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Chris Anderson

Global Technology Expert | Serial Entrepreneur | CEO 3D Robotics

Chris Anderson is CEO of 3D Robotics, a leading unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company, with offices and factories in Berkeley, San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. He also founded DIY Drones, an aerial robotics community with more than 40,000 members. As editor-in-chief of Wired, Anderson led the magazine to two dozen National Magazine Award nominations. Anderson stepped down from his role at the magazine after an incredibly successful 12-year run to become CEO of 3D Robotics. For seven years, he worked in various positions at The Economist and also served as an editor of the two premier science journals, Science and Nature.

keynote | English

1.45 p.m.


Chris Anderson, b. 1961, British-American author, entrepreneur, editor-in-chief of Wired until 2012 and now CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones, tells the humorous success story of the creation and launching of the Lego drone plane from the dining room table with his five kids to world class factories in Mexico. Using the drone and iPhone, Anderson explains how aerospace technology is moving into the future in leaps and bounds. A video filmed by their pet drone of his family out in the park is a fine example of drone technology.

“The tragedy of the 20th Century: Dads are not in the photos. We have the technology and power to put dads back in the pictures.“ This is the beginning of digitalizing the world.