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The delicate balance between staff motivation and customer experience

Every business leader on the planet knows the challenge that comes with the continual motivation of staff at every level.

The brands and businesses that are able to balance staff commitment and customer experience are the difference between market leaders and ‘also-rans’.

ASB will help you get the equilibrium absolutely spot-on.

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Adam Kingl

Adam Kingl has researched the paradigms of work and leadership for Generation Ys. Leadership and work-life as we know it are changing in fundamental ways.
Adam Kingl sits on the London Business School Management Committee, Executive Education Board, and is responsible for overall quality and design of its programmes. He is also an Associate of the Management Lab and Saatchi & Saatchi.
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Adam Savage

Adam Savage is best known for his work in Sci-Fi movies and his role in MythBusters.
Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his mind and make it real. Adam is a maker, a dreamer, a cinephile, a craftsman and a tireless advocate for getting one’s hands dirty. He has multiple hobbies and is passionate about restoring his vintage four-wheel drive vehicle, and researching and accruing new pieces for his movie prop collection. But his true love is his family. He lives with his wife, twin boys, and their two amazing dogs.
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Ade Adepitan

Ade is a nationally loved paralympic basketball champion and TV presenter.
Ade Adepitan MBE is a successful and respected Paralympic athlete who has won medals with the Great Britain wheelchair basketball team. He was an Ambassador for London's 2012 Olympic bid and now sits on the advisory board of LOCOG. He is also a consultant for Channel 4's Paralympic coverage. He has featured on many television programmes and series as an actor, presenter or guest, particularly for the BBC.
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Adrian Doble

Adrian Doble is an experienced business director who is passionate about transforming and rebuilding companies.
Adrian Doble is an independent professional who works in leadership roles at business development, performance improvement, financial and operational restructuring and mentoring.
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Adrian Furnham

Adrian is a prolific author, researcher, and expert on leadership derailment, psychology of money, and cultural diversity. Awarded 3rd in 2013 HR Most Influential Thinkers in UK.
Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he has been Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992. He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at, amongst others, the University of New South Wales, the University of the West Indies, the University of Hong Kong and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Management at Henley Management College. He has recently been made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009). He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books. . He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, as well as the past elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He is also a founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy. Like Noel Coward, he believes work is more fun than fun and considers himself to be a well-adjusted workaholic. He rides a bicycle to work (as he has always done) very early in the morning and does not have a mobile phone. Adrian enjoys writing popular articles, travelling to exotic countries, consulting on real-life problems, arguing at dinner parties and going to the theatre. He hopes never to retire.
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Adrian Gilpin

Adrian Gilpin is the Chairman for the Institute of Human Development - Developing the next generation of leaders & entrepreneurs.
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Adrian Webster

One of the UK’s most popular motivational business speakers - Adrian delivers powerful messages on behalf of clients in a completely unique and truly unforgettable, fun way.
Drawing on his vast amount of practical experience as a motivator, high performance team builder, leadership, behavioural change and customer service expert, Adrian takes audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride as he brings to life a whole new world of motivational terminology and characters that everyone can instantly identify with, take away and put to good use. A world not a million miles away where TNTs rule, SONAR is the key, Neg Ferrets and BLOATERS reside, Planet Complacency is to be avoided and Sleepwalkers are woken - all of whom you will no doubt instantly recognise!
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Alain de Botton

"Forcing people to eat together is an effective way to promote tolerance." Alain is known as the peoples' philosopher and best known for his aim to bring philosophy to the masses in a non-threatening or intimidating manner. Also a best-selling author.
Described as the "peoples' philosopher", Alain has written a panoply of successful books, ranging in topics from love, architecture, travel, literature, and religion. His books have gone on to be best-sellers in 30 different countries. When Alain is not writing, he can be found at 'the School of Life', a book store and workshop dedicated to a new vision of education, which aims to expand on his mantra that our purpose can be found in seeking answers to intellectual questions.
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Alan Bell

President, private international security consulting company and expert in international counter-terrorism.
Alan W Bell's distinguished career includes more than 22 years of UK Special Forces military experience related to global terrorist and security issues with MI5 and MI6. Mr. Bell has trained close protection (bodyguard) teams for two kings, two presidents, and has been involved in counter-terrorist operations and training throughout the world.
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Alan Johnson

Best known for being the Labour Home Secretary from 2009 – 2010.
In 2004 Tony Blair brought Alan into Cabinet as Secretary of State for Work & Pensions. In less than a year he was promoted to Trade & Industry and then Education & Skills, before Gordon Brown became Prime Minister and moved him across to Health. He stayed at the helm of Labour's flagship department for two years, before taking over from Jacqui Smith at the Home Office where he remained until the Coalition came to power in the 2010 General Election.
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Alan Moore

Alan Moore is best known for changing the way people understand and think about the world, and how their businesses thrive in that world.
Alan Moore helps create and design unique and outstanding customer experiences that deliver high yield commercial returns. In essence Alan helps craft beautiful businesses. He is particularly valuable when working with organisations that are at a critical inflection point, when they are paying close attention to transformation, change, and disruption. Or need to communicate that to their stakeholders in a credible way.
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Alan O'Neill

Alan is an expert in sales, retail, change, and customer service.
Alan is an international business consultant and non-exec board director working with blue-chip organisations across the spectrum of industry: in Financial Services, FMCG, Hospitality, Industrial, IT, Motor, Retail, Telcos, Tourism, Travel and others. With 30+ years of front line board level experience – he has lots of no-nonsense expertise with lots to say.
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Alastair Campbell

Former Director of Communications and Strategy Prime Minister’s Office and now author and columnist.
Alastair is a media communicator and strategist best known for his role as former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. He played a key role helping to create New Labour and return them to power. Alastair did this job for Labour's first term but after helping Tony Blair win a second landslide election victory, he became Director of Communications and Strategy until 2003. He is also an advocate for mental health issues due to facing his own battles with depression and alcoholism.
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Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys is an English cyclist, adventurer, author and motivational speaker.
Alastair Humphreys is an English adventurer, author and motivational speaker. His first big adventure was completing a four-year bicycle journey around the world. He was a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012.
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Alastair Lukies

Alastair Lukies CBE is a British entrepreneur.
In 2003, Alastair Lukies founded Monitise with Steve Atkinson when they saw the potential of using the mobile phone for more than a text or call.
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Alec Hogg

In depth knowledge of South Africa.
Alec Hogg is a media entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster who lives in Surrey. His speciality is South Africa, a country where he was raised and spent decades as a leading financial journalist and publisher. He is a student of the history, economy, people and politics of South Africa and for 15 years presented a nationally broadcast nightly business radio show in prime time. He visits the country often and remains closely connected. Through Biznews.com, he is tapped into the country's business, social and political leadership. Biznews.com is an online news portal run from London, Johannesburg and Cape Town. In addition to being a popular keynote speaker, Hogg is an adept MC and interviewer with skills honed through decades of live television and radio broadcasting.
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Alex Balfour

Alex Balfour is a globally recognised leader in building digital capability and optimising digital performance for media, consumer, sport and entertainment brands.
Currently the Chief Digital Officer Haymon Boxing the World's premier boxing management company is leading a team transforming the sport into the digital world. Alex is also a member of the Digital Advisory Board the the UK Government Digital Service and on the Commission of English Heritage. Prior to that Chief Digital Officer at The Engine Group, recently recognized as the 4th largest digital player in the UK. When appointed as the Head of New Media for the London Olympic Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Alex was responsible for the development of www.london2012.com; the largest ever Olympic content website.
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Alex Flynn

Alex covered a distance of 10 million metres (6,214 miles) across some of the Earth’s toughest terrain by running, cycling, swimming, kayaking and climbing an epic distance where only the races count and every second fighting Parkinson’s disease.
All it took was a cup of coffee to change Alex’s life forever and set in motion the indomitable will and desire that lead him to realise an astonishing adventure that Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE has described as “seriously hard”. An experienced speaker, whether for a keynote address, conference, school or community events, Alex’s presentations have brought humor, insight and adventure to audiences around the world.
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Alexander Bard

Alexander Bard is a Swedish cyberphilosopher, music producer, television show host, and highly sought-after international lecturer.
Alexander Bard s the author of the globally successful The Futurica Trilogy - co-written with media theorist Jan Söderqvist, and so far translated to over 20 languages - consisting of The Netocrats (originally published in 2002), The Global Empire (2004) and The Body Machines (2009). October 2014 sees the release of Bard’s fourth book with Söderqvist: Syntheism - Creating God in The Internet Age, in which the authors set out to construct a complete new metaphysical system for the digital age, covering everything from the inner existential truths of the new physics to the radical utopian potential of participatory culture.
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Alexander Ineichen

Alexander Ineichen is best known for his 2000 research publication “In Search of Alpha – Investing in Hedge Funds” and his book “Absolute Returns.”
Alexander Ineichen is an internationally recognised and independent researcher of alternative investments and sought-after advisor on risk management. He captures the audience by giving various alternative perspectives to important issues related to asset allocation, portfolio management, the global economy, and managing risk. He is also uniquely positioned to elaborate on the new economic discipline of ‘nowcasting’ and his practical investment committee experience allows him to discuss ways to increase the robustness of an institutional investor’s decision-making process.
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Alexandre Amjad Katrangi

Expert in Economics, Marketing, Business Opportunities & Investments analysis & macro analysis on the Middle East & Africa.
Alexandre Katrangi is highly regarded & consulted for his consultancy and advice in the Middle East & Africa. Optimistic, insurance and clarity makes for his socialism and respect with his work. His straight forward approach, expert analysis and macro analysis on Middle East Area, Africa within the fields of Geopolitics, Geostrategic, Governmental Relations, Politics, Economics, Market specialist, cartography of economic actors and competitors, Advisory and Consultancy services, local practices, uses and habits, network and relations.
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Alf Rehn

The British newspaper The Times, writing about business gurus, called him a “star of the future”.
Alf Rehn has a professorship of innovation and entrepreneurship, and an odd outlook on life. In addition to this he is active as a columnist, an author, and a sought-after speaker. As a thought-leader and a trickster he has challenged and amused people in a plethora of fields and in a number of countries.
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Alison Wolf

Alison is a professor of public sector management at King’s College, London, education policy adviser to the U.K. government, and author.
Alison is an economist and Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College London. Alison's study focus is based upon the relationship between education and the labour market. Her latest book is The XX Factor, from this basis, turns to focus upon the current reality that is the relationship between women and work. Alison discusses how women are moving boldly into the ranks of the power and business elite, but at the cost of creating a new society.
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Allan Leighton

Allan Leighton is the former CEO of Asda.
Allan Leighton is an English businessman, former CEO of Asda and former non-executive Chairman of the Royal Mail. He is currently the CEO of the Danish jewellery company Pandora.
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Allyson Stewart-Allen

Allyson Stewart-Allen is the Founder and CEO of International Marketing Partners.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is a renowned marketer, whose expertise in brand internationalisation is sought by leading businesses globally through her consultancy, publications, appearances, mentoring and corporate education.
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Amber Case

Amber Case is best known for being a cyborg anthropologist.
Amber Case is an anthropologist who specialises in observing the symbiotic relationship between people and technology.
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Andrew Kirkpatrick

Andrew Kirkpatrick, usually known as Andy Kirkpatrick, is known as one of the UK's toughest mountaineers, as well as an award winning author, motivational speaker and monologist.
Andrew Kirkpatrick’s speciality is big wall climbing and winter expeditions, which involves pitting himself against a vertical climbs of over 1000 meters often in temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees. Andy has scaled Yosemite's El Capitan - one of the hardest walls in America - over twenty four times, including three solo ascents and a one day ascent (18h), as well as climbing it with a paraplegic climber, his thirteen year old daughter and a blind friend. One of these ascents was a 12 day solo of the Reticent Wall, viewed at the time as perhaps the hardest climb of its type in the world, and the subject of his award winning book Psychovertical.
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Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr is best known for being the host of the TV Show, The Andrew Marr Show.
Andrew Marr is one of the most familiar reporters, journalists, presenters and interviewers on television. He is the host of weekly BBC ‘The Andrew Marr Show’, during which Andrew conducts live interviews with a host of high profile guests on topical issues and he also current presents the Radio 4 programme, ‘Start the Week’, on a regular basis. Prior to this, Andrew spent five years as Political Editor at BBC News.
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Andrew McMillan

Andrew McMillan is the Former Head of Customer Service for John Lewis.
Andrew McMillan headed the John Lewis Intelligence Team, with responsibility for customer service and analysis of demographic trends.
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Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil is a British journalist, writer, and broadcaster, also presenting BBC TV shows 'This Week' and 'Daily Politics'.
Andrew Neil is a publisher, editor, writer, broadcaster, public speaker and business consultant on media matters working out of London, New York, Edinburgh and France. During his career he has been UK Editor of The Economist, Editor of The Sunday Times, Executive Chairman of Sky Television, Executive Editor of Fox Television News of America and a leading anchorman of political programmes on British television.
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Andy Green

Andy Green is "the fastest man on earth." He set the world's first and only supersonic land speed record at an astonishing 763 mph.
Andy is a Royal Air Force fighter pilot and as the holder of the World Land Speed Record, is "The Fastest Man on Earth.", Driving Richard Noble's Thrust SSC in 1997, Andy set the world's first and only supersonic land speed record at an astonishing 763 mph. He went on to drive the JCB DIESELMAX car in 2006. He and the team overcame some difficult and equally challenging problems to smash the diesel record, setting the new mark at a remarkable 350 mph. Andy is now the chosen driver for the new BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car, which aims to exceed the incredible target of 1000 mph.
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Anil K Gupta

Regarded as the world's leading expert on emerging markets and globalization.
As the author of “Getting China and India Right” and “The Quest for Global Dominance”, as well as the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching, Anil has been recognized by BusinessWeek as an outstanding faculty in its ‘Guide to the Best Business Schools’. He is ranked by Management International Review as one of the ‘Top 20 North American Superstars’ for research in strategy and organisation. He has written or contributed to over 70 academic papers, seeking to advance economic and strategic theory as well as practice. He is a regular contributor to the Wall St Journal, the Financial Times and numerous other newspapers and major management journals. A regular speaker at major conferences, Anil also serves as an adviser and director for corporations in the United States, Europe and Asia.
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Anna Watkins

Rower Anna Watkins played her part in a hugely successful London 2012 Olympics not just by winning gold, but by partnering three-time silver medalist Katherine Granger to a long awaited Olympic win.
Anna was introduced to rowing when she studied at the University of Cambridge. Moving up to the full international squad, Anna's rise to winning ways had begun. With the world famous partnership with Katherine Grainger, the two were unbeaten in their first season rowing together and they went on to claim two World Championship golds before entering and championing the London 2012 games. Setting a new Olympic record on the way the pair convincingly won their Olympic final to take gold and provide one of the most memorable moments of the games.
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Anne Lise Kjaer

Anne Lise Kjaer is a leading global futurist. She delivers out-of-the-box thinking and is an extremely sought after inspirational speaker.
Anne Lise Kjaer specialises in future trends and their impact on tomorrowʼs consumer behaviour and needs. She manages a wide range of client briefs, from corporate presentations to customised trends research. Kjaer is renowned as a motivational speaker and her inspiring presentations communicate concepts in a stimulating and engaging format.
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AP McCoy

Sir Anthony 'AP' McCoy is a now retired Champion Jockey and living legend with over 4300 winners, the most celebrated jockey of all time.
Sir Anthony 'AP' McCoy OBE, MBE is a Northern Irish Champion horse racing jockey legend. AP McCoy OBE retired from racing in April 2015 having dominated his sport for over 2 decades, making him not only the world's greatest ever jump jockey, but also one of the UK's most talented sportsmen. In April 2015, AP was crowned Champion Jockey for the 20th consecutive year, and ended his truly phenomenal career on 4348 wins (which includes the 2010 Grand National, the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase & King George VI Chase). This incredible man and BBC Sports Personality of the Year spent his career setting records we will not see broken in our lifetimes. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we will never have another AP McCoy. AP's achievements were acknowledged by the Queen with a Knighthood in the 2016 New Years Honours.
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Archie Norman

Archie Norman is best known for being the chairman of ITV plc.
Archie Norman is a British businessman and politician. He is at present the only person to have been a FTSE 100 chairman and a Member of the House of Commons (MP) at the same time. On 18 November 2009, Norman was announced as the new chairman of ITV plc. He took up his post in January 2010.
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Arnon Barnes

Arnon Barnes is a master entrepreneurial coach and peak performance trainer.
Arnon Barnes is a master entrepreneurial coach and peak performance trainer. He has developed signature mentoring programs that help both aspiring entrepreneurs as well as established and seasoned ones build insanely successful businesses and become even more successful in both business and life.
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Astro Teller

Astro Teller is best known for his expertise in the field of intelligent technology.
Astro Teller is an entrepreneur, scientist, and author, with expertise in the field of intelligent technology.
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Augusto Lopez-Claros

Augusto Lopez-Claros is the director of Global Indicators and Analysis at the World Bank.
Augusto Lopez-Claros was chief economist and director of the Global Competitiveness program at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, and is also a former Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Russia.
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Avril Millar

Successful business advisor, serial Non Exec and Chairman and Management Today's Madame Guillotine.
Avril is an embracing combination of business adviser, occasional interim for step-change and serial Non Exec and Chairman. She is a regular columnist for Management Today 'Madame Guillotine', December 2012 achieved her first TEDx and in June 2013 published The Kama Sutra of Work which is both cheeky and will open your eyes to the possibilities of great work that you have never thought of!
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Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar is an Internet entrepreneur and Financial Times columnist.
Azeem Azhar is the current Vice President, Venture and Foresight of Schisbsted Media Group and writer of the newsletter Exponential View which concentrates primarily on technology, business models, the political economy and society.
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Barbara Cassani

Barbara Cassani is best known for founding the low cost airline Go and for spearheading the London Olympic bid.
Barbara started her career in management consulting then held a variety of strategic and general management roles at British Airways. The low cost airline, Go, was started up from scratch in 1997 with £25m as an internal start-up at British Airways and became profitable in less than three years. In 2004, Barbara was asked to be Chairman of London's Olympic Bid which she built from scratch and oversaw the bid winning finalist status before handing over to Lord Coe. She established the successful London 2012 Olympic Bid as Chairman then Vice-Chairman. She hired the winning team, created the blueprint for the Games and developed UK public support.
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Barnabas Hurst-Bannister

