Blackwell's Oxford and Blavatnik School of Government proudly present a free lunchtime talk from Walter Isaacson. Walter is the author of bestselling biographies of Steve Jobs, Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really works. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so creative. The talk will be chaired by Ngaire Woods (Dean, Blavatnik School of Government).