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Christopher Wylie

Trend Forecaster and Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

The New Yorker calls him “a pink-haired, nose-ringed oracle sent from the future”. Best known for his
role in setting up – and then taking down – the cyberwarfare firm Cambridge Analytica, Chris has been
listed in TIME100 Most Influential People in the World, Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Politico’s 50 Most Influential
People in Politics and Business Insider’s 100 Coolest People in Tech.


Named as “the millennials’ first great whistleblower,” his revelations exposing the rampant misuse of
data rocked Silicon Valley and forced numerous Fortune 500 companies to overhaul cybersecurity and
user privacy practices. Congress held its first ever hearings on the impact of social media on democracy
and Facebook experienced the largest single-day share value drop in American corporate history –
twice.


His evidence also exposed the deep links between the Alt-Right and Russian intelligence networks,
leading to major ongoing FBI and NCA investigations in the US and UK.


With his neon hair and brutally honest candour, Chris engages audiences around the world and makes AI
understandable, disturbing – and yet somehow compelling. His mind-bending stories about the power of
weaponised algorithms and information warfare have garnered audiences of over 15,000 people at
some of the leading global events, including Web Summit, the Royal Institute for International Affairs
(‘Chatham House’), the European Commission and Forbes 30 Under 30.


When Chris speaks out about the future of technology, governments around the world take note – he
has testified before the United States Congress five times, as well as at the parliaments of the European
Union, United Kingdom and Canada.


Splitting his time between London, New York, LA and Stockholm, Chris is currently the Director of
Research for Hennes & Mauritz (‘H&M’), the largest global fashion brand. His work on quantifying
fashion style with AI systems is already having a major impact on the fashion sector. A recognised expert
in cultural trend forecasting, Chris also writes for the youth culture and fashion magazine Dazed and has
been featured in Vogue, GQ, Esquire and PAPER.


In a previous life, Chris worked inside the highest levels of the British government and is a graduate of
the London School of Economics.