May 24 2017

Philip Shepherd

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Creator of The Embodied Present Process

Philip ShepherdPhilip Shepherd is recognized as an international authority on embodiment.He is the creator of The Embodied Present Process (TEPP), a unique method for moving into wholeness that gently discloses and heals divisions we carry within us.

“Bringing clarity to a chaotic world”


In detail

TEPP integrates the hypervigilance of the cranial brain with the deeper intelligence of the body – especially with the second brain in the belly. Philip’s work is based on the vision articulated in his celebrated book, ‘New Self, New World: Recovering our Senses in the Twenty-first Century’. His personal path to understanding has been shaped by his adventures as a teenager, when he cycled alone through Europe, the Middle East, India and Japan, by his deep commitment to and studies of bodywork, by his experiences as an actor, playing lead roles on stages in London, New York, Chicago and Toronto and also by the burning desire for freedom that has illuminated his entire life.


What he offers you

Philip’s conferences help us listen to the world through the body. In his sessions, he provides practical feedback, support and a program of simple exercises designed to the individual needs and growth of the client.


How he presents

Philip brings to his sessions a compassionate understanding of the challenges of our modern life. The approach he takes heals the frantic, restless pace of the intelligence in the head, which tends to run on overdrive, by uniting it with the deep, present and calm intelligence of the body.

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May 22 2017

Paul Hughes

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Author of Branded Growth & Founder of The Circle of Growth

Paul HughesPaul Hughes is an internationally renowned speaker with over 12 years of experience in over 35 countries.His unique quality is his ‘how’: Paul Hughes draws as he speaks along ten meters of paper that he calls Ten Meters of Thinking. Ten Meters of Thinking is not a speech, it is a performance.

“An internationally renowned speaker and expert on growth”


In detail

Paul has moved from ‘The Business of Design to the Design of Business’. He is leading a movement that is driven by his formula for success.In our interconnected world transformation is needed as we are now facing global challenges never faced before. In the past two decades, Paul Hughes has spoken to tens-of-thousands of people across a wide variety of organizational, educational and governmental bodies, in more than 40 countries. Clients and audiences have included: Coca-Cola, 3M Innovative Technologies, ABN AMRO Bank, Rabo Bank, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Statkraft Energy, MEXX Fashion, Yale University, New York University, University of Amsterdam, and TEDx events.


What he offers you

Paul helps individuals and organizations find their style of growth andunderstand their role in this changing world by making the complex clear.He believes that clarifying your success, growing your business and multiplying your results can be as simple as 1, 2, 3.Growth needs to be tailor-made.


How he presents

Paul draws live as he speaks.This form of live visual-storytelling engages audiences and is based on his belief that ‘a great speech has the clarity of a picture book’. By this, a unique experience is created and the audience is captivated.

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May 19 2017

Oren Etzioni

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CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Oren EtzioniOren Etzioni is Chief Executive Officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. The goal of Oren’s research is to solve fundamental problems in AI, particularly the automatic learning of knowledge from text

“We have an obligation to figure out how to help people cope with the rapidly changing nature of technology.”


In detail

Dr.Etzionihas been a Professor at the University of Washington’s Computer Science department since 1991, receiving several awards including GeekWire’s Hire of the Year (2014), Seattle’s Geek of the Year (2013), the Robert Engelmore Memorial Award (2007), the IJCAI Distinguished Paper Award (2005), AAAI Fellow (2003), and a National Young Investigator Award (1993). He was also the founder or co-founder of several companies including Farecast (sold to Microsoft in 2008) and Decide (sold to eBay in 2013), and the author of over 100 technical papers that have garnered over 25,000 citations.
Oren received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991, and his B.A. from Harvard in 1986.


What he offers you

Oren Etzioni offers his perspective on the future of AI, based on cutting-edge research at the Allen Institute for AI on projects such as Aristo and Semantic Scholar. This future reflects the institute’s mission: AI for the common good.


How he presents

Oren Etzioni’s fascinating hi-tech presentations and demonstrations are universally admired and enjoyed, furthering his reputation as an important contributor to modern-day devices, systems and solutions.

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May 17 2017

Nathalie Nahai

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Web psychologist and author

Nathalie NahaiNathalie Nahai is foremost expert in web psychology. She helps businesses apply scientific rigour to their website design, content marketing and products. Nathalie has worked with Fortune 500 companies, design agencies and SMEs, including Google, eBay, Unilever to name a few.

