As a lover of technology and a prolific writer, sometimes people ask me to speak at various events about what I’ve seen and learned. I’m happy to do it and it ends up being quite fun for both me and the audience. I’m a dynamic, wry speaker and I will not bore a crowd. Here’s how to convince me to come out to talk with your group.
Please note: Because of the high volume of requests, I usually require a minimum honorarium plus expenses as outlined below.
What You Can Expect
Here’s what you can expect from me:
I cannot offer a promise of coverage for your event on the news sites and sources for which I write.
A Little Bit About Me
I’ve been writing and speaking for more than a decade on technology. I’m a former IT guy turned journalist and I love talking about what I’ve seen in my extensive travels, including my experience in worldwide manufacturing. I’m a futurist and an optimist and I feel I can express that excitement to an audience.
I live in Brooklyn, New York with my wife Joanna and three children.
My Most Requested Topics
The Future. As a technophile, I come into contact with multiple new technologies. This talk is usually best for an audience looking for the next big thing. I help them find it.
Computer Security From A Human Perspective. Because I come into contact with a number of end users of security, I’m able to make assessments that go beyond wonky security talks.
Understanding Blogging. If your company is looking for a blogger whose brain they can pick, I’m your guy.
Hardware Startups: The Next Industrial Revolution I’ve been following hardware startups for nearly a decade and, with the rise of new manufacturing methods and funding sources, the space has exploded. I can share what I learned visiting the little guys (Makerbot, Adafruit Industries) and the big guys (Foxconn, Apple).
I expect transportation and lodging costs to be handled by the event staff and, ideally, transport too and from the airport closest to the event. An honorarium is also expected.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +16468270591. I look forward to making your event fun, entertaining, and educational.