John Battelle

Editor in chief & CEO, NewCo

A photographic portrait of John Battelle

Best known for his work creating media properties, John Battelle has founded or cofounded several media and tech companies including NewCo, Federated Media Publishing, the Web 2.0 Summit and Standard Media International (SMI). He’s also the publisher of The Industry Standard and, and WIRED magazine. Director at LiveRamp, a NYSE-listed data services business, and Sovrn Holdings, a private data and advertising technology company, he authored The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture (2005), an international bestseller published in more than 25 languages. John is currently working on a second book and another company, while lecturing and conducting research at Columbia University.