The event explores how technology is shaping our world, mind-set and attitude. It looks at the ever-evolving phenomena of the web and the integration of virtual spaces with the physical world.
Is the web becoming an extension of the consciousness?
How is the perception of the self affected by the medium?
What does the future hold for the four technology giants: Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon?
The event features an impressive line-up of influential speakers:
Rory Sutherland is vice-chairman of Ogilvy Group UK. He is a frequent TED speaker and also writes a regular column at The Spectator. An early fan of the internet, he was among the first in the traditional ad world to see the potential in these relatively unknown technologies.
Rory stands at the center of an advertising revolution in brand identities, designing cutting-edge, interactive campaigns that blur the line between ad and entertainment.
Watch Rory Sutherland's TED talks
Aral Balkan is a designer, developer, author, teacher, entrepreneur, and performer; a Renaissance Geek with a passion for designing user experiences and a desire to make the world a better place through technology and oratory.
Aral is passionate about the potential that the internet holds for individual empowerment, education, and the democratization of communication and self-expression.
Watch Aral Balkan’s TED talk.
Tom Warner is a creative technologist at NixonMcInnes, a Brighton-based digital transformation consultancy specialising in people and culture. Their work helps large organisations to thrive in the transparent, hyper-connected world where customers are in control and change is the only constant. Tom is a passionate voice on the role technology plays in enabling this digital culture and how it can be used to create more meaningful working environments.
Tom will be talking about 'A future of business', how working culture is changing in the open and transparent digital world where business as usual just won't cut it anymore.
The conference “Brainstorming the future: the New Digital Age” is kindly sponsored by Brighton Business School.