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Published on Oct 22, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Judy Estrin shares with us masterfully how we need to take care of our digital lives the same way we take care of our diets. As we create and innovate constantly, the unintended consequences of our progress may keep us away from thinking more.
An accomplished technologist and and innovator, Judy Estrin is CEO of JLABS, LLC (formerly known as Packet Design Management Company, LLC) and author of Closing the Innovation Gap, published in 2008. From January 2012 until March 2013 she also served as Executive Chairman of EventLive, Inc. and then as CEO from March 2013 until its acquisition by Yahoo in December 2013. Prior to cofounding Packet Design, in May 2000, Estrin was chief technology officer for Cisco Systems. Beginning in 1981 Estrin cofounded three other successful technology companies: Bridge Communications, Network Computing Devices, and Precept Software. In 1998 Cisco Systems acquired Precept, and she became Cisco’s chief technology officer until April 2000.
Estrin has been named three times to Fortune Magazine’s list of 50 most powerful women in American business. She served on the boards of directors of The Walt Disney Company from 1998 until 2014, FedEx Corporation from 1989 through 2010, Sun Microsystems from 1995 through 2003 and Rockwell Corporation from 1994 through 1998. In addition, she sits on the advisory council of Stanford's School of Engineering. She holds a B.S. degree in math and computer science from UCLA, and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University
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