Imran Ali
Imran is a founding partner of Carbon Imagineering, a UK-based emerging technologies think tank incubating a number of technology startups as well as contributing expertise to various media properties, including Giga Om, O’Reilly Media, Corante and TechCrunch UK.

Previously, Imran has been a Deputy Director of Technology Research for Orange UK, part of the advisory boards of O’Reilly’s ETel conference, Treasuremytext and the eComm 2008 conference, as as well as serving on the boards of ensembli and bmedi@.

You can follow Imran on Twitter as @imran and at

Linda Broughton
Linda is head of nti Leeds at Old Broadcasting House, provide a training environment where clients can learn new technology skills, exchange ideas and work collaboratively.

nti offers quality training courses as well as a full programme of events, seminars and networking opportunities. nti’s team – including Leia Bassett, Holly Dexter & Alistair Hay – have been central to organising venues, logistics and catering for TEDxLeeds’ programme of events.

Emma Cheshire
Head of Industry Development at Screen Yorkshire, began her career as a curator of contemporary art, specialising in supporting artists who used interactive technologies.

At Screen Yorkshire Emma works with a team of dedicated people to support film, television, interactive, corporate production and videogames companies based in Yorkshire, as well as management of a partnership fund to Channel 4’s 4iP fund.

Herb Kim

The brains behind the TEDxNorth project as well as the Thinking Digital Conference which takes place annually in May at the Sage Gateshead Music Centre in North East England.

Herb is also the Founder & CEO of Codeworks which is a not for profit company which helps to develop and promote the digital industries of North East England. In July 2010, Herb was named as one of the MediaGuardian 100, the Guardian’s annual list of the 100 most influential figures across the media industry.

You can find out more about Herb at his LinkedIn and TED profiles.

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