There are several truisms about tech that are, well, not true – younger employees hate remote working, robots will take our jobs, news will be written by robots, social media makes us all sad.
Join Dex Hunter-Torricke, VP of Global Communications & Public Engagement for Meta Oversight Board and former personal speech writer for Mark Zuckerberg, as he explores how the myths we tell ourselves about tech and data are not just fuel for scaremongering, but can be a blocker to the multiple use cases of data in driving decision making for leaders, regardless of their industry.
Hear how the world will truly comprehend what we can do with tech and data – and what we can’t – when we understand these myths.
Speaker: Dex Hunter-Torricke, VP of Global Communications & Public Engagement for Meta Oversight Board
Dex Hunter-Torricke has worked with some of the world’s highest-profile leaders and organisations, advising them on areas of communication and thought leadership. Amongst others, he has worked as a speechwriter and advisor for Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. He now serves as VP Global Communications & Public Engagement at The Oversight Board, the independent body established to tackle and steer the responses of Facebook and Instagram to the most challenging content issues of the day. He brings together communication, policy, leadership and technology, looking at how business, government and society can both understand each other, and work together better.
Starting his career as a speechwriter in the office of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Dex then moved to Google, working with the company’s founders and other senior leaders. He then joined Facebook, serving as personal speechwriter to Mark Zuckerberg and becoming closely involved in a number of company projects, including widening internet access to some of the poorest and most remote parts of the world. He then led communications for SpaceX before returning to the UK as a director at the global communications consultancy Brunswick Group, working in particular with their technology clients. In between, he has also written extensively for US presidential candidates and European political leaders and is a New York Times-bestselling ghostwriter.