Barnabas is the Chairman of the Lloyd's Market Association.
Barnabas started working in Lloyd’s in 1975. After five years as a broker he then spent 20 years underwriting a wide range of Marine and Non-Marine classes. At Limit (previously Janson Green) he started Syndicate 1215 for the 1994 year of account and was the Active Underwriter. Following the syndicate’s merger into Syndicate 79 he concluded his underwriting career as Active Underwriter of the merged syndicate. Barnabas was a member of Lloyd’s for the underwriting years 1984-1998 and served as a member of the Lloyd’s Market Board as of 2000.
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Baroness Susan Greenfield

Susan is a neurobiologist and international expert on the Brain, author and broadcaster.
Baroness Greenfield is former Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (the first woman to hold that position) and Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, where she leads a multi-disciplinary team investigating neurodegenerative disorders. In addition she is Director of the Oxford Centre for the Science of the Mind, exploring the physical basis of consciousness. Susan Greenfield is an outstanding keynote speaker on creativity and leadership, human behaviour, science and the future.
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Barry O'Sullivan

Barry O’Sullivan is a “Dragon” on the Irish Dragons’ Den.
Barry O’Sullivan is the CEO of Altocloud and is an active technology investor.
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BassToneSlap

BassToneSlap was co-founded by Richard Enion.
BassToneSlap is a high-energy drumming team that offers performances, team building and experiential marketing specially tailored for your event.
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Beau Lotto

Globally renowned neuroscientist specialising in perception research.
Dr Beau Lotto is a globally renowned neuro-scientist who specialises in perception research, and has for years wowed the world of science with work that blurs the boundaries between neuroscience and the arts. Beau’s focus is perception, the underpin of creativity and innovation, therefore if you’re looking for a speaker to transform the way people think then look no further than Beau.
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Benjamin Mee

Benjamin is best known for his book and movie "We Bought A Zoo."
Zoo Director, journalist, and author Benjamin Mee is the man behind bestselling book and Hollywood movie "We Bought A Zoo". His inspirational story is of one man's leap of faith, triumphing over personal tragedy, and the battle to succeed, whatever obstacles stand in the way.
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Bertrand Piccard

“The adventure of the 21st century consists in using human creativity and the pioneering spirit to develop the quality of life to which present and future generations are entitled.”
With his dual identity as a medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand Piccard has become an influential voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader in progress and sustainability. He is independent, not affiliated to a particular party or lobbying group, and as such is a trusted adviser and influencer for the development of new societal solutions, and a very sought-after speaker for private and public audiences.
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Bianca Miller

Bianca Miller is the founder of The Be Group and was a finalist on The Apprentice 2014.
Bianca Miller is an award-winning entrepreneur also known for creating the brand “Bianca Miller London” which launched in November 2015, a hosiery company which caters to women of all skin complexions ranging from English Rose to Sub-Saharan African.
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Bill Gates

"It is fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure." Bill Gates is the iconic face and founder of Microsoft.
Bill Gates is a world famous and iconic business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Bill is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. Bill stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates has already given more than $28 billion, but said in his fifth annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that the total amount invested is less important than precise measures of impact.
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Biz Stone

Biz Stone is best known for co-founding Twitter.
Biz Stone is a co-founder of Twitter, Inc. and also helped to create and launch Xanga, Odeo, The Obvious Corporation and Medium. In 2012, Stone co-founded a start-up called Jelly Industries where he serves as CEO.
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Blaire Palmer

Blaire Palmer is the Chief Executive of That People Thing.
Blaire Palmer is a three times published Author, Keynote Speaker, Coach and Agent Provocateur.
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Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson is the Managing Director of Navigant Consulting.
Bob is a recognized as an expert in cyber security, incidence response, cyber hacking, counterintelligence, and economic espionage. He has directed strategic initiatives and operations for high-profile international investigations in partnership with several Fortune 50 companies, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Justice, Energy, and Treasury, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and other federal agencies.
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Bob Borchers

Bob was instrumental to the development, launch, and global expansion of the revolutionary iPhone, one of the best selling phones currently, and second best-selling product ever, losing only to the Rubik's Cube.
A mobile and consumer marketing veteran with more than two decades experience working with some of the most innovative brands, Bob Borchers is currently a General Partner at Opus Capital - an early stage venture capital fund. Bob was part of the original iPhone team and has worked for Nokia. His experience in technology leaves Bob with a great deal of experience in marketing, branding, and innovation.
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Bob Etherington

Bob Etherington is an author, trainer and business speaker. He is acknowledged as one of the 21st century’s leading authorities on modern face to face selling, negotiating and public speaking.
Bob has been developing his reputation for sales success since the 1970’s in a career that has spanned many key global markets and several recessions. He has sold products and services from Houston to Tokyo and from Norway to Johannesburg. He was also a Main Board Director of Reuters Transactions Services Ltd and since 2001 has run his own training company.
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Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins is best known for being the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France in 2012.
Bradley Wiggins established himself as one of the world’s finest track endurance riders by collecting six Olympic medals across three Games, including individual pursuit gold at Athens 2004 and individual pursuit gold and team pursuit gold at Beijing 2008.
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Brendan Hall

Brendan Hall is best known for winning The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – the ultimate long distance challenge - a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts. He was 27 at the time!
Brendan Hall's keynote presentation, 'Life and leadership on the world's most demanding yacht race' is a gripping narrative of an ocean yacht race on the edge, and a young skipper's determined journey to victory. At the age of 27, Brendan was selected to lead one of the ten teams competing in the 2009-10 Clipper Round the World race. He had no input on the selection of his 44 crew, but was tasked with turning them into a cohesive, competitive unit, able to take on the ultimate sailing challenge, a gruelling ten-month race around the globe. He knew that the key to success would be creating and sustaining a culture of high performance, autonomy, motivation and support- A race winning formula.
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Brendan O'Carroll

Brendan O'Caroll is an Irish BAFTA-winning writer, producer, comedian, author, actor and director. He is best known internationally for portraying the foul-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown in the award winning sitcom 'Mrs. Brown's Boys'.
An amazing story of triumph over adversity and cultural criticism, driven by a positive mental attitude and a phenominal comic talent, Brendan O’Carroll has enchanted audiences with his creation “Mrs. Browns Boys”. His control of an audience and motivational rise to success make him the perfect speaker for your corporate events.
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Brent Hoberman

Founding the website lastminute.com
Brent Hoberman shot to fame as one of the bright young faces of the 'dot-com' boom, when he co-founded lastminute.com. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Brent's venture survived after the boom subsided, and he has strengthened and broadened his company since. Operating across multiple markets, lastminute.com has established approximately 13,600 supplier relationships and over 10 million subscribers.
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Brian McBride

Brian McBride is the chairman of ASOS.com and the chairman of Wiggle Ltd.
Brian McBride is the former managing director of Amazon in the UK and is now the Chairman for online fashion retailer ASOS.
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Brian Nibbs

A light hearted but informative view of life as seen through a Mariner’s eye.
Captain Brian Nibbs draws upon his several years’ experience of a sea-going career and his marine-related experiences in positions ashore. His talk is specifically tailored to the audience and is interspersed with maritime anecdotes and memories.
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Brian Paddick

Baron Paddick was the most senior openly gay police officer in the UK.
Baron Paddick is a British politician, and was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral election, 2008 and the London mayoral election, 2012.
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Brian Whittle

Brian is a European Champion.
Brian is famed for winning the 4x400m relay with only one shoe. He is a two time European gold medalist, and goes down in the hearts of British fans as the epitome of perseverance and determination. Brian is now a coach and mentor.
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Caroline Hyde

Caroline Hyde is a Berlin-based European business correspondent for Bloomberg Television.
Caroline Hyde regularly interviews chief executives, finance officers, politicians and research analysts across the region. Hyde has also provided in-depth reports on the UK property sector, charitable institutions and developments in digital, music and visual technology.
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Caspar Berry

His advisory role in the Bond movie, Casino Royal, due to his expertise in poker, risk, and decision making.
Caspar Berry is the poker expert for several television shows, with his most recent credit being the poker adviser on recent James Bond movie, Casino Royal. Managing risk and decision making is key to Caspar's work and therefore his speaker ability allows him to direct the corporate world with a greater understanding of their decision making process.
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Charles Armstrong

Technology Entrepreneur and founder of Trampoline Systems
Charles Armstrong is CEO of Trampoline Systems, a software developer specialising in large-scale social network analysis.
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Charles Bean

Charles Bean is a British economist.
Charles Bean was Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England from 2008-2014. From 2000 – 2008, he served as Chief Economist at the Bank.
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Charles Morgan

Best known for being the figurehead of the British motor company, Morgan Motors.
As the figurehead and former Managing Director of Morgan Motors, Charles Morgan led the team that developed the first aluminium intensive vehicle and designed a chassis that meets world safety standards but is 20% lighter than comparable steel production. He also pioneered bodywork of superformed aluminium, making Morgan the first automotive manufacturer to assimilate this technology from the aircraft industry. Charles is also a talented speaker, presenting on topics including change management, people management, export and sales, and marketing.
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Chemmy Alcott

Chemmy is Britain's number one and favourite alpine skier.
Chemmy is Britain’s number one female alpine skier. She started skiing as a toddler aged 18 months and began competing seriously at the age of 8. From this committed early start to her career, Chemmy has progressed in every discipline and has worked her way up to be ranked 8th in the world. She was the first British woman to qualify for the World Cup Finals, the first British skier to win a run in a World Cup race and the first British skier to win the British Land National Ski Championships six times in a row. Chemmy has competed in three consecutive Olympic Games, in Salt Lake City, Turin and then Vancouver, where at both Turin and Vancouver she finished an impressive 11th place. Despite a horrific accident in Lake Louise in 2010, Chemmy has embarked on a remarkable road to recovery to head for her fourth Olympics: Sochi 2014. As well as being ranked in the top 30 in the world for Super G, Giant Slalom and Combined, she is an excellent ambassador for British sport, encouraging younger athletes to pursue their dreams.
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Chicco Testa

Chicco is best known for being the Chairman of the Board of Roma Metropolitane.
Chicco is Chairman of the Board of Roma Metropolitane, the company in charge of the construction of the new underground lines in Rome. He is also a Senior Partner at Rothschild Italia, a member of the Board of Directors of Lloyd Adriatico and RAS, Chairman of the Board of Telit Communications PLC and Chairman of the Board of E.V.A., a company developing hydropower generation plants. He is currently a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the European Carbon Fund and also Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 20th World Energy Congress.
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Chris Boardman

Chris is an Olympic gold medalist in cycling, being Britain's first cycling gold in over 70 years.
Chris Boardman won the 4km individual pursuit at the Barcelona Olympics and broke the world hour record three times. His was the nation's first gold in cycling for over 70 years. The iconic image of the Lotus machine and pointy helmet linked Chris forever with cutting edge technology. This was reinforced with Chris leading the research & development team for GB Cycling in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where they became the most successful British sporting team of all time.
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Chris Brindley

Chris Brindley is best known for being Managing Director of Regional Banking in Metro Bank.
Chris Brindley is a prominent UK Business Leader and MD of Metro Bank. He is a leading authority on Sales Management, Customer Experience, Employee Engagement & Satisfaction particularly within organisations where change is on the agenda.
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Chris Griffiths

Chris Griffiths is the CEO of OpenGenius, the company behind ThinkBuzan, creators of Mind Mapping tool, iMindMap and Think Productivity, creators of visual task management app, DropTask.
Chris Griffiths is a world-renowned expert on creativity and innovative thinking skills and shares his expertise and insights in a number of best-selling books and through his work as a business consultant and universal public speaker.
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Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes is best known for co-founding the social networking site Facebook.
Chris Hughes is an American entrepreneur who co-founded and served as spokesman for the online social directory and networking site Facebook.
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Chris Moon

Overcoming severe disability after being injured by a mine.
Chris Moon is a former army officer who worked for a charity clearing landmines. He's survived kidnap by Khmer Rouge guerrillas in Cambodia and being blown up in a supposedly safe area of a minefield in remote East Africa losing an arm and a leg. Less than a year after such a tragic event, Chris completed the London Marathon. As if this colossal display of willpower weren't enough, he went on to became the first leg amputee to take part in the Great Sahara Run - described as the toughest race on earth. Chris' speech style offers a humbling and inspiring presentation, as he talks about leadership, human potential and developing the mindset to challenge your limits.
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Chris Roebuck

Chris Roebuck specializes in ameliorating business productivity and performance through increasing the efficiency of entrepreneurial leadership.
Chris Roebuck specializes in ameliorating business productivity and performance through increasing the efficiency of entrepreneurial leadership. Chris has employed his tactics whilst at companies such as UBS global bank, Aston Martin, and CNN with outstanding success. Chris is also publishing a book on such topics regarding improving the efficacy of management and leadership, which is to be translated into 11 different languages. In 2014, Chris saw the launch of his second book -'Lead To Succeed'
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Chris Ward

Chris fits more into a year than most do in ten. He is impressive and the most inspirational speaker - he really gets people motivated and actually doing something about it!
Named one of the top 7 most powerful part-time working men in the UK, Chris developed the ‘Out Of Office’ framework - working where he likes so that he can achieve more – productivity and creativity at work and lifetime ambitions and bucket list activities. The most frequent word that crops up in the reviews is ‘inspirational’. Chris has been there and done it, from founding and selling companies for multi-millions to cycling the whole of the 100th Le Tour de France route.
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Christian Horner

Christian is the Team Principal for the Red Bull Formula 1 team.
Christian Horner OBE is the Team Principal of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team, a position he has held since 2005. His motorsport career started as a race car driver, before he switched roles to become Team Principal of FIA F3000 and later GP2 Series team Arden International Motorsport in 1999.
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Christian Majgaard

Best known for gifting the world with LEGO, as the companies Senior Director.
Christian Majgaard is best known for gifting the world with LEGO as the companies Senior Director. Christian was responsible for their global brand, product and campaign development of their core business (toys) as well as their Theme Park and Media divisions. Acclaimed by Fons Tompenaars as one of 21 leaders for the 21st century, Christian is a highly respected figure in marketing and innovation. At Lego Christian's 25 year career with the company took in positions including Head of International Market Research and Head of EU Marketing. Christian now divides his time between creative and brand consulting, non-executive roles, writing and speaking.
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Christophe Reech

Christophe is an immensely successful serial entrepreneur and investor.
Christophe has a solid 23 years career in Institutional and Entrepreneurial ventures in the Financial Derivatives, Risk Management, Capital Markets, Alternative Investment, Real Estate, and Real Estate Finance as well as Private Equity and Financial Technology. Christophe Reech is a C-level and non-executive seasoned international professional and serial entrepreneur with 23 years experience in Financial Markets, Real Estate, and Technology. He has gained this experience in institutional environments, joint ventures with worldwide Fortune 500 corporates, and entrepreneurial start-up companies. Christophe has a solid reputation as an innovator, out-of-the-box creative thinker, problem solver, opportunity builder, strategic thinker, and business leader. In addition, he has cutting-edge technical expertise and a clear vision of his complex industry sectors.
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Christopher Thornberg

Christopher is a world leading economic forecaster.
Christopher Thornberg is a founding partner of Beacon Economics and widely considered to be one of California’s leading economic forecasters. An expert in economic forecasting, regional development, real estate dynamics and labor markets, he was one of the earliest and most adamant predictors of the housing market crash and of the economic recession that has followed. In 2008, he was appointed as chief economist for California State Controller John Chiang as well as chair of the Controller’s Council of Economic Advisors. He also serves on the advisory board of Paulson & Co. Inc., one of Wall Street’s most successful hedge funds. Thornberg holds a doctorate in business economics from The Anderson School at UCLA, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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Clare Bailey

Clare Bailey is the author of two best selling books How to Sell to Retail and The Retail Champion and has been deemed as a ‘walking encyclopedia of retail.’
Clare Bailey, The Retail Champion, is one of the most well-known and respected retail experts in the UK. Clare is renowned for her quick thinking, and an ability to backup her arguments with facts and figures. With unrivalled knowledge in retail, high streets and consumer matters, she offers unbiased and independent content.
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Clare Balding

Clare Balding OBE is one of the UK’s favourite and leading broadcasters.
Clare Balding began her career as an amateur flat jockey, becoming Champion Lady Rider. The transition from competing to presenting began with her television debut at Royal Ascot. Clare is now an established name in BBC sport, winning several awards. She has also written regular columns for the Observer and Sunday Telegraph, as well as Racing Post.
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Claude Littner

Claude Littner is best known for his appearances on The Apprentice, interviewing for his former boss Lord Sugar.
Claude Littner is a British business executive and the current Chairman of Viglen, also known for his appearances on The Apprentice. In early 2015 it was announced that Littner was to become Lord Sugar’s aide for the 2015 series, replacing Nick Hewer.
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Clive Punter

Clive is best known for his role in making LinkedIn the prolific business site it is today.
Clive spent 25 years in a very successful corporate career, went from the oldest media - outdoor (CEO at CBS Outdoor) to newest media - social (Global MD at LinkedIn). Clive left the bosom of corporate life to start GeniusQ, which is a 21st century business focused method which makes CEO’s and senior executives more successful and fulfilled.
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Colin Shaw

Colin Shaw is the CEO of the company Beyond Philosophy.
Colin Shaw is without question a world leader in Customer Experience. Since 2002, Colin has helped shape the whole industry with his four-bestselling books and thought leading work.
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Conrad Dickinson

Conrad guided Prince Harry to the South Pole with the Walking With The Wounded Team and is the first and only Briton to have completed the Polar Grand Slam.
A born and bred Northumbrian, Conrad has enjoyed the outdoors since he was a boy. Conrad is the first and only Briton to have achieved the ‘Polar Grand Slam’ – completing the World’s recognised three hardest Polar journeys, crossing Greenland; the Antarctic plateau to reach the South Pole and the Arctic to the North Pole, all unsupported. Conrad became a Captain during his Short Service Commission in the Army and specialized in Arctic Warfare whilst training in Norway. In 2011 Conrad trained the BBC film crew and Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton for her successful trip to the South Pole.
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Costas Markides

Internationally renowned Professor of Strategic and International management, with an innovative edge. His main research interests are corporate entrepreneurship, corporate strategy and disruptive innovation.
Professor Constantinos 'Costas' Markides is a world leading business and strategy speaker. He is a professor of Strategic and International Management and holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership at the London Business School.
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Craig Oliver

Sir Craig Oliver is a British news editor, producer and media executive.
Sir Craig Oliver is David Cameron's former Director of Communications and former Controller of English at BBC Global News.
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Cris Beswick

Cris is an author, strategic advisor, and innovation expert.
Cris Beswick is an innovation expert, author, speaker and strategic advisor. As one of the UK’s foremost thinkers on innovation combined with global research, best practice and experience working with some of the world’s most successful companies, Cris works with senior teams of forward-thinking organisations that want to become a Next Generation Organisation talent manager and one of the Innovation Leaders.
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Dame Helen Alexander

