Our Guest on Episode 11 of Business Breakfast TV is Amelia Kallman, Futurist, Speaker and Author on “New Trends & Technologies in a Post-COVID Age.”
Clearly, 2020 has reshaped today’s world. In this talk, we’ll explore the technologies and trends impacting the future of business and our lives entitled “New Trends & Technologies in a Post-COVID Age.”. From the opportunities and risks of AI and XR to the future of social media and human rights issues of tomorrow.
Amelia Kallman is a leading London futurist, speaker and author. As an innovation and technology communicator, Amelia regularly consults brands, agencies, and governments on the impact of new technologies on the future of business and our lives. She forecasts global trends and behaviours, helping clients navigate innovation, build strategies and deliver industry leading initiatives. She specialises in the emerging opportunities – as well as the risks – of machine learning and AI, big data, IOT, and the New Realities (XR: VR-AR-MR), and is currently speaking on Security, Health & Experience Tech in the Aftermath of COVID-19.
Originally from a theatrical background, Amelia started her tech career by chance in 2013 at a creative technology agency where she worked her way up to become their Global Head of Innovation. She’s opened, operated and curated pop-up and permanent tech labs in London, Scotland and Dubai, working with clients including Accenture, PWC, WIRED, and EY.
Coming from a non-traditional technology background, she has a unique talent for making the complex accessible. Since going freelance in 2017 she has become an in-demand international speaker. As an independent futurist, clients often find her frank, unbiased, and ethical assessments a refreshing contrast to speakers who endorse, sell and market.
She’s lectured at Cambridge University, written a multi-award winning book, exhibited her art internationally, and directed the first burlesque show in 360° video. She’s led experiments that measure the emotional data of people ages 3-80 as they experienced VR for the first time, and more recently has been exploring the hypothesis that VR has the power to tap into the dormant part of our brains responsible for synesthesia, potentially unlocking new pathways of creativity.
Amelia’s writing is often featured in WIRED UK, IBC365, and The Big Reveal, her popular monthly innovation newsletter. She is a mentor, activist, and is currently writing her next book.