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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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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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Nov 21 2016

Nima Abu-Wardeh

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Journalist, ME and Global Business Expert, Conference Chair

Nima Abu-WardehNima Abu-Wardeh is an award winning bilingual English-Arabic broadcast journalist. She is the Founder and CEO of Cashy and its versions Cashy campus and cashy.me: social media platforms focused primarily on personal financing. Until 2015, Nima was part of the team that launched BBC World’s Middle East Business Report covering business and finance issues of the region. She is a Young Arab Leader and the winner of the New Arab Woman Forum’s WOW media award for 2013.

“A prestigious expert on global and particularly ME business issues”


In detail

Nima started her career in journalism working for Spectrum International where she created and presented a weekly broadcast focusing on social issues. She went on to work for MBC as a producer and reporter, then she worked for FT TV, and following that, she joined the Al Jazeera London office as a business reporter. In 2000, Nima moved to Dubai to work with The Business Channel where she created, produced and presented current affairs and business programmes. In 2008 Nima was a member of the Arab Thought Foundation’s Advisory Committee.


What she offers you

Regarded as an opinion leader, Nina is approached by think-tanks, the corporate world and government organisations for her insights on global business and social issues. In addition, her experience in interviewing numerous politicians, global business leaders and decision makers make her a perfect choice to chair prestigious conferences and business meetings around the globe.


How she presents

Versatile and charismatic, Nima Abu-Wardeh is a sought after commentator on global business issues and an experienced event chair.

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Oct 14 2016

Jenn Lim

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CEO and CHO of Delivering Happiness, Business Advisor

Jenn LimJenn Lim is the CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness, a company she founded with Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and in everyday life. Jenn is dedicated to growing Delivering Happiness to inspire people, companies and communities to change their world, so together, we can change the world.

“Let’s make happy work!”


In detail

A consultant from Zappos’ start-up days in 2003, Jenn created the Zappos Culture Book, an embodiment of how companies can use happiness as a business model to increase productivity and profitability. Upon the discovery that every organisation can have similar results, Delivering Happiness evolved into the culture coach-sulting company it is today to help businesses, public and private organisations and governments actualise their own sustainable culture for positive ROI. Jenn was featured in Forbes, the NYT, TED, USA Today and CNBC amongst others and she advised companies such as PWC, Facebook, Inc., Audi of America and Marriot International Inc.


What she offers you

Jenn’s experience, combined with her development of scientific frameworks for workplace happiness, created the evidence that happier employees = happier customers = successful companies (and meaningful lives). Jenn has addressed these topics to audiences in over 30 countries and shares the practical ways of how this equation works.


How she presents

The topics Jenn touches in her presentations can be used immediately and her message makes a real difference in any organisation. She leaves her audiences highly inspired and motivated.

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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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Aug 05 2016

Helen Morris-Brown

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Founder of Really Responsible Training & Expert in Personal Development and Responsible Business Practice

Helen Morris-BrownHelen Morris-Brown is a straight-talking business speaker, adviser and coach. Helen’s client list includes TV presenters, major football clubs and leading executives from private, public and third sector organisations. She advises on becoming a Really Responsible Business, helping people to recognise and address unethical behaviour. She is an expert moderator and speaker on how to be a high-performing individual while maintaining psychological and emotional health. Her down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach is welcomed by her clients and sets her apart from many of the more conventional business speakers on the circuit.

“I wish I had the same personality when delivering a presentation”
Kerry Adams, London Fire Brigade


In detail

She left school with nothing, but quickly secured a place at one of the UK’s leading drama schools, going on to work extensively in theatre and film production. Five years later she relocated to the USA, where she specialised in sports coaching and personal training, before realising her true vocation and returning home to qualify as a business psychologist. She went on to achieve a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology eventually becoming the founder of Really Responsible Training, Helen has helped hundreds of business leaders, teams and CEOs of charities understand how to embrace change and optimise their performance.


What she offers you

Helen shares her knowledge of the psychology of human behaviour, translating scientific theory into practical solutions for people at work. She helps audiences understand emotional and physiological responses to everyday situations, raising awareness of why we behave in certain ways: such as communicating effectively in a digital world, when we have evolved to deal only with face-to-face interactions. Audiences leave her presentations motivated to behave differently and perform better as a result.


How she presents

Having worked in the entertainment industry, Helen knows how to bring psychology and neuroscience to life in her presentations. She keeps the audience engaged by combining comedy, sleight of hand and real-life stories to ensure that all the key points are memorable. She astonishes with illusions that challenge the way we think and enable people to see how the knowledge of neuroscience and psychology can benefit them at home and at work.

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Aug 01 2016

Fern Halper

Expert in Big Data & Analytics

Fern HalperFern Halper, Ph.D., is director of TDWI Research for advanced analytics. She has published hundreds of articles, research reports, speeches and webinars on data mining, information technology, business analysis and strategy development during the past 20 years. Fern is co-author of several “Dummies” books on cloud computing, hybrid cloud, service-oriented architecture, service management and big data.


“A thought leader in Big Data”


In detail

Prior to joining TDWI Fern was a partner at Hurwitz & Associates, a consulting, research and analyst firm that focuses on the customer benefits derived when advanced and emerging software technologies are used to solve business problems. She also served as Senior Vice President for enterprise applications and services for the Hurwitz Group and has held key positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. She taught courses on the use of information technology in business at several universities. Fern received her BA from Colgate University and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.


