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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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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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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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Brent Hoberman

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.
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Bruce Sterling

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.
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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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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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Dumi Oburota

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".
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Gary Vaynerchuk

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.
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Georgie Barrat

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.
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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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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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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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Jay Tuck

US defense expert Jay Tuck was executive news director of the daily network program Tagesthemen on ARD Television and is a leading AI expert.
In his 35 years at the German Television Network ARD, he produced over 500 television segments. He served twice as combat correspondent in Iraq. His investigative reports on security policy, espionage activities and weapons technology appear in leading publications in Europe, including Cicero, Focus, Le Point, Stern, Welt and ZEITmagazin. He is author of “High-Tech Espionage”, published in fourteen countries. For his current book, “Evolution Without Us” (Plassen Publishing), he interviewed drone pilots and intelligence sources, futurists and Silicon Valley specialists in a 2 ½ year exclusive research.
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Jim Messina

Jim is best known for being the campaign manager for President Obama's 2012 Re-election campaign.
Jim is a political adviser who was the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2011 and served as the campaign manager for Obama's successful 2012 re-election campaign. As campaign manager, Jim revolutionized the way that political campaigns reach voters, transforming how politics, technology and innovation influence each other. His campaign was described as the "most technology-heavy campaign in history," charting an unprecendeted strategy to earn President Obama a second term in the White House. A pioneer in his field, Jim's insight is invaluable to anyone seeking success through groundbreaking approaches and innovative strategies, whether in business or politics. In January 2013, the Obama administration announced the launch of Organizing for Action, a new advocacy organization that will promote President Obama's policies, with Jim Messina as national director.
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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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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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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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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.
More Nigel Gifford OBE Masterclass - Ascenta™, Drone Technology and Sustainable Ethical Food Aid Soluti

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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Randi Zuckerberg

Randi Zuckerberg is best known for being the former Spokeswoman for Facebook.
Randi Zuckerberg is an American businesswoman. She is the former Director of Market Development and Spokeswoman for Facebook, and a sister of the company's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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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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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 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.
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Sarah Pennells

Sarah Pennells is a financial broadcaster, personal finance journalist, money expert and author with over 20 years' experience working across television, radio, web and print.
Sarah Pennells is the founder and editor of the UK's leading finance website for women, ‘SavvyWoman.co.uk’, which gives clear, ‘easy-to-understand’ information and tips on wide range of financial issues and has won, and been shortlisted for, several awards.
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Simon Mainwaring

Simon Mainwaring is an award-winning branding consultant, advertising creative director, and social media specialist and blogger.
Simon Mainwaring is recognised for his thought leadership on the impact that social media is having on brands and consumers, and ultimately how the new dynamics between them will alter the accepted paradigms of marketing, advertising, and even capitalism itself.
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Somi Arian

Somi Arian is an exceptionally talented filmmaker and marketing specialist, with a deep knowledge of millennials and the digital landscape.
Somi Arian is a former TV producer turned entrepreneur. Through her time in TV, Somi learnt that the digital revolution meant the end of era for traditional media, as we know it. She understood how this would impact the marketing and advertising industry and she saw an opportunity to close a gap in the market. Somi applies her knowledge of audiovisual production, to transform the brands’ digital marketing approach. Having created films for Savile Row, Burlington Arcade and Bentley, Somi is currently developing a transformative program for Steinway & Sons. Somi is currently writing a book and making a documentary about “Selling to Millennials.” Having come from Iran, Somi released her aggression by fronting a heavy metal band, while she completed her Masters degree at the University of St. Andrews.
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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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Timo Kiuru

Timo Kiuru is an award-winning creative director, a speaker and a writer.
Timo Kiuru is a true global citizen having worked in cities as diverse as Seoul, Istanbul, San Diego, New York, Miami, Barcelona, Paris, Seattle, Tokyo, Helsinki, Abu Dhabi, London, Kazan, Stockholm, Porto, Toronto, Las Vegas, Tallinn, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
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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.