Gemma is a Scottish creative science-nerd obsessed with technology, design, and discovery. Co-Founder of Science:Disrupt, an organisation intent on creating change in the science industry, Forbes Contributor and official advisor to the European Commission for biotech / pharma SME investments, Gemma is an expert at forging partnerships and developing a culture of forward-thinking marketing. Gemma brings this fascinating world to corporate environments, translating its seemingly indecipherable code into tech wonders we can all experience.
Gemma is a Scottish creative science-nerd obsessed with technology, design, and discovery.
She is the co-founder of Science:Disrupt, an organisation intent on bringing about change to the science industry by opening up a discourse with those in the field to overcome barriers to entry, slow processes, and poor communication. She is also the former Tech Innovation Strategist at Ogilvy Labs, bringing the incredible world of future technology and innovation into the agency.
Science:Disrupt host events, broadcast a podcast and write thought-leading editorial inviting the leaders of the science industry to look to disrupt the science world.
Gemma studied Maths at St. Andrews University and worked as a chef, an investment banker, a teacher and a door-to-door salesperson before eventually joining Ogilvy to pursue her passion for science and technology.
At Oglivy, Gemma was Chief Innovation Officer dedicated to researching scientific trends and emerging technology to help inform their client campaigns. Consulting with a range of clients including Dove, American Express, BA and Philips, Gemma helped convey how these changes and trends would affect their businesses and how they could be harnessed to inform their marketing and campaigns.
Gemma has spoken at some of the world's most prestigious events on themes of science, tech and innovation including SXSW, Cannes Innovation Lions and Business Rocks.
Gemma is also a freelance journalist and has written for a wide range of publications about topics such as AI, creativity and data, and all things science.
Gemma is a captivating and versatile speaker with a broad depth of knowledge on a range of subjects, and an innate ability to convey complex information in a way that is accessible to any audience.