Danny Fortson

Silicon Valley Based Correspondent for The Sunday Times

Danny Fortson

Silicon Valley Based Correspondent for The Sunday Times

Danny Fortson

Silicon Valley Based Correspondent for The Sunday Times

Danny Fortson

Silicon Valley Based Correspondent for The Sunday Times

Danny Fortson

Danny Fortson

Danny is an award-winning tech journalist for The Sunday Times based in Silicon Valley. He hosts a weekly chat show called Danny in the Valley, where he interviews technology founders, investors and executives. Danny can provide an in-depth perspective on the ongoing technology advancements and emerging digital innovations coming out of Silicon Valley and how they are disrupting all sectors.

Themes

Innovation and Disruption
Inside Silicon Valley
Macroeconomic and Future Trends

Travels from

West Coast USA

Biography

The West coast future machine never sleeps. From its roots in the post-War years developing radar and missile guidance systems through the dawn of the web, the rise of social media to today’s artificial intelligence (AI) boom, Silicon Valley is the engine of global innovation. And its role has never been more important – and disruptive. With AI, the Valley is architecting the most consequential advance since the advent of the Internet. In 2023 alone venture capitalists have ploughed more than $25bn into AI start-ups building bots to handle customer service calls, to AI doctors, copywriters, lawyers and software developers. Some jobs will disappear. Humans with AI co-pilots are producing at superhuman levels. The definition of work, of corporate efficiency, of low-cost operation, are changing fundamentally and in real-time. AI is the next infrastructure layer on which industries will and must be built. Businesses ignore this revolution at their peril.

Danny Fortson is the West Coast correspondent for The Sunday Times and a true expert on Inside Silicon Valley. Before returning to the San Francisco Bay Area to cover the technology industry in 2016, he spent 13 years in London, where he covered everything from tech to airlines, financial services, defence, oil and gas and mining.

Danny’s track record in journalism

He has reported from more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe, and has been recognised by The Society of Editors as one of Britain’s top tech journalists every year since 2017.

He conceived, reported, wrote and narrated an 8-part audio documentary called Tales of Silicon Valley, which was commended by the British Podcast Awards, and also hosts a weekly chat show called Danny in the Valley, where he interviews technology founders, investors and executives.

His column Tech Talk can be found every weekend in The Sunday Times, and has appeared as a guest commentator on the BBC and CNBC.

A highly engaging speaker, Danny is able to share news, trends and insights about the tech industry, specifically the tech inside Silicon Valley, what’s coming next, and the impact this can have on the wider world.

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