John C. Havens is a contributing writer for Mashable, The Guardian, and Slate.
He is the author of Hacking H(app)iness - Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World (Tarcher/Penguin - March, 2014) and is currently working on his second title for Tarcher/Penguin, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines.
John is a Global Keynote Speaker.
He is a former professional actor (Film, TV, Broadway) and has spoken around the world in Dubai, Milan, Stockholm, Munich, Geneva, at events like TEDx, SXSW, Web 2.0, WSJ Digital, and for companies like Cisco, Microsoft, and HP. He is frequently interviewed for his expertise on subjects of emerging technology and wellbeing.
John is the Principal of Transitional Media Consulting, where he has worked with clients like Work.com, Datacoup, and Vision Critial, providing PR, Marketing, and Business Development Counsel around emerging and social media.
John is the Founder of The H(app)athon Project, a non-profit Foundation, ‘Connecting Happiness to Action’ via the use of values-based, interactive technology.
John is the former EVP at a top ten Global PR firm and VP of Business Development of BlogTalkRadio. Former clients include Ford, Walmart, Allstate, Gillette, HP, Merck, and Monster where he has provided strategic counseling in social and emerging media. John has been quoted about issues relating to technology and culture in USA Today, C-Span, NPR, US News & World Report, Forbes, Fast Company, The Guardian, Mashable, the BBC, The Huffington Post, and Advertising Age.