Kara Swisher and Mallun Yen to Talk Tech at ChIPs Global Summit

Fireside chat October 18 in Washington, D.C.

Tech journalist Kara Swisher will be interviewed by ChIPs Co-Founder Mallun Yen.

Legendary technology journalist Kara Swisher will be interviewed by ChIPs co-founder Mallun Yen at ChIPs Global Summit 2024, October 18, in Washington, D.C. 

“We are excited to have Kara Swisher on our agenda,” said Monica Phillips, ChIPs director of learning, content and DEI. “Kara and Mallun are two tech veterans who will give us an eye-opening look at the past, present and future of women in tech and beyond,” Phillips said.

“Kara is a tireless advocate for the tech industry and Mallun has devoted the past 20-plus years to changing the status quo and shifting industry behaviors,” Phillips said. “ChIPs Global Summit is an incredible opportunity to bring them together.”

Mallun Yen is the CEO and General Partner of Operator Collective, an early-stage B2B venture firm and community of Operator LPs she founded in 2018 to make venture accessible to a group critical to a startup’s success but largely left out: top operators from diverse backgrounds who have built and scaled the most admired companies in the world. Its 200+ limited partner investors are 90% women and 40% people of color. Yen was previously a vice president of worldwide IP and deputy general counsel at Cisco Systems, and was one of seven women who founded ChIPs Network. She has been at the forefront of other category-creating companies also rooted in community, including RPX and SaaStr, the worlds largest B2B software community. She is also a member of Pure Storage Board of Directors, the US Patent & Trademark Offices Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2), whose mission is to expand innovation by increasing opportunities and tapping into the strength of our nations diversity, and is Fortune Magazine’s executive co-chair for the Most Powerful Women summit for the second year in a row.

“Bad-ass chronicler of Silicon Valley”

Kara Swisher is a veteran technology journalist who has covered the business of the internet since 1994. Once called “Silicon Valley’s most feared but revered journalist,” Swisher has established herself as the oracle of the tech world with unrivaled access to the industry’s most powerful leaders.

Swisher is author of the new bestseller, Burn Book: A Tech Love Story, which gained a starred review on Booklist: “Swisher, the bad-ass journalist and OG chronicler of Silicon Valley…takes no prisoners in this highly readable look at the evolution of the digital world.” Her other books include, There Must Be A Pony in Here Somewhere (2007) and AOL.com (1999).

She is host of the podcasts On With Kara Swisher and Pivot, and editor-at-large at New York Magazine. She is the former host of the Sway and Recode Decode podcasts and co-founded the technology website Recode and tech conference Code, which is the country’s premier conference on tech and media.

Swisher co-produced and co-hosted the Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital” conference series (now called the Code conference) in 2003. It was, and still is, the country’s premier conference on tech and media, with guests such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, the Google leadership, Tim Cook, Jack Dorsey and other leading players.

From 2018 to 2022, she was an opinion writer for The New York Times. She has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the All Things Digital conference and the online publication All Things D. She has also produced and hosted of the MSNBC series Revolution. 

About ChIPs Global Summit

ChIPs Global Summit is one of the nation’s leading gatherings of women in tech, law and policy. Established in 2012, it drew more than 650 lawyers, policymakers and tech executives last year in San Francisco This year it will be held October 16-18 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.