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Sep 23 2016

Jared Cohen

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Director of Google Ideas & Advisor to the Executive Chairman Google, Inc.

Jared CohenJared Cohen is the founder and Director of Google Ideas and an advisor to the Executive Chairman at Alphabet, Inc. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a New York Times bestselling author. Previously he served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as a close advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. He currently serves as a member of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Director’s Advisory Board and on the board of advisors for several companies.

“Named as one of TIME’s “100 most influential people


In detail

Jared has conducted research in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and throughout Africa. As part of his research, he has interviewed members of Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban, Somali pirates and he was one of three members of the first high-level American delegation to North Korea following the ascension to power of Kim Jong Un. The Washington Post and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government named him to their inaugural list of Top American Leaders. Jared is also one of the WEF’s Young Global Leaders. He received his BA from Stanford and his MPhil in International Relations from Oxford.


What he offers you

Building on Jared’s extensive expertise in international relations, security issues and technology, he helps clients understand how these topics affect today’s businesses, economies and markets. Jared helps decision makers to navigate successfully in complex environments.


How he presents

His engaging and powerful message makes Jared Cohen a perfect choice to address audiences around the globe.

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Sep 21 2016

Franz Josef Radermacher

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Leading Expert on Knowledge Management, Innovation and e-Commerce

Franz Josef RadermacherProfessor Franz Josef Radermacher is the originator of the Global Marshall Plan initiative that suggests a socio-ecological plan to eradicate poverty, increasing global wealth while protecting natural resources. He is the Director of the FAW/n (Research Institute of Applied Knowledge Processing) in Ulm and Professor for Databases and Artificial Intelligence at Ulm University. He is globally renowned for his research in socio-economical, political and cultural issues.

One of the leading experts on Innovation and Knowledge Management


In detail

Prof. Radermacher has been a Steering Committee member on various national and international committees. Since 1997 he has been a member of the Information Society Forum of the European Commission (ISF) and Forum 2000 of the German Government. He has been Vice-President of the Eco-Social Forum Europe and is a member of the Club of Rome. For his research he has received numerous national and internationals recognitions.


What he offers you

Prof. Radermacher’s offers insights into FAW’s research into information and knowledge processing. He explains how companies can be seen to behave as complex organisms and the importance of knowledge processing to ensure they function correctly. He also talks in great detail about how innovation and new technologies are shaping globalisation and how this is affecting the way we live and the way companies do business around the world


How he presents

Highly informative and eye-opening, Prof. Radermacher backs up his engaging presentations with a wealth of examples from his detailed studies and research.

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Sep 19 2016

Paul Craven

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Behavioural Economics Expert

Paul CravenPaul Craven is a coach and consultant in the area of behavioural economics. His insights into how and why people make decisions allow Paul to talk on everything from markets to marketing. Paul is particularly interested by the common behavioural traits seen in financial market bubbles, and his talks are full of historical examples and stories going back to “Tulipmania” in the 17th century up to the present day.Paul is a partner in a firm providing specialist coaching to traders and asset managers, as well as being an independent adviser to a number of institutional funds.


“The Mind, Markets and Magic”


In detail

Paul has developed his expertise over 27 years’ experience in the pensions industry, in portfolio investment, business development and coaching roles. He retired from Goldman Sachs at the end of 2013 after six years with the firm, latterly as the Head of Institutional Business for Europe. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Paul worked at PIMCO Europe Ltd for four years, where he was head of UK Business Development. Previously, he spent seventeen years at Schroders as a portfolio manager and later as head of UK Institutional Sales.


What he offers you

Paul offers clients a number of public speaking, educational and coaching options relating to Behavioural Economics, with a focus on investment, decision-making and sales. His talks include interactive, psychological experiments with the audience, as well as advice on how to benefit from behavioural economics.


How he presents

Paul’s superb content, combined with captivating examples and practical exercises and his energetic, engaging and fun delivery style make for a “lethal” combination.

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Sep 14 2016

John Bird

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Founder of the Big Issue

John BirdDr John Bird founded The Big Issue Ltd London several years ago. Since then he has spread the business all over the world. The latest was a very successful launch of The Big Issue in Osaka and Tokyo. Dr Bird’s major role now is coming up with new business ideas. He also speaks at business forums, in prisons, to police officers, corporate and professional bodies, from a small group to a large conference.

