BIL 2015

March 21-22nd at Imperial Vancouver. Doors open at 8am. Opening remarks begin at 9:30AM.

Nikolas Badminton


I have been on the Internet since 1991 and have worked in all aspects. I speak about humanity and the impact of technology on society and how we operate.

I have produced and hosted Cyborg Camp YVR, From Now, Dark Futures and PRODUCT conferences here in Vancouver and have a pedigree in presenting thought provoking presentations at SXSW, Pecha Kucha, Marketing Magazine Conference.

I write for The Huffington Post, TechVibes, Linkedin PULSE and curates events related to tech, culture and humanity, including Cyborg Camp YVR, From Now, PRODUCT YVR and DARK FUTURES.

I also judge creative awards shows, develop social media courses for UBC, guest lecture at CDM and BCIT in Vancouver and contribute regularly to publications and speak regularly at conferences across North America, including SXSW, ICSC, Marketing Magazine, Deloitte, and BCAMA.

Talk Title: People Power & Anonymity: A Perspective on Living in 2015

With the revelations of the NSA and the rise of huge social and utility-based consumer platforms we are seeing the world becoming more aware and demanding a choice on privacy and data control. This presentation looks at this situation and discusses:

How people are becoming more concerned about privacy and use of data;

Modern surveillance techniques that affect everyone;

How surveillance and choosing anonymity online will equalize the game;

…and how to work ethically (and fairly) with people-based data.