I am honored to be included in 2017 Silicon Valley Game Changes, alongside 20 inspiring thought leaders. We were each asked to write an essay, the titles of which are listed below, and which can be read, here.

For my piece, I focus on how communication is evolving from long, crafted articles and blogs to short, in-the-moment videos and snaps. The demand for authenticity is fueling the evolution. As we look forward, corporations will need to embrace live-stream video to meet the expectations of their customers, who increasingly require immediacy as well as transparency. Teens, the true early adopters, are already mastering this form of communication, a sign of where we’re headed. Think about Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat – when it comes to social platforms, teens lead the way. As a new live broadcaster and the host #BizStartLive, I can assure you, it doesn’t get any more raw and real than LIVE.

2017 Silicon Valley Game Changers

Cory Booker, U.S. Senator, D-New Jersey
Correcting America’s Criminal Justice System

Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle
STEM Education Begins @Home with d.tech

Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor, UC Berkeley
The View from Berkeley – The Public Good & Our Public Universities

Tony F. Earley Jr, Chairman, CEO and President, PG&E Corporation
A Jumpstart for Carbon Free Transportation

Jeff Flake, U.S. Senator, R-Arizona
Venue Act: A Path to Patent Reform

Joe Gebbia, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder, Airbnb
Designing for Trust

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
Bridging the Great Cyber Security Divide

Josh Green, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures; General Counsel, Carbon 3D Inc
Back to the Future Again

Robert Haas, Chairman Emeritus, Levi Strauss & Co., and
Patrick Doyle, President and CEO, Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
Excellence & Access in Public Higher Education

Catherine Hoke, Founder and CEO, Defy Ventures
Transforming Legacies with Entrepreneurship

Jennifer Hopp, Investor, Advisor & Entrepreneur
Evolving Communication for Authenticity

Van Jones, President and Co-founder, Dream Corps
Driving Social Change by Mass-Producing Empathy

Chet Kapoor, CEO, Apigee
Every Business Must be a Digital Business

Ron Kind, U.S. Representative, D-Wisconsin
Winning the Future

Zoe Lofgren, U.S. Representative, D-San José
Building Blocks for Innovation

Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader, U.S. Representative, R-Bakersfield
The Innovation Initiative

Mark McLaughlin, Chairman and CEO, Palo Alto Networks
Preventing the Decline of Trust in the Digital Age

Rami Rahim, CEO, Juniper
Evolution or Revolution of Networking?

Tomi Ryba, President and CEO, El Camino Hospital
Sleepless in Silicon Valley

Libby Schaaf, Mayor, City of Oakland
Oakland Promise

Meg Whitman, CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Compute Reinvented

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