Digital Mindfulness Live

May 24 - 25, 2017 #dmlive

The Human Impact Of Digital Distraction


Digital Mindfulness Live is a one-of-a-kind live experience that inspires digital professionals to innovate in the age of digital distraction, and shape the future of the digital industry.

On Day One, you will have the opportunity to engage in workshops led by topic and industry leaders. On Day Two, inspiring keynotes from topic and industry experts will be shared, with ample time to meet and connect with startups, entrepreneurs, industry and academic experts and peers.

The aim of Digital Mindfulness Live is to bring together experts from around the world to share best practice, insights and innovation in behavioural science, human centred design, psychology, UX, Product Development, team development, mindfulness, and more to actively improve the quality of our personal and professional connected lives in an age of digital distraction and information overload.

08:00 AM – Registration & Morning Coffee

09:00 AM – Morning Workshop

12:00 PM – Lunch Break & Networking

01:00 PM – Afternoon Workshop

17:00 PM – Day One Conclusion

08:30: Registration & Breakfast

09:15: Chair’s Opening Remarks – Lawrence Ampofo Founder & Director Digital Mindfulness

09:30: Keynote Address – James Williams: Time Well Spent

10:00: Yesha Sivan: Orange Bike-The mindfulness model for the 99%.

10:30: Networking Break

10:50: Tre Azam

11:20: Rosa Glover: Biobeats

11:45: Lawrence Ampofo: Mindful Digital Content

12:30: Lunch

13:40: Marc Powell – Email Logic

14:20: Digital Detoxing Panel: Aidan Healy, Dr. Meera Joshi, Gemma Johnson, Martin Talks

15:00: Networking Break

15:30: Paul Miller – Digital Workplace Group

16:00: Closing Keynote – Rohan Gunatillake: Designing Mindfulness

16:30: Closing Remarks

16:40: Networking drinks reception

London Southbank University

103 Borough Road




Take a Deep Dive and Meet Amazing New People

Workshops are deep-dive breakouts hosted by subject matter experts. These intimate, informal sessions are an opportunity to acquire a new digital skills or creative skills, and connect with other like-minded attendees.

Workshop sessions will be announced in early 2017, and open for registration in February 2017, on a first-come, first-served basis for all workshop and conference ticket holders.


Communication, Collaboration & The Digital Workplace Experience

This track focuses on the the impact of digital distraction and information overload on the digital workplace experience, and the tools and practices that exist to develop agile, information rich, collaborative, and distributed digital workplaces to meet the demands of modern organisations and the changing workforce.

This track is designed for content, information, technical, and business managers focused on intranets, enterprise search, social, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and internal, field, and backend applications.

Designing for Digital Distraction

Industry and topic experts share best practices, insights and products who develop high quality digital products and services that shift our interaction with technology from a market-driven perspective to one that positively contributes to the quality of people’s lives.

This track is designed for content, information, design, engineering and business managers focused on both consumer and enterprise digital products and services.

The Behavioural Economics of Digital Distraction & Information Overload

This track highlights the data and insights explaining the impact of digital distraction and information overload. Industry and academic experts explore the potential for digital to positively change our behaviours and empower businesses to cultivate attention, awareness an empathy in digitised environments.

Designed for technology strategists and executives focused on near-term and future digital experiences for creating, managing, and delivering compelling digital experiences across platforms and channels.

Transformational Technology & Human Potential In An Age of Digital Distraction

This stream showcases current best practices and case studies from topic experts and companies on the business and human impact of using new technologies to develop more intentional relationships with our digital experiences.

This track is designed for strategists, marketers, managers, product designers, and executives focused on digital transformation, managing digital assets, and the development of both consumer and enterprise digital products and services.



Watch this space for new speakers added weekly!

James Williams

Co-Founder Time Well Spent

As the former Special Projects Lead at Google, James Williams is now with the Oxford Internet Institute, his research addresses the philosophy and ethics of attention and persuasion as they relate to technology design. He is also a co-founder of the ‘Time Well Spent’ campaign (, a project that aims to steer technology design toward having greater respect for users’ attention, goals, and values. Previously, James worked for over ten years at Google, where he received the Founder’s Award, the company’s highest honour. He is also a frequent speaker, consultant for companies and governments, and commentator on technology issues in the media.

Rohan Gunatillake

Author, International Speaker, Technology & Mindfulness Entrepreneur

Rohan Gunatillake is an innovation producer and entrepreneur working in wise technology and modern mindfulness. Rohan heads up 21awake, a creative studio which combines deep experience in meditation, technology & design. 21awake is best known for buddhify, the best-selling urban mindfulness app.

