Kevin Maney

Kevin Maney is a bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He has been writing about technology for 30 years, has interviewed most of the tech pioneers you can name, and brings broad and deep context to Category Design conversations. He is co-author of the book “Play Bigger,” and has been an A-list writer and thinker about technology for 25 years.

Kevin co-authored, with TIBCO CEO Vivek Ranadive, The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future...Just Enough. (Which turned out to be category design for TIBCO – the company still uses “the two-second advantage” as its tagline.) Merging brain science and computer science, it was a 2011 New York Times bestseller, and predicted much of the conversation we’re now having about artificial intelligence.

His other books include Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don't, and The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson Sr. and the Making of IBM.

Kevin wrote a regular column Newsweek, and has been a contributor to Fortune, The Atlantic, Fast Company and ABC News, among other media outlets. He was a contributing editor at Conde Nast Portfolio and for 22 years, Kevin was a columnist, editor and reporter at USA Today.

He’s appeared frequently on television and radio, including CNN, CBS Sunday Morning and NPR, and lectures at conferences and universities. Kevin has collaborated with CEOs and worked on projects in partnership with companies such as Cisco and Qualcomm.

He lives in New York, plays hockey, and plays music with other old New York rockers in a band called Total Blam Blam.