Silicon Valley Leader Dan’l Lewin Joins Museum as President & CEO
Former Microsoft executive brings 30 years of leadership in world’s top tech companies to renowned cultural institution
The Computer History Museum's (CHM) Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of distinguished Silicon Valley leader and executive Dan’l Lewin as its president and chief executive officer. Lewin will lead the organization through its next phase of growth, including expanding the Museum’s interpretation efforts and content and media creation to further reach and impact global audiences. He will develop and direct the strategy, fundraising, and ongoing operations of CHM, including those of its Exponential Center—dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation—and Center for Software History.
“Building on its success over the last 20 years, the Museum is undergoing exciting growth of its activities in software, education, and entrepreneurship,” said CHM board chair Len Shustek. “Dan’l is a well-connected industry veteran who understands how computing is changing, and we are delighted that he will be leading our expansion.”
Lewin has brought financial, corporate, academic, and civic leaders together to advance emerging technology, digital transformation, and sustainability initiatives, leveraging 30-plus years of Silicon Valley leadership experience with companies that include Microsoft, NeXT, Apple, and Sony.READ MORE
#WeToo: Insights from Silicon Valley Women in Tech
New series promotes conversation and positive change in celebration of Women's History Month
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Exponential Center at CHM is launching a new series—Women’s Work: Perspectives on Gender in Tech, a collection of short videos and discussion guides that explore a variety of topics on women in tech, such as gender and job stereotypes, leadership, and unconscious bias.
Announcing the 2018 Fellow Award Honorees
Honoring the Past. Inspiring the Future.
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Silicon Valley: The Heart of the Untold Story
CHM hosted a premiere event with Valley leaders featured in a new documentary Silicon Valley: The Untold Story: WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum, technology entrepreneur Kim Polese, DFJ venture capitalist Heidi Roizen, and Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak. These entrepreneurs continue to reinvent themselves and embody perhaps the most enduring element of Silicon Valley—an insatiable curiosity.
Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Computing History
Center for Software History Director David C. Brock recaps his CHM Live conversation with historian Marie Hicks and provides further insight into issues of gender and sexuality embedded within computer history, including, at times, the full erasure of women and others despite their essential roles within computing of the day.