Founder, The Thinking Digital Conference

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Herb is best known as Founder of the long-running Thinking
Digital Conference. In addition to Thinking Digital, Herb is the founder of the TEDx event
series in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle.
In addition, Herb is a Board Director for Tech City UK and was the Founding Chairman for
Tech North.


In 2014, Buzzfeed included Herb on its list of “Geordie Heroes”. In 2011, Wired Magazine
included Herb as one it’s Wired 100 top tech industry influencers. In 2010, The Guardian
named Herb as one of its Top 100 most influential media figures.


Herb earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and his undergraduate degree
from Princeton University. He moved to the UK in 1997 and currently resides on the Wirral
and works in Newcastle. He’s a proud father to a 12yo daughter.