Nina Schick is an independent political consultant, commentator, broadcaster and author, specialising in how technology and artificial intelligence are reshaping democracy, society and geopolitics in the 21st century.
Nina has worked on several black swan political events that shaped her thinking towards how technology and politics are colliding in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This includes her front-line work on the UK’s EU Referendum campaign in 2016, and the evolution of Brexit since then as well as the Russia-Ukraine war and state-sponsored disinformation.
She also worked on Emmanuel Macron’s Presidential campaign in 2017; and on assessing Russian election interference in the United States and around the world since 2016.
In 2018, Nina advised a group of global leaders including Eileen Donahoe, the Executive Director at Stanford University’s Global Digital Policy Incubator; Joe Biden, the former Vice President, now President of the United States; and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Secretary General of NATO, by leading research on next-generation disinformation in the form of AI generated deep fakes.
Nina is a political advisor to select technology firms, including Dalia Research, which is reshaping the global insights industry by harnessing the app economy and advanced data science to gather and analyse real-time data on worldwide public opinion.
In addition, she is a contributor to international broadcasters including Bloomberg, Sky, CNN and the BBC. She has been published by The Times, CNN, the Sunday Telegraph and the New Statesman amongst others. Her book, Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know (Octopus, 2020), warns us of the dangerous political consequences of the ‘Infocalypse’, an information overload that may affect national security and public trust in politics.
Nina Schick holds degrees in history and politics from University College London and the University of Cambridge, and spent years cutting her political teeth in journalism and research at organisations including BBC Parliament; Spiegel Online; The Sunday Times and UK Parliament.
Half German and half-Nepali, Nina speaks fluent German, Spanish, Nepali and Tamang; she also speaks French and Hindi. She divides her time between London, Berlin and Kathmandu.