Speaker Kara Swisher

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Kara Swisher

Sway and Pivot podcaster, NYT opinion writer and executive producer of the Code Conference

Host of the Sway and Pivot podcasts, Editor-At-Large of Recode, former host of the Recode Decode podcast, weekly contributing Opinion writer for the New York Times and executive producer of the Code conference.

Kara Swisher is good at what she does. And she knows it.

Considered the top reporter in the tech game, Swisher has been reporting on the industry since the early 1990s. She was there when Amazon was looking for its first headquarters in Seattle, when Google was in its garage and when Netflix was just a small startup. Once called Silicon Valley's most feared but revered journalist by New York Magazine, Swisher has established herself as the oracle of the tech world with unrivaled access to the industry's most significant leaders.

Swisher wanted to be a spy when she was younger. However, her ability to disarm the subject, dissect the truth, and deliver judgment were not wasted when she became a journalist. Swisher's reporting style is both strategic and revealing. As the host of her award-winning podcast shows, Sway and Pivot, Swisher interviews tech execs, politicians, celebrities about their big ideas and how they're changing our world. Through enlightening conversations with people like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and many more, the show uncovers and explains how our digital world is changing and how it changes us.

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