Kenneth Cukier Keynote Speaker

  • Deputy Executive Editor, The Economist
  • Fellow, Said School of Management, University of Oxford
  • Best selling author and authority on emerging technology and digital disruption

Kenneth Cukier's Biography

Kenneth Cukier is the Deputy Executive Editor at The Economist, and host of its weekly podcast on technology. He is also an associate fellow at Said Business School at Oxford, researching artificial intelligence.

Kenn is the co-author of “Big Data: A Revolution That Transforms How We Live, Work, and Think”. It was a NYT bestseller translated in over 20 languages, and sold over 1 million copies worldwide. It won the National Library of China’s Wenjin Book Award and was a finalist for the FT Business Book of the Year. Kenn co-authored a follow-on book, “Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education”.

His most recent book is “Framers: Make Better Decisions In The Age of Big Data”.   In this book, he shines a light on what more ‘data’ can’t accomplish: the unique ability humans have to frame new questions and so get better results than anyone could have previously imagined.

Previously, Kenn was a foreign correspondent for two decades in Europe, Asia and America. In 2002-04 he was a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Kenn’s writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, among others.

He has been a frequent commentator on CBS, CNN, NPR, the BBC and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s global council on data-driven development.

Kenn is active with many charities. He is a board director of The Open String Foundation, which provides classical instruments to children in poverty, and is a trustee of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. In 2007-2018 he was a director of International Bridges to Justice, which fosters legal rights in developing countries, and served on the board of advisors to the Daniel Pearl Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kenn is a regular keynote speaker, with talks at TED, World Economic Forum, Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, McKinsey & Co, Schroders, GE, Visa, IMF, World Bank, US State Department, Council on Foreign Relations, Aspen Institute, Royal Statistical Society, and the universities of Harvard, MIT, Oxford and Cambridge, among others.

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Videos of Kenneth Cukier

 Big data is better data
Big data is better data
I fear a world without AI
I fear a world without AI
Data and the new humanism
Data and the new humanism
unSILOed Podcast | Framing, Re-Framing, and Perspective Taking feat. Kenneth Cukier
unSILOed Podcast | Framing, Re-Framing, and Perspective Taking feat. Kenneth Cukier
Framing the world: The optimistic future of AI and humanity
Framing the world: The optimistic future of AI and humanity

Articles, Media & Podcasts

Books by Kenneth Cukier

Framers: Make Better Decisions In The Age of Big Data
Big Data - A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Comments & Testimonials

"Kenn was our external speaker and his messaging about the important of framing and reframing issues and adopting inclusive and positive mindsets hit the mark. We had nearly 600 in the audience and another 100 or so attending virtually across Canada. At dinner following the speaking part of the program the cross-section of participants I spoke with really appreciated Kenn’s messaging, his humour, and his intellect"

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