What’s at Stake for America When it Comes to the Two Faces of Technology?

CNBC Assembles Some of the Biggest Names in Technology and Government to Explore the Provocative and Timely Conversation on the Future of Technology

Maria Bartiromo to Lead Unprecedented One-Hour CNBC Special Event

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – June 17, 2010 – Technology is the new power source for the 21st century and it’s having a profound impact on the way we think, live and do business around the world. But with advances in technology come challenges . . . Who is writing the rules for tech? Can tech bring us prosperity without peril? And how do we control tech without letting it control us?

On Tuesday, June 22nd at 8PM ET, in a CNBC special, “Meeting Of The Minds: The Future of Technology,” hosted by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, CNBC assembles the biggest and most relevant names in the technology industry to answer those questions and light a path forward.

“Technology has made us smarter, faster, more efficient and has driven our economy like no other sector over the last century,” said Bartiromo. “Technology can bring prosperity, but at what cost? It’s time to ask some tough questions.”

"Innovation will undoubtedly continue to have a profound impact on our everyday lives," said Susan Krakower, Senior Vice President, Strategic Programming and Development, CNBC. "In this digital age, as we are faced with managing the risks of technology as well as its boundless optimism, CNBC gathers some of the tech giants, business influencers and policy makers to discuss and debate where innovation will take us in the next 10 years."

In an unprecedented one-hour special event, CNBC brings together a panel of leaders and visionaries from the business world, our federal government and academia including Jay Adelson, Former CEO & Chairman, Digg, Inc. and Founder, Former CEO, Current Chairman, Revision3; Vivek Kundra, United States Chief Information Officer; Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Systems; Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive, Silver Lake Partners; Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and T.J. Rodgers, Ph.D., Founder, President & CEO, Cypress Semiconductor Corp; for a qualitative discussion on the future of technology.

CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo is the anchor of CNBC’s“Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” (3-5 PM ET), and host and managing editor of the nationally syndicated "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo."

CNBC’s “Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Technology” airs on Tuesday, June 22nd at 8PM ET on CNBC.

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