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Joanna Montgomery

She works at Little Riot
She tweets from @joannasaurusrex

Watch her 2015 talk: "Strength in Numbers"

Joanna Montgomery

Joanna Montgomery was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2010 she completed a First Class BSC(Hons) in Digital Interaction Design from Dundee University.

Upon graduating, she started her company, Little Riot, to develop a product called Pillow Talk. In the last few years, the company has grown from strength to strength, securing vast amounts of funding and winning several awards. Given her incredible journey so far, she is keen to encourage others in the same way she has been (and continues to be) helped through her time as a start-up. She regularly speaks at enterprise events and universities and loves to meet other people who are also going against the grain.

She is a creative thinker; who likes to push boundaries and explore new things. She has travelled extensively including backpacking around parts of Asia, Australia, the USA and Canada. In her free time she enjoys sailing, windsurfing, climbing and horse riding.

More videos? How about Sugata Mitra?

Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University. His work is built around the idea that children with access to the internet can learn almost anything by themselves. In 2013 he became the first $1m TED prize winner for his vision to “help design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together.” His School in the Cloud is made up of seven learning labs in India and the UK where children can embark on intellectual adventures by engaging and connecting with information and mentoring online. Professor Mitra is also known for his Hole in the Wall experiment which inspired the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

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