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What Does Silicon Valley Want From Obama's Second Term

Publication Date: 
February 19, 2013
Source: 
KQED - Forum
Author: 
Michael Krasny

Professor Joe Grundfest and Rock Center Fellow Vivek Wadhwa joined Mary Dent and Matthew Drange on KQED with Michael Krasny to discuss what Silicon Valley leaders hope to see out of President Obama during his second term. 

Silicon Valley donated over $14 million to President Obama's re-election campaign, and the president made quite a few promises on his many visits to the region, including steps toward immigration reform. We'll discuss what Silicon Valley leaders want from Congress and Obama's second term administration when it comes to upgrading visa laws, tax shelters and online privacy.

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Guests:

Joseph Grundfest, former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, senior faculty at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance and professor of law and business at Stanford Law School

Mary Dent, general counsel for the Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group

Matthew Drange, reporter covering Silicon Valley tech giants for the Center for Investigative Reporting

Vivek Wadhwa, fellow at Stanford Law School who frequently writes on the crossover between academics and growing technologies, and author of "The Immigrant Exodus"