World Knowledge Forum

[WKF 2020] A Fireside Chat with John Hennessy│John L. Hennessy(Alphabet, Chairman)



John Hennessy, Chairman of Alphabet (Google's parent company), former President of Stanford University (2000~2016), and "Godfather of Silicon Valley," joins us for a fireside chat to share his wisdom and insightful lessons learned from his successful career as a tech entrepreneur, academic, and administrator. Uniquely, he will touch upon diverse issues on both business and education based on his current work at Alphabet and Stanford University. The following topics would also be covered in the conversation.- The current wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What are the important trends and technological changes shaping the world today? Would the future look different after the COVID-19 pandemic? What should we do to prepare for the future?- Secrets of the Silicon Valley innovation. How has Silicon Valley become a home to many of the world’s largest high-tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and to thousands of startups? What is behind this outstanding level of innovation and growth?- Core leadership elements that helped and shaped Hennessy’s career in practice and philosophy. (Will refer to his book “Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey”)- Advice to startups in building a successful company.★ Youtube →​★ Facebook →★ instagram →