Upcoming Events: Silicon Valley
Innovating Women: The Changing Face of TechnologyDate: Tue, October 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
In the U.S., only 14 percent of engineers are women
Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow, The Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Co-Author, Innovating Women
Kim Polese, Chairwoman, ClearStreet Inc.
Alison van Diggelen, Host of “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC — moderator
Additional panelists TBA
How have some of the world’s most outstanding women found success in the tech industry? What wisdom can they share about thriving in a male-dominated environment? Women are continuing to close the gender gap in the workplace, yet only 14 percent are engineers in the U.S. and even fewer serve at the executive level.
Join our panel of executives and entrepreneurs as they highlight opportunities and share their experiences, strategies and insights to support women in the tech industry.
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Steven Johnson: Six innovations that Made the Modern WorldDate: Wed, October 22, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Discussing the history of innovation
Steven Johnson, Author, Where Good Ideas Come From and How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World; Twitter @stevenbjohnson
Stephen Ciesinski, Vice President and General Manager, SRI International - Moderator
From the printing press to Wi-Fi, popular science writer Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation and examines where these ideas came from and how they moved from idea to existence. From a simple concept, bizarre coincidence, or surprising accident, hear more about some of the most brilliant inventions that have revolutionized the world in which we live.
Johnson is the co-creator and host of the “How We Got to Now” PBS series premiering this fall on KQED.
Robert BaerDate: Tue, November 11, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Former CIA Operative
Robert Baer, Former CIA Operative; National Security Affairs Analyst, CNN; Author, See No Evil and The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins
For over 20 years, Baer served as a CIA operative in the Middle East and Europe. His life and personal experiences inspired George Clooney’s Oscar-winning performance in the movie Syriana. Baer examines the historical and political context of assassinations and shares his foreign policy and security insights. He also reveals what it was like working as an agent in some of the most dangerous and volatile regions in the world.
John Cleese - Monty Python Actor and ComedianDate: Mon, November 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
A grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world.
John Cleese, Actor; Writer; Producer; Author, So, Anyway…
In conversation with Adam Savage, Host, “Mythbusters”
Join Cleese as he takes us on a grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town to the pinnacle of comedy and worldwide success.
With his signature characters – the Minister of Silly Walks and the owner (and would-be returner) of a dead parrot – Cleese's work with Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers has become legendary. His hit films Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and A Fish Called Wanda, and his memorable roles in James Bond and Shrek have put him in a class of his own. From his hilarious tweets and new memoir, hear more from this towering comedic genius.
Geo for GoodDate: Wed, December 03, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Rebecca Moore leads the Google Earth Outreach program
Rebecca Moore, Lead, Google Earth Outreach Program and Google Earth Engine
Moore conceived of and now leads the Google Earth Outreach program. The program supports nonprofits, communities and indigenous peoples around the world in applying Google's mapping tools to the world's problems such as environmental conservation, human rights and cultural preservation. Moore also initiated the development of Google Earth Engine, a new technology platform that supports global-scale monitoring and protection of the earth’s environment. Moore will discuss the company’s latest projects to help preserve our planet.