Simon Denyer is an award-winning consultant journalist, author and broadcaster. He has worked for newspapers, magazines and online media for over 25 years, writing about business, technology, travel, health and fitness, crime, and the arts in his work. Simon is a regular panelist on BBC Radio 4’s Technology Show and a regular columnist for The Guardian.
Simon Denyer started his career in newspapers and magazines, working as a freelance writer for publications such as The Observer, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Washington Post, GQ and Esquire. He then went on to become a staff writer at the Sunday Correspondent.
In the mid-1990s, Simon joined Microsoft as a press officer in London, where he managed the company’s media relations in Europe and Africa. His job took him worldwide from Tokyo to Paris to Seattle, covering Microsoft’s business and technology news. He wrote for national newspapers and magazines about technology issues, including software piracy and intellectual property rights. He also wrote a book about Microsoft’s business strategy titled “The Business of Software”.
After leaving Microsoft in 1999, Simon Denyer co-founded Blue Rubicon Media with former colleagues from Microsoft. In 2000 Simon was appointed Editor of T3 magazine, where he wrote a weekly column called “The Denyer Dossier”. In 2002 he became editor-in-chief of T3 and T3.com, overseeing the launch of T3’s US edition.
In 2003 Simon founded his consultancy, Simon Denyer Consultancy Ltd (SDC Ltd), to offer media training and corporate communications services to technology companies and other organisations. SDC Ltd was acquired by the London-based technology PR firm Blue Rubicon Communications in 2007.
In addition to writing books, Simon has also written columns and articles for national newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times Magazine, Washington Post, The Guardian, Wired UK and Computer Weekly. He has also contributed to numerous blogs, including the BBC News Online and Forbes.com.