Martha Lane Fox confirmed as keynote speaker for the IR Society’s Virtual Annual Conference!

We are delighted to announce that Martha Lane Fox, entrepreneur and internet activist, will be joining our Virtual Annual Conference on 29th September as a keynote speaker

Martha is a director of Twitter and non-executive director of Chanel, and the Queens Commonwealth Trust. Martha co-founded and chairs the karaoke chain LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry. She also founded Doteveryone in 2015 after giving the Dimbleby lecture on BBC1. Doteveryone started a responsible tech movement and in 2020 passed its tools and products to Ada and ODI to scale the work. In 1998, Martha co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website,, with Brent Hoberman, which they took public in 2000 and sold in 2005. 

Martha became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013, and in 2017 she was appointed a member of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy. Additionally, in 2014 she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University. 

Martha is a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law. From 2009 to 2013 Martha was Digital Champion for the UK and helped to create the Government Digital Service, this team launched, transforming government service delivery. In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE.  

Book your ticket now for access to our unrivalled conference content, combining both live on the day interactive discussions and on-demand sessions with our esteemed guest speakers, including Martha Lane Fox. This year's conference will be moderated again by Evan Davis.  

Published 7 August, 2020

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