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Everyone knows about the revolution that Boston helped spark in the 1770s – the one with the tea, the lanterns, and the Redcoats. But what about the scientific and technological revolutions Boston has led in the centuries since?

Scott Kirsner has written the Boston Globe’s Innovation Economy column since 2000. He is the editor of Innovation Leader, a website about corporate innovation, and author of the books “Inventing the Movies” and “Fans, Friends & Followers.”


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Scott Kirsner

Scott Kirsner

Scott Kirsner is currently developing Innovation Leader, a new information service for Chief Innovation Officers, senior execs, and intrapreneurs at large organizations who are responsible for innovation and new ventures.

He is also a weekly columnist for the Boston Globe and blogger for Boston.com, at http://boston.com/innovation.

Scott is a co-founder and advisor to the Nantucket Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation (www.nantucketconference.com), Future Forward: The New England Technology Summit (www.futureforward.com), and the Convergence Forum (www.convergenceforum.com). Editor of “The Convergence Guide to Life Sciences in New England.” Author of “Fans, Friends & Followers,” “Inventing the Movies,” and “The Future of Web Video.”

He has appeared as a speaker and moderator at events related to innovation and entertainment, including the MIT R&D Conference Conference, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Harvard Business School Media & Entertainment Conference, AlwaysOn Venture Summit, CIO Annual Conference, BIO International Convention, Consumer Electronics Show, National Association of Broadcasters Futures Summit, South by Southwest, Churchill Club, and MIT Enterprise Forum.

Scott has also contributed to numerous publications, including the New York Times, Wired, Fast Company, CIO Magazine, the San Jose Mercury News, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Salon.com, Variety, Boston Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and the Industry Standard.