He created the "Secret Diary of Steve Jobs", has worked as a screenwriter for a US TV satire about Silicon Valley and has published a book on his life as an employee in "startup hell". Journalist and best-selling author Dan Lyons will be in Hannover, Germany, for CEBIT 2018, where he will share his impressions of the high-tech industry in a keynote as part of the show’s d!talk program on Thursday, 14 June.
In 2006, Lyons started the "Secret Diary of Steve Jobs", a blog and parody of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. In 2007, he released the book "Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs", a biting satire of Silicon Valley. In 2012, he accepted a job at a software marketing startup. His experiences at the firm are chronicled in his book "Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble", which was published in 2016 to critical acclaim and became an instant New York Times best-seller. The Los Angeles Times hailed it as the "best book about Silicon Valley today".
Lyons writes a monthly column for Fortune magazine about technology and transformation. He has also worked as technology editor of Newsweek and a technology reporter at Forbes. He has a special interest in artificial intelligence, robotics, supercomputing and various other emerging technologies. As a journalist, he was written about major technology corporations, including Apple, Google and Facebook, and has interviewed the CEOs of multiple startups. Lyons has also made guest appearances on Al Jazeera, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and National Public Radio, and has written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired and the New Yorker.
Reduced-price "Pioneer" tickets to CEBIT are an ideal way to see Dan Lyons live in action and save money. These €50 tickets can be ordered at http://www.cebit.de/#tickets . The offer closes on 31 October. The tickets are valid for admission throughout the full run of CEBIT, including the expo, the conference program and the supporting events taking place on the d!campus.