CHM Live Kicks Off 2018 with New Speaker Series Inside the Transformation & Technically Speaking

On January 31, the Computer History Museum (CHM) announced the launch of its new CHM Live programming series, Inside the Transformation. The series kicked off with Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John in conversation with the Verge’s Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode. Watch the conversation here.

Inside the Transformation kicked off with “Driving Change: Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John in Conversation with the Verge’s Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode” on January 31, 2018.

Inside the Transformation kicked off with “Driving Change: Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John in Conversation with the Verge’s Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode” on January 31, 2018.

Inside the Transformation, created by CHM Live Managing Producer Lauren Miyamoto, illustrates the impact and implications of computing through stories of transformative people, companies, or projects. Speakers in this series are visionaries using technology to solve problems in new ways, to redefine boundaries, and even to change our reality. Conversations in this series reflect the widespread influence of computing, as speakers from a variety of backgrounds—from medicine to music to the military—will be featured.

With the ubiquity of computing, anyone can bring incredible and life-changing ideas to life. It just takes inspiration. We hope that our audiences see their own potential reflected in the transformative ideas and stories shared by our speakers. Lauren Miyamoto, CHM Live Managing Producer

Watch the Trailer

Inside the Transformation, an original CHM Live series

Live events are free and open to the public with advance registration through the Museum’s website. All events are streamed live via the CHM Facebook page, accessible with or without an account, and are available on the official CHM YouTube channel. To date, the Museum’s 2017 Facebook Live streams have exceeded three million views.

Alongside Inside the Transformation, the Museum is launching a history-focused series called Technically Speaking, produced by CHM Live Associate Producer Chanel Lloren. Programs showcase leading historians, authors, professors, and technology experts exploring historical and technical elements of computing. Technically Speaking will kick off on February 28 with a panel discussion, led by Center for Software Curator Hansen Hsu, about the origins of Apple’s QuickTime with members from the original QuickTime development team, including Doug Camplejohn, Peter Hoddie, and Bruce Leak.

Through Technically Speaking, we’ll dig into the history of technological breakthroughs in computing to unveil the hidden failures, unique challenges, and notable successes that led to its creation and unleashing to the world. We hope the audience walks away with a new appreciation and perspective on how technology became part of our everyday life. Chanel Lloren, CHM Live Associate Producer

Inside the Transformation and Technically Speaking join the Museum’s past speaker series Revolutionaries as part of its premier programming network, CHM Live.

Top (left to right): Former Apple SVP Scott Forstall, Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby, TCGA Director Jean Claude Zenklusen. Bottom (left to right): Google Cloud SVP Diane Greene, Square & Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Top (left to right): Former Apple SVP Scott Forstall, Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby, TCGA Director Jean Claude Zenklusen. Bottom (left to right): Google Cloud SVP Diane Greene, Square & Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

In 2017 CHM Live produced 30 original programs, featuring a total of 61 speakers and panelists, including Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google Cloud’s Diane Greene, and Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby. Program topics ranged from digital art and gaming to healthcare and cybersecurity to emotional intelligence and genomics research. Collaborations between CHM Live and the Museum’s Center for Software History, Exponential Center, and Internet History Program made for rich discussions and furthered the research focus of each group. Highlights included a discussion between Center for Software History Director David C. Brock and Stanford University’s Dr. Michal Kosinski about the impact of big data in politics and government and a conversation with former Apple SVP and original iPhone software lead Scott Forstall, who spoke with journalist John Markoff for the Exponential Center’s iPhone 360 Project. Forstall’s CHM Live appearance was his first public speaking engagement since leaving Apple over five years ago.

History also took center stage at many of live events. Working with the Museum’s curators and Collections team, CHM Live has exhibited a number of artifacts related to program topics that showcase the lineage between computing history and today’s tech-driven world. Featured artifacts included a Paracel GeneMatcher, on display for “Decoding Cancer” with Cancer Genome Atlas’ Dr. Jean Claude Zenklusen, and a McDonald’s Point of Sale System on display for “Thinking Inside the Square” with Square CEO Jack Dorsey.

Left:  McDonald’s Point of Sale System, Courier Terminal Systems, USA, ca. 1985. Collection of the Computer History Museum,  102747537. This terminal was used to enter customer orders in McDonald’s restaurants across the USA. Pre-assigned keys made order entry quick and error-free: LRG FRIES, BIG MAC, and REG COKE were just a single button push away. Right: GeneMatcher FDF, Paracel, USA, ca. 1998. Collection of the Computer History Museum, 102751910. The GeneMatcher began as a top secret government project at TRW called the Fast Data Finder (FDF). It was introduced in 1997 and was based on custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology to specifically analyze genetic information, including differences of DNA or protein sequences in relation to other genetic sequences.

