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WIRED2014 was the fourth two-day flagship event from WIRED. With insights from more than 50 speakers, an interactive Test Lab product area and excellent networking, it brought the WIRED world to life. Where else could you see the likes of advertising legend John Hegarty, musician and entrepreneur will.i.am, genetics entrepreneur Anne Wojcicki and world-renowned designer Ron Arad all in one place?

Once again, the event sold out and was an incredible success. We’d like to thank everyone who came and got involved with WIRED’s greatest event so far.


All WIRED events attract a diverse and wide-ranging list of attendees, yet WIRED2014 brought together one of our most exciting and varied delegations yet.

Click here to see a shortlist of delegates who attended WIRED2014.


With WIRED2014 we aimed to gather the people changing the world and defining the future. Our Main Stage brought together more than 45 speakers from a multitude of disciplines, including: design, advertising, digital media, life sciences, publishing, programming, humanitarianism and more.

The following speakers took to the stage at WIRED2014:

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Jim O’Neill

Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

O'Neill is leading the UK Government’s Review on Microbial Resistance. The former chief economist for Goldman Sachs is credited with coining the terms BRIC economies.

  • Dawood300

Andrew Dawood

Specialist in periodontics and prosthodontics

Dawood uses 3D scanning technology and 3D printing to rebuild the jaws, teeth and cheekbones of patients.

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Tim Spector

Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College, London

Founder of TwinsUK, Spector is working with Human Longevity Inc to conduct metabolomic analysis of 12,000 individuals in the programme.

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Anna Young

Co-founder, MakerHealth

With MakerNurse, Young is turning nurses into hackers by bringing rapid prototyping tools into American hospitals.

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Gero Miesenböck

Professor of Physiology, University of Oxford

Miesenböck has pioneered optogenetics, inventing techniques used for visualising and controlling nerve cells with light.

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Jose Gomez-Marquez

Director, Little Devices Lab, MIT

Gomez-Marquez is the inventor of Ampli and MEDIKit tools that allow medical staff to invent their own medical devices, such as an ebola Ebola diagnostic kit.

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Barry McNeill

CEO of EMEA, Catapult Sports

Catapult’s sensors provide in-depth athlete data and injury prevention for the world’s best sports teams, such as NFL Super Bowl finalists Denver Broncos and NBA champions Golden State Warriors.

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Molly Maloof

Physician, technologist & scientific wellness pioneer

Maloof advises multiple health technology companies and operates a medical practice aimed at optimising the health of California entrepreneurs.

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Lucy McRae

Science fiction artist, filmmaker and body architect

McRae’s recent project, The Astronaut Aerobics Institute, is a fictional futuristic day spa prepping the human body for space travel.

  • Jo300

Jo Mountford

Head of tissue and cellular therapeutics RDI, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

Mountford’s team is trialling lab-grown blood, and has received £5 million in funding from the Wellcome Trust.

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Geoffrey Raisman

Chair, Neural Regeneration, UCL Institute of Neurology

In 2014, Raisman’s work on spinal repair led to a paralysed patient regaining the ability to walk.

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John Hardy

Chair, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology

A pioneer in the study of Alzheimer’s, Hardy won the 2015 Breakthrough prize, backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin.

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Jen Hyatt

Founder, Big White Wall

Online community Big White Wall offers millions of mental health patients peer and professional support, self-management tips, and therapy.

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Geraldine Hamilton

President & chief scientific officer, Emulate

Winner of the London Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2015, Hamilton’s Organs-on-Chips could replace human and animal testing.

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Ahti Heinla

Co-founder, CEO, CTO, Starship

Starship is an Estonian company that aims to reinvent the £2.6 billion business of delivery services, using land-based robots.

  • Henry

Henry Stuart

Co-founder and CEO, Visualise

He is pioneering 360-degree video and will speak on the future of VR, drawing on his work with clients including Thomas Cook and Mercedes Benz Formula 1.

  • SiavashGhorbani

Siavash Ghorbani

Co-founder & CTO, Tictail

Ghorbani will talk about the move to intuitive messaging platforms, where your phone becomes your CRM.

  • YarivBash

Yariv Bash

CEO, Flytrex

Bash will talk about drone delivery options, regulation, and technologies, and solving the "last metre" problem.

  • BillieWhitehouse

Billie Whitehouse

Designer & director, Wearable Experiments

Whitehouse will talk about building desirable, wearable tech to bridge instore and mobile ecommerce.

  • BastianLehmann

Bastian Lehmann

CEO, Postmates

Lehmann will talk about the competitive advantage that innovative delivery platforms bring to retailers.

  • SteveCallanan

Steve Callanan

CEO & co-founder, WIREWAX

Callanan will talk about connected video, and a future where content is immersive and "shoppable".

  • AnishaSingh

Anisha Singh

CEO & co-founder, mydala

Singh will tell us how she built an e-commerce giant leveraging mobile data to drive retail over $600 million annually for merchants across 209 Indian cities.

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Robin McNicholas

Multimedia artist

McNicholas is one of the creative forces behind Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), a studio that explores technology to make work that reinterprets the idea of human perception.

  • NGWill

Will Bloomfield


Bloomfield is the lead singer of Port Isla. The band headlined the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2015.

