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Amy Webb

Founder and CEO



Amy Webb is a digital media futurist and Founder of Webbmedia Group, a leading digital strategy consulting firm for emerging technology advising in media, entertainment, advertising and technology companies, and for higher education, nonprofits and government. Webbmedia Group researches near-future trends in digital media and technology, and develops business strategies to help clients engage bigger audiences and capture more market share. She is a Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a Lecturer on emerging technology and media at Columbia University.

In addition, Amy is the co-founder of Knowledgewebb Training, a hands-on corporate training firm that was incubated at Webbmedia Group. She is also the co-founder of Spark Camp, a next-generation convener that facilitates important conversations on the future of a better society. Recently, Forbes named Amy one of the “Women Changing The World,” while the Columbia Journalism Review included Amy on its “20 Women To Watch in Media” list.

Amy is the youngest segment of Gen X, which means that she grew up with a computer at home but not the Internet. She was extremely fortunate to have parents who nurtured her early desires to tinker and experiment. As a result, she is uniquely positioned to bridge the divide between digital natives and everyone who got started before the Information Age. While she lives on the bleeding edge of technology, she specializes in relating the changes she sees coming back to business strategy in the present.

Amy holds many professional affiliations and collaborates with a number of institutions. She is a Delegate on the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, a member of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Libraries, and a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Interactive Media Peer Group – Emmy award judge). She is on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and and serves on several startup and advisory boards, including the SXSW Accelerator, Temple University’s School of Media and Communication and the International Center for Journalists.

Amy originally attended the Jacobs School of Music to study classical clarinet and has an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She also earned Nikyu Certification in the Japanese government-administered Language Proficiency Test and speaks fluently. Amy began her career as a reporter/ writer with Newsweek (Tokyo) and the Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong) where she covered emerging technology, media and cultural trends.

She writes about emerging technology and tech trends for a number of publications and has recent bylines in the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Washington Post. She is also a regular contributor to Slate, where she writes the "Data Mine" column.

In 2013, Amy published “Data, A Love Story” (Dutton/ Penguin), a bestselling book about the world of online dating, consumer behavior and finding love via algorithms. Amy was featured on Good Morning America, 20/20, The View, NPR and CNN, and her book was covered by numerous media outlets, including People Magazine, Time, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and Wired. Her TED talk about Data has been viewed more than 3.5 million times and has been translated into 31 languages. 







Recent Press:


Media: For interview requests, please contact Cheryl Cooney. Email: cheryl at webbmediagroup.com. Telephone: 267.342.4300.

Speaking: Amy is represented by Theresa Brown at William Morris Endeavor. Please contact Cheryl for speaking inquiries. 

Data, A Love Story - Publicity: Amy is represented by Amanda Walker at Dutton/ Penguin. Email Cheryl Cooney with all inquiries: cheryl at webbmediagroup.com. Telephone: 267.342.4300.

Literary: For Data, Amy is represented by Suzanne Gluck and Erin Malone at William Morris Endeavor. Email: sgluck_asst at wmeentertainment.com and emalone_asst at wmeentertainment.com. Telephone: 212.903.1169

Film/ TV/ Broadway: Amy is represented by Ashley Fox at William Morris Endeavor. Email Cheryl Cooney with all inquiries: cheryl at webbmediagroup.com. Telephone: 267.342.4300.

Foreign Rights: If you are interested in acquiring DATA for publication outside of North America, please contact Erin Malone at William Morris Endeavor. Email: emalone_asst at wmeentertainment.com. Telephone: 212.903.1169.


Recent + Upcoming Talks:

Note: This list is currently being updated... please check back soon.

Time Inc (private event)
August 15, 2013 - NYC

Aspen Institute
August 3 through 6, Aspen

Globe & Mail (private event)
July 30, 2013 - Toronto

June 21, 2013 - Toronto. Registration required. Click here

Columbia University (closed lecture)
June 19, 2013 - NYC

Spark Camp::Storytelling
June 14-16, 2013 - Cambridge

Internet Week NYC
May 23, 2013 - Registration required.

Mediabistro Social Media Conference
May 14, 2013 - Virtual

Private client event
April 30, 2013 - Miami

April 24, 2013 - NYC HQ

American University
April 18, 2013 - Washington, DC

Private client event
April 9, 2013 - Washington, DC

Private client event
March 27, 2013 - Chicago

Design Matters
March 19, 2013 - NYC

Private client event
March 13, 2013 - NYC

March 10, 2013 - Austin
Three book signings: SXSW bookstore at 3pm, Samsung Lounge at 5pm, Publishers Weekly at 11:45pm

March 9, 2013 - Austin
*Featured presenter and book signing

Digital Influencer Summit - Hartford, CT
March 4, 2013
*Keynote speaker and book signing

Southwest Media Group
February 7, 2013
*Keynote speaker and book signing

Spark Camp::Design
January 11, 2013 - San Francisco

MSN Media Academy
January 9, 2013 - Seattle

National Press Club
December 4, 2012 - Washington, DC

TEDx Mid-Atlantic
October 27, 2012 - Washington, DC

National Press Club
October 18, 2012 - Washington DC

Digital Influencer Summit
October 15, 2012 - Hartford
*Keynote speaker

Society of News Design
October 13, 2012 - Cleveland
*Keynote speaker

Online News Association
September 21, 2012 - San Francisco

Colorado University
September 5, 2012 - Ft. Collins

Spark Camp::Money
July 20, 2012 - Cambridge

National Press Club
June 26, 2012 - Washington, DC

Columbia University (priavte lecture)
June 5, 2012 - NYC

Council on State Governments Leadership Conference
May 18, 2012 - Palm Springs
*Keynote speaker

Government and Media Conference
May 16, 2012 - Washington, DC
*Keynote speaker

National Broadcasters Association
April 17, 2012 - Las Vegas
*Keynote speaker

Loyola University
March 27, 2012 - Chicago

March 10, 2012 - Austin

Languages: English, Japanese. Focus: Digital strategy, digital experiences, emerging technologies.
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