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Speaking Business podcast


Each week Maria Franzoni, Speaker Bureau Director, invites one of her speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic.

Jun 9, 2020

In an increasingly chaotic and disruptive world of technology our guest today is one of 2019’s 100 Global Leaders and a Top 10 Global Internet of Things innovator.  She doesn’t just predict the future she engineers it. She has positively impacted the lives of over 1/3 of the world’s population. 34 million citizens globally collaborate in her cutting-edge research. She is also appointed to the G20 as an expert advisor and has created a new plan for the Global Digital Economy please welcome web scientist and “cyberpreneur” Dr Jacqui Taylor.

Bio

Dr Jacqui Taylor one of 100 Global Leaders for 2019, as a top 10 Global Internet of Things innovator she doesn’t just predict the future she engineers it using cutting edge web science research. She will clarify and demystify the future for you and spotlight the mega trends inspiring you to align your organisation to profit from the Internet of Things.

As one of the original 250 Founders of the UK’s Tech City it became clear to her In December 2016 that the combination of the Internet of Things, which is changing our society globally and the decision of the UK to exit from the European Union required a new approach for businesses to survive the impact. She pivoted her company FlyingBinary to meet this challenge with spectacular results.

Jacqui is an international Web Scientist whose early career in aerospace engineering was abruptly halted on graduation when she was transferred to the Computer Services department to lay the foundation for the Software Engineering industry. She was headhunted at 24 to create the first distributed technology solution in the energy industry. She set up her first company at 26 and has been unemployable ever since. She is the only technologist to deploy technology across the whole of the UK’s health service and has architected transformational change at the Bank of England and across the European banking industry, twice.

Jacqui is known globally as the world’s first Smart City Tzar, smart cities are the future hubs of business in an IoT world. She is a Strategic Advisor to the UK Government on Smart Cities, Cities lead on Digital Built Britain and a Principal UK Expert lead for the British Standards Institute (BSI) international team for Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence. She is one of 16 International Smart City experts advising the Chinese Government on their Smart City Programme and one of 4 experts advising the European Commission on improving outcomes for citizens in an IoT world.

As a Cyberpreneur she travels the world explaining how the technology she builds to defend Europe against terrorism can be used to make organisations, nations and continents CyberSmart. She explains how to build a community response to one of the largest threats we face globally today. At Davos she announced how the UK is partnering with nations to deploy this technology to defeat global corruption, overseen by the OECD.

As a UK Science Diplomat her work has underpinned a new future for 90 nations and has positively impacted over one third of the world’s population. This work is now a foundation for future trade UK relationships in a post Brexit world. As a co-founder of the data journalism industry she shares her recent web science research which connects 34 million citizens globally to unlock the secrets of building a future IoT workforce.

Recorded on: 23rd April 2020

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