Helen Alexander was the chairman of United Business Media, and of the Port of London Authority. Former President of the Confederation of British Industry, Chief Executive of the Economist Group, Dame Helen sadly passed away 5th August 2017.
Dame Helen Alexander was President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) until June 2011 and continued as Deputy President until June 2012. From 1997-2008 she was Chief Executive of the Economist Group. Trustee of Sir Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web Foundation, and Chair of the Advisory Council at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford. Helen is Chairman of the Port of London Authority (PLA) and of Incisive Media. Her varied and successful business career enables her to speak with authority on a range of business topics.
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Dan Cobley

Dan is an entrepreneur and angel investor in innovative tech startup businesses, focusing on financial services.
Until late 2014, Dan spent over 8 years at Google. For the last three years he was Managing Director, UK & Ireland – the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of e-commerce and online advertising spending.
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Daniel Pink

Known as one of the world's leading and innovative business minds.
Dan Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about the changing world of work. His books have been translated into over 33 different languages, including being published in the unorthodox style of Japanese Manga. His writing spans a multitude of topics, from the art and science of sales to a modern behavioural economical view on motivation. Dan is a prolific speaker, working in both public and private events, including many talks on TED. Dan held his last real job in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He also worked as an aide to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government.
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Daniel Susskind

Daniel Susskind is best known for being an economist and Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford.
Daniel Susskind is Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he teaches and researches. He worked for the British Government in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and also as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.
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Daniel Tammet

Daniel Tammet is a writer, essayist, translator and autistic savant. Best known for his 2006 memoir, Born On A Blue Day.
Daniel Tammet is an English writer who has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia — meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world.
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Danny Crates

Paralympic gold medallist, World champion, European champion, Paralympic World Cup winner and world record holder and, most recently host of his own BBC radio show and the face of Channel 4′s athletics coverage at the London 2012 Paralympic games
His 39 years have seen more experiences than most people manage in a lifetime. In 1994, Danny was facing a promising rugby career when he lost his right arm in a horrific accident while travelling in Australia at just 21 years old. Undeterred Danny returned to Australia with a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to study diving. Here he qualified as the world’s only one-armed scuba diving instructor, which in turn led to a job sharing a tank with 20 sharks four times a day while working at the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre. Danny has always maintained a positive outlook on life and quickly overcame his life-changing injury to return to his first love, becoming the only known arm amputee playing club rugby in the country and receiving worldwide media attention. He soon turned his attention to athletics where he was quickly competing with the best in the world in the 400m T46 arm amputee class.
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Darcy Oake

One of the World's best emerging talent in illusion - Darcy is the new generation of contemporary mysticism.
Darcy is a performance artist whose modern interpretation gratifies the hunger of audiences seeking spectacle and nail-biting feats of illusion. Inspired by classic sleights of hand techniques, Darcy transports the crowd to another dimension with exhilarating visuals and logic-defying exploits.
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Dave Coplin

Dave Coplin helps organisations and individuals to see the full potential that technology offers of a modern, digital society. He focuses not on the technology itself, but on the humans who use it.
Dave has a tell-it-as-he-sees-it style and a light-hearted approach. He enthuses and entertains his audiences and helps them to think differently and creatively. His mission is to make people reconsider their relationship with technology and how it can help them work smarter, not harder.
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Dave Ulrich

Dave is regarded as a leading figure in Human Resource Management.
Dave Ulrich is an academic advocating a radical transformation in HR, stating it is time for HR to step up and take a seat with the decision makers. Dave has published over 25 management books and over 200 articles and book chapters. His teaching and research addresses the question how to create an organisation that adds value to employees, customers, and investors? Dave studies how organisations change fast, build capabilities, learn, remove boundaries, and leverage human resource activities. Dave has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200 corporations.
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David Blakeley

Best Selling author of PATHFINDER, also known as 'Ghost Platoon' which is his first hand account of fighting deep behind enemy lines on a Black Ops Mission I lead in Iraq.
Best Selling author of PATHFINDER: David’s first hand account of fighting deep behind enemy lines on a Black Ops Mission he lead in Iraq. It is a story of Triumph Over Adversity and details how his team of elite operators were abandoned by higher command and ambushed, alone and surrounded had to fight to survive - 9 men against 2,000 enemy.
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David Clive Price

David Clive Price is an International Cultural Expert and Revenue Growth Strategist.
David Clive Price works internationally as a professional speaker, strategy consultant and corporate trainer in the areas of revenue growth, performance leadership and applied competitive intelligence.
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David Guest

David Guest is a leading professor in HR Management.
Professor David Guest joined King’s College London in 2000 and has since had a spell as Head of Department and Deputy Head of the School of Social Science and Public Policy. He has written and researched extensively in the areas of human resource management, employment relations and the psychological contract, motivation and commitment, and careers. David is currently Chair of the Examination Board for the MSc in Human Resource Management and Organisational Analysis.
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David Magliano

David Magliano played a lead role in two of the highest-profile pitches of recent times as Director of Marketing at the London 2012 Olympic bid, and as Director of Commercial and Marketing at the England 2018 World Cup bid.
David became Managing Director, Membership at Guardian News & Media in February 2014 with what is set to be a landmark role. Prior to that David was Director of Brand for The Co-operative Group, overseeing brand activities across its range of businesses from Food to Financial Services to Funerals. David played a key role in two of Britain's most high-profile bids to current date: Director of Marketing at the London 2012 Olympic bid, as well as Director of Commercial and Marketing at the England 2018 World Cup bid.
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David Millar

David Millar is the only British cyclist to have worn ALL four Jerseys from the Tour de France and ALL three of the Leader’s Jerseys in the Grand Tours.
David Millar is former British National Road Champion and Time Trial Champion, the only British Rider to have worn all the Leaders Jerseys from the Tour de France and one of only six British riders to have worn the Yellow Jersey. He was also the first of only two British riders ever to have worn the Leader’s Jersey in all three Grand Tours. Millar was banned for two years in 2004 after admitting taking banned performance enhancing drugs. During his ban and on his return to cycling in 2006 he worked with WADA and UKAD on various anti-doping initiatives and has become a voice for anti-doping within the sport. His final chapter in cycling saw him win Silver in the World Championships, stages of all three Grand Tours and write a best selling Autobiography. David retired from cycling at the end of 2014 season but remains actively involved in the sport.
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David Rebbettes

David Rebbettes is the founding Director of BCMS Corporate.
Through David Rebbettes wealth of experience, he offers his unique industry insight into how an intelligent sale can revitalise a business.
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David Rowan

David Rowan is editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine’s UK edition.
David Rowan is the editor of WIRED UK and has spent time with the founders of WhatApp, LinkedIn, BuzzFeed and Spotify to name just a few. Rowan has taken 120 flights in the past year speaking on technology, business and innovation themes across the globes.
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David Smith

His role as Economic Editor of the Sunday Times, as well as being a chief lead-writer, and assistant editor and policy adviser.
As Economics Editor of The Sunday Times, the paper's Assistant Editor and Policy Advisor and also a regular contributor to CBI's Business Voice, David Smith plays an active role in the world of economics. Being amongst the first to predict a V-shaped recovery, he was careful to say that it would take time to become discernible.
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Dean Atta

Dean Atta is best known for being a writer and performance poet. He won the 2012 London Poetry Award and was named as one of the most influential LGBT people by the Independent on Sunday Pink List 2012.
Award winning inspirational Poet and Spoken Word Educator. Dean is both charismatic and reflective in his writing and delivery. Available for keynotes, readings, workshops and Masterclasses on a range of creative, artistic and LGBT briefs. Atta's debut poetry collection was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2014 sponsored by Société General UK LGBT Network.
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Deborah Meaden

Successful business woman and self-made millionaires who rose to TV stardom as a BBC Dragon’s Den investor.
Deborah Meaden is a British multi-millionairess who launched her own glass and ceramics export company whilst still in her teens and straight out of business college, before setting up one of the first Stefanel fashion franchises in the UK. She became a household name through her presence on BBC2's Dragons Den.
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Debra Searle

Debra Searle MVO, MBE is a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Gender Diversity Ambassador and Professional Adventurer, best known for being the third and youngest woman to row the Atlantic solo.
Debra Searle MVO, MBE exploded into fame when she completed the Atlantic Rowing Race solo after her husband had to be rescued from their plywood boat. Such a feat made the front page of the Times newspaper for three consecutive days. Debra is also a successful entrepreneur, becoming Managing Director of her first company at the age of 23 and today manages to combine business with her life-long ambition to be a professional adventurer. Debra served for 10 years as a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and was a founding member of the Women's Business Network forum based out of Buckingham Palace. Debra’s overwhelming positivity and ‘go for it’ attitude are contagious, while her modesty is endearing. She uses her story to powerfully but subtly draw out key business and interpersonal lessons.
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Diana Jervis Read

Award winning business advisor, mentor and speaker.
Diana is an expert in advising companies on driving growth through peak performance productivity, leadership and management, what A-teams do differently and customer focus. With an entrepreneurial and marketing background, she is a source of new ideas and techniques motivating teams to achieve more by doing less.
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Dr Harry Cliff

Dr Harry Cliff is best known as a young physicist and the first Science Museum fellow.
Dr Harry Cliff is a young physicist who researches cutting-edge particle physics at Cambridge University, communicates the mysteries of fundamental physics at London’s Science Museum and is the curator of Collider, a critically acclaimed exhibition series.
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Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle

Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle is one of the world’s most influential and respected business thinkers and speakers.
Since bursting onto the international scene with the bestseller Funky Business in 2000, Jonas has remained at the forefront of the new generation of management gurus.
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Duncan Bannatyne

Serial Entrepreneur and One of the Dragons from BBC 2's The Dragon's Den.
Duncan Bannatyne is a successful businessman and is one of the stars of the popular BBC TV series Dragon’s Den. He has a chain of well-known health clubs and is involved in multiple other businesses, with his main areas of business interest being property, hotels, media, transport and stage schools. Despite the fact Duncan is now a successful multimillionaire, he came from humble beginnings and is a true example of entrepreneurial spirit overcoming adversity.
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Duncan Falconer

Best Selling Author of First Into Action: autobiography of life in the Special Boat Service as its youngest ever member. 8 books on his fictional hero, John Stratton. Maritime Security advisor and Crisis Manager/Responder to multi-national companies.
Best selling author of an autobiography describing life in the Special Boat Service and 3 years as an undercover operative in the highly secretive 14th intelligence detachment where he was Mentioned In Despatches. Falconer was the youngest member of Britain’s modern Special Forces. Author of 9 novels, 8 of them on his fictional hero, John Stratton. Falconer is a Maritime Security Specialist and a Crisis Manager and Responder to high profile organisations, and has worked as a specialist security advisor to international news, the UK government and others, the FBI, major airlines, NGOs and charity organisations. His first novel is being filmed soon.
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Duncan MacPherson

Duncan is best known for his focus on a unique value proposition where professionals learn to brand themselves based on what they are worth rather than what they cost.
Duncan is CEO of Pareto Systems, a leading business development firm for professionals and corporations in knowledge-for-profit industries. Duncan is also an industry author and has published several books including the best-seller: BREAKTHROUGH Business Development, Take Your Business to The Next Level. As a speaker in high-demand, Duncan travels extensively throughout North America and around the world, conveying dynamic and fact-rich presentations. Duncan has a way of leaving his audience excited about implementing his processes that have been proven to pave the way to meaningful and measurable results in both their personal and professional lives.
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Duncan Slater

Duncan is the first double amputee veteran to race to the South Pole and the first double amputee to compete in the World's toughest marathon Marathon Des Sables in 2016 and complete the Marathon Des Sables successfully in 2017 with ITN coverage all the w
Duncan joined the RAF at 19, enjoying a range of posts across the military. In 2009 Duncan was on patrol in the Helmand region of Afghanistan when the vehicle he was travelling in hit an IED. Duncan was thrown forty feet by the impact and suffered breakages to his legs, ankles, ribs, lower back, shoulder blade and left arm. The only unbroken part of his body was his right arm. After 12 months of rehab it became clear that both legs must be amputated in order for Duncan to be able to walk pain free. After being injured in Afghanistan, Duncan is determined to prove naysayers wrong and show that limitations are only in the mind. He also hopes to give inspiration to others in similar situations and is the First Ambassador to the British Citizen Awards.
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Eamonn Quinn

Eamonn Quinn is a “Dragon” on the Irish version of Dragons’ Den.
Eamonn Quinn is currently an Executive Chariman of Kelsius Limited and has a wealth of experience within the food retail sector.
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Ed Chamberlin

Ed has presented sports for Sky since 1999.
Ed first appeared on Sky Sports in 1999 as the resident bookie stats expert alongside Matthew Lorenzo and Kirsty Gallagher every Friday night on the Sports Centre.
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Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body".
Elle Macpherson is a prominent figure in business, fashion, film and television. She oversees one of the most well-known, and expanding, brand names in apparel and women’s fashion. More importantly, she is the mother of two sons and an ambassador for three global charitable organisations.
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Ellie Simmonds

Paralympic Gold Medalist, fantastic role model and personality - Britain's golden girl.
Ellie is four times Paralympic Champion and current multiple world record holder. The youngest winner of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the year in 2008 and then the youngest recipient of the MBE at the age of 14 years. Now an OBE she has a world class reputation and huge personality.
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Ellis Watson

Reversing the decline in sales for the Sun and News of the World in his time as Marketing Director, through launching numerous cutting edge initiatives.
Ellis Watson is Managing Director of Newspapers at the Scottish media group, DC Thomson. Ellis' first break came as a very young Marketing Director at the Sun and News of the World, where he helped them reverse the decline in sales and launched numerous cutting edge initiatives. Ellis is known as one of the most inspiring, instinctive and intelligent speakers in Britain.
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Elon Musk

Elon is best known for being the founder of PayPal.
Now living in America, Musk stared his foray into business by teaching himself how to programme computers and selling computer games. When he started living in America, Musk created PayPal (formerly X.com) which was bought by eBay.com. Now, Musk has moved onto space travel, solar electric company SolarCity, and electric car company Tesla.
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Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt is best known for being the executive chairman of Google.
Eric Schmidt is an American software engineer, businessman, and the executive chairman of Google. In 2013, Forbes ranked Schmidt as the 138th-richest person in the world.
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Felix Baumgartner

"Sometimes you have to be up really high to understand how small you are... I'm coming home now." 2013 Laureus World Action Sportsman of the Year. Felix Baumgartner is best known for breaking three world records by base-jumping from a capsule in Space
Felix Baumgartner broke three World Records by base-jumping from a capsule in Space down to Earth: the first human to break the sound barrier without the assistance of a vehicle, the highest manned balloon flight, and the highest skydive. Outside of his penchant for daredevil acts, Felix was named to Vienna's Street of Champions and nominated for a World Sports Award and two categories in the NEA Extreme Sports Awards, Felix is also an advocate for the nonprofit Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation.
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Floyd Woodrow

Truly, one of the elite. Floyd has served in the SAS for more than 20 years, inspiring his men in the most demanding of situations. Awarded the distinguished Conduct Medal for Bravery, he operated at the level of elite. A true inspirational speaker
Floyd Woodrow, the MD of Chrysalis worldwide coaches elite international athletes and sporting teams, the worlds leading banks, financial services companies, governments, education institutions, police forces, emergency services and international corporations on all aspects of elite performance and leadership. Floyd's extraordinary experiences and skills give him a unique and diverse speaking ability.
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Fons Trompenaars

Fons Trompenaars is a Dutch author and consultant in the field of cross-cultural communication.
Fons Trompenaars is a Dutch organizational theorist, management consultant, and author in the field of cross-cultural communication, known for the development of Trompenaars' model of national culture differences.
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Fran Millar

Fran is Head of Winning Behaviours & Business Operations and one of the founding members of Team Sky
As a founding Member of Team Sky, Fran Millar is Head of Winning Behaviours and Head of all Operations. Basically she leads everything that occurs at Team Sky with the exception of the athletes actually riding the bike. Fran was listed in Management Todays Top Women under 35 to watch out for 2 years running until over the qualifying age and at the time commenting that she’d achieved beyond her wildest dreams.
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Francois Pienaar

Francois is the former South Africa Rugby captain that led the team to their World Cup victory in 1995.
Captain of the Victorious 1995 country-unifying Rugby World Cup Team - The Springboks, Francois Pienaar is a remarkable athlete, trained lawyer and an ambassador for multi-racial sports and civil rights. Captain of the Victorious 1995 country-unifying Rugby World Cup Team - The Springboks, Francois Pienaar is a remarkable athlete, trained lawyer and an ambassador for multi-racial sports and civil rights. He reached the highest peak in rugby union when he captained his country, South Africa, to World Cup victory in 1995. He was portrayed by Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood's blockbuster Invictus. In 2005, Francois was seconded by First National Bank as CEO for the 2011 Rugby World cup bid. Having been named Newsmaker of the Year, he is his country's most celebrated icon after Nelson Mandela. He was portrayed by Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood's blockbuster Invictus. In 2005, Francois was seconded by First National Bank as CEO for the 2011 Rugby World cup bid. Having been named Newsmaker of the Year, he is his country's most celebrated icon after Nelson Mandela.
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Fraser Doherty

Fraser is one of the UK's most successful businessmen as the founder of SuperJam.
Fraser Doherty is a very young entrepreneur and the founder of SuperJam. He started at the age of 14 selling home-made jam to neighbours, and now supplies over a million pots each year to 2,000 supermarkets across the world - from Russia to Australia.
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Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas is a professional Welsh rugby player.
Gareth Thomas was a professional rugby player and was the most capped Welsh rugby union player.
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Garry E Hunt

Imaginative, inspirational and engaging business, space exploration and climate change communicator.
Garry Hunt is a uniquely skilled public speaker, facilitator & international businessman who has performed at such diverse places as the London Palladium, The Royal Institution, The Royal Society, company Boardrooms, Universities & TV studios throughout the world. He has a wide range of talents, as an international businessman, scientist, TV, radio broadcaster, author & speaker.
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Gary Lineker

Gary is a TV presenter and former footballing legend.
Gary is one of the most popular TV sports presenters and former captains of the England football team. Gary has presented various BBC sports related programmes such as Match of the Day and is a regular on the comedy show, They Think it's all Over. Gary is also passionate about golf and in 2005, Gary was unveiled as the BBC's main presenter for major golfing events.
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Gavin Duffy

Gavin Duffy is a “Dragon” on the Irish Dragons’ Den.
Gavin Duffy is best known for taking businesses from concept in the Den to success in retail or online in just a matter of months.
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General Sir Mike Jackson

