A unique opportunity to hear Scott McNealy, co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems, in a candid conversation with Ed Zander, former chairman and CEO of Motorola and past president of Sun, about the legacy of Sun, the changing industry, our connected world and more.
Scott McNealy is co-founder and former chairman & CEO of Sun Microsystems.
Edward J. Zander was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Motorola from January 2004 until January 2008, remaining as chairman until May 2008. His work in the technology sector included management positions at Data General and Apollo Computer before joining Sun Microsystems in 1987 where he was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer and President in 1998 and 1999, respectively.
He left Sun in 2002 to become managing director at Silver Lake Partners, a technology investment fund. He also serves on the board of directors for Jason Foundation for Education, on the science advisory board of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (where he received a degree in electrical engineering), the advisory board for IOCOM Communications, and the advisory board of the Boston University School of Management (where he received his Master of Business Administration and later an honorary Ph.D.).
He was also a member of the board of directors at Seagate Technologies from 2002 to 2004, and at Time Warner Inc. from January to May 2007.
Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy remembers a little-known piece of Silicon Valley history that never happened. In the 1990s, Sun came very close to buying Apple Computers. "There wouldn't be iPods, there wouldn't be iPads -- I'd have screwed that up," he jokes.