Aug 25 2017

Fabian Westerheide

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Entrepreneur and investor for Artificial Intelligence

Fabian WesterheideFabian Westerheide delivers inspiring and passionate key-note speeches on the world of Artificial Intelligence. As an en-trepreneur of the digital industry, author and investor, Fabian Westerheide is involved in over 40 companies. Furthermore, he is the organizer of the biggest Conference of Artificial Intelli-gence “Rise of AI”, coordinator for Artificial Intelligence at the Federal Association of German Start-Ups (Bundesverband deutscher Start-Ups) and Ex-pert for Artificial Intelligence for the Bundestag.

“AI may be the ultimate invention of humanity”


In detail

In addition to several TEDx lec-tures and presentations at in-ternational technology confe-rences, Fabian Westerheide regularly talks about the status, the development and the future with Artificial Intelligence for companies like Daimler, Micro-soft, Audi, Commerzbank, Tele-kom; Parties and foundations. Artificial Intelligence offers op-portunities and challenges for companies, education, politics and society. It affects us all and needs to be understood and discussed in time.


What he offers you

Fabian understands why Artificial Intelligence becomes (again) re-levant today. He defines AI and gives a comprehensive overview of the current state of technology. Afterwards, Fabian Westerheide discusses further questions, be-fore he finally gives an outlook on trends and developments of artifi-cial intelligence.


How he presents

Fabian speaks thrilling and em-bodies the seriousness of a per-son whose daily work consists of artificial intelligence at the same time. He sets a high pace, ex-plains also complex contexts in a comprehensive way and encou-rages his listeners to reflect and think about AI as it is about to be-come more and more an element of our daily (work) life.

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Aug 23 2017

John Pomfret

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Award-Winning Journalist

John PomfretJohn Pomfret is an award-winning journalist and writer who has divided his time between the US, China, Europe, Africa and the Middle East since the 1980s. He has been a foreign correspondent for fifteen years. He currently is the editor of the Post’s Outlook section and is the newspaper’s expert on immigration.

“Renowned expert on China and immigration”


In detail

John was one of the first American students to study in China following the Sino-American rapprochement and he has been a correspondent in China for the Associated Press and The Washington Post, from the late 1980s until the early 2000s.He has won numerous journalism awards for his work in China and in Washington. For the past five years, John has devoted himself to the first narrative history of America’s relationship with China from the 18th century until the present day. He is the author of the 2006 best-seller, ‘Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China’. Selected as one of the best books of the year 2006 by The Washington Post, ‘Chinese Lessons’ won the prestigious Shorenstein Prize for Coverage of Asia in 2007 and was a finalist for the 2007 Kiriyama Prize.


What he offers you

John puts vivid human faces on the complex changes overtaking China. He offers audiences unrivalled familiarity with all aspects of the new China, from its social life and politics to the meteoric emergence of its business community and market economy.


How he presents

John is a relaxed, engaging and articulate speaker. He tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience.

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Aug 21 2017

Brittany Bir

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Chief Operations Officerat 42 USA

Brittany BirBrittany Bir runs a coding college which operates without teachers or lectures. New coding colleges have ditched the lecture in favour of peer-to-peer learning and project-based learning, in which students work together on real-world projects like building a website or a computer game.

“42 – The Tuition Free University”


In detail

Brittany grew up in Temecula, California. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Global Studies from California State University, Monterey Bay before completing a Master’s degree in European Studies at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, France. Simultaneously working as an English conversational professor and administrative assistant in The Paris Graduate School of Digital Innovation, she discovered a passion for coding.Immediately intrigued by 42’s innovative pedagogy, she completed the program along with the first, incoming, graduating class in Paris, France.42’s name is a reference to the science fiction book ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ written by British author Douglas Adams: in the book 42 is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.


What she offers you

Brittany says 42’s graduates will be better able to work with others and discuss and defend their ideas – an important skill in the “real world'” of work.This is particularly important in computer programming, where individuals are notorious for lacking certain human skills.


How she presents

Brittany has participated in numerous speaking opportunities, through different conferences, events and press relations such as the Reimagine Education Conference and recently the 10 Aniversario de Plan Ceibal in Uruguayon 42’s role in the Maker Culture, with regards to hands on learning curriculums.

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Aug 18 2017

Lois Pryce

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Travel Writer, Journalist & Founder of Adventure Travel Film Festival

Lois PryceLois Pryce is an author, public speaker and journalist who has written for the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, New York Times and CNN.She is also a co-founder of the Adventure Travel Film Festival, which takes place annually in the UK and Australia.

