Tom Standage

Tom Standage, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Deputy Editor, The EconomistThe World In…, Digital Strategy

Tom studied engineering and computer science at Oxford University, and currently plays drums in the alt-rock band Sebastopol.

The journalist historian

Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist and The World in... series. He is also responsible for the newspaper’s digital strategy and the development of new digital products, including Espresso and Economist Films. He joined The Economist as Science Correspondent in 1998 and was subsequently appointed Technology Editor, Business Editor and Digital Editor. He is the author of six history books, including Writing on the Wall (2013), The Victorian Internet (1998) and A History of the World in 6 Glasses (2005). Tom has also written for other publications including the The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and WIRED, taking a particular interest in the internet’s cultural and historical significance.

Learn more about Tom on his personal website.