Founder, The Virtual Events Group (VEG)
Robin Raskin is the Founder of The Virtual Events Group, a community that explores how we will meet in a tech-first future. A long-time journalist, author, publisher, event producer, and advocate for integrating technology into lifestyle, Raskin was one of the early editors of PC Magazine, and one of the first women in technology publishing. Later she founded FamilyPC, and helped create Yahoo!Tech as well as other tech-forward publications. She’s the author of 6 books on technology and appeared regularly on CBS and other networks.
In 2008 she founded Living in Digital Times (LIDT), the producers of a number of conferences and expos at conferences and events worldwide. The company’s trademark events include: The Last Gadget Standing, Digital Health Summit, FashionWare, Fitness Tech Summit, Kids@Play Summit, High Tech Retailing, Wearable Tech Summit and others. The Consumer Technology Association acquired the company in January 2020. Raskin continues to consult for them and other technology clients focusing on metaverse and digital event strategies. She writes a weekly column about the intersection of technology and the economy for Techonomy.
Raskin plays an active role in high-tech policy issues. She has served on the National Academy of Sciences committee to explore Internet Safety, is a Trustee of the CTA Foundation, and is a director of the Global Industry Council founded under UNESCO. She won a lifetime achievement award from the CTA in 2020.