Dec 15 2017

Zoe Chance

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Professor of Influence & Persuasion

Zoe ChanceZoe Chance wants to get inside your head. More specifically, the Yale School of Management Professor wants to help good people and businesses do well in the world. The more we understand what influences decision-making, the more we can make better decisions.

“A brilliant thinker with a passion for educating the brightest minds”


In detail

Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Zoe enjoyed numerous diverse and successful experiences, including marketing a $200 million segment of Barbie, developing an executive education leadership programme at Harvard University, acting on stage and film, and starting a small business.Her 4Ps Framework for Behaviour Change is the foundation for Google’s global food guidelines, helping 60,000 people make healthier choices every day. She also collaborates with various industry partners through her work at Yale’s Center for Customer Insights. Named to the Thinkers50 2016 Radar list of up-and-coming management thinkers, Zoe is passionate about turning knowledge into practice.


What she offers you

Through the lens of behavioural economics, Zoe studies and teaches persuasion and decision-making, focusing on simple ways to understand how to help others lead richer, healthier, happier lives.


How she presents

Zoe delivers engaging, interactive presentations and workshops to organisations and conferences worldwide.

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Dec 13 2017

Kate Darling

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Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab

Kate DarlingKate Darling is a leading expert in Robot Ethics. She’s a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction.

“A pioneer in the field of robot ethics and the intersection of technology and society”


In detail

Forever interested in how technology intersects with society, Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property. She has researched economic incentives in copyright and patent systems and has taken a role as intellectual property expert at multiple academic and private institutions. She currently serves as intellectual property policy advisor to the director of the MIT Media Lab.Her passion for technology and robotshas led her to interdisciplinary fields. Kate is a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a former fellow at the Yale Information Society Project, and is also an affiliate at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. 2017, the American Bar Association honoured her legal work with the Mark T. Banner award in Intellectual Property.


What she offers you

Kate explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction.She shares with her audience the economic issues in intellectual property systems and looks at the near-term effects of robotic technology, with a particular interest in law, social, and ethical issues.


How she presents

Kate runs experiments, holds workshops, writes, and speaks about some of the more interesting developments in the world of human-robot interaction, and where we might find ourselves in the future.

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Dec 11 2017

Vinh Giang

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Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur and Magician

Vinh GiangVinh Giang is a speaker, entrepreneur and magician who believes that the mere fact that we are alive is a miracle. All the serendipitous events that had to have happened in order for us to exist since the beginning of time is just phenomenal! For this reason Vinh genuinely believes that we should do what we love and are passionate about.

“Adversity is your greatest competitive advantage”


In detail

Along his journey as an entrepreneur Vinh has learnt so many lessons that have dramatically changed his life and business.In 2011, Vinh and three of hisbest friends decided to leave their professional careers to pursue a dream: to build a successful online business that teaches magic to over 41,000 students from all over the world. He was awarded South Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.In 2016 his online business has just combined forces with 52Kards which is one of Americas leading online magic schools, after combining both schools together and many years of hard work they now teach just over 500,000 students from all over the world.


What he offers you

Vinh helps to create an unforgettable experience at conferences around the world. The combination of the common threads between the world of business and the world of magic makes Vinh a unique speaker. Magic is his method of delivery and source of passion when he is on stage. He believes in “making the medicine taste good!”


How he presents

Vinh’s presentations keep audiences highly engaged as he uses magic as his metaphor when he speaks.

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Dec 08 2017

Jock Clear

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Performance Engineer for Mercedes AMG F`

Jock ClearJock Clear is a Senior Performance Engineer in the world of F1. In his years as a Race Engineer, Jock has worked closely with the likes of Rubens Barrichello, Michael Schumacher and most recently Lewis Hamilton, a role which has afforded him a unique insight into the workings of a winning team.

“One of the most respected names on the F1 circuit”


In detail

After reading Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Jock found his first break into motor racing at Lola Cars as a junior design engineer before moving to the Benetton Formula 1 team in 1989 as Head of Composite Design. Jock took his first track side engineers position at the historic Lotus Grand Prix team, subsequently joining Williams. It was at Williams that Jock started his long standing association with Jacques Villeneuve, guiding him to the FIA drivers world championship in 1997 and then helping him set up the fledgling British American Racing team in 1999. Jock’s 17 years with British American Racing saw them change ownership and name a number of times before the arrival of Ross Brawn which saw the team reach its goal of winning the FIA world drivers and constructors championships in 2009, a success which laid the foundations for the current domination of Mercedes AMG Petronas.


