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Samantha Payne MBE

Samantha Payne MBE co founded Open Bionics when she was 23 years old. Open Bionics uses 3D scanning, 3D printing, and AI to design and build wearable technologies that enhance independence and quality of life for people with disabilities. Samantha has won multiple international engineering and innovation awards, including the Global Robotics and AI for Good award. Samantha has received tech innovation awards from Italy, China, UAE, USA, and Germany.


About Samantha Payne

Samantha’s startup works with The Walt Disney company to offer bionic limbs in the style of their most popular superheroes, turning a child with a limb difference into a bionic superhero like Iron Man.

Samantha’s company uses AI to remove human technicians from the design and build process and reduce the need for physical space and workshops. By investing in digital automation the process of creating a custom bionic limb is now radically faster and 5 x cheaper.

Samantha provides keynote speeches globally including the 2023 Global AI summit in Saudi Arabia, GeekPicnic in Russia, Singapore’s SMART innovation conference, and was President Barack Obama’s warm up speaker to a crowd of thousands in Munich 2019.

Samantha has given talks for JP Morgan, Accenture, Siemens, Google, and Facebook on innovation and product development, and appeared as a panelist defending AI acceleration for a Netflix show in 2024.

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

Speech Topics

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

  • Robotics
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bionics
  • Technology
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