This is the personal weblog of Kevin Werbach: business school professor, technology analyst, dad, raconteur, resto shaman, and policy wonk. I set up my first personal website in early 1995, around the time I created the Bare Bones Guide to HTML. In summer 1999, after publishing a report in Release 1.0 about weblogs, I decided to set up one of my own. Some 2,000 posts and several blog platforms later, what you’re visiting is roughly version 6.0. Expect commentary on developments in the technology world, pointers to interesting companies I come across, and random musings about life. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow my Twitter feed at @kwerb.
Kevin Werbach is a leading expert on the business, policy, and social implications of emerging Internet and communications technologies.
Werbach is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also the founder of the Supernova Group, a technology analysis and consulting firm, and a technology policy expert who served on the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team. He advises companies and writes about emerging trends in communications and information technology. For nine years he organized Supernova, a leading executive technology conference. Werbach is the former editor of Release 1.0, a renowned industry publication that provides leading-edge analysis of key technology trends for senior executives. Working with technology industry guru Esther Dyson, he also co-organized the annual PC Forum conference. Previously, he served as Counsel for New Technology Policy at the Federal Communications Commission. Called “one of the few policy wonks who really get it” by Wired, he helped develop the United States Government’s e-commerce policy, shaped the FCC’s approach to Internet issues, and authored Digital Tornado, the first comprehensive analysis of the implications of the Internet on telecommunications. A sought-after speaker and commentator, Werbach appears frequently in print and broadcast media including CNN, CNBC, NPR, ABC News, USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Wired, The Industry Standard, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Harvard Law Review, Slate, and Business 2.0, among other publications. Werbach is a director of Public Knowledge, a fellow of the Global Institute for Communications in Japan, and an advisory board member for Knowledge@Wharton, and I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. Werbach is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as Publishing Editor of the law review, and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two children.