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San Francisco

San Francisco

Momentum in MRX: Innovation in the Information Age

Tuesday, June 26

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

LinkedIn’s Nourish Cafe

222 2nd street, 3rd Floor


San Francisco, you won’t want to miss this! Join us on Tuesday, June 26th, 5:30 PM at Nourish Cafe in the LinkedIn headquarters. There will be catered snacks, drinks, networking and a discussion on the topic of innovation in the information age with Dr. Kurt W. Beyer, author of Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age. Invite friends and colleagues for a fun, mrx-focused evening! Note: this event has limited space, register early to ensure your spot!


A BIG thank you to LinkedIn for hosting and sponsoring this event!



Event Speaker

Dr. Kurt W. Beyer
Dr. Kurt W. BeyerAuthor, Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age

Kurt W. Beyer is the author of Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age, published by MIT Press in 2010, which highlights the rise of the computer industry through the amazing career of Grace Hopper, the woman responsible for the development of computer programming. Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age was named as one of the Top 10 Science/Technology books for 2010/2011, turned into a documentary by ESPN 30 for 30 in 2015, and is currently being turned into a big screen biopic by Casey Affleck/John Middleton Productions in conjunction with Google.

Kurt earned his BS in history and engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy where he served as Brigade Commander senior year and played Varsity baseball. He received an MA in economics and philosophy from Oxford University. In 2002 he completed his Ph.D. in the history of science and technology from UC Berkeley. He is currently a member of UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School and Graduate School of Information Science faculties, where he teaches Cal’s prestigious Entrepreneurship Program to MBAs, undergrads, and graduate students. He also serves as a Senior Partner at Parallel Advisors where he advises executives at a variety of successful public and private Bay Area companies including Yelp, Airbnb, Facebook, Google, Fitbit, and Twitter. Born and raised by an immigrant, working-class family on Long Island, Kurt now makes his home in Marin County with his wife Johanna and two sons, Charlie and Gus.

Past Events

Tuesday October 3, 2017
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Focus-2nd Floor

‘Superpowering Your Mentoring Game’
We’re thrilled to announce San Francisco WIRe’s fall event at LinkedIn! Join us on October 3rd for cocktails, appetizers and networking, followed by a speaking panel on strategies for using mentoring to supercharge your year.

Please welcome to the panel Dyna Boen, Co-founder and COO at UBMobile, Susan Funke, Competitive Intelligence Consultant to Wells Fargo, and Cheryl Corbin, YouTube Product Marketing Strategy and Insights at Google.

A special thank you to  Critical Mix for sponsoring this event and to LinkedIn for providing their beautiful venue!