Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman, was a keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Awards Dinner on March 7th, 2012.
See the video below of his remarks at the 29th Annual Awards Dinner.
Dr. Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Since joining Google in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. As executive chairman, he is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues.
From 2001-2011, Eric served as Google’s chief executive officer, overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation.
Prior to joining Google, Eric was the chairman and CEO of Novell and chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Previously, he served on the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Bell Laboratories and Zilog. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Eric is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council in the U.K. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007. He also chairs the board of the New America Foundation, and since 2008 has been a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
Eric Schmidt joins a list of impressive award winners who will speak during the evening. We look forward to a wonderful event celebrating the best in American journalism!
National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner
March 7, 2012
6:30 p.m. Reception | 7:30 p.m. Dinner | 9:30 p.m. Post-Dinner Reception
Hilton Washington, International Ballroom
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20009
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