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Feel free to contact Ruth @ Information is Beautiful if you’d like to discuss a talk, keynote presentation or workshop.

I speak about data, information & knowledge, creativity, design-thinking, data story-telling, the art & utility of data-visualisation telling data-driven stories, using examples from across business, tech, science, communications, politics and culture. My talks are constantly evolving as I fold in new material and make new discoveries.

See this short film for a snapshot of me & my process.

Please note: Due to a busy schedule, I am no longer able to speak for free. Sorry.
Typically, I need about two – three months notice to schedule an appearance.

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2016 Calendar

Jan 28th – Public workshop: Introduction to dataviz technique – London
Mar 3rd – IC 16 keynote & workshop – Amsterdam
Mar 5th – ISB workshop – Brussels
Mar 18th – Private Company talk – London
Mar 29th – April 5th – AWAY
Apr 7th – Private Company keynote – Paris
Apr 8th – Public workshop: Introduction to dataviz technique – Paris
Apr 12th – Private Company talk – Milan
Apr 14th – Hortonworks keynote – Dublin
Apr 20th – SAS Analytics Conference keynote – Las Vegas
Apr 26th – CX Fusion Conference keynote – Las Vegas
Apr 28th – Public workshop: Introduction to dataviz technique – London
May 3rd – Collibra User Conference – NYC
May 8th – 15th – AWAY
May 25th – Private company talk – London
Jun 14th – Public workshop: Introduction to dataviz technique – New York
Jun 14th – Pinterest – New York
Jun 15th – Private organisation talk – New York
Jun 23rd – Public workshop: Introduction to dataviz technique SOLD OUT – San Francisco
Jun 28th – Private company talk – San Jose
Aug 1st-16th – AWAY
Sep 22nd – Public workshop: Introduction to dataviz technique SOLD OUT


previous years’ highlights

COMPANIES: Google (several times), Microsoft, BBC Worldwide, Canon, The Guardian, Channel 4, Bazaar Voice, Callidus, Hadoop, Mindshare, Zynga, Weiden & Kennedy, Stilbo, SAS, SAP and Acxiom (@ Guggenheim Museum, New York (shared the bill with Nate Silver & President Bill Clinton!).

CONFERENCES: 2015 Digital Analytics Milan, CASRO Conf., Internet Librarian, Visualized, Aspen Ideas Festival, Cannes, IRM UK, Collision Las Vegas, 2014 Bookomi, Creative Review Festival, HR Tech Amsterdam, Market Insights forum, Shared Services Conference, PASS, IQPC, Informa Business, 2013 Business of APIs, DMDQ, Outdoor Works, Wedagene Norway, Grid, Circle of European Communicators, SummerCon Michigan 2011 Pearson Data Summit, Accounting for Sustainability, ACTE, GE Visualizing Marathon London, Last Binary Date, ACTE, ESOMAR, OFFF Festival, Telefonica Fundacion, Webstock, Design of Understanding, Learning Without Frontiers 2010 EDesign!, OneDotZero Protein Forum, Design By Fire, HM Treasury Seminar, Data Skills & Techniques for Journalists, Ad:Tech London, D:Construct, Google India Hack Day, TED Global 2010 Oxford, iMedia Summit, TEDx Brussels, Media 140

ORGS: University of Miami, Institute of Financial Planners, Pratt Institute, The Royal Society (RSA), The Royal Statistics Society, London College of Communication, Wellcome Trust, University of Delaware, Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, Government Creative Network, Cabinet Office, Oxford University, AHO Norway

EVENTS: Brighton Festival 2014, Beautiful Science @ The British Library, Lost Lectures, Futurefest 2013, Salon Du Livre Bookfair Paris, Swiss Miss Creative Breakfast, Secret Garden Party, Bill & Melinda Gates Distinguished Lecture Cambridge University, Port Elliot Festival, Centre for Investigative Journalism Summer School, Google Jam, International Journalism Festival

ONLINE: Reddit AMA, Science Friday Podcast