“Nathalie will change the way you think about marketing, advertising and communications online”


In detail

Nathalie Nahai is a web psychologist, international speaker and author of the best-selling book, ‘Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion’. Nathalie lectures internationally on the digital application of behavioural sciences, hosts Guardian podcasts, and contributes to national publications, TV and radio on the subject of online behaviour. Nathalie is also the founder of Humanise The Web (a conference that explores both how the internet influences our behaviours, and how businesses can harness persuasive technologies for good), and sits on the Social Media Week advisory board and Ogilvy Change experts’ panel.


What she offers you

From workshops to keynotes, Nathalie teaches businesses how to apply scientific rigour to their website design, content marketing and products.


How she presents

Nathalie is charming and witty. Anyone listening to her speak can become a better version of their marketing self, using the psychology of persuasion to delight and empower their customers in an ethical way.

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May 15 2017

Doug Allan

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Photographer, Documentary Filmmaker, Diver andAuthor

Doug AllanDoug Allan is a freelance wildlife and documentary cameraman who films both topside and underwater. He has been captivating audiences across the UK with his sell-out tours, sharing his extraordinary filming challenges and successes.

“An Award-Winning Natural History Photographer”


In detail

Doug’s photographic awards include seven Emmys, four BAFTAs and five Wildscreen Pandas. He spent seven years in Antarctica as a research diver, marine biologist, base commander and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, receiving both the Polar Medal and the Fuchs Medal for his science and support work. In 1984 he changed direction to full time filming.In his 30 year filming career, he’s been involved with more than 65 films, freelancing for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and others. He was principal cameraman on many prestigious award-winning series includingOperation Iceberg, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants, Human PlanetandLife, Planet Earth.Doug has twice won the underwater category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.


What he offers you

Dough shares with audiences worldwide his experiences while film making and the craft of nature photography. Doug’s legendary expertise in Polar Regions and other extreme environments make him a charismatic guest speaker at educational institutions, corporate events and on expedition cruise trips.


How he presents

Doug customiseshis presentations so they are suitable for any audience of any age. All are lavishly illustrated with slides that he has taken during his travels.

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May 12 2017

Conrad Wolfram

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Physicist, Mathematician& Technologist

Conrad WolframConrad Wolfram is Strategic Director and European co-founder/CEO of the Wolfram group of companies. Described as the “Computation Company” and uniquely operating at the intersection of computation, data and knowledge.

“Playing the wrong game badly is hardly smart. Let’s lead in rewriting the rulebook and succeed at the right game.”


In detail

The Wolfram Group is driving innovation across data science, modelling and maths through technology and solutions, including Wolfram|One and Mathematica software, the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge engine (powering knowledge answers for Apple’s Siri), Enterprise Private Cloud computation hub and the Wolfram Language. Conrad is also widely known for his thought leadership in reforming education using modern technology. He founded computerbasedmath.org to fundamentally rethink and rebuild the mainstream maths education curriculum, introduce computational thinking and combine with coding now computers can be assumed. The resulting major change is now a worldwide force in re-engineering STEM.


What he offers you

For more than 20 years, Conrad’s business and technical leadership has been central to the rise, spread and democratization of high-level computation particularly through the use of automation and interactivity. He is also the world’s leading advocate for a fundamental shift of math education to be computer-based, laying out the rationale and roadmap in his widely acknowledged 2010 TED and founding computerbasedmath.org to drive implementation of the change.


How he presents

Conrad regularly appears in the media and is an accomplished speaker. He delivers interactive and thought-inspiring presentations to explain his radical ideas to audiences the world over.

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May 11 2017

Helen Fielding

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Novelist & Screenwriter

Helen FieldingHelen Fielding is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the fictional character Bridget Jones, and a sequence of novels and films beginning with the life of a thirty-something singleton in London trying to make sense of life and love.

“The face behind Bridget Jones”


In detail

‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ and ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’were published in 40 countries and sold more than 15 million copies. The two films of the same name achieved international success. ‘Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy’was published with record-breaking first-day sales in the UK. Late 2016 saw the release of the third movie: Bridget Jones’s Baby. Helen studied English at St Anne’s College, Oxford and was part of the Oxford revue at the 1978 Edinburgh Festival and began work at the BBC in 1979 as a regional researcher on the news magazine Nationwide. In 1985 Helen produced a live satellite broadcast from a refugee camp in Eastern Sudan for the launch of Comic Relief.From 1990 – 1999 she worked as a journalist and columnist on several national newspapers and The Telegraph.


What she offers you

An experienced media personality and creator of “Bridget Jones”, Helen shares her experiences of becoming one of the worlds’ most read authors. With humour she approaches many human angles of communication and her motto is“keep it real” as well as “rather human than perfect”.


