Dr. Hannah Fry
CIO Experience Keynote

Dr. Hannah Fry

Associate Professor in Mathematics
Dr Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL where she studies patterns in human behaviour. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.

Her critically acclaimed BBC documentaries include ‘Horizon: Diagnosis on Demand? The Computer Will See You Now’, ‘City in the Sky’ (BBC Two), ‘Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World of Maths’, ‘The Joy of Winning’, ‘The Joy of Data’, ‘Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic’ and ‘Calculating Ada’ (BBC Four). She also co-presents ‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry’ (BBC R4).

As an author, Hannah has written: ‘Hello World’ (Transworld, 2018), ‘The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus: The Mathematics of Christmas’ (Transworld, 2016) and ‘The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation’ (Simon & Schuster/ Ted, Feb 2015)
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Monday, 23 November, 2020 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM IST
(03:00 AM - 03:30 AM EST)
CIO Experience Keynote: Leadership Through Uncertainty

Don't trust anyone who claims to know what the future holds. They're almost certainly a liar or a fool. But still, amidst the volatility, some ways to navigate uncertainty are better than others. In this new talk, renowned mathematician and author Dr Hannah Fry - who made spookily accurate predictions about the current coronavirus crisis 2 years ago - will outline common traps we all fall into when dealing with messy, uncertain scenarios. She will highlight how we can recognize our own biases, pick a sensible path through probabilistic predictions, and ultimately deal with the uncertainty we are faced with now - as best as we humans can.

Hear it first at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo