Shivvy Jervis – Keynote Speaker
Award-winning Futurist, Europe's Top 30 Women in Digital
Keynote Speaker Category: Facilitators & Moderators, Future & Technology, Innovation & Creativity
Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Digital, Digital Trends, Future, Global Trends, Social Media, Technology
Shivvy Jervis‘s Biography
Voted a thought leader ‘making digital Britain tick’, Shivvy Jervis is a multi-award winning futurist, advisor and presenter on the digital economy. She makes it her mission to uncover the most groundbreaking innovation that will transform our realities, and is currently authoring an ambitious book on the same theme. This will see her scouring the globe for the most powerful, purpose-driven advances of the next decade.
Shivvy has received more than 18 national and international accolades for her work, more recently including an Outstanding Achiever award at a ceremony held at the House of Lords and nomination from the public as a ‘Woman of the Year’. She has been recognised as one of Britain’s top digital influencers and one of Europe’s 30 leading women in tech.
Shivvy has been cited as ‘having the remarkable capacity to uncouple the relevant from mere buzz’ (Curator, TED Global), ‘a media leader beyond compare’ (Director, World Economic Forum) and a ‘true expert with tremendous charisma’ (former Digital Minister for the UK).
Shivvy is well known as the former creator and presenter of online video series Digital Futures which recently concluded and attracted an 11 million+ global viewership. It featured insightful debate and dialogue on emerging tech with industry pioneers and new founders alike. She also produced and fronted The Trailblazers – showcasing the next wave of digital pioneers – which averaged a 200,000+ audience per episode.
Shivvy demystifies some of the most complex technological concepts that will radically reshape sectors, industries and ultimately our day-to-day lives. She champions the notion of ‘tech-for-good’ and the role of digital as a catalyst and driver of meaningful value.
Shivvy serves as an Advisor on two national councils themed around the future of work, and diversity and digital skills respectively. She has a first-hand understanding of the industry, with a background as Head of Digital Media for the world’s third largest telco. As a former business journalist, she not only covers the newsworthy, hot-button topics of today, but critically predicts what will make headlines in the future.
Through her talks and videos, Shivvy makes sense of emerging and next-gen technologies, envisioning their impact for enterprise, governments and citizens. Her on-stage style has been commended as ‘deeply persuasive’, ‘instantly relatable’ and ‘uncompromisingly passionate’.