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Emma Kendrew
Emma Kendrew Accenture Technologist @emmakendrew https://www.accenture.com/gb-en/ Biography Emma is the AI Lead for Technology UK/I, responsible for shaping and continually developing Accenture’s AI and automation solutions to address business needs at scale. She has played a lead role in operationalising new centres to drive innovation and embed the foundations for scaled delivery, including Accenture’s Intelligent...
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Chris Stokel-Walker
Chris Stokel-Walker YouTube Investigator @stokel youtubersbook.com/ Biography Chris Stokel-Walker is a British journalist whose work regularly appears in WIRED, The Economist and Newsweek. Editors and peers say he knows YouTube better than YouTube know YouTube. He’s known for breaking major news about YouTube and often reports on the site for television, radio and podcasts. For...
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Mark Bakowski
Mark Bakowski Industrial Light & Magic ilm.com/ Biography Mark Bakowski joined Industrial Light & Magic in 2014 as the studio’s Compositing Supervisor on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. After his contribution to the MCU canon, he went on to serve as the studio’s Visual Effects Supervisor on Spectre 007 (ILM’s first venture into the world...
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Sam Aaron
Sam Aaron Sonic Pi Creator @samaaron sonic-pi.net/ Biography Sam Aaron is best known for creating Sonic Pi, a new musical instrument that converts computer code into music. Sonic Pi is entirely free, open source and is available for Mac, Windows and Linux and can run on a Raspberry Pi among other platforms. Sonic Pi is...
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Jylda
Jylda Singer Songwriter @jyldamusic soundcloud.com/jylda Biography ‘The storming synth-pop artist has a unique voice, matching her lyrical prowess to a brooding digital template.’ CLASH ‘Imagine being able to distill that particular emotion that only David Lynch is able to invoke (a sweet mixture of something blue, ominous, yet irreverent and utterly mesmeric) and now give...
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Dan Lyons
Dan Lyons Disruptive Tech Journalist @realdanlyons realdanlyons.com/ Biography Dan Lyons is a Thinking Digital legend. He keynoted at the very first Thinking Digital in 2008 where he was our top-rated speaker. He returned in 2009 and his controversial comments regarding Tech Crunch and digital journalism landed him on the pages of the Guardian. If you...
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Michelle Cortese
Michelle Cortese Facebook VR Designer @ellecortese ellecor.com/ Biography Michelle Cortese is a VR Designer for Facebook’s AR/VR Experiences team. As VR continues to develop rapidly, Michelle is at the front lines of helping design the look, feel and function of the Facebook virtual experience. She is a Toronto-born designer, maker, futurist, and typophile and is...
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Shavone Charles
Shavone Charles Diverse Influencer @Shavone shavonec.com/about/ Biography Shavone Charles is the Head of Global Music & Youth Culture Communications at Instagram. She leads all of Instagram’s music and youth culture communications out of the Facebook office in Los Angeles. Based at a company famous for enabling “influencer marketing”, Shavone has proven to be deeply influential...
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Maria Yablonina
Maria Yablonina Robot Innovator https://www.mariayablonina.com/ instagram.com/maria_yablonin Biography A former Autodesk artist in residence, Maria Yablonina is now based at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. At the University, she's part of a multidisciplinary team at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction focussed on the research of computer-aided manufacturing processes in architecture. Maria is not...
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Dave Erasmus
Dave Erasmus Enlightened Entrepreneur @daveerasmus Biography ‘Technology is the answer, but what was the question?’ – While Cedric Price famously posed this question back in the 70’s, today it remains as relevant as ever. Dave Erasmus has considered this question many times throughout his career. A serial entrepreneur from a young age, Dave has founded...
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