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Gemma Milne

Gemma Milne is a talented Scottish writer and podcaster who focuses on science and technology. Her articles have appeared in many well-known publications such as the BBC, The Guardian, and Forbes Europe. Gemma is also a co-founder of Science: Disrupt, a platform that highlights exciting developments in science start-ups and research.

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About Gemma Milne

Beyond writing, Gemma is deeply involved with the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper and advises the European Commission on which scientific projects should receive funding. She’s recognized for her innovative thinking and has judged for SXSW and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Gemma’s ability to explain complex ideas in a simple way has made her a popular speaker at big events like SXSW and TEDx. Her talk at TEDx on ‘Why Everyone Should Care Why the Sky is Blue’ shows her knack for making science interesting for everyone. This talk even inspired a new start-up aimed at making scientific knowledge more accessible.

Her achievements include winning awards like Best Start-up Founder at the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards 2018. Gemma has a unique background, having studied Maths at St Andrews and worked in various fields from advertising to mental health. This gives her a wide perspective on how technology intersects with everyday life.

Gemma’s talks at global events on science and tech are inspiring. She has a special talent for making complicated topics easy to understand, making her a great addition to any event.

To book Keynote Speaker Gemma Milne, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Gemma’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Women in STEM
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovation
  • Startups
  • Business

Here you can find links to books by Gemma Milne. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

Smoke and Mirrors by keynote speaker Gemma Milne

Booking Information



"Gemma has been a highlight speaker at a few events I've produced. She never fails to captivate the crowd with her strong point of view and passion for her topic. She is a natural on stage, because of all the preparation."

Ignite Talks

"Gemma is an inspiring speaker, carefully arguing her case with clarity and bite. She knows how to bring an audience with her, and indeed won a wrestling belt when she did so at our event The Tech Off at Cannes Lions! She was so good we’ve had her at two further events in London, and I would happily have her on every time. I look forward to learning new things when she’s on stage. Highly recommended."

Tech Department

"Living and breathing your field is one thing, but what is rarer is being able to articulate it - that is why I asked Gemma to speak at TEDxClapham. She explained a complex topic with refreshing simplicity and made her subject matter accessible to everyone in the audience.  Gemma brought something totally unique to the lineup and look forward to having her speak again."


"I've worked in the conference/talks business for many years and Gemma is one of the strongest speakers I have encountered. She is confident, inspiring and extremely genuine, which helps the audience connect with and relate to her.  In my last event at the Royal Geographical Society, I decided to open the conference with Gemma's talk as she is so inspiring that I knew she would draw the audience in and set the tone for the evening. I would highly recommend her for any speaking engagement."

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