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Genevieve Bell      

Senior Fellow at Intel, Distinguished Professor & Director of the 3A Institute at ANU

Genevieve Bell is a Distinguished Professor, Director of the 3A Institute (3Ai), Florence Violet McKenzie Chair,at the Australian National University (ANU), as well as a Vice President and a Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. Bell completed her PhD in cultural anthropology at Stanford University in 1998. She is best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development and widely recognised as an influential voice within academia, industry and government.

joined the ANU in 2017, after having spent 18 years in Silicon Valley helping guide Intel’s product development and social science and design research capabilities. In 2017, she was appointed the inaugural director of the 3A Institute, co-founded by the ANU and CSIRO's Data61. The Institute’s mission is to establish a new branch of engineering to responsibly and sustainably scale AI-enabled cyber-physical systems.

Bell is the inaugural appointee to the Florence Violet McKenzie Chair at the ANU, named in honour Australia’s first female electrical engineer, which promotes the inclusive use of technology in society. She also presented the highly acclaimed ABC Boyer Lectures for 2017, in which she investigated what it means to be human, and Australian, in a digital world.

Bell has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Board, Member of the Prime Minister’s National Science and Technology Council, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH), SRI International Engelbart Distinguished Fellow and an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Speech Topics

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


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.
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.
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 ...

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