We are pleased to announce that Jason Bradbury, presenter of the television programme ‘The Gadget Show’ will be the second keynote speaker at the 2017 Advantage Conference.
With huge enthusiasm, a constant flow of ideas, and a love of performance (that belies his days as a stand-up comedian working with David Walliams) Jason takes a whirlwind tour of the history of technology, how we got to where we are, how the pace of change is increasing, and where we might be in years to come. He explores themes such as the exponential advance in digital technology and how computers will be so integral to the world around us they will cease to be seen as an object in themselves. Having visited some of the companies and campuses at the cutting edge, he reveals who is changing the world and how.
As well as being a student of all things tech, Jason also builds things, from hoverboards to robots to mind-reading devices and frequently illustrates his presentations with them, surprising and engaging audiences as well making them think. He combines a breathless passion for technology and the future with genuine insight and understanding of where the latest developments might come from and how they work.
Jason has written extensively for technology and computer magazines throughout his career. He has also written books both fiction and non-fiction, has served as a judge at the BAFTA Video Games and the Young Engineers of the Year awards, and holds a variety of gadget related world-records.
Speaking about the appointment Julia Lo Bue-Said, Advantage Managing Director said: “We are delighted with the booking of our second keynote speaker, Jason Bradbury. With a conference programme that places a high emphasis on harnessing the power of emerging technology, Jason is an ideal choice as a conference speaker and his involvement will extend into moderating the main plenary sessions too.”