As host of Fast Forward, he explores the ways in which technology impacts our lives through conversations with the people who are actively building the future. Guests range from iconic business leaders like Steve Case, Aaron Shapiro, and Peter Cherukuri, to technology innovators such as Rob High, Aneesh Chopra, and Dr. Vivienne Ming, and those who are shifting industries, like director Ron Howard, and Hotel Tonight’s Amanda Richardson.
With a keen focus on how technology affects social, business, and consumer trends, Costa provides fresh insight garnered from his work as a technology editor, his participation in major technology events like the Consumer Electronics Show and South by Southwest, and daily testing of the nascent technologies yet to see market entry.
At Ziff Davis, Dan oversees editorial operations for PCMag.com, Geek.com, ExtremeTech.com, and ComputerShopper.com which serve more than 21 million readers a month. He appears regularly on CNN, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC, BBC America, and FOX to talk about the latest technology news. He frequently speaks about technology, most recently on assignment with the US State Department in Oman and Portugal, with an upcoming tour of appearances throughout Asia.
Dan holds degrees in magazine Journalism (BS) and Political Science (BA) from Syracuse University. In his other life, he continues his attempts to learn Spanish and is working on a novel about his days slinging hash at the Roadhouse restaurant in Belchertown, MA. He currently resides in Jersey City, NJ but still thinks of himself as a New Yorker.
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