Global Conference 2013

Global Conference 2013

In Tech We Trust? A Debate with Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen

Monday, April 29, 2013 / 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen are Silicon Valley luminaries, epic entrepreneurs and prominent financiers. Both have something to say about where high-tech is taking the world economy, and what is being left behind. Andreessen, co-developer of the first Web browser and now a top venture capitalist, expects software to automate and ultimately dominate most other industries. Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook, has written in depth about what he considers the stagnation of innovation in fields that others see as emblems of progress: energy, pharmaceuticals, space exploration, nanotech and much more. In fact, Thiel links the austerity gripping the Western world to productivity gains that never happened. Join these acute observers for a unique exchange on science, business and innovation, or the lack thereof.

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Moderator

Martin Giles

U.S. Technology Correspondent, The Economist

Speakers

Marc Andreessen

Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Peter Thiel

Partner, Founders Fund


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