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Jan 17, 2018 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story
Television Series Premiere and Panel Discussion
Television Series Premiere and Panel Discussion with co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp Jan Koum, founder and VC Heidi Roizen, chairman of CrowdSmart Kim Polese, and producer/director Michael Schwarz
Around the world, people want to know what it is about Silicon Valley that has made it a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship for decades. Silicon Valley: The Untold Story, a new three-part documentary to be aired in mid-January on the Science Channel, will uncover the story. The Computer History Museum is hosting a premiere event with a panel discussion featuring participants in the film, including WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum, technology entrepreneur Kim Polese, DFJ venture capitalist Heidi Roizen, and award-winning director Michael Schwarz. They will provide their own unique takes on the Valley, discuss brief clips from film segments, and answer questions from the audience. A screening of the first segment in the series, Secret Sauce, will follow the panel.

Silicon Valley: The Untold Story, a three-part documentary series from the award-winning team at Kikim Media, will air in January on the Science Channel. The series provides television's first comprehensive look at the century-and-a-half history of this fascinating region. It includes interviews with such key Valley figures as Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, and Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt, as well as with leading historians. The first hour explores the unique mix of ingredients-the secret sauce-that fueled the Valley's rise to becoming the world's technological and economic powerhouse. The second hour examines the forces-including government and military funding-that have made the Valley a magnet for innovators from all over the world. And the third hour charts the circuitous paths and lucky accidents that lie behind some of the Valley's greatest success stories, and reveals that even in a place celebrated for inventing the future, no one can really predict it. The series is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Computer History Museum is the community and educational outreach partner for the project.

Join us to hear what these legendary leaders have to say about a place that created the world as we know it and be the first to view the new documentary.
Watch Silicon Valley: The Untold Story trailer here
Jan 31, 2018 6:00 PM Speaker Series
CHM Live
Driving Change
Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John in Conversation with The Verge Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode
After a year of challenges and controversies, Uber is turning to Bozoma Saint John to upgrade its image. Hired in June 2017 as the company’s Chief Brand Officer, Saint John is tasked with telling the stories of its millions of riders and drivers across 600 cities. A seasoned advertising and marketing executive, Saint John has held leadership roles at Apple Music and Pepsi. She sits down with The Verge’s Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode to discuss her background and career, the challenges she’s facing as she leads the effort to change Uber’s image and insights about the future of the ride-sharing company.
After a year of challenges and controversies, Uber is turning to Bozoma Saint John to upgrade its image. Hired in June 2017 as the company’s Chief Brand Officer, Saint John is tasked with telling the stories of its millions of riders and drivers across 600 cities. A seasoned advertising and marketing executive, Saint John has held leadership roles at Apple Music and Pepsi. She sits down with The Verge’s Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode to discuss her background and career, the challenges she’s facing as she leads the effort to change Uber’s image and insights about the future of the ride-sharing company.