Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an internet of things author, consultant, public speaker and entrepreneur with a background in industrial and interaction design.
She wrote ‘Smarter Homes: how technology will change your home life’ (Apress, 2018) was the first UK distributor of the Arduino and is the founder of the Good Night Lamp which is in the permanent collection of the London Design Museum. Her projects are also part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
She has been organising the London Internet of Things Meetup since 2011. She was named 1st in a list of 100 Internet of Things Influencers (Postscapes, 2016), 2nd in Top 100 Internet of Things Thought Leaders (Onalytica, 2014) and in the Top 100 Influential Tech Women on Twitter (Business Insider, 2014). She’s been included in the long list of Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in Tech in the UK (2017 & 2018).
Her clients have included Bulb, The Welcome Trust, Victoria & Albert Museum, P&G, Connected Digital Economy Catapult, Danish Ministry of Urban & Rural Affairs, BBC R&D, Nokia, American Express, BT, EDF, BFI, British Gas, Mozilla Foundation, Wired, Evening Standard, Arup, National Geographic,Y&R, Dare Digital, Hyper Happen, W+K.
As more ‘internet’ starts to invade the world of industrial networks, the expectations of employees is shaped by their consumer experiences. How can the industrial landscape respond accordingly while maintaining systems that are secure and competitive? In this talk Alexandra will use examples from the consumer world to help inform service design practices for the industrial world. She will talk about the inherent complexities of connected product experiences that employees need to manage at work and away from work in a global work culture.”