Norm as Guest Lecturer at Stony Brook University Business School

It was so much fun speaking to a Social Media class at Stony Brook University’s acclaimed Business School this week. In preparation for my lecture and interaction with the kids, I asked for current and relevant motivational words from my favorite mentors, the Co-Father of the Internet Vint Cerf and Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg.

I started the lecture with this personal message from Vint Cerf to the Class of about 65 Undergraduate Students:

Dear Norm,

This is an interesting time to be involved in further Internet evolution and application. Smart phones and social media are joined by the incipient Internet of Things to become a new infrastructure for the 21st Century. Software has always been an endless frontier and now it has an equally spacious platform on which to grow and evolve. I envy the young people just beginning their exploration of the Internet’s possibilities. And I can hardly wait to see what they will imagine and create as the next decades unfold.

Vint

After I read the class these incredible words from Vint Cerf, I then told them I had Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO) answer a question for me that I knew the class was going to ask

Norm’s question to Sheryl:   If I build “the next thing” start-up, would Facebook be most keen at looking at us with 30,000,000+ users (but no revenue in mind) or with less users but growing revenue?

Sheryl’s Answer to Norm:  Norm, feel free to share with the class that, typically, the pattern is to focus on users first and then revenue.

After these opening messages to the class from Vint Cerf and Sheryl Sandberg, we spent the next 1.5 hours discussing how we were going to conquer the world!

Thank you for the opportunity to present to your class, Dr. Ethan Pew!  I really enjoyed it and I share in Vint’s excitement and enthusiasm for what lies ahead!

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COO of Facebook and VP of Engineering for Facebook Present Norm Levy’s eMotion Social-Connect at Conference

Sheryl Sandberg - COO of Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg - COO of Facebook

The 7th Annual Gadgets Program: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Personal Technology

Speakers:

Greg Harper, President, Harpervision Associates

Walt Mossberg, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

Mike Schroepfer, VP Engineering, Facebook

Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Director, AllThingsDigital

Once again, just before the holidays, the Churchill Club presents Walt Mossberg, influential personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, together with Kara Swisher, co-producer and co-host with Mossberg of the popular “All Things Digital” conference, and Greg Harper, president of Harpervision Associates and co-founder of Gadgetoff, with their annual gadget show-and-tell. This year’s “tech geek” special guests are Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, and Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s VP of Engineering. Whether it’s cameras, ebooks, smart phones, or the coolest gadgets you’ve never heard of—Walt, Kara, Greg, Sheryl and Mike will reveal their latest and greatest favorite consumer tech products: which ones they consider worth the money and which ones are over-rated. These folks are not afraid to name names.

Sheryl Sandberg and Mike Schroepfer showcase the eMotion Social-Connect Digital Frame as a cool “wireless” way to send your Facebook photos to a Digital Photo Frame.

When Norm Levy met with Mike Schroepfer, “Schrep”, as he is known in the industry, applauded Norm and his company for a job “well done” integrating Facebook-connect into the new LifeGoRound platform for sending Facebook photos to a Digital Photo Frame (such as the eMotion Social-Connect).

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