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Aisling Bea is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and actor.
Since winning prestigious comedy competition So You Think You’re Funny? in 2012, Aisling Bea has become one of the most in-demand performers in UK and Irish comedy, a status cemented when she won the British Comedy Award for Best Female TV Comic in 2014.
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.
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.
Alex Balfour is a globally recognised leader in building digital capability and optimising digital performance for media, consumer, sport and entertainment brands.
Currently CEO of Digital Brand Services and works with over a dozen clients in the public and private sectors. Senior Consultant Digital Strategy for TEAM AG, UEFA’s exclusive commercial partner for the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup, the world’s most popular annual sporting event. Alex is also a member of the Digital Advisory Board the the UK Government Digital Service and on the Commission of English Heritage.
Alex Depledge MBE is an entrepreneur, Founder Resi.co.uk and former CEO Hassle.com
Alex Depledge is best known for launching Hassle.com in 2013 with her friend and business partner Jules Coleman. The pair got through the challenges, the mistakes, and the lack of investment to build a company that sold for over £20million. They’ve repeated the process with Resi, a disruptive architecture and planning business that is now a market-leader. Alex looks at the lessons she's learned, from startup mindsets to the future of the workplace, the pressures on leaders to balancing culture and growth (including a dramatic increase in Resi's business during the Covid-19 pandemic).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aric Dromi is a Futorologist and Digital Philosopher.
Aric Dromi is proud to explain that he built his career on things that he knew that he didn’t know, and always took an assignment that pushed him to explore new fields, tools and methods that would redefine his vantage point on any given challenge.
Ash Ali is an award winning start up entrepreneur, angel investor and author best known for ‘The Unfair Advantage’.
Despite not going to University, Ash Ali is a start up entrepreneur who became an award-winning serial tech entrepreneur and the first marketing director of Just Eat, the online food-ordering giant in 2007 (worth over £5billion). During his time there he used his commercial acumen and growth hacking skills, including launching it’s first TV campaign to grow it at breakneck speed. He has consulted, advised and invested in hundreds of startups at various different stages, specialising in the lean startup methodology for early-stage startups. Having sat on “both sides of the table” as a hands-on founder and also as an investor, he understands what it takes to raise funding and investment. After Just Eat, he founded Fare Exchange, a bootstrapped performance voice-based lead-generation startup transportation that generated more than £25 million in revenue.
Azeem Azhar is an entrepreneur, analyst, strategist, investor and #bestseller geopolitics author. He produces Exponential View, the leading newsletter and podcast on the impact of technology on our future economy and society.
Azeem Azhar (UK) explores the intersection of technology and society. He is the founder of Exponential View, the leading newsletter and podcast building which explores the political economy of the exponential age. He is also an active angel investor, as well as an advisor to the top management of a number of global firms. He is a venture partner at Kindred Capital, an early-stage VC firm. He sits on the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society, on the board of the Ada Lovelace Institute, and of Beit, a quantum computing startup. Previously, he founded PeerIndex, a big data analytics firm which was acquired by Brandwatch. He has had senior roles in global media businesses and started his career as a journalist where he was a writer The Economist and The Guardian.
Baroness Dido Harding
Baroness Dido Harding is the former Chief Executive of the TalkTalk Group.
Baroness Dido Harding was Chief Executive of TalkTalk for seven years, growing the business in one of the most competitive, fast-moving markets, dominated by big players. As well as turning the company around from being Britain’s most complained about telecoms operator into an award-winning service provider, she also took a very visible public lead when TalkTalk were subject to a high profile cyber attack.
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.
Belinda Parmar OBE Belinda Parmar OBE, Empathy & innovation expert, author and corporate activist.
