Kenneth Neil Cukier is senior editor of the Economist and the host of the weekly podcast on technology, Babbage. He is the coauthor, with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into over 20 languages. Most recently, along with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Francis de Véricourt, he is the author of Framers: Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil. Published by Dutton, it has been translated into in eleven languages.
Previously, Kenn was the technology editor of the Wall Street Journal Asia in Hong Kong and worked at the International Herald Tribune in Paris. He is a board director of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs), a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.
Kenn writes widely about what is happening in the big data arena, and about technology, business, and economics, and his work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, Financial Times, Prospect (UK) and elsewhere. He is a regular commentator on business and technology for CNN, the BBC and NPR, among others and is also a frequent conference speaker.