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Editor in Chief and Publisher
I'm the editor in chief and the publisher of MIT Technology Review. That means I direct the editorial, platform development, and general business strategy of the company's digital and print publications, as well as our events.
Before joining MIT Technology Review in 2004, I was the editor in chief of a now-vanished biotechnology magazine I founded. Between 1996 and 2002, I was the editor of Red Herring magazine, which the Wall Street Journal called the "bible of the dot.com boom." I grew up on a farm in Northern California, where my mother raised game birds for the restaurants of San Francisco, but I was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University. Consequently, my accent wanders alarmingly.
Jason Pontin's Stories
Can a veteran dot-com investor make solar power as cheap as coal?
Why it matters that VCs won't do their jobs.
The technologies presented spanned the ridiculous and the sublime.
An MIT economist wants to use the techniques of randomized trials to study international aid.
Eric Schmidt and other WEF participants argue that mobile technologies can make us better humans.
The attendees of the World Economic Forum chose the startups they like most.
Technologists at the World Economic Forum seemed unmoved by the abstraction of the public markets.
Technology Review's editor in chief is attending the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.
New technologies are missing many things, but especially their markets.