A Fireside Chat with Drew Houston, Founder & CEO of Dropbox and Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review
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Join us for a special MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge event on Monday, January 27. Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review will host a fireside chat with Drew Houston, Founder and CEO of Dropbox.
About the Speaker:
Drew Houston Drew graduated from MIT and wrote the first lines of code for Dropbox while at a train station in Boston. These days he’s usually out and about running Dropbox’s business affairs, but he still contributes a lot to Dropbox’s client software. In the little free time he has, Drew can be found jamming on his guitar. About Dropbox Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. Today, more than 200 million people across every continent use Dropbox to always have their stuff at hand, share with family and friends, and work on team projects. Jason Pontin Editor in Chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum As editor in chief, Jason Pontin is responsible for the editorial direction, media platforms, and business strategy of MIT Technology Review, including the rapidly expanding U.S. and international websites, the award-winning print magazine, videos, newsletters, business reports, and live events such as EmTech, the company’s annual conference focused on emerging technologies. He also serves as chairman of its international entrepreneurial network, MIT Enterprise Forum. Mr. Pontin joined MIT Technology Review in 2004 as its editor and was named publisher in August 2005. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Pontin was the editor of Red Herring, a business and technology publication. From 2002 to 2004 he served as editor in chief of the Acumen Journal, which he founded, covering the business, economic, and policy implications of discoveries in biotechnology and the life sciences. He has written for national and international publications, including the New York Times, the Economist, the Financial Times, Wired, and the Believer. He is a frequent guest on television and radio. Mr. Pontin was born in London and raised in Northern California. He was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University.
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