Laurie Segall, Silicon Valley’s go-to reporter and former CNN Senior Tech Correspondent, hosts First Contact – a weekly podcast series that explores the people and technology that are changing what it means to be human. From engaging one-on-one interviews with billionaire tech founders to entrepreneurs innovating on the edges, First Contact goes beyond the tech-lash and 24-hour news cycle. The series introduces listeners to the people behind the tech changing how we will live in the future – exploring technology through the most important lens: the human one.

First Contact podcast was an official Honoree of the 2020 Webby Awards

‘People Ahead of Profit:’ Jerry Colonna on Leading in Uncertain Times

Jerry Colonna is fondly known as the “CEO Whisperer.” He coaches some of the world’s biggest entrepreneurs – like the former CEO of Etsy and the folks who started Gimlet Media. He helps business leaders navigate uncertainty and chaos.