Melissa Sterryis the Director/Head of Technology at Earth 2 Hub, and she will be discussing how the web and digital technology is enabling new methods of research and development. She is known as a ‘futurist’, being one of the breakthrough leaders in this filed, and is a lover of technology that ‘makes the world a better place’. She has received several innovation awards, including the Mensa Education and Research Foundation International Award for enhancing intelligence that benefits society, and her interests include science, technology and design. She is also researching her hypothesis as an MPhil/PhD candidate at the Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research group, University of Greenwich. Her enthusiasm for technology and the possibilities it has will be greatly received at the event.