Who The Heck Is Alex Blackwood?
Alex is obsessed with how people think. And technology. And creating new forms of entertainment and interaction where these intersect.
Alex is from Ireland, where he studied engineering and political science. He raised venture funding for early-stage technology companies, founded a Telecoms company and as Global Project Manager delivered projects in 30+ countries for Shell and Deutsche Telecom.
He got the magic bug in his 30s… focusing on mentalism. Mentalism is a set of specialised techniques that exploit quirks of the human mind… including linguistics, heuristics, non-verbal communication and suggestion. These allow for the creation of phenomena that appear superhuman… like magic!
Alex has since studied NLP, hypnosis and mind-reading from some of the world’s leading practitioners. To polish his performance and delivery, he has also studied public speaking, acting and comedy. As a result, he has performed at the highest levels of corporate entertainment and coaching, including work with CEOs of billion-dollar companies like Tommy Hilfiger and Philips. He delivers TED talks and guest lectured psychology at Vrije University.
He still speaks at technology conferences… recently The Next Web , Google Startup Grind and Web Summit.
Alex is an avid futurist and technology fan. He is involved in several cryptocurrencies, Artificial Intelligence startups and data companies. He is also a PADI Divemaster and is as happy below the waves as on dry land!
Alex has lived in Asia, US and Europe. He now calls the Netherlands his home, but frequently travels for performance and business throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.
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