Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:15 p.m.Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Kara Swisher is one of the country's most influential journalists covering Silicon Valley, the focus of her reporting for over two decades. She is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the high-profile Code Conference. Swisher began covering the digital economy for The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column, BoomTown, originally appeared on the front of the newspaper's Marketplace section and at WSJ.com. Among her accomplishments, Swisher co-founded Revere Digital and, before that, co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s "D: All Things Digital," with Walter Mossberg. It was the industry's leading high-tech conference, with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. Swisher is author of two books, aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web," and its sequel, There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future.
Farhad Manjoo is the “State of the Art” columnist for Business Day, a position he assumed in February 2014. Before joining The New York Times, Mr. Manjoo was a technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was a technology columnist at Slate magazine from 2008 to 2013. He was also a contributing writer at Fast Company from 2009 to 2013.Mr. Manjoo is the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society, which was published by Wiley in 2008. He is working on a book about Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google's efforts to rule the business world.