What he offers you

Jock gives a unique insight into what makes a winning high performance team. He delivers a fascinating insight into the psychology of success and how to get the best out of top tier talent.


How he presents

Jock Clear is a very strong speaker who’s presentations are supported by fantastic visuals and anecdotes from the world of F1.

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Dec 06 2017

Lars Silberbauer Andersen

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Senior Global Director – Social Media & Video LEGO

Lars Silberbauer AndersenLars Silberbauer Andersen is Global Director of Social Media & Search Marketing at the LEGO Group and is driving the well-known and innovative toy company’s social media & search strategy and execution.

“One of the 25 most innovative and influential marketers in Europe”


In detail

Lars has been building Lego’s social media engagement from scratch and now leads a global team of social media & search marketers that drives real time engagement with consumers worldwide.In 2014 he also launched LEGO® TV in 40 markets. LEGO® TV is a native mobile experience for kids, where they can experience high quality animated LEGO content. Lars also headsup the LEGO YouTube channels, which have reached more than 1 billion views. Previously, Lars worked for 10 years in the digital and broadcast media industry as digital strategist and later creative manager leading digital strategy and project development for Danish Broadcasting Corporation. He has also worked in the US, managing web development and user research.


What he offers you

With his dynamic, interactive and informative sessions, Lars not only motivates his audiences, he provides them with a wealth of practical approaches, real-life examples and stories as well as hands-on techniques, all of which can be immediately applied to the audiences own personal and professional development.


How he presents

Lars is an insightful, inspirational and thought-provoking speaker. His presentations are lively and quick-paced and he is in great demand by clients the world over.

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Dec 04 2017

Jeremy Gilley

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Actor, Filmmaker and Founder of Peace One Day

Jeremy GilleyJeremy Gilley had a successful career as an actor and documentary film maker. He went on to found the non-profit project Peace One Day. His big idea was to establish one day every year where every single warring nation would lay down its arms. An annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence.

“Settling an old rivalry is one way to make #peace”


In detail

Following Jeremy’s campaign to establish this annual day of non-violence and global ceasefire, a General Assembly resolution was unanimously adopted by UN member states in September 2001, and it formally established 21st September as the UN International Day of Peace. The main objective is to make Peace Day self-sustaining.Peace One Day campaigns in education, music, film, sport, dance and over the internet. Since it was established, millions of people globally have been able to carry out important work in areas of conflict. As an example, Jeremy and Peace One Day ambassador actor Jude Law spearheaded a campaign in Afghanistan that resulted in providing polio vaccination to 4.5 million children who otherwise would have been unreachable because of the war raging there.


What he offers you

Jeremy takes an audience on the journey with him and they leave not only inspired but actively wanting to participate. He shows how a single person can make a difference in the world.


How he presents

Jeremy is passionate, inspirational, funny and honest. He shares the story behind Peace One Day and all that he has done to make a simple idea an international movement.

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Dec 01 2017

Brent Hoberman

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Co-Founder of lastminute.com & Chairman at made.com

Brent HobermanIn 1998 Brent Hoberman co-founded lastminute.com, UK’s most successful ecommerce travel company. He was CEO until 2006 and then became the chairman and chief strategic officer. He admits to being bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and has founded or backed a number of other companies since lastminute.com.

“One of the most accomplished leaders in the rapidly changing E-commerce sector”


In detail

Brent was educated at Eton and holds a MA in French and German literature from Oxford. After building revenues more successfully than his peers, he was hailed as a survivor of the dot-com crash, and remained as CEO of Lastminute.com Ltd. through 2005, when the company was sold to Sabre for £577m. Brent was also Head of Business Development and founding member of QXL. He is also an angel investor in several internet companies including Viagogo, erepublik, Wayn.com and academia.edu. In 2009, he joined The Business Council for Britain and co-founded PROfounders Capital.


