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Michael Kowalski
Head of Product

“News media has spent two decades optimising for clickbait to maximise ad revenue, while too often navel gazing in a media bubble. I’m interested in building a product that addresses both of these problems: that encourages a more reflective ‘slow thinking’, and that brings a wider diversity of voices into journalism.”

Michael is a New Zealander who has long been resident in London, where he has worked on major media projects for the London 2012 Olympics, Newscorp, and the Guardian. He has co-founded three technology startups, developing new platforms for technologies ranging from data visualisation to augmented reality. He curates Confluence, an annual conference about storytelling.