Sophie Lanc

Sophie Lanc

Company: Cyborn

Job Title: Chief Creative Technologies Officer

Sophie Lanc is Chief Creative Technologies Officer of Cyborn. Sophie leads the HCI, design innovation and creative technology development of this high-growth business. Prior to pursuing her career in technology, she was Celtic and Scottish Karting Champion in 2008/2009 and National Festival Champion in 2010/2011. She was the first woman to win this competition against a field of men.

Over the past four and half years she has worked on the design and computing architecture of advanced cyber-security systems.

Sophie won global recognition for her work with the Decahex project, a seamless use of time-motion capture technology.

She was awarded the Festival of Creative Industries award, nominated for Young Innovator of the Year 2016 and was a finalist for the SWiT (Scottish Women in Tech) Rising Star award in 2017.

She also achieved the coveted BS8878 Standard for Usability for her work in HCI in cybersecurity and is currently developing innovations which marries usability, privacy and keeping people safe in the digital world.

She achieved a First-Class BSc (Hons) in Interactive Media Design, winning the University medal at Edinburgh Napier University. Sophie’s commitment to professional development has been continued with Cornell University, through her participation in the Women in Leadership and Women in Entrepreneurship programmes.

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