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 CEO and Founder of Collider Health, a health innovation engine that works with corporates, government, start-ups, third sector and investors to accelerate innovation and transform health with sustainable impact at scale. Tina is an ecosystem architect and builds collaborative networks and strategic partnerships to facilitate smart investment. Tina is chair of Future Health Collective, a multi-disciplinary, cross-sector group geared to foster collaboration and radical innovation in areas of unmet need in health and social care.
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.
Martyn’s early career was spent as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group where he spent nearly 6 years consulting to FTSE 50 clients across consumer, energy, financial services and heavy industry. Since this time he has 15 years of experience as both an operator and investor in the tech/VC space. He was a key member of the early Betfair team, the UK’s true first Unicorn, and later co-founded LMAX Exchange which has since featured as the number 1 Times Tech Track Growth Company. Most recently Martyn spent nearly 5 years as an investor and partner in UK venture capital where he helped raise a £60m early seed fund. Martyn is a graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge University, from where he graduated in 1996 with a first class degree in engineering, and has an MBA from the Said Business School in Oxford, gained with Distinction in 2001.
Rhys Lewis is the Director of the NPL Quantum Metrology Institute and leads the Time, Quantum & Electromagnetics (TQEM) Division. The Division covers activity in communications technologies, electromagnetic measurements, timing services, atomic clocks and quantum electronics. The Division has over 100 scientists and over 50 additional students and guest workers.
Rhys has previously worked in a range of areas of NPL. He joined NPL in 2007 as an interim Division Head in the Optical Technologies & Scientific Computing team. He then became interim Group Leader for Gas Metrology & Trace Analysis, a world-leading capability at NPL. Having recruited his own replacement, Rhys took the role of interim Group Leader in the Quantum Frequency Standards Group, a technology more closely related to his scientific background. He has now moved to be responsible for the TQEM Division, which includes this Group.
Rhys received a BA degree in Physics in 1980 from the University of Oxford and a DPhil degree in atomic and laser physics, also from Oxford, in 1985.
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.
John is Founder & CEO of Group Partners and former Partner at Ogilvy. He helps business leaders/decision makers think – visually. This means he helps the leadership and senior teams figure out how to make the right bets for the future and how to execute to win. He’s designed structured, visual thinking techniques to ensure business outcomes that actually make sense.
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.
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
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.
Phil has over 22 years’ experience in ICT leadership, business and technology consultancy and Enterprise Architecture working across numerous roles and covering sectors such as Local and Central Government, Health, Police, Utilities and the Private Sector.
Phil is BT’s Chief Information Officer for Regional Government and Health across UK & Ireland. His role is to ensure BT’s technologies deliver innovative solutions to meet his customers’ business challenges and needs.
He works with local government bodies, universities, housing and health organisations across the UK to help them make their digital transformation a success. He is a great believer in innovation and technology as enablers for positive change. His other interests include smart cities, IoT and he passionately advocates for greater tech literacy for future generations.
Isabela has worked with major corporates to deliver impactful innovation through the combination of customer and business insight, brand strategy and the development of valuable collaborations. She is currently the Global Head of Business Innovation in the Innovation team at Telefonica.
Alan W. Brown is Professor in Digital Economy at the University of Exeter Business School where he helped to found the London-based Initiative in Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX). Alan’s research is focused on agile approaches to business transformation, and the relationship between technology innovation and business innovation in today’s rapidly-evolving digital economy. Working across both academia and industry, Alan has published 5 books and numerous papers on software engineering, systems design, and digital business transformation. He was also recently named in the apolitical.co 2018 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government.
Lubna is an internationally known executive, systems designer and industry expert recognized for her unique blend of foresight and delivery in high growth markets. As a futurist who inspires new thinking and disruptive business models, she created and writes about the Allternet -a visionary manifesto. Her industry positions include founding Secretary of the Open Trust Protocol Alliance , Co-chair of the prpl Foundation Marketing Council and AIOTI member representative. Her board and advisory experiences include MusicTechFest, AEC Hackathon, NYC Seed Fund, Springboard Enterprises, and is a Visiting Scholar at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. She is also co-founder of Futuristas, and is driven by the desire to create a transparent, agnostic and symbiotic economy.
