Press Release

Computer History Museum Launches New Speaker Series "Inside the Transformation"

Mountain View, California  |  January 31, 2018

The Computer History Museum (CHM), the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society, today announced the launch of its new CHM Live programming series, Inside the Transformation. The series kicks off tonight with Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John in conversation with the Verge’s Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode at 7 p.m.

Inside the Transformation illustrates the impact and implications of computing through stories of transformative people, companies, or projects. Speakers in this series are visionaries using technology to solve problems in new ways, to redefine boundaries, and even to change our reality. Conversations in this series will also reflect the widespread influence of computing, as speakers from a variety of backgrounds—from medicine to music to the military—will be featured.

“With the ubiquity of computing, anyone can bring incredible and life-changing ideas to life. It just takes inspiration,” said Lauren Miyamoto, CHM Live managing producer. “We hope that our audiences see their own potential reflected in the transformative ideas and stories shared by our speakers.”

Live events are free and open to the public with advance registration through the Museum’s website. All events are streamed live via the CHM Facebook page, accessible with or without an account, and are available on the official CHM YouTube channel.

2018 event line-up:

Wednesday, January 31 at 7 p.m.
Driving Change

Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John in Conversation with the Verge’s Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode

Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.
Our Brain’s Development in a Technological World

Research Psychologist & Educator Larry Rosen, Neuroscientist & UCSF Professor Adam Gazzaley, and USC Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience Mary Helen Immordino-Yang in Conversation with San Jose Mercury News Science Reporter Lisa Krieger

Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
Fun and Games

Atari Cofounder Nolan Bushnell in Conversation with Author and Creative Director Tim Lapetino

Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
Hacking Healthcare

A Conversation with Atul Butte, Director of the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences

Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
The New Electricity

A Conversation with Coursera Cofounder and Stanford University Adjunct Professor Andrew Ng

Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m.
Quantum Questions

Microsoft Principal Researcher & Research Manager Krysta Svore, Google Quantum AI Lab Member John Martinis, and Manager of Experimental Quantum Computing at IBM Research Jerry Chow in Conversation with Software History Center Director David Brock

Wednesday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
Algorithms of Oppression

Author Safiya Noble in Conversation with Software History Center Director David C. Brock

Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
The Front Page of the Internet

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman in Conversation with Fortune Senior Writer Michal Lev-Ram

Alongside Inside the Transformation, the Museum will launch a history-focused series called Technically Speaking. Programs will showcase leading historians, authors, professors, and technology experts exploring historical and technical elements of computing. Technically Speaking will kick off on February 28 with a panel discussion about the origins of Apple’s QuickTime with members from the original QuickTime development team, including Doug Camplejohn, Peter Hoddie, and Bruce Leak.

Inside the Transformation and Technically Speaking join the Museum’s past speaker series Revolutionaries as part of its premier programming network, CHM Live.

CHM will continue its longstanding relationship with KQED Television, which will begin airing episodes from Inside the Transformation on Sunday evenings in April 2018.

About CHM Live

CHM Live is the premier programming network of the Museum. CHM Live offers original productions that explore the ongoing transformation of computing and its impact on society. Series and programs are designed to explore historical and current issues in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, software, and computing around the world. Topics are considered from multiple angles and intersect countless fields, disciplines, and industries. Speakers and moderators are carefully selected and engage in meaningful, thought-provoking discussions. CHM Live’s diverse range of programs is designed for a global audience and is distributed worldwide on multiple media platforms.

Launching in 2018, Inside the Transformation and Technically Speaking join the Museum’s past speaker series Revolutionaries. Past speakers include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Tesla’s Elon Musk and Microsoft’s Paul Allen. Learn more

About the Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, California, is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, and moving images. The Museum brings computer history to life through large-scale exhibits, an acclaimed speaker series, a dynamic website, docent-led tours, and an award-winning education program. For more information and updates visit

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