Archives: Speakers

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott Cognitive Communicator @sophiescott Biography Sophie Scott is one of the world’s leading researchers on laughter. The deputy director of University College London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience has also performed stand-up shows around London. Her research includes the study of how people recognise real or “social” laughter. Sophie is a Wellcome Trust senior fellow,...
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Jennifer Arcuri
Jennifer Arcuri Ethical Hacker @Jennifer_Arcuri hacker.house Biography Hacker House is a place for young people at a crossroads. The cybersecurity consultancy attracts young hackers who have started dabbling in breaching code, and trains them in the art of ethical hacking. It’s the latest in a series of ventures for California entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri, who founded...
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Dan Machen
Dan Machen Cybernetic Vanguard @DanMachen Biography Dan Machen will be sharing his odyssey into neuroscience to understand how human behaviour and communications are being shaped in the age of information overload. Dan is a strategy leader at HeyHuman, a communications agency reshaped by behavioural science. He has 20 years of experience in creative and planning...
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Nic Carey
Nic Carey Founder: Blockchain @niccary blockchain.com Biography Serial entrepreneur and technologist Nicolas Cary is the co-founder of the leading Bitcoin software company Blockchain. Blockchain has over 8 million users, and announced an outside capital round of over $30.5million in 2014, raised from several leading venture capital firms. Nicholas travels the world speaking on the benefits...
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Andy Burnham
Andy Burnham The Mayor @andyburnhamGM greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/themayor Biography Andy Burnham was elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017. Prior to this Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In government, Andy has held Ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Culture,...
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Helen Czerski
Helen Czerski Everyday Scientist @HelenCzerski Biography Dr Helen Czerski is an oceanographer, physicist and broadcaster with an healthy appetite for “everyday” science. She has a degree in natural sciences, a PhD in experimental explosives physics, and has spent several years studying the optics and acoustics of ocean bubbles. She works in the Department of Mechanical...
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Isaiah Hull
Isaiah Hull Rising Star @isaiahisaliar Biography In the last year alone, Isaiah Hull has supported Kate Tempest, Lemn Sissay and Skepta at major events for the BBC. And he’s just 19. Inspired by poet Saul Williams, author Philip Larkin and classical Greek tragedies, the Old Trafford writer and spoken word artist is one of the...
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Volker Hirsch
Volker Hirsch Teutonic Technologist @vhirsch Biography Volker Hirsch is not afraid of placing his faith in concepts that others consider “niche”. He has championed mobile and games for more than 15 years as an angel investor, founder, and advisor. He helped launch the world’s first mobile music services, published games on tiny black and white...
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