about Liza Kindred
Liza Kindred (she/her) is an author, speaker, and founder of Mindful Technology™.
Liza spent twenty years working in fashion and in technology, eventually specializing in wearable tech. The more she helped develop technologies to be worn on our bodies, the more she became alarmed by the lack of attention paid to whether these devices were serving us... or the other way around. Amid growing concerns about smartphone addiction, surveillance capitalism, and other symptoms of engagement technologies, Liza started Mindful Technology™ to help reverse the tide.
As a meditation teacher, a decade-long student of Tibetan Buddhism, and a reiki practitioner, Liza brings a unique perspective to the technology industry. She has a talent for identifying and explaining the drastic gap between the lives we want and the technologies we build. Liza began talking about this disparity, and eventually developed the principles behind Mindful Technology™, which have been wildly well received. It turns out that nearly everyone loves technology, but also wants to escape from its grips from time to time. This is the genesis behind Mindful Technology™, the company, and #mindfultech, the movement.
Liza has worked with some of the top companies in fashion and in tech, including VOGUE Magazine, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Hearst Media, Time Inc, Microsoft, Cisco, Vodafone, and Amazon.
Liza has been quoted by or featured in Wired, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, Fast Company Magazine, Cosmo UK, InStyle Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall Street Journal Market Watch and many more.
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