Area, which is generously underwritten by Janet and Tom McKinley and Mary and Harold Zlot.
Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners and author of “Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System” and is the author of “Zucked,” as well as “The New Normal and The Moonalice Legend: Posters and Words, Volumes 1-9.” He has served as a technical advisor for seasons two through five of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” series and was also responsible for raising the money that created the Wikimedia Foundation.
Judy Estrin is a networking technology pioneer and Silicon Valley leader. Since 1981, she has co-founded eight technology companies and served as CTO of Cisco Systems. As CEO of JLABS, LLC, she is an advisor and speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation. Estrin is the author of the book, “Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in a Global Economy” (McGraw-Hill; September, 2008). The book explores key concepts of innovation and challenges business, education and national leaders to work together to reignite the sustainable innovation essential for future growth. Her more recent thoughts about the impacts of technology on democracy and society are expressed in “Authoritarian Technology: Attention!” and “The World is Choking on Digital Pollution.”