“An inspirational business leader with an outstanding record of using business as a tool for social change”


In detail

John earned his MBE by creating The Big Issue, probably the biggest social business in the world. They have publications and offices throughout Europe, The Americas and in Africa, as well as in Australia. From St Petersburg to Johannesburg, The Big Issue magic has worked wonders. From Buenos Aires to Belfast, it has given homeless people work and money.


What he offers you

John Bird’s journey from poverty, rejection, and struggle to eventual redemption is an inspirational story. At a time when Corporate Social Responsibility is preoccupying business leaders and consumers alike, John Bird offers an authoritative, fresh approach, and some original perspectives on the interaction of business and society.


How he presents

John’s diverse experience, combined with his exuberant personality, erudition and often trenchant views make him a compelling and entertaining speaker.

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Sep 14 2016

Shelby Clark

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Sharing Economy Pioneer, CEO Peers.org and Founder of Turo

Shelby ClarkShelby Clark is a social entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to building and empowering p2p marketplaces and has been called a pioneer of the Sharing Economy. He is currently the CEO of peers.org, which aims to help a new sharing economy workforce find and manage work. Previously, Shelby was the founder and CEO of Turo (Previously called RelayRides), the world’s first peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace having raised $100M+ in funding from prominent VC investors and having a presence in 3,000+ US cities. Turo spawned a global industry, garnering participation from major corporations and attracting significant press attention from hundreds of outlets worldwide.

“A pioneer of the Collaborative Consumption and Sharing Economy movement”


In detail

Shelby obtained his MBA from Harvard, where he cultivated his passion for entrepreneurship and social impact. Before Harvard, he helped launch three socially focused startups. He was an early employee at Kiva.org, one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in history, where Shelby provided strategic direction while building internal systems to scale the organization. Previously, he worked at Oliver Wyman as a management consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies on strategy and operations. Prior to Harvard, Shelby graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern.


What he offers you

Shelby advises promising startups and larger companies, how to leverage the sharing economy to grow their business or achieve their goals. As a social entrepreneur he shares with audiences worldwide the power of connecting people online to positively impact the offline world, changing consumer behaviours.


How he presents

Shelby is a persuasive and charismatic speaker who has a tremendous knack for making possible any challenges in a start up environment making him a highly sought after speaker.

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Sep 12 2016

Emma Jones

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Founder of Enterprise Nation, Business Expert and Author

Emma JonesEmma Jones MBE is a Co – Founder of the Start-up Britain Initiative and the Inspiration and driving force behind Enterprise Nation. Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where she worked in London, Leeds and Manchester offices and set up the firm’s Inward Investment practice that attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK. In 2000, bitten by the dot.com bug, Emma left the firm to start her first business, Techlocate, after 15 months, the company was successfully sold to Tenon plc.

“One of UK’s top ten business advisers”


In detail

In March 2011 Emma was one of 8 co-founders to launch StartUp Britain, the national campaign to encourage more people to start a business and support existing businesses to grow. Over a period of 3 years (March 2011 to 2014), Emma led and managed the private sector campaign that facilitated mentoring, hosted Industry Weeks, toured the UK with entrepreneurs and experts, launched special projects such as PopUp Britain and had a critical role to play in record results of people becoming their own boss.


What she offers you

In her presentations, Emma talks about the challenges and triumphs of starting and growing a business including references to her own business journey, as well as touching on her role as a Business Ambassador and her interest in international trade as an option for small businesses. Emma will focus on the challenges of growing your business in 2016.


How she presents

Emma is a fantastic connector and has an infectious enthusiasm for all things she does. She is full of energy and clearly passionate about start up businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Sep 09 2016

Dominic O Brien

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Eight Times World Memory Champion

Dominic O BrienDominic O Brien is a British mnemonist. He is the eight times world memory champion and currently works as a trainer for Peak Performance Training. He had an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for his 2002 feat of committing to memory a random sequence of 2808 playing cards (54 packs) after looking at each card only once.

“I memorise ten packs of cards a day. When it’s over, I usually have a headache”


In detail

Dominic began developing the mnemonic techniques that have made him famous when he saw Creighton Carvello memorise a pack of 52 playing cards in less than three minutes. His total belief in this issue of balance, coupled with his research into the brain, neuro-feedback and photic-stimulation have led him, with a colleague, to develop the unique Brainwave Conditioning System™. This is a system that has been used to help condition peak performance in athletes and sportsmen and is now being used to help in the treatment of dyslexia and attention-deficit disorder, resulting in extremely rapid changes.


