Distinguished Lecture Series

Previous Events

Dale Dougherty
Nov 18, 2015, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How media and events play an essential role in organizing and spreading the Maker movement.
Doug Cutting
Oct 7, 2015, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
New data technologies pervade our institutions, but the data revolution is far from complete. Doug Cutting of Cloudera discusses some of the current challenges, both technical and social.
Feb 5, 2014, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
A timely and engaging conversation with Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Nicole Ozer, technology and civil liberties director at the ACLU of Northern California.
Chris Riley
Feb 15, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Chris Riley is a designer and global communications strategist and the founder of Studioriley. He explores the relationship between business and culture through brand strategy and communications design.
David Weinberger (photo by Leah Weinberger)
Nov 30, 2011, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
David Weinberger is one of the most respected thought-leaders at the intersection of technology, business, and society. His new book, Too Big to Know, explores how the networking of knowledge is transforming expertise and decision-making in business, government, education, and science.
Lisa Gansky (Photo: <a href="http://www.staticphotography.com/">Kris Krüg</a>)
Dec 1, 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Lisa Gansky is an author, entrepreneur, and environmentalist, and the co-founder and former CEO of Ofoto (now Kodak Gallery) and GNN (the world's first commercial website, acquired by AOL).
(Courtesy of Roy Bahat)
Oct 27, 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Distinguished Lecturer Roy Bahat is the president of the online media and gaming company IGN Entertainment.
Tina Seelig
Mar 17, 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Tina Seelig shares surprising stories of true entrepreneurs overcoming obstacles, demonstrating that by creatively challenging assumptions, breaking the rules, and disregarding the impossible you can bring remarkable ideas to life.
Daniel Scheinman
Feb 24, 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Daniel Scheinman, general manager of the Cisco Media Solutions Group, is a long-time champion for developing new, network-based distribution models for digital content.
Andrew McAfee
Nov 4, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Andrew McAfee studies the ways that information technology affects businesses and how computerization affects competition itself – the struggle among rivals for dominance and survival within an industry.
Hal Varian
Oct 28, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
What does the ubiquity of computer-mediated transactions mean for economics? Hal Varian, Google's chief economist, discusses the implications for contractual efficiency, incentive alignment, data extraction and analysis, experimentation, personalization, and customization.
Apr 15, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Judy Estrin, the CEO of JLABS, LLC, and author of “Closing the Innovation Gap,” talks about the importance of reigniting sustainable innovation in business, education and government
Mar 11, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Economist John Rutledge discusses nonequilibrium thermodynamics, network failures and the information economy, and the role played by government officials and media in the neuroscience of fear, to demonstrate how the current global economic crisis is a network failure of the worldwide information system.
Feb 4, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Oliver Guenther is Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin. He discusses the privacy implications of the global IT infrastructure for physical objects carrying RFID tags with a unique Electronic Product Code.
Nov 5, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Modeling & Managing Complex Systems: A Case Study of Healthcare Delivery Bill Rouse, Georgia Institute of TechnologyWednesday, November 5, 4:00 pm
Oct 8, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Blue Smoke, No Mirrors: Confessions of an Information User — Wednesday, October 8, 4:00 pmAlan Kantrow explains what's wrong with today's information services and how to fix them
Oct 1, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Enterprise Uses of Emerging TechnologiesWednesday, October 1, 4:00 pmJonathan Grudin discusses technology's early adopters and what the future holds for them.
Sep 10, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Digital Exhibitionism: The Future of Relationships, Andreas WeigendWednesday, September 10, 4:00 pm
Apr 2, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Privacy in Context, Helen NissenbaumWednesday, April 2, 4:00 pmHow should we understand the concept of privacy in the face of impossible demands for our personal information?
Mar 19, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Is the Web A Threat to Our Culture?March 19, 4:00 pmJoin Andrew Keen and Paul Duguid in a debate about Web 2.0 , moderated by Geoffrey Nunberg.