Russell Hancock interviewed on
Ann Arbor SPARK's CEO Podcasts

Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock addressed the International Economic Development Council's Ann Arbor SPARK Conference in Michigan in June 2013. Listen to Russ' interview on Ann Arbor SPARK's CEO Podcasts with Paul Krutko.


State of the Valley 2012 logo

February 15, 2012 - KQED radio produced this one-hour special from the 2012 State of the Valley conference, including keynote remarks by former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley and international affairs professor and author Michael Mandelbaum.


Economists Doug Henton and Steven Levy analyze 2011 Index

March 28, 2011 – Two of Silicon Valley's premier economists, Doug Henton, CEO of Collaborative Economics, and Steven Levy, CEO of the Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy, were host Russell Hancock's guests for this discussion of the findings and implications of the 2011 Silicon Valley Index, the comprehensive annual study of the economic health in the region. This year's report revealed a growing crisis in state and local government finance that is undermining the economic recovery in Silicon Valley and that a precarious road lies ahead for cities, towns and counties in the region as public revenue drops while the demand for services climbs. [58 minutes]


Teserra CEO Hank Nothhaft and Wilson Sonsini partner Vern Norviel discuss the need for a Silicon Valley patent office

May 20, 2011 - With a backlog of some 700,000 patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 12 percent of them originating in Silicon Valley, we invited Tessera CEO Hank Nothhaft and Vern Norviel, who heads the patent practice for the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati, to discuss the importance of patent office reform and potential solutions to streamline the patent application process, including the need for a regional patent office here. Host and Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock led the discussion. [58 minutes]


Third U.S. President's perspective on Silicon Valley

February 21, 2011 - President Thomas Jefferson, in the 21st century form of historian and scholar Clay Jenkinson, shared his profound views of government, innovation and public education and their role in Silicon Valley during a special edition of the Joint Venture program that aired on President's Day. Jefferson marveled at the technological advances that would have eased his writing and record-keeping, but the author of the Declaration of Independence was deeply disappointed at the condition of our state and local government budgets and our recent declines in funding for higher education. [58 minutes]