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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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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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Alex Hunter

Alex Hunter is a company incubator, keynote speaker, angel investor and branding expert. He is also the creator and host of Attache, a new kind of travel show.
Alex is a noted public speaker, appearing all over the world at major industry events such as ad:tech, Future of Web Apps , Thinking Digital, Marketing 2.0, CIO Connect, iStrategy, Tech4Africa, MARKA, and Internet World. He’s also spoken at private events for organizations such as Cisco, Deloitte, Infosys, Procter & Gamble, O2, Nationwide, CapitalOne, and the BBC.
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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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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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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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Annie Machon

Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5, the UK Security Service, who resigned in 1996 to blow the whistle on the spies' incompetence and crimes.
Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5, the UK Security Service, who resigned in the late 1990s to help blow the whistle on the spies’ incompetence and crimes with her ex-partner, David Shayler.
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Anthony Hilton

Anthony Hilton is an Author, Broadcaster and Journalist.
Former City Editor of The Standard, Anthony Hilton has won the World Economic Forum’s most prestigious press award. He offers an instant analysis of the indicators, and the challenges facing business leaders.
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Ardi Kolah

Ardi Kolah LL.M is Executive Fellow and Director, GDPR Programme, Henley Business School (UK).
Ardi is Executive Fellow and Director, GDPR Programme, Henley Business School and the founder of GO DPO®, which is the strategic partner for many multi-national clients in data protection, privacy and security. He’s the first privacy practitioner to have guided the global company Hitachi Consulting Corp (NYSE: HIT) in achieving BS10012:2017 Personal Information Management System (PIMS) in the UK.
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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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Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar is an award-winning entrepreneur, analyst, strategist, investor, influencer and curator of Exponential View as well as a Senior Advisor in Artificial Intelligence to the CTO of Accenture.
Azeem Azhar is the writer of Exponential View which concentrates primarily on technology, business models, the political economy and society. Azeem is also the Senior Adviser in Artificial Intelligence to the CTO of Accenture and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society.
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Ben Wright

Ben has been a political correspondent for the BBC since 2008, and appears regularly on the BBC News at 6 and News at 10, as well as Radio 4 programmes such as Today and the World at One.
Ben Wright has worked extensively for the BBC, covering stories around the world, including India, the United States and mainland Europe. Ben currently focuses primaily on issues relating to British politics.
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Bernard Kouchner

Bernard Kouchner is best known as the former French Minister for Foreign and European Affairs.
The humanitarian activist and former Health Minister Bernard Kouchner is widely admired in France, not least for his passionate, often outspoken declarations on human rights and the need to intervene to protect them.
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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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Chandran Nair

Chandran is the CEO and founder of GIFT - The Global Institute For Tomorrow.
Chandran leads what he believes is a pioneering concept - an organisation focused on the relationship of Asian society and values with those of the rest of the world. He is the founder of the Global Institute for Tomorrow, which is a think-tank dedicated to advancing an understanding of the impacts of globalisation through thought leadership and positive action to effect change. Nair is a renowned international speaker, writer and facilitator and leading expert on globalisation and development in Asia.
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Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton is the daughter of Hillary Rodham Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Chelsea Clinton spent part of her youth as a public figure as the daughter of President Bill Clinton and future Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She attended Stanford University before becoming an NBC News correspondent in 2001. She is an advocate for women’s rights, AIDS research and global humanitarianism.
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Chris Turner

Chris is a global authoritative voice on sustainability.
Chris Turner is author of the book “The War on Science”, and the bestsellers, “The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need” and “The Great Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy” where he sheds light on the global sustainability movement. Turner is one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global clean-tech industry. His reporting on energy, climate and sustainability issues appears regularly in The Walrus, The Globe & Mail, Canadian Geographic and many other publications.
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Christopher Flavin

Christopher is a leading voice and researcher in energy use, energy technology, and the climate crisis.
Christopher is a leading voice on the potential for new energy technologies and strategies to replace fossil fuels - increasing energy security and avoiding dangerous climate change. Christopher’s two decades of energy research and writing encompasses solar energy, wind power, bio energy, geothermal power and energy efficiency. He is President of the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington-based international research organisation focused on energy, resource and environmental issues.
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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. He is also Director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. 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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Clive Myrie

Clive Myrie is best known for being an English television news journalist.
Clive Myrie is an English television news journalist.
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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

