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Apr 26 2017

FAN Gang

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Director of the National Economic Research Institute

FAN GangFAN Gang is a Professor of Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Director of the National Economic Research Institute, China Reform Foundation. He is a highly distinguished economist and an advisor to the Chinese Government and he also works with a number of leading international organisations.

Prof. Gang is renowned as one of China’s leading experts on Chinese economics


In detail

Prof. Gang is a prolific author and has written over one hundred academic papers on issues connected with the Chinese economy in addition to eight books. Most recently he was invited by Harvard University to be a visiting fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research


What he offers you

Prof. Gang shares with his audiences his unique insight into China’s economy and guides decision makers through the intricate processes involved in successfully expanding into the Chinese Market. He also offers a trenchant account of China’s recent performance and an upbeat assessment of its ability to maintain its high growth rate.


How he presents

His invaluable presentations are filled with examples and information from his experience in China and he is in great demand as a keynote speaker at leading economic summits the world over.

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Apr 24 2017

Raul Rojas

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Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Raul RojasRaúl Rojas is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at FreieUniversität Berlin since 1997. Prof. Rojas has been active in the field of Artificial Intelligence since 1986, having been a member of the Prolog Machine team at GMD-First (now FraunhoferGesellschaft).He has published extensively about neural networks, robotics, intelligent systems and the history of computing. Raul received the Technology Transfer Prize 2008 from the Berlin Technology Foundation and the Gold Medal Heberto Castillo from Mexico City for his contributions to robotics.

“A on Artificial Intelligence”


In detail

Previously, he held professorships at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and at the Technical University of Vienna.Raúl Rojas obtained his bachelor and master degrees in Mathematics from the Technical University of Mexico, and attained his master in Economics at the National University of Mexico. He received a PhD in Economics from FU Berlin in 1989, where he also obtained his Habilitation degree in Computer Science in 1994.Rojas is a Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.


What he offers you

In his presentations Professor Rojas offers audiences an in depth vision of the future of autonomous and self-driving cars. With a wealth of information from over 10 years of research and development including a fully working autonomous car he shows us a glimpse of the future and what we can expect to see on the roads in the next 5, 10, 15 and 20 years.


How he presents

Raul is a passionate and dynamic speaker who provides worldwide audiences with innovative ideas backed up with videos and slides from his current projects.

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Apr 21 2017

Duncan Wardle

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Vice President, Creative Inc. Walt Disney

Duncan WardleDuncan Wardle has worked for the Walt Disney Company for over 25 years, most recently as Vice President of Innovation & Creativity. The innovation catalysts are engaged by Disney Parks, ESPN, ABC, Pixar, Marvel and the Disney Studios, leveraging a unique design thinking process to increase the capacity for innovative and creative thinking, capturing unlikely connections that deliver unique insights, sparking revolutionary new ideas.

“Its about creating better ideas faster and enjoying the process along the way”


In detail

Duncan graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 1986 and began his career with Disney. Prior to heading up the Innovation & Creativity team, Duncan was Vice President of Global PR and has served Disney in an executive capacity in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Los Angeles and most recently Shanghai.


What he offers you

Thinking Differently – Do you ever wonder why most of your best ideas come to you in the shower? Have you ever wanted to be faster and more nimble to market? Or wondered how Walt Disney came up with the idea of Disneyland or how Pixar comes up with the ideas for so many of their movies? Or perhaps found yourself amazed at how some companies develop killer insights that enable them to break into major new categories. Building on over 25 years of experience with the Walt Disney Co. Duncan creates an immersive, engaging forum that will not only answer these questions but leave you with the tools to take on your challenges in new and different ways that deliver tangible results.


How he presents

Acknowledging the 3 preferred learning styles: auditory, visual and kinesthetic, Duncan fully immerses the audience in a participatory workshop/forum to ensure they take away real tools they can use. He is also a very engaging, entertaining and motivational speaker.

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Apr 21 2017

Frank Rinderknecht

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CEO of Rinspeed & Unconventional Business Visionary

Frank RinderknechtSo what kind of car you would like? One that shrinks for easy parking? A four-seater that turns into a pick-up at the touch of a button? Or would you like seats that lean into the curves? Well, they all exist. Swiss inventor Frank Rinderknecht comes up with a different curiosity every year. With his company Rinspeed, he has a habit of unveiling a world’s first and most innovative that is guaranteed not to go unnoticed. In 2010, Rinspeed revealed its quirky BamBoo concept, which is bound to evoke plenty of admiration when it makes its debut at the 2011 Geneva motor show.

