Innovation That Matters

Meet the team

The Springwise team consists of researchers, journalists, editors, and content marketing experts. We are powered by the Springwise intelligence platform, which keeps us informed about the latest happenings in your sector around the world.

Springwise Matthew Hempstead

Matthew Hempstead, commissioning editor

Matthew is passionate about delivering great content for a positive purpose and has pursued this goal in a range of different contexts. He began his career advising FTSE 350 companies on their sustainability and investor-focused communications, before moving into museum design and interpretation. He now oversees the day-to-day editorial work of Springwise and is motivated by a desire to give the world’s most exciting innovators the recognition they deserve.  

Innovation Reading List 

  • The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku 
  • Livewired by David Eagleman 
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn 
Springwise Hannah Hudson

Hannah Hudson, content director

Hannah Hudson is an editor and content marketing expert. She has more than a decade’s experience creating award-winning work for brands including British Airways, IWG, Mandarin Oriental, Eurostar, O2 and Tesco. She has a MA in journalism and is an alumna of the British Council ELA scheme, which saw her spend time living and working in Tianjin, China.

In her role as content director at Springwise, it’s her pleasure to engage every day with the latest cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the world. She is responsible for the overall quality of our  editorial content, as well as working with global businesses to harness the power of innovation for dynamic commercial content projects.

Favourite innovation quote:

“True innovation is the power of imagining the future and filling in the gaps” – Brian Halligan, co-founder, HubSpot

Springwise Katrina Lane

Katrina Lane, contributor

Katrina is driven by supporting purposeful initiatives that advance global development, which she does through creating content and providing organisational development support. As a content writer for Springwise, her writing explores innovations across sustainability, health, food and agriculture. Katrina also loves interviewing inspiring innovators.

Innovation Reading List

  • Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux 
  • Braiding Sweet Grass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

Lisa Magloff, contributor

Lisa has a long career writing on innovation and technology in a global context. She began her career covering business and test-driving Humvees in Egypt, before working as managing editor of publications in Dubai and Aspen, Colorado, She eventually put her degree in Biology to work in exploring – and explaining – the science behind today’s most exciting innovations. Today, her focus is on education and helping others to develop a deeper understanding of the way that technology can help – as well as hinder – broader global development.

Innovation Reading List

  • A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond by David Susskind
  • The Technology Fallacy by Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky and Garth R. Andrus
  • Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Springwise James Bidwell

James Bidwell, Chair

James Bidwell is the Chair of Springwise and believes strongly in the power of innovation and sustainability in redefining the role of business in society as a force for good.

James specialises in leading positive and transformational change in business and has held many Board level and CEO roles.  He outlines his philosophy in his book, Disrupt! 100 Lessons in Business Innovation, published by Hachette and now an Amazon best seller. He was listed in the Financial Times Creative Business Top 50, and named as one of London’s 1000 most influential by the London Evening Standard.  During his time as Marketing Director at Selfridges, he was described as the “ring master extraordinaire” and “a theatrical agitator”.

James is also a high-profile speaker and commentator. He speaks regularly on navigating disruption, the rapid pace of change, the role of innovation in helping solve the climate crisis and how to achieve cultural shift.