Director, Flow Associates Ltd
Mark Stevenson is an entrepreneur, author, broadcaster and expert on global trends and innovation. Chris Anderson (curator of TED.com) remarks, “Stevenson wears no blindfold. His tools are curiosity, open-mindedness, clarity and reason.” His first book An Optimist’s Tour of the Future was described by Wired “a very coherent and entertaining journey through the world of future technology” and, by New Scientist, as “a refreshing reminder that the future will always belong to the optimists”. His second book (The Shift) about systems innovation will be published in 2014. His many advisory roles include counselling Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge (www.virginearth.com), the crowd-investing company Trillion Fund (www.trillionfund.com) and Every1Mobile, which builds large-scale social networks on mobile devices in developing economies (www.every1mobile.com).
As such Mark is constantly in demand as a consultant and commentator on social and technology trends and how to adapt to them.
Head, School of Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences
MD, Ducati UK
Philosopher & Podcaster
Senior Adviser Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water and Former Director, BT Wales
Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd
Chair of Cognitive NeuroImaging