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Wendy Dent

Investigative Journalist, Writer/Director/Producer, Media-Tech Founder/CEO/ Inventor, Expert: Illicit Trade, Wendy Dent Films

Wendy Dent is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, journalist, speaker and entrepreneur, and an independent consultant advising think tanks, NGOs and government on international issues, strategy, film and technology. Her investigative scoop re the TrumpRussia inquiry headlined as breaking news on The Guardian. Her media-tech startup Cinemmerse is pioneering the future of responsive media in news and entertainment with the patent pending smartwatch app she coded, bringing emotion analytics and wearable technology to Hollywood. In 2012-2013, Dent served as Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California's famed School of Cinematic Arts. Her documentaries, filmed across five continents, have been acquired by universities and screened at international film festivals around the globe. Dent also founded Industry Intervention, Recommended By Women, as initiatives for industry as well as social change. Her writing has been published in leading scholarly and trade magazines. Dent has been a guest speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, USC and Columbia universities, interviewed about international politics live on CNN International, and about tech and Silicon Valley for the NYT, USA Today, Bloomberg, CNN, Voice of America and TechCrunch. She is the recipient of international film festival awards and Australian national achievement and public speaking awards. Dent serves as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and Expert on Media/Entertainment/Information, Human Rights and Illicit Trade in the World Economic Forum Expert Network and has been a speaker at Summer Davos, as well as the World Economic Forum on Latin America.