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Future Crunch is a duo speaking act made up of Dr Angus Harvey and Tané Hunter. They are part of a global movement of scientists, artists, technologists and entrepreneurs who believe science and technology are creating a world that is more peaceful, transparent and abundant. They use their diverse knowledge to provide unexpected perspectives on the story of the human race in the 21st century. Their mission is to foster intelligent, optimistic thinking about the future, and to empower people to contribute to it.
Dr Angus Hervey is a political economist and a journalist specialising in the impact of disruptive technologies on society. He is a co-founder of Future Crunch, a platform for intelligent thinking about the future of science and technology, and former manager of Random Hacks of Kindness, a global initiative from Google, IBM, Microsoft, NASA and the World Bank to create open-source technology solutions to social challenges.
He is also the former manager of Global Policy, one of the world's leading international political journals. He holds a PhD in Government and a Masters in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics, where he was the Ralph Miliband Scholar from 2009 to 2012.
Tané Hunter is a cancer researcher, bioinformatician, and science communicator. He works with big data in the biological realm. In 2004 Tané won a US national mountain biking title and was heading for a career as a pro cyclist. Unfortunately, an injury in 2006 brought Tané’s cycling career to an end and he refocused on science, statistics, and viticulture. Tané is the co-founder of Future Crunch and Lighthouse Data Science. His interest in medical genomics, big data, and evolutionary biology led him to the University of Melbourne where he completed a Masters in Bioinformatics. He has worked for the Royal Children’s Hospital and is currently completing his PhD at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, using artificial intelligence to better understand, diagnose and improve treatment for cancer sufferers. He is also an avid sailor, and participates in races around the world.
"A mind-blowing keynote presentation. We couldn’t have asked for a better opening act. Their collective knowledge of current and emerging technological trends and developments is truly inspiring."
"Their content was fascinating, insightful and most importantly, thought-provoking. The audience engagement and entertaining style enabled the messages of embracing technology and keeping an open mind as the key takeaways."
"Future Crunch are fantastic, they take a complicated subject and present it in a simple but fun positive way. They had the audience captivated from start to finish. If you want a clear vision of the future, and the rapid change technology is driving, these guys are perfect."