Robert Capps – Keynote Speaker

Head of editorial and partner, Godfrey Dadich Partners

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Specialist Subjects

  • Moderator


  • English


Robert Capps is the Head of Editorial and a partner at Godfrey Dadich Partners. He runs the editorial division of the studio, specializing in longform journalism, podcasts, documentary television and film, and other forms of non-fiction storytelling. GDP works with everyone from established media companies to large brands to emerging start-ups to help them tell their stories and develop their own narratives for the future.

Previously he was the Editorial Director of WIRED, where he oversaw editorial for all platforms, including the magazine,, and live events. During his 13-year career at WIRED the publication garnered 21 National Magazine Award nominations with eight wins. Robert Capps pioneered many groundbreaking issues at the publication, including spearheading guest edited issues with J.J. Abrams, Christopher Nolan, Serena Williams, and President Barack Obama (the first time a sitting US president ever guest edited a magazine). He also spearheaded the programing for multiple live events, including the WIRED Business Conference, the WIRED Data | Life health conference, and the WIRED x Design creativity retreat.

He wrote the article “Why Things Fail,” which won the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. His article “The Good Enough Revolution,” was discussed in publications ranging from ​The Economist​ to the ​New Yorker ​and was noted by the​ New York Times Magazine​ as one of the big ideas of the year.

Robert Capps is the co-curator and a frequent speaker at the annual PopTech ideas conference in Camden Main, and a globally recognized moderator. He has conducted on-stage interviews and discussions in forums ranging from The Global Challenges Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan to President Barack Obama’s Frontiers conference in Pittsburgh, PA. He has interviewed everyone from heads of state, to well-known celebrities, to tech innovators, scientists, and industry titans.

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