Founder and CEO, Techonomy
David Kirkpatrick is a journalist, technology commentator, and founder and CEO of Techonomy Media. Its annual Techonomy conference brings together leaders from tech, business, academia, and government to discuss the role of tech in progress. He spent 25 years at Fortune, where he founded and hosted the Brainstorm and Brainstorm Tech conferences. Kirkpatrick’s best-selling book, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World, has been translated into 30 languages. He writes at Techonomy.com as well as for Forbes and Vanity Fair, and he is a contributing editor at Bloomberg Television. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.