Marguerite Gong Hancock

Serving as our Master of Ceremonies

Marguerite Gong Hancock is the Vice President of Innovation & Programming at the Computer History Museum where she leads innovation across programming, education, and diversity and inclusion. From public education series to thought leadership initiatives, she leads a rich array of CHM programming onsite and online to reach and engage hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year. She is also the founding director of CHM’s Exponential Center, the first museum institution devoted to capturing the legacy and advancing the future of entrepreneurship and innovation in Silicon Valley and around the world. She is passionate about collaborating with partners, supporters and community members to advance the museum’s mission to decode technology to empower everyone to shape a better future for humanity.

As a political economist, Marguerite is an expert on innovation and entrepreneurship in high- tech regions around the world. For two decades at Stanford, she built and led several interdisciplinary research and education programs at the Institute for International Studies and the Graduate School of Business. Her work at the intersection of technology, economy, and society has impacted university, industry, and policy arenas in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Marguerite has advised policymakers, consulted with university leaders, and briefed executives in more than a dozen countries. She has created and led international hackathons for innovators and entrepreneurs. She has been interviewed on Bloomberg and cited by The New York Times, Forbes, San Jose Mercury News, and others. Marguerite is co-editor of three books published at Stanford: The Silicon Valley Edge; Making IT: The Rise of Asia in High Tech; and Greater China’s Quest for Innovation.

Marguerite holds a BA from Brigham Young University and an MA from Harvard University. She and her husband, Russell Hancock, are the parents of three children.