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Published on Jun 23, 2009
[Recorded: May 14, 2009] In this conversation, John Hollar, CEO of the Computer History Museum speaks with Judy about her book, Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in a Global Economy (McGraw- Hill; Hardcover). Estrins book challenges national, academic and business leaders to work together to make America competitive again.
Judith L. Estrin, is Chief Executive Officer of JLABS, LLC, (formerly Packet Design Management Company, LLC), a privately-held company focused on furthering innovation in business, government and non-profit organizations. Prior to co-founding Packet Design in 2000, Estrin was chief technology officer for Cisco Systems. Beginning in 1981, Estrin co-founded 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.
Judy Estrin has been named three times to Fortune Magazine's list of the 50 most powerful women in American business. She sits on the boards of directors of The Walt Disney Company and FedEx Corporation as well as two private company boards Packet Design, Inc. and Arch Rock. She also sits on the advisory councils of Stanford's School of Engineering and Stanford's Bio-X initiative. She holds a B.S. degree in math and computer science from UCLA, and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.