Belinda Parmar OBE is the CEO of The Empathy Business and pioneer of the world’s first empathy index, launched in the Harvard Business Review. Belinda is transforming the business world to become a more empathic place and is currently Empathy-In-Residence at a bank. Belinda was awarded an OBE for bringing more women into the UK’s technology industry. Belinda’s new campaign is #TheTruthAboutTech highlighting Tech Addiction and how we can be more digitally resilient. Her campaign was featured on the front page of The Guardian in March 2018, Woman’s Hour and ITV news in May 2018.
Ben Hammersley is a Journalist and Applied Futurist.
Ben Hammersley is an Applied Futurist, who broadcasts, writes and lectures internationally to explain the effects of the post-digital post-internet age to people, corporations, governments, and international organisations, and is the author of many books and articles on modern technology.
"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.
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.
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.
Brent Hoberman is best known for 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.
Brian McBride is one of Britain’s foremost digital business leaders, Deputy Chair at Trainline PLC, NED at WiggleCRC and Kinnevik AB, former chairman of ASOS.com and Wiggle Ltd.
As Chairman of Asos and CEO of Amazon UK Brian has been at the forefront of digital retail. He led Amazon through a period of extreme growth, oversaw the acquisition of LoveFilm and the launch of Amazon Prime, and was instrumental in launching T-Mobile’s direct web and telesales customer-facing business. He now looks at how ecommerce businesses have grown, how to best engage with customers, and at lessons in leadership and change from Amazon and IBM.
Bruce Sterling is best known for his work on the Mirrorshades anthology.
A futurist, journalist, science-fiction author and design critic, Bruce Sterling is best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which defined the cyberpunk genre.
Caleb Storkey is a seasoned entrepreneur, international trainer and consultant, in innovation, entrepreneurism and marketing.
Founder and CEO of Storkey Media, an integrated marketing agency, Caleb works internationally with a wide range of businesses, from multinationals through to highly disruptive and fast growth tech start-ups.
Charles is a British sociologist and technology entrepreneur, founder of Trampoline Systems and The Trampery
Charles Armstrong is CEO of Trampoline Systems, a software developer specialising in large-scale social network analysis. Also founder of The Trampery, a specialist in property for innovation communities.
Charles Arthur is a journalist, and author of Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet and Cyber Wars: Hacks That Shocked the Business World.
From 2005-2014 he was technology editor at The Guardian newspaper, where he worked on coverage of scores of stories including Wikileaks, Anonymous, and LulzSec. Previously he was science and technology editor at The Independent, and before that worked at New Scientist, Business Magazine and Computer Weekly.
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.
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.
Conrad Humphreys is an experienced leader who has spent over two decades as a professional yachtsman.
Conrad Humphreys is an award-winning, triple round-the-world yachtsman, author and the founder of Sport Environment, a sports marketing consultancy that specialises in sailing and outdoor sports.
British television presenter, television and stage actor best known for the Gadget Show, Culture Show and Bang Goes The Theory. Dallas won Celebrity Mastermind 2015.
Dallas is one of the most versatile and well travelled factual presenters working in the industry. He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary & challenging locations all over the world - Sewer diving in Mexico City, scaling the world’s tallest building in Dubai, exploring secret chambers in Egypt’s Great Pyramid, filming rocket launches to the International Space Station in Kazakhstan and diving for lost Spanish treasure off the coast of Cuba.
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.
Daniel is a leading expert in AI and ethics, and is best know for challenging what it means to be an organisation and human.
Dr. Daniel Hulme is the CEO of Satalia, an AI solution provider that also uses AI to operates as a decentralised organisation without traditional corporate structures. Daniel is also the Entrepreneur in Residence for UCL’s Computer Science department, which is one of the world’s leading AI research institutions. He has a Masters and Doctorate in AI from UCL and is a faculty member of the Singularity University. Daniel has Advisory and Executive positions across many companies and actively promotes purposeful entrepreneurship and technology innovation across the globe.
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.
Dave Coplin is an Author and Alchemist.
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.
David McCandless draws beautiful conclusions from complex datasets -- thus revealing unexpected insights into our world.
