About the Speakers
Hector Michael Fried (InChat
co-founder) is a design anthropologist and artist. Hector’s research explores the use of technological probes towards qualitative and ethnographic inquiry, while applying it to industry issues around service design. He has specific interest in IoT with an emphasis on contextualising the growing relationship between things, humans and AI. At Design Informatics he has worked with Edinburgh City Council towards its Public Art Research Project and conducted research under the Internet of Things Research Hub (PETRAS), as well teaching chatbot methods to the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Rory Gianni (InChat
co-founder) is a freelance developer, trainer and creative technologist. He has over 9 years' experience working with public sector organisations, start-ups and universities, helping them take their early stage concepts to production. Rory is passionate about sharing and advocating the advantages of digital technology, delivering training on web development, civic technology, and open data. Rory is a registered Open Data Institute (ODI) Open Data Trainer.