Adah Parris is a futurist, story-teller, cultural strategist and highly versatile speaker. She is the creator of Cyborg Shamanism, an innovation model that subverts the ‘status quo’, drawing parallels between various digital and spiritual ecosystems. A polymath and enthusiastic curator of people, patterns and stories, Adah was recognised as one of the UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Leaders in Technology in 2018.
With over 20 years’ experience in transforming cultures to create human blockchains – decentralised human ecosystems of trust and transparency – Adah has worked with businesses and individuals in advertising, education, entertainment, entrepreneurship, marketing, media, and technology start-ups.
She has worked with a wide range of clients, including: Sainsbury’s, Google, Unilever, Oath, Ogilvy Labs, The British Council, The EU Council, The Tate Modern, the British Film Institute (BFI), The Union Chapel, Burning Man Camp: Playground, ArabNet Dubai, Innovate Finance, and many more.
In this keynote Adah Parris addresses how the rapid advancements in technology are transforming society and our capacity for learning. She emphasizes the importance of cultural depth and suggests that we should ask questions that prioritize culture and the epistemology of technology, over the technology itself. Additionally, she advocates for a lens that prioritizes the planet and considers how our actions impact the environment, enabling a more culture-driven societal transformation that benefits all life on Earth.”