Tony is an executive director with over 25 years of experience in investment, innovation and high growth, bringing digital and transformation skills to any board.
He has worked in sectors including venture capital, health, finance, digital fabrication, media, mobile, sport and education. His attention is currently focused on AI, voice, ethics, blockchain and cryptocurrency
Tony remains passionate about highly disruptive technology which has the capability of scaling fast and is at an early stage. He brings professional working knowledge and experience of raising funding as a founder and adviser, funding growth companies as a partner and general partner of funds and representing corporates in M&A transactions.
In addition to speaking at over 200 events and conferences on innovation, entrepreneurship, digital trends and early stage growth, he has authored and published three books. He is a visiting Fellow at Henley Business School for entrepreneurship and innovation, and an EC expert for Big Data.
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.
Paul Frampton Calero is the CEO of travel tech startup Tink Labs. He was previously the UK & Ireland CEO of Havas Media Group where he oversaw a £100m business with 900 staff including 10 operating companies with a focus on media, digital marketing, creative development, experiential, consulting and data/analytics. He led the acquisition of 3 businesses ranging from insight & trends to data and technology consulting to entertainment. Paul was also one of the early pioneers of digital marketing.
He is an active supporter of the start-up community and is an NED and mentor to some of the leading lights of the entrepreneurial space as well as Chair of Big Youth Group, an organisation designed to improve the odds for young people.
He is a passionate ambassador for diversity and inclusion, an advisor for Women in Marketing and was recently one of just 30 men listed in Management Today’s Male Agents of Change alongside the CEO’s of EE and Diageo.
Paul is an influencer on both Twitter and Linkedin with other 23,000 folllowers. He was listed in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Brand Builders 2016, voted the 5th most influential person in UK Digital in The Drum’s Digerati league and gifted the Lifetime Achievement award by Twitter.
Kamales Lardi is a digital business transformation strategist and dynamic keynote speaker. She helps companies leverage digital disruption to create new opportunities for business and generate revenue. Kamales is also a published author, lecturer, mentor to entrepreneurs and member of the MBA Advisory Board at Durham University, UK. She is also a start-up mentor with F10 Accelerator & Incubator, sponsored by the SIX Group Swiss Stock Exchange and was awardee of the 2017 Women in Fintech Powerlist by Innovate Finance, UK.
Nicholas D. Evans FBCS is the Founder of Innovators360 and Thinkers360 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.
Koen Kas is professor of Oncology at Ghent University, BE. He chairs the scientific committee of the European Cancer Prevention Org & serves on the Advisory Board of 7 pioneering healthcare companies. He is Editor of the mHealth Journal and founding CEO of HealthSkouts & InBioVeritas & Partner at HealthStartup.eu. An expert combining Real World data with design & business model innovations into novel experiences redefining Health
Jonathan Carrier is an expert on disruptive innovation and business strategy with both corporates and startups. He specialises in smart transportation, how the automotive industry is being reshaped by autonomous, connected, electric and shared mobility, including flying cars. He is a Non-exec Director, advisor and mentor to startups and corporates.
Minter Dial is a professional speaker, author, filmmaker & consultant on Branding and Digital Strategy. Minter has given over 500 talks and seminars to audiences in five continents about topics ranging from new tech trends to digital strategy and leadership in the digital era.
Minter’s core strength is making brand and digital strategies come to life through his experiential activation programs. He’s the author and producer of the award-winning book and WWII documentary film, The Last Ring Home, which aired nationally on PBS in North America and History Channel in Australia and NZ. See the trailer: http://youtu.be/o4o1DPHrfF8.
His second book, Futureproof, How To Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption (Pearson / FT) co-written with Caleb Storkey, won the Business Book Award 2018. His latest book, Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence, has been shortlisted for the Business Book Awards 2019.
