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Michael Rogers is a technology pioneer, novelist and journalist whose consultancy, Practical Futurist, helps businesses and organizations worldwide think about the future. In recent years, he has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing, and Time-Life to Prudential, Dow Corning, GE, and Genentech.
Mr. Rogers is completing a two-year tenure as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times and also writes the Practical Futurist column for MSNBC. For ten years, he was vice president of The Washington Post Company's new media division, guiding both the newspaper and Newsweek into the new century, as well as serving as editor and general manager of Newsweek.com.
After a decade as a writer for Rolling Stone, Michael Rogers co-founded Outside magazine. He then joined Newsweek to create the magazine's Technology section, earning numerous journalism awards for his work. He is also a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology. His five books have been published worldwide, optioned for film and television, and chosen by the Book of the Month Club.
In 1993, Mr. Rogers produced the world's first CD-ROM newsmagazine for Newsweek, going on to develop interactive areas on Prodigy, America Online, and then a series of Internet sites including the award-winning Parents’ Guide to Children’s Software, which also appeared in book form. In 1999, he received a patent for the bimodal spine, a multimedia storytelling technique, and is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. In 2007, he was named to the Magazine Industry Digital Hall of Fame.
Mr. Rogers is a frequent guest on radio and television and regularly addresses audiences worldwide, ranging from venture capitalists and corporate executives to educators, students and the general public. In 1989, he was founding chairperson of the European Technology Roundtable, an annual CEO gathering, which he continues to moderate along with the Asian Technology Roundtable.
Michael Rogers studied physics and creative writing at Stanford University with additional training in finance and management at Stanford Business School’s Executive Program. He lives in New York and is at work on his next book.
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