March 18-20, 2019

Winning with Digital


Scott Kirsner

Scott Kirsner

  • Editor & Co-Founder, Innovation Leader; Columnist, The Boston Globe

The question at the center of Scott’s writing, speaking, and conference-organizing is this: How do innovations that matter get introduced to the world? That question has led him to some interesting places, from the White House to the Sundance Film Festival, from the United Nations to the laboratories of dozens of biotech and medical device companies, from Google to Walt Disney World. (The food at Google is far better.) Scott writes the weekly “Innovation Economy” column and blog for the Boston Globe and He has served as a contributing writer for Fast Company and Wired, and his writing has appeared in other places, too, including the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, Salon, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, the San Jose Mercury News, CIO Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is part of the founding team of three conferences that focus on the innovation economy in New England. He is also involved in hosting, speaking at, and moderating panels at a number of other events, most of them related to that big question above, and also how established industries and organizations can be more hospitable to innovative thinking.