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i4j Menlo Park: John Furrier

“We cover all those little issue around technology and how it impacts society.”

John Furrier, Founder and CEO of

  • Silicon ANGLE
    • that focuses on technologies impact on society
  • Technology enhances social interaction
    • Traditional market models are dislocated with new technology
  • There are issues with social networking but technology will solve these problems
    • New filters will be developed
  • Accelerated communication
    • Fosters new innovation
    • Changes societal expectations and roles
  • Economic shift with new technology
    • Small businesses will be the main engine of innovation

#SiliconANGLE #TechnologyRevolution #SocialMedia #CloudComputing

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David Nordfors

David Nordfors is CEO and co-founder of IIIJ and the chair of the i4j Summit. He was previously co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Communication at Stanford University. He was one of the World Economic Forum Innovation 100 in 2009, and has served on WEF Global Agenda Councils. He serves on advisory boards of the Poynter Institute, Discern Investment Analytics and Black & Veatch. He is an adjunct professor at IDC Herzliya in Israel, a visiting professor at Tallinn University, the Tecnologico de Monterrey, and the Deutsche Welle Akademie. He was advisor to the Director General at VINNOVA, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, where he co-initiated the national Swedish Incubator System and set up a bi-national R&D fund between Sweden and Israel for mobile applications. He was Director of Research Funding of the Knowledge Foundation, KK-stiftelsen, administering an endowment of $300MUSD, building a funding framework underwriting over a hundred innovation initiatives between universities and industry. He initiated and headed the first hearing about the Internet to be held by the Swedish Parliament. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the Uppsala University and did his postdoc in Theoretical Chemistry in Heidelberg, Germany.