"Frontiers of Science"
UCSF Byers Auditorium - Genentech Hall Mission Bay Campus 600 16th Street, San Francisco
Contact: Deborah Greenwood
6PM - 7PM: Reception
7PM - 8PM: Interview, follwed by Q&A
No charge! Guest welcome!
Wine graciously provided by Cultivar Napa Valley
JERRY KAPLAN is widely known as an Artificial Intelligence expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, educator, bestselling author, and futurist. He co-founded four Silicon Valley startups, two of which became publicly traded companies, and teaches at Stanford University. Kaplan is known for his key role in defining the tablet computer industry as the founding CEO of GO Corporation in 1987. Two decades before the iPad, Kaplan envisioned a new kind of computer that would be used like a ‘tablet of paper’, with a touch-sensitive screen. Many of GO’s concepts were incorporated into other early portable computers such as the Palm Pilot, the Apple Newton, and most recently, Apple’s IOS products.
JOHN MARKOFF is a journalist best known for his work with the New York Times and for a book and series of articles about the 1990s pursuit and capture of hacker Kevin Mitnick. Markoff contributed to the New York Times staff entry that received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. The series of 10 articles explored the business practices of Apple and other technology companies.