Thomas Dolby has a remarkable story of rising to the top of the music charts, a tech pioneer and now professor. He is best known for his 80’s hits “She Blinded Me with Science” and “Hyperactive”, which gave him international fame. He traveled the world selling-out arenas and living the life of a rock star, including becoming close friends with Michael Jackson.

As the recording industry began to change, he turned his attention to Hollywood, scoring music for films and computer games, eventually leading him to Silicon Valley. There he formed a software startup that was part of the digital music revolution. His company barely survived the dot com bubble burst but, through persistence, he prevailed.

Today, he resides in Baltimore having been named Johns Hopkins University’s first Homewood Professor of the Arts, where he is helping to create a new center that will serve as an incubator for technology in the arts.

Dolby will share some of his experiences of his visionary career and excerpts from his just-published book “The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology” at the Campaigns and Marketing Summit. Tickets for the December 1 event are on sale at an Early Bird Rate through November 9. For more information and to register, visit the website at:

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