Named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum-Davos, John Battelle is an acclaimed thought leader on the tech-driven transformation of business, the economy, and culture. He identifies emerging business and technology developments on the Web and shows others how they will impact a new generation of services and business opportunities.
Batelle wrote The Search: How Google and It’s Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture. His new book, What We Hath Wrought, will be out in early 2013. He currently works as a founder and Executive Producer of the Foursquare and Web 2.0 conferences, among others. He was also founder, Chairman, and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. Prior to founding The Standard, Battelle was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures.