Expert Innovator to speak at Harrogate event

Expert Innovator to speak at Harrogate event

One of America’s key innovation experts, Alec Ross, is heading to Harrogate to speak at Berwins Salon North.

The event, taking place on 25 February, will be an evening of inspirational talks from some of the world’s leading minds.

In 2008, Ross played a key part in the Barack Obama Presidential campaign, acting as senior advisor for innovation to the then secretary of state, Hilary Clinton.

Ross displayed how governments can harness online communications to engage with people around the world.

Clinton described him as her “right hand on all that we’re doing for internet freedom”.

Under the theme ‘explore’ Ross will take a look at how we can navigate the future in an ever-changing digital world.

He will speak alongside founder and editor in chief of Mr & Mrs Smith, Juliet Kinsman, who will be discussing the topic of travel.

Author and journalist, Olivia Laing, will also be in attendance, speaking about her experiences with feelings of loneliness.