| Author and Futurist|
| Michael Rogers|
Michael A. Rogers is an author and futurist who served two years (2006-8) as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times Company. He is a columnist for MSNBC.com, and also helps businesses and organizations worldwide think about the future. In recent years he has worked with companies including FedEx, Boeing and NBC Universal to Prudential, Dow Corning, American Express and Genentech.
Michael A. Rogers Wikipedia
Rogers graduated from Stanford University in 1972 with a Bachelors in Creative Writing and minor in Physics, with additional training in finance and management at Stanford Business School’s Executive Program.
For ten years Rogers was vice president of The Washington Post Company's new media division, overseeing both the newspaper and its sister publication Newsweek, as well as serving as editor and general manager of Newsweek.com. He is also a regular guest on radio and television including Good Morning America, The Today Show, PBS, CNN and The History Channel.
He began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone and went on to co-found Outside Magazine. He then launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards, including a National Headliner Award for coverage of Chernobyl and a Distinguished Online Service award from the National Press Club for coverage of 9/11.
He began working with interactive media in 1986, when he developed the storyline for the first Lucasfilm computer game. In 1993 he produced the world's first CD-ROM newsmagazine for Newsweek, going on to develop areas on Prodigy, America Online and then a series of Internet sites. In 1999 he received a patent for the bimodal spine, a multimedia storytelling technique, and is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. In 2007 he was named to the Magazine Industry Digital Hall of Fame, and in 2009 he received the World Technology Network Award for Achievement in Media and Journalism.
He regularly addresses venture capitalists, corporate executives, educators, students and the general public. In 1989 he was founding chairperson of the European Technology Roundtable, an annual CEO gathering, along with the Asian Technology Roundtable. Rogers is also a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology. He lives in New York City.
Mindfogger (Novel; Knopf, 1973) ISBN 978-0-394-48401-3
Do Not Worry About the Bear (Short stories; Knopf, 1977) ISBN 978-0-394-50191-8
Biohazard (Nonfiction; Knopf, 1979) ISBN 978-0-394-40128-7
Silicon Valley (Novel; Simon & Schuster, 1983) ISBN 978-0-671-41030-8
Forbidden Sequence (Novel; Bantam, 1989) ISBN 978-0-553-27080-8
Rogers' fiction, nonfiction, criticism and photography has been published in magazines including Look, Esquire, Playboy and the New York Times, and in anthologies.Console
1986: BALLBLAZER; Lucasfilm Games; Atari 2600 (writer) Laserdisc/Macintosh
1989: UPHEAVAL IN CHINA; Newsweek; limited release (producer/managing editor)
1990: NOT EXACTLY UNIQUE; Tor Productions; limited release (co-producer/writer)
1993: UNFINISHED BUSINESS: MENDING THE EARTH; Sony MMCD (producer/managing editor)
1994: Newsweek InterActive Documentary Series; Sony MMCD/Software Toolworks, DOS (Producer/Managing Editor)
VOLUME I: UNFINISHED BUSINESS/THE BUSINESS OF BASEBALL
VOLUME II: BEHIND THE SCREENS/ WHAT AILS US?
VOLUME III: GLOBOCOP/THE SECRET LIFE OF ANIMALS
1995: DRIVING THE DATA HIGHWAY; Newsweek; Macintosh/Windows (writer-producer), NEW MEDIA AT THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY; Digital Ink; Macintosh/Windows (producer)
1996: NEWSWEEK PARENT’S GUIDE TO CHILDREN’S SOFTWARE; Digital Ink; Macintosh/Windows (executive producer/writer/host)
1974: American Association for the Advancement of Science Distinguished Science Writing
1988: National Headliners Award
1989: Computer Press Association Outstanding Feature Writing
2003: National Press Club Award for Distinguished Contribution to Online Journalism, for coverage of 9-11 on Newsweek.com
2007: Magazine Industry Digital Hall of Fame Inductee
2009: World Technology Network Award for Achievement in Media and Journalism
2006–Present: Principal, Practical Futurist (New York City)
2006 - 2008: Futurist in Residence, The New York Times
1996 - 2006: Vice President, Editorial Research and Development, Washington Post-Newsweek New Media
1995 - 1996: Executive Producer, Broadband Division, The Washington Post Company
1992 - 1995: Managing Editor, Newsweek InterActive
1991 - 1994: Senior Writer, Newsweek Magazine
1983 - 1991: General Editor, Newsweek Magazine
1978 - 1982: Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone Correspondent, Outside
1977 - 1978: Co-Founder and Editor-at-Large, Outside Magazine
1972 - 1976: Associate Editor, Rolling Stone