Former Chief of the General Staff and Head of the British Army.
General Sir Michael "Mike" Jackson, GCB CBE DSO DL, is a retired British Army officer and one of its most high-profile generals since the Second World War.
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Geoff Burch

Geoff Burch is an internationally renowned and highly motivational business speaker, television presenter and author.
The leading authority on sales, customers, leadership and change, Geoff is a best-selling author and business guru. Recently voted ‘Business Communicator of the Year’ by the UK Speechwriters’ Guild, Geoff is considered to be one of Europe’s most exciting and motivational experts.
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Gerald Ratner

Gerald Ratner is best known as the former millionaire chief executive of the major British jewellery chain Ratners Jewellery.
Gerald Ratner is a British Businessman who took over the family business of Ratners Jewellery, becoming one of Britain's most high-profile businessmen. He took the company from 130 stores to one with over 2,500, and increased its revenue by over tenfold. Despite losing his business, he has been immensely successful with his string health clubs and new jewellery store, 'Gerald Online', which is the largest in its sector.
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Gerard Cleary

Transformational Director of Glenisk, Ireland's largest yogurt maker and one of its most recognised sustainable food brands.
After been reared in a family of 14 who grew up & lived on the farm before expanding into the businesses, Gerard Cleary has 40 years experience of navigating the family business model. Heading a successful ‘€20m family company’ driven by innovation & a will-to-do attitude is rare in the corporate world today ‘the day you become complacent is the day you go backwards’.
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Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Think-Tank Leader & Strategist.
Gerd Leonhard is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker and a strategic advisor. He is the co-author of the best- selling book The Future of Music, and the author of The End of Control, Music 2.0, Friction is Fiction, and The Future of Content. Gerd is also the host of TheFutureShow and MeetingOfTheMinds.tv, as well as the Founder of GreenFuturists.
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Gerry Pennell

Former CIO for the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), providing the most technologically connected games ever.
Gerry Pennell OBE is a truly inspirational and motivational Team Leader, with an immense knowledge, understanding and experience of IT. His appointment as CIO with LOCOG affirmed his position as one of the worlds leading authorities in the implementation and successful delivery of consumers expectations of technology and information delivery in the 21st century. The achievement of the IT team, led by Gerry Pennell at the London 2012 Olympic Games has set a new gold standard for future Games to aspire to. Awarded European CIO of the Year 2013. Currently Director of IT at University of Manchester firmly focussed on their ambitious 2020 vision.
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Glenn Mead

Glenn Mead is the current Director at Face Value Performance Psychology Limited, specialising in individual and organisational performance at all levels.
Glenn Mead specialises in enhancing performance at all levels using techniques and approaches grounded in neuroscience and occupational psychology. With services ranging from individual executive coaching and small group facilitation to masterclasses workshops and keynote talks, Glenn aims to help clients improve effectiveness through team engagement, increased resilience and communication and leadership.
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Greg Nugent

Greg Nugent is the former director of brand, marketing and culture for the Olympic Games, London 2012.
After overseeing Eurostar’s move to St Pancras, Greg took on the enormous challenge of marketing London 2012 – with 60 million stakeholders and media waiting to pounce on every slip. He initiated a regular dialogue with the public and 23,000 local community leaders, renamed volunteers Gamesmakers – and supervised thousands of branded items.
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Guto Harri

Guto is best known for being the Communications Director for the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Guto is currently the Director of Communications at News International. A former BBC Chief Political Correspondent, in May 2008 he was appointed as Communications Director for the Mayor of London Boris Johnson's administration at London City Hall. He quit Johnson's team when Johnson was re-elected mayor in May 2012 and was confirmed in his role at newspaper publisher News International shortly afterwards.
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Hamish Taylor

Hamish Taylor is known as the “master thief” based on his record of innovation by transferring ideas between sectors.
Hamish Taylor is an award winning former CEO and now an inspirational speaker/broadcaster. Following an outstanding fast track career and 10 years assisting some of the world’s leading organisations, Hamish is now in demand all over the world as a leading expert in Innovation/Change, Customer Focus/Brand Management and Leadership/Performance.
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Harriet Green

British businesswoman who leads two IBM business divisions, the Internet of Things and Education Business. She was CEO of the Thomas Cook Group from July 2012 to November 2014
Harriet Green OBE is a global executive who has led business transformations on four continents, with a proven track record for developing and implementing strategies for profitable growth and increasing shareholder value in global technology, logistics, travel and consumer sectors.
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Harvey Goldsmith

Harvey Goldsmith CBE, is a legendary and visionary producer and promoter of concerts, charity events and television.
Harvey is a world-famous music mogul and visionary producer and promoter of rock concerts, Charity events and television broadcasts. He has produced, managed and promoted shows with most of the world’s major artists. He has worked with, among others; Andrea Bocelli, Muse (band), Genesis, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Luciano Pavarotti, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Bee Gees, Jools Holland, Sting, and many other.
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Hayley Barnard

Hayley Barnard is the Managing Director and Diversity Strategist at MIX Diversity Developers Ltd.
Hayley Barnard is a compelling communicator, with work previously published in The Times and various national magazines. Hayley tackles issues surrounding unconscious bias and inclusive leadership with humour, ensuring that her ideas have real value for audiences’ working lives. Her company MIX works with large organisations such as ASDA, Travis Perkins, T-Systems and HSBC and were recently shortlisted for the HR Supplier of the Year Award.
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Herman Mashaba

Herman is best known for founding the cosmetics company Black Like Me
A true rags-to-riches story, Herman Mashaba created the cosmetics brand Black Like Me. He started by selling his products from the boot of his car, and it mushroomed into the multimillion Rand enterprise it is today. Recently, he has also started up operations in the UK.
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Hilary Devey

An internationally renowned business woman, as well as for her role as a 'dragon' on two series of the BBC 2 series, Dragon's Den.
TV personality Hilary Devey has appeared in countless successful screen roles, broadcasting her knowledge and expertise in the realm of business. In 2008, Hilary appeared as a 'dragon' on the BBC 2 series Dragon's Den. Hilary has been sought by major corporations, including T-Mobile and Credit Suisse, as an inspirational and motivational speaker .
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Howard Davies

Sir Howard Davies is Chairman of The Phoenix Group, one of the largest providers of insurance services in the UK.
Howard Davies is Chairman of the Phoenix Group and of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Davies is also Professor of Practice at the Paris Institute of Political Science.
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Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer is best known for being the founder of Eurasia Group.
Ian Bremmer is an American political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, states in transition, and global political risk. He is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk research and consulting firm.
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Ian Goldin

Professor Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
Ian Goldin is Director of the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford. Ian was Vice President of the World Bank from 2003-6 and prior to that the Bank's Director of Development Policy from 2001-3. From 1996 to 2001 he was Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an adviser to President Mandela. He succeeded in transforming the bank to become the leading agent of development in the 14 countries of Southern Africa.
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Ian Wright

Ian is a former Arsenal and England footballing legend.
Ian has an electric personality that used to light up the matches in which he played and now brings radiance to his appearances as a TV and radio performer.
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Jack Black

Jack Black is the Founder of MindStore and is an internationally renowned keynote speaker.
Jack is a passionate, charismatic and inspirational teacher. He is a leader in the field of personal development and is committed to providing unique presentations ensuring his audiences leave with easy to use tools and techniques that improve their performance both in their business and in their personal life.
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Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey is best known for co-founding Twitter.
Jack Dorsey is an American web developer and businessman widely known as a co-founder of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.
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Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan is the author of The Future of Work, which was endorsed by the world's top business leaders including the Global Chairman of KPMG, CEO of Whirlpool CEO of SAP, CEO to Intuit, Gary Hamel, Dan Pink, and many others.
Jacob Morgan is an author, speaker and futurist. His latest book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organisation, explores how the workplace is changing and was endorsed by business leaders such as the Chairman of KPMG, CEO of Whirlpool, CEO of Intuit and many others. Morgan also co-founded the FOW Community, which is a network of the world’s most forward thinking organizations who come together to explore the future of work.
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James Alexander

James Alexander was co-Founder of Zopa and is a disruptive entrepreneur, innovator and futures expert.
James Alexander is an experienced entrepreneur and business advisor who was previously the co-founder and Executive Director of Zopa, Europe’s largest P2P lender. Prior to this James was a Strategy Director at Egg.
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James Averdieck

James is the former owner and founder of Gü chocolate.
James speaks with passion about entrepreneurialism, brand development and chocolate. James made his name in chocolate, founding Gü Chocolate Puds and turning it into a £30m business. The idea for Gü came from living in Brussels where James was inspired by patisseries and chocolate shops. He formed a joint venture with a patisserie company back in London and developed the company’s first three products: two chocolate mousses and a chocolate soufflé in glass ramekins. James sold the business in 2010 (circa £30m) and has since continued to nurture and support future entrepreneurs.
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James Bellini

James Bellini has over 25 years of experience in future analysis, his work challenges organisations and to better anticipate change and adapt faster. He has been seen to present popular shows, such as The Money Programme, Tonight, and Panorama.
With over 25 years experience in future analysis, James is a remarkable record as a writer, analyst, and presenter. James is also a leading futurologist and author of considerable reputation. James has a zealous interest in key trends and statistics facing current and future businesses. James' work challenges organisations to better anticipate change and adapt faster.
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James Brett

As Founder of Plant for Peace, James Brett is an inspiration to the nation with his extraordinary story of how he went from his lowest point to a full recovery.
As Founder of Plant for Peace, James has overseen its strategy since early 2007. James passionate journey determining the Plant for Peace strategy involves farmers, Taliban and Government of Afghanistan. James’ drive and motivation stem from the environment and nature and understanding people and a natural food chain.
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James Caan

His role on the BBC programme, Dragon's Den, James Caan is one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs.
James Caan has been developing and selling businesses for over 20 years, and has become one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs. His success sparked from the international blooming of recruitment companies including the Alexander Mann Group and Humana International. Recently he has been seen to invest over £1million in his role on Dragon's Den over 4 series.
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James Timpson

James Timpson is Chief Executive of Timpson, a family retail business.
James Timpson is not only the Chief Executive of Timpson but also a cobbler and prison recruiter with a firm belief in upside down management.
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James Woudhuysen

James Woudhuysen is a journalist and the author of several books specialising in future trends.
James Woudhuysen expertise spans IT, energy, construction, manufacturing and retailing. He has a knack for spotting trends before others, frequently offering counter-intuitive proposals on what action to take.
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Jamie Andrew

Jamie is an inspirational mountaineer who has overcome his disabilities to climb around the world.
Jamie is the incredible Scottish mountaineer who, despite having no hands and feet, has made some amazing ascents all over the world. As a quadruple amputee, Jamie has also made many other remarkable achievements, raising many thousands of pounds for charity along the way.
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Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett is a journalist and author.
Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos. He specialises in online culture and the dark net.
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Jane Young

Social media entrepreneur Jane Young considers the impact of technology on the infrastructure, processes, strategy and culture of organisations.
Jane Young is a technology entrepreneur and the founder of social business company Kanbee, using futurism and change expertise to help organisations redefine what it means to do business in the modern world.
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Jas Hawker

Former Red Arrows leader, Jas is the operations director of Mission Excellence.
Jas is a former Red Arrows leader and fighter pilot. He joined the RAF aged 18 and after completing flying training he went on to be the youngest ever pilot to fly the Tornado ground attack aircraft on the front-line. Hawker has undertaken a number of non-flying appointments within the Ministry of Defence, advising senior military officers and civil servants on strategic and operational matters; specifically developing national contingency and crisis plans and advising on capability development. He has practical experience of operational level campaign planning having deployed to Afghanistan as a Senior Air Advisor.
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Jason Vale

Jason Vale, also known as The Juice Master, is an author, motivational speaker, and lifestyle coach.
Jason Vale, aka ‘Juice Master’, is the best-selling author of eleven books on health, addiction and juicing. His books have now sold over 3 million copies and have been translated into many languages. His most well known book - 7lbs In 7 days: The Juice Master Diet - went to number one of all books on Amazon and on Play.com it even knocked the Da Vinci Code from the top spot.
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Jay Rayner

Jay Rayner is The Observer's restaurant critic and a novelist.
Jay Rayner is a British journalist, writer, broadcaster and food critic. His television appearances have earnt him the nickname Acid Rayner due to his sour demeanour.
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Jean-Christophe Novelli

Jean-Christophe is a nationally adored and world-class chef.
Jean-Christophe was born in France where he left school at the age of 14 to become a baker. From there, Jean-Christophe has excelled to the top of the culinary world. Becoming a professional chef at the age of 20, winning his first 2 Michelin stars as Chef Patron at the Gordleton Mill. Jean-Christophe now owns restaurants all around the world, and has opened his own cookery school to pass on his gift to others.
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Jeff Randall

Known for hosting SKY News' Jeff Randall Live and a columnist for The Daily Telegraph.
Jeff Randall is one of the UK's leading business commentators. He is Editor-at-Large of The Daily Telegraph, and a regular presenter on Sky News and Five Live. Known for speaking his mind, Jeff's speeches mix crystal ball gazing with an insider's take on the runners and riders. As one of the UK's best known and most influential business commentators, Jeff proves to be an ideal moderator and host at various conferences throughout the country. Being relaxed and highly professional he draws on his extensive media experience to provide audiences with a truly memorable event.
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Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs is internationally renowned for his work as an economic advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa.
Jeffrey is the President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance a non-profit organisation aimed at ending extreme global poverty, as well as being the Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and other key roles in organisations involved with environment and sustainability. Jeffrey has spent much of his career wrestling with the issues of world poverty and health and environmental sustainability but he made his name in the mid 80's and 90's as an economist working with countries undergoing massive upheaval. His best-selling books include Common Wealth (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011) in which he turns his attentions homewards and calls for a kinder more responsible society in the wake of repeated economic crises. He has also written hundreds of learned articles and a text book on macroeconomics that is used worldwide
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Jeremy Kingsley

Jeremy Kingsley is a best-selling author, leadership expert, and one of the most sought after speakers in America.
Since 1996 he has spoken to over 500,000 people at live events and given over 2000 keynote speeches. You may have seen Jeremy on television or online this year. He has been featured in/on Fox, CBS, CNBC and many more large media outlets.
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Jeremy Leggett

Dr Jeremy Leggett is a British green-energy entrepreneur, author and activist.
Jeremy Leggett is the founder of Solarcentury and is an activist for green and renewable energy. He also lectures at Oxford and Cambridge University and is the author of a number of books on Solar Power.
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Jessica Ennis-Hill

As poster-girl for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill stormed to victory in the Heptathlon to bring home her first Olympic gold medal.
One of the stars of the London 2012 Olympics, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill was not just the 'poster girl' for the games, she also demonstrated the determination, competitiveness and sporting behaviour with which the games is synonymous. When Jess stormed home in first place in the 800m, her final event, it secured the gold medal for her, and in doing so captured one of the most memorable golds of the Olympics and providing one of the highlights of the London games.
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Jim Collins

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies.
Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies — how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested nearly a quarter of a century of research into the topic, Jim has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide. They include: the classic Built to Last, a fixture on the Business Week best seller list for more than six years; the international bestseller Good to Great, translated into 35 languages; and How the Mighty Fall, a New York Times bestseller that examines how great companies can self-destruct.
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Jim Harris

Jim is a leading global thinker, and author of the number on bestselling book, "Blindsided!"
Jim Harris is a one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, leadership, innovation, organizational change, future trends and mitigating risk
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Jim Lawless

Jim is a world renowned motivational speaker and author of 'Taming Tigers'.
Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers. Over half a million people on five continents have been inspired by Jim’s presentations and countless thousands more by Jim’s book "Taming Tigers". As founder and CEO of Taming Tigers, which works with a wide variety of blue chip clients to establish and achieve bold and aligned goals throughout the organisation, high performing teams, and long term change in culture, mindset and performance.
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Jo Fairley

Jo Fairley co-founded the pioneering and world famous chocolate company, Green & Black's.
Jo Fairley is co-founder of the pioneering organic chocolate company Green & Black’s, which has gone from a niche organic and Fairtrade brand to a global chocolate name - voted ‘Coolest Food Brand in the UK’ for the sixth year running, by Coolbrands. Engaging and passionate, Jo never fails to inspire – and is always happy to network with attendees, offering more direct input to individuals.
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Jo Gambi

Entering the Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest female to ascend the Seven Summits.
Jo and her husband Rob took on the monstrous task of ascending the Seven Summits, breaking records by being the fastest couple to ever ascend it, as well as Jo entering the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the fastest female ascent time, also being the second British woman to ever scale Everest's North Ridge.
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Jo Malone

Jo Malone is the founder of the Jo Malone London business, which was later sold to Estée Lauder.
Jo Malone is an entrepreneur whose first eponymous line of fragrances is still one of the world’s best selling luxury lines.
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Jo Wimble-Groves

Jo Wimble-Groves is a global award-winning entrepreneur, Business Director and Writer committed to inspiring the next generation of business leaders.
Jo Wimble-Groves is a successful business woman, runs a blog called 'guilty mother’ which has over 26,000 followers, she’s a writer, featured in numerous magazines and newspapers and she’s a key note speaker who’s recently joined forces with former England Women’s Rugby captain Catherine Spencer to create Inspiring women workshops to encourage women to have the confidence to succeed in business.
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Joanna Lumley

Joanna is one of Britain's best loved actresses, best known for her role in the situation comedy, 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
Joanna Lumely OBE is an esteemed TV and stage actress, voice-over artist, author, comedienne, and former model. Her most remembered role is as 'Patsy' in the nationally loved 'Absolutely Fabulous'. Beyond her acting roles, Joanna has worked alongside multiple charities and has been an avid activist for campaigns such as Survival International, the Gurkha Justice Campaign. Joanna is also the Patron for multiple charities, including PENHA, the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, and Trust in Children. In early 2013, Lumely was ranked as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by Radio 4's Radio show, Woman's Hour.
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Joanna Shields

Joanna Shields is best known for her involvement with business companies Facebook, Google and AOL to name a few.
Joanna Shields, (often referred to as Baroness Shields) is an Anglo-American entrepreneur, business investor and since 2014, a British parliamentarian, sitting on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords.
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Joanna Wilde

Joanna Wilde is best known for being a Chartered Psychologist.
Joanna Wilde is a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in the application of psychology within complex work organisations.
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Joe McEwan

Joe McEwan is the Head of Digital and Communities for Innocent smoothies.
Joe McEwan is a knowledgeable keynote speaker who tells the inspiring story of his journey from a university student to the Head of Digital and Communities for Innocent smoothies.
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Joff Sharpe

