keynote talks


Liza Kindred, founder of Mindful Technology™

A sought after global keynote speaker, audiences have called Liza “inspiring” and “courageous,” as well as “fabulous and informative.” Find Liza's full bio here

Liza customizes her keynotes specifically for each audience with an eye towards the event curator's goals. Examples are always current, references timely, and the enthusiasm genuine. 

Liza has spoken publicly at SxSW, Web Summit, Shoptalk, Apple's Future series, and more than 100 other conferences and events. Schools lecture include Columbia Business School, NYU, and Parsons. (Find a more comprehensive speaking list down at the bottom.)

Talk topic: 
Mindful Technology 

Talk description: 
We’ve all witnessed both the delight and the disappointment that manifests when we let technology into the most personal parts of our lives. Too often it seems that we serve the machines more than they serve us. (Are you listening, Alexa?!) There’s no doubt that ever-present technology has improved our lives, given us superpowers, and made us more efficient. But at what cost?

With our addictive apps, sticky widgets, and blindly engaging interactions, we’ve created an era of distraction. We can do better. As the bits and bytes settle into the most intimate spaces of our lives, our homes, and even our bodies, technology builders and users have new responsibilities and obligations. In this talk, learn how to create real insight, joy, and utility while still getting the job done. Instead of simply building better tech, in other words, let’s build for better human connection.

Watch the talk in full here, or at the bottom of this page. 


see Liza in action ::

  • Mindful Technology keynote // Interaction 17 (video)
  • Entrepreneur Magazine // Series on Fashion Tech Startups (video)
  • Tech and the City // On Wearables and the Microsoft Band (video)
  • The Future of Commerce // Keynote at Webstock, Wellington, New Zealand (video)

selected past speaking engagements ::

  • SXSW Interactive | Austin, TX
  • Web Summit | Dublin, Ireland
  • Webstock | Wellington, New Zealand
  • UX London | London 
  • Interaction 17 | NYC
  • Shoptalk | Las Vegas
  • WEAR Conference | Boston
  • YOW! Connected IoT Conference | Melbourne, Australia
  • Apple’s Future Retail Event | NYC
  • ECommerce Futures | NYC
  • Webstock | Wellington, New Zealand
  • Future Insights Live | Las Vegas
  • 2BeDesigned Near Future | Online 
  • Strata Big Data Conference | NYC
  • Freestyle Fashion Conference | NYC
  • FedEx Usability Summit | Memphis, TN
  • Hearst Publishing | NYC
  • Fashion Forward Conference | NYC
  • Fashion Digital NY | NYC
  • UXI Studio | Tel Aviv, Israel
  • The Social Retail Summit | NYC
  • Open Web Conference | Vancouver
  • DrupalCon | Barcelona, Boston, Copenhagen
  • SchipulCon | Dallas, TX
  • Minneapolis Interactive Marketers Association
  • Orrick Total Access | NYC, SF
  • Women Innovate Mobile | NYC
  • FNW Trends | NYC
  • International Startup Festival | Montreal
  • LIM College | NYC
  • Columbia Business School | NYC
  • NYU Stern School of Business | NYC
  • Parsons School of Design | NYC
  • Fashion Institute of Technology | NYC
  • School of Visual Arts | NYC