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Tuesday, June 14 • 8:35am - 8:50am
The Spark
Nathan Myhrvold, who spent 14 years as Microsoft’s CTO during its major growth years, has a knack for spotting big ideas. He’ll discuss the current invention environment and what he looks for before investing.

Moderators
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Ashlee Vance

Technology Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek
Ashlee Vance joined Bloomberg Businessweek in 2011 as a technology writer where he has written feature stories on topics ranging from cyber espionage and “the Singularity” to DNA sequencing and space exploration. Previously, Vance was a Silicon Valley technology reporter for The New York Times. He also spent five years as the editor of The Register, the UK technology Web site, and worked as a freelancer for The Economist. Vance is... Read More →

Speakers
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Nathan Myhrvold

Founder and CEO, Intellectual Ventures
Dr. Nathan Myhrvold founded Intellectual Ventures (IV) in 2000 after retiring from his position as chief strategist and chief technology officer of Microsoft Corporation. During his 14-year tenure at Microsoft, Myhrvold helped spearhead many of the company’s most successful products and founded Microsoft Research. Today, Myhrvold is focused on building a market for invention, where inventors realize the value of their ideas. Under his... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 8:35am - 8:50am
The St. Regis San Francisco 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103