Joff Sharpe is a business man who takes "daring approaches to complex business issues"
Joff Sharpe is one of Britain’s more colourful businessmen. Unusual entries on his CV include: a year living amongst the Iban headhunters of Borneo, running an internet company for Rupert Murdoch and being Piers Morgan’s HR director.
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John Caudwell

Mobile phone retail billionaire and philanthropist.
The success of Phones 4U was as much the barometer as anything else. Starting with the opportunistic sale of a job lot of bricklike Motorola handsets, Mr Caudwell tapped into the sudden boom in mobile communications to build a national retail chain selling 26 phones every minute and employing as many as 3,000 in his home town of Stoke alone.
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John Griffin

Entrepreneur and philanthropist John Griffin founded Addison Lee in 1975, starting in Battersea with a single car, but expanded to over 4,500 minicabs in service today.
After beginning a career training as an accountant, John was forced to give up his apprenticeship and focus his efforts on rescuing his father’s business, working as a minicab driver to make ends meet during this period. Having helped his family firm and following the birth of his two sons, John was inspired to start his own business and came to the conclusion that he could run his own minicab business a lot more successfully than the companies he had worked for. Founded in Battersea in 1975 with just one car, Addison Lee now carries 10 million passengers and couriers 1 million deliveries a year.
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John Kay

Professor John Kay CBE is one of Britain's leading economists.
John is a world leading management thinker and economist; his work has been mostly concerned with the application of economics to the analysis of changes in industrial structure and the competitive advantage of individual firms. John is a distinguished academic, a successful businessman, an adviser to companies and governments around the world, and an acclaimed columnist. Looking at all aspects of economics from investment to monetary supply, industry and markets to government and world finance, John provides an illuminating, accessible, and often surprisingly amusing analysis of the complexities of money.
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John Kotter

John is a world-renowned expert on leadership, and Business Week magazine's "Leadership Guru".
John Kotter spent over 30 yrs at Harvard studying change before forming his own organization Kotter International which helps leading companies implement their change strategies. His internationally bestselling "Leading Change", which outlines an actionable, 8-step process for implementing successful transformations, became the change bible for managers around the world. His academic articles in the Harvard Business Review have sold a million and a half copies and have been reprinted many times. His influence has been hailed by BusinessWeek, Fortune, The Financial Times and countless other publications around the world, being ranked number 34 in the Thinkers50 list of top business gurus 2011, as well as Business Week magazine's number 1 "leadership guru" in America 2001.
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John Moore

John Moore is the former Starbucks Marketing Executive.
John was instrumental in Starbucks’ growth from a single premises in Seattle to a colossal global brand. He then headed marketing at Whole Foods Market. Given the value of word-of-mouth to any successful brand, John emphasises the need to use social media to engage fully with your customer base.
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John Peters

Came to the world’s attention in January 1991, when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world. John is well known within the corporate world as a performance and leadership development coach to Senior business teams
To become a Tornado pilot, you have to be a part of the creme de la creme, with very few being able to withstand the immense levels of G-force needed to control and pilot successfully. John was drafted into the Gulf War as a fighter pilot in 1991, where his story becomes macabre. John, and fellow navigator John Nicol, were shot down and captured by the military of Iraq. Their bruised and battered faces were broadcasted to the world as a symbol of Saddam Hussein's tyranny and ruthlessness. John now runs his successful company, Monkey Business, advising, coaching, and consulting major companies on leadership issues including uncertainty, organisational learning, and trust and failure. John is also a successful author, writing two books on his experiences in the Gulf War, as well as currently writing a book on leadership. John's dramatic and occasionally harrowing tales offer a profound insight into his life, making him an exceedingly sought after speaker for his inspirational and motivational speeches.
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John Petter

John Petter is the Chief Executive of BT Consumer.
John Petter is the head of BT’s Consumer division and specialises in consumer proposition development, marketing and commercial strategy and call centre management.
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Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan is regarded as the finest triple jumper of all time.
The finest triple jumper of all time, Jonathan Edwards is the former Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World Champion - and the current world record holder. He was an ambassador for the London Olympics bid before becoming a key member of the Organising Committee.
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Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph is a celebrated Nobel Prize winner, former chief economist at the World Bank and Clinton White House adviser
Joseph is the co-founder and co-president of Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue; as well as a University Professor and co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought for New York University. He is regarded worldwide as a leading economic educator, and his textbooks are available in over a dozen languages. He is also the founder of The Journal of Economic Perspectives, one of the leading journals of economics.
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Josh Spear

Josh Spear is a digital marketing expert.
Josh Spear speaks about the ways today’s youth see media and how the way they live their lives is incongruent with how traditional media try to reach them.
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Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor is a self-starting young entrepreneur whose ambitious adventures have captured the attention of the global media and business tycoons such as Sir Richard Branson.
Josh Taylor’s science and technology projects have explored the edge of Space and the bottom of the Ocean, each one gaining the attention of the global media and high profile individuals. His adventurous projects and experience as a young entrepreneur inspired him to create an entrepreneurs retreat in Cornwall where he coaches people to achieve their ambitions and find creative solutions to problems. Josh shares his adventures and entrepreneurial projects through his enthusiastic and passionate talks.
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Jude Kelly

Jude is Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre
Jude Kelly became Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, Britain's largest cultural institution, in 2005. In the course of her career she has directed numerous award-winning theatrical productions, working with Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart and Dawn French, among others. Jude gained major recognition as the founding director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, which she established as an acknowledged centre of excellence.
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Justin Hughes

Justin Hughes is a former RAF fighter pilot and Deputy Team Leader of the Red Arrows.
Justin gives an extraordinary insight into the behaviours, processes and leadership issues which make for a world class team. With breathtaking cockpit footage, he shows how to reproduce performance year after year, in spite of manifold risks and a constantly changing team.
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Justin Urquhart-Stewart

Justin is one of Britain's most familiar stockbrokers
Justin is one of the most recognisable and trusted market commentators on television, radio, and in the press. Originally trained as a lawyer, he has observed a unique understanding of the market's roles and benefits for the private investor. Having trained as a barrister, Justin took up international corporate finance, working in both Africa and Singapore then back in the UK. This led Justin to help found Broker Services in 1986, which went on to become Barclays Stockbrokers where he was Corporate Development Director.
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Kamal Ahmed

Kamal Ahmed is the current Economics Editor of the BBC, having previously been the BBC’s Business Editor.
Kamal Ahmed leads the BBC's ‘on-air’ economics coverage and makes regular appearances on the Today programme, the Six and Ten O'Clock news bulletins, as well as Newsnight and documentary programmes across television and radio. His blog is widely read online.
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Kanya King

Kanya is the founder of the MOBO Awards.
Kanya King is the founder and CEO of the MOBO Organisation, launched in 1996 to celebrate and celebrate urban music. She now employs hundreds of people and The MOBO Awards is Europe's largest urban music awards show, attracting the largest primetime multicultural audience of over 250 million people around the world.
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Karan Bilimoria

Karan is the founder of the internationally sold beer, Cobra.
Lord Karan founded Cobra Beer in 1990 when he was £20,000 in debt and up against all odds. Since that time, Cobra has grown into an operation with offices on four continents and exports to over 45 countries, with brewing operations in five countries. Cobra Beer is now one of the fastest growing beer brands in the UK and one of the most innovative young companies in the country. Karan is widely respected for his entrepreneurial spirit. He is one of the first two Visiting Entrepreneurs ever appointed at Cambridge University and serves as National Champion of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship.
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Karren Brady

Turning the financial fortunes of Birmingham City Football Club around in her spell as Managing Director. She is now one of Lord Alan Sugar's right-hand woman and interrogators on the popular BBC show 'The Apprentice'.
Baroness Brady is known as the first woman in football. She was Managing Director of Birmingham City Football Club from 1993 to 2009 and during that time turned the Club's fortunes around. During her tenure at Birmingham City, Karren increased the average gate of the Club from 6,000 to a sell out capacity of over 30,000 and in 2009 her business was valued at over £80million. In January 2010, Karren was appointed Vice Chairman of West Ham United FC.
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Kate Ancketill

Kate Ancketill is the inspirational founder of GDR Creative Intelligence.
One of the world’s top trend forecasters, Kate focuses on retail innovation, consumer expectation and technology.
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Kate Russell

Kate Russell is an English technology reporter.
Kate Russell is a technology reporter often seen on the BBC television programme Click.
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Katherine Grainger

Olympic Gold Rowing London 2012, Silver Rio 2016, 5 consecutive Olympics Medalling, 6 times World Champion - Dame Katherine is a truly inspirational woman.
Britain’s most successful female rower and the first British female athlete to gain medals in four consecutive Olympic Games, Dame Katherine Grainger is a true inspiration. Triple World Champion, not only has Katherine received medals at every one of the last Olympic games, she has come away with Silver’s and ultimately Gold with a further Silver in Rio. Katherine’s Olympic success is equally matched through her academic ability after reaching a PhD level of study at Kings College University London. As a motivational speaker, Katherine’s Olympic success and academic results shows she is not short of any drive and is a great speaker for any motivational event.
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Katie Piper

Katie is one of the most inspirational women in the UK
Katie is one of the most inspirational women in the UK. Having rebuilt her life following an acid attack in 2008, model and now successful TV presenter, has also set up a foundation to support people with burns and other disfigurements. 'People can attack you, but no one can touch your soul' Katie Piper.
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Kell Ryan

Kell is a founding member of RyanAir.
Kell Ryan has over forty years of extensive airline experience with a comprehensive knowledge that spans the aviation field, mainly with Ryanair, including operations, customer service training, marketing, sales public relations and media communications.
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Kelly Hoppen

Internationally renowned designer and investor on BBC Two’s hit entrepreneur show, The Dragon’s Den.
Kelly Hoppen is at the forefront of the design industry, publishers and businesses continually seek her unparalleled expertise, allowing her to indulge her entrepreneurial instincts including The Dragon's Den and fronted the Channel 5 Design Series, Superior Interiors, in 2011.
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Kelly Lundberg

Renowned entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author, who has built her cutting-edge empire from the fabulous world of fashion styling.
Presenter, Keynote Speaker and MC, comfortable in the currency of catwalk and commerce alike, Kelly is founder of the number one styling agency StyleMeDvine.Com, a pioneering entrepreneur and style guru as well as an engaging, inspirational and high-energy speaker, entertaining and instantly connecting with her audience through her practical and interactive presentations (not to mention a large amount of chocolates).
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Kelvin MacKenzie

Kelvin is known for being a Media Executive and Former Sun newspaper editor.
Kelvin MacKenzie is an English media executive and former newspaper editor. He is best remembered for being editor of The Sun newspaper between 1981 and 1993, an era in which the paper was firmly established as Britain's best selling tabloid. No stranger to controversy, MacKenzie was responsible for some of the Sun’s most famous stories and headlines including: ‘Gotcha’ in reference to the sinking of the Argentinean battleship General Belgrano, the controversial coverage of the Hillsborough disaster, and probably the most famous headline in the Sun’s history ‘Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster'.
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Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard is an author and management expert.
Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Ken Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today.
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Ken Hames

Best known for leading a dozen women through the rainforests of Borneo in the Channel 4 show, 'Jungle Janes'.
Ken Hames, is the former S.A.S Major whose Herculean tasks have included leading a dozen women through the rain forests of Borneo in Channel 4's 'Jungle Janes', guiding expeditions of physically disabled teenagers in Beyond Boundaries and building the first ever eco-lodge and game reserve in Kenya in BBC 1 "Mission Africa". The year-long training programme and the expedition that followed revealed hidden strengths and weaknesses amongst the women, none of whom had ever faced real danger. Ken's presentations provide a fascinating insight into how individuals learn to tackle pressure and work as a team.
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Ken Livingstone

Ken is best known for being the first Mayor of London, as well as taking the decision to bid for the London to host 2012 Olympic Games, where he was instrumental to the bid's success.
Ken Livingstone was the first Mayor of London, a role he held from 8 years, only recently being narrowly edged out of the position by current Mayor, Borris Johnson. His time in office saw important moments, including the introduction of the congestion charge and advocation of public transport in an attempt to tackle London's traffic problems, the expansion of social housing in London, and successfully winning the bid for London to host the Olympic Games in 2012. Ken has also written three successful books, including "If Voting Changed Anything, They'd Abolish It".
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Ken Segall

Ken Segall is an advertising executive who named the iMac and worked on the “Think Different” campaign.
Ken Segall is an advertising executive and the man who put the 'i' in iPad. He worked side-by-side with Steve Jobs for 12 years as the advertising creative director of both NeXT and Apple.
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Kevin Eyres

Kevin is an angel investor and founder of GreyBella Ventures.
Kevin Eyres is the former European managing director of LinkedIn and the Talent Champion for the Tech City Investment Organisation. Kevin is currently angel investor, board member of Essentia Analytics and CDI Apps for Good, as well as the founder of GreyBella Ventures.
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Kevin Gaskell

An extraordinary leader who led iconic brands Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini to unprecedented levels of success before creating global businesses from scratch.
As a CEO, chairman, founder and investor Kevin has enjoyed success in sectors including automotive, data, technology, manufacturing, brand marketing and professional services. He has repeatedly led teams to achieve extraordinary performance in companies ranging from 7 to 7,000 employees. One recognised as the best private equity investment of the year, another nominated as the World’s 7th most innovative company. Passionate about the development of leadership skills he is frequently sought to reinvigorate teams and companies.
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Kevin Keegan

Kevin was a European Cup winner with Liverpool, European Player of the Year, and one of the few to have both captained and managed England.
Kevin is a Liverpool and footballing legend. With his crazy hair styles and fantastic football, Kevin is never without something to talk about in his after dinner speeches. An incredibly passionate and renowned communicator, Kevin Keegan is one of the most recognisable faces in British football. Kevin's illustrious playing career included time at Liverpool, Hamburg, Southampton and Newcastle as well as the national side, captaining England for six years until his international retirement after the 1982 World Cup.
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Kjell A Nordström

Dr. Kjell A. Nordström has 20 years of experience of working with multinational companies and has served as an advisor/consultant to several large multinationals throughout the world.
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström is the interpreter of the new world of business. He speaks to audiences all over the world, writes books and articles and reads – everything from Playboy to Architectural Digest to Pinter. His performances are high touch, dynamic, highly interactive, thought provoking and always in line with time. His dynamic style makes him a highly appreciated speaker through out the world.
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Kriss Akabusi

Kriss is a British World Champion and nationally loved athlete.
Kriss began his international athletic career in 1983 as a member of the 4×400 metre relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4×400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991. Kriss is currently the CEO of The Akabusi Company, a corporate communications and training company where his marvellous personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very popular and attractive advocate. He is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is one of only four qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK.
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Lara Morgan

Lara Morgan is the Founder of Pacific Direct and a serial Entrepreneur.
Lara Morgan is widely known for building her own global leading licensing business, Pacific Direct. Over 17 years, she made luxury toiletry products for YSL, Bulgari, Penhaligons, Aveda, The White Company, Elemis and many others while steering Pacific Direct to become a world leading licensing business. In 2008, she sold her majority shareholding for £20million.
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Larry Page

Larry Page is best known for co-founding Google and inventing PageRank, Google’s algorithm used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results.
Lawrence "Larry" Page is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who cofounded Google Inc. with Sergey Brin, and is the corporation's current CEO. Page is the inventor of PageRank, Google's most well-known search ranking algorithm.
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Laura Trott

Breaking the World Records as part of a cycling trio at the 2012 London Olympics.
Laura Trott OBE is an English track and road cyclist who specialises in the team pursuit and omnium disciplines.
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Lena Bjorck

Lena Bjorck is the Founder of Inn or Out Ltd. and serves as its Creative Director.
Lena Bjorck is the Founder of Inn or Out Ltd. and serves as its Creative Director. Bjorck has won several awards, including Business Woman of the Year, and become a popular speaker in the corporate end entrepreneurial world.
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Leo Johnson

Leo Johnson is the Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance, now a part of the PwC group.
Leo Johnson is a Sustainability expert. He is the Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance, and advisor to over fifty global banks and businesses. He helps pinpoint trends, and presents the risks and opportunities for business and finance.
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Levi Roots

Levi is the creator of Reggae Reggae Sauce.
In 2006, Levi became a Dragon Slayer; he won the heart and investment of Peter Jones with his Reggae Reggae Sauce pitch. Since then, the sauce has become a nationally loved product, seeing Levi venture into releasing cook books and recipes with his new-found culinary acclaim.
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Linda Papdopoulos

Linda Papadopoulos is a one of the most well-known and respected psychologists working in the UK today.
Linda Papadopoulos is a Canadian psychologist of Greek Cypriot descent, based in England. She is the author of books such as Psychodermatology, Becoming a Therapist, Psychological Approaches to Dermatology, the popular psychology books The Man Manual and What Men Say what Women Hear, which make the claim that there are inherent gender differences in relationships, and Mirror Mirror: Dr. Linda's Body Image Revolution, a book on using CBT to promote a healthy body image.
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Liz Jackson

Inspirational speaker and adversity and resilience role model, Liz Jackson appeared on Channel 4's Secret Millionaire and founded and led the telemarketing business Great Guns.
Liz Jackson is an inspirational figure with an extraordinary story, as many would have discovered when she was featured in Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire’. Honoured by Her Majesty the Queen, Liz was awarded an MBE in the 2007 for services to business, and in 2012 she was bestowed with an honorary doctorate by Staffordshire University for her business achievements and for inspiring others.Liz is also an accomplished author, having published her book StartUp! which provides invaluable help and advice to entrepreneurs everywhere.
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Lord Alan Sugar

"Pan Am takes good care of you. Marks & Spencer loves you. Securicor cares. I.B.M. says the customer is king. At Amstrad, we want your money!" Highly successful entrepreneur and self-made millionaire and heads up the UK's famous Apprentice on BBC
When thinking of Lord Alan Sugar it is difficult not to imagine the dreaded words ‘you’re fired’. However, it’s good to learn that although he doesn’t mince his words and definitely doesn’t suffer fools gladly, Lord Sugar is actually a considerate man and a philanthropist. He says what he means and can come across as abrupt at times, but his sense of humour is evident, as is his genuine desire to improve both the business and life experience of others.
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Lord Digby Jones

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate 'In a fiercely competitive world we should not compete on cost along but on our ingenuity.' Baron Jones of Birmingham is renowned for his lifelong experience of business and values and his opinions
Lord Digby has been at the forefront of Britain and International trade and investment for decades. He is a business ambassador of UK Trade & Investment, Former Director General of the CBI and Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment. He is an engaging speaker and valuable mentor.
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Lord George Robertson

