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Apr 29 2016

Neal Fullerton

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Highly Engaging and Sought After Presenter Using “Music to Motivate”

Neal FullertonNeal Fullerton is passionate about the power of music to engage us. He has spoken at hundreds of conferences throughout Scandinavia and his dynamic interactive musical sessions are a powerful metaphor to explore teamwork. Using the simplest of musical instruments – (tuned plastic tubes called “Boomwhackers”) handed out to each member of the audience – Neal can get 500 people working together to play Beethoven’s 9th symphony.

“A unique and highly interactive musician”


In detail

Neal brings to his talks a wealth of very diverse experience. His journey has led him from the Royal College of Music, to music therapy and then real-world experience as a musician and entertainer. Along the way he has also run successful sales teams with several international blue-chip companies in the UK such as Pilkington and Bausch & Lomb. In Scandinavia he has developed and taught international courses on business presentation skills for major oil companies such as ConocoPhillips and Statoil. This combination of experience in entertainment, business and communication makes for a very compelling speaker.


What he offers you

Neal’s interactive musical sessions will give any companies a tremendous boost of positive energy and vividly remind them of what can be done with effective teamwork. He will transform the “audience” into “participants”, actively engaged in the session. This atmosphere of engagement and participation can also spread to benefit the entire conference.


How he presents

Audiences enjoy Neal’s passion, sense of humour and his genuine pleasure at sharing his knowledge. He presents in an entertaining way using music as a metaphor for teamwork and demonstrates how the skills needed to play music together are also transferrable to working together.

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Apr 27 2016

Joseph Coughlin

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Director of MIT AgeLab

Joseph CoughlinJoseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D. is Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. Author of more than 100 publications, he teaches policy and systems innovation in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning as well as the Sloan School of Management Executive Education Program. He is author of the on-line publication Disruptive Demographics, a regular contributor to Wall Street Journal MarketWatch, he is one of Fast Company Magazine’s ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’.

“One of “12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement and how we will all live, work and play tomorrow.”
Wall Street Journal


In detail

Joseph is a Behavioral Sciences Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fellow of Switzerland’s World Demographics and Ageing Forum advising and speaking to businesses, governments and non-profits worldwide. He was appointed by President Bush to the White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee. Coughlin has worked with governments in Asia and the EU, the World Economic Forum, OECD, and the Council on Foreign Relations on demographic change, technology and strategic advantage. Prior to MIT he was with EG&G a Fortune 1000 science & technology firm consulting to business and government worldwide.


What he offers you

Joseph Coughlinoffers audiences insights on how demographic change, technology, social trends and consumer behaviour will converge to drive future innovations in business and government.


How he presents

A sought after speaker with an innate ability to simplify and clearly articulate complex ideas and concepts, Joseph captivates any audience in seconds.

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Apr 25 2016

Andy Lopata

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Business Networking Strategist

Andy LopataAndy Lopata is a business networking strategist who works with companies on how to use networking tools to develop their businesses. Networking is not just about sales. Whether for lead generation, breaking down silos internally, recruitment and retention of top staff or developing future leaders, networks and collaboration have a key role to play. He has a regular blog in The Huffington Post and has been quoted in national press, including The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian.

“A master of networking” The Independent


In detail

For eight years, Andy was Managing Director of one of the UK’s leading referral-focused networking groups with over 2,000 member companies. Since then, he has worked with companies from one-man bands to global names such as NatWest Bank, Merrill Lynch and Mastercard to help them realise the full potential from their networking. He is a Fellow and a former Vice-President of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM) and the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI).


What he offers you

Andy believes that networking is a vital tool in business from sales generation to career development. By knowing why you are networking and what you want to achieve, it is possible to plan accordingly and get great, measurable results. In his presentations, heexplains how to recognise that role and put the strategy and skills in place to leverage it.


How he presents

Andy’s unique approach and style of speaking will keep you informed and engaged throughout. You will come away with a wealth of information and ideas on which to build, which continued support if needed.

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Apr 22 2016

Shane Warne

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Former Australian International Cricketer

Shane WarneShane Warne is widely regarded as one of the finest leg spin bowlers in the history of cricket. Shane Warne’s knowledge of the game is second to none. He’s a talented broadcaster, his unique perspective adding to any cricket coverage. He knows what the next move should be, understands the foibles of the pitch, the weather and the circumstances of the game. In 2004, he launched the Shane Warne Foundation, dedicating time and resources to help seriously ill and underprivileged children.


