Andrew McAfee, Principle investigator at the Center for Digital Business at MIT's Sloan School of Management
Moderated by: Steve Clemons
Milton's pioneering PhD research at Stanford University has shown why videoconferencing has failed to become ubiquitous despite billions in investments since 1927. His insight in how to make videoconferencing an everyday experience has led to more than 40 invited talks to countries ranging from Iceland to Nigeria to Saudi Arabia. He received the DEMO God award at DEMO 06, and is the co-author of XMPP video standard. Milton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a PhD from Stanford University.
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Andrew McAfee is a principal research scientist at MIT and cofounder of the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. In his new best seller, The Second Machine Age, McAfee and coauthor Erik Brynjolfsson warn that we’re entering a wildly new era in human history. When the Industrial Revolution replaced manual labor with machines, people were still needed to run things; only a decade ago, pundits were telling us to become “knowledge workers” for job security. But with digital technology, the machines have now begun to take over those roles as well. This “second machine age” will change business and society in ways we can hardly imagine today. McAfee has written for Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. His previous books include Enterprise 2.0 and Race Against the Machine.