Vivatech 2023


Nicholas Thompson


The Atlantic

Nicholas Thompson is the CEO of The Atlantic, a position he has held since February 2021. In 2022, The Atlantic earned the top honor for magazines, General Excellence, at the National Magazine Awards; earned its second Pulitzer Prize in as many years; and was named Digiday’s Publisher of the Year. That year the magazine also digitized its archive dating back to 1857, grew its subscriber base faster than any other publication in its category, and increased revenue by 35%. Thompson also founded and incubated a new social media platform designed to improve the nature of conversations, which will launch in 2023. Previously, Thompson was editor-in-chief of WIRED. Under his leadership, WIRED won numerous awards for design and reporting and launched a highly successful paywall. Thompson also wrote many features for the publication, including two cover stories on Facebook that have been cited multiple times in Congress. Thompson is a former contributor to CBS News, where he regularly appeared on CBS This Morning and CBS Sunday Morning. He is a cofounder of The Atavist, a National Magazine Award–winning digital publication and multimedia content management system that was sold to WordPress in 2018. Thompson previously served as editor of Before The New Yorker, Thompson was a senior editor at WIRED, where he assigned and edited the story that was the basis for the Oscar-winning film Argo. In 2009, his book, The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War, was published to critical acclaim. Thompson has long been a competitive runner; in 2021, he set the American record for men 45+ in the 50K race.

My interests

5G & Connectivity
AI & Robotics
Cloud & Infrastructure
Metaverse & XR

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