Welcome to #GenArm2Z
We want to hear from our future leaders!
Bringing the future to MWC19 Barcelona
Meet our Techsperts
Simon Segars, Arm CEO
Since joining Arm back in 1991, Simon has worked to transform the company into the leading architect of the most pervasive computer technology the world has ever seen (and that you use, maybe without even knowing it, every single day). He believes in the power of technology to enhance human capability as a force for incredible good, and is passionate about educating future leaders and builders to use that power effectively. Simon knows Gen Z will rise to do amazing things for the world and is an advocate for humanizing technology and addressing industry challenges like security and privacy now to give the next generation the best of foundations in the technology they inherit.
Dr. Mary Aiken, Cyberpsychologist and scientific advisor to Generation Arm 2Z
Mary Aiken is a world-renowned Cyberpsychologist who specializes in the impact of technology on human behavior. As an academic and strategic advisor to international government and law enforcement agencies, Mary has been published and spoken worldwide on issues relating to the intersection between humankind and technology, including its impact on the developing child, cyberbullying, behavioral manipulation online, human factors in cybersecurity and the rights of the child in cyber contexts. Mary’s ground-breaking work inspired the CBS primetime television series CSI:Cyber. Her recent book 'The Cyber Effect' was selected by the Times of London as a 2016 ‘book of the year
Meet our #GenArm2Z ambassadors: kids who are using technology in amazing ways to change their communities for the better.
14-year-old developer and MIT Solver Emma Yang is paving the way for girls who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
With a passion for AI and machine learning, Emma drew on her personal experience with Alzheimer's to develop an app called Timeless, which enables people with Alzheimer's to stay connected with their families.
Emma is also an accomplished classical pianist who has performed at Carnegie Hall three times. She enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out with friends and reading books.
Featured in TIME and at NBC Universal, 10-year-old Samaira invented a STEM coding board game, CoderBunnyz, at the age of 7 with the goal of teaching coding to kids aged four to 104!
She’s led more than 75 workshops with her board game in Silicon Valley, teaching thousands of kids how to code, and has also started an initiative to teach coding to underrepresented girls. Last summer, she invented the world's first ever AI board game, CoderMindz. Her goal is to help one billion kids gain access to coding tools by the time she goes to college, and she’s very well on her way with her 1 Billion Kids Can Code initiative.
She’s also a singer, composer, blog writer, and loves to play guitar.
With a coding career that started at just seven, 11-year-old Avye's goal is to create opportunities for girls in STEM.
Her empowerment efforts are well underway with her Girls Into Coding event — a volunteer project to provide girls with the tools and knowledge to start and continue coding. Her big wins include the Coolest Projects UK award for a voice command robot that she built, as well as being selected for the Young Coders Conference and London's Tate Modern.
Apart from building award-winning robots, Avye's hobbies include tag rugby and swimming.
Josh is a 15-year-old tech innovator who believes kids should be taught to code just as they are taught to read and write. To help make that happen, he created EduBlocks—a drag-and-drop version of Python 3.
The program started out as a Saturday afternoon project back in 2016, and is now a helpful tool used in more than 120 countries around the world to help students learn Python, micro:bit, CircuitPython and Raspberry Pi.
In his spare time, Josh runs a monthly code club with under-advantaged kids in his area, and is senior editor of the micro:bit community magazine, micro:mag.