Paul Saffo is a technology forecaster based in Silicon Valley. He teaches forecasting at Stanford University and chairs the Future Studies and Forecasting track at Singularity University. Paul is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Paul is the author of several books, including Dreams in Silicon Valley, The Road From Trinity, and the introduction to E.B. White: Notes on our Times. Saffo was a McKinsey Judge for the Harvard Business Review in 1997, and was named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in the same year.
Saffo was former Chairman of the Samsung Science Board, and serves on a variety of other boards and advisory panels, including the Stanford Advisory Council on Science, Technology, and Society. Paul serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards, including the Long Now Foundation and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Paul’s essays have appeared in a wide range of publications including The Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Foreign Policy, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Paul holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University.