Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Alexandra is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur & international speaker based in London.

She was named 2nd in Top 100 Internet of Things Thought Leaders (Onalytica, 2014) and is in the 2014 Top 100 Influential Tech Women on Twitter (Business Insider).

Since 2006, she has built consumer-facing internet of things products, services and communities  for clients such as BBC R&D, Nokia, British Gas, EDF, British Telecom.

She is the founder of the Good Night Lamp, a family of internet-connected lamps for your global friends and family.

She is the co-founder of IOTAngels, a UK based angel network focused on internet of things investments. She is co-editor of Connected, a quarterly publication on the internet of things.

She has been running the London Internet of Things meetup for Xively since 2011. It is the largest meetup in the world dedicated to this topic.

She was co-founder and CEO of Tinker London, the first distributor of the Arduino platform in the UK that ran workshops around the world and offered design and consultancy services to global clients. She was also a partner at RIG London.

Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum and galleries around the world.

She has a B.A.Sc. in industrial design from the Université de Montréal and an M.A. in Interaction Design from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea.



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