Fireside Chat with David Marcus
David Marcus is the Vice President of Messaging Products at Facebook responsible for Messenger, which is used by 1.2 billion people around the world.
David joined Facebook in 2014 from PayPal where he spent the previous two years as the company’s President and previously as Vice President of Mobile, leading its mobile products and business.
A life long entrepreneur, David launched his first two companies in Europe, the first at the age of 23. He moved to Silicon Valley in 2008 where he founded the mobile payments company Zong, which was acquired by PayPal in 2011.
Born in France, David grew up in Paris and Geneva, and he taught himself to write computer code at age 8. He attended the University of Geneva for a year before dropping out to start his first company.
Julia Boorstin joined CNBC in May 2006 as a general assignment reporter. Later that year, she became CNBC's media and entertainment reporter working from CNBC's Los Angeles Bureau. Boorstin covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology.
In 2013, Boorstin created and launched the CNBC Disruptor 50, an annual list highlighting the private companies transforming the economy and challenging companies in established industries. Additionally, she reported a documentary on the future of television for the network, "Stay Tuned…The Future of TV."
Boorstin joined CNBC from Fortune magazine where she was a business writer and reporter since 2000. During that time, she was also a contributor to "Street Life," a live market wrap-up segment on CNN Headline News.
In 2003, 2004 and 2006, The Journalist and Financial Reporting newsletter named Boorstin to the "TJFR 30 under 30" list of the most promising business journalists under 30 years old. She has also worked for the State Department's delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and for Vice President Gore's domestic policy office.
She graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.A. in history. She was also an editor of The Daily Princetonian.
Follow Julia Boorstin on Twitter @jboorstin.