Spencer Kelly

Technology broadcaster for television.

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Spencer Kelly is best known for presenting BBC's flagship technology programme Click, shown in over 200 countries on BBC World News and also on BBC2. 

Spencer is a respected broadcaster and journalist with more than fifteen years experience in radio and television. Alongside Click Spencer is a regular guest on BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon. Spencer has interviewed many big names in the world of entertainment and technology, including film director James Cameron, Microsoft bosses Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, and legends  Sir David Attenborough, Phil Collins and the Bee Gees. He has also been invited to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace. 

As part of a life-long love affair with science and technology, Spencer graduated with a double first in computer Science from Cambridge University and has recently been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology by the University of Coventry. During his career he has reported from countries across the globe on a range of technology issues – from the latest mobile internet devices in Japan and the crazy walking robots of South Korea, to the life-changing impact of just one computer on an Indian Village, and one SIM card on the slums of Johannesburg. He has tested satellite broadband in the scorching Namib desert, and been turned into an alien in the studios of Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco. And he has reported on the re-emergence of 3D movies and TV in Los Angeles. He has also pursued some controversial investigations, including exposing security loopholes in Facebook, and giving the first television demonstration of a botnet - showing the power available to hacker who take control of a network of infected PCs. 

Spencer regularly speaks at corporate events on his experiences and anecdotes as a technology tourist, and looks ahead to the exciting technologies that are just around the corner. 

2015 saw Spencer awarded Tech Personality of The Year Award at the T3 Magazine Awards. 


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