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  • Jon has been tinkering with tech since the days when 128KB was a lot of storage, and games took 20 minutes to load via tape cassette. He’s been smitten ever since, and having decided to forge a career in technology journalism, he’s now been testing, reviewing and dispensing balanced and objective advice for over 20 years. If it’s been released in that time and has some kind of processor, he’s probably tested it.

    Despite having written about enough PCs, laptops, tablets, routers, smartphones, headphones, graphics cards, monitors, printers, scanners, cameras, cars and smart tech to fill an Amazon warehouse, his enthusiasm for all things shiny has never waned.

  • Associate Editor

    Known as the tallest man in tech (something he’s never personally claimed to be), Vaughn writes about a broad range of technology, from VR worlds to startup culture and the best gadgets on the market. While he’ll happily talk your ear off about anime, video games and all things Japan, he also pursues more regular interests such as frequenting East London hipster drinking establishments and overpriced eateries. His Mancunian accent is practically non-existent, but he still wears the term “Northerner” as a badge of honour.

  • Alan has been writing about science, tech, games and politics for a decade, with a period in game production in the middle.

    He has a special soft spot for the Internet of Things, healthcare, psychology and fitness trackers – despite most of them offering the same critique: he’s not fit enough. Alan is also the only person you’ll find in the Venn diagram of “people who’ve written for Nuts” and “people who’ve written for the New Statesman”.

  • As a man who’s reviewed more laptops and monitors than most people have had hot dinners, Sasha is never happier than when he’s unboxing a new gadget or troubleshooting a lump of hardware. He’s also a little bit obsessed with music, and is often found digging through piles of vinyl, searching for the perfect sample. You’ll also find him fiddling with software synthesizers and audio-mangling plugins.

    On the rare occasion he leaves the house, he eschews feet in favour of wheels, and pleasure in favour of Strava-fuelled battles across London’s traffic-choked streets, into the quiet Kent lanes and as far as his tree-like legs will carry him. TL; DR – he knows a fair bit about tech, beats, bikes and Belgian beer.

  • Victoria has been writing about tech and science since her days at WebUser in 2009. More recently she edited the MailOnline’s Science and Tech section, where she broke a story about a caterpillar that looks like Donald Trump, and ran WIRED’s UK website. Her favourite stories are those about batteries, tunnels, language, penguins and maps. If you have a pitch involving all five, you’re onto a winner.

  • Keith has spent the last decade writing about the games and technology sectors for pretty much every website and publication you can think of, all while staying up far too late and drinking far too much coffee. Based in Manchester, Keith's a City fan, loves a bit of Kylie, and spends most of his days attempting to grow a decent beard. Unsuccessfully.

  • Designer, editor, author, journalist. There’s very little that Adam can’t do. He was editor-in-chief of MacUser for almost a decade, and knows more about Apple than is sensible.

  • Michael Barton is a 23 year-old Physics graduate who studied at the University of Surrey, UK, in full time employment as a Market Analyst for the online car company Buyacar.co.uk. He is the author of "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" and "A Different Kettle of Fish", both published by Jessica Kingsley.

  • Tom is fresh-faced to the world of tech journalism but has a keen eye and passion for technology, film, travel, games, and more. He currently writes freelance for Alphr, and spends his time “exploring old technology” (i.e. trying to get his old laptop to work).

  • Sirena is a journalist and editor based in London focusing on politics, business technology and lifestyle. She tweets @sirenabergman and blogs at sirenabergman.com

  • Ian has been writing about technology for more than 20 years, which is long enough for his original focus – Apple – to have gone from “five days from bankruptcy” to “biggest company in the world”. Since then he’s managed magazines, websites, apps, YouTube channels, Facebook pages and pretty much every other kind of medium there is.

    He’s interested in mobile technology, from laptops to phones via tablets and smartwatches, along with the cloud and startups. He’s also likely to bend your ear about the importance of diversity when it comes to business, especially tech businesses.

