John C. Havens is an author, activist and consultant who specializes in the meeting of technology and culture. As Sustainability Practice Lead at the IEEE Standards Association, he is promoting Climate Positivity rather than just climate neutrality. Along with this, he is the Executive Director at IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. John is now available to speak at a range of events on the Internet of Things, social media and emerging tech like AR and AI.
Founder and Executive Director of The Council on Extended Intelligence he works in close contact with members of The European Parliament, the UK House of Lords, and global experts in business, policy, academia, and engineering. He has also been a Member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Human Rights and Technology since 2018 and was the Founder of The Happathon Project. All these roles affirm that John is a revered personality in his field.
John has led a fascinating career over the years. He has been an Actor on and off Broadway, the Chief Connections Officer at Idea Champions, the Founder and Principal Creative of Podcast Vision and Voice, VP of Business Development of Blog Talk Radio, EVP of Social Media at Porto Novelli, and the Founder and Principal of Transitional Media. Author of “Hacking Happiness”, “Heartificial Intelligence” and “Tactical Transparency”, he has proven his mettle as an AI expert.
John’s TEDx Talk “Hacking Happiness” talks about the quantified self, the internet of things, and augmented reality all being reflections of our digital identity. He has written for publications like The Guardian, Mashable, Quartz, and The Huffington Post several times over and is often featured on USA Today, BBC News, and Forbes. John is an excellent speaker with incredible knowledge on all things related to AI, AR and emerging media, and is someone you should not hesitate to book for your next event. Hire John C. Havens today!