The Stanford Emerging Tech Review | Launch

The Hoover Institution and Stanford School of Engineering held the launch of The Stanford Emerging Tech Review with Condoleezza Rice, Jennifer Widom, Marc Andreessen, and Richard Saller on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PT at Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building.

The Stanford Emerging Technology Review is a university-wide project bringing together science faculty across campus to outline key developments in ten frontier technology fields and their policy implications.

This event featured a conversation with Condoleezza Rice, Director of the Hoover Institution, Jennifer Widom, Dean of the School of Engineering, and Marc Andreessen, Co-Founder of Andreessen Horowitz, with welcoming remarks from Stanford University President Richard Saller. We also had lightning round presentations from Zhenan Bao, Herbert Lin, Allison Okamura, and Amy Zegart. The event marked the release of the Stanford Emerging Technology Review for the Stanford and Silicon Valley community.

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Condoleezza Rice
Tad and Dianne Taube Director, Hoover Institution
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow

Jennifer Widom 
Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering 
Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Marc Andreessen
Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Richard Saller
President and Academic Leader, Stanford University

00:00 – 04:08 : Condoleezza Rice – Welcoming Remarks
04:10 – 07:30 : Richard Saller – Introduction to the Stanford Emerging Tech Review
07:35 – 21:25 : Amy Zegart and Jennifer Widom – The Stanford Emerging Tech Review
21:30 – 28:58 : Alison Okamura – Focus on Robotics
29:00 – 36:03 : Zhenan Bao – Focus on Materials Science
36:08 – 44:01 : Herbert Lin – Cross Cutting Themes for the Stanford Emerging Tech Review
44:06 – 1:13:56 : Condoleezza Rice and Marc Andreessen – A Discussion on Technology Entrepreneurship

The Hoover Institution, officially The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, is an American public policy think tank and research institution that promotes personal and economic liberty, free enterprise, and limited government.

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