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Steven Levy

Technology Journalist & Author

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Steven Levy Biography

Editor in chief of the tech hub for Medium, key writer for Wired magazine since its founding at the beginning of the internet boom, chief technology writer for Newsweek during the Internet boom and author of books that define the digital age, Steven Levy has been at the forefront of technology since the early 1980s.

Levy joined Newsweek in 1996 as senior editor, chief technology correspondent and writer of a column called “The Technologist.” In 2008, he joined Wired magazine as a full time writer after having been a contributor to the publication since its inception. This year, Levy became the most heralded journalist yet to join a new, Internet-only company, beginning a new site for Medium that will be part of a movement to redefine journalism in the digital age.

Levy’s own journey in tech began over on assignment for Rolling Stone when he wrote about hackers, a subculture that few had heard of at the time. He realized that the digital revolution would be the most significant story of our time, and his subsequent chronicles of the transformation would take him so deep into the tech world that is he now considered one of its sages. His first of seven books, Hackers, is considered the classic computer history and was named the best sci-tech in 20 years by readers of PC Magazine.

Over the years, he has developed trusted relationships with the tech giants who have shaped our world, including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. His extraordinary access to the late Apple CEO illuminated his two critically acclaimed books: Insanely Great, the history of the Macintosh; and The Perfect Thing, about the iPod, ecommerce, and digital music.

Levy’s work often presages transformations that happen years after publication, as with his 2001 book, Crypto, winner of the grand eBook prize at the Frankfurt Book Festival. Reporters covering the recent Snowden revelations found Levy’s account of a revolutionary invention in cryptography to be essential reading. His most recent book, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives, was quickly hailed as the definitive word on the powerful company.

Levy’s observations on innovation, and his view that an unprecedented technology surge has put previously impossible ambitions within reach, have won him acclaim as a writer and public speaker. His articles, opinion pieces and reviews have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Harper’s, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Premiere and the New Yorker. In addition, he has been a regular columnist for Rolling Stone and Macworld. Before focusing on technology, Levy wrote about a variety of subjects, including politics, sports and film. One early scoop was discovering the long-lost brain of Albert Einstein in a mason jar in Wichita, Kansas. His book-length venture into true crime, The Unicorn’s Secret, was made into an NBC mini-series.

Speaking Topics
  • Security, Privacy & Technology

  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works & Shapes Our Lives

  • The Birth of Our Intelligent Future

    Big Data, Smart Sensors, Artificial Intelligence and Hyper-connectivity have spawned the birth of a more Intelligent Future. From self-driving cars to Healthcare AI diagnostic systems, from smart energy grids to drones, Levy takes you thru the exponential growth of a world where systems will not only automate many of our mundane human tasks, but think and anticipate our more complicated needs and help us negotiate an ever increasingly complex world. Explore how to take advantage of this new future.

  • Hackernomics

    30 years ago, Levy’s book Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution described the "hacker ethic" which has lead the huge innovations and success of technology companies. Three decades later, Steven has revisited the hacker world, and has found that the “hacker ethic” is now the dominating culture in the most of the world’s most admired companies (Facebook even named the road leading into their corporate campus “Hacker Way”). Learn why the hacker mindset drives the type of innovation that makes companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and others so successful. More importantly, he explores the key hacker concepts and practices that you can immediately use to drive higher levels of innovation in your organization. This is a critical speech for leaders looking to gain an edge over their competitors.

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Books
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition

The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness

The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness

Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age

Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age

Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything

Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything

Artificial Life: A Report from the Frontier Where Computers Meet Biology

Artificial Life: A Report from the Frontier Where Computers Meet Biology

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  • How do I book Steven Levy to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Steven Levy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Steven Levy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Steven Levy or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Steven Levy

    Speaking fees for Steven Levy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Steven Levy are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Steven Levy, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Steven Levy speak about?

  • Where does Steven Levy travel from?

    Steven Levy generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Steven Levy’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Steven Levy for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steven Levy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Steven Levy or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Steven Levy Biography

Editor in chief of the tech hub for Medium, key writer for Wired magazine since its founding at the beginning of the internet boom, chief technology writer for Newsweek during the Internet boom and author of books that define the digital age, Steven Levy has been at the forefront of technology since the early 1980s.

Levy joined Newsweek in 1996 as senior editor, chief technology correspondent and writer of a column called “The Technologist.” In 2008, he joined Wired magazine as a full time writer after having been a contributor to the publication since its inception. This year, Levy became the most heralded journalist yet to join a new, Internet-only company, beginning a new site for Medium that will be part of a movement to redefine journalism in the digital age.

