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Quentin Hardy
Quentin Hardy
Deputy Technology Editor for The New York Times


Quentin Hardy is Deputy Technology Editor at The New York Times. He writes about computing and society for the paper and the Bits blog. He speaks at numerous panels on technology and business, and teaches at the iSchool of the University of California, Berkeley.

Previously he was Executive Editor for Forbes Media, writing for Forbes magazine and the Forbes.com website. For over a decade he has appeared on "Forbes on Fox," a weekly business news show seen by over 1 million viewers.

Mr. Hardy spent eight years at The Wall Street Journal. At the Journal's Tokyo bureau he reported on the Japanese banking crisis and market collapse. From 1994 until 1999, he covered the wireless industry and Silicon Valley culture from the paper's San Francisco office. He also worked at AP/Dow Jones newswire in Tokyo from 1988 to 1991, covering Asian energy markets and natural resources.

Mr. Hardy is a graduate of Kenyon College and has a Masters degree from the University of London. In 1995 he was awarded a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship from the Columbia University School of Journalism. His Forbes cover story, "Hope and Profit in Africa," received a citation from The Overseas Press Club.


Andrea Ingram
Andrea Ingram

Vice President, Education, Museum of Science and Industry
Home of The Center for the Advancement of Science Education


Andrea Ingram, appointed in 2006, serves as Vice President for Education and Guest Services at the Museum of Science and Industry.  Ms. Ingram is responsible for providing strategic vision and organizational management of the MSI's Center for Advancement of Science Education, which includes the Institute for Quality Science Teaching and Learning, Community Initiatives, and Guest Experiences, as well as the museum's Guest Admissions and Guest Operations departments.  The division's work includes developing and delivering experiences grounded in museum content  through  professional development of middle school science teachers; community based initiatives serving over 4000 youth throughout Chicago; Learning Lab experiences targeting nearly 300,000 annual student guests, and facilitated exhibit and venue based experiences for Museum's nearly 1.5 million annual guests.

Prior to joining the Museum, Ms. Ingram received an appointment to the executive management team of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services where she played a critical role in major strategic decisions and was instrumental in the development and implementation of system wide initiatives. Prior to her appointment at the State, Ingram worked at Voices for Illinois Children as the Director of the Budget & Tax Policy Initiative. Ingram joined Voices after a decade of practicing law in a business law firm in San Francisco in which she became a partner. She has litigated cases in state and federal court involving contracts, real estate transactions, intellectual property, financial fraud, employment law, and bankruptcy and has significant trial experience.

Ingram holds a J.D. from the University of California, Davis and a B.A. in Justice from The American University in Washington, D.C. She is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and California.