Meet our Team
John is a serial entrepreneur with 4 startups and 4 exits behind him. He was Chair of Thomas Cook’s Digital Advisory Board to 2013, author on a book on disrupted technology, iDisrupted, and is an active investor in early stage start-ups. He is a NED for Provident Financial plc since Jan 2017 and a current Senior Advisor to Mckinsey and Company.
For a summary of John’s recent speech on disruptive technology see this Youtube video.
John is an “outstanding and inspiring” public speaker on disruptive technology, startups and technomics.
For public speaking enquries please contact Speakers Corner at [email protected]
Rob brings 18 years experience launching and running media businesses in the technology sector. Prior to D/SRUPTION Rob was commercial director on the respected industry title, Internet Retailing, for 10 years, after launching it and growing it to become an invaluable powerhouse of events, shows, awards, research and resources for digital retailers. Rob is motivated by bringing together industry experts to push boundaries of knowledge, and disseminating game-changing technological insight to the business community.
Tania worked for media owners such as Marketing Magazine, Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard before moving into marketing consultancy across a wide range of industry sectors. Her interest in digital transformation and technologies lead her to founding and selling a disruptive eCommerce business, and heading up marketing for tech startups such as FutureLearn. She has an MBA from Ashridge and a Diploma in Digital Business from the Academy of Digital Business Leaders.
Kev’s focus is on design, innovation, culture, technology, and disruption and their impact on business, society, and life. An experienced design thinker, creative director, writer and editor, he helps our contributors shape their work and our team devise new projects. He is often found talking about things like – design, creativity, innovation, futures thinking, language, context, culture, advertising, communication, experiential design, behavioural economics, brands, identity and the power of knowledge sharing to effect positive change.
Laura is a researcher and writer who began working with D/SRUPTION as an intern in 2015. She has written for a number of publications including technology blog Mind the Horizon, and was News Editor of student magazine The Yorker. She studied BA History at the University of York.
Sarah studied Philosophy and French at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford. She has a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University, and recently completed the MA in Medieval Studies at the University of York. A copy writer and content editor, she previously held a Marketing role for a Sports Insurance business.
I’m a UX/UI Designer with over 13 years experience designing easy-to-use yet modern interfaces for information-rich driven websites from start to finish by Wireframing, prototyping and designing new landing pages, apps and websites.
My primary role is to assist in the development of web and mobile based projects for publishers.
I have had various different roles in IT over the years and the majority of my current day technical expertise is in web programming and infrastructure management.