Jun 16 2017

Yael Zofi

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Virtual Team Expert and Cross Cultural Coach &Speaker, Global Business Consultant

Yael ZofiYael Zofi is a global business consultant who has transformed modern workplaces for more than 25 years with her ground-breaking work in cross-cultural communications and virtual team management. Her impact is evident at global companies, such as JP Morgan Chase and General Electric and Pfizer.

“Connection is a common denominator across the human experience, and it goes beyond time and space transcending all boundaries.”


In detail

While the world was just waking up to the limitless possibilities (and pitfalls) of remote workforces and virtual teams, Yael was already consulting with some of the world’s largest global players to set up and establish best practices for their newly emerging global workforces. To handle her in-demand status and to better serve her growing list of clients, she founded AIM Strategies®, Applied Innovative Management®, a human capital consulting firm focused on connecting people’s management challenges with strategic business solutions.Yael identified patterns and solutions to the common problems these companies were having with their new global virtual teams.


What she offers you

Yael has created many team-based assessment tools, facilitated global strategy retreats, designed international talent management programs, and facilitated merger integrations with six global organizations.


How she presents

With 25+ years of consulting experience, Yael has applied behavioural science techniques and has helped countless leaders and teams focus on transformational initiatives that improve their bottom line and enable stronger human connection in the virtual workplace. Yael’s reputation as a dynamic and informative business keynote speaker will inspire any audience.

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Jun 14 2017

Vijay Kumar

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Roboticist

Vijay KumarVijay Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.


“The Future of Flying Robots”


In detail

Vijay Kumar has held many administrative positions in the School of Engineering and Applied Science including director of the GRASP Laboratory, chair of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and the position of the Deputy Dean. He served as the assistant director of robotics and cyber physical systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Dr. Kumar received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1985 and 1987 respectively. He has been on the Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics with a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania since 1987.


What he offers you

Vijay Kumar studies the control and coordination of multi-robot formations and offers audiences around the world, an insight into the popular subject of robotics, blending computer science and mechanical engineering to create the next generation of robotic wonders.


How he presents

Vijay Kumar’s speeches are energising and informative, bringing a clear and invaluable perspective to this most current of topics.

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Jun 12 2017

Sarah Wood

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Co-Founder and CEO Unruly

Sarah WoodSarah Wood is the Co-Founder and CEO of digital video content company Unruly,where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. She has grown the business from three to over 300 staff, with offices around the world.

“An expert on bringing emotional intelligence to digital advertising”


In detail

Sarah is a London tech ambassador, an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and co-founded City Unrulyversity, a free pop-up university in London with a mission to inspire the next generation of Tech City entrepreneurs.Amongst various awards, Sarah has been named VeuveClicquot’s Business Woman of the Year, City AM’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Europas Awards’ Best CEO. She’s a regular voice on broadcast media commenting on the tech sector and business. Having grown Unruly from an idea charting the popularity of viral videos to a global online video advertising company sold to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for over £100m, Sarah has been perfectly positioned to see the rise of the UK tech sector.


What she offers you

In her presentation, Sarah looks at the future of technology and the companies behind it, and the huge opportunities, as well as the reasons for concern in areas like AI, voice and the commercialisation of personal data. She also addresses issues around women in business and in technology.


How she presents

Sarahis a charismatic speaker who considers the power of online brand and marketing, what companies often misunderstand about the medium, as well as the future of the digital world.

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Jun 09 2017

Keith Ferrazzi

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#1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Chairman and Founder Ferrazzi Greenlight, Inc.

Keith FerrazziKeith Ferrazzi is recognized as a global thought leader in the relational and collaborative sciences. As Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Research Institute, he works to identify behaviours that block global organizations from reaching their goals and to transform them by coaching new behaviours that increase growth and shareholder value.

“Your insights, research and work in this field ring true, coupled with your genuine desire to educate and enlighten your audience.”


In detail

A New York Times #1 best-selling author of ‘Who’s Got Your Back’ and ‘Never Eat Alone’, as well as a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune and many other leading publications, Keith’s gained over 20 years of experience, from the C-Suite to founding his own companies, and distilled those years and experiences into practices and solutions he brings to every engagement.
More recently, in partnership with Zappos’ Tony Hsieh and Groupon’s Brad Keywell, Keith launched Yoi, a digital onboarding tool that drives transparency, improved coaching, and real-time feedback between busy managers and their new hires.