Bestselling Author, Speaker & Strategic Advisor on Innovation.
Originally trained as a product & industrial designer, Cris spent over a decade as a successful entrepreneur & CEO building an award-winning design group. He is now recognised globally as a thought leader on innovation strategy, leadership and culture.
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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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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 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 Smith

David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column.
David Smith is also chief leader-writer, an assistant editor and policy adviser. He also writes columns for The Times, Tax Journal and other publications. He speaks and broadcasts regularly to a wide variety of audiences. Prior to joining The Sunday Times, he worked for The Times, Financial Weekly, Now! Magazine, the Henley Centre for Forecasting and Lloyds Bank.
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Faisal Islam

Faisal Islam is a political and economics journalist who, since 2014, has held the role of Political Editor for Sky News.
Faisal Islam has interviewed many high profile names and is not afraid to challenge in difficult interviews; winning the Royal Television Society Award for the interview of the year in 2017 for his interview with David Cameron.
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Fergal Keane

Fergal Keane OBE is a Special Correspondent with BBC News.
After joining the BBC in 1989 as a Northern Ireland Correspondent, within less than a year Fergal Keane was appointed to become the BBC correspondent in South Africa where he covered stories including townships unrest, the first multi-racial elections at the end of the apartheid and genocide in Rwanda.
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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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George Galloway

George Galloway is a British politician, broadcaster, and writer.
Between the general elections in 1987 and 2015, with a gap between 2010 and 2012, Galloway represented four constituencies as a Member of Parliament, elected as a candidate for the Labour Party and later the Respect Party.
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George McGavin

George McGavin is best known for his research into insects.
George McGavin is a British entomologist, author, academic, television presenter and explorer.
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Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Think-Tank Leader & Strategist.
Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including digital transformation and the discovery of digitally native business models.
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Gina Miller

Gina Miller is best known for successfully challenging the government over the triggering of Article 50.
Gina Miller is an investment manager who lead the legal fight for Parliament to get a vote on whether the UK could start the process of leaving the EU.
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Haiyan Wang

Haiyan is a leading researcher in global strategies.
Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of the China India Institute, a research consultancy with a focus on creating winning global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.
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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

Harriet Green OBE is a global executive who has led business transformations on four continents.
Harriet Green OBE has a proven track record for developing and implementing strategies for profitable growth and increasing shareholder value in global technology, logistics, travel and consumer sectors. Harriet received her OBE for services to electronics in 2010.
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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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James Landale

James Landale is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author. For more than two decades James has reported on British politics and world affairs, covering five general elections and interviewing every prime minister since John Major.
James Landale is currently Diplomatic Correspondent for BBC News where he is in the thick of the corporation’s coverage of Brexit, the Trump presidency and other global issues. Prior to this position, James was the BBC’s Deputy Political Editor, at the forefront of the BBC’s political news coverage; covering politics primarily for the BBC's flagship Six and Ten o'clock news and Radio 4 news programmes.
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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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Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau is a French oceanographic explorer, environmentalist, educator, and film producer.
Since first being “thrown overboard” by his father at the age of seven with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back, Jean-Michel has been exploring the ocean realm. The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel has investigated the world’s oceans aboard Calypso and Alcyone for much of his life. Honoring his heritage, Jean-Michel founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work.
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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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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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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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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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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 Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker.
Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin Mitnick is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering. Kevin's presentations are akin to "technology magic shows" and include live demonstrations of the latest hacks and cyber threats.
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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 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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Louise Minchin

Louise Minchin is best known for being a journalist and presenter within the BBC.
Louise Minchin is a British journalist and news presenter who currently works freelance within the BBC.
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Mac Macartney

Mac Macartney is an international speaker, writer and change-maker.
Mac Macartney champions a new story of sustainability, one that emphasises the importance of leadership and action alongside social and environmental focus.
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Mark Barton

Mark Barton is one of the best-known anchors in global business television news. For 23 years he hosted flagship shows for Bloomberg Television.
Mark Barton was one of the founding journalists of the channel’s European operations in London in 1995 and played an integral role in establishing Bloomberg TV as the influential global business news network it is today.
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Mark Mardell

Mark Mardell has been at the forefront of reporting and analysing major word events for radio and TV for twenty five years.
Mark Mardell now presents the ‘world at one’ and ‘world this weekend’ on BBC Radio Four, and is currently engaged in making a documentary series on the 45-year relationship of the UK in the EU, called “Brexit – a love story?”
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Matt Frei

