Emily Vernon | Google | The Tech Battles of East and West

Emily Vernon | Google | The Tech Battles of East and West | RISING MINDS | Free talks exploring the intersection of technology, business and culture.

Emily is a marketing strategist with over eight years of cross-functional experience, specializing in software products and services. Noted partners include Google, Twitter, Jawbone, Tumblr, Amex, GE & The Economist. Emily's talkexplores the affect of offline community on digital innovation, comparing the tech explosions of San Francisco and New York.   

 

 

 

 

THE RISING INTERVIEW

Where are you right now?
Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 

Where do you go when you need inspiration?
On a run.

Idleness. A gift or curse?
GIFT! 

To Bitcoin, or not to Bitcoin?
To Bitcoin.

Liberal Democracy or Democratic Liberalism?
Liberal Democracy.

Carpe Diem or nosce te ipsum (know thyself)?
Know thyself.

Last app opened?
Instagram.

Last book read? 
Yes Please by Amy Poehler.

Favourite Album?
LCD Sound System, This is happening.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Take your time.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever bestowed?
Hurry up.

If you could be anywhere, where would it be?
Napa.

If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be?
Fucking hilarious.

In the next three years what innovation will have the greatest impact on technology/business/culture?

Self-driving cars.  Even if they're not legalized in three years, in the foreseeable future, a whole industry will be being to be built off unmanned vehicles, affecting real estate markets, healthcare and countless other markets.