Kara Swisher

2015 Speaker

KARA SWISHER is currently the co-CEO and co-owner of Revere Digital, with Walt Mossberg. It is a tech and media news company that publishes the Re/code site and also puts on a series of Code Conferences, which features prominent speakers from the digital industry. Before Revere, Swisher co-produced and co-hosted The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital,” with Mossberg. It was the major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. She and Mossberg were also the co-executive editors of a tech and media Web site, AllThingsD.com. Swisher worked in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau, where, for many years, she wrote the column, “BoomTown.” She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home issues called “Home Economics.” Swisher is the author of “aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web,” and “There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future.” Previously, Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper of Washington, D.C. She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. @karaswisher

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