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Chartwell Events: How to think about technology with Sumit Paul-Choudhury

Recently, we were lucky enough to host a fascinating session with the New Scientist’s editor-in-chief, Sumit Paul-Choudhury on the big trends shaping how we think and deal with technology and its ever increasing impact on our lives, jobs and existence.

Sumit’s talk spanned the bredth and depth of technology’s ‘hot topics’ from artificial intelligence, self-driving cars to the future of the Anthropocene and the perils of social media.


Sumit talks so intelligently on the future of society and technology, and how both are impacting on humanity. As comfortable with the worlds of business and culture as he is with science, Sumit makes complex subjects comprehensible and relevant to any audience.


Sumit trained as a physicist at Imperial College but subsequently turned his hand to journalism for fifteen years before returning to science. Highly informed and impassioned, Sumit makes complex subjects comprehensible and relevant to any audience – from climate change to black holes –  leaving his listeners fascinated and far better informed. We are now working with Sumit for speaking engagements worldwide and would welcome enquiries so do get in touch for more information.

Chartwell Events is a regular interactive and topical event series showcasing expert keynote speakers from the worlds of business, science, culture and tech with world-changing ideas, hosted by Chartwell Speakers & Literary Agency.


Sumit Paul-Choudhury on technology | “How to think about technology”

Sumit Paul-Choudhury on social media | “How to think about technology”


Sumit Paul-Choudhury on self-driving cars | “How to think about technology”

Sumit Paul-Choudhury on the rise of robots (automation) | “How to think about technology”

Sumit Paul-Choudhury on the Anthropocene | “How to think about technology”

Sumit Paul-Choudhury on the ‘smart’ future | “How to think about technology”

“How digital is the 2015 UK election?” asks web culture journalist Aleks Krotoski

In the latest Tech Weekly podcast for the Guardian, Aleks Krotoski, an established social media and web cultural journalist, investigates the extent to which social media and digital strategies will play in winning the main political parties crucial votes.

Aleks is joined by an expert panel – including the Guardian’s leader writer Anne Perkins, community producer Elena Cresci, web editor Jonathan Haynes, and the director of research for We Are Social, Paul Greenwood – to discuss the growing importance of digital skills in election campaigns.

They look at the parties’ growing use of social media platforms to fight for marginal seats in what commentators expect to be a very close election. Which politicians get it right – and which get it wrong?

Click here to listen to the podcast.

For more information on how to book Aleks Krotoski as a keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

Vivek Wadhwa on Facebook’s tenth anniversary

Vivek WadhwaVery few people realise how fast technology is changing and how it is transforming. Consider that Facebook is only 10 years old. Five years ago most of us thought it was a curiosity that our kids used. Now teenagers are abandoning Facebook because Mum, Dad, Grandpa, and Grandma are making it their home!

Vivek Wadhwa, one of ‘The 40 Most Influential People in Tech’ by TIME Magazine (2013), shares some thoughts on Facebook’s tenth anniversary—and where social media is headed in his Washington Post column here.

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