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Moira Gunn, PhD
President and CEO, The Tech Nation Group

The Evolution of Information Technology: Some Clues about What is Next

Dubbed the "Grand Dame of Tech Talk" by Wired Magazine, Moira is best known as the host of Public Radio’s Tech Nation, the sole nationally-syndicated technology program on public radio. As a former NASA scientist and engineer, Moira has an in depth understanding of technology. She has examined every facet of our lives through its lens.

In over 2,000 interviews conducted during the last decade, Moira has spoken with the innovators who drive technology, as well as the everyday people who must cope in the new high-tech world. Moira has interviewed space pioneers, cyber-novelists, venture capitalists, genetics researchers, teachers, technophobes, and business leaders. Popular business guests have included Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Larry Page of Google, Andy Grove of Intel, and Steve Ballmer of Microsoft. But, the technology story goes well beyond the business cycle roller coaster—everyone plays an essential role.

Moira was also a founding columnist on Knight-Ridder’s, and she is a commentator on life in the high-tech age. Her insights air internationally in the weekly segment Five Minutes. Moira also currently chairs the annual Tech Nation Summit, and she is the editor-in-chief of the Tech Nation Quarterly.

She was the first woman to earn a PhD in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, and she holds advanced degrees in computer science.

Moira will review the evolution of hardware and software. She will discuss the current architectural trends that predict the future of IT, and outline how you can take advantage of this information.

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