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Sophie Hackford

Director of Consulting & Education

Sophie taps into WIRED's collective brain to translate the complexities and opportunities of the future for corporate leaders. She runs WIRED Consulting, designing future-proofing sessions across every industry.

Sophie has curated WIRED conferences including WIRED Retail and WIRED Money, and has spoken at conferences on the future of luxury, of retail, of real estate, financial services, media, work and productivity, and data/drones/satellites/quantum computing.

Sophie has recently returned from working in Silicon Valley at Singularity University, a group of futurists on the NASA campus evaluating the impacts of robotics, artificial intelligence, supercomputing, genetic sequencing and other accelerating technologies on business and society.

Before California, Sophie helped to transform an interdisciplinary research department, the Oxford Martin School, at Oxford University into a thriving academic community of experts from pandemics to food insecurity to systemic risk.