Priya Prakash is a serial change agent, entrepreneur and founder of London based D4SC - Design for Social Change.
The applied product innovation studio specializes in collaborative urban systems combining human and machine intelligence.
In 2014, she was listed ‘Tech City Insider 100’, IBM’s People for Smarter Cities and featured in BBC, Wired, Outlook India. D4SC’s products have won The Smart City World Expo Showcase, Innovate UK’s Connected Cities Challenge and got shortlisted for Zumbtobel’s Applied Innovation.
Prior to D4SC, Priya was Head of Mobile Phone User Experience at Nokia. She led the global design team to launch Nokia Asha in 144 countries turning mobile phones to affordable smart phones. At BBC, she was lead-designer and co-inventor of iPlayer with joint patents.
Since 2001, her innovations have changed industries radically across media, publishing, telecom and retail. Her focus now is on reimagining smart cities.
Priya is visiting professor at Syracuse University, RCA, UCL and LSE and advises early stage iOT & smart tech startups. A regular keynote speaker and judge, Prakash is FRSA with MA in Computer Related Design, Royal College of Art. Priya enjoys discovering cities by running, cycling and tasting local cuisines.