David McCandless is a British data-journalist, and information designer based in London. He is the founder of the visual blog Information Is Beautiful.
Specialising in organisational culture and leadership, David Mead shifts perceptions about the reasons why organisations really exist, what leadership is and how human biology plays into it all.
David is committed to a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while they're there and go home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work they do. Today, he's here to share a few simple ideas that are helping to make that world a reality.
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.
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.
DP Fitzgerald is a television presenter and co-founder of mooVmoo.com.
DP combines the adaptability and professionalism of an experienced presenter with the lighthearted wit and humor of a curious worldly Irishman.
Dr Aleks Krotoski
Dr Aleks Krotoski is a Polish-American broadcaster, journalist and social psychologist.
Dr Aleks Krotoski is a researcher and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity, focusing on the makeup of online relationships, online influence, and information diffusion through the social networks of the Web.
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.
Dumi Oburota is an inspirational entrepreneur who is co-founder of Disturbing London which Dumi describes as an “entertainment and lifestyle company.”
Dumi Oburota is the Nigerian-British entrepreneur credited for engineering Patrick Okogwu AKA Tinie Tempah's rise to stardom. He is also attributed to being behind strong acts like WizKid and asides music, he boasts a clothing label under his "Disturbing London" company. Now he is on a mission to make Disturbing London "a stamp of coolness for millennial, urban culture".
Edgar Perez is a published author, keynote speaker, business consultant on quantum computing, artificial intelligence and deep learning, cyber security and financial regulation.
Edgar Perez is a business consultant for billion-dollar private equity and hedge funds and Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global Advisors, Research International and Internal Consulting Group, with subject matter expertise in quantum computing, artificial intelligence and deep learning, cyber security and financial regulation.
"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.
Frances is the chair of the Court of Heriot-Watt, one of Scotland's top universities.
Dame Frances Cairncross is an economist and former journalist with a strong interest in higher education, in the future of the press, and in the impacts of technological change on society and on the global economy.
Garry E Hunt
Former NASA scientist, 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.
One of the world’s leading marketing experts, Gary Vaynerchuk has built his career by being exactly where consumer attention is going next.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations.
Georgie is a leading technology journalist and broadcaster. Every week she presents Channel 5's 'The Gadget Show', the UK's best loved consumer tech program.
Georgie Barrat writes about tech for a range of publications including The Mirror, Marie Claire, Huffington Post & Tech City News and has spoken on the subject for the likes of ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC.
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.
Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO) for the International Olympic Committee. 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.
James Alexander is best known for being Director Future Agent, co-founder of Zopa and co-founder of #voicefortheplanet.
James Alexander is currently a Director of FutureAgenda.org, an open source think tank and advisory delivering foresight, strategy and innovation to some of the world’s leading organisations such as Apple, WWF, Mastercard.
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.
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.
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.
Jason Bradbury describes himself as a “first generation geek” and is fixated with tech and all things web-related.
Jason Bradbury is an English television presenter, best known for presenting shows such as the Channel 5 technology programme The Gadget Show and the BBC One game show Don't Scare the Hare.
World's Leading Financial Futurist and Best-Selling Author.
Jason Schenker is the Chairman of The Futurist Institute and the President of Prestige Economics. Bloomberg News has ranked Jason the #1 forecaster in the world in 25 different categories, which is why executives, corporate boards, industry groups, and central banks rely on his financial market research. Jason has also written 12 books, including seven about disruptive emerging technologies. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, an instructor for LinkedIn Learning, the Executive Director of the Texas Blockchain Association, and the Futurist for Hyperloop Massachusetts.
Jennifer Pahlka is best known for founding the company Code for America.
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America and is known for her TED talk “Coding a Better Government.”
Jeremy is a public speaker and executive editor of Wired, the influential technology and trends magazine that covers innovation and the businesses that are building the future.