How she presents

A charismatic and charming personality, Helen loves being on the platform. She is a true professional and always well prepared. She prefers short presentations followed by lengthy interaction with her audience. Humour is her trademark.

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May 10 2017

Ben Towers

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Multi Award Winning Young Entrepreneur

Ben TowersBen Towers is a young entrepreneur who started his own web design company at the age of 11. He has grown and developed his businesses to cover branding and a thriving social media consultancy. Widely acclaimed by the British business community, he’s been named NatWest Entrepreneur of the Year.

“One of the UK’s most exciting entrepreneurs”
Sir Richard Branson


In detail

At only 18 years old Ben runs a successful marketing agency (Towers Design) working with leading brands all over the world to engage them with the next generation via social media and effective campaigns. He was named by The Times at the top of their Super Teen Power List in the world. Ben adopts a somewhat different view of business as most may believe. He lives to the statement, “running a business is all about enjoying yourself and solving a problem.Following Ben’s success, he has been invited to share his story as a keynote speaker at some of the world’s largest conferences, appear on radio shows all around the globe and star in numerous TV shows (most notably BBC Breakfast and CBBC show Pocket Money Pitch).


What he offers you

In his conferences, Ben offers his invaluable insightson the social media landscape going into what’s new, what’s fading from popularity, and who’s using what platform. He uses his extensive network, experience and creativity to consult in businesses of all sizes helping them appeal to millennials and also work on the technical side of the business to ensure it is as innovative and current as possible.


How he presents

Ben shares his inspirational story in a captivating and enjoyable way. He isa powerful and influential teenager with an amazing story to share and following this is highly sought after.

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May 08 2017

Aarathi Prasad

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Biologist, Writer and Broadcaster

Aarathi PrasadAarathi Prasad is a science writer and broadcaster, and has presented and written for programmes including Is It Better to Be Mixed Race?, the Health and Biology episodes of Brave New World and the 4thought filmShould We Raise Children in Mixed Marriages?on Channel 4, and The Quest for Virgin Birth on BBC Radio 4.

“A well renowned scientist”


In detail

Aarathi has a PhD in molecular genetics from Imperial College London, and subsequently worked on a Cancer Research UK-funded post-doctoral project using chemical genetics to identify early therapeutic targets in cancers.She was a recipient of the Wellcome Trust Mentoring Award for Emerging Talent, and has been a science advisor to the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. She has written for publications including the Guardian and Telegraph newspapers, Prospect and Wired magazines, and Euroscientist, and she has judged the Science and Natural History category in the Royal Television Society’s Programme Awards.


What she offers you


In her presentations, Aarathi shares her insights on how human beings are in control of their destiny. She wants us to drop our prejudices about sex, sexual difference, reproduction and foetuses and look to a future where anyone, regardless of age or sex, can become pregnant.


How she presents

A breath of fresh air, Aarathi explains hervivid, personal and panoramic journey through the health and beliefs of one fifth of humanity.

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May 05 2017

Oscar Farinetti

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Italian entrepreneur, founder of Eataly

Oscar FarinettiOscar Farinetti, is the founder of Eataly, the largest Italian marketplace in the world, comprising a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, bakery, retail items, and a cooking school. Oscar’s aim is to make high quality Italian foods available to everyone, at fair prices and in an environment where people can shop, taste and learn. At the moment Eataly controls 28 megastores in many countries among which United States, Japan, UAE, Italy, Turkey and Brazil, Germany, France. In 2014 Eataly opened its big 5,000 sam store in Piazza XXV Aprile in Milan. its turnover reaches 400 million euro.

The New York Times describes as “a megastore that combines elements of a bustling European open market, a Whole-Foods-style supermarket, a high-end food court and a New Age learning center”.


In detail

Farinetti was born in 1954. In 1967 his father founded a small supermarket called UniEuro. A few years later Oscar became actively involved in the business. 1978 he was appointed board member and then CEO and Chairman until 2003. In that year he decided to sell UniEuro to Dixon Retail for £ 230 million in order to focus on the new enterprise Eataly.


What he offers you

Farinetti’s disruptive model has received significant media attention. His methods have been covered by publications including Forbes, The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Chicago Culture.


How he presents

Oscar’s communicative style, simple and direct, has made him increasingly popular, becoming a point of reference, not only in the business world: his lessons of courage propose an approach to life based on honesty, and tenacity but also on the astuteness, meant as the ability to seize the best opportunities.

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