– Associate Founder and Academic Advisor, Singularity University
Sonia Arrison, Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, is a global leader in technology policy and analysis. Her research interests include broadband competition, municipal Wi-Fi initiatives, e-voting, telecommunications policy, Internet taxes, electronic commerce, and biotechnology.
Arrison is an associate founder, academic advisor, and trustee at Singularity University and is a board director at the Thiel Foundation. She is also Editor in Chief of The Bold Italic and the former director of Technology Studies at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco. Her most recent bestselling book, 100 Plus, examines how lengthening lifespans will change the way people and societies think about and organize life, including everything from careers to relationships to family to faith.
Arrison has appeared on CBS MarketWatch, Tech TV, National Public Radio, and CNN and has published articles in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She was also the host of the radio program "digital dialogue" on the Voice America network and has testified as an expert witness before state and federal commissions on a range of technology-related issues.
She earned a BA in Political Science and Psychology (with a minor in Economics) from the University of Calgary, and an MA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.