Kevin Kelly has been a participant of, and reporter on, the information technology revolution for more than 30 years. Based in his studio in Pacifica, California, he immerses himself in the long-term trends of technology, tools and cultural behavior. He writes about the ripple effects and social consequences surrounding the culture of technology. His New York Times best-selling book titled “The Inevitable” (Viking, June 2016) chronicles how our lives in the near future will be shaped by a few long-term technological trends that are inevitable. Kelly’s previous book, “What Technology Wants” (Viking, 2010), presents a refreshing view of technology as a nearly living force in the world that affects society in an overall positive way. His other recent works include the graphic novel “The Silver Cord” (2015) and “Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities“ a guide to the best of technology, tools and resources for modern self-sufficient living, which compares to “The Whole Earth Catalog” of a generation ago.
Kelly is Senior Maverick at WIRED magazine. He helped launch WIRED in 1993, and served as its executive editor until January 1999. During Kelly’s tenure as editor at WIRED, the magazine won two National Magazine Awards (the industry’s equivalent of two Oscars). He is also currently editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets 1 million visitors per month. From 1984-1990, Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. He authored the best-selling “New Rules for the New Economy” (Penguin Books, 1999) and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, “Out of Control” (Basic Books, 1995), called “required reading for all executives” by Fortune. In addition, he writes for prominent publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Time, Harpers, Science, GQ, and Esquire. Earlier in life, Kelly was a photographer in remote parts of Asia (instead of going to college), publishing his photographs in national magazines and in the photo art book“Asia Grace.”
- Embrace the Inevitable & Steer the Future of Technology
- The Technium
- Current Technologies of Disruption
- The Quantitative Self
- Essential Techno-Literacies
Technology, Communication, Sales, Leadership, Self-improvement, Creativity, Media, Emcee, Business, Entrepreneur, Change, Team Building, Success, Management, Balance
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“Working with Kevin was a pleasure. He delivered 3 excellent sessions at a recent Microsoft event to an audience of approx. 250 people which all scored extremely highly and compared to 5 other speakers delivering, was regarded by the audience as the best speaker. He captivated the delegates throughout the sessions with interactivity, energy and humour. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Kevin again.” - Microsoft
"We asked Kevin to handle the coveted spot closing out our MDRT Experience meeting in Seoul, Korea this year. Kevin gave the audience an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and practical take-away messaging that our members can immediately apply to their lives. I would definitely urge any organization to consider utilizing Kevin Kelly on their program."
-Million Dollar Round Table, USA
"Kevin is very special and positive speaker who motivated and inspired me by his approach on how to be exceptional, use our own potential and bring back creativity to our daily routine (sic). He gave us opportunity to think out of the box and use energy, passion that is already in all of us. Offered answers on how to get rid of all those things that are standing in our way to reach the final goal and how to observe, learn from the best and use opportunity when it comes. All things come at the right time; we just have to be patient and positive. Right energy brings right people in our lives. We connect with those similar to us. For me his visit in Slovenia was just at the right time. I knew I had to make a change . Thank you for that!” - Slovenian Convention Bureau