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John Koetsier            

Journalist, Analyst & Futurist

John Koetsier is a journalist, analyst, author, and tech executive. In addition to writing for Forbes, he also hosts several video podcasts, including "TechFirst with John Koetsier." He is currently the CEO of $SMRT, a creator coin on Previously, he served as VP Insight for Singular and was TUNE's mobile economist, where he chronicled the rise of the mobile economy. In his earlier roles, Koetsier built the VB Insight research division at VentureBeat and managed teams creating software for partners like Intel and Disney. He also secured VC funding for his AR cloud startup, Genesis Reality, reflecting his experience in raising angel and VC funds.

Koetsier's experience extends to web development, where he led teams, and consulting, where he worked on mobile, social, and IoT projects. He has built social sites and mobile apps and has consulted with various tech companies. In 2014, he was recognized for his extensive contributions to the industry and was named to Folio’s top 100 of the media industry’s “most innovative entrepreneurs and market shaker-uppers.”

He lives near Vancouver, Canada, with his family, where he coaches baseball and hockey, though not simultaneously. As part of his professional commitments, he frequently travels to Seattle, Silicon Valley, New York, and other tech hubs around the world.

Speech Topics

Martech and Adtech



AI, Voice Assistants, Bots

IoT, Smart Home, Ambient Intelligence


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