What he offers you

Co-host of the European Founders Forum and non Executive Director at Guardian Media Group, TalkTalk plc and Time Out Group, Brent’s initial vision remains unchanged – to delight customers with great value, inspiration and solutions when they are going away, going out or staying in. He will lead the way for countless E-businesses due to his first-hand knowledge on what gives a company the competitive edge to survive, especially in daily changing sectors such as E-commerce. His entrepreneurial vision ensures the customer experience is continually enhanced by the latest innovations in technology.


How he presents

Strategy consultant and Internet entrepreneur, Brent is a dynamic speaker and a “Dot com icon”. He illustrates points from his own experiences and always seeks to be provocative and inspirational whilst using humour to add some fun to the occasion.

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Nov 29 2017

Gihan Perera

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Futurist and Keynote Speaker

Gihan PereraGihan Perera is an outstanding futurist, thought-leader, author, insightful conference speaker and consultant who gives business leaders a glimpse into what’s ahead and how they can become fit for the future.

“An experienced futurist”


In detail

Gihan has a formal background in science and technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia. He has always been interested in people and the way they communicate – and how to leverage technology to deliver messages, extend reach, and live happier lives.Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world in his area of expertise. Since 1997, Gihan has helped clients throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the USA and Canada.He is a Gold Level author for the International Institute of Managers and Directors.Gihan has also been at the leading edge of presentation technology and onlinelearning. He writes and presents for Citrix Global, a leading provider of online collaboration technology.


What he offers you

Gihanhelps companies to develop and facilitate strategies for positive change management, growth and sustainable success.Based on his experience on digital disruption and global reach, he shares his vision of the future trends to help audiences navigate the hyper-competitive world.


How he presents

Gihanis a thought provoking, and energetic speaker who projects dynamism and, using plain language he cuts through complex technical issues, new innovations and business concepts. Giahn steps into his many audiences around the world to motivate and personally inspire them.

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Nov 27 2017

Alexander Betts

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Authority on Refugees & Human Migration

Alexander BettsAlexander Betts is Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and a Fellow of Green-Templeton College at the University of Oxford, where he was previously the Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations. Alexander has been listed on the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list.

“Top emerging business influencer.”
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In detail

Alexander has worked for UNHCR and as a consultant to the Council of Europe, UNDP, UNICEF, IOM, and the Commonwealth Secretariat, and his work has been funded by, amongst others, the MacArthur Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Economic and Social Research Council. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) and has held teaching and research positions at UniversiteLibre de Bruxelles, the University of Texas at Austin, and Stanford University.He received his MPhil (in Development Studies, with Distinction) and DPhil (in International Relations) from the University of Oxford.


What he offers you

Alexander’s research focuses on the international politics of asylum, migration and humanitarianism with a geographical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Refugees are routinely portrayed as a burden. Alexander Betts explores ways societies might empower refugees rather than pushing them to the margins and provides actionable solutions proven to benefit refugees as well as host countries and businesses.


How he presents

Alexander Betts informs and advises audiences at prestigious conferences around the globe with his well-researched and detailed presentations.

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Nov 24 2017

Gary Neville

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Gary NevilleGary Neville is a former Manchester United and England footballer who has recently become one of the most incisive TV football pundits. He has spent his entire playing career at Old Trafford, making him a rare one-club man. Since retiring from football at the end of the 2010-11 season, he has gone into punditry and is a commentator for Sky Sports. He is now chief motivational speaker for the England rugby team.

“I try to be different by thinking on my own and not filling my head with what other people have said”


In detail

In 2009, he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Bolton for his outstanding contributions to football. In 2010 it was reported that Neville has applied for planning permission to build an eco-friendly home, which would be the first zero-carbon house in northwest England. His testimonial game was reported to be the most eco-friendly game in English football history.
He made his international debut in 1995 and was first-choice right-back for club and country for more than ten years. At the time of his retirement he was United’s second longest serving player in the squad.


What he offers you

What really makes him a breath of fresh air is his availability to provide expert insight into what a player might be thinking. He uses his expertise and insight to motivate, stimulate and inspire his audiences.


How he presents

He is a relaxed, thoughtful and engaging speaker. He captivates his audiences with his energy and enthusiasm.

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