Chris Neels

@designfor2100


Hello, I'm Chris and I am a product strategist, manager, and researcher.

I recently launched 2100.design, a service helping organizations anticipate and shape the wider effects of their technology.

In the past, I worked as a tech and innovation consultant, advising companies across a range of industries on strategic innovation, human-centered design, and agile development.

Leading up to 2100.design, I did postgraduate research at University College London studying the social construction and effects of artificial intelligence. My studies were interdisciplinary – drawing from STS, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and history. My dissertation was on the topic of applied responsible innovation.

Current

  • 2100 - Founder
  • Driverless Futures - Researcher
  • Writing

  • A Systematic Literature Review of the Use of Foresight Methodologies Within Technology Policy Between 2015 and 2020 - UCL STEaPP Working Paper (forthcoming)
  • Rethinking the Yellowbelt: A Proposal to Increase Toronto's Housing Availability and Affordability - Housing Matters
  • The Natural Roots of Artificial Intelligence - Towards Data Science
  • Imagineering & Resurrections - Towards Data Science
  • Neurally Networked: How DeepMind’s Differentiable Neural Computer Reflects the Efforts of a Broader Network of Actors - UCL
  • Anti-Entropy & Standing Reserve - 2100
  • Media Tetrads - 2100
  • Love Your Machines - Predict
  • The Importance of Incentives in the Development of Autonomous Vehicles - Predict
  • From Medium to Mediator - The Technoskeptic
  • Does Technological Change Shape Historical Change? - Predict
  • Perpetual Accommodation: A History of Technology-Driven Change - MISC Magazine
  • More than Profitability: Understanding Startup Excellence - MISC Magazine
  • Art

  • The Machine and Me: On Being Connected, and the Device You Wake Up To Look At
  • Interview With The Six Hundred
  • Past

  • University College London - Graduate Student
  • Idea Couture - Engagement Manager
  • Polis Finance - Founder
  • Deloitte - Consultant
  • SAP - Project Management Analyst
  • UBC - Research Assistant
  • BlackBerry - Process Coordinator
  • UBC Sauder School of Business - Student
  • Photographer