He is based out of Paris and London, and is able to deliver speeches in English, French and, with due preparation, in Spanish.
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
Andrew Gaule is CEO of Aimava and Founder of UpStarts4StartUps.
Throughout his career he has been implementing technology and business change. He has been a senior commercial and business manager in Unilever and part of the ‘future leader program’.
From the late 1990s Andrew has been leading innovation and strategic change projects with global corporate venture units, advising on spin outs, investments and partnerships.
Andrew has been the founder and leader of a number of businesses in tech change, corporate venturing, new online travel products and new retail propositions. He has worked and travelled extensively in China and USA, as well as being based in Europe.
Andrew’s latest book is ‘Purpose to Performance – Innovative New Value Chains’. Testimonials and reviews of the book from board members of leading global organisations are on Amazon.
Andrew is also an early stage investor in a number of tech start ups. Andrew has an economics degree from St John’s College, Cambridge, is a qualified chartered management accountant and gained his MBA at Henley Business School. He is visiting fellow and Chair of the Business and Technology SIG at Henley Business School.
Andrew is a husband and proud dad of two daughters.
Raphy is the Behavioural Design Manager at Cowry Consulting, specialising in perceptual psychology and design. Her Psychology degree from the University of York focused on how changes in perceptual cues can nudge consumer behaviour in the retail environment. Raphy utilises her skills to transform business concepts into effective, behavioural interventions that change behaviour.
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.
David Allison is the author of We Are All the Same Age Now. He began working in advertising agencies in 1985 and helped motivate audiences for some of the world’s largest brands. Today, his company creates custom Valuegraphics Profiles from the ever-evolving Valuegraphics Database, and consults with organizations who are interested in the full scope of what Valuegraphics can tell them about audiences they want to motivate.
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’.
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.
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 Ospina is an organization designer, founder of Conductal, and a visiting lecturer at Said Business School, Oxford University. He is a frequent speaker on platforms such as TEDx and Tech Open Air, a contributor for Harvard Business Review, and in a previous life was a chef.
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu is a Public Health Registrar and Co-founder of Cera, a multi-award winning technology-enabled homecare provider transforming social care. He advised the CEO of NHS England on £100 billion of health spending for three years, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) which benefitted 3 million people in its first six months.
Cera was launched in November 2016, and uses digital and artificial intelligence to match patients with in-home health-care professionals. Through Cera’s matching algorithm and automated scheduling systems, it is able respond to enquiries within the hour, and in 96% of cases start care within 24 hours if requested.
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”.
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.
Zach Obront is the co-founder of Scribe Media and Scribe Writing where he helps busy entrepreneurs and professionals write and publish their books. He’s also the author of The Book In A Box Method, a step-by-step guide to exactly how to go from idea to published book.
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.
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.
Alastair is PA Consulting’s expert on the deployment of innovative new information technologies to achieve disruptive business transformations.
He has over thirty years’ experience with large scale IT implementation and transformation programmes. This has included defining, running and operating IT modernisation programmes for a wider variety of Blue Chip organisations; these experiences range from deploying Expert Systems to run oil pipelines in the 1990s, through to the early cloud computing deployments for global pharmaceutical companies in the 2010s, and more latterly with defining strategies to help financial regulators take advantage of artificial intelligence’s ability to analyse massive data sets on the cloud.
Alastair’s insights are widely respected within the IT industry and he is frequently quoted within the press on topics such as cloud computing, AI and Blockchain.
Katz Kiely, Founder and CEO of Kiely & Co. She is a digital pioneer and serial entrepreneur who has designed and led digital transformation and culture change projects for some of the world’s most complex and risk averse organisations. She built the world’s first open innovation platform for HP, re-architected the way a UN agency did business and delivered a ground-breaking project with Intel that connected mobiles, big screens and data to change behaviour.
