The De Beauvoir Balloon Debate welcomes speakers Julia Hobsbawm, Azeem Azhar and Mark Chavez to our first debate of 2017, on Thursday March 9th at 7.30pm. The theme is digital living.
Registration is now open for what promises to be a thought-provoking evening!
Julia Hobsbawm: "In an age of overload, we need to look after our social health."
Julia Hobsbawm is Honorary Visiting Professor at London’s Cass Business School and is the author of books and articles on networks, communication, social health, women in business, and the future of the workplace. She wrote and presented the five-part BBC Radio 4 series "Networking Nation" and the new “Six Degrees of Connection” for BBC Radio 4. Her latest book is “Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload” (Bloomsbury).
Azeem Azhar: “Tech can make our futures better and brighter.”
Azeem Azhar is a strategist, inventor, product entrepreneur and writer. He has been working with technology ever since discovering his first computer, the ZX-81, in 1981. He covered technology for The Guardian and The Economist and worked in strategy and innovation at the BBC and Thomson Reuters. Recently Azeem was founder and CEO of PeerIndex. He is currently Vice President, Head of Venture & Foresight at the Schibsted Media Group. He blogs at The Exponential View.
Mark Chavez: "It's time to flip who owns the data and disrupt the Cloud."
Mark Chavez is the former CIO at Salesforce.com, where he worked on building cloud computing for the enterprise, disrupting the software industry. He has launched a new start-up based in the UK focused on completely disrupting the Cloud and its business model.