is Curator of the TED Conference held each February in
Long Beach, California. The son of British missionaries, he was raised
in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan before British 'public' school and
an Oxford degree in Philosophy. A brief career in journalism, coupled
with a passion for technology, inspired his launch in 1985 of Future
Publishing, a computer magazine company based in the UK that eventually
spread to the US (Imagine Media, Business 2.0), and now employs approximately
1000 people working on more than 100 magazines.