Maria Farrell

Speaker and writer on technology, politics and the future, consultant on internet governance and infrastructure

Maria Farrell is a writer and keynote speaker on technology and the future. An Irish citizen now based in London, she has worked in tech policy for twenty years, including at The World Bank, ICANN, the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, the Confederation of British Industry and The Law Society of England and Wales. Maria has been an invited speaker at the Royal Society, Chatham House and Royal Institute in London, European Forum Alpbach, and the European Data Protection Supervisor's annual conference in the European Parliament. Her current focus is on how to imagine and build technological and political futures we actively choose to live in.


A graduate of University College Dublin, the Dublin Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics, Maria taught politics and policy on Oxford University's doctoral programme in cyber security from 2014 - 2018. She is completing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths University, London, and uses her fiction skills to write near-future science fiction stories for clients who want to know how the future will feel. Maria has written for The Guardian, Slate, Medium, the Irish Times and Irish Independent, and appeared as a tech expert on BBC, Sky News, NBC and TRT. Twitter: @mariafarrell

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