Rick Smolan is a former Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer best known as the creator of the “Day in the Life” book series. He is CEO of Against All Odds Productions. Smolan’s global photography projects combine creative storytelling with state-of-the-art technology. Many of his books have appeared on the New York Times best-seller lists and have been featured on the covers of Fortune, Time, Newsweek, and US News & World Report. His books include The Obama Time Capsule and From Alice to Ocean, among a plethora of others. One of Rick’s more recent publications is The Human Face of Big Data which captures how the planet is developing a nervous system. Fortune magazine describes Against All Odds as “One of the 25 Coolest Companies in America.” His latest project, Inside Tracks, retells Robyn Davidson’s journey across the Australian Outback, and how this unique story became a major motion picture. Rick lives with his family in New York.