Webit Speaker, Co-founder, CTO of SwiftKey
Dr Ben Medlock is co-founder and chief technology officer of SwiftKey, a language prediction technology company. SwiftKey’s keyboard app for Android, which uses natural language processing (NLP) to offer accurate next-word prediction and autocorrection, was the best-selling paid app on Google Play in 2013 and 2012 and a No 1 hit in 58 countries. The company’s software appeared on more than 100 million devices last year. Fast Company recently named SwiftKey the 5th most innovative productivity company in the world. Ben has a First in Computer Science from Durham University and a PhD in Natural Language and Information Processing from the University of Cambridge.