Sophie is a futurist whose research entails meeting weirdos and troublemakers in off-the-beaten-track labs, makerspaces, garages around the globe - Shenzhen, Seoul, Detroit, Mumbai. As part of her research, she gives talks for executive teams and boards of large companies on the explosive new technologies defining the new economy. She has given more than 140 talks in 30 plus countries for corporate leadership and conferences.
Sophie is also co-founder of a data and artificial intelligence (AI) company, 1715 Labs, spun out of the Astrophysics department at Oxford University with her academic collaborator. This follows a career building businesses for WIRED magazine, for Singularity University at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, and prior to California, the interdisciplinary Oxford Martin School at Oxford University, where Sophie raised more than $120 million of research investment. Sophie is a board member of three early stage tech companies.