She judges for digital awards, writes for b2b publications and has shared her passion and experience at conferences including SXSW, TEDx and IBC. Katz also works with global political leaders to address some of the world’s most pressing social challenges including employment, education, health and digital inclusion.
She is an invited member of Vint Cerf’s I4J Global Leadership and a proud ambassador for the Burning Man Foundation.
Kiely & Co. is building BEEP (Behavioural Enterprise Engagement Platform), a ground-breaking software toolkit that enables continuous improvement, distributed decision-making and people powered transformation.
Tariq is a co-founder of Machinable where he helps clients keep abreast of the latest developments in machine learning research.
Tariq has spent his management consulting career leading strategy and performance improvement engagements in areas where new technologies have had a major impact (in mobile telecoms, payments, digital advisory) and/or in highly analytical domains (e.g. quantitative risk management).
He recently complemented his DPhil in Physics from Oxford with an MSc in Machine Learning from UCL.
Matt is an experienced recruitment and inclusion consultant and a Co-Founder of The Ocean Partnership. He is a proponent of teams with cognitive diversity. He constantly seeks ways to challenge bias and micro inequities in the workplace and believes that everyone should be given an opportunity regardless of their background. Empowerment is therefore a key competent of his DNA.
Matt helps companies make sense of diversity through promoting the power of thought diversity and collective difference. Matt is also the Project Founder of LGBT Great – an initiative to role model and attract 1000 LGBT people for the investments industry.
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Beth is the Marketing Lead at CitizenMe. She is a journalism graduate, but opted for a career in marketing rather than magazines and has experience working in the travel and education sectors as well as in agencies. Nowadays, she is focused on promoting the values of CitizenMe, a company that encourage ethical personal data exchanges and increased data privacy.
Angela Bates leads Developer Ecosystems programmes in the UK and Ireland for one of the largest, global technology brands in the world, IBM. Born to a family of entrepreneurs and co-founder of two small businesses, she has been at the forefront of disruption projects that i enable corporate-startup collaboration, build trust and respect with technical influencers and nurture new digital routes to market.
Sam is Senior Vice President responsible for Guinness World Records’ global brand strategy, new product development, strategic partnerships and also heads up the innovation division, The Records Lab.
She develops creative campaigns with top agencies and brands all over the world to take the world’s best known brands to new, record-breaking heights!
Her favourite moments over the years have included presenting Michael Jackson with his certificates, meeting the Queen and sharing the lawn at the White House with Michelle Obama.
Sam is an experienced keynote speaker and in the last 12 months has delivered sessions at various prestigious industry events including Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia, Festival of Marketing, Chief Marketing Officer Europe Summit, Chief Strategy Officer Summit New York, and the China International Advertising Festival.
She is also a regular on judging panels and sits on the jury for the European Sponsorship Awards, UK Public Service Sector Awards, PR Moment Awards, PRCA Awards and the Brand Film Festival.
Dr Benny Cheung completed a PhD and a two-year research fellowship in behavioural science at the University of Cambridge before joining Dectech in 2005.
His areas of commercial expertise include retail, energy, financial services, advertising and telecommunications.
He also heads the firm’s Brand Practice and personally oversees all related client accounts and internal R&D initiatives.
Greg Larkin is the author of This Might Get Me Fired. He has built more than thirty digital products, generating millions in revenue for companies like Google, PWC, Nestle, and Bloomberg, as well as start-ups. In 2015, Greg launched his own consultancy, Bowery315, as part of his mission to help more good products enter the world.
Greg is the author of This Might Get Me Fired – https://www.amazon.com/This-Might-Get-Fired-Entrepreneurial-ebook/dp/B07C9S9DBJ/
Jamie Griffiths is a writer and editor focusing on how technological innovation is transforming society, culture, politics, economics and the environment. He writes regularly for creative and technology group, The Panoply, and Manifesto, an award-winning agency.
Heather Hanson Wickman, PhD, is the author of The Evolved Executive: The Future of Work is Love in Action.
