Tim O Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., one of the leading computer book publishers in the world. O'Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O Reilly Open Source Convention, the Strata series of conferences on big data, the Velocity series of conferences on web performance optimization, and Tools of Change for Publishing.
O'Reilly'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. He is an activist for open source and open standards, and an opponent of software patents and other incursions of new intellectual property laws into the public domain.
O'Reilly Media's Maker Media unit publishes Make: Magazine, and operates Maker Faire, the world's largest gathering of DIY hardware enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.
O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures is a leading early stage venture capital firm.
O Reillys long-term vision for his company is to change the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators.