TOP 10: Female speakers at NEXT

Today is the International Women's Day! To mark this important and historic day, we have chosen our favorite female speakers of NEXT Conference’s last 10 years.

Today is the International Women’s Day! It’s celebrated in many countries around the world (on March 8 every year) in appreciation of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To mark this important and historic day, we have chosen our favorite female speakers of NEXT Conference’s last 10 years.

Women in the technology industry still have to face unique challenges. That’s why we need to inspire talented and aspiring women to consider a future in the field of technology and to enlighten established female tech innovators. At NEXT Conference female speakers have been part of the programme since the very beginning – and fortunately the numbers attending are rising from year to year.

Congratulations to the following ten chosen women! They’ve made it to our Top 10 list of female NEXT Conference speakers. For what reason? Because they are amazing! Thanks for the great talks and exciting insights.

Enjoy the following Top 10 list or watch all videos at Youtube.

Leading futurist Ross Dawson elected Anab Jain into the list of the world’s top female futurists (2015). She is Co-founder and Director of Superflux.

Marina is a futurist and social scientist who serves as Executive Director to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a Silicon Valley non-profit research and consulting firm.

Jess is founder of Geekettes, an organisation that unites women in order to foster and create opportunities for burgeoning female entrepreneurs, engineers and designers.

Alexandra is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur & speaker based in London. In 2014 she was named 2nd in “Top 100 Internet of Things Thought Leaders” (Onalytica), and was included in the “Top 100 Influential Tech Women on Twitter” (Business Insider).

Caroline is Head of Strategic Partnerships in Europe, Middle East and Africa for Instagram. Prior to this she worked as Senior Brand Manager, Head of International Brand Communications and Country Manager for Etsy in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

As founder of Colibrita Productions and Eye, Tanya is part cultural leader and part gonzo futurist. Inspired by a near death experience and the loss of one eye, her work explores what it means to be alive.

Louisa is the founder of Superhuman Limited, a strategic consultancy focused on putting people first in matters of technology and business.

Jessi is a tech designer, engineer and the founder of Provenance, which is building the future of supply chain transparency and product trust on the blockchain.

Gesche is Professor for Design Research at Berlin University of the Arts and since 2005 has headed the Design Research Lab. With international partners, she conducts research and development projects in the areas of human-computer-interaction, gender and diversity aspects in technological development, as well as user-centered design and participation.

Cindy is an advertising consultant, founder and former chair of the US branch of advertising firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and founder of the IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn companies.

And we proudly present our first confirmed woman to speak at NEXT16: Nathalie Nahai.

The web psychologist and bestselling author will explore how the internet influences our behaviours and how businesses can harness persuasive technologies for good. She co-hosts the Guardian’s Tech Weekly podcast and helps Fortune 500 companies apply scientific rigour to their websites and products.

Be part of NEXT16 – the digital and pop culture must-attend event of the year! Apply now to see great speakers and get prepared for the challenges and opportunities of developing digitalisation. And don’t forget: As NEXT attendee you gain free priority access to the Reeperbahn Festival with more than 500 concerts, events and specialised activities.

See you in Hamburg, September 22 & 23!