2012 Program

From Proust to Programming:
Bridging the Gap Between the Humanities and the Tech World

Bechtel Conference Center | May 10, 2012 • 8:00am - 1:30pm

8:00 – 8:30

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40

Welcome – Anaïs Saint-Jude, Director, BiblioTech Program

8:40 – 8:50

Opening Remarks – Debra Satz, Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts

8:50 – 9:30

Keynote – Geoffrey A. Moore, Managing Director, Geoffrey Moore Consulting; Venture Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures; Chairman Emeritus, TCG Advisors, The Chasm Institute and The Chasm Group

9:30 – 10:30

Making the Humanities Relevant to the Tech World: Doctoral Dissertation Pitches

9:30 – 9:35: Elizabeth Coggeshall, Ph.D. Candidate, Italian: "Collaboration vs. Genius: Dante's Friends"

9:35 – 9:40: Bill Leidy, Ph.D. Candidate, Slavic Languages & Literatures: "The Link of Scandal and Innovation in the Literary World"

9:40 – 9:45: Kathryn Hume, Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature: "Habits of Thought in the Enlightenment"

9:45 – 9:50: Tyler Schnoebelen, Ph.D. Candidate, Linguistics: "Emotions are Relational: Positioning and the Use of Affective Linguistic Resources"

9:50 – 10:30

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Martin Giles, US Technology Correspondent for The Economist Newspaper

Michael Carter: Principal, Twin Learning, LLC

Marie Oh Huber: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Agilent Technologies

Michael Korcuska, Senior Director, Global Customer Relations, LinkedIn; ASTD Board Member

Edgar Masri: President and CEO, Qualtré, Inc.

Rob Meinhardt: General Manager, Dell-KACE

Gabriella Safran: Chair, Division of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures

Matthew Tiews: Executive Director, Arts Programs at Stanford

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 11:45

Making the Humanities Relevant to the Tech World: Doctoral Dissertation Pitches

10:45 – 10:50: Stephanie S. Shih, Ph.D. Candidate, Linguistics: "Rhythm in Language"

10:50 – 10:55: Jens Pohlmann, Ph.D. Candidate, German: "Performing Authorship -- Literature between Public Sphere and Public Relations"

10:55 – 11:00: Kathryn VanArendonk, Ph.D. Candidate, English: "How Does Serial Fiction Work? Television and the Victorian Novel"

11:00 – 11:45

Panel Feedback

Moderator: Martin Giles, US Technology Correspondent for The Economist Newspaper

Tim Connors: Founder and Managing Partner, PivotNorth Capital

Jorge Freyer: CEO, AAC Microtec

Geoffrey A. Moore: Principal, GeoffreyaMoore, Venture Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Walter Scheidel: Chair, Department of Classics, Stanford University

Sheri Sheppard: Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Aaron Stanton: CEO and Founder, BookLamp and the Book Genome Project

Vivek Wadhwa: Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University; Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and distinguished visiting scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University

Liz Wiseman: President, The Wiseman Group


11:45 – 1:00

Roundtable Discussion: "Where do we go from here?"

Moderator: Martin Giles, US Technology Correspondent for The Economist Newspaper

Russell Berman: Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University

Allen Blue: Vice President, Product Management and Co-Founder, LinkedIn

Roberta Katz: Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning at Stanford University

Michael Karasick: Vice President, IBM Research - Almaden

Anaïs Saint-Jude: Founder and Director, BiblioTech Program, Stanford University

Ellen Siminoff: President and CEO, Shmoop University

Bob Tinker: CEO, MobileIron


1:00 – 1:30 Networking Lunch