Sumit Paul-Choudhury is the former editor of New Scientist magazine, the world's most popular science weekly. Trained as a physicist at Imperial College, he subsequently turned his hand to journalism, working in London and New York, and spent fifteen years writing about finance and technology before returning to science in 2008. In addition to the day job, he was editor-in-chief of Arc, an acclaimed digital publication dedicated to the future, between 2012 and 2014; and in 2016 he served as the founding creative director for New Scientist Live, the world’s most exciting festival of ideas and discovery. He has written for publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to the New Musical Express, and spoken to audiences ranging from Oxbridge dons to schoolchildren and from fashionistas to investment bankers. He also likes to talk about the future, and about how innovation and discovery change the world.