Timandra Harkness

Presenter of BBC Radio 4's Steelmanning & Author of "Big Data: Does Size Matter?"

  • Presenter of ‘Five Knots’ on BBC Radio 4
  • Made a Short Film for The Guardian entitled “Big Data: Why You Should Care”
  • Chair of the Significance Magazine Editorial Board
  • Delivered a talk at The Alan Turing Institute
  • Broadcaster for the BBC

Discover Timandra Harkness’s biography of published work below.

Big Data: Does Size Matter?
Big Data: Does Size Matter?

When Timandra Harkness is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

AI & Robots
Big Data

Timandra Harkness stands as a commanding figure in the realm of science, renowned for her prowess as a radio presenter, writer, and broadcaster. With a focus on big data, AI, robots, and technology, her book “Big Data: Does Size Matter?” delves into the complexities of the subject, challenging prevalent understandings. As a seasoned keynote speaker, Timandra leverages her extensive experience in public speaking to enlighten audiences at technology and science-related events.

Timandra’s academic journey, culminating in degrees in Mathematics & Statistics from The Open University and Philosophy from the University of London, underscores her intellectual depth. Her contributions to BBC Radio 4 with programmes like ‘FutureProofing’ and ‘Five Knots’ reflect her ability to engage listeners on complex topics. Additionally, her written works, spanning radio scripts to articles in esteemed publications like Telegraph Motoring and BBC Science Focus, further showcase her versatility and insight. Her TEDx Talk “What is Knowledge in the Age of Big Data?” discusses how we can use our minds to our benefit in the age of big data.

Beyond her expertise in science and technology, Timandra’s career brims with diverse accomplishments. From her ventures as a writer and radio presenter to her exploits in circus arts and comedy, she has continually pushed boundaries. Her acclaimed shows like ‘Take a Risk’, ‘Brainsex’, and ‘Science Burlesque’ blend thought-provoking content with her trademark wit, captivating audiences worldwide. In 2019, she presented a short film entitled “Big Data : Why You Should Care” for The Guardian, which has raked over 50,000 views.

Chairing the Significance Magazine Editorial Board and holding positions in the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Council and its Data Ethics and Governance sections, Timandra exemplifies her standing as a science and technology expert. Invitations to prestigious platforms such as the CogX festival and The Alan Turing Institute affirm her stature as a leading voice in AI and technology. With her engaging style, profound knowledge, and sharp humour, Timandra Harkness emerges as an indispensable choice for any event seeking to explore the frontiers of science and technology. Whether dissecting big data or navigating the intricacies of AI, her presence promises to enlighten and entertain audiences, making her a speaker not to be missed.

Official Testimonials

Timandra Harkness is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Dear Timandra, thank you for your amazing presentation to the HCP company conference. The topic of big data, and what we do with it, is increasingly important to the business and our clients. So, to have big data explained in an entertaining and engaging way really did light up our day. The feedback from colleagues has been exceptional. Thanks again!”

Stuart, CEO, HCP

“Timandra is a conference organiser’s dream: she’s professional, fun, smart, and she delivers. Her keynote at the Learning Technologies Conference in London in 2020 engaged the audience, making them both think and laugh. She was easy to work with, receptive to ideas, and made time for people after her talk.”

Donald, Chairman, Learning Technologies Conferences

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