The tables are turned as seasoned interviewer Gunn is put on the spot. The host of public radio's "Tech Nation" and its popular weekly segment "BioTech Nation," Gunn has been on the air for 15 years.
With her trademark humor and insights gained from thousands of interviews, she'll share the lessons she's learned from talking technology on the radio- The Commonwealth Club of California
Moira Gunn is host of the radio programs "Tech Nation" and "BioTech Nation," aired by National Public Radio. "Tech Nation" episodes are normally based on an interview with the author of a science- or technology-related book. "BioTech Nation" is based on interviews with significant figures in the field of bio-technology, as well as regular discussions with science journalist David Ewing Duncan.
"Tech Nation" and "BioTech Nation" programs are also published as podcasts by IT Conversations.
Gunn's early career included work at NASA on large-scale scientific computation and global communications, with special emphasis in infrared satellite image processing, computational fluid dynamics, and global climate and weather modeling. She also did work in robotics engineering at IBM, Morton Thiokol, United Technologies/Pratt and Whitney, Lockheed-Martin, Rolls-Royce, and the US Navy.
Gunn has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an M.A. in computer science.
With an international background in cross-cultural communications and linguistics, Kevin O'Malley applies unique training and coaching skills, as well as partnership building, to the world of corporate speaking and events.
His approach successfully brings disciplines such as deconstruction and semiotics into executive development and face-to-face interactions with targeted audiences.
Building on a background in video, multi-media and event production for clients including Atari, The Gap, Clorox, Hay Consulting, Kingsford Charcoal, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Goodwill Industries, and Foote Cone Belding. O'Malley works both ends of a speaking event, from creative content and presentation to working directly with conference producers and meeting planners to create optimum on-site experiences.
Educated at Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude with graduate studies at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
Tech Nation host Moira Gunn recalls when she interviewed Senator John McCain and how meeting him in person brought his physical impairments into sharp focus. She compares the public management of his limitations to that of FDR and his polio.
Moira Gunn lists some of the amazing scientific advances that have occurred in the two years since her book on biotech was published, including the publication of full human genomes and the development of rational drug design.