Digital Technology

eBay Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe
The alumni speaker program was inaugurated in 2010 as a means to inspire graduates in their future careers. “John has reinvigorated one of Silicon Valley’s giants with his strong focus on innovation and customers,” said Garth Saloner, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of the Stanford Graduate...
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are well known for building companies out of a garage or, more recently, at cafés, where they might nurse a cup of coffee for hours while cranking on their startups. But nearly three dozen teams of aspiring entrepreneurs are now pursuing new ventures out of the new...
Stanford Ignite students collaborating on a project
The Stanford Graduate School of Business will offer its first Europe-based Stanford Ignite program in September in partnership with École polytechnique, one of Europe’s finest schools of engineering and science and one of the leading grandes écoles in France. The online application for the 9-week...
Elizabeth Blankespoor, assistant professor of accounting, Stanford GSB
It almost goes without saying that Twitter has changed the way corporations communicate. Despite much early sneering about the 140-character limit of a tweet, thousands of very serious companies fire off tweets daily about their latest news. But does tweeting have any impact on investors? A new...
Osamuyimen Stewart
IBM Research is one of the world’s preeminent R&D labs, having over the decades won five Nobel prizes and invented such core technologies as the disk drive and the relational data base. Last year, IBM announced it was opening a lab in Nairobi, Kenya, its 12th global research facility but its...
Scott Stanford
For more than a decade, Scott Stanford has experienced the tech world from all sides: as an advisor, as an entrepreneur, and most recently as an investor and global head of Goldman Sachs' internet and new media investment banking business. While at Goldman Sachs, the Indiana native left his...
Pitch Johnson, lecturer in Management at Stanford GSB
Perched on Franklin “Pitch” Johnson’s desk is a four-inch steel ingot, a silent reminder of his first civilian job out of business school: a melter foreman in charge of several open-hearth furnaces in a steel mill in East Chicago, Ind. In 1962 Johnson left behind the grit and swelter of the mill...
Illustration of a man holding a patent brochure
For many entrepreneurs, it is a dream on par with finding the Holy Grail: an initial public stock offering that can turn a startup into the next Google and a 20-something founder into the next mega-millionaire. Yet, for all that money and drama, do initial public offerings — IPOs — speed up...

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