After successfully climbing the corporate ladder in healthcare, she charting a new path to support senior leaders in evolving their leadership and building soulful organisations. She specializes in organisational change and executive coaching, through which she has coached leaders on evolved business practices, deep self-awareness, and leadership development. Find out more at UntetheredConsulting.com.
Liam heads Innovation at The Baobab Network – Africa’s Social Impact Technology Accelerator – finding new and exciting ways to connect large corporates with tech start-ups across Africa to address some of the biggest social and economic issues across the continent.
After a career spanning two decades in marketing services and marketing technology, including analytics software and consulting services, James is now the founder and CEO of MeasureMatch, a fast-growing, on-demand, professional services marketplace platform. MeasureMatch are answering the current and future global need for faster, simpler and more cost-effective resourcing of talent. But, perhaps more importantly, we are helping ambitious businesses get more work done fast.
Rioch Edwards-Brown is the Founder of So You Wanna Be In TV? a grass roots social enterprise set up after her son was shot and stabbed while in school and addresses the skills gap and lack of diversity in TV. Rioch has diversified in a range of sectors including tech, So You Wanna Be In Tech? was launched in 2016. Sponsors include, The Guardian, Tech London Advocates, Procurious, Sony Pictures Television, BT Sport, ITV and MIPCOM. Rioch has extensive experience engaging diverse Gen Y & Gen Z talent, future proofing FTSE100 and Fortune500 brands in the TV, tech and creative industries. A Diversity, Gen Y & Gen Z Expert, Rioch was named UK Changemakers by London Tech Week 2018, One of 50 Most Influential Women In UK Tech 2017, she also won a Propeller TV (UK & China) Award for Innovation, the ‘Hero Of The Year’ at the European Diversity Awards and Entrepreneur Of Excellence at the UK National Diversity Awards. Over 2,800 diverse and disadvantaged young Londoners have benefitted and 68% of those mentored entered the industry. She is a member of TLA CreateTech and TLA Edtech with over 100 media appearances with the BBC, ITV, Sky and printed press.
Jasmine Eskenzi is a Content Creator and Ecosystem Manager at Collider Health, a health innovation engine that works with corporates, government, start-ups, third sector and investors to accelerate innovation and transform health with sustainable impact at scale. Jasmine has a huge passion for investigating emerging disruptive technologies and assessing their potential impacts and powerful implications for society and for the future.
Jeff Kavanaugh is a senior partner at Infosys, one of the world’s largest consulting firms. Jeff leads its automotive and industrial manufacturing consulting practice. With more than 25 years of industry experience, he has advised many of the world’s leading manufacturers and high-tech companies.
Beyond his client responsibilities, Jeff serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also on the board of the Institute of Business Analytics at Indiana University and the Marketing Analytics Board at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Besides a consultant, Jeff is a teacher, history buff, and tennis player. He grew up as a farmer and proud Indiana Hoosier, and has lived for many years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Jeff writes at JeffKavanaugh.net, and you can follow his insights on Twitter at @jeffkav.
Kim Atherton is Chief People Officer at OVO. She has and has overseen rapid employee growth from 100 – 1,600 employees and taken the business from 172nd to 20th in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work. Prior to OVO she was a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, consulting globally with organisations including HSBC, Virgin Atlantic and Novartis.
Kip Boyle is founder and CEO of Cyber Risk Opportunities, whose mission is to enable executives to become more proficient cyber risk managers.
His customers have included the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, Boeing, Visa, Intuit, Mitsubishi, DuPont, and many others.
A cybersecurity expert since 1992, he was previously the director of wide area network security for the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor program and a senior consultant for Stanford Research Institute (SRI).
Matthew Yeomans has 25 years experience working as a writer, editor and communications consultant. He is the author of the upcoming book: Trust Inc. – How Business Gains Respect in a Social Media Age. He founded the consultancy, Sustainly, and has worked with clients including PwC, HSBC, Nike, BASF, Lloyds Banking Group and many others. He is the author of three other books and has contributed to many publications including: Time, The New York Times, National Geographic, Ad Age, Fortune, The Industry Standard, The Guardian Sustainable Business and Wired.
