Over my career, I’ve had the good fortune to work in technology development (earned a few patents ‘back in the day’), policymaking (as a young staffer in the Reagan White House Science Office, today at the Manhattan Institute), and in venture capital (in a boutique tech fund). We live in challenging times but exciting times too, as America and the world sit at the precipice of the next great growth wave. One thing I’ve learned: pessimism is easy but optimism emerges from unraveling realities without blinders. The most exciting part of my job is talking to brilliant innovators and policymakers and sharing what I learn with audiences.
Some Speaking Topics
The Surprising Future of Energy Technology
Innovation Deficit & Basic Research
“If you want a speaker who will inspire reflection and action among your audience – go with Mark Mills. He is clear and thought provoking.”
Thomas Fanning, Chairman & CEO, Southern Company
“He is so smart, it makes your head hurt. …Entertaining AND informative? What a great combination.”
Bob Schoenberger, Chairman and CEO, Unitil Corp.
Physicist, columnist, author, entrepreneur, board director, with a unique and innovative perspective on big trends in technology, markets, and policy, and on businesses realities.
Affiliations include: Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow, Northwestern University Faculty Fellow, Notre Dame Reilly Center Advisory Board. Consultant, tech advisor for venture companies and investors. Forbes.com columnist. Frequent guest on radio and cable news shows.