“We want to set trends–we don’t want to follow”
Frank M. Rinderknecht


In detail

In 1979 Frank founded Rinspeed Inc. and appeared for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show. Today Rinspeed is a successful automotive consulting business which creates special products and conversions and is internationally renowned for extraordinary concept cars. Rinspeed also focuses on the use of new materials and eco-friendly energies and engines. The Swiss are among the world’s pioneers in the area of hydropower – his car creations sQuba is a zero emission car.


What he offers you

The pioneering Swiss car designer shows how dreams become reality. Frank analyses the structures of communication and leadership in organisations and employs the model of extraordinary concepts in the corporate life. His presentations also offer insights into his belief that emotions are an important factor of success – they inspire creativity and innovation and generate new ideas.


How he presents

Through wit and intelligence Frank will be a thought-provoking, out-of-the-box thinking speaker at your event.

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Apr 19 2017

David Rowan

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Editor-at-Large at WIRED

David RowanDavid Rowan is the Editor-at-Large of WIRED UK, the award-winning technology and trends magazine covering innovation and the people and businesses that are building the future. He served as Editor-in-Chief of WIRED for almost eight years, since its launch.

“We are all ‘disrupters’ now!”


In detail

David studies all the things that are, or soon will be changing business, culture and every aspect of our lives from AI to VR. He investigates the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world and has recently spent time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest and countless other disruptive start-ups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen. He speaks and moderates, at international conferences and has also addressed the TEDs, he frequently contributes on Newsnight and the Today programme. He also writes a monthly column for GQ magazine. David has curated an exhibition of British creative talent at the Government’s Cabinet Forum conference. David’s most recent awards include Techmark Technology Journalist of the Year, DMA Editor of the Year and BSME Editor of the Year in 2012.


What he offers you

David demonstrates innovative concepts and ideas for commercial success. In his presentations he considers how technology is disrupting every industry and market, how apps change consumer behaviour and why ‘social commerce’ is killing traditional marketing. He also looks at how technology has evolved and reveals the ten trends that will change your sector in the next decade – and what you should be doing now to prepare. He also explains how organisations have to adapt, and how they can foster a culture of innovation.


How he presents

David is renowned for his insightful, inspirational and thought-provoking speaking style. His presentations are lively and quick-paced. He is in great demand by corporate clients the world over.

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Apr 17 2017

Sydney Finkelstein

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Steven Roth Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Tuck Center for Leadership

Sydney FinkelsteinSydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches courses on Leadership and Strategy. He is also the Faculty Director of the flagship Tuck Executive Program.

“One of the world’s top ranking management gurus”


In detail

Professor Finkelstein is a Consultant and Speaker to senior executives around the globe, as well as an Executive Coach, focusing on leadership, talent development, corporate governance, learning from mistakes, and strategies for growth. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and listed on the “Thinkers 50”, the world’s most prestigious ranking of leadership gurus. He has been featured in the FinancialTimes, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Business Week, the London Times, Toronto Globe and Mail, Inc, Fast Company, and CNBC, and is a regular columnist for the BBC.


What he offers you

Professor Finkelstein is a recognised thought leader on leadership, strategy, and corporate governance, and is listed in the “World’s Top 25 Leadership Gurus.” He regularly consults with firms on strategy and leadership.


How he presents

Professor Finkelstein tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience.

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Apr 14 2017

Reinhard Sprenger

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Leading Authority on Management Development and Motivation, Best-Selling Author

Reinhard SprengerReinhard Sprenger is the “The Management Pope” – a renowned European management expert and advisor on shaping future management and guiding culture in enterprises. A lecturer at the Universities of Berlin, Bochum, Essen and Cologne, his ideas of self-accountability have shaken up the management world both in Europe and the US.

“Germany’s most read author on Management” – Der Spiegel


In detail

Reinhard Sprenger studied philosophy, psychology, economics, history and sports at the Ruhr University Bochum, receiving his PhD in 1985 from the Free University Berlin. His books have sold more than half a million copies in Germany alone. The continued success of his books has made him one of the most-read management authors. His previous positions include being Executive of Human resource development and Training at 3M in Germany and scientific advisor for the Ministry of Culture in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. His expertise has been sought from numerous national and international firms such as Coca-Cola, 3M, Mobil Oil, Philip Morris, Daimler Benz, Hewlett Packard and Siemens.


