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Innovation for Jobs Summit
The Innovation for Jobs Summit is an annual two day international conference of leaders from the fields of government, business, technology, academia and media looking for ways to harness technological innovation to produce better and more meaningful jobs for more people. One of the themes of the summit is that society is organized into vertical “silos” such as government, the corporate world and the educational system, and these silos have difficulty cooperating with each other to resolve societal problems. Future Talk attended the conference in both 2014 and 2013 at the headquarters of SRI International in Menlo Park, California, and we interviewed numerous speakers and attendees. Below are links to the interviews, edited for length. Just click on any picture to see the interview. Your feedback is always welcome!
Philip Auerswald
Allen Blue
Tim Brown
Founder, National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and author, “The Coming Prosperity”
Co-founder and Vice President of Product Management at LinkedIn
President and CEO of the human-centered design firm IDEO, and a leader in industrial design
Curt Carlson
Vint Cerf
Aart De Geus
President and CEO of SRI International, one of the world’s leading research and development labs
Internet pioneer, V.P. and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, seed sponsor of I4J Summit
Chairman of Bertelsmann Foundation, which owns
the Bertelsmann global media conglomerate
Esther Dyson
Greg Ferenstein
Anders Flodström
Chairman of Edventure Holdings, which nurtures health care and human capital start-ups
Journalist at TechCrunch. writing about the intersection of politics, technology and education
President Emeritus, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology
Paul Forster
Chuck House
Irwin Jacobs
Co-founder of, the world’s leading search engine for jobs
Director of the Innovascapes Institute, former director of Stanford’s Media X
Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of leading telecommunications company Qualcomm
John Joss
Steve Jurvetson
Agnes Kwek
Long time writer, broadcaster, chronicler of Silicon Valley and avid airplane pilot and biker
High tech investor and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson venture capital firm
Planner of human-centered public policies for the Government of Singapore
Julia Lane
Sven Otto Littorin
Dan Maydan
Senior Managing Economist at the American Institutes for Research
Former Swedish Minister of employment, past President of European Council of Ministers
Former president of leading semiconductor company Applied Materials
Michael Nelson
Anaïs Saint-Jude
Cortnie Shupe
Technology Policy Analyst for Bloomberg Government, former director of Internet technology at IBM
Founder and director of Stanford’s BiblioTech Program, connecting Ph.D. students with corporations
Project Manager of the Shaping Sustainable Economies Project at the Bertelsmann Foundation
Dane Stangler
Eric Thode
Eilif Trondsen
Acting Director of Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Senior expert on economic, social and labor market policy at the Bertelsmann Foundation
Research Director at Strategic Business Insights, focusing on performance improvement
Moshe Vardi
Vivek Wadhwa
Ann Winblad
Director of the Institute for Information Technology at Rice University
V.P. Of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University, Washington Post columnist
Silicon Valley venture capitalist and co-founder of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Esther Wojcicki
Menahem Yaari
Monica De Zelaya
Educational innovator, founder of highly successful journalism program at Palo Alto H.S.
Prof. Emeritus of Mathematical Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Director of Kirzner Entrepreneurship Center at Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala
2013 I4J Summit
David Nordfors & Vint Cerf
Tim O’Reilly & Dale Dougherty
David Nordfors (left) is President of the IIIJ and chief organizer of I4J Summit. Vint Cerf (right) is an Internet pioneer and seed sponsor of I4J Summit
Tim O’Reilly (left) is founder of O’Reilly Media and publisher of Make Magazine. Dale Dougherty (right) is founder of Maker Media and the Maker Faire.
2014 I4J Summit
Anu Bhardwaj
Vint Cerf
Carol Dahl
Founder of the Women Investing in Women Institute
Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, Advisory Chair and Seed Sponsor of the I4J Summit
Executive Director of the The Lemelson Foundation
Yves Doz
John Furrier
Ken Gabriel
Professor of Technological Innovation at the INSEAD Graduate Business School
Founder and CEO of
Deputy Director, Advanced Technology and Projects Group, Google
Richard Allan Horning
Mikko Kosonen
Gene Lim
Attorney at ReedSmith specializing in technology and Internet law
President of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund
CEO of the Mav12 social marketing agency
Sven Otto Littorin
John Manley
Jerry Michalski
Former President European Council of Ministers, former Swedish Employment Minister, co-founder of I4J Summit
CEO of Canadian Council of Chief Executives and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
Founder, Relationship Economy eXpedition (REX)
Egils Milbergs
Heather Munroe-Blum
David Nordfors
President of the Center for Accelerating Innovation
President Emerita and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
President and co-founder of the IIIJ  and chief organizer of the I4J Summit

Gifford Pinchot III
Wade Roush
Stefano Scarpetta
Co-founder and President of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Chief Correspondent for Xconomy, an information source for business and technology leaders
Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Robert Scoble
Julia Stiglitz
Esther Wojcicki
Author, blogger, technical evangelist
Head of business development and strategic partnerships at online course provider Coursera
Innovator in journalism education