Sophie Hackford

Director, WIRED Consulting and WIRED Education

Sophie taps into WIRED's collective brain to translate the complexities and opportunities of the future for corporate leaders across every industry. She runs WIRED Consulting, bringing senior executives together with the innovators who use technology to build the companies of tomorrow. Sophie has curated WIRED conferences including WIRED Retail and WIRED Money.

Sophie has recently returned from working in Silicon Valley at Singularity University, a group of futurists on the NASA campus evaluating the impacts of robotics, artificial intelligence, supercomputing, genetic sequencing and other accelerating technologies on business and society

Before California, Sophie helped to transform an interdisciplinary research department, the Oxford Martin School, at Oxford University into a thriving academic community of experts from pandemics to food insecurity to systemic risk.