April 27th 2018 8:30am
Discover the stories behind the disruptive start-ups movement, as Lulu Laidlaw-Smith presents the companies who decided to Rip It Up, Start Again.
Join us for April's event at Runway East, Moorgate.
Led by Lulu Laidlaw-Smith, these dynamic innovators will take our guests through their experiences in the world of disruption, sharing the stories and insights they have gained.
Founder & CEO, people.io
Nicholas has held senior global positions on 3 continents and his experience spans strategic & commercial innovation for international agency groups (WPP), Fortune 50 companies (Ford Motor Co.) and start-ups; building products and services that are designed to empower consumers and in doing so, create a meaningful narrative between technology, brands and people.
people.io – a European start-up that is giving people ownership of their data. Backed by Wayra (Telefonica Open Future_) and Founders Factory (Brent Hoberman, Henry Lane-Fox, Guardian Media Group), Nicholas has also been recognised as the Nasdaq Rising Star 2016 for his work on the creation of a ‘firewall for people’.
Luciana Carvalho Se
Business Development & Partnerships, REWIND, M.A. & B.A. Law (Tripos), M.A. Int Business (Hons.), CSTP
Code First Girls ‘25 Ones to Watch’, 'Top 5 Female Role Models in the Tech Industry', Virtual Perceptions' 'Heroes of VR' in 2016
Learner, maker, systems thinker, innovator and tech evangelist, Luciana heads new business & partnerships for REWIND - an international award winning virtual reality, digital & physical production studio - and is co-founder of Unfold Inclusion, a social enterprise powering women/diversity in XR in the UK. Passionate about VR/AR/tech for good, she carries ongoing research on the possibilities and challenges immersive tech presents as re neuroscience, empathy and female empowerment.
She is a STEM ambassador and member of Code First Girls, SheWorx, Ada’s List, Founders of the Future, Women of Wearables, Women Who Code, Blooming Founders, among others. She is also a Director and Evangelist at Realities Centre London, an incubator and academy for B2B VR/AR/MR innovation, and co-chairs the VRAR sub-group of Tech London Advocates.
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Vanessa Lee Butz
CEO & Founder, District Technologies
District helps landlords move from “rent” to “relationship” through a best-in-class, artificial intelligence platform and mobile app that connects users to the things they love in and around buildings.