“One of Ten Great Female Travellers”
The Telegraph


In detail

It all started in 1986 after setting off with three school friends on a week’s ride around Cornwall… WITH NO GROWN-UPS!,sleeping in farmers’ barns and living in fear of nothing except the spiders that crawled out of the hay bales. Fifteen years later, Lois found herself working in the music department of the BBC in London. In 2003 Lois left her job at the BBC in London to ride her motorcycle from Alaska to the tip of South America. Upon her return she wrote the book of this trip, ‘Lois on the Loose’, which was published in the USA and the UK and translated into several languages.In 2006 she set off from London to motorcycle the length of Africa, taking in the Sahara, the Congo and Angola. Her second book, ‘Red Tape & White Knuckles’ is the story of this adventure.In 2013/14 she made two solo tours of Iran on her motorcycle which is the subject of her latest book, ‘Revolutionary Ride’.


What she offers you

Whether you’re lookingto motivate your employees with a true-life tale of achieving your dreams, learning from Lois’ insights into risk or diversity or you’re simply after some unique after-dinner yarns, Lois’ presentations can be tailored to your specific requirements, and no group is too large or too small.


How she presents

Her talks and presentations about her adventures have garnered a reputation for being both inspirational and entertaining, and have taken her around the world to a diverse range of clients.

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Aug 16 2017

Anders Indset

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Business Philosopher & Investor

Anders IndsetAnders Indset is a Norwegian-born business philosopher and investor. He is a visiting guest lecturer at leading international business schools and involved with various tech start-ups and is the co-founder of the management “THINK-TANK” shapingwork, and author of ‘Wild Knowledge – Outthink The Revolution’.

“Our Leaders of today need the philosophy of the past, paired with the scientific knowledge and technology of tomorrow.”


In detail

Anders borrows from his broad industry experience, which includes ten years as a consultant and numerous ventures. His expertise was further sharpened by co-founding a creative communication agency in 2004 that worked with a larger number of DAX-Companies and “Hidden Champions.” In 2013, Anders sold his shares in this highly successful company and moved on to other ventures which have included initiating and investing in start-ups for cloud-based software tools, eCommerce applications, and an “online print house.”


What he offers you

Known for his unconventional thoughts, provoking theses and rock star attitude Anders is a much sought-after international keynote speaker on leadership, change, technology branding and creativity, he also gives an in-depth understanding of the trends of tomorrow and how leaders can handle the current speed of change and develop a digital mind-set.


How he presents

Anders Indset is an experienced speaker and seminar leader on platforms around the globe and an effective performer with a clear and valuable message.

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Aug 14 2017

Rama Bijapurkar

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Expert on India’s Market Strategy & Consumer Economy

Rama BijapurkarRama Bijapurkar is India’s most respected thought leader on market strategy and India’s consumer economy. She has an independent consulting practice and works across sectors and organization types, describing her mission as ‘bringing market and customer focus to business strategy’.

“Leading Indian Market Specialist”


In detail

Ms.Bijapurkar holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (equivalent to an MBA) from IIM, Ahmedabad. Prior to setting up her own consulting practice, Rama has worked for over two decades in leading market research and management consulting companies. In addition to her consulting practice, Rama has served as an independent director on the boards of several of India’s blue chip companies. She also serves on the Governing Councils of the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India, the Insurance Information Board and is a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group of the Competition Commission of India.


What she offers you

Ms.Bijapurkar is a dominant voice in the media on business and policy issues in her areas of interest and work. Few can analyse the psychology and spending patterns of the Indian consumer with as much rigour and detail as Rama.


How she presents

Her extensive experience in the Indian economic and consumer scenario make Rama a sought-after commentator at prestigious conferences around the globe.

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Aug 11 2017

Justin Hughes

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MD of Mission Excellence and Former Red Arrow & RAF Jet Fighter Pilot

Justin HughesJustin Hughes founded Mission Excellence on leaving the RAF in 2002. Mission Excellence is an organisational performance consultancy focused on the development of outstanding leadership, teamwork and execution skills in corporate teams.

“Justin cuts through the noise to transform the plan into reality through empowerment and organisational agility”


In detail

In Mission Excellence a variety of tools and techniques are used, all based on concepts proven in both training and operational roles in the unforgiving world of military fast-jet aviation. Justin served as an Army Officer before gaining a degree in physics. He then joined the RAF and was awarded the Wilkinson Sword for Outstanding Leadership during officer training. For 6 years, Justin flew the Tornado F3 and was subsequently selected for the Red Arrows, serving for 3 years on the Team performing over 250 displays worldwide. He was the Deputy Team Leader and Executive Officer.