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Mark Warburton

LEGO game maker

Warburton has worked on a variety of video games, including The LEGO Movie: The Game, LEGO The Hobbit and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.

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Fab Lab London

Fab Lab London is the City of London’s first purpose built digital fabrication and rapid prototyping workspace.

We’re a 4000 sq.ft. creative space that provides open and […]

  • Vincent Connare

Vincent Connare

Comic Sans creator

The designer of Comic Sans explains what happens when you design the world’s most controversial typeface - which is both loved and loathed.

  • NaydaTolokonnikova

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Artist and activist

Tolokonnikova, artist and member of Russian band Pussy Riot, who served time in jail after being convicted for “hooliganism”, will talk about how digital tools can empower activists and reveal truths that hold the powerful to account.

  • Rene Redzepi

René Redzepi


Redzepi founded Copenhagen’s Noma, one of the world’s most-awarded restaurants. He will lead a special MAD-curated session on how food is being reinvented.

  • Stephane Kurgan

Stephane Kurgan

Building hit games at King.com

Kurgan’s company develops some of the world’s most popular games and apps, including Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga.

  • Josh Tetrick

Josh Tetrick

Nutrition hacker

Tetrick's company, Hampton Creek has raised $120 million to bring healthier and affordable food to everyone, using the world's untapped plant kingdom.

  • Hyeonseo Lee

Hyeonseo Lee

North Korean defector

North Korean-born Hyeonseo Lee escaped the regime in 1997. Now living in South Korea, she has become an activist for refugees.

  • Jacob Whitesides

Jacob Whitesides

Social-media music star

The 17-year-old singer-songwriter heads his own record label and touring business and has 1.4m Facebook likes, 1.6m Twitter followers and more than a million Instagram followers.

  • Gabor Forgacs

Gabor Forgacs

Growing human organs

A theoretical physicist and bioengineer, Forgacs, scientific founder of Organovo, is 3D bio-printing blood vessels, liver tissue and other human organs.

  • Antoine Blondeau

Antoine Blondeau

AI pioneer

Blondeau worked on the project that became Apple’s Siri. Today he runs Sentient Technologies, the world’s best-funded AI company.

  • NivenNarain

Niven Narain

AI drug discoverer

Niven R Narain’s company Berg is using AI to discover new drugs for pharmaceutical uses.

  • PaulDolan

Paul Dolan

Behavioural scientist

Dolan is an expert on happiness, behaviour and public policy. He advises on measurement issues in happiness research.

  • MarkMcCaughrean

Mark McCaughrean

European Space Agency scientist

McCaughrean uses state-of-the-art telescopes to study the formation of stars and planets, and worked on the ESA’s Rosetta mission which landed on a comet in 2014.

  • Kane

Patrick Kane

Bionic prosthetics campaigner

At 14, Patrick Kane became the youngest person in the UK to be fitted with a Touch Bionics prosthetic arm. He is now a prosthetics campaigner.

  • Marten

Billie Marten


Sixteen-year-old Marten is a singer and songwriter from Yorkshire. After building a following for her music on Youtube, Marten has released her debut EP, Ribbon.

  • Lee

Hyeonseo Lee

North Korean defector

North Korean-born Hyeonseo Lee escaped the regime in 1997. Now living in South Korea, she has become an activist for refugees.

  • GillianTett

Gillian Tett

Author, The Silo Effect

Tett heads up the FT’s US editorial operations. Her book The Silo Effect examines the dangers of compartmentalised thinking -- and how breaking down silos can unleash innovation.

  • DanieleQuercia

Daniele Quercia

Sensory mapmaker

Quercia’s work blends urban computing with social media to create maps that improve our lives -- from charting a city’s smells to its happiness.

  • IzzyBizu

Izzy Bizu


Twenty-year-old Izzy Bizu draws upon her rich cultural heritage to create a unique sound fusing influences from soul, funk, jazz and pop.

  • BillieBlack

Billie Black

Jazz singer

Black is a young British Jazz singer influenced by modern electro. Her rise to popularity has been driven almost purely by viral and word-of-mouth means online.

  • HiroshiIshii

Hiroshi Ishii

Tangible-interface designer

Director of MIT’s Tangible Media Group, Ishii creates interfaces that blur the lines between the digital and tangible worlds of bits and atoms.

  • DrorSharon

Dror Sharon

Molecular-sensor inventor

Sharon is CEO and co-founder of Consumer Physics – the Israeli company behind SCiO, the world's first handheld sensor that analyses physical objects.

  • FloMorrissey

Flo Morrissey

Breakthrough singer-songwriter

Twenty-year-old singer Morrissey has performed at Glastonbury, Green Man and alongside Damon Albarn. She also featured on a 2015 Apple Music ad.



Telefónica is fascinated by the ideas and innovations changing the world and is a long-standing supporter of WIRED events. One trend that excites the global company is the fact that innovation now comes from everywhere.

Silicon Valley is still hugely influential – but game-changing ideas are now just as likely to come from London, São Paulo or Tel Aviv. This is why it launched Wayra, a technology accelerator, incubating startups in 12 countries across Europe and Latin America. Telefónica gains access to a wider pool of ideas, and the startups get access to Telefónica’s expertise, plus the opportunity to take their products to some 317 million customers.




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