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"Fake Steve Jobs" and startup critic Dan Lyons to speak at CEBIT

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.

27 Jul. 2017
Dan Lyons

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.

CEBIT Tickets for just 25 euros: Offer ends 15 August

Reduced-price “Discover” tickets to CEBIT are an ideal way to see Dan Lyons live in action and save money. These €25 tickets can be ordered at . The offer closes on 15 August. 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. After 15 August, ticket prices will rise in graduated steps over time.


At CEBIT 2018, everything is geared to generating business, leads and bright ideas. CEBIT is a triple-punch event covering everything essential to the digitization of business, government and society. The innovations on display in the d!conomy section of the show give IT professionals and decision-makers, trade and the public sector the tools they need to streamline and futureproof their operations. The event’s d!tec showcase puts the spotlight on developers and startups. The d!talk conference program features visionaries, lateral thinkers, creatives and experts . The d!campus is heart of CEBIT –relaxed networking, street food and live music. The first day of CEBIT 2018 – Monday, 11 June – is reserved for conference attendees and journalists, with the exhibition opening on Tuesday, 12 June. The exhibition halls will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the d!campus staying open till 11 p.m. Opening hours on Friday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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