Who are we?
Michael Orme – Founder & Chief Brain
Michael has spent over 40 years analysing technology trends and actual and potential disruptions brewing in left field. He wrote one of the first books on the microprocessor revolution, called “Micros: a Pervasive Force” (1979), which ran to a Japanese edition. He ran the European operation of what was then Silicon Valley’s premier marketing consultancy Regis McKenna dealing at the top level with clients such as Apple, Intel and Genetech. He ran customer opinion auditing and CIO relations programs for HP in Europe. He is currently working on a book about how upcoming technologies will impact intimate human relations, and is involved in private equity in Kenya.
“I have spent a great many years detecting patterns and connections in the mass of networks – from chips to the elastic computing centres we rely on today. It’s important to understand the ideology at work here. The characters of the people involved are often a very useful guide to the strategies they pursue — what they were like as children, the culture they come from, their personal interests, how political they are.”
Eoin Gleeson – Co-Founder, Research Director
Eoin’s background is in studying complex systems – his research focused on simulating crowd behaviour during crashes and epidemics. He spent 10 years covering technology as a journalist: studying a wide range of materials and chemicals: from sulphuric acid to sewage treatment. At MoneyWeek, he helped build a research business that focused on biotech, R&D and breakthrough technologies. He is currently writing a book on Simulation – and why it heralds an age of very disturbing experiments.
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