Tim O'Reilly

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, O'Reilly Media

Tim O’Reilly is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of O'Reilly Media, the company that has been providing the picks and shovels of learning to the Silicon Valley goldrush for the past thirty-five years. The company delivers online learning, publishes books, and runs conferences on cutting-edge technology, and has a history of convening conversations that reshape the computer industry. If you've heard the term "open source software" or "web 2.0" or "the Maker movement" or "government as a platform" or "the WTF economy", he's had a hand in framing each of those big ideas. Tim is also a partner at early stage venture firm O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), and on the boards of Maker Media (which was spun out from O'Reilly Media in 2012), Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox. He is the author of many books, including most recently WTF? What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us.