Sophia Stuart is an award-winning digital strategist and technology commentator for ELLE China, Esquire Mexico, Four Seasons, Refinery29 and Ziff Davis PCMag, covering A.I., brain-machine interfaces, cyborgs and robots at Caltech, DARPA, NASA and US Army Cyber Command. She also reports from Hollywood on Sci-Fi, and has interviewed Drake Doremus, Spike Jonze and Ridley Scott, former FBI agents, military, space and espionage experts.
From 2006 – 2013, she was an executive at Hearst, (publishers of brands including Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar): as head of mobile for the USA, then promoted to head of digital for the international division with strategy oversight in almost 100 countries, including China, India, Korea and Russia. During this time she was voted one of the “Top 21 Social Media Superstars” (Min Online) and her group won many awards (Asian Publishing Award, Ad Age Media Vanguard Award and a Webby Award). Sophia was also a Non-Executive Director for the UK Trade & Investment USA Council.
Now based (back) in L.A. Sophia consults on digital strategy for companies and entrepreneurs, and on agencies’ client assignments and publications (Faith Popcorn’s Brain Reserve, Mind Over Media, Pace Communications, Redbird Group, The Frontier Project). As a digital expert, she continues to speak widely at conferences (Bookmarks South Africa, Nasdaq, The Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland), has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and The Guardian Tech Weekly and is represented by Studio Kairos. As the author of How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World (Hay House, 2014), Sophia is represented by the literary agent Lisa Gallagher at DeFiore.