A discussion on Current Tech Trends Affecting the Future Digital Landscape with Esther Dyson and Anjali Joshi. Moderated by Blaise Zerega.
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Esther Dyson is president and owner of EDventure Holdings; a small yet globally diversified information services company. EDventure invests in information-oriented startup ventures in central and Eastern Europe as well as in the USA. EDventure conducts industry events like the PC Forum and the High-Tech Forum. Since 1982, EDventure's newsletter, Release 1.0, help readers see underlying patterns behind industry trends, a theme echoed in her book, Release 2.0.
Anjali Joshi is an accomplished technology executive who has held significant leadership positions in high-growth companies. She is a currently a Director of Product Management at Google where she leads groups focused on the software, network and computing infrastructure, translation products and internationalization/localization of Google products. Most recently, she has been integral in managing Google's Fiber to Communities effort, which will ultimately bring ultra high-speed broadband access to as many as 500,000 people across the United States.
Prior to joining Google, Anjali was Executive Vice-President of Engineering at Covad Communications, the first DSL Competitive Carrier in the US and helped the company grow from a start-up to a public company. Anjali spent several years at Bell Labs working in the areas of voice and high speed data communications. Anjali received her BTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur, a Masters in Computer Engineering from SUNY and a Masters in Engineering Management from Stanford University. She was recently selected as one of the top 50 alumni who have graduated from IIT Kanpur in the last 50 years. She is on the board of the IIT Kanpur Foundation and has served as a board member of TiE, Silicon valley.
Blaise Zerega is Editor in Chief at VentureBeat. Zerega most recently served as managing editor and president of Epic Magazine, following his role as CEO of FORA.tv, a leading site for video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. Before joining FORA.tv, Zerega held a number of high-level positions at publications including Conde Nast Portfolio, Wired Magazine, and Red Herring Magazine, combining his deep editorial expertise with a proven track record of generating revenue and connecting audiences to content that resonates.
Google's Anjali Joshi talks with venture capitalist Esther Dyson about the relationship between tech trends and human nature. Joshi suggests that modern trends like social networking reflect age-old behavior, while Dyson explores how technology can leverage human nature to improve the world.