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Chris Anderson

3D Robotics
CEO

Chris is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Before Wired he was withThe Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong and New York in various positions, ranging from Technology Editor to US Business Editor.

He is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Long Tail and Free as well as the new Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. In 2005 he was named Editor of the Year by Ad Age, and in 2007 he was named to "Time 100," the newsmagazine's list of the 100 most influential men and women in the world.

He founded GeekDad, BookTour and a few other companies now lost in the mists of time.

His background is in science, starting with studying physics and doing research at Los Alamos and culminating in six years at the two leading scientific journals,Nature and Science.