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Designing for Emerging Technologies: Ep2

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Designing for Emerging Technologies: Ep2


This is a paid event. Please get your tickets here
We invite you to the 2nd episode of our Designing for Emerging Tech. The first which was a success can be found here

The event presents a night of networking and discussion on the design and usability of... technologies that are just beginning to break out of an emerging state and stand to have substantial disruptive potential across industries; technologies that will have the biggest impact on your ability to win, serve and retain users whose expectations of service through technology are only going up.

We are pleased to be hosting the following speakers/startups to share their stories with us:

*Antton Pena ( is the Founder and Product Lead of Flock (, a London-based, VC- and Government-backed insurtech startup, pioneering the use of Big Data to intelligently price insurance. Antton will talk about how at Flock they use data to quantify and minimise the risk of flying robots (drones), powered by sleek and easy to use interfaces that help users understand how to make their drone flights safer.

*Doug Sillars ( is a Freelance Developer Advocate/Solutions Architect and a Google Developer Expert. Previously a Principal Architect on Mobile Application Performance at AT&T for a period of 9 years. His book, "High Performance Android Apps" ( was published by O'Reilly in the fall of 2015. Doug will discuss two topics including: "It's Time To Stop Stalling: Video Streaming Performance and You" - How streaming works and how to optimize for the best customer results; and "Fast & Beautiful Images" - The best ways to build images for all of the screens/devices that are out there.

*Daniel G. Cabrero ( is a User Research Consultant at Education & Skills Funding Agency. With 20+ years of work experience, he possesses a PhD in Computing, Technology and Sociotechnical Design - Intercultural Communication via Personas, and has studied the persona phenomenon in enough depth to discuss 'Generating Personas across Cultures: Emerging Tech in Emerging Markets Begins Here'.

*George Charnley ( is a UX Designer at Artos Systems Ltd ( - provider of Artos SaaS, an innovative ticketing technology with Blockchain that provides organisations that develop, supply or use ticketing solutions with smart control, security, and fair ecosystem. He will discuss the current User Experience of interacting with Decentralised Apps on the blockchain, the problems that designers are facing in the industry right now, and how they are solving them.

*Lola Oyelayo-Pearson ( is a Product Strategist at Chainspace ( and a seasoned usability expert who specialises in helping businesses and teams navigate the complex world of digital product development. She's currently focused on the emergent practices of design and research around decentralised services. Lola will be talking about the challenges of identifying the right utilities and the future services for blockchain platforms.

This is a paid event. Please get your tickets here
This event is proudly sponsored by:

WeWork ( - a global provider of office suites and hot desks.
YMV Tech ( - Web & Mobile Digital Agency in London

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