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Genevieve Bell Speaker

Genevieve Bell

Austrailia

Vice President, Intel Fellow and Director of User Experience Research, Intel Corporation

Women in Technology International Hall of Fame Inductee

Named one of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business"

Genevieve Bell Speaker:

Dr. Genevieve Bell is an anthropologist and researcher with 15 years of experience driving innovation in high tech industry. A native of Australia, Bell moved to the United States for her undergraduate studies and graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She then earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Stanford University, where she also taught in the Department of Anthropology from 1996-1998. With a father who was an engineer and a mother who was an anthropologist, perhaps Bell was fated to ultimately work for a technology company, joining Intel in 1998.

As the Director of Interaction and Experience Research in Intel Labs, Bell leaded a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists before becoming Intel Fellow and a Vice President in the Corporate Strategy Office.

In addition to leading this increasingly important area at Intel, Bell is an accomplished industry commentator on the intersection of culture and technology and has been extensively featured in publications that include Wired, Forbes, The Atlantic, Fast Company and the Wall Street Journal. She is a regular public speaker and panelist at technology conferences worldwide, sharing myriad insights gained from her extensive international fieldwork and research.

In 2010 Bell was named one of Fast Company‘s inaugural ’100 Most Creative People in Business, inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2012, and received the 2013 Woman of Vision for Leadership award by the Anita Borg Institute.

Her first book, Divining the Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing, was co-written with Prof. Paul Dourish of the University of California at Irvine and released in April 2011. Bell is also the recipient of several patents for consumer electronics innovations.

In February 2017, after having spent the past 18 years in Silicon Valley helping guide Intel’s product development by developing the company’s social science and design research capabilities, Bell joined the Australian National University‘s  (ANU) College of Engineering and Computer Science as a Professor.  She now heads the newly established Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute, launched in September 2017 by the ANU in collaboration with CSIRO’s Data61, in building a new applied science around the management of artificial intelligence, data, technology and their impact on humanity.

Prof Bell is the inaugural appointee to the Florence Violet McKenzie Chair at the ANU, named in honour Australia’s first female electrical engineer, which promotes the inclusive use of technology in society. Prof Bell also presented the highly acclaimed ABC Boyer Lectures for 2017, in which she interrogated what it means to be human, and Australian, in a digital world.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Genevieve Bell’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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