What he offers you

Justin is a highly effective and compelling speaker, who gives his audiences the tools, techniques and winning behaviours that can easily be applied by the delegates in their day jobs. Justin’s invaluable insights into briefing, planning, execution and debriefing offer new, effective ways of working.


How he presents

In his speeches, Justin inspires delegates by giving them an exciting insight, from his experience as a fighter pilot, into what high performance teamwork actually means in practice. Based on real-life operational experience and training, Justin brings a unique perspective and approach to achieving excellence in areas such as performance under pressure, teamwork and leadership. His interactive, multimedia presentations include high impact in-cockpit video footage and great air to air images.

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Aug 09 2017

Alexander Nix

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SCL Group & Cambridge Analytica

Alexander NixAlexander Nix is the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the market leader in the provision of data analytics and behavioural communications for political campaigns, issue groups and commercial enterprises. Alexander has been responsible for the company’s expansion into global markets.

“25 Geniuses Who Are Creating the Future of Business”Wired


In detail

Alexander Nix was educated at Eton College and Manchester University. He began his career as a financial analyst with Baring Securities in Mexico and thereafter in the UK with Robert Fraser & Partners LLP, a boutique Corporate Finance and tax advisory firm. In 2003 Alexander left finance to join the SCL Group as a Director, where his responsibilities included growing SCL internationally, together with opening new markets for SCL’s many behavioural products and services. In 2007 he directed his efforts to developing the elections division, including opening new offices in Washington DC and Delhi and growing the global staff to over 300 employees.


What he offers you

Over the past nine years, Alexander has worked on more than 40 political campaigns in the US,Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The data science used in political elections is no different from data science and interpretations in the public sector. The difference is how that data is interpreted. What was missed by experienced pollsters in the presidential election is precisely what many companies may be missing when targeting their products for various audiences.


How he presents

Alexander highlights the technical aspects of their targeting strategies, psychographics and how they mesh research on behaviour and psychology with data modelling and analytics to create ‘a workable model of persuasion’ to effectively reach their target groups.

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Aug 07 2017

Hannah Fry

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Mathematician & Science Presenter

Hannah FryDr Hannah Fry is a lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour – particularly in an urban setting.


“There’s a mathematical angle to almost anything”


In detail

Hannah’s mathematical expertise has led to the development of several BBC documentaries including Climate Change By Numbers, Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing (BBC4) and Horizon: How to Find Love Online(BBC2), City in the Sky(BBC2) and The Joy of Data(BBC4). Hannah regularly appears on radio in the UK including on her long running show The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry (BBC R4) and Music By Numbers(BBC R1). Online, her YouTube videos have clocked up over 5 million views, including her popular TED talk, ‘The Mathematics of Love’.


What she offers you

Hannah is an experienced public speaker and currently serves as an EPSRC public engagement fellow. Hannah delivers fascinating talks across the country successfully motivating interest in maths among her audience and has inspired younger generations into celebrating women in mathematics.


How she presents

Hannah’s diverse and universal subject matter has earned her recognition on an international stage and demand for her talks has seen Hannah address audiences all over the world.

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Aug 04 2017

Brandon Johnson

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Leadership and Service Industry Expert and Award Winning Author

Brandon JohnsonBrandon W Johnson is a leadership and service industry speaker, trainer, and consultant.He has been voted the Nº1 Global Guru of the Hospitality Industry in 2017. In 2015 (#28) and 2016 (#18),he was named a Top 30 Global Guru for the Hospitality Industry.

“Renowned as the Positive Energy Guy”


In detail

Brandon’s diverse background in operations and leadership in the restaurant and hospitality industry, non-profits, and higher education has led him to believe strongly that success in business and life is about 2 main things:It’s all about Positive Energy. It’s all about HEART.He has also been named an “Emerging Leader” by Twin Cities Business Magazine and his book was named“Business Book of the Year” by the Midwest Book Awards. He has more than twenty years of experience in operations and leadership positions in the hospitality industry, non-profits, training organisations, entrepreneurship and higher education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism and a master’s degree in management technology.


What he offers you

Brandon delivers a critical message for business professionals about how to create and develop a winning attitude and culture that creates a place where employees love to work and your guests/customers love to come again, again and again.


How he presents

Brandon’s message of positive energy and heart has a lasting positive impact on any organisation and culture. He is engaging, energeticand has an awesome humorous style.

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