Jason Pontin is the editor in chief, chief executive, and publisher of Technology Review, an independent publication owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that describes emerging technologies.
Pontin was hired as the editor of Technology Review in July 2004, and in August 2005 was named chief executive and publisher. From 1996 to 2002, he was the editor of Red Herring, a business and technology publication that was popular during the dot-com boom. From 2002 to 2004, he was the editor of The Acumen Journal, a now-defunct magazine about the life sciences that he founded.
Pontin has written for many national and international magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Believer Magazine, and Wired, and is a frequent guest on broadcast, public, and cable television news. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Pontin was born in London, raised in Northern California, and educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University.
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Areas of Expertise
Information Technology, Life Sciences,Biotechnology,Biochemical Engg., Internet, Social Media, Publishing, Alterantive Energy, Material Sciences, Literature, Art, Venture capital pitch coaching
I'm passionate about
How emerging technologies can expand human possibilities.
Talk to me about
Talk to me about anything about which you yourself are knowledgeable and which you find fascinating. I'm interested in learning new things.
People don't know I'm good at
I can read Latin verse.
My TED story
I first went to TED in Monterey in 1997.