Matt Ridley's non-fiction books on science, technology, society and economics, have sold over a million copies and been translated into 30 languages. He first rose to fame as the author of The Red Queen: Sex & the Evolution of Human Nature. His latest book, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, won the Friedrich Hayek prize. Notably the book sparked a remarkable debate with Bill Gates via the pages of The Wall Street Journal.
Matt has spoken at TED and had the even rarer honour of being asked to be a Guest Host at TEDGlobal. His "When Ideas Have Sex" keynote has been viewed over 2 million times on TED.com.
Thinking Digital is a 2.5 day conference on technology, ideas and our future. It's been described by The Guardian as "the UK's TED". The next Thinking Digital takes place 20 -22 May 2014. For more information visit thinkingdigital.co.uk