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Genevieve Bell      

Director of User Interaction and Experience, Intel Labs; Professor at Australian National University

Genevieve Bell is an Intel Fellow and vice president of the Corporate Strategy Office at Intel Corporation.

An accomplished anthropologist and researcher, Bell joined Intel in 1998. She has been granted a number of patents for consumer electronics innovations throughout her career, with additional patents in the user experience space pending, and is the author of numerous journal papers and articles. She was named an Intel Fellow in 2008.

In addition to her position at Intel, Bell is a highly regarded industry expert and frequent commentator on the intersection of culture and technology. She has been featured in publications such as Wired, Forbes, The Atlantic, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She is also a sought-after public speaker and panelist at technology conferences worldwide for the insights she has gained from extensive international field work and research.

Her industry recognition includes being listed among the "100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company in 2010, induction in the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2012, and being honored as the 2013 Woman of Vision for Leadership by the Anita Borg Institute. Bell's book, "Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing," written in collaboration with Paul Dourish, was published by MIT Press in 2011.

Bell holds a combined bachelor's and master's degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and a master's degree and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University, where she was a lecturer in the anthropology department from 1996 to 1998.

Speech Topics

The importance of understanding how your brand, people and ultimately culture can impact your business’s bottom line.


Intel's Genevieve Bell Wants You to Think About Why We Wear ...

Wearing things to augment our physical selves is almost as old as humanity, but to get where wearable technology is going next, you have to understand the ...

Genevieve Bell – Intel: Globetrotting Anthropologist Tells Stories That Matter

A peek inside Genevieve Bell’s handbag tells a story. She carries a Blackberry, a camera, an extra hard drive, a blue tooth headset, and a power source: standard fare for someone who works in the technology sector as she does. But she also carries ear plugs, a passport, and at least two forms of currency at all times—evidence of her adventures as a globe-trotting anthropologist.

The Culture Q&A: Intel's Genevieve Bell (Part 1)

Those of us who think about bringing outside-in perspectives to brands are quite familiar with Dr. Genevieve Bell. Others may recognize her from the 2014 New York Times profile. Formally, she is an Intel Fellow and a Vice President in the Corporate Strategy Office and is one the company’s most prominent social scientists who focuses on user experience.

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