Marguerite Gong Hancock
Executive Director, Exponential Center
Computer History Museum
Marguerite Gong Hancock is the founding executive director of the Exponential Center at the Computer History Museum. She is an expert on innovation and entrepreneurship in high-tech regions around the world, with two decades of experience at Stanford University leading international and interdisciplinary research and education programs on entrepreneurship and innovation.
At Stanford, Hancock co-launched and directed China 2.0 and the Silicon Valley Project to advance understanding, educate next generation entrepreneurs, and convene thought leaders who are driving change in the innovation economy. At the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, she helped build the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and other programs that impacted university, industry, and policy arenas in the United States, Asia, and Europe.
Hancock is sought after as a speaker at academic and industry conferences. She has briefed policymakers, university leaders, and executives in more than a dozen countries. She has been interviewed on Bloomberg and cited by The New York Times, Forbes, San Jose Mercury News, and others. Hancock is co-editor of three books published at Stanford: The Silicon Valley Edge (2000); Making IT: The Rise of Asia in High Tech (2006); and Greater China's Quest for Innovation (2008).
Hancock has a BA from Brigham Young University, an MA from Harvard University, and completed graduate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.