Smith Soc_NYC came together on Monday, September 11th to hear former world chess champion, Garry Kasparov. In his newest book, Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins, Garry reflect on his infamous chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue and shares his thoughts on what we can learn in this new era of technological change.
On Tuesday evening, July 25th, Smith Soc's NYC Professional Chapter hosted a panel discussion that considered the future of New York's tech sector in at a venue on the west side of Midtown Manhattan.
The San Francisco Professional Chapter held its 2017 Summer Reception on Thursday July 20th. The reception featured a conversation with Joe Lonsdale, one of the co-founders of Palantir. Lonsdale also is a co-founder of 8VC and helped launch a number of other multi-billion dollar companies, including Formation 8, Addepar, and OpenGov.
Smith Soc's MIT Sloan chapter welcomed Adam Segal, for a dinner and talk on cybersecurity on May 23rd. Segal is the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.
On April 21-22, we gathered over three-hundred student and professional members, along with a program of prominent business and thought leaders to discuss free markets and institutions at our Fifth Annual National Meeting.
As 2016 has drawn to a close, tech industry insiders increasingly have been wondering if the "sharing economy" has hit its peak. Has the market become saturated with new start-ups and apps? What is the future of companies operating in this space?
On Tuesday evening, November 15, Smith Soc_Boston
On Thursday evening in San Francisco's Financial District, The Adam Smith Society's professional chapters closed out a busy opening month to a fall season packed with events. The San Francisco Professional Chapter welcomed Katie Biber Chen, the general counsel of sharing economy rising star Thumbtack.
The Boston Professional Chapter Summer Reception was held on Tuesday, July 12. The program featured a panel on Tech and Venture Capital - sectors that are undergoing growth and are also a part of the Boston-area business landscape.
The panelists included both established and rising leaders in both sectors: Robert White of Bain Capital and Harvard Business School; Christina Bechhold of Empire Angels; and John Ho of AnzuPartners. The panel was moderated by Josh Lerner, a Professor at Harvard Business School.