Full the details are below, but this is going to be a hot panel at BEA, get their early if you want a seat! Be there and hear first hand or you will have to read about it later as I am sure this is going to get a lot of attention.
Session Title: Walter Isaacson Speaks with Jacob Weisberg - The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Time: 10:00 – 10:50
Moderator: Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of The Slate Group and author of The Bush Tragedy
Speakers: Walter Isaacson, Bestselling Author
Meet Walter Isaacson, the bestselling biographer of creative geniuses such as Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin, will talk one-on-one with Jacob Weisberg, talk show host and journalist – delving into his new book on the history of the digital age – the intersection of science and technology. In The Innovators (coming October 7, 2014), Isaacson provides insight into the great inventors of the digital age, who have impacted the book industry, and every part of global culture and society. Isaacson writes, “The computer and the internet are among the most important innovations of our era, but few people know who created them. They were not conjured up in a garret or garage by solo inventors suitable to be singled out on magazine covers or put into a pantheon with Edison, Bell, and Morse. Instead, most of the innovations of the digital age were done collaboratively. There were a lot of fascinating people involved, some ingenious and a few even geniuses. This is the story of these pioneers, hackers, inventors, and entrepreneurs—who they were, how their minds worked, and what made them so creative. It’s also a narrative of how they collaborated and why their ability to work as teams made them even more creative.”
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