Dr Meera Joshi

Mindfulness Expert for BUPA UK & Owner at Presence Is A Habit

Dr Joshi is a medical doctor from the University of Oxford, where she majored in neuroscience. She learnt mindfulness at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, a world-renowned centre of excellence in mindfulness research at the University of Oxford. Dr Joshi has since gone on to specialise in mindfulness, becoming a trained teacher and coach.

Dr Joshi uses her neuroscience expertise to teach mindfulness in a way that is practical and applicable to daily life. She works with students to encourage behaviour change, the formation of new habits and the sustenance of mindful awareness in all parts of their lives. Dr Joshi gives talks to raise public awareness of mindfulness and mental resilience, teaches group mindfulness courses and coaches on an individual basis. She follows the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Teachers.

Professor Yesha Sivan

Executive Director of The Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University Coller School of Management

Yesha is the founder of Metaverse Labs (MVL) - a leading think tank focusing on innovation via virtual and real worlds. Sivan's professional experience includes developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments (see for example: the Harvard 9-Keys for Knowledge Infrastructure). He published numerous papers in the areas of strategy and IT, innovation and venture, knowledge, 3D3C virtual worlds, and standards. Sivan received his doctorate from Harvard University. He has taught EMBA, MBA, engineering and design courses in his areas of expertise.

Martin Talks

Founder Digital Detoxing

Martin founded Digital Detoxing in 2013 and has been involved in digital industries for nearly 20 years. Having worked in M&A and venture capital, he floated online shares information company, ADVFN, on the London Stock Exchange in 2000; founded the pioneering digital marketing agency, Blue Barracuda, in 2002 and sold it to the FCB Group; and he was then Global Digital Lead for the FCB Group. He continues to be active in advanced digital technology and teaches on digital trends for Google, but believes that digital is about people not technology.

Gemma Johnson

Creator of National Unplugging Day & CEO MyFamilyClub

Gemma is the go-to media spokesperson for a range of subjects covering family finance, parenting and digital detox / digital burnout. Gemma has an impressive appearance list including Daybreak, ITV News, Sky Sunrise, Sky News, BBC Radio, BBC Breakfast, The Observer, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Times, Prima, Woman, Essentials, Mother & Baby amongst other titles. Gemma also writes for The Huffington Post.
A regular panellist and speaker at a host of business events with a recent appearance at The Children's Media Conference 2016 - speaking about safeguarding children on social media.

Tre Azam

Founder & Managing Director at MyndPlay Ltd

MyndPlay is the world's first mind controlled media player and platform which connects your computer to your mind with EEG BrainWave technology to allow viewers an engaging, innovative new level of interactivity by allowing you to control, influence and direct a training video or movie using only your mind. MyndPlay also provides you with detailed brainwave feedback and the ability to develop mindfulness which is greater mental awareness and emotional control making it the ultimate brain entertainment and training platform.

Rosa Glover

Chief Product Officer, BioBeats

BioBeats is a digital health and artificial intelligence business that creates corporate and personal wellness solutions. Through some of our own personal experiences we have come to understand first hand the impact of stress on health and productivity, and have made this our current focus. At our core, we provide insights into an individual’s health and wellbeing, by tracking data from wearable and smartphone sensors. Biometric and psychometric feedback is combined with our unique machine learning algorithms, to deliver personalised stress and productivity management tools, based on clinically proven coaching techniques.

Aidan Healy

Head of Learning and Development,

UnPlug offer a range of programmes for focus and high performance in the age of distraction. We believe that people should become the masters of technology instead of technology mastering them. The result of this is they manage their attention better, increase productivity and have more downtime. Technology itself, if used mindfully, has extraordinary benefits. It is the way in which people choose to engage with it that makes the difference. Our programmes include a review of workplace email, social media usage and suggested productivity tools.

Paul Miller

CEO Digital Workplace Group

The Digital Workplace Group maps, navigates and connects the new digital workplace across the globe and provides independent expertise to large organizations to help them advance their intranets and broader digital workplaces.

Marc Powell

Managing Director, Email Logic

Email is an incredible tool when used in the right way. The challenge is to break the cycle of email addiction and then to give people all the tips, tools, attitudes and approaches they need to get better results from their email. By applying the research we gather from every project we constantly refine our programmes with new technologies.

Alison Canavan

Author & Speaker

Alison Canavan is an influential health and wellness coach, motivational speaker and the award winning author of wellness book “Minding Mum”. Having travelled the world as one of Ireland’s most successful international models for nearly two decades, in recent years she has devoted her time to her greatest passion: true health and wellbeing. Helping people to join the dots with their health and wellbeing is Alison’s primary goal and passion which led her to create her website