Founder and Editor in Chief, Techonomy Media
David Kirkpatrick is a journalist and the founder and editor in chief of Techonomy Media, a media and conference company whose 2019 theme is “Collaboration for Responsible Growth.” He is the author of the best-selling book, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World. It was at the 2016 Techonomy conference that Mark Zuckerberg said it was a “crazy idea” that fake news affected the US presidential election. Kirkpatrick previously spent 25 years at Fortune, where he founded and hosted its Brainstorm and Brainstorm Tech conferences. He is a contributing editor on Bloomberg Television and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.