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David Kirkpatrick is a journalist and well known commentator about technology. He is the founder, host, and CEO of Techonomy, the annual conference “about the centrality of technology to business and social progress and the urgency of embracing the rapid pace of change brought by technology.” He is also a writer for the Daily Beast and Vanity Fair. He appears frequently on television, radio, and the Internet as an expert on technology.
For many years, Mr. Kirkpatrick was the senior editor for internet and technology at Fortune magazine. While at Fortune, he wrote cover stories about Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sun, and numerous other technology subjects. Beginning in 2001, he created Fortune’s Brainstorm conference series. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the World Economic Forum’s International Media Council, consisting of 100 of global media leaders.
Mr. Kirkpatrick is the author of the best-selling book on the history and explanation of Facebook, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World, which was published by Simon & Schuster in 2011.