VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
September 2 - 3, 2020

THE WORLD’S LARGEST
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Converge. Create. Elevate.

RICH KARLGAARD

Editor-At-Large, Futurist, Columnist, Forbes & Forbes Asia

GRAND KEYNOTE MODERATOR, VIRTUAL TIECON SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

Rich Karlgaard, a 28-year veteran at Forbes, is the former publisher and current editor-at-large, futurist and writer of the Tech Connector column for Forbes Asia. He is a regular commentator on cable business channels, and a speaker and panel moderator at business and financial events around the world.

Karlgaards 2014 book on innovation culture, The Soft Edge, examined successful corporate cultures. It featured a foreword by Tom Peters and an afterword by the late Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen. Karlgaards 2015 book, Team Genius, was praised by Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella.

His 2019 book, Late Bloomers, was favorably reviewed by National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Harvard Business Review, and the Wall Street Journal. The Financial Times chose Late Bloomers as one of its must-read 2020 books. The Wall Street Journal selected Late Bloomers for its C-Suite book club.

Karlgaard has co-founded three companies and has been a board member and board advisor for several others. He holds a B.A. in political science from Stanford University. He and his family live in Silicon Valley. He is a past winner of the Northern California E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award for his role in founding the Churchill Club, a Silicon Valley business network that operated from 1985 to 2020.