Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino Speaker, Booking Agent | MFL Global
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Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Interaction designer, product designer and entrepreneur

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur & speaker based in London.

She was named 2nd in Top 100 Internet of Things (IoT) Thought Leaders (Onalytica, 2014) and included in the Top 100 Influential Tech Women on Twitter (Business Insider, 2014).

Since 2006, Alexandra has built consumer-facing IoT products, services and communities for clients such as BBC R&D, Nokia, British Gas, EDF, British Telecom, and is the founder of the Good Night Lamp, a family of internet-connected lamps for your global friends and family.

She heads up Designswarm, a consultancy for governments & corporate clients who want to plan for next generation of connected products, experiences & strategies. She also helps advise early-stage startups.

In addition, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino has been running the London IoT meetup since 2011, the world’s largest dedicated meetup on that topic, and is the co-founder of IOTAngels, a UK-based angel network for IoT investments. She is also the co-editor of Connected, a magazine covering IoT thought leadership.

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino was co-founder and CEO of Tinker London, a smart product design studio. Tinker was the first distributor of the Arduino platform in the UK, ran workshops around the world and offered design and consultancy services to global clients including BBC R&D and National Geographic.

Alexandra’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum and galleries around the world.

To be a designer in a world of ubiquitous technologies requires more than digital skills and a mindset, it requires us to think about the economic and emotional setting within which design happens. In her keynotes, Alexandra explores the ‘box’ of design and its practice and encourages designers to step outside of it and take on new roles in their organisations and in society in general. She uses examples of her work across physical and digital experiences such as HomeSense, The Good Night Lamp and The Good Home.

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Topics

Acting outside of the design box

Innovative Design

Creative solutions

Planning for next generation of connected products

Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet: connectivity revolution

We thought Alexandra was an incredibly valuable part of our day. She delivered an interesting talk but more importantly, she inspired our clients in a subject area they know well and managed to bring together a multi disciplinary team around a challenging agenda quickly
and with aplomb. Her understanding of the subject area we were discussing was second to none and her thinking is as practical as it is theoretical. She had a great input into the rest of our morning and was a pleasure to have around. Thank you

Bartle Bogie Heqorty

Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    Up to £3k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English, French

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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