“The Sultan of Spin”


In detail

Shane Warne played his first Test match in 1992 and his 708 wickets was the record until 2007 for the most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket. He took over 1000 international wickets (in Tests and One-Day Internationals). In 2008 he announced his retirement from playing first-class cricket. He was captain of Hampshire for three seasons, from 2005 to 2007. In March 2008, Warne signed to play in the Indian Premier League for the Jaipur team, Rajasthan Royals in the first edition of the tournament, where he played the roles of both captain and coach.


What he offers you

Shane Warne revolutionised cricket thinking with his mastery of leg spin, which many cricket followers had come to regard as a dying art due to its immense difficulty of execution. After dinner, Shane reflects on his career, from the ball that announced his arrival on the world stage.


How he presents

As one of Australia’s greatest cricketers Shane Warne style, character and sense of humour will make any event unforgettable. Shane Warne is a national hero in Australia, on and off the cricket field. The smile is omnipresent and there is still always a twinkle in the eye.

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Apr 20 2016

Professor Andrew Scott

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Professor of Economics, London Business School

Andrew ScottAndrew Scott is a renowned global macroeconomist with decades of experience as an academic, policy maker and public speaker. He is Professor of Economics at London Business School and formerly of Harvard, LSE and Oxford University. He served on the board and was Chair of Risk at the Financial Services Authority and has served as an advisor to a range of politicians, finance ministries and central banks. Between 2005 and 2014 he was Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius and a Non Executive Director of the State Bank of Mauritius.

“A renowned expert on global competitive environment”


In detail

More recently, Andrew is working with his colleague Lynda Gratton on a forthcoming book “The Hundred Year Life”. Growing life expectancy over several decades now means that babies born in the West have a reasonable life expectancy of more than 100 and all of us are living substantially longer than our parents. Andrew and Lynda argue that the result is a massive change in how we live our life that will transform society and our working careers and lead to major shifts in how corporates interact with their employees. The implications for individuals, firms, markets, governments and above all society are transformational and are already beginning to manifest themselves.


What he offers you

Andrew talks about short as well as long run factors that transform the economy and financial markets and their implications for firms and consumers. Whether it be the short run impact of interest rates and exchange rates in US, Europe or China or emerging markets in general or how regulation, shifting economic geography and sustainability are rewriting the business environment, Andrew, in an engaging way, makes his audiences aware of current trends.


How he presents

A prize winning speaker, as well as researcher, he focuses on making accessible what is happening in the economy and how it is likely to affect you.

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Apr 18 2016

Rajat Paharia

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Founder of Bunchball & Father of Gamification

Rajat PahariaRajat Paharia is a New York Times bestselling author and is widely recognised as the father of gamification. He created the gamification industry in 2007 as the founder and Chief Product Officer at Bunchball, the company that launched both the social gaming and gamification industries. The company has been recognized as an industry leader and innovator by Fast Company, TechCrunch, MSNBC, Forbes and many others.

“Rajat is a pioneer and successful practitioner of the arts and sciences of gamification”


In detail

Before funding Bunchball, Rajat was an Interaction Designer and then Practice Lead at world renowned innovation and design firm IDEO where he did everything from human factors, interaction design and software prototyping to organisational change and innovation training. Rajat earned a master’s degree in Computer Science with a focus on Human Interaction from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree from Berkeley. He is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller ‘Loyalty 3.0’.


What he offers you

With years of experience as an engineer, designer and start-up executive, Rajat has parlayed his unique understanding of technology and design, along with his natural ability to recognise patterns, into the creation of a company whose marked defining solutions have helped engage customers and motivate employees of companies around the globe.


How he presents

A sought after speaker with an innate ability to simplify and clearly articulate complex ideas and concepts, Rajat captivates any audience in seconds.

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Apr 15 2016

Simon Biltcliffe

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Founder and CEO Webmart

Simon BiltcliffeSimon Biltcliffe is the founder and MD of leading print services company Webmart. The keys to Webmart’s business model success are the award-winning software that Simon developed, his passion for business and a rage against social injustice. Webmart’s turnover now exceeds £30 million a year and is shared among his team and with the less fortunate through The Webmart Charitable Trust. In addition, in 2015 he joined Printelligence Network as Executive Chairman.

