Kara Swisher

Editor at Large of Recode; Host, Recode Decode Podcast; Executive Producer
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Kara Swisher Editor at Large of Recode; Host, Recode Decode Podcast; Executive Producer
Kara Swisher co-founded former Recode and Code owner Revere Digital and coproduced/hosted The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital,” with Walt Mossberg. It was the major high-tech conference and was considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries.

She and Mossberg were also the co-executive editors of a tech and media Web site, AllThingsD.com.

Swisher worked in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau and for many years, wrote the column, “BoomTown,” for the Marketplace section and on The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com. Previously, Swisher covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues.

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

Swisher is the author of “aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web.” She followed this with the sequel, “There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future.”

Sessions

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
3:35 PM – 4:10 PM

Keynote + Executive Interview: Kara Swisher

Disruptive technology is the holy grail of the travel industry, but where is true innovation to be found? Acclaimed tech journalist Kara Swisher has interviewed hundreds of tech execs, politicians, celebrities, social activists and other high-profile movers and shakers intent on changing the world. She examines the contours, impact and future of innovation.

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