Speaker Profile

Tom Standage
Deputy Editor / The Economist / The World in…

Tom Standage is deputy editor of The Economist and “The World in…” series. He is also responsible for the newspaper’s digital strategy and the development of new digital products, including Espresso and Economist Films.

Mr. Standage first joined The Economist as science correspondent and was subsequently appointed technology editor, business editor, and digital editor. He has also written for The New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, and Wired.

Mr. Standage studied engineering and computing at Oxford University and is the author of six history books, including Writing on the Wall (2013), The Victorian Internet (1998) and A History of the World in 6 Glasses (2005).