What he offers you

An outstanding mnemonist Dominic offers audiences fascinating insights into his memorisation techniques. He explains how you can reach peak personal and business performance by improving reading speed, memory and concentration skills. He gives lectures, and has been seen on television programmes such as The Human Body.


How he presents

Described as the greatest memoriser of them all Dominic is a highly professional and confident presenter.

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Sep 07 2016

Geoff Ramm

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Inspirational Marketing Expert and Author

Geoff RammGeoff Ramm is the creator of ‘Celebrity Service’ and ‘Observational Marketing’. He is also the author of ‘OMG (Observational Marketing Greats)’ and a multi-award winning keynote speaker who has inspired audiences across five continents. Geoff sees the stand out service and marketing ideas from all over the world that others simply miss. Renowned as the ‘Billy Connolly’ of marketing, he receives rave reviews from corporate clients and associations as well as entrepreneurial audiences for his fast-paced, highly interactive keynotes and master classes.

“The ‘Billy Connolly’ of marketing”


In detail

Working with high profile clients across industries Geoff has launched start-up enterprises without a budget, created marketing ideas which have become legend, and marketed global giants including Honda, TATA, Toyota, SAGE, Tiger Brands and Chrysler. He’s the youngest ever President of the Professional Speaking Association UK, is a member of the Global Speakers Federation as well as a UK Enterprise Ambassador.


What he offers you

Geoff takes audiences on a journey of memorable real life marketing and customer service observations that not only enthral and enthuse, but leave their minds buzzing with new ideas which will help them to gain and retain more customers by standing out from the competition.


How he presents

Geoff is a genuinely world class speaker. His presentations are not just educational and thought-provoking but also funny and entertaining. With hundreds of observations, ideas, images, videos and stories, Geoff’s presentations are personalised to ensure a lasting impact and high takeaway value.

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Sep 05 2016

Uri Levine

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Entrepreneur, Founder of Waze&FeeX

Uri LevineUri Levine is the co-founder of Waze, one of the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation apps, which was acquired by Google in 2013 for the outstanding sum of $1.1 billion. He is also co-founder, active chairman and first investor at FeeX, a start-up that helps find and reduce hidden fees on financial services and addresses a problem in the size of $600 billion in the US alone. He is Chairman and investor at: Zeek, Engie, FairFly and board member at Moovit and Roomer.

“An entrepreneur and entrepreneur’s mentor”


In detail

Uri studied Economics at the University of Tel Aviv and has been in the high tech business for the last 30 years, half of them in the start-up scene, and has seen everything ranging from failure, middle success and extreme success.He is co-founder and board member in half a dozen startups. His focus after Waze’ was to bring value to consumers, solving real problems and empowering consumers with information to save money.


What he offers you

Uri Levine is a passionate serial entrepreneur and mentor for start-ups and CEOs. With enthusiasm and compassion, he shares his experiencesfromthe various different business areas including product and business development as well asmarketing.


How he presents

He delivers highly engaging keynotes to entrepreneurs and companies all over the world leaving them energised and ready to take on new challenges.

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Sep 02 2016

Christian Wulff

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Former President of Germany

Christian WulffChristian Wulff is a German politician and lawyer. He was the 10th President of the Federal Republic of Germany between 2010 and 2012. He became Germany’s youngest president at the age of 51. Prior to his election by the 14th Federal Assembly, Wulff served as Prime Minister of the state of Lower Saxony between 2003 and 2010. While in office, he was not only committed strongly to economic-political issues, but was also highly focused on issues surrounding integration and interfaith dialogue.

“One of the most respected German politicians”


In detail

Drr. Wulff studied law with a specialisation in economics at the University of Osnabrück. He joined the Christian Democratic Union of Germany in 1975. He also holds honorary doctorates bestowed by the Tongji University Shanghai, China and the Tsukuba University Tokyo, Japan. The Central Council of Jews in Germany honoured him with the Leo Baeck Prize. The German Olympic Sports Confederation awarded him the medal of honour.


What he offers you

Drawing on his vast expertise and own personal experiences as a respected politician in Germany, Dr. Wulff provides valuable observations and analysis of the current political and economic landscape. His insights into the recent economic crises around the world help corporations and governments secure their investments for the decades ahead.


How he presents

Dr. Wulff exceptional knowledge and strategic clarity make him an outstanding keynote speaker at prestigious events around the globe.

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