Jan 19 2018

Jeff Wallace

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Founder and CEO of Global Kinetics

Jeff WallaceJeff Wallace is the Founder and President of Global Kinetics Inc., a Bay Area based corporate advisor and market development accelerator partner to early-to-mid stage clients seeking to establish or expand operations within the U.S. marketplace as well as a long-standing enterprise mobility industry veteran.

“An acclaimed expert in Enterprise Mobility oriented to business”


In detail

Jeff is also the President and Co-Founder of HubSV as well asthe Founding Investor of The Batchery. In addition, Jeff is an Entrepreneur in Residence for SKTA Innopartners and a SkyAdvisor at the University of California at Berkeley’s startup incubator, SkyDeck. Prior to this, Jeff was a serial entrepreneur having founded several businesses since the mid-1990s. In fact, Jeff was awarded the prestigious BridgeGate 20 Award, recognising him as one of the top 20 business leaders and “difference makers” in Southern California’s information technology and new media community. In addition, Jeff serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Enterprise Mobility Exchange and is a mentor and advisor to several Bay Area/Silicon Valley technology accelerators.


What he offers you

Jeff’s presentation allows audiences worldwide to take a dive into the fundamental aspects of mobility in order to be at the forefront of new technologies, both personal and in business. He also has great insights on innovation and disruption and how we can think about bringing disruption to our work environment.His presentations very actionable, practical and relevant to their businesses.


How he presents

Preparing each presentation to ideally match the brief, Jeff’s lectures are thought provoking, very practical and applicable in the guidance that he offers to his audiences.

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Jan 17 2018

Chris Bonington

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World Renowned Climber and Adventurer

Sir Chris BoningtonSir Chris Bonington is one of the most successful expedition leaders in the world having led the teams that made the first ascents of the South Face of Annapurna and the South West Face of Everest. He has been at the cutting edge of climbing for several years making first ascents of twenty peaks in the greater ranges of the world.

“A Mountaineering Icon”


In detail

Chris is President of the British Mountaineering Council and President of the Council for National Parks. He is also Chairman of Berghaus, Britain’s most successful outdoors clothing brand. He has been awarded the prestigious Founders Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, been made a Commander of the British Empire and received a knighthood in 1996. His ascent of the Ogre with Doug Scott in 1978 was only repeated after twenty attempts in 2002. He still climbs actively and made a first ascent of an unclimbed peak in the Kulu range of the Indian Himalaya in 2003.


What he offers you


Chris Bonington is more than just a mountaineer, writer and lecturer. He is now one of the country’s leading motivational speakers for business. Chris talks you through his expeditions, making the links between what he does so successfully on the mountain with business today. Audiences are inspired, thrilled and more than ready to climb their own Everest.


How he presents


Leading the way with audio-visual presentations, Chris is now going digital. This enables him to use his stunning visuals, computer animation and video all together in his engaging presentations.

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Jan 15 2018

Jeffrey Archer

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Best-Selling Author and Former Politician

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer is a former politician, a serving Member of the House of Lords, and a worldwide bestselling writer. Jeffrey has written sixteen novels, six sets of short stories, three plays (all of which have been performed in London’s West End), three children’s book, two screenplays and a Gospel. He is published in more than 97 countries and 37 languages, and has international sales passing 250 million copies.


Jeffrey Archer is one of the world’s most successful storytellers


In detail

Jeffrey ran a successful campaign for Mayor of London for two and a half years, from 1997 and was selected as the official Conservative Party Candidate for London’s Mayor in October 1999 by an overwhelming majority; in November that same year, he withdrew his candidacy, having been charged with perjury and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment, and was released in July 2003 having served two years.


What he offers you

Jeffrey is able to share his unique knowledge and experiences and inspire a crowd. His talks focus on his life, politics and the elements necessary to write a bestseller.


How he presents

With a wealth of anecdotes Jeffrey’s presentations are both entertaining and inspiring making him highly sought-after at events across the country.

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Jan 12 2018

Chi Wai Lai

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Paraplegic Rock Climber

Chi Wai LaiChi Wai Lai, was once the world’s No 8 Rock Climber, 4-time winner of the Asian Rock Climbing Championship, and world’s first Chinese winner of X-Game. At the age of 28, Lai met a devastating car accident that rendered him paraplegic in the lower part of his body. Instead of wallowing in misery, he decided he would not allow adversity to stop him from pursuing his dream.


