In our series “meet the Industry leaders”, the GarageGeeks and Yossi Vardi invite you to a special garage event, to meet:
* Salim Ismail - Singularity University Global Ambassador and Founding Executive Director.
* Brad Templeton - Singularity University Networks & Computing Chair, Chairman of the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Singularity University is an academic institution whose stated aim is to “assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity’s grand challenges.”
The event will take place on:
Tuesday, March 13, 20:30
HaPeled 40, Holon
Salim Ismail - Singularity University Global Ambassador and Founding Executive Director.
Salim spent the last three years building Singularity University as its founding Executive Director and current Global Ambassador. SU is based at NASA Ames and is training a new generation of leaders to manage exponentially growing technologies. Before that he built and ran Brickhouse, Yahoo’s internal incubator. His last company, Angstro, was sold to Google in August 2010. He has founded or operated seven early-stage companies including PubSub Concepts, which laid some of the foundation for the real-time web. Salim also serves on the board of Breakthrough, a global human rights organization.
Brad Templeton - Singularity University Networks & Computing Chair, Chairman of the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Brad Templeton founded and ran ClariNet Communications Corp., the first internet-based content company, then sold it to Newsedge Corporation in 1997. ClariNet publishes an online electronic newspaper delivered for live reading on subscribers machines. He has been active in the computer network community since 1979, participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days and in 1987 he founded and edited rec.humor.funny, the world’s most widely read computerized conference on that network, and today the world’s longest running blog. He has been a software company founder, and is the author of a dozen packaged microcomputer software products. He is chairman of the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading civil rights advocacy group for cyberspace. He also sits on the advisory boards for a few internet startups. Currently he is building a new startup to reinvent the phone call. He is also on the board of the Foresight Institute (A Nanotech think-tank) and BitTorrent, Inc.
* This is a User Generated Dinner, so, bring some snacks and drinks to share with others.
* GarageGeeks is sponsored by Microsoft and Initial Capital.