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Sinead Bovell, NA

Sinead Bovell is a futurist and the founder WAYE, a tech education company that enlightens young entrepreneurs on the intersection of business, technology and the future. Her event series, WAYE Talks, has attracted interest from youth worldwide. From blockchain to artificial intelligence (AI) to the future of social media, young people have turned to WAYE Talks for the tools and answers to the technology of the future.

Every day, over 20,000 Millennials and Gen Z’s tune into Bovell’s platforms to hear her take on technology and the future, and her forecasts on the ethical challenges of emerging technologies. She’s also the host of “Far Out,” a popular PBS science and technology YouTube series. Bovell is an outspoken voice on the ethics of avatars, and a regular tech commentator for CNN, NBC, CNBC and various talk shows. She was named one of Refinery29's Top 10 Black Women Changing the Game.

To date, she has educated over 200,000 young entrepreneurs on the future of technology. Bovell is also a strategic foresight adviser to C-suite executives and senior leadership across governments, global business giants and startups. She’s an 11-time United Nations speaker, and has addressed presidents, royalty and Fortune 500 leaders on topics like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. She currently serves as a strategic adviser to the United Nations International Telecommunication Union on digital inclusion. Bovell's forward-thinking initiatives to educate the next generation on leveraging technology's capabilities position her as a leader in digital empowerment. Recognizing the pace at which advanced technologies would soon outpace the workforce, Bovell made it her goal to bridge the information gap between young entrepreneurs and the digital future. She’s driven by her mission to build a progressive, informed and thriving society in which technology is built, as she says, “on the right side of history.”


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