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- Featured Speakers:
Michael Malone ’75, MBA ’77
Michael S. Malone is an author, journalist, and television host. After earning two degrees from Santa Clara University, he joined the San Jose Mercury News as the world’s first daily high tech reporter. There, he was nominated twice for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting.
Malone has been a columnist for the New York Times, ABC News, and Forbes. At Forbes, he was editor-in-chief of the nation’s largest circulation high tech business magazine, Forbes ASAP.
Malone is the author or co-author of nearly twenty books of business, history, and biography, including several best-sellers. The host of four PBS interview series, he was co-producer and writer of the Emmy-nominated PBS primetime miniseries The New Heroes. A founding shareholder of several successful Silicon Valley start-ups, including eBay, Malone was among the first to receive SCU’s Leader’s Legacy Award in 2010. For creating the Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford program (now the largest event for entrepreneurs in Europe), Malone was named a Distinguished Friend of Oxford and Associate Fellow at Said business school. A regular op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Malone has three books slated for publication in the next year.
He and his wife Carol live in the oldest frame house in Santa Clara Valley and they are restoring a historic Oklahoma Land Rush homestead and farm.
Malone is a member of the faculty of SCU’s Department of English, where he teaches upper-division courses in professional writing to help students learn about publishing in both print and digital media.
Shannon Vallor is the William J. Rewak, S.J. Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University and President of the international Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT). Her research explores the philosophical territory defined by three intersecting domains: the philosophy and ethics of emerging technologies, the philosophy of science, and phenomenology.
Vallor’s work investigates how human character is being transformed by rapid advances in robotics, new social media, surveillance, and biomedical technologies. Her articles have appeared in Philosophy & Technology, Ethics and Information Technology, Techne, and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, as well as a 2016 book from Oxford University Press, Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting. She has a forthcoming book, 21st Century Virtue: Cultivating the Technomoral Self.
Vallor is a scholar of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and a member of the University of Notre Dame’s research group on Emerging Technologies of National Security and Intelligence (ETNSI).