What she offers you

Big data management is one of the major challenges that businesses, industries and organisations face. A thought leader in the area of advanced information technologies, Fern helps decision makers from all fields to make their companies smarter and enables them to innovate and grow faster.


How she presents

Her challenging presentations make Fern Halper a sought-after commentator at prestigious events around the globe.

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Jun 08 2016

Kavita Oberoi

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Successful Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & TV Personality

Kavita OberoiKavita Oberoi is one of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs. From 2010 to 2013 she was co-owner of the global, award winning security company Octavian. In 2011 she set up Virtual Office providing business locations for meetings, postal addresses or temporary accommodation on a global level and in 2012 she launched Oberoi Business Hub to support new and growing businesses with prestigious office space and a support network. Kavita’s investments also include a growing commercial property portfolio.

“Britain’s 100 most entrepreneurial women”
HBOS Report, 2009


In detail

Kavita graduated with a First Class Degree in Applied Chemistry and started her career in Bayer and Pfizer. In addition to her entrepreneurial work, Kavita is also a well-known face on TV. She has appeared in many TV programmes, including The Secret Millionaire, The Apprentice You’re Fired, BBC Breakfast, Sky News, The Working Lunch, Richard & Judy, The TV Show, as a panellist on ITV Business Club, Hotel GB and Make Me A Millionaire Inventor. Kavita is also a committed philanthropist, chairing the Global Girls’ Fund Board and being a patron of the BODY Charity – ‘Being One Distinguished You’.


What she offers you

Kavita is committed to inspiring and motivating young people, businesses and business starters to reach their potential. Dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial, Kavita sets standards of excellence and these are reflected in her success.


How she presents

She is an adept speaker, delivering presentations with passion and energy, often moving audiences to action.

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Mar 18 2016

Chris Ward

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Leading Entrepreneur and Activist

Chris WardChris Ward is an author, activist, cyclist and coffee geek. With an espresso and laptop to hand, the extra productivity and creativity he is able to generate by not being ‘trapped at the office’ has resulted in him not only working with some of the world’s most successful brands (BBC to Facebook), causes (Comic Relief to London 2012 legacy) & individuals (Lewis Hamilton to Desmond Tutu) but achieving it in less than 40 hours a week.

“The boss who works from coffee shops” BBC


In detail

Chris Ward left school with one Art qualification but built and sold two successful commercial marketing agencies – Beatwax & Firstmovies, before becoming Creative Director at Comic Relief, Director on the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and legacy board member for the 2012 Olympics. He is currently Chairman of Blue Dot World, working with the likes of ITV, One Direction, Coldplay, BBC & The Nelson Mandela Foundation to engage millions of people in good causes. From founding and selling companies for multi-millions to cycling the whole of the 100th Le Tour de France route, Chris inspires a movement of people and businesses that are both thriving at work AND doing more of what makes them happy!


What he offers you

Chris shows how to be a business manager in this new landscape, through the productivity and not the presence of the staff, and how to motivate, inspire and energise. He explains how everyone can achieve literally 50% more productivity and creativity. Getting flexible, remote working right saves companies time and money while increasing the overall happiness of employees.


How he presents

Chris’ passion, commitment and energy enable him to inform and stimulate audiences of all levels. He connects with them on an emotional level and brings to life the determination to change lives.

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Feb 29 2016

Ralph Ardill

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Business Transformer, Speaker & Author

Ralph ArdillRalph Ardill, Bsc(Hons), Msc, is one of the world’s leading authorities on brand transformation and has consulted to some of the world’s leading brands, including Carlsberg, Ford, Ericsson, Coca-Cola, Hiscox, Sky and CBRE. He is an accomplished writer, speaker and consultant and in 1995 wrote one of the seminal books on Experiential Branding – simply entitled ‘Experience’ and was author of a master-class on Experience Design for the UK Design Council.

“Ralph gave a ground-breaking speech at our 3 Conference in Zurich. I have yet to met a more inspiring, captivating and modest speaker. Without doubt Ralph is one of the world’s leading authorities on brand experience.“
Dr. Urs Seiler, Smartville


In detail

Following spells as a Business Analyst for Laura Ashley, a Brand Manager for CBS Records and devising global Corporate Identity programmes for Enterprise IG Ralph then spent over a decade as Marketing and Strategic Planning Director of Imagination where he was the inspiration and driving force behind Imagination’s Brand Experience offer and where he personally led the development of the world-class Guinness Storehouse brand centre in Dublin. Since 2006 Ralph has been working as an independent consultant harnessing everything he’s learned from what he calls a “25 year apprenticeship”


What he offers you

With his unconventional wisdom, Ralph skilfully shows audiences how to successfully plan, create and subsequently offer customers a complete “brand experience”. Ralph’s aim is to help clients deliver accelerated and coherent brand-led, design-inspired transformation and growth across the total experience – inside and out – of their businesses.


How he presents

Ralph is a passionate speaker and his thought-provoking presentations are delivered in a highly engaging, pragmatic and often provocative style that de-bunks the ‘myths’ and cuts-to-the-chase of how to make real change and collaboration happen in business.

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