What he offers you

Keith offers audiences advice on how to dramatically accelerate the development of business relationships, drive sales, spark innovation, and create team cohesion.
A man who knows how to work the room and make things happen, Keith Ferrazzi has been called the ultimate networker. The master of building connections to colleagues, contacts, friends, and mentors, Ferrazzi recognizes the power and importance of relationships.


How he presents

Keith moves audiences to action and has been enthusiastically recognized as one of the world’s most dynamic, engaging speakers.

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Jun 07 2017

Laura Dekker

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Youngest Person Ever to Sail Around The World

Laura DekkerLaura Dekker is the youngest sailor who ever sailed solo around the globe. In August 2010, at the age of 14, Laura set sail from Gibraltar for her maiden voyage and embarked on what would become a record-breaking, 17 month journey. She successfully completed the solo circumnavigation in an 11.5-metre two-masted ketch, arriving in Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten, on 21 January 2012, having completed a solo circumnavigation at the age of 16 in 123 days.


“Record breaking adventurer”


In detail

Despite the magnitude of the achievement, it has been anything but an endpoint for Laura, who has continued to sail, both on her own and with larger crews, since completing her trip. In 2011 she was nominated for the Conny van Rietschoten Trophy, a prestigious Dutch sailing award. In 2013, Maidentrip, a documentary about her trip mostly shot by Laura and directed by Jillian Schlesinger, was aired.


What she offers you

In her presentations Laura speaks about her story and the lessons she learned from her months and years spent on – and off – the water. Her presentations are highly inspirational and motivate people around the globe.


How she presents

Her fresh and unconventional presentations make Laura Dekker a great guest at national and international events.

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Jun 05 2017

Lars Mårtensson

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Director of Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks

Lars MårtenssonLars Mårtensson is the Director of Environment and Innovation, Volvo Trucks. He is Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Life Cycle Center (hosted by Chalmers University of Technology) – the Volvo Car Group is one of its current partners.

“An expert on sustainability and innovation”


In detail

Lars’ educational background is a University degree in Chemical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy. During his 20 years at Volvo, he has been Environmental Director at Volvo Penta and Volvo Group. In his present position at Volvo Trucks, he is responsible for environment and innovation strategies and objectives. Volvo Trucks has during this time period presented the first CO2-neutral automotive production plant in the world, 7 trucks adapted for seven different renewable fuel alternatives and the first hybrid refuse truck in the world as well as innovations like Volvo Dual Clutch and Volvo Dynamic Steering. Lars was for many years the chairman of the Swedish network Climate neutral transports on road. The common objective is to reduce CO2 emissions from road transports by 50% by 2020.


What he offers you

Lars’ sessions are designed to help organisations and individuals better understand change and his vision of a digitally enabled autonomous future. He educates, inspires and empowers new thinking patterns.


How he presents

A passionate and engaging speaker, Lars’ presentations are a veritable wealth of new ideas delivered in a unique and highly creative way.

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Jun 01 2017

Shivvy Jervis

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Award-winning Futurist, Europe’s Top 30 Women in Digital

Shivvy JervisShivvy Jervis has been voted as one of the ‘most creative thinkers in tech’ and a thought leader ‘making digital Britain tick’. Shivvyis a futurist and video series creator uncovering ground breaking advances that affect us all.

“Shivvy is the winner of Britain’s Asian Women of Achievement Award”


In detail

Shivvy is particularly known for her work as the creator and host of a long-running online video series Digital Futures that has tracked up over 10 million views to date. In it, she curates fast-paced dialogue on the impact of emerging technologies with industry heavyweights and new founders alike.Shivvy champions the notion of ‘tech-for-good’ and purpose-driven innovation, the sheer power of the digital and tech arena to drive meaningful and sustainable impact. As a former business journalist, she has a sharp sense for not only what is newsworthy, but critically what will make headlines in the future.