Left: McDonald’s Point of Sale System, Courier Terminal Systems, USA, ca. 1985. Collection of the Computer History Museum, 102747537. This terminal was used to enter customer orders in McDonald’s restaurants across the USA. Pre-assigned keys made order entry quick and error-free: LRG FRIES, BIG MAC, and REG COKE were just a single button push away. Right: GeneMatcher FDF, Paracel, USA, ca. 1998. Collection of the Computer History Museum, 102751910. The GeneMatcher began as a top secret government project at TRW called the Fast Data Finder (FDF). It was introduced in 1997 and was based on custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology to specifically analyze genetic information, including differences of DNA or protein sequences in relation to other genetic sequences.

2018 CHM Live Event Line-up

Please find our current event lineup below. Be sure to check our upcoming event listings, as we are adding new events, speakers, and details all the time.

Wednesday, January 31 at 7 p.m.

Inside the Transformation│Driving Change Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John in Conversation with the Verge’s Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode

Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

Inside the Transformation│Our Brain’s Development in a Technological World Research Psychologist & Educator Larry Rosen, Neuroscientist & UCSF Professor Adam Gazzaley, and USC Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience Mary Helen Immordino-Yang in Conversation with San Jose Mercury News Science Reporter Lisa Krieger

Wednesday, February 28 at Noon

Technically Speaking│Press Play: The Origins of QuickTime A Panel Discussion with Members of the Original Apple QuickTime Development Team—Doug Camplejohn, Peter Hoddie & Bruce Leak

Thursday, March 15 at Noon

Technically Speaking│Minitel: The Web before the Web Authors Kevin Driscoll & Julien Mailland in Conversation with Internet History Program Curatorial Director Marc Weber

Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

Inside the Transformation│Fun and Games Atari Cofounder Nolan Bushnell in Conversation with Author and Creative Director Tim Lapetino

Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

Inside the Transformation│Hacking Healthcare A Conversation with Atul Butte, Director of the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences

Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.

Inside the Transformation│The New Electricity A Conversation with Coursera Cofounder and Stanford University Adjunct Professor Andrew Ng

Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m.

Inside the Transformation│Quantum Questions Microsoft Principal Researcher & Research Manager Krysta Svore, Google Quantum AI Lab Member John Martinis, and Manager of Experimental Quantum Computing at IBM Research Jerry Chow in Conversation with Center for Software History Director David Brock

Wednesday, August 8 at 7 p.m.

Inside the Transformation│Algorithms of Oppression Author Safiya Noble in Conversation with Center for Software History Director David C. Brock

Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m.

Inside the Transformation│The Front Page of the Internet Reddit CEO Steve Huffman in Conversation with Fortune Senior Writer Michal Lev-Ram

CHM will continue its longstanding relationship with KQED Television, which will begin airing episodes from Inside the Transformation on Sunday evenings in April 2018.

Meet the CHM Live Team

Lauren Miyamoto, Managing Producer

Lauren Miyamoto is the managing producer of CHM Live, the Museum’s series of live programs. After graduating from USC with degrees in broadcast journalism and international relations, Lauren started her career as a producer for “Bloomberg West,” Bloomberg Television’s San Francisco-based technology program. Over her three years at Bloomberg, she booked guests, coordinated daily live segments, developed long-term series, and managed the show’s social media accounts. She also assisted on and directed multiple field shoots, including the network’s coverage of President Obama’s Cybersecurity Summit in February 2015 and the first-ever live TV broadcast at the DefCon hacker conference. Lauren joined the Museum in May 2016.

Chanel Lloren, Associate Producer

Chanel Lloren is the associate producer of CHM Live, the Museum’s series of live programs. Chanel kicked off her producing career in New York City as a production associate for VH1. She has worked on shows including several Greatest Lists countdowns, Top 20 Oscar Moments, Cutest Celebrity Babies, and hopped over to MTV as an Associate Producer for a season of “When I Was 17.” After moving to San Francisco in 2011, she freelanced for Indigo Films and Oracle at their HQ studios. Chanel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in Broadcast Journalism and Media Studies. Chanel joined the Museum in May 2017.

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