Xeni Jardin manages conferences and executive summits exploring technology, media, finance, and culture, and writes for a variety of print and online publications. She is co-editor of BoingBoing, a collaborative weblog and "Directory of Wonderful Things."
As a freelance journalist, her work appears in publications including WIRED Magazine, WIRED News, Grammy Magazine, DGA (Directors Guild of America) Magazine, GOTHAM, Daily Candy, Silicon Alley Reporter (now Venture Reporter), Digital Coast Reporter, and other technology, business, and lifestyle publications.
Prior to launching her consultancy practice in September 2001, she was Vice President of Rising Tide Studios (RTS), the publishing company behind Silicon Alley Reporter, Digital Coast Reporter, and other publications. Xeni served as Senior Writer and oversaw the company's annual conference series, which included The Rising Tide Summit (hosted by Charlie Rose of television's "The Charlie Rose Show" and "60 Minutes II), Silicon Alley 2001, Wireless 2001, The International Network, Internet Healthcare 2001, The Venture Capital Summit, Digital Coast 2000, as well as a series of invite-only CEO gatherings chronicled in the Silicon Alley Daily and Digital Coast Daily online magazines.
Before joining RTS, she managed communications and helped launch a technology company with former top executives from Sun, BEA, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Infoseek/GO Network.
An experienced manager of large-scale, business-critical intranet, extranet and public-facing information networks, she was previously Supervisor of Enterprise Web Technology at Latham & Watkins, one of the world's largest law firms. There she was responsible for designing and implementing web-hosted applications, and the online litigation support projects she directed were cited as industry-leading examples of legal technology.
Based in Southern California, Xeni works primarily in New York, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley.