We draw on the experience and talent of our members to share their expertise, insights and inspiration.
A management consultant, author and speaker with over 25 years’ experience, Andrew is considered an authority on innovative and disruptive technology, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and impact sourcing. He is a former CTO who has run sourcing advisory firms and built automation practices. He has been involved in many major change projects, including strategic development, IT transformation and outsourcing, in a wide range of industries across four continents. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of a number of ambitious disruptive companies, and is currently writing a book on the practical implementation of AI.
Tina Woods is founder of Collider Health, a health innovation catalyst that works with organisations to think and do differently and transform health with meaningful impact. She also heads up the Future Health Collective, a cross-industry, interdisciplinary group to foster collaboration and radical innovation in areas of unmet need in health and social care.
Kamales Lardi is a strategist specialising in digital business transformation focused on helping companies transform their traditional business to compete in the digital economy. With over 16 years of management consulting experience, Kamales has advised companies across Europe and Asia in corporate strategy, business process optimisation and technology implementation.
Nicholas D. Evans FBCS is the Founder of Innovators360 and was formerly Global Head of Innovation at Unisys. The award-winning author of “Mastering Digital Business”, one of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants, and one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders, he has 25 years of consulting under his belt and is also a widely-recognized digital business speaker and author.
Calum Chace is an acclaimed author and speaker on how AI (artificial intelligence) is set to re-shape the global economic and social landscape.
He is the author of The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the death of capitalism (2016), and “Surviving AI: the promise and peril of artificial intelligence” (2015), a concise, easy-to-read guide to what’s coming, explaining technological unemployment (the economic singularity) and the possible creation of a super-intelligence (the technological singularity). He is also the author of “Pandora’s Brain” (2014), a novel examining the possible impact of super-intelligence.
Born in Bonn and resident in Zurich as well as San Francisco, Gerd is a global citizen of the future who spends his life travelling through global meetings and conventions on transformational change. A star speaker on topics of major strategic import – from digital disruption to business remodeling to specific vertical scenarios across public and private sectors, Gerd is a rare hybrid of artist and scientist with a pioneering background in digital music ecosystems and a head start in the disruption game. For the last fifteen years he has been the first choice in business leaders’ minds for inspirational and paradigm-shifting advice.
Timothy Chou is the former president of Oracle On Demand, Lecturer at Stanford University and chairman of Lecida, an industrial machine learning company, and recently authored the book – Precision: Principles, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things
Content and social media strategist, Jacqi has been with IBM since 2010. She has blogged on numerous IT topics, most recently focusing on Internet of Things, she has previous experience in the healthcare, construction and sports industries.
Andy established the first international Internet agency in 1994 which merged with pioneering digital services firm Agency.com in 1997 where he was European MD then Chairman until 2009. Andy co-founded the award-winning online community Do The Green Thing in 2007. He has been listed among the 100 top digital influencers by Wired UK and was recently named among the 20 inaugural inductees of the British Interactive Multimedia Association’s Digital Hall of Fame, alongside Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Jonathan Ive and Dr. Mike Lynch. He has been a weekly columnist about the new economy for the Financial Times, a member of GartnerG2’s first advisory board on online advertising and spoken at numerous conferences including TED. He has yet to receive any royalties from obscure pop songs released by a minor independent record label in Europe.
David Passiak is a keynote speaker, innovator, futurist, and author of three books – Empower, Disruption Revolution, and Red Bull to Buddha. A former religion scholar who did Ph.D. studies at Princeton on “Great Awakenings,” his work focuses on building movements, co-creation, crowd-based innovation, and emerging business models that will reshape the global economy.
Anna Simpson is a futurist and innovation coach working to help organisations and individuals build resilience in the face of complex, rapid change. She curates the Futures Centre, an online hub tracking change to accelerate sustainability, and has her own innovation coaching company, Flux Compass. She’s also the author of two books, most recently The Innovation-Friendly Organization, in which she asks how organisations can develop a culture that enables them to embrace change.
Jeremy Basset is Founder & CEO of CO:CUBED, a company which works with large corporates to help them define and execute their collaborative innovation capabilities. Prior to launching CO:CUBED, Jeremy spent 13 years at Unilever where he was responsible for launching and leading the Unilever Foundry.
Terence Mauri is an author and entrepreneur, his new book The Leader’s Mindset: How To Win In The Age of Disruption is a global bestseller – described by MIT as ‘a fine read for anyone looking to take their leadership skills to the next level’.
Ian Smith trained as a product designer, then moved into the IT industry, working with new ventures continuously challenging business-as-usual approaches to digital innovation. Most recently, he has been engaged with NTT Data subsidiary Everis, focusing on the problem of integrating health and social care.
