JAMIE BARTLETT

SENIOR FELLOW AND FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE FOR THE ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL MEDIA AT THE THINK-TANK DEMOS.

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Keynote Speaker Category: Cybersecurity & Dark Net, Machine Disruption, Technology, TED Speakers,

BIOGRAPHY

Jamie Bartlett is one of the UK’s leading thinkers on politics and technology. He led the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos for 10 years until December 2018.

Jamie is the author of three books: The People Vs Tech (2018) about data and democracies (Winner of the 2019 Transmission Prize), Radicals (2017) about political outsiders and the best-selling The Dark Net (2014) about internet subcultures. His books have been translated into 15 languages. He founded the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he specialised in online social movements and using machine learning to study the impact of technology on society. He is a regular commentator on national and international media outlets, and a regular writer on technology for The Spectator.

Jamie’s TED talk ‘How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream’ has been watched almost 5 million times. His main topics are cyber security and privacy online, new political movements, social media research and analysis, and internet cultures.

In 2017 Jamie presented the two-part BBC TWO documentary series ‘The Secrets of Silicon Valley’ about how technology was changing politics and society, including Cambridge Analytica’s role in the 2016 US election. In 2019 he wrote and presented the hit BBC podcast series ‘The Missing Cryptoqueen’ which exposed the biggest ever cryptocurrency.

His areas of expertise range from social media monitoring and analytics (including in elections) internet culture and ‘the dark net’, crypto-currencies, surveillance technology, machine learning, automated sentiment analysis, big data, cyber privacy and law, and social media research ethics.

He is also a technology blogger for the Spectator and regularly writes about how the internet is changing politics and society, including for The Sunday Times, the Guardian, Foreign Policy, and The Telegraph.  He recently presented a major BBC2 documentary series ‘The Secrets of Silicon Valley’ about technology disruption to economies and politics.

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