Rick Smolan is a former Time, Life and National Geographic photographer best known as the co-creator of the Day in the Life and America 24/7 series. He is CEO of Against All Odds Productions, which specializes in the design and execution of large-scale global projects that combine compelling storytelling with state-of-the-art technology. Many of his projects books have been New York Times best-sellers and featured on the covers of Time, Newsweek, Fortune and U.S. News and World Report. More than five million of his books adorn coffee tables around the world including The Obama Time Capsule, America at Home, UK at Home, Blue Planet Run, America 24/7, One Digital Day, 24 Hours in Cyberspace, Passage to Vietnam, The Power to Heal, Medicine's Great Journey and From Alice to Ocean.
His most recent project is "The Human Face of Big Data" an award winning book, iPad app and one hour TV documentary.
Fortune Magazine describes Smolan's company, Against All Odds, as "One of the 25 Coolest Companies in America."