Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly

Tim O’Reilly has a history of convening conversations that reshape the computer industry. If you’ve heard the term “open source software” or “web 2.0” or “the Maker movement” or “government as a platform” or “the WTF economy,” he’s had a hand in framing each of those big ideas. He is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of O’Reilly Media, and a partner at early stage venture firm O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also on the boards of Maker Media (which was spun out from O’Reilly Media in 2012), Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox. His book, WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, was released by Harper Collins in October 2017.


Posts by Tim O'Reilly

Montage

Changing contexts and intents

The internet itself is a changing context—we’re right to worry about data flows, but we also have to worry about the context changing even when data doesn’t flow.

Future of the Firm

Future of the firm

Mapping the complex forces that are reshaping organizations and changing the employee/employer relationship.

Thomas Jefferson statue

What’d I miss?

Tim O'Reilly reflects on the stories from 2017 that played out after he finished writing his new book.

Detail, Detroit Industry Murals by Diego Rivera, at the DIA
AI

Our Skynet moment

Tim O'Reilly says the algorithms that shape our economy must be rewritten if we want to create a more human-centered future.

"Science & Invention," by John Augustus Walker, 1935; photographed by Carol M. Highsmith.
AI

Using AI to create new jobs

Tim O’Reilly delves into past technological transitions, speculates on the possibilities of AI, and looks at what's keeping us from making the right choices to govern our creations.

The first prototype de Havilland DH106 Comet at Hatfield, 1949.

Media in the age of algorithms

The problem of fake news and bad sites trying to game the system is an industry-wide problem — companies should share data and best practices in the effort to combat it.

Treetops

Creating a culture of learning

Tim O’Reilly, Laura Baldwin, and Jake Schwartz discuss advances in just-in-time corporate education and how companies and their staffs can keep up with the pace of change.