Robert Newry is the CEO and Co-Founder of Arctic Shores, the leading behaviour-based assessment provider that combines neuroscience, psychometrics and game technology to help organisations make better hiring decisions.
Robert co-founded Arctic Shores, his second technology start-up, in 2014 with a grant from Innovate UK and since then the company has grown to support 150+ organisations in more than 50 different countries with offices in Manchester, London, Cologne and Singapore.
He studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and completed his MBA at Imperial, where he was a double prize winner.
The goal of business psychology is to understand and predict behaviour in the workplace. To date technology has mainly been seen by psychologists as a tool for efficiency in the process of collecting and analysing data, while the role of psychologists has been to understand and predict. Taking the perspective of a technologist, Robert will show that psychologists are lagging behind major advances that have already been made around predicting human behaviour, with some key suggestions for what they can do to lead the change rather than follow it.