This year’s WIRED 2016 congress is shaping up to be another outstanding meeting of the most innovative thinkers on the planet. Taking place on 3-4 November 2016, WIRED will come to life at London’s Tobacco Dock, and gathers the world’s favourite thinkers, makers and doers.
There will be over 50 speakers over the two-day event, live performances, plus the latest technology to experience in the WIRED Test Lab with Telefónica Open Future.
As part of this year’s programme, WIRED2016 is adding a special curated session in partnership with XPRIZE. In addition, exclusive musicians will be selected by SoundCloud.
Speakers joining the international line up for WIRED2016 include:
• David Hornik, Venture Capitalist. Hornik is a VC with August Capital,
investing in the likes of Splunk and Evite. He founded the first VC blog and podcast, and is the creator of The Lobby conferences.
• Andrew McAfee, Best-selling author & principal research scientist,MIT.
McAfee studies how digital tech is changing business, the economy MIT. McAfee studies how digital tech is changing business, the economy and society. He co-authored a book on the subject and writes a blog for the Financial Times.
• Alexander Betts, Director, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
Betts researches the politics and economics of refugees. He is a Betts researches the politics and economics of refugees. He is a professor in forced migration and international affairs at the University of
• Zenia Tata, (XPRIZE Foundation session), Leader of XPRIZE’s global expansion.
A social entrepreneur, Tata is expanding XPRIZE by designing a portfolio of incentive competitions with the aim of addressing challenges in the developing world, focusing on producing immediate impact at scale.
• Anousheh Ansari, (XPRIZE Foundation session), First privately funded female space traveller.
Ansari’s family funded the first XPRIZE for suborbital flight, launching a new era of private spaceflight. The Iranian-American visited the International Space Station in 2006 and is co-founder of Prodea Systems – an IoT software platform provider.
• Chema Alonso, (Telefónica session), Pioneer in personal data security.
Alonso is chief data officer at Telefónica. He leads the Personal Alonso is chief data officer at Telefónica. He leads the Personal Data Bank team and is exploring how people can take ownership of their personal data.
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