  • Professor Iain Buchan is Clinical Professor in Public Health Informatics at the University of Manchester's Centre for Health Informatics. He can be found on Twitter as @profbuchan

  • Sinead Bunting is the European Director of Consumer Marketing for Monster leading the media and creative brand strategy across Europe, having previously looked after marketing for the UK & Ireland. Prior to joining Monster, Sinead was a Director at MediaCom, where she helped transform the company’s recruitment marketing strategy with the launch of its Career Division - the first recruitment marketing division within a media consumer agency which went on to become the fastest growing department in the company.

    Sinead has a real passion for supporting diversity and encouraging women and underrepresented groups to get into technology roles. This passion has played a big part in initiating and developing Monsters ongoing women in technology focus, a series of initiatives to raise awareness of the exciting opportunities technology careers offer, and encouraging organization’s to work together to increase the number of women in these roles. She is working with a number of key tech, social enterprise and HR figures to launch a Tech Talent Charter to address the digital skills gap by rallying organization’s to commit to recruit and retain more females into tech roles.

  • Catherine Chapman is a journalist reporting on cybersecurity and data privacy, which are stories that she believes are best told through culture. She begins most of her investigations either in the art gallery or picket line and tweets @cathapman.

  • Claire Cockerton is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and successfully exited businesses in the 
fields of financial services, technology innovation and sustainable architecture. She is a specialist in tech clusters, innovation services and startup ecosystems. She is CEO of ENTIQ, an innovation advisory and delivery firm; co-creator of Level 39 and the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship; founding CEO of Innovate Finance; designer of Cognicity smart-city accelerator; and currently CEO of Plexal, on the Olympic Park.

  • Wilfred is currently an editorial assistant for Alphr and Expert Reviews. Having studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University, Wilfred is looking to make his mark in the world of tech journalism. He has previous experience writing features while also producing digital video for social platforms around the topic of men’s lifestyle. Wilfred has also assisted with media relations for some startups based in the UK and Europe. Outside of the office he enjoys fitness and keeping up to date with the latest developments in the world of politics and console gaming.

  • As General Manager for the Microsoft U.S. Central Marketing Organization Grad leads a team of 21st-century marketers and data professionals who drive B2B revenue marketing activities.

  • Former editor of Alphr, PC Pro and PC Advisor.

  • Jo Cruse is a freelance communications consultant, and advises social enterprises and start-ups on communications strategy. She's also co-founder of MacroAdventure, and in June 2016 will be setting off on a nine-month expedition from Alaska to Argentina to explore innovation in social enterprise along the length of the Pan-American Highway - you can follow the journey here!

  • Marie-Louise Dalton is marketing director for Hitwise.

  • Melanie Dichtl is senior marketing manager Northern Europe & EMEA for Hootsuite, helping organisations succeed at social media. 

  • Ian's career in and around games stretches back over a decade, meaning he has a wealth of experience in the subject. And Football Manager. It's mainly Football Manager.

  • Jordan Erica Webber writes about video games for publications like the Guardian, the Observer, and PC Gamer. She has a degree in philosophy with psychology, and is interested in how those subjects relate to games.

  • Ian Evenden used to watch other people play videogames for a living, but decided talking to scientists was more fun. You'll generally find him behind a camera, struggling with a telescope, or taking his PC apart. He lives in Bath with his family and two tortoises.

  • Nicholas is a technology journalist from the Welsh valleys. He's written for publications such as The Next Web, Techradar, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Trusted Reviews, Mail Online and Buzzfeed, and edits . When he's not obsessing over Game of Thrones, he's geeking out over the latest gadgets and innovative start-ups.

  • Steve is editor-in-chief of Auto Express and Carbuyer. If you’ve ever listened to Radio 5 Live then his will be a familiar voice, because he’s been offering advice there for almost a decade. Last year, Steve secured the world exclusive news about Tesla’s Model 3 car in an interview with Elon Musk.

     

  • Elliot Gardner is a northern-born, London-based journalist who writes whenever possible about video games, but who also covers food, drink, and science. You'll most likely see him protesting that his accent really isn't that strong or playing far too much DotA 2.

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