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Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

A Look Inside DARPA

Monday, March 16
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 4
110 E 2nd St

Everyone knows DARPA developed the Internet, but it’s lesser known that DARPA shepherded inventions like pocket-sized GPS, Siri, night vision goggles, self-driving cars, and countless other technologies. DARPA hires brilliant engineers, entrepreneurs, and scientists to identify impossible problems and then allocates millions of dollars to solve them. Dan Kaufman, director of DARPA’s Information Innovation office, believes in impossible things. And he thinks no is a lazy answer. The Silicon Valley veteran and former co-COO of Dreamworks Interactive has assembled a team of experts to solve some of the biggest problems in cybersecurity and big data. Join Dan as he discusses his journey to DARPA, how the agency is applying software innovation to issues like human trafficking, how computers will soon self-heal after a hacking attempt, and how technologies designed for national security will also make the world a better place.


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Dan Kaufman

Dir, Information Innovation Office


Dan Kaufman is a Bay Area technology veteran who is now director of DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O), the office charged with the agency’s software innovations, particularly in cybersecu...

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Danny Yadron

Computer Security Reporter

The Wall Street Journal

Danny Yadron covers cybersecurity from The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau. He usually writes about hackers, cybercops and what companies do (and don't do) to stay safe on the Internet. ...

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