Lauren Maffeo has reported on and worked within the global technology sector. She started her career as a freelance journalist covering tech trends for The Guardian and The Next Web from London. Today, she works as a service designer for Steampunk, a human-centered design firm building civic tech solutions for government agencies. Prior to Steampunk, Lauren was an associate principal analyst at Gartner, where she covered the impact of emerging tech like AI and blockchain on small and midsize business owners.
Lauren serves as a founding editor of Springer's AI and Ethics journal, the first multidisciplinary journal on this subject. She is also an area editor for the open access Data and Policy journal with Cambridge University Press. Lauren has spoken at global events including Gartner Symposium in Florida, The World Web Forum in Zurich, Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver, and DrupalCon in Seattle. In her spare time, Lauren loves running and fostering dogs.