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Amanda Prorok
Amanda Prorok AI & Robotics Innovator @aprorok proroklab.org/ Amanda Prorok is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Pembroke College. Her mission is to find new ways of coordinating artificially intelligent agents (e.g., robots, vehicles, machines) to achieve common goals in shared physical and...
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Sugata Mitra
Sugata Mitra Education Disruptor @ Sugatam cevesm.com/about-me Sugata is a legendary innovator in education. His 1999 “Hole in the Wall” experiment proved that kids could be taught computers easily without formal training and this method became known as Minimally Invasive Education. The Hole in the Wall Experiment became the inspiration for the novel and movie...
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Antonia Forster
Antonia Forster Immersive Experience Engineer @AntoniaRForster ultraleap.com/ Antonia is a self-taught programmer and a Unity/C# Developer at Ultraleap. She works on the cutting edge of technology, using hand-tracking and ultrasound waves to create tactile, immersive experiences in VR, AR and more. She is an accomplished public speaker, with a TEDxBristol talk reaching over 98,000 views...
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Andrew Szydlo
Andrew Szydlo Chemistry Evangelist Chemistry is not an Olympic sport, but if it was, Andrew Szydlo would undoubtedly be our reigning gold medallist. Andrew is an internationally acclaimed chemistry teacher and holds a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from UCL. He has a particular expertise on the history of alchemy and his...
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Jon Carmichael
Jon Carmichael Astronomical Photographer @ photographerjon JonCarmichael.com New York-based photographer Jon Carmichael shot to fame in 2017 when he captured an astounding photo of a total solar eclipse from a commercial jet flying 39,000 feet above the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. His solar eclipse photo series was launched at Twitter's HQ and Photo 108...
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Rory Sutherland
Rory Sutherland Insightful Adman @rorysutherland ogilvy.co.uk/people/rorys Rory is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy and one of the best-known proponents of applying behavioural science in the business world. He founded Ogilvy Change to advise clients on how to employ behavioural science or ‘nudges’ to create massive returns with small changes in their business practices. He is...
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Helen Job
Helen Job People-centric Futurist @helen_job www.tcolondon.com Helen Job, a native Geordie, has been helping forecast the future for over 20 years. She is Head of Insight at TCO in London, the ‘fiercely independent media company behind premium culture and entertainment brands Huck and Little White Lies’. Previously she has led future forecasting and insight teams...
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott Explainer Extraordinaire @tomscott youtube.com/TomScottGo Tom Scott has been making things for the internet for two decades. These days, he mostly makes videos about science, technology and interesting things in the world for an audience of two million subscribers on YouTube. On stage, he tells stories of possible futures, alternate histories, and – just...
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Matt Grest
Matt Grest Tech Homesteader bbc.com/backstage Matt Grest is leading the creation of the BBC's new Technology Hub in Newcastle. Previous to the BBC, Matt was best known for establishing the Leeds Tech Hub for Sky in 2015. Sky@LeedsDock has gone onto develop into a huge success nearly doubling in size to 750 employees since its...
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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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