Tomorrow’s Workplace Today, Tech Trends and Always On with Special Guest, Rory Cellan-Jones
We are delighted to have a very special guest for our next webinar, Rory Cellan-Jones. Rory was a reporter for the BBC for thirty years, covering business and technology stories for much of that time.
Date & Time
Tuesday 23rd November at 11am
Rory Cellan-Jones, Tech Journalist
What will we be covering during the webinar?
- How the workplace has changed in the past few years, especially in light of the pandemic.
- Technology trends looking towards 2022 / Digital transformation.
- Always On, Rory’s new book and how the smartphone has impacted all our lives.
- Old but great technology and gadgets.
- Favourite memories from an amazing career.
He joined the BBC as a researcher on Look North in 1981, moving to London to work as a producer in the TV Newsroom and on Newsnight.
His on-screen career began as reporter for Wales Today in Cardiff, from where he moved to London as a reporter on Breakfast Time. He quickly transferred to business coverage, working across the BBC’s output from the Money Programme to Newsnight, from the Today programme to the Ten O Clock News. The stories he has covered range from Black Wednesday and the Maxwell trial to the dot com bubble and the rise of Google.
At the beginning of 2007 he was appointed Technology Correspondent with a brief to expand the BBC’s coverage of the impact of the internet on business and society. His first big story was the unveiling of the iPhone by Steve Jobs in San Francisco.
He covered technology for television, radio and the BBC website. He also blogs regularly , and is a prolific tweeter – you can follow him at @ruskin147.
In 2014, he began presenting a new weekly programme, Tech Tent on the BBC World Service.
In 2001 his first book “Dot Bomb”, a critically acclaimed account of Britain’s dot com bubble, was published.
In 2021 “Always On: Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone Era’ documented his experiences reporting on the smartphone era. It was described by Stephen Fry as “delightfully insightful and intensely readable.”
In recent years he has investigated the role technology can play in improving the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, having been diagnosed with the condition in 2019.
Rory studied Modern and Medieval Languages at Jesus College, Cambridge, and worked in Paris and Berlin before entering journalism.