Vivienne Ming keynote speaker
Vivienne Ming keynote speaker

Vivienne Ming

"Mad Scientist" and Co-founder of Socos Labs

Speaker Themes

  • Maximising human potential through technology
  • AI & Big data
  • Innovation & creativity
  • Neuroscience and neuroprosthetics
  • The future of work
  • Entrepreneurship
  • The future of learning & ed tech
  • LGBT and gender inclusion in business

Travels from

Berkeley CA, USA


Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author and AI expert who employs technology to help humans maximise their potential.

Frequently featured for her research and inventions in The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Quartz and the New York Times, Vivienne was named one of the “10 Women to Watch in Tech” by Inc. magazine and was included in the BBC’s top 100 women in 2017. 

Vivienne Ming is the co-founder of Socos Labs (her fifth company), an independent think tank exploring the future of human potential. Vivienne launched Socos Labs to combine her varied work with that of other creative experts and expand their impact on global policy issues, both inside companies and throughout communities.

Previously, Vivienne was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, pursuing her research in cognitive neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has invented AI systems to help treat her diabetic son, predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers weeks in advance, and reunited orphan refugees with extended family members.

Vivienne sits on boards of numerous companies and nonprofits including StartOut, The Palm Center, Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, Zoic Capital, and SmartStones.

Vivienne Ming also speaks about being transgender and frequently discusses her AI-driven research into inclusion and gender in business. Dr. Vivienne Ming has been vocal about her struggles with depression, suicide and homelessness. 

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One of the tech world’s most exciting thinkers and do-ers, Vivienne is a pioneer in harnessing the power of technologies such as AI and big data so that we can fully realise our potential. Her insights are illuminating, inspirational and often deeply personal.

Some of Vivienne Ming’s popular topics include; engineering environments for success, using AI and neuroscience to increase the value of skill sets, the tax on being different and a post-gender business world.

Vivienne Ming compiled large data sets on remote working during lockdowns and the impact it has had on innovation, inclusion and managing teams. Drawing on this research, she speaks regularly on topics including remote success, rebuilding culture, remote inclusion and distributed innovation.

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