“An unconventional business creator”


In detail

Simon’s philosophy is somewhat unconventional. He puts the company success down to recruiting the very best people in their fields believing in the more you give, the more you get back. Each employee receives as much training, mentoring and support as he or she wants or needs. In addition, Webmart have set up a business school in Ethiopia. Simon is also Chairman of History Today magazine, he is business Advisor at Barnsley Economic Partnership and sits on the advisory board at Oxford Brookes University.


What he offers you

A winner of the UK Institute of Directors Director of the Year award, Simon is acknowledged as an outstanding business creator and thought-provoking imparter of commercial wisdom. He advises decision makers on what makes a successful business.


How he presents

His intuition and unconventional thinking have made Simon Biltcliffe one of the UK’s most successful business men and one of the most sought after business speakers.

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Apr 13 2016

Andreas Ekström

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Futurist and Commentator on the Digital Revolution

Andreas EkströmAndreas Ekström is an author, columnist and commentator on the digital revolution. He focuses on the topic, seen from the role of a futurist and looking at all disciplines of society. He writes regularly for the Swedish daily newspaper Sydsvenskan on the online world, media and digital equality. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books and in his acclaimed book ‘The Google Code’ he turned his journalistic curiosity towards the increasing influence of Google in our society.


“One of the most sought-after futurists”


In detail

Andreas looks at a company that has become culturally, technologically and commercially one of the most important ever. He focuses his journalistic instincts on the good and the bad of a company that dominates internet search and considers what organisations can learn and made a study – its beginnings, the organisational culture, its rise to dominance and its constant evolution into new areas. He looks into how the company has changed to meet new user demands, its gathering of data, its design and technology strategies. Andreas was a TEDx speaker in 2013 and 2015.


What he offers you

In his presentations Andreas analyses how the digital revolution affects people, business and public life and helps decision makers to understand the tech world from a human perspective.


How he presents

Andreas’ presentations are always tailor made and thoroughly prepared with each client.

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Apr 11 2016

Wolfgang Dorst

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Digital & Industry 4.0 Expert

Wolfgang DorstWolfgang Dorst is Head of Department “Industrie 4.0” at BITKOM, Germany’s leading digital association which represents over 2000 companies in the digital economy including 300 start-ups and almost all global players. With over 30 years experience in IT and the communication sector, Wolfgang is a leading advisor to global decision makers from a wide range of businesses.

“Leading expert on digital and Industry 4.0”


In detail

He is co-founder of the German Engineering Federation, a previous initiative to BITKOM. For more than 10 years Wolfgang was a member of the Industry 4.0 Research Group of the German Government where he was responsible for the market development of strategic projects within the ICT industry. Most recently he led projects of technological and political regulations and coordinated activities in the energy and the public sector with a long-term focus on healthcare. In addition, Wolfgang held leadership positions at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Cisco and was fundamental at IT-Summits organised by the German Government.


What he offers you

In his presentations Wolfgang Dorst analyses IT related issues and how digital affects people, business and public life. He gives useful insights into the digital marketplace which is of immense interest for decision makers from all fields.


How he presents

An eloquent speaker and highly respected expert, Wolfgang Dorst provides eye-opening knowledge which makes him a sought after commentator at national and international conferences.

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Apr 08 2016

Alpesh Patel

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Market Guru and Global Entrepreneur

Ash PalAlpesh Patel is a barrister, broadcaster and asset manager who reaches 280 million viewers through his newspaper review on the BBC, discussing politics, economics and social issues from the Arab Spring to US and Chinese elections. He has been appointed as Dealmaker for the British Government covering India and China. His role is to find the most innovative technologies, from cybersecurity and cleantech to mobile apps and healthcare, and help the companies of outstanding entrepreneurs go global.

“The UK’s best known internet trader”


In detail

Alpesh was appointed by the Foreign Secretary as the youngest member of the UK-India Roundtable to examine ways of improving bilateral relations between the two countries and report directly to the Prime Minister. His role was to advocate creative solutions from areas of academic exchanges to bilateral trade to tourism. He has written for the Financial Times since 1999, and provided regular market views for Barclays, Merrill Lynch and HSBC, as well as investment talks for American Express and Goldman Sachs He is a former Visiting Fellow in Business of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and a trustee of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.


What he offers you

In his presentations Alpesh Patel combines practical wisdom with academic insights. What makes Patel special is not just his insightful observations of social and economic trends, but the engrossing way he presents them.


How he presents

Alpesh is an accomplished speaker, gauging his audience perfectly which makes him an extremely engaging speaker, bringing his audience with him every step of the way. He comes across as charismatic and knowledgeable with a relaxed style to his lively and entertaining talks.

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