Spencer hosts Click, the BBC’s guide to technology, social media and the Internet. In the course of duty he exposed security loopholes in Facebook and gave the first TV demonstration of a botnet, showing the power hackers have over infected PCs. In his speech Spencer considers the importance of technology in the developing world – where innovation is forged out of necessity: water pumps in Kenya now report breakages by text message.
Spencer Kelly is presenter of Click, the consumer technology show for BBC World and the BBC News Channel. Prior to this, he worked on Five's The Gadget Show.
Having studied Computer Science at Cambridge for three years, Spencer made the transition into broadcasting and presented the breakfast radio show for Ocean FM, part of the Capital Radio Group, for six years before joining the BBC. In this capacity, Spencer has interviewed a wide cross-section of celebrities from Sir David Attenborough to Phil Collins.
Spencer is an in-demand speaker on future technology trends.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.