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Simona Francese
Simona Francese Analytical Chemist @SimonaFrancese shu.ac.uk/simona-francese Biography The humble fingerprint lies at the centre of any serious modern crime scene investigation. Fingerprints are highly detailed, unique, difficult to modify and last a lifetime making them an excellent identifier of individuals. And if fingerprints have often helped solve a large number of crimes, this was made...
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Graham Richter
Graham Richter Accenture Blockchain MD @graham_richter accenture.com/new-applied-now Biography Graham Richter is a Managing Director leading Accenture Technology's Blockchain practice in the UK and Ireland. Graham helps Accenture’s clients identify Blockchain use cases that generate real business value. Graham also leads Accenture’s UK and Ireland Blockchain delivery capability and is responsible for the technical developers, architects...
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Paul Irwin
Paul Irwin Pitch at the Palace Winner @PaulRIrwin trylife.tv Biography Paul Irwin has a background in working with disadvantaged young people from around the world. He created an interactive film series "TryLife" aimed at educating young people about the consequences of their actions. If you remember the old choice based adventure books you will love...
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Ben Morris
Ben Morris ILM Jedi Knight @ILMLondon ilm.com/ Biography Ben Morris is a visual effects supervisor and creative director at Industrial Light & Magic as well as being a founding member of the company’s London studio, which was established in October of 2013. Most recently, Ben was the visual effects supervisor for Star Wars: The Force Awakens,...
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Ravinder Dahiya
Ravinder Dahiya Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering @RavinderSDahiya rsdahiya.com/ Biography Ravinder Dahiya is Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Fellow in the School of Engineering at University of Glasgow. He is the leader of Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group. His group conducts fundamental research on high-mobility...
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Sarah Wiseman
Sarah Wiseman Emoji Analyst @oopsohno swiseman.co.uk Talk Topic: Why does 🍕 mean “I love you?” Emoji are an incredibly popular way to communicate in digital media - on facebook messenger alone we send 5 billion a day (not all of them sent by me) Every emoji has a description assigned by the Unicode consortium, but...
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Moon Ribas
Moon Ribas Cyborg Artist @moonribas cyborgarts.com/ Talk Topic: Earthbeat This talk goes into detail about the projects of Moon Ribas, her philosophy as a cyborg artist and the process that drove her to cofound the Cyborg Foundation. Ribas has a sensory extension on her arm that allows her to feel earthquakes through small vibrations, she applies...
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Max Amordeluso
Max Amordeluso Alexa Evangelist @maxamorde linkedin.com/maxamordeluso/ Biography Max Amordeluso is the Lead Evangelist for Amazon Alexa in Europe. His main mission is to introduce Alexa to European developers and demonstrate how they can build natural and delightful voice experiences for customers. Max has held several technical leadership roles during a career spanning over 15 years—prior...
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Dave Evans
Dave Evans Author @DaveEvansDYL Biography Dave Evans is a Silicon Valley legend. He joined Apple in its early years when the Macintosh was still a new product and led the Apple mouse design team. Dave also launched Apple's first laser printer. From there he left Apple to help Trip Hawkins create Electronic Arts, the video...
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Julie Freeman
Julie Freeman Translating Nature @joz_freeman translatingnature.org Biography Julie Freeman is a TED Senior Fellow and a digital artist. Her work spans visual, audio and digital art forms and explores the relationship between science and the natural world. Her work experiments in transforming complex processes and data sets into sound compositions, objects and animations. She focuses...
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