Johanna Mansor 
Stanford Center for Innovation and Communication 


Wednesday August 11, 2010 at 11:45 AM 
Wednesday August 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM 

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450 Serra Mall
Building 160 Wallenberg Hall
Room 124 a.k.a. Peter Wallenberg Learning Theatre
Stanford, CA 94305

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Exploring Tech Policy with Nicklas Lundblad, Head of Public Policy at Google 

Stanford Center for Innovation and Communication is pleased to invite you to a talk on Exploring Tech Policy, presented by Nicklas Lundblad PhD, Head of Public Policy at Google. The event is co-organized with Silicon Vikings, the Nordic professional network in Silicon Valley. 

Technology changes and is changed by society. There may be few other change agents as powerful as technology in our society, and the companies innovating in this space will inevitably have to ask themselves difficult questions about tech policy. In this talk, Dr Lundblad will explore some of the future challenges as we move into the next phase of an information society slowly transforming into a noise society.

This is a free event but seats are limited so please REGISTER NOW to secure your seat! Lunch will be provided courtesy of Google so we need your registration to ensure sufficient food for everyone.


11:45 AM - Guests Arrival

12:00 PM - Welcome and Introduction by David Nordfors PhD, Executive Director of Stanford Center for Innovation and Communication

12:10 PM  - Talk by Nicklas Lundblad PhD, Head of Public Policy at Google

12:40 PM - Q & A Session

1:00 PM - Event ends



Nicklas Lundblad is senior policy counsel and head of public policy for Google in Mountain View where he leads a small team of policy experts in analyzing and advising on public policy. He has worked with tech policy since he wrote his first article on the politics of crypto in 1994. Prior to joining Google he was senior executive vice president of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and co-founded Swedish current affairs magazine Neo.. He currently serves on the Swedish ICT-council, advising the Swedish ICT-minister, works as a member of Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt's reference group on Internet Freedom and has been a member of several corporate and organizational boards. Nicklas was recently elected member of the Royal Engineering Academy in Sweden and is an Eisenhower fellow. In 2009 he was recognized as ICT-person of the year by Swedish publications Computer Sweden and Affarsvarlden. He holds a B.A. in philosophy, a L.LM and a PhD in applied information technology. He is also a level 72 rogue in World of Warcraft, complaining that he never finds the time to level (but enjoys levelling slowly).

David Nordfors is co-founder and Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Innovation and Communication at Stanford University and a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University's H-Star Institute. He coined the concepts of Innovation Journalism and Attention Work and started the first innovation journalism initiatives, in Sweden and at Stanford. Nordfors is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Journalism. He was Special Advisor to the Director General at VINNOVA, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems. He was the initial Director of Research Funding of the Knowledge Foundation, KK-stiftelsen, one of the largest Swedish research foundations. He initiated and headed the first hearing about the Internet to be held by the Swedish Parliament. Dr. Nordfors has a Ph.D. in molecular quantum physics from the Uppsala University, where he was recruited as a Ph.D. student by Prof. Kai Siegbahn (Nobel Prize in Physics 1982). He is an adjunct professor and advisor to the Dean at the Samy Ofer School of Communication at IDC Herzliya in Israel. He is a visiting professor in Journalism and Mass Media at the School of Government, Social Sciences and Humanities, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. He is also a visiting professor and senior media advisor for Innovation Journalism at the Deutsche Welle Akademie, Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany.



From the East Bay:
Take 880 SOUTH (direction San Jose) to CA-92 WEST (direction Half Moon Bay) to U.S. 101 SOUTH (direction San Jose) and follow directions below.

From San Francisco International Airport:
T ake U.S. 101 SOUTH (directions toward San Jose) and follow directions below.

From San Jose International Airport:
Take U.S. Highway 101 North (directions toward San Francisco) and follow directions below.

From U.S. 101:
Take the University Avenue exit West, toward Palo Alto/Stanford. Continue straight on University Avenue crossing over El Camino Real, which then turns into Palm Drive. Follow Palm till it ends on the Oval. If you are standing facing the stairs of the Main Quad, Wallenberg Hall is the building on the left side.

From Interstate 280:
Take Alpine Road exit East (toward Palo Alto/Stanford) to Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn right on Junipero Serra, left at the first stoplight onto Campus Drive West. Follow Campus Drive West to Roth Way. Make a right on Roth Way, anf follow it to Pal Drive. Make a right turn on Palm Drive and follow it to the top of the Oval.
If you are standing facing the stairs of the Main Quad, Wallenberg Hall is the building on the left side.

You can park at the Visitor Parking area with "P" sign. There are some spots on Palm Drive and more around the campus. For more information and for locations of parking areas, please click here

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