Deputy Editor, The Economist
Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He is also responsible for the newspaper’s digital strategy and the development of new digital products, including Espresso, Economist Films and Economist VR. 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), a New York Times bestseller. He studied engineering and computer science at Oxford University and has written for other publications including the New York Times, Guardian and Wired, taking a particular interest in technology's social and historical impact.