What he offers you

Reinhard Sprenger embraces the vision of an individualised company, which places people as the main focus. “Leading” according to Reinhard, means above all encouraging, finding the right task for the individual to provoke superior achievement. He squarely confronts the notion that trust is a necessary foundation for individuals and organisations to maximise their potential over time


How he presents

His high-powered verbal style includes trailblazing formulas such as “guidance cannot be ordered, guidance is selected”. His forward-thinking approach to change in international management structures leaves his international audiences inspired.

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Apr 12 2017

Mikhail Naumov

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Co-founder, President and Chief Strategy Officer, DigitalGenius

Mikhail NaumovMikhail Naumov is an entrepreneurial leader with an international background, who develops solutions in artificial intelligence and natural language processing and is passionate about growing value-driven companies with scalable and disruptive business models.

““Forbes 30 Under 30” list for Enterprise Technology”


In detail

Mikhail is President and Chief Strategy Officer of DigitalGenius, a global supplier of artificial intelligence technologies to Fortune 500 companies, governments and banks.At DigitalGenius, his team enables companies to automate repetitive intelligent labour by creating conversational automation solutions in customer service and experience, and then expanding to other key areas.


What he offers you

Mikhail brings emerging technologies to life and is passionate about building and growing values-driven companies with scalable and socially responsible business models.


How he presents

Mikhail’s highly informative presentations are insightful and eloquently delivered.

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Apr 10 2017

Michael Useem

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Economist&Professor, Wharton School, University Of Pennsylvania

Michael UseemMichael Useem helps leaders develop the capabilities required for making good and timely decisions in unpredictable and stressful environments, in moments when leadership really matters. He is the author and co-author of many books on leadership and management.

“We can all become strategic leaders if we stay on the right path.”


In detail

Michael’s university teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses on management and leadership, and he offers programmes on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He works on leadership development with many companies and organisations in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Michael’s programmes are extremely effective at developing deeper decision-making resources in leaders. Heis co-anchor for a weekly programmeLeadership in Action on SiriusXM Radio.


What he offers you

Michael presents true stories of management and leadership challenges—from the White House to the boardroom, from the trading floor to fire fighting to mountaineering. He brings the audience right up to the crucial leadership moment in the story, and then engages the audience interactively to propose possible solutions. Finally, he compares the participants’ ideas to the real decisions and outcomes of the moment and analyses the resulting themes. The result: lessons that managers can apply to their own situations in a practical way.


How he presents

Michael is an excellent speaker with a trademark interactive approach based on the stories of real crisis events. He truly engages his audiences, drawing them more deeply into their own leadership potential.

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Apr 07 2017

Linda Moir

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Expert in Customer Service

Linda MoirLinda Moir has worked in a number of high profile businesses that have developed extraordinary reputations for outstanding customer service. In 2012, Linda led the front of house Event Services team at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games where 15,000 volunteer Games makers hosted 9 million spectators. As Virgin Atlantic’s Director of In Flight Services she was responsible for the airline’s award winning service. Drawing on her unique background in customer service management Lindademonstrates how to deliver exceptional performance through people.

“Linda is a practical, informal and fun Speaker”


In detail

During her five years at Virgin Atlantic, Linda oversaw significant business growth whilst consistently driving the Virgin Atlantic service promise of ‘Brilliant Basics, Magic Touches’. With the support of Sir Richard Branson she revised the recruitment, training, promotion and performance management of 5,000 Cabin Crew that led to the highest recorded customer satisfaction scores. Before joining Virgin she was a Director for National Air Traffic Services during the period of transition from public to private ownership. She started her career at British Airways and was involved in the organisation’s transformation to a customer led business.


What she offers you

Linda’s unparalleled success in customer service management serves as an inspiring model of performance delivered through people. Linda demonstrates how the connection between high levels of staff engagement leads to increased customer satisfaction and business success.


How she presents

Linda’s insights into her successes and experiences are invigorating and thought provokingmaking hera perfect choice at a wide range of speaking engagements.

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