16-17 October 2014
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WIRED2014 – AN INCREDIBLE TWO-DAY EXPERIENCE
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.
WHO ATTENDED WIRED2014?
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.
WIRED2014 MAIN STAGE SPEAKERS
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:
Chief engineer on the British bid to travel at 1,000mph on land
Cofounder, Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Lessons in creativity from an accomplished adman
The recent WIRED cover star shares his rules of innovation
Viral videographer, BuzzFeed
Where viral video goes next
Why evolution gave us guilt and shame
Social entrepreneur & storyteller
Creating comic superheroes to change the image of Arab youth
Chief technology officer, DreamWorks Animation
How DreamWorks reinvented the tools of animation
Ukrainian student and activist
The citizen behind the Ukrainian crisis's defining video
Cofounder, D-Wave Systems
The quantum computing era has begun
Musical comedian who conducts clinical trials on her songs
Head of getting moonshots ready for contact with the real world
Public health promoter
The leading investor shares her mission to build a healthier world
Cofounder & CEO, Global Street Art
How street art offers new possibilities for our cities
A scientific basis of magical thinking
Founder of Hailo
Lessons learned from taking Hailo international
Founder & CEO, DeepMind Technologies
Artificial intelligence expert whose London startup, DeepMind, was bought by Google in January
Contemporary food designer, Bompas & Parr
Food as you have never experienced it
When anybody can write genetic code, humanity's security is up for grabs
Machine intelligence specialist
Google's Principal Scientist, who is an expert on machine learning
Innovation director, Telefónica
The secrets behind FC Barcelona's winning strategy
Anti-corruption activist, Global Witness
Taking on the powerful corporations and corrupt governments exploiting the natural world
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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