Wired 2013: Ones to Watch

This year’s Wired 2013 event is set to be a big one. But with so many guests and so little time, we’ll give a breakdown on the individuals you don’t want to miss.

 Nick D’Aloisio, Summly

Thursday 09.05-10.20am


In one of his first major appearances at conference since he sold Summly to Yahoo, Nick is an inspiration to us all.

Two years ago, he came up with the idea of Summly, the app which shortens news articles for easier reading on smartphones.

Now, at the age of 17, he’s £20 million better off thanks to Yahoo and one of the youngest self made millionaires in the country.


Singularity University

Thursday 12.05-13.15

All the way from California, Singularity University offers thought and insight with top academics like no other.

Set up in 2009, its courses attempt to explore some of the greatest challenges in the world and how to combat them.

Make sure you read up on Moore’s law before attending this one.


Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, Sugru

ac83dbff3793e27b7bfaafbc18bb8ba3Thursday 14.20 – 15.35

Inventor and designer of Sugru, this product is set to be the duct tape of the 21st century.

Jane has created a silicon putty compound that solidifies to mould, fix and hold to any items you need. It allows the simple modification and repairs of everyday items.

It’s taken Jane 6 years to develop and is trying to fight back against the throw it away culture.


Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi

ebenuptonFriday 8.55 – 9.50am

Founder of the revolutionary Raspberry Pi, the company announced last week it’s made 1 million of these little things within the UK.

The cheap computer was developed by Eben and his team to help kids learn to code in schools – at the fraction of the price it currently costs.

Now with two models available, its the perfect chance to hear what’s the future for cheap tech.


Jake Davis, Ex-Anonymous, Lulzsec member

annonymousFriday 11.30 – 12.25pm

The ‘dark web’ always attracts attention due to its mystery and hidden antics.

Now Jake Davis, formerly known as Topiary, can give an insight into this closed world.

Ever wondered how they operate? This is your chance to find out.

Wired 2013 takes place between 17th-18th October at the Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk E1W 2SF. Tech City News readers can get 10% off the ticket price with discount code: WTEC10