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Future Gazers – Panel Bio

Dave Coplin

CDave Coplin is the Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft UK and an established thought leader on the role of technology in our personal and professional lives. He has worked across a wide range of industries and customers, providing strategic advice and guidance around the intersection of a modern society and technology both inside and outside of the world of work.  Dave is passionate about turning the base metal of technology into valuable assets that affect the way we live work and play and in so doing, move the focus from the technology itself to the outcome it enables.

His first book: “Business Reimagined”, provided a view of a new working environment based on collaborative and flexible working.  His latest book, “The Rise of the Humans” provides a further call to action, for both individuals and organisations to harness not hate the digital deluge, to rise up and take back control of the potential that technology offers our society.

Dave can be found on Twitter – @dcoplin and at his online home,


Miles Metcalfe

Miles MetcalfeMiles Metcalfe works with a number of organisations promoting digital literacy in the East End of London.

Einstein once said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Miles likes to think that his unshakable confidence in the transformative potential of what really shouldn’t be called new technology anymore is more charming eccentricity than barking madness.

He has recently returned from Shanghai, China, where he acquired the bad habit of walking in the middle of the road rather than on the pavement.

You can find Miles on Twitter – @mmetcalfe


Bethany Koby

Bethany Koby is a mum, CEO, designer, art director and artist interested in creating brands, businesses and experiences that help imagine a more positive and collaborative future.

In 2011 Bethany co-founded Technology Will Save Us a business that instigates 21st century learning – in the classroom and the kitchen – through its beautifully designed DIY kits for every day life.

As the CEO, she is responsible for its strategic growth, partnerships and balancing R&D projects with retail relationships and the all-important educational agenda.

Bethany’s goal is to grow Technology Will Save Us to create more impact with its products and services, while shaping  a collaborative, creative, beautiful and fun business to work in. Technology Will Save Us creates products to imagine a world where technology is more bespoke and more meaningful because people have the skills to be creative with it.

Bethany holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design and a MSC in Responsibility and Business practice from Bath University and was a scholarship holder at Fabrica in Italy. She has been creating innovative relationships between brands and communities for well over 10 years both commercially and personally. Previously, she was a design director and social impact specialist at the international branding and innovation company Wolff Olins.

Follow Bethany on Twitter – @BethanyKoby

posted by Nuwa Enobakhare on September 12, 2014

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