Michael studied physics and creative writing at Stanford University with additional training in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program. He has worked as a keynote speaker with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and GE to Microsoft, Pfizer and American Express, as well as both NASA and the Department of Defense.

He addresses groups ranging from venture capitalists and corporate executives to educators, students and the general public and is also a regular guest on radio and television, including Good Morning America, the Today Show, PBS, CNN and the History Channel. A dynamic futurist speaker who delivers an entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals, Michael blends technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.

Michael began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone and went on to co-found Outside magazine. He then launched Newsweek’stechnology column, winning numerous journalism awards, including a National Headliner Award for coverage of the Chernobyl meltdown.

For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company’s new media division, guiding both the newspaper and its sister publication Newsweek into the new century, as well as serving as editor and general manager of Newsweek.com where he won the Distinguished Online Service award from the National Press Club for coverage of 9/11.

His work in interactive media ranges from early ground-breaking projects for LucasFilm and Apple to dozens of Internet ventures. He has received patents for multimedia storytelling techniques, and is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.  He has been named to the Magazine Industry Digital Hall of Fame, and has also received the World Technology Network Award for Lifetime Achievement in Media and Journalism.

Rogers recently completed two years as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times and is a columnist for NBC.com. He is also a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology. He lives in New York City where he works on book and television projects.





Some futurists are good storytellers with plenty of charisma but no 'wisdom' or experience and others have loads of experience but no charisma. You demonstrated both.
– Pitney Bowes
Michael presents as though he is talking with you, versus at you. He’s someone you would love to be seated next to at any event!
– General Electric
You hit a home run with this group. Long-time bar association executives who can be somewhat jaded were particularly enthusiastic about your presentation.
– American Bar Association
Thank you for the excellent talk you gave to our audience yesterday. The range of topics you addressed was thought-provoking and exactly on target with the theme, “Building Bridges to the Future.”
– Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Many of the delegates mentioned that your session was the most informative of the program--many expressed that they especially appreciated your warmth and wit. We were very pleased that your remarks were so carefully tailored for our audience, and that you delivered exactly the message we had planned.
– National Association of Federal Credit Unions
I wanted to let you know that you did an outstanding job of moderating. You pivoted nicely from panelist to panelist and from topic to topic, all the while, keeping with the themes of the conference.
– Chubb Group

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