Levy’s own journey in tech began over on assignment for Rolling Stone when he wrote about hackers, a subculture that few had heard of at the time. He realized that the digital revolution would be the most significant story of our time, and his subsequent chronicles of the transformation would take him so deep into the tech world that is he now considered one of its sages. His first of seven books, Hackers, is considered the classic computer history and was named the best sci-tech in 20 years by readers of PC Magazine.

Over the years, he has developed trusted relationships with the tech giants who have shaped our world, including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. His extraordinary access to the late Apple CEO illuminated his two critically acclaimed books: Insanely Great, the history of the Macintosh; and The Perfect Thing, about the iPod, ecommerce, and digital music.

Levy’s work often presages transformations that happen years after publication, as with his 2001 book, Crypto, winner of the grand eBook prize at the Frankfurt Book Festival. Reporters covering the recent Snowden revelations found Levy’s account of a revolutionary invention in cryptography to be essential reading. His most recent book, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives, was quickly hailed as the definitive word on the powerful company.

Levy’s observations on innovation, and his view that an unprecedented technology surge has put previously impossible ambitions within reach, have won him acclaim as a writer and public speaker. His articles, opinion pieces and reviews have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Harper’s, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Premiere and the New Yorker. In addition, he has been a regular columnist for Rolling Stone and Macworld. Before focusing on technology, Levy wrote about a variety of subjects, including politics, sports and film. One early scoop was discovering the long-lost brain of Albert Einstein in a mason jar in Wichita, Kansas. His book-length venture into true crime, The Unicorn’s Secret, was made into an NBC mini-series.

Steven Levy Speaking Topics

  • Security, Privacy & Technology

  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works & Shapes Our Lives

  • The Birth of Our Intelligent Future

    Big Data, Smart Sensors, Artificial Intelligence and Hyper-connectivity have spawned the birth of a more Intelligent Future. From self-driving cars to Healthcare AI diagnostic systems, from smart energy grids to drones, Levy takes you thru the exponential growth of a world where systems will not only automate many of our mundane human tasks, but think and anticipate our more complicated needs and help us negotiate an ever increasingly complex world. Explore how to take advantage of this new future.

  • Hackernomics

    30 years ago, Levy’s book Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution described the "hacker ethic" which has lead the huge innovations and success of technology companies. Three decades later, Steven has revisited the hacker world, and has found that the “hacker ethic” is now the dominating culture in the most of the world’s most admired companies (Facebook even named the road leading into their corporate campus “Hacker Way”). Learn why the hacker mindset drives the type of innovation that makes companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and others so successful. More importantly, he explores the key hacker concepts and practices that you can immediately use to drive higher levels of innovation in your organization. This is a critical speech for leaders looking to gain an edge over their competitors.

Steven Levy Videos

  • Steven Levy on Google
  • Steven Levy at the NYS Writers Institute in 2012

Steven Levy Books

FAQs on booking Steven Levy

  • How do I book Steven Levy to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Steven Levy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Steven Levy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Steven Levy or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Steven Levy

    Speaking fees for Steven Levy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Steven Levy are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Steven Levy, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Steven Levy speak about?

  • Where does Steven Levy travel from?

    Steven Levy generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Steven Levy’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Steven Levy for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steven Levy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Steven Levy or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Steven Levy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Security, Privacy & Technology, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works & Shapes Our Lives, The Birth of Our Intelligent Future and Hackernomics. The estimated speaking fee range to book Steven Levy for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Steven Levy generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Calvin Trillin, Michael Rogers, Daniel Altman, Rick Smolan and John Zogby. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steven Levy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Steven Levy Speaking Topics

  • Security, Privacy & Technology

  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works & Shapes Our Lives

  • The Birth of Our Intelligent Future

    Big Data, Smart Sensors, Artificial Intelligence and Hyper-connectivity have spawned the birth of a more Intelligent Future. From self-driving cars to Healthcare AI diagnostic systems, from smart energy grids to drones, Levy takes you thru the exponential growth of a world where systems will not only automate many of our mundane human tasks, but think and anticipate our more complicated needs and help us negotiate an ever increasingly complex world. Explore how to take advantage of this new future.

  • Hackernomics

    30 years ago, Levy’s book Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution described the "hacker ethic" which has lead the huge innovations and success of technology companies. Three decades later, Steven has revisited the hacker world, and has found that the “hacker ethic” is now the dominating culture in the most of the world’s most admired companies (Facebook even named the road leading into their corporate campus “Hacker Way”). Learn why the hacker mindset drives the type of innovation that makes companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and others so successful. More importantly, he explores the key hacker concepts and practices that you can immediately use to drive higher levels of innovation in your organization. This is a critical speech for leaders looking to gain an edge over their competitors.

Steven Levy Speaker Videos

  • Steven Levy on Google
    Steven Levy at the NYS Writers Institute in 2012

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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