Wu Wooed For NAB Show Tech Keynote


Author and professor Tim Wu will speak at the NAB Show Technology Luncheon set for Wednesday, April 26 at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Wu’s keynote address is set to focus on the innovation cycle as it pertains to some of the most important technologies of the last century, while giving perspective on the evolution of the internet.

Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School and the director of the Poliak Center for the Study of First Amendment Issues at Columbia Journalism School. He worked at the Federal Trade Commission during the first term of the Obama Administration, and also as the chair of the media reform group Free Press. Wu spent time as a Google fellow and was also a law clerk for Judge Richard Posner and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

A former contributing editor at The New Republic, Wu’s 2010 book “The Master Switch” earned various awards for its examination of advances in communication and related cultural responses. His latest book is “The Attention Merchants.”

“Tim Wu provides in-depth and thoughtful examinations of the continual innovation of communication channels and how people share information in both of his bestselling books,” said NAB Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny. “We look forward to him sharing his perspective with NAB Show attendees.”

As previously announced, John Kean, former senior technologist at NPR, and John Lyons, Asst. VP and Director/Broadcast Communications at The Durst Organization, will receive the NAB Engineering Achievement Awards at the luncheon. Additionally, Catherine Badalamente, VP/Digital Media for Graham Media Group, will receive the Digital Leadership Award.