Geoff White - Disruption Summit Europe

Geoff White

Investigative Journalist

Investigative journalist Geoff White’s exclusives have covered everything from developments in artificial intelligence to fraud in the internet dating industry. He is currently writing a book on cybercrime for Reaktion Books, due for publication in 2020.

His reports for BBC News, Forbes online, Channel 4 News and Audible focus on tech’s impact on our lives: chatbots that offer psychological help, facial recognition systems that detect ethnicity, and hi-tech call centre scams.

He is also the co-creator of The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone, a live, interactive phone hacking stage performance which shows how the global technology industry is harvesting the data leaking from your handset. The show was a sell–out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, and has been performed at music festivals, political conferences and for corporate clients.

For Channel 4 News he created the Data Baby project, a unique experiment which used a fictional online identity to expose how our personal data is being used – and abused – online.