A captivating and internationally acclaimed speaker, Michael Tchong has shared his unique insights with groups ranging from Johnson & Johnson's Neutrogena to WaMu and Apple. Michael Tchong's singular perspective has earned him recognition as the forward thinker of the information age. Michael Tchong has been quoted by, or appeared on, Access Hollywood, Adweek, Bloomberg TV, BusinessWeek, CNET, CNN, The New York Times, PBS, San Francisco Chronicle, The Times of London, Variety, The Wall Street Journal and Wired.
Michael Tchong's latest venture is a San Francisco-based media and entertainment company that helps business, culture, and media professionals create superior products and services that leverage changes in business, lifestyle and technology. The venture builds on Tchong's other trendwatching projects, including a multitasking event that immerses attendees in the latest market trends and cool products.
Michael Tchong has founded five successful companies, starting with MacWEEK, which was acquired by Ziff-Davis in 1988. Tchong's vision of the Mac at the center of the graphic arts world propelled the weekly's annual revenues to $18 million. In 1992, Tchong established Atelier Systems, which focused on the nascent category of "personal communication" software.
Realizing the potential of the Internet back in 1994, Michael Tchong founded Interstellar, a company that launched CyberAtlas, a preeminent market research site. After just four months online, CyberAtlas was acquired by I/PRO (Internet Profiles Corporation). Tchong's subsequent start-up, ICONOCAST, a weekly online newsletter and event company aimed at the emerging wave of Internet marketing, was sold in 1998 to Imagine Media, now part of The Future Network.