Author and journalist David Kirkpatrick is founder and CEO of Techonomy Media, which hosts the annual Techonomy conference, on the role of tech in business and social progress. The company also produces editorial content about technology’s integral role in, increasingly, everything. He also wrote the bestselling book The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World. It has been published in 31 countries, and was finalist for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year and the Gerald Loeb Award. Kirkpatrick was for many years senior editor for Internet and technology at Fortune Magazine where he wrote numerous cover stories and created Fortune’s Brainstorm conference.
Kirkpatrick writes regularly for Vanity Fair and Forbes. He earlier studied art and exhibited video at the Museum of Modern Art.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.