As a business innovator, Alan Moore’s life mission is to make every business on the planet as beautiful as they can possibly be. He does this by changing the way people think about the world and how their businesses can succeed by being beautiful in everyway. By consciously designing better products, services, experiences: By creating cultures of learning internally, as well as creating entirely new concepts of what a business or an industry could be; beautiful businesses are proven to be attractive to employees, buyers and investors. A beautiful business is a pro table business. Alan believes beautiful businesses are the future.
Alan has designed and created everything from books to businesses. Working on six continents, he has shared his knowledge in the form of board and advisory positions at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Coca Cola, workshops, speaking as well as teaching in institutions as wide ranging as MIT and Reading University, Sloan School of Management and INSEAD.
Alan’s unique creative capacity to work alongside companies who need his skills and knowledge helps them transform what they do and how they translate that into commercial success. Described as ‘lovingly disruptive’, Alan offers his clients a viable creative vision of what their businesses can become whilst keeping them honest and true to core values.
The author of four books including his international best sellers No Straight Lines: Making sense of our nonlinear world (2011) and Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything (2016), Alan has spoken at the inspirational not for pro t ideas festival the Do Lectures, at SXSW and the Hay Literary Festival. His work has featured in UK and international media such as, The BBC, The Guardian, Latin America’s HSM, The Huf ngton Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Elle, Gra k and It’s Nice That.
Alan still works as an artist. He tries everyday to lead a life as beautifully as he possibly can
Rob is a professional futurist who helps organisations manage uncertainty and prepare for the future. He conducts on-going horizon scanning and researches emerging trends and technologies, exploring their impact across business and society. He is an experienced leader of strategic foresight projects, working with organisations to help them create more resilient strategies.
Rob also leads PA’s Digital Innovation Lab and has extensive knowledge of a wide spectrum of technologies, applications and markets. He is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society. Prior to joining PA, Rob worked as a Technology Analyst at Ovum.
Tanya has been at the forefront of emerging creative technology spanning games, film, TV, comics, music, immersive theatre, Transmedia VR, AR and AI. She is the creator of the the VR Writers Room and the co-organiser for the VR & AR focused meetup group “Augmenting Reality”, a Trustee for both the World Youth Organisation and UN Influx, the winner of a Women in Games Award (Unsung Hero) and the vice chair of BAME in Games
David Swan is the Director of the Cyber Intelligence Defence Centre, part of the Center for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science (CSCSS). A retired Canadian Army Intelligence officer, his background in technology started in customer service progressively migrating until selected as a Chief Technical Officer tasked with developing RFID systems. A self described Intelligence evangelist, David uses his experience to provide training and intelligence integration to people and organisations. David is also a member of the CSCSS Board of Directors.
Dr Phil Reeves is VP of consulting at Stratasys and leads the company’s expert services consulting activity. With his team he specialises in helping companies across numerous sectors to identity where 3D printing can increase sales and decrease waste. stratasys.com
Arguably the highest profile patent attorney in the UK, Gwilym advises clients on all aspects of the patent process including IP audit and capture, IP filing strategies and patent portfolio management techniques. He acts for a range of clients including individuals, SMEs, Universities, and spin outs through to multi-nationals and handles a broad and diverse range of cases before the UK Patent Office, EPO and WIPO.
Dr Louis Rosenberg is a Stanford graduate who founded Unanimous AI to amplify the intelligence of human groups. A prolific inventor, he has been awarded more than 350 patents for his technological efforts in AR, VR, collaborative systems, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction
Jody Orsborn is co-founder of The Backscratchers, the website that connects companies like Red Bull, Spotify and Unilever with the best industry-approved freelance or agency talent for projects. She is also a judge for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition and was recently chosen as one of the UK’s Top Women Entrepreneurs by CNBC and a ‘One To Watch’ for Tech City News’ International Hall of Fame.
Head of Procurement Operations & Supply Chain RPA COE Lead at eir
Consulted to multiple global companies and worked with Toronto Stock Exchange, Home Retail Group, Moodys Investor Service, Symantec, PayPal, CSC & Spark Digital NZ
Joe Siebert is President and CEO of Sandwich Entertainment, a film production company based out of Cleveland, OH. The company’s most recent film, The Sax Man, toured the US festival circuit in 2014 and is set to be released to the public by the end of 2017. Joe is also a content contributor for Seeds.
Matt Jones is Lead Analytics Strategist at Tessella, Altran’s World Class Center for Analytics – using data science to accelerate evidence-based decision making, allowing businesses to improve profitability, reduce costs, streamline operations, avoid errors and out-innovate the competition.
Louise Beaumont has over twenty years experience in growing companies – from initial spark, to operationalisation, results delivered, and value created. Having previously worked for organisations such as Siemens, HP, Microsoft, and Capgemini, Louise has focused on the UK’s fast growing alternative finance sector since 2010.
Louise has advised key UK government departments and units on FinTech and AltFin including; HM Treasury, British Business Bank, Government Office for Science, Cabinet Office, UK Trade & Industry, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and Number 10 Downing Street’s Policy Unit.
Currently Louise is Co-chair, techUK Open Bank Working Group & strategic advisor to SapientRazorfish
Sean Murphy founded Lootok in 2006 with a vision: to do business continuity management differently. As CEO of Lootok, BCI board member, and former executive at Marsh & McLennan Risk Consulting and Ernst & Young, Sean has blazed a path as a visionary through the business continuity industry. He blends cognitive science, military models, storytelling, engagement strategies, and industry standards to create new ways of understanding and managing risk. You can often see Sean at the helm of executive-level meetings providing guidance on such topics as brand reputation, system design, resiliency engineering, and crisis management.
It was Sean’s vision that led to the establishment of Lootok as a new kind of risk consulting company—a dynamic think-tank of business continuity and risk management experts with members from a cross-section of other disciplines to challenge conventional practices and to infuse new thought into the industry. An avid learner, Sean constantly strives to consider how people perceive risk, interpret new concepts, and retain information. Through Lootok’s use of storytelling techniques and competitive group activities that encourage teamwork and teach difficult concepts, play is made purposeful.
Daniel is the founder of Conductal, an innovative organisation design consultancy. Beyond Conductal, he is a visiting lecturer at Said Business School (Oxford University), a co-founder of Crossmodalism, an Associate Fellow at London University, a Fellow at the RSA, and a frequent public speaker. He likes to cook with friends.
Josep Laborda is Intelligent Mobility Project Manager @ RACC Automobile Club and is also working with CARNET Barcelona. He is also lecturer in Mobility as a Service at Barcelona’s Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya on the Postgraduate Course on “Smart Mobility: Intelligent Transportation Systems”.
Paul Clarke is Chief Technology Officer at Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer. After joining Ocado in 2006, Paul initially worked on warehouse control systems and then joined the team designing Ocado’s next highly automated fulfilment centre. After establishing new teams for Simulation and Mobile development, Paul then co-wrote the first of Ocado’s award winning mobile apps which remain the only apps from a major retailer supporting full offline shopping. In his current role, Paul heads up Ocado Technology, whose 950+ software engineers and other IT specialists are responsible for building all the software and IT infrastructure that powers Ocado, and now Morrisons’ online grocery business too.
Ryan Garner works as an Innovation Director for CitizenMe. His background is in market research, where he has worked with major brands, helping them to mould their products and services to suit the needs of customers. He now looks at ways in which companies can be more innovative and ethical with their research and marketing as well as developing products for CitizenMe.
Leila is Director of New Devices at Microsoft UK. Within her role she is responsible for introducing new and innovative products to market, including HoloLens.
Leila is well placed to discuss Mixed Reality (MR), the intersection between the real and virtual worlds and how this technology is already driving transformation for customers today across a broad range of industries and scenarios.
Haydn Shaughnessy is an economist and strategy advisor specialising in the development of business ecosystems and the impact of business platforms on global competitiveness. He is the author of the first book on modern platforms and ecosystems, The Elastic Enterprise, as well as Shift: A leader’s Guide to the Platform Economy. He has advised some of the world’s most influential organisations as well as startups in the blockchain and finance space. He is currently working on ecosystem development on the blockchain and on a global imaging platform.
Jean-Stéphane Gourévitch is an expert of the strategic, public policy & market aspects of the digital/mobile payments, mobile money, digital/mobile banking, digital/mobile commerce, fintech, the data economy and innovation ecosystem with over 25 years global experience at senior management levels.
Jean-Stéphane has an unusual corporate and entrepreneurial experience. He has held senior management positions with International telecom operators including Everything Everywhere Ltd. (EE), Orange, France Telecom, Verizon Business, Colt Technology Services Ltd. He has worked for OFCOM, the UK digital communications regulator. He also has held senior management positions with Deloitte Consulting and with strategic marketing and PR/Communications firms.
He has created his own management consulting company 5 years ago to great success and combines unique strategic, public policy and commercial vision of digital convergence, fintech, insurtech and the data economy. He also has a truly unique global experience of mentoring and advising entrepreneurs and start-ups, in particular very young entrepreneurs.
He is a frequent speaker in major fintech, payments and insurtech such as Fintech Connect Live, Pay Expo, Money2020, etc.
Jean-Stéphane is an independent conference director, creating programs/content for major conferences such as Fintech Connect Live in London, INPAYCO Digital Payments in Toronto and Paris, Mobile Payments: Regulation, Risks and Opportunities in Berlin and London, the Africa Fintech Forum in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
He is also a mentor and advisor to 24 fintech, insurtech and digital technologies start-ups and to young entrepreneurs in 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin and North America.
His expertise lies in strategy, business development, regulatory affairs, public policy, Government Relations, stakeholder relationships management, communication and PR.
Jean-Stéphane holds a number of major French Universities including the Sorbonne University, in particular: a Post Graduate in European Law and Business Strategy,a Masters in International Economic Law both earned with a First and Summa Cum Laude a Masters in European Union Law.