• Kara Swisher

    Co-founder of Recode, Host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts

    Kara Swisher is the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, producer and host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts, and co-executive producer of the Code Conference series. She also has a special series on MSNBC called Revolution on the impact of technology on work, society, and more, and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.

    Swisher co-founded Recode and, before that, co-produced and co-hosted the Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital” conference series (now called the Code conference) with Walt Mossberg starting in 2003. It was, and still is, the country’s premier conference on tech and media. She and Mossberg were also the co-executive editors of a tech and media website, AllThingsD.com, founded in 2007.

    Swisher worked in the Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau. For many years, she wrote the column “BoomTown,” which appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and online at WSJ.com. Previously, Swisher covered breaking news about the web’s major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper.

    Earlier in her career, Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper of Washington, DC. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

    Swisher is also the author of aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web, published in July 1998. The sequel, There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future, was published in 2003.

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  • Scheduled: March 5, 2020 3:30 PM PST

    Where the Long Symbiotic Relationship of Tech & Media Might End Up

    Join us at the next What’s Now: New York as we talk about the whole story of the past, present and future of the symbiotic relationship of the media and tech businesses. Our host Peter Leyden was a classmate of Kara’s at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism a long time ago and they both have tracked the tech story from complementary angles and may have different thoughts about its future – as you may as well. Come early to Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange to meet with your peers for drinks and food, and stay after to network. If you can’t make it, watch the livestream here too.

    Participants: Kara Swisher