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Genevieve Bell

Professor Genevieve Bell is an Intel Senior Fellow and former vice president in the Corporate Strategy Office with responsibility for corporate sensing and insights at Intel Corporation. She led a cross-discipline foresights community at Intel that delivers insights into significant societal, technical and global trends. This market-inspired view helps guide product development and enables meaningful experiences for customers and end users of Intel solutions.

An accomplished anthropologist and researcher, Genevieve joined Intel in 1998. During that time, she has helped drive Intel’s focus on user experiences and led various teams of social scientists and designers. She has been granted a number of patents for consumer electronics innovations throughout her career, with additional patents in the user experience space. She is the author of numerous journal papers and articles. She was named an Intel Fellow in 2008, a vice president in 2013 and a Senior Fellow in 2016.

In addition to her position at Intel, Genevieve is a highly regarded industry expert and frequent commentator on the intersection of culture and technology. She has been featured in publications such as Wired, Forbes, The Atlantic, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She is also a sought-after public speaker and panelist at technology conferences worldwide for the insights she has gained from extensive international field work and research.

Her industry recognition includes being listed among the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company in 2010, being inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2012, and being honoured as the 2013 Woman of Vision for Leadership by the Anita Borg Institute. Bell’s book, “Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing,” written in collaboration with Paul Dourish, was published by MIT Press in 2011. She is currently working on a new book.

Genevieve holds a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University, where she was a lecturer in the anthropology department from 1996 to 1998.

Check out this great interview with Genevieve on the social impact of building relationships with our machines and the ways in which the story of AI is deeply connected to the history of human culture.

To learn more about the work Genevieve does check out this article and if you are interested in the Internet of Things check out this lecture she gave as part of University of Queensland’s Research Computing Centre (RCC) and Monash University’s Faculty of Information Technology.

Check out footage from the 2016 Advance Global Australian Awards where Genevieve won the Award for Technology Innovation, the Overall 2016 Advance Global Australian Award and spoke at the Summit on The Humanity of Technology.