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Kenneth Cukier

Data Editor, The Economist


Kenneth Cukier is the Data Editor of The Economist in London, after a decade at the paper as a business and technology writer, and foreign correspondent (most recently in Tokyo from 2007-2012). He is the co-author of the book "Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think" with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger in 2013, which was a New York Times Bestseller and translated into 20 languages. From 2002 to 2004 Mr. Cukier was a research fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's advisory council on data-driven development. Mr. Cukier serves on the board of directors of International Bridges to Justice, a Geneva-based NGO promoting legal rights in developing countries. Additionally, he is on the board of advisors to the Daniel Pearl Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.