I am available to speak at conferences on millenials/97ers, open data, democracy, women in technology and suicide in teenagers. To book me to speak at your event please email firstname.lastname@example.org. My profile on WikiStage is here.
I do charge to speak at events because I take them seriously and it takes a lot of work to produce a talk that will be of value and unique to your audience.
I will speak at four events a year for free, over and above selected TED/x or the annual PDF conference.
If you want me to speak pro-bono then your event must fulfil the following criteria:
- not charge a fee for people to attend,
- must be addressing a challenging subject where my input will add real value,
- must be for the greater good and
- have policies in place to protect the attendees or speakers from being waylaid by people looking for products or services to be provided for free.
Recent speaking and media engagements
Panel for BBC in the Radio Theatre on Digital Democracy
TEDx Brum 2014
TV, radio and speaking
I am happy doing:
- conference speaking: keynote, featured or panel
- radio, live or recorded (have done quite a few stints now on Radio 4)
- interviews about young programmers and coding
- TV, live or recorded
Bio for you to copy and paste if I am speaking at your event
Emma founded Rewired State and Young Rewired State, is a Commissioner for the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy and a Google Fellow. Currently working with Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service on their digital transformation programme and as an adjunct for Ashridge Executive Business School.
She has been recognised with an OBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list for services to technology and education, is included in the annual edition of Who’s Who and voted:
- onto the Wired 100 list,
- Tech City 100,
- BIMA Hot 100,
- one of the UK’s top 100 most compassionate business leaders (Salt Magazine),
- one of the top ten women in technology by The Guardian,
- top five influential women in IT by Information Week,
- into the top ten Tech Heroes for Good by NESTA,
- as one of the 25 most influential women in IT by Computer Weekly and
- one of 2014’s 50 most incredible women in STEM.
Emma writes regularly for the British Press and on her own blog, speaks on radio and on television, is best known for her campaign: ‘Year 8 is too Late’ (encouraging girls into technology subjects) and insights into the social digital generation: the 97ers.
Me in recent media bilges:
Brief chat with Evan Davies on Radio 4 Today programme about expectations of openness (data) and reclaiming the word ‘Hack’ 1hr and 19 minutes in…
All about me in The Next Women online magazine
Dubious pleasure of being voted a runner-up most influential voice in tech on Twitter (runner up to Dr Sue Black though is a bit amazing!)
Rory Cellan-Jones of the BBC is lovely about me in his article about computer science
Don’t just scrap ICT
Writing in The Kernel – sudden improvement in prose entirely down to the magical editorial pen of the fabulous Milo Yiannopoulos: A young person’s code
Writing in The Observer about girls and coding