Jeremy is in charge of analysing and identifying emerging trends and technological shifts that will affect consumers and businesses alike. From the Internet of Things to AI, smart homes to smart cities, flying cars to passenger drones, Jeremy has first-hand experience of emerging trends as well as personal contact with the business leaders driving them.
Jim McKelvey is a co-founder of Square.
Jim McKelvey is an American entrepreneur, businessperson and philanthropist who is involved in more than a dozen companies, most notably as the co-founder of Square.
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.
Joanna Shields OBE
Joanna Shields is veteran of the tech industry best known for her involvement with business companies Facebook, Google and AOL to name a few.
Baroness Shields is an Anglo-American entrepreneur, business investor and since 2014, serving British Government from 2014 to 2018, appointed OBE for services to digital industries and voluntary service, now a Life Peer of the House of Lords and CEO of BenevolentAI and Board Member for the Child Dignity in the Digital World Alliance.
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.
Jude Ower MBE
Serial digital entrepreneur changing the world through game play.
A BAFTA Games Awards judge, former marketer and serial entrepreneur, Jude Ower founded her gaming-for-good company Playmob in 2011. The startup works with games studios like Niantic, EA, and Rovio to engage millions of players to take positive social action. The London-based company has raised millions for charities and non-profits like WWF, Oxfam and The Cybersmile Foundation. Jude was Awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to entrepreneurship
Kate Anketill is best known for her role as a futurologist in technology and retail and is the founder of GDR Creative Intelligence.
Kate is a futurist with a technology, consumer, retail and brand specialization, making complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for any audience.
Kate Russell is an English technology reporter.
Kate Russell is a technology reporter often seen on the BBC television programme Click.
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.
Professor Kevin Fong OBE is best known for being both an astrophysicist and medical specialist who worked alongside NASA.
Kevin has worked as a doctor with NASA and now he currently flies as part of a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) crew in the UK. He is a frontline emergency physician whose expertise lies in understanding teamwork, risk management and decision making under extreme pressure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Watkinson is best known for being an internationally renowned author, speaker and consultant on customer experience and strategy.
Author of The Ten Principles Behind Great Customer Experiences, winner of Management Book of the Year 2014. Author of The Grid: Decision-making tool for every business, published in 2017 and shortlisted for 2019’s Management Book of the Year.
Matthew d'Ancona has been The Sunday Telegraph's political columnist for over a decade and is renowned for his Westminster contacts.
Matthew d'Ancona writes a weekly column for the Guardian. He was previously editor of the Spectator and also writes for the Evening Standard and GQ. He was the Sunday Telegraph's political columnist for 19 years. He is a visiting research fellow at Queen Mary University of London, author of several books including In It Together: The Inside Story of the Coalition, and chairman of the thinktank Bright Blue.
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.
Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist with a PhD in fusion energy from Imperial College London.
Melanie Windridge works as a consultant with science and technology start-up businesses – including Tokamak Energy in nuclear fusion – and in education. An expert in the aurora and in fusion energy, she likes to combine her scientific knowledge and experience with her love of adventure to promote a better understanding of science through writing, public lectures, science festivals, videos and television.
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.
Computer Security and Privacy Researcher
Mikko has led his team through the largest outbreaks in history. He named the infamous Storm Worm, was part of the Conficker Working Group and he has done classified briefings on the Stuxnet worm.
Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer for Google [X], a serial entrepreneur, author of Solve for Happy and founder of One Billion Happy.
As Chief Business Officer for Google [X], the search giant’s very much-envied R&D division, Mo led some of the tech world’s most innovative projects at a time that was becoming the climax of a successful career in technology. Whilst on paper he was doing well, he often felt unfulfilled. He applied his engineering skills to the problem and after almost a decade developed a model which placed happiness in overall context of the experiences and expectations of life. His work became the international bestseller, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy.
Murray Shanahan is Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London and Senior Researcher at Google DeepMind.
Murray Shanahan is a Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London, in the Department of Computing. He researches artificial intelligence, robotics, and cognitive science.
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.
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.
