Articles in Exponential Center(30)

Programming the System of the World: The Industrial Internet of Things

Programming the System of the World: The Industrial Internet of Things

At the “Programming the System of the World” event on March 30, co-hosted by the Exponential Center and the NextGen Advisory Board, three panelists at the forefront of advances in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) gathered at the Computer History Museum to discuss how new technologies are transforming the industrial world. Read More
Computing in Your Pocket: The Prehistory of the iPhone in Silicon Valley

Computing in Your Pocket: The Prehistory of the iPhone in Silicon Valley

John Markoff Mar 14, 2017
On Thursday, March 2, four pioneering Silicon Valley technologists shared the stage at the Computer History Museum (CHM), turning the clock back three decades and exploring the prehistory of the iPhone. Read More
Fairchild, Fairchildren, and the Family Tree of Silicon Valley

Fairchild, Fairchildren, and the Family Tree of Silicon Valley

David Laws Dec 20, 2016
Through an unprecedented series of technical, business, and cultural innovations, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation spawned hundreds of ventures that established Silicon Valley as a world center of entrepreneurial activity and technological leadership. Although the firm’s market valuation never exceeded $2.5 billion, its surviving combined progeny have been estimated to be worth over $2 trillion. Read More
The Next Billion: A Conversation with Kiva Executive Chair Julie Hanna

The Next Billion: A Conversation with Kiva Executive Chair Julie Hanna

During our wide-ranging discussion, Julie shared her insights on important questions, including: How are entrepreneurs changing the lives of the next billion? How is technology being used as a force for democratization of access and opportunity? Where are hot spots around the world for entrepreneurship and what can Silicon Valley learn from them? Read More
Day of the Dead: Exploring Failure with Silicon Valley Veterans Kim Polese, Bill Reichert, and Justin Kan

Day of the Dead: Exploring Failure with Silicon Valley Veterans Kim Polese, Bill Reichert, and Justin Kan

Work in Silicon Valley long enough, and you’ll end up with your own private collection of startup paraphernalia: T-shirts, tchotchkes, branded office supplies, and other relics of companies failed but not forgotten. At the “Day of the Dead” event on October 28, co-hosted by Exponential Center and the NextGen Board, attendees sported them like badges of honor. Read More
Pioneers of the Possible: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Heidi Roizen and Michelle Zatlyn

Pioneers of the Possible: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Heidi Roizen and Michelle Zatlyn

Silicon Valley is home to pioneers of the possible. From Bill Hewlett and David Packard to Mark Zuckerberg, history, media, and pop culture frequently showcase the stories of Silicon Valley’s male founders. What about women? Read More
Silicon Valley: A Century of Entrepreneurial Innovation

Silicon Valley: A Century of Entrepreneurial Innovation

David Laws Sep 20, 2016
The entrepreneurial, technology-driven roots of today’s Silicon Valley sprouted long before Google’s algorithms, Apple’s two Steves, Fairchild’s chipmeisters, or the egalitarian management innovations of Hewlett and Packard. Eager emissaries from less prosperous regions of the nation and foreign governments striving to the replicate the tech economy back home are often surprised to learn that Silicon Valley did not happen overnight. Read More
1 to 1 Billion: Eight Exponential Entrepreneurial Stories

1 to 1 Billion: Eight Exponential Entrepreneurial Stories

Gordon Moore and Intel. Steve Jobs and Apple. Bill Gates and Microsoft. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. These entrepreneurs and the iconic companies they have built rank among the most transformational stories of our time. They illustrate that one idea can create a billion devices, generate a billion dollars, or touch a billion people. Read More
Is it better to be lucky than good in Silicon Valley?

Is it better to be lucky than good in Silicon Valley?

How did the stars of Silicon Valley companies fare in the face of risk and reward? How do pioneering entrepreneurs develop their vision? What are the roles of hard work and luck? How do innovators navigate uncharted waters? Read More
Launching the Exponential Center

Launching the Exponential Center

On June 2, 2016, the Computer History Museum launched its new Exponential Center, the first museum institution devoted to capturing the legacy of Digital Age entrepreneurship and innovation in Silicon Valley and around the world. 250 innovators, entrepreneurs, and executives gathered for the evening gala, titled “From 1 to 1 Billion: Celebrating the Founders and Builders of the Digital Age.” Read More
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3