I am a professional keynote speaker with a unique take on how technology impacts our lives, our politics and our future.
I began public-speaking as a competitive student debater in Canada, the US and Ireland. That combative beginning means I’m comfortable in intimidating environments, but nowadays I see speaking as a collaborative and sometimes even magical thing that happens between an audience and a speaker who wants to truly meet and then bring them somewhere new.
I work carefully with clients to understand their audience, context and goals. I’m not a speaker you engage if you just want to hear a pitch for my book, or conventional treatments of tried and trusted topics. If you want a counter-intuitive but ultimately positive take on tech that goes beyond today’s use cases and delves into literature, philosophy and social science, then let’s talk.
I speak to:
- Business Leaders
- Technology experts and innovators
- Think tanks, policymakers and civil society audiences
I speak about:
- Data and power
- How the way we visualise the Internet shapes our ability to imagine its future(s)
- Cybersecurity and geo-politics
- Privacy, security and autonomy in an era of ubiquitous computing
- Using science fiction and storytelling to imagine and build better futures
- The Internet naming and numbering systems
- What feminism can tell us about technology and change
To engage me for a speaking event, please email me.
Twentieth anniversary keynote:
Europe’s ‘Internet of Values’
This is your phone on feminism
European Forum Alpbach
Keynote: The Spy in Your Pocket
Tallinn Summer School of Cyber Diplomacy, 2019
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NATO, Estonia
Internet Governance and Geopolitics; How storytelling teaches you to read them
40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners
European Parliament Hemicycle, Brussels
Scene-setter: Is technology designed to serve humankind?
Cybersecurity and Ethics: Just a way of avoiding talking about power?
Dublin Information Security Summit
Brexit, GDPR and what it means for Ireland
Keynote: The Internet versus Everyone Else
Welcome to the Data-Verse; you can opt-out, but never leave
Nine Dots Prize
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Cambridge, 2018
Building a human-centric future Internet
Arnes, 25th Anniversary
Ljublana, Slovenia, 2017
Keynote: Technology, Power and Human Nature; How the Internet of Things is Changing Public and Private Spaces
The Royal Society
The Internet of Things and our Political Imagination
The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Chatham House, London, 2017
How the Internet of Things is changing power relations between citizens, the private sector and the state
Cyber security as an enabler for civil society
Keynote: Winners and Losers in the Internet of Things, and What We Can Do About It