CHRIS ANDERSON is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. He is the former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, a position he took in 2001. Prior to his position at Wired, he was at The Economist, where he served as U.S. Business Editor, Asia Business Editor (based in Hong Kong); and Technology Editor. He started The Economist’s Internet coverage in 1994 and directed its initial web strategy.
Anderson's awards include: Editor of the Year by Ad Age (2005); Named to the "Time 100," the news magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2007); Loeb Award for Business Book of the Year (2007); Wired named Magazine of the Decade by AdWeek for his tenure (2009); Time Magazine's Tech 40: The Most Influential Minds In Technolgy (2013); Foreign Policy Magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers (2013).
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from George Washington University and studied Quantum Mechanics and Science Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.
He is the author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, and the New York Times bestsellers, Free and The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More.