Nir Kaldero’s profound understanding of data science has made him one of the world’s foremost trainers of high-impact, C-Suite executives in how to transform their organisations into robust, data-driven corporations. In addition to his work at some of the world’s largest international corporations, Kaldero wrote the bestselling book Data Science for Executives, created GalvanizeU’s graduate program in Data Science, serves as a Google expert/mentor and IBM Champion.
Michael Silverman is a psychologist and opinion research specialist, with a focus on social collective intelligence. He has worked in academia and commercial research as well as working in-house at Unilever as Head of Employee Insight before establishing Silverman Research in 2010.
Max Willson is a Senior Research Consultant at Crowdoscope helping organisations such as Unilever, EDF Energy and Marks and Spencer gain valuable insights into their organisation through harnessing the power of social collective intelligence.
Creative Entrepreneur & Founder, Inbot/InToken working in Emotional & Artificial Intelligence & Cryptocurrencies. Inbot offers human opportunity in the age of artificial intelligence.
Our People Graph AI maps trust between people, and finds the best person to make an intro to the decision maker you want to do business with. With millions of contacts mapped against millions of data points, it helps businesses scale without losing trust.
Inbot Ambassador is a global community that helps B2B companies grow with introductions. In terms of building trust, nothing beats introduction from a trusted acquaintance or friend. With us, you will discover who knows your customers the best, and we help you get connected.
Oliver Hansard is VP Sales EMEA for 4C Insights. Having previous worked for Liberty Global where he was responsible for developing and launching the cross platform video insights tool, Liberty Insights.
4C Insights is global marketing technology company that delivers a unified platform for audience discovery, media execution, and performance analysis. Leading brands, global agencies, and media owners trust the Scope by 4C™ platform to identify their most valuable audiences and reach them across channels and devices. With nearly $2 billion in annualized advertising spend running through Scope, 4C enables self-service activation on Amazon, Apple News, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, NBCUniversal, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Twitter as well as TV synced ads via display, search, social, and video.
The company also provides paid, earned, and owned media analytics leveraging its Teletrax™ television monitoring network which detects over 400 million TV asset airings on an annual basis. Founded in 2011 and based in Chicago, 4C has staff in 16 worldwide locations across the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and the Philippines.
Richard Coughlin is a business design and transformation specialist in the financial services team at PA Consulting. He leads PA’s private equity consulting work and has over 20 years’ experience in designing high-performing businesses in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia.
Richard leads PA Consulting’s work in Financial Crime and Tax Evasion compliance, and is a recognised expert in all aspects of global Financial Crime and Tax Evasion legislation. He has led or advised major Financial Crime change activities for many of the world’s largest banks, insurers and asset managers and is a Skilled Person under the FCA’s Financial Crime Lot.
He has led over 50 major Financial Crime assignments in recent years, from new technology development to change delivery to compliance assessments. Richard has led Financial Crime compliance activities in over 20 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and is able to provide international best practice alongside local regulatory insight.
Most recently, Richard led PA’s new report in financial crime – Partners Against Crime. Richard interviewed heads of financial crime, CROs, MLROs across the private sectors, alongside senior figures from regulators, government bodies, RegTech and FinTech companies, giving him clear insight into current industry best practice. He was also asked to speak at the most recent international FATF forum on the future of Financial Crime alongside the UK’s delegation, with both HMT and the FCA.
Following an undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Ziba was drawn to business and spent time working in organisational effectiveness at Bank of New York Mellon.
Currently, Ziba is the Head of Core Consulting at Cowry, a Behavioural Economics Consultancy. At Cowry Consulting, she leads the ‘Pilots and Programmes’ for clients, such as Aegon, Fidelity, Sky and Tesco.
Ziba spends the majority of her time identifying cognitive friction in the current customer journeys to help inform the creative process within Cowry at the key Design stage.