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Nick Bilton      

New York Times Lead Technology Writer

As the lead technology writer for The New York Times' Bits Blog and the author of the acclaimed I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works, Nick Bilton is an expert on how our byte-sized and ever-mobile culture affects our brains and our lives, and how companies can harness that knowledge to engage consumers and grow their business.

Previously the design integration editor for The New York Times and the user interface specialist and researcher for The New York Times Company Research and Development Lab, Bilton explored technologies that could become commonplace within the next ten years.

Outside of The Times, he helped co-found NYCResistor, a hacker space in Brooklyn that offers hardware and programming classes and allows people to collectively work on innovative open source hardware and robotics projects. He is also currently an adjunct professor for New York University's interactive telecommunications program. His work has also appeared in Wired, Engadget, Scientific America, ABC, CNet, O'Reilly Radar, and AlleyInsider.

In an ever-changing world of technology, social media, mobile devices, and integration, it's hard to not only keep up, but plan ahead. In his enlightening multimedia presentations, Bilton bolsters his audience's confidence by explaining that despite living in an age of continuous advancements, the way human beings collect information remains the same throughout time: a method based in primitive storytelling.

Nick Bilton holds a degree in journalism and documentary film from the New School University and a degree in graphic design from the School of Visual Arts.

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Future Tech Trends

How will you communicate with customers and tell stories about your industry in the next two or 20 years? How will our readiness to multitask and byte-sized culture have an effect on business and society? Nick Bilton reveals that organizations that stay on the cutting edge of the technology curve will have significant advantage getting their message across and building communities. In a presentation that is both visionary and practical, Bilton examines how the Internet is creating a new type of consumer, why social networks are essential anchoring tools, and how great storytelling and extended relationships will enable businesses to engage with customers in new ways. Bilton also shares a peek into emerging technologies -- everything from flexible displays to telepresence to cars that drive themselves -- that will change the way we work and live.

Future Consumers.

How will you communicate with customers and tell stories about your industry in the next two or 20 years? How will our readiness to multitask and byte-sized culture have an effect on business and society? Nick Bilton reveals that organizations that stay on the cutting edge of the technology curve will have significant advantage getting their message across and building communities. In a presentation that is both visionary and practical, Bilton examines how the Internet is creating a new type of consumer, why social networks are essential anchoring tools, and how great storytelling and extended relationships will enable businesses to engage with customers in new ways. Bilton also shares a peek into emerging technologies – everything from flexible displays to telepresence to cars that drive themselves—that will change the way we work and live.

Big Data.

Nick Bilton shares insights on big data, where the data is coming from, what we are finding from the data, and the security aspects of this new source of information. In a customized presentation that features incredible visuals, he discusses what big data means to the future of his audience’s industry and how big data is changing how they do business. Combining his knowledge of larger future trends and the eye-opening insights on the power that big data holds, Bilton helps audiences understand not only the changes that are coming but how to get (and stay) ahead of the curve in order to capitalize on opportunities.

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal.

Nick Bilton shares the story of Twitter’s origin and discusses what business lessons can be gleaned from one of the most talked about IPOs in recent corporate history. He looks at the beginnings of the social media giant, and through unprecedented access, exhaustive reporting, and an insider’s perspective, he provides an intimate portrait of the men who accidentally changed the world, what they learned along the way, and how we can create some serendipity in our own organizations.

I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works

How will we communicate with customers and tell stories about our industries in the next two or 20 years? How will our compulsion to constantly multitask and our byte-sized culture affect business and society? Nick Bilton reveals why organizations that stay on the cutting edge of the technology curve have a significant advantage over others in reaching consumers and growing their business.

In a presentation that is both visionary and practical, Bilton examines how the Internet is creating a new type of consumer, why social networks are essential anchoring tools, and how great storytelling and extended relationships will enable businesses to engage with customers in new ways. He also gives audiences a peek into emerging technologies—everything from flexible displays to telepresence to cars that drive themselves—that will change the way we work and live.

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