IDEA is proud to announce Michael Rogers, one of the nation’s leading experts on the impact of technology on business and society, as a general session speaker of the IDEA E-Biz Forum 2008. As an interactive media pioneer, novelist and journalist, Rogers will enlighten attendees on his latest predictions. His session will explore the new world of ubiquitous computing and how the acceleration of widespread wireless and new devices will impact us both as individuals and businesses.
Michael Rogers is futurist-in-residence for The New York Times Company and also writes the Practical Futurist column for MSNBC. His consultancy, Practical Futurist, helps businesses and organizations worldwide think about the future. For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company’s new media division, guiding both the newspaper and its sister publication Newsweek into the new century, as well as serving as editor and general manager of Newsweek.com.
He began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone and went on to co-found Outside magazine. He then launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards. In 1993 he produced the world’s first CD-ROM newsmagazine for Newsweek, going on to develop areas on Prodigy, America Online and then a series of Internet sites. In 1999 he received a patent for the bimodal spine, a multimedia storytelling technique. In 2007 he was named to the Magazine Industry Digital Hall of Fame.
Rogers is also a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology. He lives in New York City and is at work on his next book.