Kenneth Cukier is the Data Editor of The Economist. From 2007 to 2012 he was the Tokyo correspondent, and before that, the paper's technology correspondent in London, where his work focused on innovation, intellectual property and Internet governance.
He is the co-author of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think with Viktor Mayer-Schonberger in 2013, which was a New York Times Bestseller and translated into more than 20 languages. The book won the National Library of China's Wenjin Book Award, and was a finalist for the FT Business Book of the Year. In 2014 they published a follow-on work, Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education.
Previously, Mr. Cukier was the technology editor of The Wall Street Journal Asia in Hong Kong and a regular commentator on CNBC Asia. Earlier still, he was the European Editor of Red Herring and worked at The International Herald Tribune in Paris. From 2002 to 2004 he was a research fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, working on the Internet and international relations.
His writings have also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Prospect, The Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, among others. He has been a frequent commentator on business and technology matters for CBS, CNN, NPR, the BBC and others. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's global agenda council on data-driven development.
Mr. Cukier serves on the board of directors of International Bridges to Justice, a Geneva-based NGO promoting legal rights in developing countries. He also is also a board director of The Open String, which provides fine stringed instruments to underprivileged children. Additionally, he serves on the board of advisors to the Daniel Pearl Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.