Rory Cellan-Jones is the BBC's Technology Correspondent and has been watching the technology scene like a hawk for more than two decades. The hub of technology comment and opinion for the BBC, Rory is never far from the latest gadget invention, tech trend or globe-straddling innovation, from Silicon Valley to the shut-down of the analogue TV mast at Crystal Palace.
Educated at Dulwich College, London, from 1967-76. Rory attended Jesus College, Cambridge University, obtaining his BA in 1981, and his MA in 1984. He is a self-confessed ‘BBC Lifer' and started his career as a researcher on the BBC Leeds edition of Look North, Rory then worked in the London TV newsroom for three years before getting his first on-screen role at BBC Wales. He later transferred to London and became the business and economics correspondent.
After the dot com crash of 2000, he wrote the book Dot.bomb. He has covered issues such as Black Wednesday, the BCCI scandal and Marks and Spencer's competition troubles. He has also evaluated the growth of online websites and companies including the rise of Google and Wikipedia and online retailing. In 2004 he made an appearance on The Money Programme and he's covered all the big gadget and business stories - interviewing just about everyone who's played a part in the story of the web.
Since January 2007, Rory Cellan-Jones has been the BBC's Technology Correspondent with the job of expanding the BBC's coverage of new media and telecoms, and the cultural impact of the Internet. Rory has been described as "the non-geek's geek", and freely admits that he came late to technology - but he aims to explain its significance to anyone with an interest in the subject.
His blog was recently named among the 100 most influential in the UK by The Sunday Times, and in 2011 he was ranked 40 in the Wired 100 Digital Power List.
Rory Cellan-Jones is popular on the corporate events scene as a keynote speaker, awards host and conference moderator, where he has hosted many high profile events throughout the UK and is always extremely well received.
On behalf of the entire Merck team as well as myself, I would like to extend a very warm thank you for your outstanding engagement last Thursday during our event in San Francisco. You set a humorous and yet very professional tone and made everyone feel welcome – both, the audience and the speakers. It has been an honour and pleasure meeting you, thanks again and it would be nice to stay in touch somehow.
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