John C. Havens is the author of Hacking H(app)iness - Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World. He's also a contributing writer for Mashable, The Guardian, and Slate. His second book is due out in 2016, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines. 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 can be found on his website (, or on Twitter (@johnchavens). John first visited with us on Episode 197 - #DataHappy!! (published 8/18/2015).