He has reported from countries across the globe on all kinds of technology issues – from the crazy robot restaurant in Japan, 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 the mobile signal in frozen Finland. He has been turned into an alien in the studios of Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, and cast a doubtful pair of eyes over 3D movies in LA. You should see his frequent flyer account.
FACTS & FIGURES
Spencer is in the middle of a life-long love affair with science and technology.
He graduated with a double first in Computer Science from Cambridge University.
And recently, he became an Honorary Doctor of Technology at Coventry University.
Spencer regularly speaks at corporate events on his experiences and anecdotes as a technology tourist, and looks ahead to some exciting technologies that are just around the corner. He also hosts live events and interviews, and presents corporate videos.
Spencer has previously presented for Five’s The Gadget Show, as well as a 7 year stint hosting the breakfast show on Ocean FM. He began his career reporting on traffic problems from a light aircraft, and has many dull theories on traffic behaviour. Really, don't ask him.
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 hackers who take control of a network of infected PCs.
SAFE & SOUND?
Many of the biggest names in entertainment and technology have received a grilling - Director James Cameron, Microsoft bosses Bill Gates
and Steve Ballmer,
Intel CEO Paul Otellini, music supremos Will.I.Am and the Bee Gees. and legend Sir David Attenborough to name a few. He also talked tech with HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace. The qualis' eggs went down a treat, too.
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Spencer Kelly presents the BBC2 technology programme Click. The programme is also broadcast on BBC World News, allowing viewers in more than 200 countries watch him indulge his passion for science and technology. He also pops up on BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon, and writes a monthly column for the Sci/Tech magazine Focus.
Not content with being on-screen, Spencer is frighteningly hands-on behind the camera too. He writes, directs, shoots and edits features. He's also a post-production nut, and uses his daily commute to create many of Click's graphics and visual effects.
BEHIND THE SCENES
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