George Robertson is best known for being the former Secretary General of NATO, and regarded as being 'the most powerful Scotsman in the world'.
George Robertson is a British Labour Party politician who was the tenth Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, between October 1999 and early January 2004. As Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson was described as 'the most powerful Scotsman in the world.' George believes that greater cooperation is needed between EU states, particularly on security and defence issues, as well as argueing for collaboration to counter several other threats, from global pandemics to organised crime and climate change.
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Lord Jim O'Neill

Lord Jim O’Neill is best known for coining the term BRIC, the acronym that stands for Brazil, Russia, India and China - the four rapidly growing counties that symbolise a shift in global economic power.
Lord Jim O’Neill is a retired chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a British economist.
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Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton consults globally on human resource strategy.
Lynda Gratton a British organisational theorist, consultant, and Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and the founder of the Hot Spots Movement, known for her work on organisational behaviour.
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Mac Attram

Best known for helping small businesses grow their sales rapidly.
Mac Attram is the CEO of Mac Attram Group and is a multi-award winning Investor, Mentor, Incubator, Educator and Author. He has been featured as an expert advisor across a string of media platforms, including Sky TV, The Guardian, Forbes, The Huffington Post, VOX Africa & Real Business Magazine.
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Maggie Philbin

Maggie Philbin OBE is a broadcaster and CEO of TeenTech.
Maggie Philbin OBE has worked in radio and television for over 30 years on a wide range of science, medical and technology programmes. She is President of the Institute of Engineering Designers and co-founder and CEO of TeenTech CIC, an award winning organisation helping young people, their parents and teachers understand more about the real opportunities in Science,e Technology and Engineering. She is a popular and entertaining speaker at conferences and award ceremonies, bringing a unique and insightful perspective on technology, diversity and innovation.
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Magnus Lindkvist

Magnus Lindkvist is a futurologist and Director for Trendspotting and Future Thinking.
Magnus Lindkvist is a renowned trendspotter and futurologist. He challenges audiences to pose new questions, shake things up and change their thinking.
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Majora Carter

Urban revitalization strategist and public radio host, from the South Bronx area of New York City.
Majora Carter is responsible for the creation & successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
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Mandy Hickson

Mandy Hickson, a former Royal Air Force fast jet pilot, is now a motivational and keynote speaker.
Mandy was only the second woman to fly a Tornado GR4, completing three tours of duty and 45 missions over Iraq. Mandy shares the strategies, tactics and behaviours adopted for high stake missions for the benefit of today's and future business leaders.
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Marc Faber

Best known for his widely read monthly investment newsletter 'The Gloom Boom & Doom' report, highlighting unusual investment opportunities.
Swiss investment analyst, economic historian, and entrepreneur Dr Marc Faber is a prestigious investment adviser, fund manager, and broker/dealer. He is well known for his “contrarian” investment approach, and his widely read monthly investment newsletter “The Gloom Boom & Doom” report which highlights unusual investment opportunities. He also published several books, including "Tomorrow's Gold - Asia's Age of Discovery".
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Marc Woods

Marc is a Paralympic swimmer, winning 12 medals from 5 games.
Marc competed internationally as a swimmer for 17 years, winning 12 Paralympic medals from 5 Games and a further 21 from either World or European Championships. In the past he has held world records for 200m, 400m, 1500m Freestyle and as well as being part of the team that held the world record for 4 x 100m Freestyle. Marc Woods was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17 and had his left leg amputated below the knee. Not knowing whether he had 6 months or 60 years left to live, he was determined to make the most of whatever time he had.
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Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham is a British-American New York Times best-selling author, researcher, motivational speaker and business consultant best known for promoting what he calls "Strengths."
In 2007, Buckingham started The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) to create management training programs and tools dedicated to promoting the strengths revolution. The company helped him to launch a coordinated series of products in conjunction with the publication of Go Put Your Strengths to Work.
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Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy is best known for being an expert Mathematician and Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.
Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. A natural communicator, he is especially passionate when it comes to popularising maths - showing how it affects every aspect of our lives from simple counting to any form of trade and even the homes in which we live. He looks at the maths that underpins the everyday world, from the internet, data analysis and communications to more surprising areas like sport and art.
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Margaret Mountford

Margaret is best known for her role as Alan Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice.
Margaret Mountford is a British lawyer, businesswoman and television personality best known for her role in The Apprentice. Returning to education later in life, she completed her PhD in 2012 at University College London. Margaret also chairs the Bright Ideas Trust. BIT was set up by the first Apprentice winner Tim Campbell, and helps young people start their own businesses.
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Maria Kempinska

Maria Kempinska is the CEO and founder of Jongleurs Comedy Clubs.
Maria Kempinska is an award-winning businesswoman, a mother of two and a tireless charity worker.
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Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is best known for being an American businessman and the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV.
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Mark Foster

Mark is known as the most decorated British swimmer of all time.
Since Mark burst onto the International swimming scene, at the age of 16, representing England at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, he has gone on to represent his country more times and been decorated more than any other male swimmer. Throughout his impressive three decade career he has won 47 international medals; competed in 5 Olympics, been 8 times Commonwealth champion, 10 times European champion and 8 times World record holder.
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Mark Palmer

Mark Palmer is the Marketing Director for Pret A Manager.
The former Marketer of the Year now advises other rapid growth consumer businesses. Mark advocates outsourcing to increase speed, investing in brand as opposed to machinery. He also argues that nobody should be afraid of niche markets.
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Mark van Rijmenam

Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq.
Mark van Rijmenam is a highly sought-after international public speaker, a Big Data strategist and author of the best-selling book Think Bigger - Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business.
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Mark Webber

Australian professional racing driver Mark Webber is arguably one of motorsports most popular and high profile stars.
Nine times Grand Prix winner Mark Webber’s fairytale journey from Queanbeyan kid to world-class athlete is an enthralling and entertaining story full of inspiration and amusing anecdotes. Mark retired from Formula 1 in 2013, currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Porsche.
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Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is best known for being the co-founder and CEO of Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook
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Martha Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox is the co-founder of Lastminute.com
Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, CBE is a British businesswoman, philanthropist, and public servant. Lane Fox co-founded Lastminute.com in the dotcom boom of the early 2000s and has subsequently served on public service digital projects.
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Martin Sorrell

Martin Sorrell is best known for being a chief executive officer of WPP plc.
Martin Sorrell is a British businessman and the chief executive officer of WPP plc. He has served in that role since he started the company.
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Marty Wilson

Marty Wilson is a former Australian Comic of the Year who has interviewed over 1,000 inspirational people for his bestselling book series.
Marty’s keynotes and workshops are rammed full of scientific knowledge and takeaway tips and strategies, but they are delivered with countless hilarious stories that can keep even the most cynical audience on side.
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Marvin Zonis

Marvin Zonis is an American political economist and Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Marvin Zonis is an American political economist who focuses on Middle Eastern politics and history.
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Matt Watkinson

Matt Watkinson is a designer and consultant who helps businesses get their customer experience right.
Author of The Ten Principles Behind Great Customer Experiences, winner of Management Book of the Year 2014.
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Mel Carson

Mel Carson is a Digital Marketing Strategist, Personal Branding Expert, Published Author and Inspirational Keynote Speaker.
Mel Carson is the founder of Seattle-based consultancy – Delightful Communications - his mission is to educate and inspire businesses and individuals make the most of the explosion of digital media and technology and successfully apply strategies that focus on Social Media, Content and Influencer Marketing, Digital PR and Personal Branding.
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Merlin Stone

Professor Merlin Stone is one of the UK's most experienced consultants, researchers, lecturers and trainers in managing customers.
Professor Merlin Stone is one of the UK's top experts in marketing, customer management and customer insight. After a long career in management, research, management consulting and universities, he now runs his own consulting, research and training practice.
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Michael Bergdahl

Michael Bergdahl is a professional international business speaker, author and turnaround specialist.
Michael Bergdahl is a professional international business speaker, author and turnaround specialist. Bergdahl worked in Bentonville, Arkansas for Walmart, as the Director of “People” for the headquarters office, where he worked directly with Walmart’s founder Sam Walton.
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Michael Hay

Michael Hay is a former IKEA Creative Director.
Former IKEA Creative Director Michael looks at the lessons the furniture giant can teach from embracing creative thinking and simplicity to maintaining a customer focus.
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Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson is one of the world's leading economists.
Michael acts as an economic advisor to governments worldwide including Greece, Iceland, Latvia and China on finance and taxation.
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Michael Jackson

Michael is a global speaker on sales, change and strategy and has been hugely successful in presenting all across the planet.
Over his speaking career, Michael has successfully presented at over 2500 conferences in the last 15 years as a speaker at events around the world. As a professional speaker Michael shows audiences how to clearly understand the future of their own role in business, the changing requirements of the workplace and how to connect more with their company and colleagues.
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Michael Portillo

A plethora of influential radio and television documentaries including his BBC 2 series "Great British (and recently Continental) Railway Journeys", BBC 1's sardonic political "This week", and Radio 4's "Moral Maze".
Since leaving politics, Michael has devoted himself to writing and broadcasting. Charming and charismatic, he is a regular on both BBC 1's "This Week" programme and Radio 4's "The Moral Maze". He has made radio and television documentaries on a wide range of subjects, including three series of "Great British Railway Journeys" for BBC 2.
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Michelle Mone

Baroness Mone is a former model, now successful entrepreneur and parliamentarian.
Michelle Mone is the creator of Ultimo, the UK's leading designer lingerie brand. Listed as one of the top 3 female entrepreneurs in the UK, Michelle has built a hugely successful career on an incredibly simple concept: giving today's women what they want. 2009 was a giant milestone for Michelle professionally; not only was Ultimo the first UK lingerie brand to debut on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, but she opened 20 'shop in shops' within Debenhams in key cities throughout the UK and landed a mammoth deal with Tesco clothing to develop, design and manufacture 'Diamond Boutique' lingerie.
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Mike Forde

World’s leading authority on elite talent and high performance operation from recruitment to performance.
'The Game Changer' Mike Forde is former Director of Football Operations at Chelsea Football Club, responsible for all areas of Chelsea FC's performance and team operations. Mike is widely recognised as a World authority in the British Premier League and European soccer and elite US professional sport for driving innovation and cutting edge methods.
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Mike Harris

Mike Harris is a serial entrepreneur.
Mike Harris is the Executive Chairman of online identity experts Garlik and Chair of Group Innovation at RBS. Prior to this he was founder of internet banks Egg and Firstdirect.
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Molly Bedingfield

Molly is best known for founding Global Angels in 2004.
Molly is a social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, thought leader in the international charity sector and mother of international pop stars Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield.
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Morgaine Gaye

Dr Morgaine Gaye is a Food Futurologist, who forecasts trends and enables companies to develop what we will all be eating in the coming years.
Trend forecaster, academic, product developer, writer and broadcaster, Morgaine lives and breathes ideas and future trends. She asks the question 'why' so that she can deliver the 'what'. Identifying why people aspire to new things, she discovers what will be desirable and aspirational in the future. She endeavors to make food fun, informative and a social commentary on culture, class, behaviours and belief. She is the founder and director of Bellwether: Food Trends, a fashion/design/food/social trend (digital and print) compendium for global markets.
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Nadine B Hack

Master at engaging wildly divergent stakeholders for the benefit of each and all!
Hack has turned adversaries into allies throughout the world. Her pioneering work on engagement leadership and her unique framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) is based on decades of real-life success in bringing together diverse stakeholders to find common ground and achieve great goals. Named one of Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, Hack works with executives of Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, and leaders of global organizations.
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Narayana Murthy

Best known for founding Infosys and being its CEO for over 20 years.
Narayana co-founded Infosys in 1981 and served as CEO for over 20 years between 1981 and 2002. Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and now employs over 100,000 people world-wide. He served as the Executive Chairperson and Chief Mentor from 2002-6 before becoming Non-Executive Chairman. Narayana was voted the "World Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young in 2003 and ranked as India's most powerful CEO for three consecutive years between 2004 and 2006 by the Economic Times. In 2004, TIME magazine identified him as one of ten global leaders who are helping shape the future of the world.
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Nassim Taleb

Nassim is a bestselling author and a world leading epistemologist of randomness.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, randomness, human error, probability, and the philosophy of knowledge.
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Nenad Pacek

Nenad Pacek is co-founder of the CEEMEA Business Group and the author of “The Future of Business in Emerging Markets: Growth Strategies for Growth Markets” among other books.
Nenad Pacek and his businesses currently advise global and regional directors of over 380 multinational corporations. He is founder and president of Global Success Advisors (global business and economic advisory) and co-founder and co-CEO of the CEEMEA Business Group corporate service (advisory for regional executives running Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa).
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Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom is a Professor at the University of Oxford and Director at the Future of Humanity Institute.
Professor Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, superintelligence risks, the reversal test, and consequentialism.
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Nick Fewings

Award winning facilitator & conference speaker on making psychology work for you, your team & business.
Award winning facilitator & conference speaker on making psychology work for you, your team & business. Nick's style has been described as ‘infotainment’ – engaging and involving an audience with real stories and anecdotes and providing clients with practical skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately to enhance relationships both in and outside work.
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Nick Jenkins

Founder of online personalised greeting card website Moonpig.com and now a Dragon’s Den Investor.
Nick Jenkins is the founder of Moonpig.com, the online greeting card website – an idea that started whilst at university.
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Nick Leeson

Probably the most famous rogue trader in the world.
Long before it became fashionable, the original ‘rogue trader’ lost £860m of Barings’ money - and spent four years in a Singapore jail. Nick tells his compelling and still cautionary tale without making any excuses for his wrong-doing.
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Nickie Gott

Nickie Gott is best known for founding and running a business called She’s Gott It!
Nickie Gott has overcome numerous challenges in her life to become the success she is today, including failing all of her 8 O-levels at 16, being made redundant at 3 months’ pregnant with her first child, having a seriously ill second child and recovering from breast cancer and treatment in 2008.
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Nicklas Bergman

Nicklas Bergman has worked as a serial entrepreneur and technology investor for more than 20 years.
Nicklas focuses mostly on investments and business development in emerging markets, web services, nanotechnology, computing, new materials, and new media art. Nicklas is currently close to 15 direct and indirect technology investments.
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Nigel Gifford OBE Masterclass - Ascenta™, Drone Technology and Sustainable Ethical Food Aid Solutions

Nigel Gifford OBE is a part of the revolutionary team who created Ascenta™, the most advanced step in aeronautical robotics. His latest amazing invention being Pouncer™ being launched in London in February.
Nigel Gifford OBE takes us into the world we seldom focus on that’s developing so rapidly beneath our feet. He points out “We are building a bridge to the future while standing on the bridge”. There are few people better qualified to talk on the drones, robots, and artificial intelligence breakthroughs that are quietly with us now which will massively influence our lives in the next few years and years to come.
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Nigel Risner

Motivational & Inspirational Speaker Business Coach CEO Speaker of the Year.
As one of the youngest CEOs of a financial services company in the City of London, Nigel knows business and knows what it takes to lead a successful business. Unlike other speakers or consultants, he has the ability to translate - with electrifying effect - that hands-on experience into a coherent, compelling and exciting philosophy, which has made him one of Europe's leading speakers.
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Noah Glass

Noah Glass is best known for his early work launching Twitter and Odeo.
Noah Glass is an American software developer, best known for his early work launching Twitter and Odeo, a podcasting company that closed in 2007.
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Norma Bastidas

Norma is an ultra-marathon runner and philanthropist.
Norma is an ultra-marathon runner, and a woman who is determined to make and break records, whilst being a single Mum. Norma started out her mission to fight blindness, but now realises that she is here to show her kids to live life with passion. In 2014 Norma is setting a Guinness World Record triathlon; swim 80 miles, biking 3700 miles, and running 865 miles from Cancun to Washington DC.
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Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini is an American economist. He teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business and is the chairman of Roubini Global Economics, an economic consultancy firm.
Nouriel Roubini is Professor of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and is the co-founder of RGE Monitor, an innovative economic and geo-strategic information service.
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Otmar Issing

Otmar is currently an adviser for Goldman Sachs, but is best known for his creation of the 'Two Column Strategy' and its profound impact on decisions regarding interest rates.
For almost 20 years Otmar Issing has been one of the most influential European central bankers. Otmar holds honorary doctorates from several universities, and is the author and publisher of important economic literature (Monetary Policy in the Euro Area, Cambridge University Press, 2001). The architect of the 'Two Column Strategy': Economic indicators as well as monetary criteria (i.e. growth of money supply) have to be considered for any decisions on interest rates.
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Patrick Dixon

Dr. Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist, and chairman of the trends forecasting company Global Change Ltd.
Dr. Patrick Dixon is a futurist keynote speaker, Chairman of Global Change Ltd and author of 16 books including The Future of Almost Everything, Futurewise and Building a Better Business. He is ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today.
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Patti Russo

Patricia "Patti" Russo is an American singer/songwriter/actress. She is perhaps best known as Meat Loaf's former female lead vocalist as she toured the world with his Neverland Express band between 1993 and 2013.
After working with high-profile bands and musicians around the world for twenty years, singer / songwriter Patti Russo is launching her solo career with a tour of the UK and an EP of her own music. Patti is best known as a duet partner for Meat Loaf, with whom she has toured the world for two decades. She has also worked with Cher, Queen, Bryan Ferry, Betty Harris and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, to name a few. Patti Russo is also no stranger to the theatre stage, having appeared as Esmeralda in the London production of Notre-Dame de Paris and as Killer Queen in the Las Vegas production of Queen and Ben Elton’s smash hit musical We Will Rock You.
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Paul Allen

Paul Allen is best known for co-founding Microsoft.
Entrepreneur and investor Paul Allen is best known for being the cofounder, with Bill Gates, of Microsoft.
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Paul K Winter

Executive leadership development and change management specialist for individuals and organisations.
Paul is focussed on leadership research, development and its application in order to re-learn all we have forgotten. Worldly Leadership Foundation which features in Atlantic Speaker Bureau’s Skills Enhancing and Bespoke Project divisions that includes academic Professor Adrian Furnham. Their interventions seek to explore the leadership lessons from other civilisations and cultures, where the human behaviours such as: respect, honour, responsibility, and humility were pre-requisites for leadership.
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Paul Mason

Paul Mason is an English journalist and broadcaster.
Paul Mason was Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News, becoming the programme's Economics Editor 2014, a post he formerly held on BBC2’s Newsnight programme. He is the author of several books, and a visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton.
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Paul Papadimitriou

Paul Papadimitriou is the expert of the emerging digital revolution and its transformative effect on businesses.
Paul is the founder of Intelligencr, an innovation scouting firm he started in Tokyo in 2008. He has recently been at the helm of the road-to-market strategy for the Ubuntu phone OS, in Europe and China.
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Paula Reid

