Jonathan B. Spira

CEO and Chief Analyst of Basex

Jonathan B. Spira, CEO and Chief Analyst, founded Basex, a knowledge economy research firm, in 1983. The author of Managing the Knowledge Workforce: Understanding the Information Revolution That's Changing the Business World (Mercury Business Press, September 2005), he is recognized as one of the technology industry's leading thinkers and pundits. A founding board member of the Information Overload Research Group, an industry consortium, he is an authority on the productivity of knowledge workers and how information technology impacts them.

Mr. Spira, who directs all Basex research and analytic activities, is a widely published author and speaker who makes frequent appearances speaking on the future of technology. He has authored hundreds of papers on business and technology issues. He is the co-author of The History of Photography (Aperture, November 2001), which was named a best book of the year by the New York Times and is working on his next book, Overload!, which will come out by early 2010. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude in European history and conducted graduate-level research at the Institut für Neuere Geschichte (Institute for Recent History) at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (Munich).

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