Amelia Kallman is a leading London futurist, speaker and author. As an innovation and technology communicator, Amelia regularly consults brands, agencies, and governments on the impact of new technologies on the future of business and our lives. She forecasts global trends and behaviours, helping clients navigate innovation, build strategies and deliver industry leading initiatives. She specialises in the emerging opportunities – as well as the risks – of XR, AI, big data, and IOT. Recent areas of study include the future of the metaverse, NFTs, tech responsibility, and the surfacing human rights issues of tomorrow.
Recently named one of the ‘Top 25 Women in the Metaverse’, she hosts the podcast XR Star, as well as the YouTube series, Blockchain in the Metaverse. Amelia’s writing is often featured in WIRED UK, IBC365, and The Big Reveal, her popular innovation newsletter and YouTube channel. Clients include Unilever, Red Bull, Tata Communications, Together Labs, Lloyd’s of London, TD SYNNEX, and UK Parliament. She is a mentor and activist in the responsible tech movement, and is currently writing her third book.
Originally from a theatrical background, Amelia started her tech career by chance in 2013 at a creative technology agency where she worked her way up to become their Global Head of Innovation. She’s opened, operated and curated pop-up and permanent tech labs in London, Scotland and Dubai, working with clients including Accenture, PWC, WIRED, and EY.
Coming from a non-traditional technology background, she has a unique talent for making the complex accessible. Since going freelance in 2017 she has become an in-demand international speaker. As an independent futurist clients often find her frank, unbiased, and ethical assessments a refreshing contrast to speakers who endorse, sell and market.
She’s lectured at Cambridge University and UC Berkeley, written a multi-award winning book, exhibited her art internationally, and directed the first burlesque show in 360° video. She’s led experiments that measure the emotional data of people ages 3-80 as they experienced VR for the first time, and more recently has been exploring the hypothesis that VR has the power to tap into the dormant part of our brains responsible for synesthesia, potentially unlocking new pathways of creativity.
With so much recent focus on remote working, we can’t lose sight of other coming challenges set to disrupt the future of work. From Gen-Z entering the workforce, to the crisis of attention affecting us all, Futurist Amelia Kallman addresses these issues, as well as how Extended Realities (XR) and their supporting technologies can provide sustainable solutions. We’ll look at the XR tipping point for enterprise, as well as what’s hype, what’s not, and best practices for future-proofing strategies.
If this past couple years have taught us anything, it’s that people and human connection are at the heart of business and our lives. Moving forward, new technologies are facilitating advancements in how we engage, communicate, and connect. From blockchain and XR to AI and big data, the pace of change is accelerating fast. In Futurist Amelia Kallman’s keynote she will share the trends and tech altering our future landscape and share insights on how businesses can not only survive but thrive in the years to come.
New technologies bring new opportunities and new dangers many have never considered. Until now. As the author of industry leading reports on the risks, rewards, and realities of new technologies, this talk focuses on emerging issues surrounding Web 3.0, AI, and the Metaverse. From human risks (mental and physical) and the data risks, to GTP (gaming transfer phenomenon), a new Black Market, and Digital Consent, we are the regulators of our own community and this is a conversation that can’t wait.
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"She speaks with intelligence and confidence - ensuring that the audience, irrespective of their background, can understand such complex topics."
All in Tech
“Excellent presentation full of energy and enthusiasm. Wonderful insights!”
IMC Events Ltd
"Amelia blew our minds. Such a kind, generous woman, and highly professional."
Birmingham Open Media
"She rocked the stage! An amazing speaker, impressive storyteller, but also a great person."
Q Group Global
"Amelia's hosting and presentation was phenomenal, insightful and inspiring."
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