Paula Reid is best known for competing in the 'World's Toughest Yacht Race' around the world with no prior sailing experience.
Paula Reid is an inspirational speaker, adventurer, and best-selling author. Paula, with two months notice and no sailing experience, became a core crew member of the Global Challenge 2004-5: the ‘World’s Toughest Yacht Race’, Paula raced 35,000 miles the ‘wrong way’ around the world. Paula has completed 91 things on her list of things to do before she dies – including walking on hot coals, paddling down the Mekong, walking across the country, running the marathon and kayaking the length of the Thames. Paula combines extreme sailing stories and analogies with business expertise to create leadership and performance development that is unique, powerful and deep rooted. She influences and inspires at conferences, meetings and events as a keynote speaker and through interactive workshops. She has also been a shareholder and director of three businesses, and understands about Leadership, Strategy, Motivation & Mental Toughness from both an extreme adventure and a business-leader point of view.
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Pen Hadow

Pen Hadow is a World Class Explorer.
World Class Explorer Pen, is an inspirational speaker, bestselling author of ‘Solo’, and pioneering founder of Geo Mission, the environmental sponsorship organisation, and The Polar Travel Company, the first specialist Polar guide service. Pen is an established and talented speaker, executive coach and business mentor, and has worked with Coutts Bank, Team GB, British Airways and Savills to name a few.
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Pete Cohen

Pete Cohen is a motivational speaker with knowledge in leadership and team work.
Pete Cohen is a talented corporate performance and motivational speaker with expert specialised knowledge on individual development, leadership and team work. He is experienced in coaching Business leaders, executives, corporate teams and sporting stars to achieve their best.
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Peter Casey

Peter Casey is a “Dragon” on the Irish television programme Dragons Den.
Peter Casey is the Founder and Chairman of Claddagh Resources and is also a writer and business and political commentator.
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Peter Cook

Peter is the leader of Human Dynamics and the Academy of Rock, author, business academic and life-long musician
Author of eight books, including "Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise", Peter delivers bespoke masterclasses that fuse together his passion for music to facilitate businesses with leadership, strategy, innovation and creativity. Peter uses a rich mix of business intelligence with the power of music to inspire, inform, and engage his audience in ways that stay with them forever.
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Phil Vickery

Outstanding former international rugby player and BBC Celebrity Master Chef Champion.
Phil Vickery MBE is as happy and inspiring in front of a corporate audience as he is back home on the farm. Capped 73 times by England and also capped with British & Irish Lions he now commentates, presents and delivers after dinner speeches as well as awards hosting he remains a dab hand in the kitchen and enjoys country life.
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Pippa Malmgren

Pippa Malmgren is best known for being an American policy analyst, now living in the UK.
Pippa Malmgren is an American policy analyst. She served as Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council and former member of the U.S. President's Working Group on Financial Markets.
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Professor Steve Peters

Professor Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist and best selling author of the personal development book ‘The Chimp Paradox’ working in Elite Sport.
Steve has an unparalleled reputation for giving people an edge – as well as the confidence to overcome defeat. His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life. He works with Liverpool Football Club, England Football and Sky ProCycling, and has current and past involvements in many other Olympic and non-Olympic Sports, including British Cycling, England Rugby, World Championship Snooker and Premier league Football.
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PY Gerbeau

PY Gerbeau is a French businessman, based in the United Kingdom.
PY Gerbeau explains how every tier of management must be accountable and agile to improve the organisation’s prospects for growth; and with some companies still on life support, it’s up to managers to see that core values are upheld by everyone.
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Rajat Paharia

Rajat Paharia is widely known as the father of gamification.
Rajat Paharia is often referred to as the father of gamification and founded the company Bunchball in 2005.
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Ramona Nicholas

Ramona Nicholas is a “Dragon” on the Irish Dragons Den.
Roman Nicholas is a self-made, award winning entrepreneur with an interest in retail.
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Ravi Chaudhry

Ravi Chaudhry is a Strategy Consultant to corporations, governments and civil society; mentor to CEOs and corporate boards; public intellectual; futurist; author; leadership guru and public speaker.
Ravi Chaudhry is a much sought-after strategy consultant and public speaker on Leadership, Corporate Governance, Innovation, Morality and Values, Sustainable Growth and India business strategies. He is one of the profoundest thinkers on business leadership. He has an eclectic approach that combines sound economics with profound philosophy. He can bring light, perspective and prescription. He has a great message and knows well how to articulate it. He is not just thought provoking, he is also action provoking, and his insights are full of change triggers, for mind-set and heart-set.
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Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is best known for being the principal inventor of the first CCD flatbed scanner and for being the director of engineering at Google.
Ray Kurzweil is an American author, computer scientist, inventor, futurist, and is a director of engineering at Google.
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René Carayol

René is the author of the hugely popular "Corporate Voodoo", and recently presented the BBC series, "Did They Pay Off Their Mortgage in Two Years?"
René has the experience of serving as a main board director for blue-chip companies, managing massive investments. René is also one of the UK's leading business gurus specialising in leadership and culture, drawing from his own unique experiences at Marks & Spencer, Pepsi, IPC Media and the Inland Revenue. He is author of Corporate Voodoo, presenter of Pay Off Your Mortgage and a regular voice on Radio 5 Live. He is also a former non-Executive Director of The Inland Revenue.
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Ricardo Baretzky

President of CyberPol and President of ECIPS Ricardo Baretzky is the foremost authority on geopolitics, cyber risk management and counter terrorism.
Ricardo Baretzky is an internationally recognised expert on the future of the human race, global Cyber Risk and Insider Threat Risk Management. Baretzky advises international intelligence organizations, law-enforcement, military flag officers, and multi-national commercial enterprises with regard to their "Internal Cyber Terror Risk Governance" external security policies, and cyber terrorism risk management. Ricardo Baretzky is the current President of CyberPol the International Cyber Policing Organisation and President of ECIPS the European Centre for Information Policy and Security.
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Richard Branson

Richard is the founder of the internationally successful Virgin Group.
Richard Branson is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Richard's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label. Richard is now the 6th richest person in the UK, according to the Forbes 2013 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of £2.8 billion.
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Richard Enion

Dragons Den success Richard Enion is a 'Motivational Lifestyle Expert' in the UK and US, and is currently co-authoring the book 'F**k Dieting' with Ryan Seacrest’s personal trainer (And he beat cancer).
Following their successful pitch in the BBC’s Dragons Den, Richard decided to turn down the deal and move on to bigger missions. 6 years World travel focused on researching and interviewing World experts for Enrichd.org has grown into the book he is co-authoring with fellow celeb trainer in Hollywood. Just before pitching in the BBC’s Dragons' Den, Rich was on the operating table having a tumor removed from his left shoulder - oh and the BBC said ’no’ for a week before they did the shoot - overcoming adversity, motivation and making it happen is this mans' game!
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Richard Noble

Best known for being project director of ThrustSSC, the vehicle that holds the world land speed record of 763mph, breaking the sound barrier in 1997.
Richard Noble achieved the World Land Speed record in 1983 of 633.468mph on Nevada's Black Rock Desert, with the vehicle Thrust2. Richard then lead the team that smashed that record 4 years later with ThrustSSC, achieving 763mph and breaking the sound barrier. Richard's current project is to create the world's first Mach 1.4 car, the BloodhoundSSC, aiming to exceed 1,000 mph on land. Richard's presentations are deeply thought provoking, are presented at a fast pace and feature amazing video inserts. The idea is to inspire the audience to realise that their true potential is likely to be way ahead of their current levels of personal ambition and to encourage original thought, action and to understand true teamwork.
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Richard Susskind

Richard is best known for his writings and speeches on the future of lawyers, the courts, and the professions.
Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments. He has advised on numerous government inquiries and, since 1998, has been IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which the IT and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers. He has worked on legal technology for over 30 years. He has written and edited numerous books, including Expert Systems in Law, Tomorrow’s Lawyers, and has written around 150 columns for The Times. His work has been translated into 10 languages and the latest book The Future of the Professions is co-authored with his son Daniel Susskind.
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Rita Clifton

Chairman of Interbrand the world’s leading brand consultancy, pioneer of brand valuation and publishers of the definitive ‘world’s most valuable brands’ league table.
Rita is in demand as a speaker all over the world, both as a brand practitioner and business leader, and she regularly speaks on a wide variety of topics including leadership, innovation, corporate reputation, women on boards and communicating sustainability. She covers all aspects of branding, including personal and nation branding, branding in the digital age and how to build a World Class brand.
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Rita McGrath

Rita McGrath, is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. She is a popular instructor, a sought-after speaker, and a consultant to senior leadership teams.
Rita McGrath is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation with particular emphasis on developing sound strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. Her ideas are widely used by leading organisations throughout the world, who describe her thinking as sometimes provocative, but unfailing stimulating. She fosters a fresh approach to strategy amongst those with whom she works.
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Rob Law

Rob Law is inventor of the Trunki, the original ride-on suitcase for 'globe-trotting tots'.
Having been laughed off Dragons’ Den in an episode called “Wheelie Rubbish”, Rob Law’s luggage business has gone from strength to strength. Two years after his 2006 disaster in the den, Trunkis were selling at the rate of one every 3.5 minutes but it was a hard won victory. Rob entered Dragon’s Den optimistic that an investment from one of the entrepreneurs could turn his fortunes around but he left thinking he had ruined his business.
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Robert Bryce

Robert Bryce is best known for his writing on energy and politics.
Robert Bryce is an American author and journalist from Texas. His articles on energy, politics, and other topics have appeared in numerous publications.
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Robin Banks

Robin is a world leading authority on the subject of Mind Power and Personal Mastery.
Robin Banks is South Africa’s leading authority on Mind Power and a highly sought after International speaker. His ultimate desire is to empower people to take charge of their lives and create a brighter future for themselves, their community and their country.He is a prolific speaker and presenter and has an amazing ability to combine solid content with a humorous and dynamic presentation. People from all walks of life, from shelf packers to CEO’s, have been transformed and inspired by Robin’s presentations.Robin has travelled and studied abroad in “the Art of Communication” and “Understanding Group Dynamics“. He has also studied under internationally recognized trainers like Anthony Robbins, author of “The Giant Within” and John Kehoe, author of the best seller “Mind Power into the 21st Century“.
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Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma is one of the world’s top experts on leadership, change management and personal mastery.
Robin Sharma is a respected global leadership expert and motivational speaker. He has a proven record of success in the field, and is a bestselling author of 11 books on the subject. During the last fifteen years, Robin has been sharing cutting-edge leadership insights, helping organisations grow leaders at all levels, and bringing their high potential employees to their next level of excellence. He is ranked as one of the top 5 leadership gurus in the world in an independent global survey of over 22,000 businesspeople by leadershipgurus.net.
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Robin Sieger

His reputation as a success strategist has lead Robin to be regarded as a peak performance 'guru'.
Robin is an inspirational, successful businessman, best selling author and storyteller, and broadcaster with offices in the UK and USA. He is a leading success strategist and developed a reputation within media and circles as a peak performance 'guru'.
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Rocco Forte

Rocco Forte is an English hotelier.
Rocco Forte is Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels. Son of the late Lord Charles Forte, Sir Rocco founded the luxury hotel company in 1996.
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Roger Ballentine

Roger Ballentine is the Founder and President of Green Strategies Inc.
Roger Ballentine is the Founder and President of Green Strategies Inc., a strategic environmental and energy consulting firm and a Venture Partner with Arborview Capital LLC, a private equity firm making growth capital investments in the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors.
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Roger Black

Roger Black MBE was part of the famous team that clinched gold from the Americans in the World Championship 4 x 400m relay in Tokyo.
Roger Black MBE is one of the country's most successful sportsmen having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics. Roger won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals. His greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996 and being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships. Still one of the UK's most popular speakers, Roger inspires and motivates audiences throughout the UK and Europe – he understands the dynamics of becoming a champion, how to live a dream, set goals and fulfil ones potential. Roger's presentations are designed to motivate people to become more successful both as individuals and as members of a team. All world-class teams are comprised of world-class individuals. Roger shares strategies to develop the mindset of a champion by applying his "Five Fundamentals" for success.
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Roger Flynn

Best known for being the former Chief Executive of BBC Ventures Group
An accomplished businessman and public speaker whose experience is unique having worked at a Director/CEO level in five global companies across multiple industries at times of rapid change. He has run businesses with turnovers between £400m and £2bn, with millions of customers and thousands of staff. Whilst at BBC, Roger delivered 3 successful businesses creating and adding over £750m of value to the BBC. He was also instrumental in the overall BBC wide change programme.
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Roger Martin-Fagg

Roger Martin-Fagg is an economist turned strategist.
Roger Martin-Fagg is an economist who combines insight into the financial and policy worlds with management strategy.
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Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar is a Futurist, Stategic Advisor, Author and Keynote Speaker.
Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, strategist and award-winning speaker noted for his humour, inspirational style and provocative content.
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Rory Cellan-Jones

Rory has been a reporter for the BBC for a quarter of a century, covering business and technology stories for much of that time.
Rory now covers technology for BBC television, radio and online. He also blogs regularly on "dot rory", the BBC’s popular technology blog, and is a prolific tweeter – you can follow him at @ruskin147 or @BBCRoryCJ. In 2014, he began presenting a new weekly programme ‘Tech Tent’ on the BBC World Service. He is also the author of "Dot.Bomb ", a critically acclaimed account of Britain’s dot com bubble.
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Rory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland is the vice-president of Ogilvy Group.
Rory Sutherland stands at the center of an advertising revolution in brand identities, designing cutting-edge, interactive campaigns that blur the line between ad and entertainment.
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Rosie King

EMMY winning documentary 'My Autism and Me' although this may be surpassed by her TEDMED speech delivered in Washington USA.
BBC Presenter, illustrator and public speaker, Rosie King has achieved great things at the tender age of 16. She diagnosed her own Asperger's Syndrome at the age of nine (a diagnosis that was later confirmed by specialists) and dedicated her considerable talents to raising positive awareness about autism. With a younger brother and sister severely affected by the condition, this has always been a subject close to Rosie's heart. She is a young ambassador for the National Autistic Society, and has worked closely with professionals to improve the quality of education for young people with additional needs in mainstream school. After speaking about her condition and the way that it effects her at the TEDMED convention in Washington DC 2014, Rosie received a standing ovation.
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Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on business innovation. The media have labeled him “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus”
He is the internationally bestselling author of two major books on strategy and enterprise innovation, which have been published to date in over 20 languages. Rowan is co-founder of www.innovationexcellence.com – the online home of the global innovation community. The portal, which builds on an international group of around 5,000 members from over 150 countries, offers an arsenal of resources from today's innovation thought leaders and practitioners that is aimed at helping every company achieve innovation excellence.
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Roy Sheppard

Roy is a specialist conference moderator, an experienced speaker and the author of eight books.
As a moderator, Roy works on high-profile conferences for some of the world's largest and most respected organisations. He has been asked back time and again to moderate 'private' conferences for the Olympic movement held in Lausanne, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro. He has moderated conferences for the world's largest trade association - the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) in Rome, Dubai, Cape Town, Istanbul, New York and their flagship event RECON in Las Vegas (attended by 53,000 delegates).
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Ruby Wax

Ruby is best known for her impact in the comedy scene; performing, presenting, and writing some of the UK's most memorable TV moments. Ruby is now a Mental Health advocate, providing workshops to businesses and clients.
Ruby Wax had a prolific acting career: charming and chiding a melange of celebrities on her chat show, Ruby; acting as the voice of the Pope in BBC's animated series, Popetown; and performing as a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since her acting career, Ruby has changed direction, now being a professionally qualified Psychotherapist and studied in Neuroscience. Ruby now offers business leaders and clientele workshops in developing a deeper and more direct level of communication with their clients and colleagues.
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Rudy De Waele

Ruby De Waele is a futurist, change agent, transformation strategist, keynote speaker, author and curator.
Ruby De Waele assists companies and entrepreneurs to improve their business using Socratic Design. His unparalleled experience, knowledge and insight, propels leaders to stay ahead of the technology game whatever their sector; by providing his clients with targeted advice and strategies to transform their business.
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Rupert Gavin

Rupert Gavin is the former CEO of Odeon Cinemas.
Rupert Gavin is the former CEO of the Odeon Cinema Group, the largest cinema group in Europe. Prior to that he was head of BBC Worldwide, responsible for all their commercial activity whilst overseeing a huge and controversial programme of diversification.

