Technologist, sound-designer, inventor and NASA Datanaut LJ Rich is well known for presenting on the BBC’s flagship technology show ‘Click’, though she’s also gathering notoriety talking about her synaesthesia – a mixing of the senses that gives her both super-powers and fatal flaws! She sees colours when hearing music, and food tastes and textures map to musical keys. LJ was interviewed in The New York Times about her experiences as a synaesthete and musician.
LJ regularly writes and presents for BBC national television and radio, explaining how music, technology and social trends work. She’s probably best known for presenting on BBC’s ‘Click’ technology show, interviewing everyone from the founder of Twitter to the CEO of Google, and travelling the world to chronicle technology trends – though she’s no stranger to The Today Programme, Woman’s Hour, the BBC Breakfast Sofa and more. She loves to think differently about technology, and has fixed her own iPad, ridden one of the first VR roller coasters on a real coaster – operated the Hogwarts Express Black no 5 locomotive, sat in the driver’s seat of an autonomous vehicle and even captained the BBC team in the Segway Polo World Cup!
LJ has an energy all of her own, able to bring together an event with great ease and provide the audience insight into her reflections on the content throuighout.
LJ has her finger on the pulse of emerging technologies, and how humans interact with it, this together with her musical skills makes her perfect to host an event with a technology, change, futurist or innovation theme.
"Simply fantastic. Original, professional, charismatic and a joy to work with. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of international tech trends, immaculate presentation skills and a passion for engaging audiences by making even the most complex subjects easy to understand."
"It was a pleasure to work with LJ on our flagship event, CELive. Not only is she a safe pair of hands regarding keeping the event flowing smoothly and making sure all the timings worked, but she also brought huge amounts of energy, enthusiasm and humour to the day keeping our audience entertained along the way. Thank you LJ!"