Nick is the Founder of Nutmeg, Europe's first and largest Robo advisor and regarded as one of the world's leading experts in Financial Technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
As the pioneer of online "robo" investing, Nick changed a 300 year old industry by inventing a service that gives private bank quality services to the mass market. Operating as founder and CEO of Nutmeg, a company that started in a garage in Silicon Valley and has grown to be the number one personal investing brand in London, Nick has ridden the entrepreneurial roller coaster. Nick is now based in Singapore where he is an investor in young companies and assists global corporations with digital transformation.
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.
Ortis Deley is a British television presenter, radio DJ and actor.
Ortis Deley is in his sixth year of hosting Channel 5’s very popular The Gadget Show a role which Ortis loves and which has helped him develop a strong following. Ortis has also recently joined the team on Channel 5’s Police Interceptors.
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.
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.
Pranav Mistry is a renowned scientist and inventor.
Pranav Mistry’s contribution to the fields such as Wearable Computing, Augmented Reality and Gestural Computing puts him in the elite list of pioneers and inventors that shape the future of digital world.
President Ricardo Baretzky
President European Centre for Information Policy & Security ECIPS & CyberPOL Organisation.
Ricardo Baron Baretzky, the first Democratic President of European Centre for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS), led the International Policy and Security Council (IIPSC), the New World Council of ECIPS to the longest global Cyber policy expansion in our history, including the creation of CyberPOL. He is the founder of Baretzky Foundation which focuses on tackling a number of the Worlds' greatest challenges.
Professor Sue Black OBE
Dr. Sue Black is an English Computer Scientist and Professor at University College London.
Known for her social media campaign to save Bletchley Park, Sue Black is a computer scientist and a passionate advocate for women in tech. Navigating her PHD at 25 years old as a single parent of three, she found technology to be her saviour. Now, she has created networks and social enterprises to pass on her knowledge and empower people.
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.
Richard is best known for his writings and speeches on the future of lawyers, the courts, and the professions.
Professor Richard Susskind OBE FRSE 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.
Rob Wolcott is Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network.
A leading expert on business innovation and corporate growth, Rob Wolcott is Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network and a Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
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.
Rory is Vice Chairman, an attractively vague job title which has allowed him to co-found Ogilvychange, a behavioural science practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Somi is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, millennial engagement specialist and transition architect.
Somi is a LinkedIn Top Voice giving talks and workshops internationally on the impact of technology on society, the business landscape, the future of work, developing thought leadership, and digital transformation both in marketing and in HR.
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
Dr Stephanie Hare is a highly regarded technology and geo-political risk researcher, she is the author of the Financial Times best-seller "Technology is Not Neutral".
From AI and tech ethics to the metaverse and cyber security, Stephanie enlightens and illuminates audiences, clients and readers about the dynamic changes unfolding around us. In addition to keynote speaking, Stephanie is a highly accomplished Event MC and moderator, bringing a high profile as a commentator for the BBC, FT, Washington Post Guardian/Observer and many other platforms.
Steve Wells is a global futurist and keynote speaker.
Steve Wells advises global corporations on the transformative potential of disruptive technologies and how brands can leverage them to create distinctive identities in a fast changing world and drive exponential growth and improvement. He has a particular focus on the new models of leadership, collaboration, and innovation required to sustain and differentiate brands in a rapidly changing reality. Steve delivers fully researched and customised client presentations for each keynote.
Highly engaging and talented science and technology influencer, broadcaster and occasional comedian.
Science writer, broadcaster, sometime comedian and co-host of Radio 4’s look into what the future holds, Timandra examines the effects of all areas of technology. She is the author of Big Data: does size matter? and has written for Wired, the Guardian and the Telegraph.
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.
Will Francis is the Founder & Creative Director at Vandal London, a digital innovation agency.
Will Francis is an expert on digital and social media, consumer and emerging tech, marketing and advertising as well as business, particularly small new businesses, such as tech and media start-ups.
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.