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Sahar Hashemi

Sahar is best known for being the founder of the UK's first US style coffee bar chain, Coffee Republic.
Sahar Hashemi founded Coffee Republic, the UK's first US style coffee bar chain. Sahar and her brother built it into one of the UK's most recognized high street brands with a turnover of £30million and gave up her career as a lawyer to make Coffee Republic one of the main players in the 'coffee revolution'. Sahar was named 'Pioneer to the life of the nation' by Her Majesty The Queen and Yong Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. Sahar has gone on to write many successful books and start new companies, such as 'Skinny Candy', a high profile brand of lower calorie candy which she sold to confectionery conglomerate Glisten Plc.
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Sally Gunnell OBE DL

Sally is the only woman to ever hold the Big Four concurrently - Olympic, World, European & Commonwealth Gold Medalist.
Sally Gunnell OBE DL is the only woman ever to hold the Big Four concurrently (Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European titles), Sally remains a towering figure in British athletics. She has more than 15 years’ experience in addressing a wide variety of corporate audiences. She has covered global conferences of thousands and senior leadership teams of just 6. Her natural, easy-going style belies her relentless focus on achieving and sustaining excellence.
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Sarah Willingham

Creator of restaurant chain The Bombay Bicycle Club and co-founder of The London Cocktail Club, Sarah Willingham is now a Dragon’s Den investor.
Sarah Willingham is a serial entrepreneur and leading consumer expert who began working in the restaurant industry at the age of 13. She has ultimately managed to combine her passion for business, food and drink into a multi-million pound business empire.
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Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood OBE is co-founder and CEO of Unruly.
Sarah Wood OBE is co-founder and CEO of video ad tech company Unruly, where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. Sarah was named one of 15 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. and one of 10 London-Based Entrepreneurs to Watch by Forbes.
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Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin is best known for co-founding Google.
Sergey Brin is a computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who, together with Larry Page, co-founded Google.
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Sharron Davies

Sharron Davies MBE is a immensely successful British swimmer and broadcaster.
Sharron Davies MBE occupies a unique position in British life. She has occupied a position as one of the UK’s best known and most popular women since she burst onto the scene as a 13-year-old Olympian in 1976. Sharron Davies MBE is the ultimate Olympian. She has attended 9 Olympic Games – three as an athlete and six as a broadcaster, and has unparalleled experience over the past 35 years as a competitor and broadcaster.
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Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith has been a key catalyst in expanding management attention from the narrow focus on customer service to the much wider and strategic issue of customer experience.
Shaun Smith has developed some of the latest thinking and practice around this subject, helping organisations world-wide create a compelling customer experience that achieves brand differentiation and long-term customer loyalty.
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Sheridan Simove

Shed Simove is best known for his creativity, marketing, innovation, rebel entrepreneurship and thinking differently.
Shed Simove is an entrepreneur, author and corporate speaker. His areas of expertise are creativity, innovation and ideas generation. Harnessing a constant stream of ideas from his astonishingly active mind, Shed has learned to transform his unconventional concepts into lucrative and original business ventures, which form the basis of his completely unique books, products, performances and corporate speeches.
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Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is best known for being the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.
Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.
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Sigi Osagie

Sigi Osagie is a leading expert on effectiveness in Procurement & Supply Chain Management. He helps organisations and individuals achieve enhanced performance growth to accomplish their business and career goals.
Sigi has extensive leadership experience across most Operations and Supply Chain areas, and previously held senior executive and board roles with several blue-chip multinationals and SMEs. Today Sigi works as a writer, speaker, business adviser and coach, drawing on insights from his atypical life journey and career success to inform and inspire others.
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Simon Moores

Futurist and disruptive technologist and also specialising in the evolution of 'Big Data', information security and online crime.
Simon Moores is a Futurist and an information risk consultant. A Vice President of the Conservative Technology Forum., he is a Guardian newspaper contributor and a co-author of 'A Digital Plan for Britain.' A visiting lecturer in the Applied Sciences & Computing department at Canterbury Christ Church University he is the regular chair of the annual international eCrime Congress. A former 'Technology Ambassador' for the government of Tony Blair, Simon has advised both governments and leading international companies on emerging technologies and disruptive trends and was most recently rated among the 'Top Ten' of UK 'Tech Thought Leaders.
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Simon Sinek

Author of bestselling book, "Start With Why".
Simon Sinek is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as "a visionary thinker with a rare intellect," Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
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Simon Weston

Simon is an inspirational speaker and Falklands War veteran
In 1982 Simon Weston OBE was aboard HMS Sir Galahad with his regiment of Welsh Guards when it was bombed by Argentinian planes. The horrific burns he suffered required a series of operations that continue to this day. Despite his injuries, as well as the physical and mental suffering, Simon's life is an example of great personal triumph and courage. After the Falklands campaign, Simon co-founded The Weston Spirit, dedicated to helping young people play an active role in their own communities. Until it ceased in 2008, he spent much of his time fundraising - enabling the charity to set up regional projects in Liverpool, Cardiff and Newcastle.
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Sir Ben Ainslie

Ben is best known for his numerous sailing achievements, including quadruple Olympic gold and silver medalist, three time ISAF World Sailor of the Year, and 10 times Finn Class World Champion.
Ben Ainslie is the most decorated Olympic sailor of all time, being a four-time Olympic gold medalist. He rose to prominence in the Atlanta Games after being beaten into silver by Brazilian Robert Scheidt. In Sydney he took his revenge, establishing a fourteen-point lead over his rival in the final race. Remarkably, he went on to win in Athens, Beijing and London.
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Sir Chris Hoy

Britain's most decorated Olympic athlete, winning six Olympic cycling golds.
Sir Chris Hoy has long been one of the world’s best known cyclists and in 2012 he found another place in the record books as Team GB’s most successful Olympian, with six gold medals and one silver, making him also the most successful cyclist in history. His passion for cycling started from a young age he truly followed his ambitions to achieve this success. In 2008 he was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and was appointed Knight Bachelor in the 2009 New Year Honours "for services to Sport". In 2012 the "Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome", built for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was named in his honour.
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Sir Clive Woodward

Leading the England Rugby Union squad to a World Cup victory in 2003 when it was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, and delivering the most successful Team GB squad in the modern era.
Sir Clive Woodward saw a successful Rugby Union career playing for Leicester Tigers, England, and the British and Irish Lions. Off the pitch, Clive experienced a flourishing career in coaching, at his peak leading the England International team to world cup victory in Sydney in 2003. Since then, Sir Clive has joined the British Olympic Association and is the Director of Sport for Team GB, a role in which he has worked closely with national coaches, athletes, and players to generate the most successful Olympic Games for Team GB in the modern era.
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Sir Dave Brailsford

The force behind taking Team GB's cycling squad to the unprecedented heights they have recently achieved.
As Cycling Performance Director at Beijing, Dave Brailsford was widely credited as the driving force behind Team GB's phenomenal results. Dave himself was crowned BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year and this supreme success was repeated at London 2012; the team stormed home with twelve medals, including eight golds. Dave speaks proficiently about the importance of focus, motivation and teamwork, and how leaders must deal with different people and their reactions to success and failure.
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Sir John Timpson

Sir John Timpson CBE is Britain's most successful cobbler.
Sir John Timpson is chairman of a close-knit family business that stretches back to the end of the 19th century. But it is one of the least traditional companies in the UK.
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Sir Matthew Pinsent

Being one of only 5 Olympians to ever achieve four consecutive Olympic gold medalist, Sir Matthew Pinsent and his rowing success has propelled him to becoming one of Great Britain's most successful and highest profile athletes of all time.
Four times Olympic gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent is one of Great Britain’s most successful and highest profile athletes of all time.
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

The only man alive to have travelled the surface of the World’s polar axis.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is an adventurer whose dedication and passion have led him to reach both poles, circumnavigate the world’s Polar Axis and to reach the summit of Everest at the age of 65. He also made it into the record books by completing seven marathons on seven continents (including Antarctica) in seven days. To date, Sir Ranulph has, through his expeditions, raised over £14.2 million for UK charities. He has led 22 major expeditions to remote parts of the world including both Poles. He is also the author of 18 books including The Feather Men, a UK No 1 Best Seller and which in 2011 was released as a major motion picture called Killer Elite.
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Sir Richard Needham

"The man who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more."
Sir Richard Needham has spent over 45 years in business and politics. He has unrivaled access at the highest levels into both public and private sectors in Asia, Europe and the US. He was the Minister responsible for redesigning and rebuilding Belfast, and is widely recognized throughout Northern Ireland as the man responsible for turning round and regenerating both the North’s infrastructure and economic base. In his role as Minister of Trade, he overhauled and reinvigorated the whole of Britain’s export strategy. He is accepted in Whitehall as Britain’s most successful Minister of Trade since the War. In recognition of his work in Northern Ireland and at the DTI, he was made a Privy Counselor in 1994 and knighted in 1997.
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Sir Steven Redgrave

One of Britain's most decorated Olympians ever.
Sir Steve Redgrave is a Team GB rower, who successfully captured five consecutive gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. Known as one of Britain's greatest sporting personalities, Steve has also won nine gold medals, two silvers and a bronze at the Rowing World Championships over a span of nine years. His record of 14 total Olympic and World Championship gold medals is unsurpassed by any other rower in history.
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Sir Terry Leahy

"The workers have to believe in the business for reasons other than remuneration." Regarded as one of the most respected business leaders in Europe.
By the time Sir Terry Leahy stepped down as Chief Executive of Tesco in 2011, the company had become an international retail phenomenon. Attracting one in every eight pounds spent in Britain, it's now the UK's biggest supermarket chain and the third biggest in the world - with 350,000 employees and 2,000 stores.
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Spencer Kelly

Spencer Kelly is presenter of the BBC consumer technology show, Click.
Spencer Kelly is a respected broadcaster and journalist with more than fifteen years experience in radio and television. Spencer is the current presenter of Click, the consumer technology show for BBC World and the BBC News Channel. Prior to this, he worked on Five's The Gadget Show. Spencer's previous experience presented the breakfast radio show for Ocean FM, part of the Capital Radio Group, for six years before joining the BBC. In this capacity, Spencer has interviewed a wide cross-section of celebrities from Sir David Attenborough to Phil Collins
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Stéphane Garelli

Stéphane Garelli - a world authority on competitiveness - has pioneered research in this field for 25 years.
Stéphane Garelli is widely considered to be one of the top lecturers on economic and business matters. He has a unique ability to analyze and describe the world economic environment as it evolves, and to draw conclusions about what changes in the world economy actually mean for companies and individuals alike.
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Stefanie Reid

Stef is a Paralympic medalist for Team GB.
Stefanie is a Paralympic sprinter who, since 2009, competes for Great Britain in the 100m, 200m and Long Jump. Due to her place of birth, residency, and parents' nationality, Stef had the option to compete for one of many countries. In the 2008, Stef competed in the Paralympic Games for Canada and won a bronze medal in the women’s T44 200m. Switching allegiance, Stef began competing for Great Britain in 2010, breaking 3 World Records over a 2 months. In 2009, Stef decided to begin to compete for GB, going on to win a silver medal in the long jump at the London 2012 Paralympics, and is a strong multi medalist contender for Rio 2016.
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Stephanie Davies

Company founder and CEO of ‘Laughology’, a unique, ethical, development tool built around the psychology of humour, laughter and happiness.
Company founder and CEO, Stephanie Davies has developed Laughology into the nation’s most talked about training and development provider and has gained an unsurpassed reputation for designing and delivering interventions for businesses, practitioners, clients, young people and adults.
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Stephen Archer

Stephen is a world leading business adviser and analyst.
A consultant to FTSE 100 and multi-national companies in the UK, USA and beyond at CEO level, Stephen is well placed to provide commentary on business, economic and business trends and offer insightful perspectives on the changing nature of the world economy and corporate world. Stephen talks both in the capacity of an advisor to businesses and from the perspective of a business owner and someone who has set up and sold businesses in the past – he provides an impartial, diverse and highly experienced voice.
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Stephen Attenborough

Stephen Attenborough is the Commercial Director for Virgin Galactic.
Stephen Attenborough is the Commercial Director for Virgin Galactic, a company mainly owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group which is on track to become the world's first passenger carrying commercial spaceline.
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Steve Backley

Steve is a Team GB Olympic medalist.
Steve Backley OBE only turned to the javelin after competing in cross-country and middle distance running. He then went on to become four times European champion and winner of three Commonwealth golds, and the only British athlete to win medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. He was ranked in the top ten for a decade, three times as world number one. Steve identifies the three main attributes which lead to success: self-belief, motivation and application. Winning is more than just natural talent. We all have the ability to tap into these natural sources to make the ultimate difference on the day.
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Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer is best known for being the former longstanding CEO of Microsoft.
Steve Ballmer is an American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014, and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Steve Clarke

Steve is the professor of “BuyOligy”, as well as a sales mentor, author, and inspirational business speaker.
Steve is one of the country’s leading experts on grassroots sales and marketing strategies. An exceptional business mentor and sought after motivational business speaker who draws upon his own first hand experiences. Steve is not “yet another theorist or a guru”, but someone who has “been there and done it”.
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Steve Davies

Steve Davies is best known for being the former director of the National Railway Museum.
Steve Davies had had a lifetime of experiences operating in complex and challenging environments. He has held senior positions in the private and third sectors, and in the military, and has an incredible record of achievement in each.
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Stuart Hampson

Stuart Hampson is a successful and highly respected businessman, chairing John Lewis partnership for over a decade.
One of the longest serving and most successful leaders of a blue-chip company and a highly regarded businessman, Stuart Hampson was chairman of the John Lewis Partnership for 14 years.
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Susannah Schofield

Susannah Schofield is a senior leader within a national blue chip company, directly managing a successful sales team of over 200 people and responsible for the delivery of £200 million pound targets every year.
Susannah Schofield has held the position of Managing Director of a very large corporate company, she works with, amongst others, the new breed of online retailers who need to offer their customers the option of having products in their hands within a few hours. Working with innovative solutions and cutting edge technology.
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Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni is Britain's best known and loved Paralympian.
11 Paralympic Gold Medals, 6 times winner of London Wheelchair Marathon Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's greatest Paralympic athlete. She competed in five Paralympic Games, winning 11 Gold Medals, and is acknowledged as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. In addition to her outstanding Paralympic achievements, between 1992 and 2002 she won the London Wheelchair Marathon a total of six times. Now retired, Tanni still plays an active role in the administration of sport.
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Tanya Byron

Tanya Byron is a British psychologist, writer and media personality.
Tanya Byron is best known for her work as a child therapist and specialises in emotional resilience in both young people and adults.
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Terry Waite

Spending 1760 days in captivity, inspirational humanitarian.
Terry spent 1760 days in captivity in Beirut. Twenty years later he has travelled back to meet his jihadist captors. With spirit and humour intact, Terry shows that hardship can often be a source of strength; he also recalls how one guard unwittingly gave him a copy of The Great Escape.
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Theo Paphitis

His role on Dragon's Den, Theo Paphitis is an internationally renowned entrepreneur.
Theo Paphitis has carved his name in history as an outstanding businessman and entrepreneur from his habit of reviving companies in administration. As chairman of Millwall Football Club, he took the company out of administration and into the Championship League and Europe. In 2008, with fellow Dragon Peter Jones, Theo took over Red Letter Days (an 'experience day' company) when it was in administration, turning it into the huge success it is now. Other notable company transformations that Theo has been a key role in include La Senza, Contessa Lingerie, and Ryman the Stationers.
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Tim Campbell

Tim is the founder of the Bright Ideas Trust and an award winning author.
Tim is a speaker who is passionate about the power of business. Whether it be creating wealth and employment or changing the world, Tim believes that business is the catalyst of modern change. As the founder of the highly successful Bright Ideas Trust enterprise charity, owner of his own small business and co-author of one of Amazon’s Top 10 business books for 2010, ‘What’s Your Bright Idea?’
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Tim Harford

World renowned behavioural economist and award-winning journalist.
The presenter of BBC’s More or Less, FT columnist, Oxford Fellow and million-selling business author is a compelling storyteller on economics, management and psychology. 2014 brings more Pop Up Ideas for Radio 4 and films for Newsnight, as well as the new book, The Undercover Economist Strike Back, looking at the big economic headlines now that we’re all interested in economics. Alongside many speech topics, Tim homes in on a fundamental challenge: “We’re in danger of becoming obsessed with the forest but missing the trees; what counts is individual customers and staff.”
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Tom Doctoroff

Tom Doctoroff is the CEO of J. Walter Thompson Asia Pacific, a respected advertising firm.
Tom Doctoroff is a highly respected advertising professional. His unique combination of pan-Asian work, plus more than a decade based in China, has made him an expert in the cross-border management of brand architecture and brand building, as well as a leading expert in Chinese consumer psychology.
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Tom Oliver

Fortune 500 Consultant, Award-Winning Global Social Entrepreneur, Professor of Innovation & Change Management, Best-Selling Author, Singer, Songwriter & Producer.
Tom has worked with world leaders such as Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama as well as with the CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies throughout the world. Like no other visionary leader, Tom is able to bridge the creative arts with the demands of global marketing in multinationals and the world of finance and business. Tom's Masterclass Programmes in our Skills Enhancing and Bespoke Projects divisions give great perspective to his worldwide appeal. He has been described by the masterminds behind the award-winning viral Barack Obama “Yes, we can!” campaign as “one of the most creative people on the planet.”
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Tony Quinn

Tony Quinn is best known for his role in the entertainment business.
Tony Quinn is known through his unique talents and personality. He writes and performs for many advertising agencies such as McDonalds and Pepsi.
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Tony Sales

Expert on fraud and loss prevention, Tony is known as Britain's Greatest Fraudster
A unique character with a fund of stories, insights and observations, Tony Sales is the ultimate real crime celebrity. He is a terrific draw wherever he goes.
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Tony Travers

His role as Director of the LSE Greater London Group, and visiting professor at LSE's Government department. Tony also stood for the last Mayoral of London elections alongside Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone and Brian Paddick.
Professor Tony Travers is the director of LSE Greater London Group, a research centre at the London School of Economics concerned with issues relating to the government and economy of London and South-East England. Tony is a illustrious commentator on the public sector and local government, especially in regards to London. Tony regularly comments on the BBC and in-print publications, including The Guardian newspaper.
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Touker Suleyman

Owner of fashion brands Hawes & Curtis, Ghost and Low Profile Holdings and now a Dragon’s Den investor.
Touker Suleyman has 40 years' retail and manufacturing experience and is best known as the founder of quintessentially British menswear brand, Hawes & Curtis and the man credited with reinventing the seminal 90s womenswear label, Ghost.
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Veronica Hope-Hailey

Veronica is Chair of Management Studies at the University of Bath, and has been named as one of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers currently.
One of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers, Professor Hope-Hailey is a leading researcher in the fields of business strategy, HR, and change.
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Vicky Pryce

Vicky Price is a British economist and business consultant.
Vicky Pryce is a Greek-born British economist, and former Joint Head of the United Kingdom's Government Economic Service.
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Wayne Hemingway

Wayne is recognised as one of Britain's most commended designer, building the label Red or Dead to global acclaim and winning British Fashion Council’s Streetstyle Designer of the Year Award for an unprecedented 3 consecutive years.
Wayne Hemingway believes in the supremacy of design, whether in clothes or in buildings. At the height of his fame as a fashion designer, he sold his company Red or Dead in a multi-million sale, a label brought from a market stall in Camden to achieve global acclaim, winning British Fashion Council’s Streetstyle Designer of the Year Award for an unprecedented 3 consecutive years. Having sold Red or Dead, Wayne set up HemingwayDesign with his wife, Geraldine, a multi-disciplinary design agency specializing in affordable and social design.
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William Butler-Adams

Will Butler Adams is the Managing Director of Brompton Bicycles LTD.
Will Butler-Adams joined Brompton Bicycles in 2002, became a director in 2006 and took over as the MD in 2008. Over that period the company has grown from a £2million turnover with 27 staff to one of over £25million turnover with over 200 staff.
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William Whitehorn

Will is best known for being the former President of Virgin Galactic, and being Special Adviser to Sir Richard Branson at his peak.
William joined the Virgin Group in 1987, progressing his way through the ranks to eventually becoming Sir Richard Branson's Special Adviser and 'right hand man'. In his time at Virgin, he projected the Virgin brand into new ventures, including telecoms and financial services. He later became the President of Virgin Galactic, the companies spaceline business venture. Since leaving Virgin in 2011, Will went on to being non-executive director of Stagecoach Group plc., and then most recently appointed as Chairman of the British Government's Transport Systems Catapult, developing new transport technology.
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Yves Doz

Yves Doz is a management thinker, educator, and adviser.
Yves Doz is the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation at INSEAD where he holds the Solvay Chaired Professorship of Technological Innovation.