Sabine Seymour, PhD, MSc, MPS is SingularityU Portugal expert in Data, IoT & Sensors. She is an entrepreneur, researcher, and athlete.
As a technologist, Dr. Seymour conceives products at the intersection of sensors, data, and the body. As an economist, she uses distributed technologies to build data cooperatives and business models to empower citizens to gain financial value for their biometric and environmental data and to democratize healthcare. Her recent venture SUPA® is democratizing data by tokenizing the body™. Her passion is biodynamic food as medicine and sports as therapy. Her think tank MOONDIAL is the nexus between silicon and style™ for clients like Intel, Siemens, GE, Disney. Dr. Seymour recently joined polypoly as Chief Data Officer and food allergy startup Alerje as Technical Advisor. She had various managerial roles in the early days of the Internet including Client Partner Mobility Specialist at Razorfish.
Dr. Seymour recently joined Interface Culture at the University of Arts in Linz as guest professor and researcher focusing on data governance based on an ethical management of data that can assure users to gain both privacy and financial value. She was the inaugural professor and director of the Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons School of Design in New York, led the research project BODYMETAPHOR with co-researcher Miriam Steele at the New School of Social Research, conceived Computational Cellulose at Aalto University, and was the Chair of the Rockefeller Foundation funded Computational Fashion Research Initiative at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. She authored three books: Fashionable Technology, Functional Aesthetics, Computational Fashion, and currently works on a new publication with the working title Social Data Capitalism.
She serves as a board member, startup mentor, and received numerous grants and awards. She was a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow and received the Michael Kalil Fellowship for Smart Design. She is an invited domain expert for Disney, Autodesk, NASA, Lufthansa and public speaker at TEDx, SXSW, Ars Electronica. She was called inventor of the future by Cool Hunting and has been featured in Wired, Vogue, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and appeared on PBS, NBC, and ORF. She was featured as an exemplary for her life’s work at the Museum of Applied Arts 150 years anniversary exhibition in Vienna.
Dr. Seymour holds a PhD and joint-MSc/MBA in Economics and Social Sciences from University of Economics in Vienna and Columbia Business School, and a Master in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University. She is an avid snowboarder, skier, surfer, golfer – and sneakerhead, and built a helmet as game controller in 1996.
Main Keynote Topic: IoT and Data Driven Business Models
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