300 Seconds Brighton is brought to you by Becky Faith, Alex Goluszko, Jenni Lloyd and Naomi Trickey.
Becky has 10 years experience as a researcher, writer and technologist looking at he impact of mobile devices on our lives. She’s currently a PhD student in the Department of Computing and Communications at the Open University; using ethnographic methods to explore smartphone use by socially excluded young women.
Becky is a passionate advocate of the social applications of mobile technology, and has spoken on the topic at conferences and authored a book chapter on mobile activism in Africa. Becky was a Director of the Sussex Community Internet Project and was on the selection committee for the Young Foundation’s first Social Innovation Camp.
Becky’s career in digital media started in the late 90s when she worked on Britain’s first interactive pizza delivery service and when she isn’t fiddling with her smartphone she loves growing vegetables and collecting vinyl.
Alex is a designer and user experience practitioner. She’s currently UX design lead at webGP, a healthcare innovation startup which helps patients connect with their doctors online. Alex was previously senior UX designer at Fresh Egg, one of the south’s largest digital agencies, where she worked with clients across multiple sectors to deliver large scale web projects and user experience consultancy. Prior to this, Alex was lead UI designer within the product team at Madgex, developing the company’s ubiquitous online recruitment platform.
Alex holds an MSc in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Sussex. She’s a co-organiser of UX Brighton and the Spring Forward festival. Alex is easily excited by new technology and loves sharing this excitement with others. She also enjoys baking, running and psychology.
Jenni Lloyd is a partner in NixonMcInnes, an award-winning consultancy that helps household-name clients transform themselves to meet the challenges and opportunities of a digitally connected world.
Jenni started as an interaction designer in the early 90’s, designing interfaces for interactive kiosks, CD-Roms and interactive TV applications, before the web came along and opened up a whole new set of possibilities. Her career has spanned client and agency side and having moved back to Brighton from London in 2002 she has had the pleasure of working for and with a broad selection of the local digital community.
Fascinated by the impact of digital connectivity on business and society, Jenni is passionate about growing Brighton’s profile as a hub for innovative thinking, working and playing. She has two teenage children, is a committed tea drinker, a trustee of the Royal Pavilion, non-exec director of Wired Sussex – and proud co-founder of 300 Seconds Brighton.
Naomi Trickey is EMEA Director of Sales and Client Services for Brandwatch, a social media monitoring company.
She has worked for a variety of companies in the digital sector in a variety of roles. These include senior product manager for the BBC News website, digital consultant to the Department for Education and Business Development for various web companies both in the UK and internationally.
She’s not the biggest fan of public speaking but seems to find herself doing an awful lot of it!