Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Fall Speakers Series

October 9, 2007:
Pandora & the Future of Online Music

Tim Westergren
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Pandora

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will welcome Tim Westergren, the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Pandora, at the Fall CIE Speakers Series.  Tim will speak on the development of Pandora, including the Company's successes and challenges that have been so highly publicized in the media.  The event will be co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute.

About the Speaker
Tim Westergren founded Pandora in January 2000 and now serves as its Chief Strategy Officer. Tim is an award-winning composer, an accomplished musician and a record producer with 20 years of experience in the music industry. He has recorded with independent labels, managed artists, owned a commercial digital recording studio, scored feature films, produced albums, and performed extensively. His main instrument is the piano, but over the years he has played the bassoon, drums and clarinet and his musical background spans such genres as rock, blues, jazz and classical music.

Tim received his B.A. from Stanford University, where he studied computer acoustics and recording technology. A musician's musician, he is obsessed with helping talented emerging artists connect with the music fans most likely to appreciate their music. In addition to guiding Pandora's overall strategy and vision, Tim now spends most of his time as Pandora's chief evangelist - traveling the country to meet with listeners to collect feedback, research local music, and spread the word of the Music Genome Project.

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