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 art, digital media, geopolitics, programming, advertising, the life sciences and more.

2014 also saw the introduction of the WIRED Innovation Fellows, who also spoke on stage. Find out more here.

  • Chapman

Mark Chapman

Chief engineer,
Bloodhound Project

Chief engineer on the British bid to travel at 1,000mph on land

  • John-Hegarty-2

Sir John Hegarty

Cofounder, Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Lessons in creativity from an accomplished adman

  • Ron-Arad

Ron Arad

Industrial designer

The recent WIRED cover star shares his rules of innovation

  • Ze-Frank-2

Ze Frank

Viral videographer, BuzzFeed

Where viral video goes next

  • Suleiman-Bakhit

Suleiman Bakhit

Social entrepreneur & storyteller

Creating comic superheroes to change the image of Arab youth

  • Lincoln-Wallen

Lincoln Wallen

Chief technology officer, DreamWorks Animation

How DreamWorks reinvented the tools of animation

  • Yulia-Marushevska

Yulia Marushevska

Ukrainian student and activist

The citizen behind the Ukrainian crisis's defining video

  • Eric-Ladizinsky

Eric Ladizinsky

Cofounder, D-Wave Systems

The quantum computing era has begun

  • Helen-Arney

Helen Arney

Geek songstress

Musical comedian who conducts clinical trials on her songs

  • Obi-Felten

Obi Felten


Head of getting moonshots ready for contact with the real world

  • Esther-Dyson

Esther Dyson

Public health promoter

The leading investor shares her mission to build a healthier world

  • Lee-Bofkin-2

Lee Bofkin

Cofounder & CEO, Global Street Art

How street art offers new possibilities for our cities

  • Bruce-Hood

Bruce Hood

Experimental psychologist

A scientific basis of magical thinking

  • Jay-Bregman

Jay Bregman

Founder of Hailo

Lessons learned from taking Hailo international

  • Demis-HASSABIS

Demis Hassabis

Founder & CEO, DeepMind Technologies

Artificial intelligence expert whose London startup, DeepMind, was bought by Google in January

  • Sam-Bompas

Sam Bompas

Contemporary food designer, Bompas & Parr

Food as you have never experienced it

  • Andrew-Hessel-2

Andrew Hessel

Biohacker, Autodesk

When anybody can write genetic code, humanity's security is up for grabs

  • Blaise-Aguera-y-Arcas

Blaise Aguera y Arcas

Machine intelligence specialist

Google's Principal Scientist, who is an expert on machine learning

  • Pablo-Rodriguez

Pablo Rodríguez

Innovation director, Telefónica

The secrets behind FC Barcelona's winning strategy

  • Charmain-Gooch-2

Charmian Gooch

Anti-corruption activist, Global Witness

Taking on the powerful corporations and corrupt governments exploiting the natural world