PODCAST: PUNIT SONI ON WORKING IN SILICON VALLEY & COMING TO AMERICA

Punit Soni is an engineer, investor and advistor to startups. He is an ex-Googler and the former Chief Product Officer of Flipkart, an Indian ecommerce company. We sat down with Soni to talk about his journey to America from Mumbai, India. What prompted him to pursue a MBA degree after working as an engineer in Silicon… Continue Reading


VIDEO: MICHAEL PRICE, CTO OF SEISMIC WARNING SYSTEMS

Michael Price is Chief Technology Officer of Seismic Warning Systems, a Silicon Valley company. We sit down to speak with Price about earthquakes and early warning systems. What happens during an earthquake? How many seconds of warning do you get before the earthquake shock waves hit?  How does their technology and signal help facilities like a… Continue Reading


VIDEO: HONEYWELL’S KITCHEN COMPUTER

A kitchen computer, that too a binary one? Yes, way back in the 1960’s Honeywell Corp. made a kitchen computer for home makers. And, the home computer was featured in a Neiman Marcus catalog from 1969. We turned to Chris Garcia, curator at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley to find out about this… Continue Reading


MEET MOTOBOT – AN AUTONOMOUS MOTORCYCLE-RIDING HUMANOID ROBOT

  Meet Mobot, an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot that I saw at the RoboBusiness in San Jose. Motobot is a collaboration between Yamaha and SRI International of Menlo Park, CA. Think of it like the motorcycle equivalent of Google’s self-driving car. One of the objectives from the project is to improve safety of motorcycles.  


A VISIT TO COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM IN SILICON VALLEY

  Earlier this week I visited the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. I got a guided tour from Chris Garcia, a curator at the museum. This is the place to see how  the  “Computing Revolution” started 2,000 years ago. The artefacts range from  primitive calculating devices to Napier’s Bones to the Enigma machine and the  first… Continue Reading


PODCAST: AMY LOVE FROM OUR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECH SERIES

Meet Amy Love, who along with her parents is instrumental in girls being able to play for their soccer teams in the US. It all started when Love moved back with her family from Brazil to the San Francisco Bay area. She was passionate about baseball and soccer and qualified to play for her soccer… Continue Reading


AUDIO: VINOD DHAM ON COMING TO AMERICA & SILICON VALLEY

Silicon Valley-based Vinod Dham is an engineer, investor and an entrepreneur. He is perhaps best known as “The Father of the Pentium Chip.” Ever wonder how Dham got that moniker? We were curious to find out about it, and his journey to America and to Silicon Valley, where he initially worked for Intel for many… Continue Reading


PODCAST: JASON COHEN ON SILICON COWBOYS

Filmmaker Jason Cohen’s Silicon Cowboys traces the rise and fall of Compaq, the personal computer (PC) company.  Compaq was the company that challenged IBM and changed the PC landscape in the 1980s. Compaq was founded by Rod Canion, Jim Harris and Bill Murto in Houston, TX. The founders were partially inspired by Silicon Valley’s culture. At one point Compaq was the… Continue Reading


VIDEO: VINOD DHAM ON TECHNOLOGY & COMING TO AMERICA

Ever wondered how Vinod Dham got the moniker  “The Father of The Pentium Chip?”  Well, we did and got an opportunity to talk to Dham on how he got this moniker. We were also curious to find out  how he developed his interest in science and technology. What brought him to America? How did come to Silicon… Continue Reading


VIDEO: DANIELLE APPLESTONE & VINOD DHAM GEEK OUT ON DESKTOP MILLING MACHINES

What happens when you bring two engineers together to talk about a desktop milling machine? Excited is a mild understatement to describe how they geek out over product. Watch how Danielle Applestone and Vinod Dham geek out over Other Machine’s desktop milling machine in this video interview. They discuss how this desktop milling machine changes… Continue Reading


VIDEO: KEN FLORANCE OF NETFLIX ON BINGE WATCHING, BUDDHISM, MUSIC & TECHNOLOGY

Meet Ken Florance, Vice President of Content Delivery at Netflix. We sat down to speak with him about how we get to binge watch all those pictures and shows from Netflix. How do they do that? As a kid Florance was more interested in literature, philosophy and music. How did he segue and chart this… Continue Reading


VIDEO: KEN FLORANCE ON THE GRATEFUL DEAD

Ken Florance is Vice President of Content Delivery at Netflix. Growing up in Washington DC area Florance was a big fan of The Grateful Dead, an iconic San Francisco Bay area band. He and his then girlfriend, now wife, traveled more than 10,000 miles to attend the concerts of their favorite band. Stay tuned for… Continue Reading


VIDEO: AMY LOVE ON SOCCER, WOMEN’S SPORTS & SOCIAL MEDIA

Amy Love was described as one of the best-known 10-year-old girls in the Bay area. Even Pele knew about Love. This was in the mid-1970s. She was famous because she  fought for her right to play soccer in the USA. Love grew up with parents, who loved and played sports. Her mother was a synchronized swimmer… Continue Reading


