Having reported on a number of high-profile news stories during his career, including malware attacks on mobile devices, privacy issues with social media applications, cyber security, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, problems with ethics in the digital world, digital marketing and search engine algorithm updates, to name a few, Alex Hern is perfectly positioned as a technology speaker to share his vast insight.
Initially starting his career in journalism as an economic reporter, Alex worked for the British political and cultural magazine, New Statesman. After leaving New Statesman, Alex began his varied career by sampling work in a number of different organisations, gaining experience in a number of different sectors, before joining The Guardian. He is now widely regarded as an expert in technology.
An expert in his field, Alex has developed a wide range of knowledge and experience reporting on all things related to technology, digitalisation and futurism, how they may negatively and positively impact individuals, industries and future generations. Some of the most common subjects that Alex is known to cover include cybersecurity, technological advances, the risks of digitalisation, regulating social media, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, to name a few.
Using his skills, knowledge and experience, Alex will provide a fascinating talk like no other, discussing commonly questioned subjects such as the future of work and controversial subjects like ethical hacking. Demonstrating his knowledge, Alex uses his experience working for newspapers to share his own experiences and information that he has discovered to entertain and inspire his audience to get involved in the digital world.