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Vivienne Ming - Keynote Speaker

Book Vivienne Ming as a keynote speaker. Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur specialising in using technology to maximise human potential. For more information on technology speaker Vivienne Ming, contact VBQ Speakers founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk on leo@vbqspeakers.com or 0044 7833 727090.


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


Berkeley CA, USA



Frequently featured for her research and inventions in The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Quartz and the New York Times, Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author and AI expert who employs technology to help humans maximise their potential.

She co-founded Socos Labs (her fifth company), an independent think tank exploring the future of human potential. Dr. Ming 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.

She sits on boards of numerous companies and nonprofits including StartOut, The Palm Center, Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, Zoic Capital, and SmartStones. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on her AI-driven research into inclusion and gender in business. For relaxation, she is a wife and mother of two.


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.


The future of human potential (2017)

Making a better person (TEDx 2017)

How to use AI to drive inclusivity (2018)

Vivienne on her entrepreneurial journey (2016)