Adah Parris (she/her)

TED2019 Emerging Innovator. Futurist, Storyteller and Culturalist. Enthusiastic curator of people, patterns and stories.

A polymath and enthusiastic curator of people, patterns and stories. Parris takes a philosophical and anthropological approach to technology; merging logic and creativity to design immersive innovation, storytelling, learning, and development environments. Her current interest lies in the anatomy of transformation and innovation from ancient wisdom, natural systems and indigenous community practices to digital and emerging technologies.

Parris has over 20 years experience in transforming cultures to nurture decentralized humanity-centered innovation environments. In 2019, Parris was recognized as one of TED Talks Global Emerging Innovators. In 2018, she was recognized as one of the UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Leaders in Technology. She has also worked with businesses and individuals in advertising, education, entertainment, entrepreneurship, marketing, media and, technology start-ups.

Parris' clients and partnerships have included Google, Unilever, Sainsbury's, Oath, Ogilvy Labs, The British Council, The EU Council, The Tate Modern, the British Film Institute (BFI), The Union Chapel, Burning Man Camp: Playground, ArabNet Dubai, Innovate Finance, Wayra UK, The Friday Club, and Shambala Festival to name a few.