Keen On launches on Techonomy

I'm thrilled to announce that my Keen On interview show, which has been hosted by Techcrunch for the last four and a half years, has moved to David Kirkpatrick's Techonomy Media. Given Techonomy's focus on techonology, business and politics, it's a natural home for Keen On, and I'm really looking forward to working closely with David and his team on making it one of the Internet's top talk shows. We launched this week with an interview of Walter Isaacson, who discusses his excellent new book The Innovators. Upcoming shows include conversations with venture capitalist Tim Draper and Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun.

My move was timed to coincide with Techonomy's main conference of the year - at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, beginning this Sunday. We'll be streaming some live interviews for my show. I'll also be moderating a panel entitled "Confronting the Internet Counter-Reaction" that includes the Pullitzer prize winning journalist Barton Gellman and Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, the former German Defense Minister. And I'll be representing the Internet counter-reaction myself, when I will explain why The Internet Is Not The Answer. Other speakers at Techonomy this year include Peter Thiel, Jaron Lanier and Reid Hoffman. So I hope to see some of you this weekend.

On Tuesday of next week, I fly to Vienna, where I'll be speaking at the 6th Global Drucker Forum, the annual event dedicated to the ideas of the management theorist Peter Drucker. Other speakers include Harvard's Clay Christensen, the FT's Martin Wolf and the Economist's Adrian Wooldridge. My panel is entitled "Digital Technology: An Engine for Human and Economic Prosperity?" features John Hagel from Deloitte, Didier Bonnet from Capgemini and Christian Stocker, the editor of Spiegel Online. My message, of course, is that digital technology isn't much of an engine of either human or economic prosperity. And I look forward to making it in Vienna, the natural home of such messages.


Now in Vienna there are ten pretty women...