Suhair Khan

Founder of "Open-Ended Design" Technology & Design Lab, Google Arts & Culture Founding Team Member, Technologist, Thought Leader, Design Leader
Suhair Khan Speaker
  • Suhair is a highly experienced technologist and design activist with extensive work in AI, machine learning, and hybrid realities
  • Founder of the Technology & Design Lab which is an “incubator for ideas and projects at the intersection of technology and creativity”
  • Has over a decade of experience at Google, leading global teams and working on projects across various creative industries
  • Lectures on Technology & Design at Central Saint Martins in London

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Suhair Khan is a technology entrepreneur and creative leader. She is the founder of open-ended design, a platform and incubator for creative technologists working with artificial intelligence. Her work centers on impact-driven work at the intersection of design, culture and future-facing technology.

Prior to this, Suhair spent over a decade at Google, where she worked on early stage product development and strategy for cutting edge technology initiatives. Her work cut across products in machine learning, AI, hybrid realities and search, as well as emerging markets. 

She led numerous initiatives which merged cutting edge technologies with education, culture, and environmental sustainability; and she was part of the founding team for Google Arts & Culture, where she led global teams and projects working across the creative industries, art, fashion, media, and cultural institutions.

Suhair is chair of the Board of Trustees of dance choreographer Studio Wayne McGregor, and is on the Board of Trustees for the Design Museum and Sadlers Wells, and on the official advisory committees to the British Library. She is on the jury for the London Design Biennale and the UK’s Museum of the Year Prize.

A graduate of Cornell University and Harvard University, Suhair now lectures on Technology & Design in the Masters of Architecture program at Central Saint Martins in London, leading future-thinking in technology, design and values-driven outcomes around sustainability, inclusion, and interdisciplinary innovation.

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Suhair Khan - AI and the Future of Culture

Cambridge Tech Week 2023

  • Technology for Good
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Technology & Creativity
  • Google Arts & Culture 
  • Metaverse
  • Interdisciplinary Design (fashion, art, culture, tech)
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Ethics, Innovation & Technology
  • Creative Technology
  • Design, Architecture and Tech
  • Creative Innovation Funding
  • Future of Culture
  • Big Tech

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