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Gemma Milne

Freelance Technology & Science Writer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFeature Writer - Freelance Journalist - Technical Writer


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About me

Gemma is a Scottish creative science nerd obsessed with tech, design, Irn Bru and pi. She is a Freelance Journalist & Podcaster, writing for The Guardian, Singularity Hub, The Drum, Adweek, Imperica & Ogilvydo, covering science, tech, culture and politics. Gemma is also Co-Founder of Science: Disrupt - an organisation connecting the innovators, iconoclasts & entrepreneurs intent on creating change in science. Science: Disrupt produces podcasts, events and editorial, and has brought together a large community (both on and off-line) of brilliant thinkers and do-ers. They focus on biotech, energy, space, health, advanced computing & changing the way we do academic research. Gemma is an International speaker having delivered keynotes at SXSW, TEDx, WPP Stream, Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx and works with the World Economic Forum as on of their Global Shapers. Previously, Gemma was the Tech Innovation Strategist at Ogilvy Labs.

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  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • Technologies
  • Future Thinking
  • Editorial
  • Innovation
  • Science
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Tech Startups

Work history



The Guardian

Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Scriptwriter for 360 videos on science topics


Feature Writer


Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Features spanning data, AI, IOT, cybersecurity and blockchain


Senior Copywriter


Mar 2017 - Nov 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Branded Editorial for Siemens - Podcast Production and Hosting for Siemens - 360 video scripting for Siemens


Feature Writer

Ogilvy & Mather

Jul 2016 - May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Wrote various features for Ogilvy's thought leadership platform - Covered tech, science, startups, politics, culture, media, branding, conferences & events (e.g. Cannes, SXSW, Web Summit)


Innovation Strategist

Ogilvy & Mather Group UK

Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Tech Innovation Strategist across full Ogilvy client roster - Startup liaison - Trend analysis and presentation - Spokesperson and public speaker on agency innovation - Lab Day event management & curation - Connector within the agency and across WPP



Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
  • United Kingdom
  • Pure Mathematics Modules include finite maths, financial maths, graph theory, number theory and history of maths Dissertation - A Fractal View of the Stock Markets