What she offers you

Shivvy immerses herself in future technologies, the digital economy and on-line trends, making sense of these for both corporations and consumers. Shivvy demystifies some of the concepts that will radically reshape sectors, industries and ultimately our day-to-day lives


How she presents

Professional and truly powerful, this award winning speaker has many high profile credits and is an ideal choice whether speaking, or facilitating events.

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May 31 2017

Sean Culey

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Business Transformation Expert

Sean CuleySean Culey is a world leading futurist and globally recognised business transformation expert.He helps organisations define customer-centric strategies, understand the root cause of issues and develop new ways of working that create new levels of operational and financial performance.

“An internationally renowned expert on business transformation”


In detail

Sean has 25 years of global experience across numerous verticals and geographies, including a decade working for Cadbury Schweppes as a global design authority for what was the world’s largest SAP implementation, and has also been the CMO for an international business analytics company. He has been involved in a large number of complicated, innovative but exciting projects, and has worked in Australia, America, Africa and Europe in many different industry sectors such as FMCG, Food and Beverage, Healthcare, Pharma, Defence and Heavy Manufacturing, helping to improve some very diverse Supply Chains. He is a member of the Supply Chain Council European Leadership Team and a SCOR-PCertifiedpractitioner. 


What he offers you

Sean is able to offer a number of ways to help companies become more effective, efficient and profitable. He shares his ground breaking research into disruptive technologies and giving practical advice for business leaders about how they can create more agile organisations that are disruption ready, enabling them to thrive in the new era of digital business.


How he presents

Sean is passionate about companies obtaining real benefit and strategic value from their investments in people, processes and systems. He leaves his audience thinking differently.

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May 29 2017

Rodney Brooks

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Roboticist

Rodney BrooksRodney Brooks builds robots based on biological principles of movement and reasoning. The goal: a robot who can figure things out. He is the Founder and CTO of Rethink Robotics, whose mission is to apply advanced robotic intelligence to manufacturing and physical labour.

“One of the leading pioneers in robotics technology”


In detail

Rodney received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1981. From 1984 to 2010, he was on the MIT faculty, and completed his service as a Professor of Robotics. He was also the founding Director of the Institute’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and served in that role until 2007. In 1990, he co-founded iRobot where he served variously as CTO, Chairman and board member until 2011. Rodney has been honoured by election to the National Academy of Engineering and has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence andthe American Association for the Advancement of Science.


What he offers you

Dr. Rodney Brooks’ keynotes reflect the former Professor’s extensive knowledge in automatons.He shares his insights on the worlds most innovative and promising robotics projects. He is an accomplished speaker who speaks regularly to promote the value of robotics and artificial intelligence invenues throughout the world.


How he presents

A distinguished expert, Dr. Rodney Brooks provides excellent and useful inside knowledge on the topics ofAdaptive Behaviour, Applied Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Robots.

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May 26 2017

Ravi Kalakota

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CEO of E-Business Strategies and Author

Ravi KalakotaRavi Kalakota is CEO and cofounder of E-Business Strategies. An early pioneer in the area of e-commerce, he uses his research to help start-ups and large companies alike create and execute corporate digitization initiatives and next generation business models.

“A globally-recognized expert on e-business”


In detail

Ravi’s company, E-business Strategies, specializes in e-business and mobile best practices, technology architecture, B2B, CRM and Supply Chain processes. Focused on the next generation of enterprise applications, the company offers contract research, customized consulting services, speaking engagements, executive workshops, and in-depth research reports.Prior to E-Business Strategies, Dr.Kalakota was the founder, chairman and CEO of hsupply.com, a B2B e-procurement company. He was also one of the founders of a mobile venture capital firm, Isherpa Capital. He also served as the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Chair Professor of Electronic Commerce and Director of the Center for Digital Commerce at Georgia State University in Atlanta.


What he offers you

As a leading researcher and author whose powerful formulation of the e-business fundamentals has made him well known, Ravi helps companies navigate their future options, explaining the business implications as well as the infrastructure, customer, and economic issues – clearly, concisely and without ambiguity.


How he presents

Authoritative and in depth, Ravi is in demand for keynote lectures, workshops and strategy sessions in which he provides practical tools and insights for making the critical transition from strategy to execution.

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