Patrick Kua is the CTO of the mobile bank N26 where he is building the engineering group that will change how retail banking works. Formerly a Principal Technical Consultant for ThoughtWorks in London, he is the author of three books, The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and Building Evolutionary Architectures. Patrick is a frequent conference speaker, blogger and is passionate about bringing a balanced focus between people, organisations and technology.
Today, digital products and companies are not just changing the way we live our lives, but also playing an increasingly influential role in public policy and governance. We have reached a point where consumer goods produced by technology industries are beginning to reshape what it means to be Human.
This year, we are going to explore advances in biohacking and transhumanism and their implications for humankind. Will they be to our benefit, further enhancing quality of life? How mindful should we be of the potential social and ethical pitfalls whilst we transform?