Stephen Baker Appointed Senior Fellow of NewCities Foundation’s Mobility and Society Program
Montréal, Canada – April 3, 2018. The NewCities Foundation is delighted to announce that Stephen Baker, the renowned American writer and thinker on technology, has been appointed as Senior Fellow to lead the Foundation’s new Mobility and Society Program. The Program delves into the ways in which the massive disruption taking place in mobility – electrification of car fleets, autonomous and connected vehicles, new kinds of aerial mobility to move goods and people around cities – will impact cities and urban living around the world.
Stephen will work closely with Greg Lindsay, NewCities Senior Fellow for Mobility as well as Head of Strategy at the Foundation’s offshoot initiative LA CoMotion – the big annual conference and event in Los Angeles on the future of mobility.
Stephen is a former senior writer on technology at BusinessWeek and the author of influential books in the field including The Numerati, the acclaimed study on the rise of the applied math gurus who use the explosion of digital data to model and predict human behavior.
He also tracked the development of IBM’s Jeopardy computer, and later wrote Final Jeopardy: Man vs Machine and the Quest to Know Everything. He followed that with the dystopian novel The Boost, which Kirkus Reviews called “a techno-thriller with deep, dark roots in the present.”
Stephen and NewCities Chairman John Rossant are currently co-authoring a major new book on the mobility revolution, to be published in late 2019.
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