Alison Coward

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Founder, Bracket

Alison is the founder of Bracket, a consulting agency that helps teams in the creative and digital industries to work better together.

She is a strategist, workshop facilitation, coach, trainer, keynote speaker and author of “A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops”.

She works across corporates, start-ups, agencies and public institutions and her client list includes Google, D&AD, Barclaycard, Wellcome and Channel 4.

With over 15 years’ experience of working in, leading and facilitating creative teams, Alison is passionate about finding the balance between team creativity, productivity and collaboration.


Sara Wachter-Boettcher

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Founder of Active Voice

Sara Wachter-Boettcher is an author, speaker, coach, and strategist dedicated to changing design and tech for good. She’s the founder of Active Voice, a coaching and training company helping organisations build radical, courageous leadership practices.

Her most recent book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech, was named one of the best tech books of the year by Wired. She also wrote Design for Real Life (with Eric Meyer) and Content Everywhere, and has been published in The Washington PostThe Guardian, and McSweeney’s. Find her at home in Philly, at or on Twitter


Nolen Gertz

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University of Twente

Nolen Gertz is Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy at the University of Twente and Senior Researcher at the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology.

He is the author of The Philosophy of War and Exile (Palgrave 2014), Nihilism and Technology (Rowman-Littlefield International 2018), and Nihilism (MIT Press 2019).