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Nicholas Thompson will address The Wired Future and the role of AI and robotics

Reston, VA Wired magazine’s editor-in-chief will deliver the keynote address at PRINT® 19, the printing industry’s longest-running and most comprehensive event, slated for October 3-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place North.

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of Wired, helms one of the most prestigious positions in the world of technology. His keynote address is entitled, The Wired Future: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Privacy, Social Media, Truth, Tech Companies, and More.

Thompson’s address will explore questions around how artificial intelligence and robotics will change our devices, the way we work, earn a living, fight wars, and solve problems. How will privacy, security, and cyber-espionage evolve in the coming years of interconnectivity (and how much should the average person or company care)? How will the world’s dominant tech corporations—Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft—interact with citizens, help write policy, and exert power over governments and citizens? And how can the media continue upholding the truth throughout?

Produced by the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech), the industry’s signature event will feature an incredible array of printing equipment and technology and 80+ educational sessions including hands-on labs, creating the nexus of critical business-building and networking that drives revenue growth across the industry’s entire $80 billion value chain. 

“We’re delighted to welcome Nicholas to PRINT 19,” says Thayer Long, president, APTech. “His insight and expertise are a huge value-add to attendees and exhibitors, and indicative of the quality and depth of the annual PRINT experience.”

Thompson served previously as a senior editor at Wired from 2005–2010. There, he edited both National Magazine Award-nominated writing and “The Great Escape,” the story that became the feature film, "Argo." Thompson has also played a pivotal role with The New Yorker—first as senior editor, then as editor of the magazine’s digital platform, where he helped re-design the website, launch the New Yorker app, spark an eight-fold increase in monthly readers, and quadruple the number of new digital subscribers each month (based on his editorial focus on offering loyalty to writers, diversifying the magazine’s social media presence, and publishing “more, better stories”).

He is also the author of the critically acclaimed biography, "The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War."

Earlier in his career, Thompson worked as a Senior Editor at Legal Affairs, as an editor at the Washington Monthly, and co-founded The Atavist, the National Magazine Award-winning publishing company. He has written on technology and politics for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The New York Observer, and other publications. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, NBC, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NPR, and CNN, where he is a contributing editor, and CBS, where he is a news contributor.

With a massive and vigilant following on social media, Thompson was named by LinkedIn as #4 on their 2018 list of top influencers, which included Richard Branson and Melinda Gates. He earned the 21st Century Leader Award from The National Committee on American Foreign Policy, was a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Thompson graduated from Stanford University, where he was a United States Truman Scholar.

To register and for more information: https://www.printtechnologies.org/PRINT19/