Andrew Walker started out as a game developer in a “ dot com bubble” agency, then built his own creative agency and two successful tech companies. He is the author of “ScrewProof: Doing deals that won’t f*ck up” and he runs a website and podcast series called ManVsBrain.com that explores the way we make decisions.
In 1998 Andrew started his own successful creative agency (Thin Martian), more recently he was CEO of a data mining start-up (Semetric / MusicMetric), a partner in a social media product placement company (Social Placement) and co-founded social media news feed company Tweetminster.
He was the first person to interview a UK opposition party leader on Twitter, the first person to interview a serving UK Prime Minister on Twitter, has written and created ad campaigns, created data mining systems, helped set-up the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), reported on elections for the BBC, been the social media rent-a-pundit on TV and radio news & written features in newspapers and magazines.
Over the last 15 years he’s closed deals with big OEM brands (like Hewlett Packard, Nokia, Vodafone, and Xbox); public institutions (like The Commonwealth and the UK Parliament); charities (like the NSPCC and Oxfam); publishers and media organisations (The Independent, The Guardian, BBC, BSkyB); angel investors, venture capitalists and start-ups.