Last month, Wired Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson wrote a gripping and comprehensive cover story about Facebook’s tumultuous last two years: suppressing conservative media, disseminating “fake news,” and failing to grasp the power of the platform. Now largely considered one of the leading authorities on the wide-reaching implications of Facebook’s recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, Thompson was one of only three reporters to speak with Mark Zuckerberg in its wake.
Thompson’s keynotes are now more timely than ever. How do the world’s dominant tech giants—Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and in this case Facebook—interact with citizens and citizenship? How are they influencing policy, government, even actual elections? What are their responsibilities to us? To the truth? To national security? No matter the subject—design, culture, media, tech, ethics, or our digital future—Nicholas Thompson is a seasoned, compelling speaker, who doesn’t just break the crucial stories—he teaches audiences how to understand why they’re crucial too.