Keynote Speaker

Lea Simpson is a strategist, innovator, trained coach, tech optimist and founder of innovation practise Brink. 

Brink works with organizations to make sense of the future and what to do about it. From reimagining big corporates for a digital world to applying frontier technologies like machine learning in developing countries, Lea works with teams all over the world.

She has two decades of experience in strategy, innovation, and digital transformation—working with some of the world's biggest brands like Nike, Cadbury, Nokia, and Warner Bros. More recently she runs Frontier Technology Livestreaming, a three-year programme designed to help UKAid apply frontier technologies like drones, 3D printing and blockchain to real challenges in developing countries. 

Lea is a regular writer and speaker on all things innovation for publications like Wired and The Guardian and on BBC and Bloomberg.

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