“ The King of Lion Rock”


In detail

In 2016, the 5th anniversary of his terrible accident, strapping himself to his wheelchair, relying on the strength of his upper body and his unbeatable determination and endurance, Chi-Wai strived to climb up the Lion Rock, a symbol of Hong Kong’s spirit – persistence, resilience and unity. And, he did it! He fulfilled the promise he made to himself that he will be back to the peak of Lion Rock in five years. This meaningful and stunning act attracted a vast amount of local and overseas media coverage and swamped many influential social press and online media.Chi-Wai is the author of ‘Climbing over the High Wall of Life’.


What he offers you

During his journey of rehabilitation, Lai started to realize the power of his optimism. He started to see how his personal experience could ignite the hope of others who are at the lowest of ones’ life. Lai began to spread his story through large and small speaking events.


How he presents

Chi-Wai is well-known at delivering an impactful, touching and inspiring story in a light-hearted and captivating way. He likes using a down-to-earth approach with humorous analogies to engage the audience, and always touches the soul of the audience.

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Jan 11 2018

Rutger Bregman

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Journalist, Historian& Author

Rutger BregmanRutger Bregman is a journalist and one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His ‘History of Progress’ was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book. He has twice been nominated for the European Press Prize.

“The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas” – The Guardian


In detail



Who are the visionaries who drive human progress? The answer, as we all know, is the geeks, the free spirits and the crazy dreamers, who turn their noses up at authority. ‘Utopia for Realists’ originated on The Correspondent, an online journalism platform in Amsterdam that serves as an antidote to the daily news grind. The Correspondent got its start in the spring of 2013 with a record-breaking crowd funding campaign. Since then, members get to read and share quality pieces that provide context for interpreting other news stories and the world around us. Journalists in turn benefit from a ready network of member expertise.The stories emerging from this unique online collaboration are changing journalism.


What he offers you

Our day-to-day reality – life expectancy, health, wealth, and education were considered unrealistic and utopian in the eighteenth century. So, what’s next? Rutgerexplores how utopian ideals like a basic living income and a fifteen-hour work week could become a reality in our lifetime.


How he presents

Rutger’s transformational thinking bursts with hope and optimism, and will revolutionise your perspective on welfare, money, and society.

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Jan 08 2018

Glenn D Rolfsen

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Psychotherapist, Teacher and Leadership Consultant

Glenn D RolfsenGlenn D Rolfsen is a psychotherapist working in the corporate health service in Oslo. He has worked as a teacher to educate gestalt therapists in Norway and several European countries. As corporate counsel and leadership consultant he works daily to improve the working life quality for employees.

“A renowned Gestalt Psychotherapist”


In detail

Glenn has shown his concept of how to change an unhealthy and toxic work environment by presenting a clever and easy guide to prevent backbiting at work. He has been a Keynote speaker at the World Health Organisation (WHO) with hisGozzip 2018 concept to all 155 member states. The concept is used on the Global Respectful Workplace Day on 7th December, every year. He has also been the Keynote speaker for HR organisations in Europe. As a speaker and psychotherapist, Glenn has become an expert with his knowledge of the importance of psychosocial work in companies that succeed and what factors are involved.


What he offers you

Glenn has addressed over five hundred major national and international companies and has gained a reputation as a brilliant raconteur as well as an engaging and knowledgeable keynote speaker.


How he presents

Glenn brings an element of humour to his wide range of subjects. A versatile presenter Glenn is in demand as a keynote speaker.

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Jan 05 2018

Mel Carson

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Social Media, Branding and Digital PR Expert

Mel CarsonMel Carson is the founder of the US based consultancy Delightful Communications which helps businesses and individuals understand and successfully apply strategies that focus on Social Media, Digital PR and Personal Branding. Mel also relishes his work as US Brand Ambassador for Majestic SEO, evangelizing the largest publically available link intelligence database and toolset to marketers and advertising professionals.