VIDEO: IN CONVERSATION WITH PUNIT SONI, INVESTOR & ADVISOR

Meet Punit Soni, an investor and advisor based in Silicon Valley. Soni is an ex-Googler and former Chief Product Officer of Flipkart, one of the largest e-commerce companies in India. Disrupt and linear are two favorite words of Soni. We sat down to speak with him how he disrupted his life and pulled away from a… Continue Reading


VIDEO: WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH SERIES – RASIKA KUMAR ON TECHNOLOGY & DANCE

Rasika Kumar is an engineer at Google and an Associate Director at Abhinaya Dance Company of Silicon Valley. We were curious to find out her story and how she came to combine her twin passions – science and dance and pursue them with equal dedication.  Kumar grew up in a home surrounded by science, dance… Continue Reading


PODCAST: SHAMPA BANERJEE, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER OF EROS DIGITAL

Shampa Banerjee is Chief Product Officer at Silicon Valley-based Eros Digital, which is the digital arm of Eros International, the world’s largest integrated studio for Bollywood films. We were curious to find out how she developed an interest in math and science and came to work in Silicon Valley. Growing up in India Banerjee developed… Continue Reading


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A VISIT TO INTEL MUSEUM IN SILICON VALLEY

  A visit to Intel Museum is Santa Clara was in my bucket list for over a decade. I had driven past Intel so many times, and yet never made the right turn to Intel’s campus and to the Robert Noyce building where the museum is located. I finally did visit the museum and came away learning… Continue Reading


AUDIO: HANNAH KAIN, CEO OF ALOM ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP

Hannah Kain studied International Relations in Denmark and was interested in politics. So, how did she end up in Silicon Valley? And how did she end up founding a company in the manufacturing space?  We spoke to Kain about her journey from Denmark to Silicon Valley and the challenges she faced in running her company.… Continue Reading


VIDEO: ANJA MANUEL ON INDIA, CHINA AND THE USA

We sat down to speak with Silicon Valley-based Anja Manuel, who is co-founder and partner at RiceGatesHadley, LLC, a strategic consulting company about her new book This Brave New World: India, China and the United States. This is the first book that Manuel has written on a subject that she is very familiar and has… Continue Reading


President Obama: I Can Wear A T-Shirt Like Mark Zuckerberg In 6 Months Time At GES2016

  President Obama attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 (GES 2016) at Stanford University on June 24, 2016. He gave a short speech on the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship to the 700 entrepreneurs who had traveled to the summit from all over the world. President Obama underscored the importance of entrepreneurship and how it acts… Continue Reading


VIDEO: DAVE McCLURE OF 500 STARTUPS

We caught up with Dave McClure, founder and troublemaker at 500 Startups at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 (GES 2016) at Stanford University. McClure has travelled extensively around the world and 500 Startups has invested in over 1,500 startups and we were curious to find out his views on entrepreneurship and if governments should be involved… Continue Reading


GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT IN SILICON VALLEY

Hundreds of budding entrepreneurs from around the world are in Silicon Valley to attend a 3-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit (Jan 22-14, 2016)  President Obama will address the conference on Friday, June 24th at Stanford University, which is where the conference is being held. The focus of this year’s conference is emerging youth and women entrepreneurs.… Continue Reading


VIDEO: ALOM’S HANNAH KAIN ON MANUFACTURING IN SILICON VALLEY & LEADERSHIP

Hannah Kain is the President and CEO of ALOM Technologies Inc, a Silicon Valley manufacturing company. Her clients include Fortune 50 companies like Ford Motor Company. We spoke to Kain about her unusual journey from majoring in liberal arts in Denmark to founding a manufacturing company in Silicon Valley. We had lot of questions about… Continue Reading


14 CALIFORNIANS IN WORLD’S 100 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN

There are 14 Californians in this year’s World’s 100 Most Powerful Women published by Forbes. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook is ranked 8th in the list with Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube in the 9th position. Other Californians in the list include Meg Whitman, CEO of HP,  Angela Ahrendts, Senior VP of Apple, Safra Catz, Co-CEO… Continue Reading


VIDEO: SHAMPA BANERJEE, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER OF EROS NOW

We sat down to speak with  Shampa Banerjee for our Women in Science and Technology TV series. We were curious to find out how and why a trained physicist like her left a career in ivory tower and cross over to the business side of startups and technology?  Banerjee has a Phd in physics and was… Continue Reading


Uber Receives $3.5 Billion From Saudi Investors

Uber Technologies Inc has received $3.5 billion in its series G round from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) according to The Financial Times. “The deal solidifies Uber’s place as the most-funded start-up in the world and brings its war chest to more than $11bn,” the FT article points out. Saudi Arabia is looking to… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH SERIES: SHAMPA BANERJEE & HANNAH KAIN

This month in our Women in Science & Tech TV series we talk to Shampa Banerjee of Eros Now and Hannah Kain of ALOM Technologies. We talk to them about how they got interested in science & technology and what brought them to Silicon Valley.     Banerjee was drawn to science and math right… Continue Reading


Tim Cook In India & Apple Opens Its First App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru

The coolest selfie of them all.. @iamsrk taking a pic of me n @tim_cook with the iphone S surreal!! pic.twitter.com/VrvM9q0R1K — Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) May 18, 2016 Apple’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is in India. And that Bollywood selfie has happened on the very first day of Cook’s first visit to India. I wager that… Continue Reading