#btconf Berlin, Germany 01 - 02 Sep 2022

The speakers. They inspire, they encourage and motivate and they educate. The people delivering the content for this year's Berlin edition will be revealed bit by bit. Come back and find out who's part of our Berlin show.

Nadieh Bremer

Nadieh Bremer

Nadieh Bremer is a data visualisation artist. She graduated as an Astronomer, started working as a data scientist before finding her true passion in the visualisation of data. As 2017´s “Best Individual” in the Information is Beautiful Awards, she focuses on visuals that are uniquely crafted for each specific dataset, often using large and complex datasets while employing vibrant color palettes. She’s made visualisations and art for companies such as Google News Lab, Sony Music, UNICEF, the New York Times and UNESCO.

Janis McDavid

Janis McDavid

As a speaker, he lights a spark wherever he goes, where dictated ways of thinking have sketched out the path of life for years. The life-changing question he is trying to answer with people from all around the world is:

How do we live our best life?

Born with no arms or legs, Janis McDavid reveals some very personal insights on why courage, curiosity and a grain of craziness are more important to realise your dreams than any external factors.

His vision is: I want to live in a world where features that distinguish us do not lead to a distinction.

Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela is a tech emotionographer whose work focuses on how technology affects our feelings and relationships.

As the founder of Subjective, a creative studio for emotion tech, Pamela designs experiments that challenge us to see technology—and ourselves—in new ways. She is also a faculty member at the Pratt Institute, where she teaches emotional design and affective computing. Whether sharing emotional readouts of brainwaves over video chat, hosting salons on schadenfreude, or training neural networks to generate new feelings, Pamela’s work helps audiences understand how technology can broaden their emotional range.

Pamela has more than 15 years of experience in human-computer interaction, having led work with Google, IKEA, NBC Universal, and Virgin Atlantic, among others. She’s been featured as an expert on technology and emotion by outlets such as NPR’s All Tech Considered, The LA Times, CBC, Slate, and Engadget, and has published articles about technology and emotion for Quartz, Mashable, and other publications. Her book, Emotionally Intelligent Design, is part of the curriculum at major universities and is used at companies around the world to guide empathetic design. Pamela has also keynoted at a wide range of events all over the world, including TEDx, SXSW, and Creative Mornings.

David Thomas

David Thomas

David Dylan Thomas, author of Design for Cognitive Bias, creator and host of The Cognitive Bias Podcast, and a twenty-year practitioner of content strategy and UX, has consulted major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. As the founder and CEO of David Dylan Thomas, LLC he offers workshops and presentations on inclusive design and the role of bias in making decisions. He has presented at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, Confab, An Event Apart, LavaCon, UX Copenhagen, Artifact, IA Conference, IxDA, Design and Content Conference, Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise, and the Wharton Web Conference on topics at the intersection of bias, design, and social justice.

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