Talk & Discussion

Techable Talks: Creating Technology for the Next Generation

23 Sep 2015

 / 8:00am to 9:30am
 / Free

In conversation withJon Marshall (director, Map )and Bethany Koby (co-founder, Technology will Save Us). The conversation will be chaired by Madhu Murgia (Head of Technology, The Telegraph).

Jon Marshall, Design Director at Map

Jon Marshall is the co-founder and Design Director at Map, a London-based creative consultancy that specialises in strategy-led industrial design, packaging design and UX/UI. Map’s clients include some of the most innovative and well-known companies in the world such as Virgin Atlantic, Google, Yamaha and Panasonic alongside ambitious growth companies such as Kano, Sam Labs and Sabi.

Jon graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1996 with a Masters degree in Industrial Design and then worked at leading design firms Pentagram and Ross Lovegrove. He joined Barber & Osgerby as Studio Director in 2003 and developed some of the studio’s most iconic furniture and products such as the De La Warr Pavilion Chair, Tab Lamp and the 2012 Olympic Torch before co-founding MAP with Barber & Osgerby in 2012.

Bethany Koby, CEO and co-founder of Technology Will Save Us

Bethany Koby is a mum, CEO, designer, art director and artist interested in creating brands, businesses and experiences that help imagine a more positive and collaborative future.

In 2012 Bethany co-founded Technology Will Save Us, a business that instigates 21st century learning – in the classroom and around the kitchen table – through its beautifully designed DIY Gadget Kits for everyday life. As the CEO, she is responsible for its strategic growth, partnerships and balancing R&D projects with retail relationships and the all-important educational agenda.

Bethany holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design and a MSC in Responsibility and Business practice from Bath University and was a scholarship holder at Fabrica in Italy. She has been creating innovative relationships between brands and communities for well over 10 years both commercially and personally. Previously, she was a design director and social impact specialist at the international branding and innovation company Wolff Olins.

Tent London hosts #TechableTalks at Second Home, a series of talks to promote the city's creativity during London Design Festival. Drawing on the country's greatest thinkers, practitioners and retailers, the talks, sponsored by Hive, will be an unmissable celebration of tech-enabled design.