Matt Frei is a presenter at Channel 4 News and the current Europe Editor.
Matt Frei is part of the wider presenting team across Channel 4's news and current affairs portfolio, including the award-winning ‘Dispatches’ programme. From September 2016, Matt also started presenting the 10 o’clock show every Saturday on LBC Radio, discussing issues with callers and using his wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of politics on both sides of the Atlantic to share his own opinions on worldwide matters of interest.
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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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Minter Dial

Minter Dial is an award-wining filmmaker, author and international storyteller.
Minter Dial is the President and founder of the boutique agency, The Myndset Company.
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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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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

Professor Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk and AI as well as his work on the DeepMind Ethics board.
Nick Bostrom is a Professor at Oxford University, where he is the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and works on AI policy and foundations of macrostrategy; advising some actors in the AI space as part of AI giant DeepMind’s ethics board.
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Nils Blyth

Former BBC journalist and Communications Director at the Bank of England, with extensive experience as a keynote speaker and conference chairman.
As an Executive Director at the Bank of England from March 2011 to July 2014, Nils Blyth was responsible for planning and executing the Bank's communications strategy during a period of significant change, including the arrival of Mark Carney as Governor.
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Otmar Issing

Otmar Issing has been President of the Center for Financial Studies since 2006.
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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Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveller and best-selling author.
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder & CEO of Factotum, a leading content branding agency.
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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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Patrick Holden

Patrick is a prominent research and campaigner.
Patrick Holden CBE is the Founding Director of the Sustainable Food Trust. Between 1995 and 2010, he was the Director of the Soil Association and became a much sought after speaker and campaigner for organic food and farming. He spearheaded a number of prominent food campaigns around BSE, pesticide residues and GM food. More recently, he was a member of the UK Government’s working group on the Foresight report into Future of Food and Farming and is Advisor to the Prince of Wales International Sustainability Unit.
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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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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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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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Reema Al Saud

Reema Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian princess and entrepreneur.
Reema Al Saud is best known for her leadership skills within business innovation, with an emphasis on women in the workplace.
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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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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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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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Simon Schama

Simon Schama is a writer and actor, known for A History of Britain (2000) and The Story of the Jews (2013).
Simon Schama, CBE is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.
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Sir Christopher Meyer

Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG is a former British Ambassador to the US and chairman of the PCC.
Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG is a former British Ambassador to the United States, former Ambassador to Germany and the former chairman of the Press Complaints Commission.
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Sir Crispin Tickell

Sir Crispin in an author and pioneer in publicising the links between climate change and political and business actions.
Sir Crispin is a leading international authority on climate change and environmental issues, and is best known for bringing these issues to the attention of governments at the highest level, and thereby influencing policy. He is author of the ground-breaking book Climate Change and World Affairs (1977 and 1986) and Mary Anning of Lyme Regis (1996). He has contributed to many books on environmental issues (including human population, and conservation of biodiversity).
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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 Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, also known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.
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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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Thierry Malleret

Thierry Malleret is the co-founder and main author of the Monthly Barometer.
Thierry Malleret is the managing partner of the Monthly Barometer, a succinct predictive analysis exclusively provided to private investors and some of today's most influential opinion and decision-makers.
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Todd Benjamin

Todd was the anchor, financial and economic expert, and interviewer for CNN for 26 years.
Todd is known around the world for his position on CNN as anchor, financial and economic expert, and interviewer. In his 26 year career, Todd interviewed some of the biggest names in the world, including former USSR General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Bill Clinton.
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Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher was the UK’s youngest ever ambassador when he was appointed the country’s representative in Lebanon. Prior to his posting he worked as a foreign policy advisor in Downing Street under three Prime Ministers.
As well as lessons from dealing with actors in the uniquely combustible region, Tom Fletcher considers the nature of leadership and negotiation, the power of social media, and the future of engagement.
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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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Tristram Stuart

Tristram Stuart is an English author and campaigner.
Tristram Stuart is a UK based Food Waste campaigner who wants to reduce the environmental impact of Food Waste around the world.
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Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford University.
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger’s areas of expertise include data privacy; information innovation and governance; memory and forgetting in a digital age, and electronic government, making Viktor a sought after and revered keynote speaker.