Author Speaker Journalist

Kenn is a New York Times bestselling author on technology and business, a journalist at The Economist (and host of its weekly tech podcast), and a regular keynote speaker. He’s also an associate fellow at University of Oxford’s Said Business School.


Big Data and the Future of Business

BBVA BOOK CHAPTER, 2015: More isn’t just more. More is new. More is better. More is different. As businesses can collect, store and process more data, this changes what they do, how value is created and how organizations are run.

The Rise of Big Data

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 2013: Everyone has heard of big data but few know what it means. In essence, we can do with a large body of data things we can’t do when working with smaller amounts: the change of scale leads to a change of state.

The Economic Implications of AI

CHATAM HOUSE, 2018: Artificial intelligence will shake up the economy in counter-intuitive ways. It may dramatically increase productivity and potentially even create jobs. But poor countries’ development model may be clobbered.


Kenn regularly serves as a keynote speaker, on-stage interviewer and an after-dinner speaker at public and private events. Clients range from inter-governmental meetings to Fortune 500 companies.


Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, coauthored with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, was a New York Times bestseller, translated into 21 languages and a finalist for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Cukier and Mayer-Schönberger published a follow-on work in 2014, Learning With Big Data: The Future of Education.