Michael Rogers

Technology pioneer, author and journalist. Well-known "Practical Futurist", helps businesses worldwide think about the future. Micheal Rogers is one of the Identity Speakers.

Michael Rogers is a technology pioneer, author and journalist whose consultancy, Practical Futurist, helps businesses worldwide think about the future. In recent years he has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and NBC Universal to Prudential, Dow Corning, American Express and Genentech.

mrogresHe recently completed two years as a futurist-in-residence for The New York Times Company and also writes the Practical Futurist column for MSNBC. For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company’s new media division, guiding both the newspaper and Newsweek into the new century. He is a regular guest on radio and television including Good Morning America, The Today Show, PBS, CNN and The History Channel.

Michael’s Background
Michael studied physics and creative writing at Stanford University, with training in finance and management at Stanford Business Schools’s Executive Program. he began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone and went on to co-found Outside magazine. He then launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards. In 1993 he produced the world’s first CD-ROM newsmagazine for Newsweek, later becoming editor and general manager of In 1999 he received a patent for a multimedia storytelling technique, and in 2007 was named to both Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and the Magazine Industry Digital Hall of Fame.

He is also a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology.


  • Management Meets the Future
  • Use the Downturn to Rethink, Restructure, and Thrive
  • Your Business in 2020
  • The Virtualization of America
  • The Digital Lifestyle
  • The Future of Media
  • The Challenges for Law
  • Health Care and Wellness: What’s Ahead
  • Education: The Basics Go Digital
  • Energy Futures: Assessing the Choices


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