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The Spark Salon is TCS’s programme of events in the UK that showcase innovative and thought-provoking new perspectives on the role of technology in helping to create a sustainable world. At these events, we have a number of speakers give a TED style talk on the Spark Salon’s theme. Now, through the Spark Salon podcast, you can hear these amazing ideas and discussions proposed by our expert speakers.

Aug 27, 2019

In our final episode from our democracy and technology series, we speak to Souhiant Zanganehpour, the founder of Swae, a decision-making platform combining anonymity, AI and collective intelligence. Soushiant’s talk explores how traditional democracy needs to evolve with our digital, exponential technologies and...

Aug 27, 2019

In our third episode on the impact of technology on democracy, we interview Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, Seyi Akiwowo, on how can we protect individuals from online abuse and why this is so important for democratic processes.


Recorded and produced by: X Equals

Aug 27, 2019

We continue our third Spark Salon series by exploring how new digital technologies are impacting elections. Dr. Philippa Williams, a senior lecturer in Geography, tells us all about her research on the impact of social media platforms - specifically Whatsapp - on democracy and political life in urban India.



Aug 27, 2019

In our third Spark Salon series, we explore the enormous question of how technology has impacted and changed our democracies. Geoff Mulgan, current CEO of Nesta and expert speaker, talks to us on how the UK government in particular can tackle the growing impact of technology on democracy. 


Recorded and produced by: X...

Jun 21, 2019

The Spark Salon’s final episode of the mass personalisation series will take a fascinating turn and explore how data-led personalisation can be used to combat violent content, extremism and radicalisation. Tune in to our host, Jim Bligh, talking to Vidhya Ramalingham, a leading expert on white nationalist extremism...