Gemma Milne

Gemma Milne

Not your usual Maths nerd. She is a creative Scottish science-lover, obsessed with tech, design, Irn Bru and pi, and everything she does reflects this sheer passion for knowledge.
Gemma is Co-Founder of Science: Disrupt - an organisation connecting the innovators, iconoclasts & entrepreneurs intent on creating change in science. Science: Disrupt produces podcasts events and editorial, and has brought together a large community (both on and off-line) of brilliant thinkers and do-ers.

Gemma focuses on biotech, energy, space, health, advanced computing & changing the way we do academic research and is also a Freelance Journalist, writing for The Guardian, Adweek, Imperica & Ogilvydo, covering science, tech, culture and politics.

Gemma is an International speaker having delivered keynotes at SXSW, TEDx, WPP Stream, Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx and works with the World Economic Forum as on of their Global Shapers. Previously, Gemma was the Tech Innovation Strategist at Ogilvy Labs.

Showreel and sample talk videos are here: https://www.gemmamilne.co.uk/speaking/
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Keynotes

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The (R)evolution of Science

Science is going through a revolution. No longer is research confined to university laboratories, but instead is being done by startups, corporates, hobbyists and you, the public. So what's happening in science right now to change the world of tomorrow? Let's go on a whirlwind tour of the latest in space, energy, health and computing (think DNA editing, asteroid mining, blockchain and quantum computing) and get excited about the science of tomorrow which is soon to change our world.
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The Future of Health - Tech, Ethics and Me

From robot surgeons and digital doctors to curing cancer and ending aging, the future of health has never looked brighter. Companies large and small, along with governments and universities, are creating unbelievable solutions to some of the most pressing needs in human health, meaning we can look forward to a world in which both mental and physical health is better than ever before. But with technological innovation comes questions of ethics, privacy, and what it means to be human - questions which we as a society haven't quite come to an agreement on yet. So let's dive into the world of the Future of Health - taking a look at what technology and science are bringing us, both the 'incredible' and the 'to be decided'...
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How the Hacks Happened: Beyond the Headlines

We are hearing about the world of hackers more and more through the mainstream news - cybersecurity is a topic ever more important right now. But for those who are new to the world of hacking, understanding what's actually going on and what the threats truly are is a difficult thing to contend with. So let's dive into some of the most famous hacks of the last 10 years and deconstruct how they actually happened - from the tech and the perpetrators, to the cunning tricks they employ and the frantic response from the company victims...
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What Does Blockchain-Powered Research Look Like?

Gemma Milne of Science: Disrupt will look ahead to future developments in the world of science to ask how blockchain will impact the future of healthcare. To truly create change across the whole system, we must first disrupt medical discovery, academic research, public health systems and clinical trials - all of which can be enhanced and redesigned using blockchain technology."
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21st Century Scientist's Toolbox

Scientists are working at the forefront of knowledge and innovation, and are building the future for us all. But the actual process of doing science is stuck in the past. From paper-based notebooks and silo-ed study groups, to repetitive manual tasks and clunky protocol recording and sharing, there is so much room for digitising science and bringing the lab into the 21st Century. Come find out what modern tools are available for academics to one-up their day to day work, and start carving more time out for doing what you do best - actually building the future.
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Hacking Diagnosis

The Maker Movement has revolutionised the world of hardware. With cheaper access to electronics, computers, 3D printers and laser cutters, innovation in cheap tech hardware has skyrocketed over the last 10 years. The trend is quickly catching up in the world of science - with biohacker labs popping up all over the globe, and academics building their own research tools, the world of early diagnosis using cheap hardware is being revolutionised by this DIY mindset - meaning it's not just rich economies who can catch cancer quicker. By exploring existing DIY early diagnosis tools, in cancer and beyond, maybe more ideas for catching cancer quickly will be stumbled upon...
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Privacy v Prevention

Earlier this year, Google Deepmind and the Royal Free Hospital made headlines after it was discovered that Deepmind had been handed data against data protection rules. But it begs the question - are our data protection rules even up to scratch (we all know the story of the drone laws coming into play after updates had already been released)? And how do patients feel about their data being shared with a private company if they can be sure it will be used for good? Is our concern about privacy preventing prevention?
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Open Access, NLP and the Non-Tech Route to Cure

2.5 million academic papers are published every single year. That's 2.5 million new insights, ideas, solutions and questions coming out of the best minds on the planet. But 50% of all scientific papers are only ever read by the person who wrote them and the person who published them. And 80% of papers sit behind a paywall. And even if all papers were accessible by all, they are written in a language only peers can understand. Which means - there is so much existing knowledge sitting dormant while the rest of us set about finding a cure for cancer. We all know innovation comes at the intersection of expertise - so focusing on getting scientific knowledge out to all, and understandable by all, is the key to finding new ideas and - crucially - saving lives.

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