Alexander B. Howard is a writer and editor based in Washington, DC. Currently, he holds fellowships at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School and the Networked Transparency Policy Project in the Ash Center at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. From April 2010 to May 2013, he was the Washington Correspondent for the O’Reilly Radar at O’Reilly Media. Prior to joining O’Reilly, he was the associate editor of SearchCompliance.com and WhatIs.com at TechTarget, where he wrote about how the laws and regulations that affect information technology are changing, spanning the issues of online identity, data protection, risk management, electronic privacy and IT security.
Howard has also contributed to the National Journal, The Daily Beast, Forbes, Buzzfeed, Slate, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Govfresh, ReadWriteWeb, Mashable, TechPresident, CBS News’ What’s Trending, Govloop, Governing People, and the Association for Computer Manufacturing, amongst others. He has appeared as an on-air analyst for Al Jazeera English, WHYY, Washington Post TV, and a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on NPR multiple times.
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Howard has been a keynote speaker, moderator and panelist at conferences in Washington and beyond, including the Web 2.0 Summit and Expo, Gov 2.0 Summit and Expo, Social Media Week, DC Week, SXSWi, Strata, GOSCON, AMP Summit, Tech@State, CAR/IRE, the State of the Net and the Open Government Partnership Annual Conference.
He also delivered remarks or moderated discussions at Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, Alfred University, The Mona School of Business at the University of The West Indies, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The U.S. National Archives, NIST, The Club de Madrid, The Cato Institute, The New America Foundation, The World Bank, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. In 2011, he was Visiting Faculty at the Poynter Institute.