Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Inc and a pioneering thinker in the future of work space. O’Reilly Media publishes a weekly newsletter, Next:Economy, that explores the transformative role of tech in work, life, and society. In conjunction with this venture, O’Reilly Media also hosts an annual Next:Economy conference that brings together leading thinkers from around the world to discuss the future of work. Over the years, Tim O’Reilly has built a culture where sustainable innovation is a key tenet of business philosophy. His active engagement with technology communities both drives the company’s product development and informs its marketing. O’Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, Strata: The Business of Data, the Velocity Conference on Web Performance and Operations, and many others. Tim’s blog, the O’Reilly Radar “watches the alpha geeks” to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. Tim is also a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, O’Reilly’s early stage venture firm, and is on the board of Safari Books Online, PeerJ, Code for America, and Maker Media, which was recently spun out from O’Reilly Media. Maker Media’s Maker Faire has been compared to the West Coast Computer Faire, which launched the personal computer revolution.