Archives: Speakers

Austin McCasland
Austin McCasland Reality Re-engineer @austastic austastic.com Austin McCasland is a designer and developer in spatial computing at Meta Reality Labs helping to uncover new use-cases for AR (augmented reality). Austin employs a user-first synthesis of technical understanding and UX practice to create effective and useful products in emerging tech and markets. He was previously part...
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Maha Salem
Maha Salem Roboticist & UX Researcher mahasalem.net Maha Salem is a Senior User Experience Researcher at WhatsApp (previously at Google) focusing on International Research and Emerging Markets. Maha's personal international background fuels her passion for international research; she has experience moderating user interviews in 3 languages (English, German & Egyptian Arabic) and has conducted UX...
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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 the total solar eclipse from an airplane at 39,000 feet flying over the border of Oregon & Idaho in America. His eclipse photo series was launched at Twitter's San Francisco HQ...
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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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