CEO, Editor in Chief and Publisher of MIT Technology Review
Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum
Jason Pontin was born on May 11, 1967 in London, and raised in Northern California. He was educated in England, at the Harrow School and Oxford University.
From 1996 to 2002, Pontin was the editor of Red Herring, a business and technology publication that was popular during the dot-com boom. From 2002 to 2004, he was the editor of The Acumen Journal, a now-defunct magazine about the life sciences that he founded.
As editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, Pontin is responsible for the editorial direction, media platforms, and business strategy of MIT Technology Review, including the rapidly expanding U.S. and international websites, the award-winning print magazine, videos, newsletters, business reports, and live events such as EmTech, the company’s annual conference focused on emerging technologies. He also serves as chairman of its international entrepreneurial network, MIT Enterprise Forum.
Jason Pontin – Urdu Launch 2015