Futurist and Digital Anthropologist Payal Arora Set to PRESENT AT Martech Festival

Payal Arora is a digital anthropologist, TEDx speaker, and award-winning author of several books, including ‘The Next Billion Users’ with Harvard Press. Engadget stated that her Harvard book is one of “the most interesting, thought-provoking books on science and technology we can find.” 

She is a Professor and Academic director in UX and Inclusive Design at the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics, and Co-Founder of FemLab.co, an inclusive future of work initiative.

She comes with two decades of UX expertise with an emphasis in global media cultures, and inclusive design. About 150 international media outlets have covered her work including the BBC, Financial Times, 99% Invisible, The Economist, Quartz, Tech Crunch, The Boston Globe, F.A.Z, The Nation and CBC.

Forbes named her the “next billion champion” and the “right kind of person to reform tech.” She has consulted for numerous organizations including IDEO, Adobe, UNHCR, GE, HP, Interpol, UNDP, and Spotify.

She has given more than 350+ talks on inclusive design and innovation alongside prominent thought leaders like Jimmy Wales and Steve Wozniak. She sits on several boards such as Columbia University Earth Institute and World Women Global Council in New York. She did her MA and PhD from Harvard and Columbia University in International Policy and Tech studies. 

She currently lives in Amsterdam.

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