WIRED2014 Main Stage speakers

With WIRED2014 we aim to gather the people changing the world and defining the future. Our Main Stage will bring together more than 45 speakers from a multitude of disciplines, including: art, digital media, geopolitics, programming, advertising, the life sciences and more. Further speakers will be announced in the lead-up to the event.

This year also sees the introduction of the WIRED Innovation Fellows, find out more here.

  • Lee Bofkin

Lee Bofkin

Cofounder & CEO

Global Street Art
Global Street Art is a unique artist-led street art channel that holds the largest online street art archive.

  • Sam Bompas

Sam Bompas

Founder

Bompas & Parr
Bompas & Parr is a design studio specialising in flavour-based experiences, culinary research, architectural installations and contemporary food design.

  • Jay Bregman

Jay Bregman

Founder & CEO

Hailo
Hailo matches passengers with licensed taxi drivers. The service claims that a "hail" is accepted around the world every two seconds from its global network of over 50,000 drivers.

  • Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Founder

HICCup & Way to Wellville
Esther Dyson's HICCup runs The Way to Wellville, an open-source challenge devoted to finding and testing models that benefit community health and return profits to investors and health to participants.

  • Ze Frank

Ze Frank

Executive vice president of video

BuzzFeed
Ze Frank joined BuzzFeed in September 2012 to focus on finding new formats in social video.

  • Charmian Gooch

Charmian Gooch

Cofounder & director

Global Witness
Global Witness is a non-profit campaigning organisation that addresses the links between natural resource exploitation and the funding of conflict and corruption.

  • John Graham-Cumming

John Graham-Cumming

Programmer

CloudFlare
Programmer and writer John Graham-Cumming is perhaps best known for launching a successful petition requesting the British Government apologise for its persecution of Alan Turing.

  • Sir John Hegarty

Sir John Hegarty

Founder & creative

BBH
John Hegarty has worked in the advertising industry for over six decades and is responsible for the likes of Audi's Vorsprung durch Technik campaign and the Lynx Effect adverts.

  • Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel

Distinguished research scientist

Autodesk
Andrew Hessel aims to help industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes happening in life science.

  • Bruce Hood

Bruce Hood

Professor of Developmental Psychology in Society

University of Bristol
Bruce Hood is an academic, writer and presenter whose work is focused on cognitive development.

  • Eric Ladizinsky

Eric Ladizinsky

Cofounder & Chief Scientist

D-Wave Systems
Physicist Eric Ladizinsky previously worked at TRW (now Northrop Grumman) on the world’s most advanced superconducting integrated circuit capability for superconducting supercomputers.

  • Yulia Marushevska

Yulia Marushevska

Student & Activist

Yulia Marushevska is a Ukrainian graduate student who featured anonymously in a short video entitled I Am A Ukrainian, in which she explains the reasons thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets in the Euromaidan protests.

  • Sugata Mitra

Sugata Mitra

Professor of Educational Technology

Newcastle University
Sugata Mitra was the winner of the 2013 TED Prize for his idea to build a "school in the cloud", where children can explore and learn from one another.

  • Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak

Author & academic

Elif Shafak an award-winning Turkish novelist. She writes in both English and Turkish, and has published 13 books, nine of which are novels, including: The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love, Honour and her nonfiction memoir Black Milk.

  • Shlomo

Shlomo

Beatboxer & musician

Simon "Shlomo" Kahn gave up astrophysics to become a musician. The beatboxer and loop master has since collaborated with the likes of DJ Yoda, Damon Albarn and Jarvis Cocker.

  • Saul Singer

Saul Singer

Co-author

Start-Up Nation
Saul Singer is the co-author of Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, a book he wrote with Dan Senor that explains how Israel built the largest innovation sector outside of Silicon Valley.

  • Yuri Suzuki

Yuri Suzuki

Founder & Creative Director

Dentaku
In 1999 Yuri Suzuki began working for the Japanese art group Maywa Denki, where he developed an interest in the relationship between music and technology.

  • Anne Wojcicki

Anne Wojcicki

CEO & cofounder

23andMe
In 1999 Yuri Suzuki began working for the Japanese art group Maywa Denki, where he developed an interest in the relationship between music and technology.

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