Senior Editor, Digital Products, The Economist, and co-author ‘Big Data’
Kenneth Cukier


Kenneth Cukier is the Senior Editor for Digital at The Economist, and the host of its weekly podcast on technology. He is the coauthor of "Big Data: A Revolution That Transforms How We Live, Work and Think," a NYT Bestseller translated in over 20 languages. His TED Talk on AI, data and society has over 1 million views. Previously, Kenn was a foreign correspondent for two decades in Europe, America and Asia (notably in Japan 2007-12, during the Fukushima meltdown). From 2002 to 2004 he was a research fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. His writings have also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, among others. He has been a frequent commentator on business and technology for CBS, CNN, NPR, the BBC and others. Kenn serves on the board of directors of International Bridges to Justice, a Geneva-based NGO promoting legal rights in developing countries. He is also on the board of The Open String, which provides classical instruments to children in poverty. He is a trustee of Chatham House, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.