“A leading expert on Social Media and Digital Marketing”


In detail

Mel worked for 7 years as Digital Marketing Evangelist at Microsoft Advertising and was responsible for building relationships within the online advertising community. He was also part of the team that planned and executed the UK roll-out of the Microsoft ad Center in 2006 and helped to set up Microsoft’s Advertising Community Team that same year when it became apparent that Social Media Marketing was going to be huge. Mel began career as an editor at the search engine LookSmart in 2000 and was Account Director at 24/7 Search. He lectured on MBA, MSc and marketing courses at Cranfield School of Management and London University.


What he offers you

For well over a decade Mel continues to inspire decision makers around the world from a wide range of businesses to understand and to make the most of the explosion in the use of digital media and technology.


How he presents

Creative, compelling, emotional, engaging and visionary, Mel’s presentations are highly inspirational as well as practical and resonate deeply with audiences around the globe.

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Jan 03 2018

Brandon Stanton

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Photographer & Blogger

Brandon StantonBrandon Stanton is an American photographer and blogger. He is most known as the founder of Humans of New York, a popular photojournalistic work that has over 17.2 million likes on Facebook and around 4.6 million followers on Instagram as of January 2016. Since 2010, Brandon has taken hundreds of street photographic portraits of ordinary people living and working primarily in New York City, accompanied by snippets of conversations about their lives.

“One of Time Magazine’s 30 Under 30 People Changing The World”


In detail

Brandon studied History at the University of Georgia. In 2010, he bought a camera while working as a bond trader in Chicago and started taking photographs on the weekends. When he lost his job, he decided to pursue photography full-time. Moving to New York, he set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their portraits on a map of the city. ’Humans of New York’ reached number 1 position on the NYT Non-Fiction Best Sellers and remained on the list for 26 weeks, again reaching the number one position a year after being published.


What he offers you

Coming from a very humble background and having interest in almost everything surrounding him, Brandon is a house of wisdom from the new generation. His work provides the story that a normal human would miss and intrigues a thought provoking process. His talks are elaborate, informative and interesting.


How he presents

Unconventional with an extraordinary ability to see daily situations with a different eye, Brandon leaves his audiences surprised, engaged and full of energy.

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Jan 01 2018

Manuel Castells

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Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society

Manuel CastellsManuel Castells is Professor of Communication and the holder of the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. He is a Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona and Professor Emeritus of Sociology and of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.

“Governments can no longer govern; they can only negotiate”


In detail

Between 1967 and 1979 he was associate professor of sociology at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences at the University of Paris. In 1979 he was appointed Professor of City and Regional Planning and of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has lectured in over 300 academic institutions in 43 countries.


What he offers you

Manuel Castells is the most influential urban theorist of our time and has revolutionized modern thought on the processes of advanced capitalism and the generation of inequality. His forward thinking views reflect the panoramic breadth of his knowledge, the clarity of his approach, and the scholarly rigor and intellectual depth of his theoretical methods.


How he presents

Manuel is a brilliant speaker who brings great depth to his immaculately researched presentations in which he skilfully demonstrates his analytical prowess.

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Dec 29 2017

VusiThembekwayo

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Entrepreneur & Global Speaker

VusiThembekwayoVusiThembekwayo is a Global Business Speaker, private equity CEO, CEO of MyGrowthFund and an Iconoclasts merchant. Today he is one of the youngest directors of a listed company and is the CEO of a boutique investment and advisory firm.

“The edge of chaos is the world in which he lives.”


In detail

VusiThembekwayo is making waves internationally as a thought-provoking young business leader from the continent with many ideas on solving economic issues in Africa. His mission is to change the African narrative by challenging the mindset and approach towards achieving economic freedom.
Vusi has been the catalyst for change in businesses across the globe through expertise in strategy, leadership and sales. Ranked number 1 in public speaking at the age of 17, Vusi went on to receive third place in the world at the English-Speaking Union International Competition. He delivered his first professional talk in 2002 and over the past 15years he has been gracing the global stage with his humour, and charisma.


What he offers you

He doesn’t just talk business – he lives it. He does more than inspire revolution, he initiates it. He has been the catalyst for change in businesses across the globe through expertise in strategy, leadership and sales.


How he presents

Vusi delivers the messages your business needs to hear – like it or not, with great content and hilarious anecdotes.

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