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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 05 2017

Julius Van de Laar

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Political Strategist & Campaigning Consultant

Julius Van de LaarJulius van de Laar is a digital media strategist who advises clients on campaign strategy, positioning and message development, social and digital strategy. He served as President Obama‘s Youth Vote and Regional GOTV Director during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaign in Ohio.

“One of the top 40 up-and-coming talents in German politics” Capital magazine


In detail

Julius van de Laar has worked as a campaign and strategy consultant for profit and non-profit organisations.After studying Political Science and Communication in the USA, Julius dedicated two years to serving as a full-time campaigner on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. As Chief of Staff in Ohio, Julius also worked for Barack Obama’s second election campaign. Ohio is one of the key swing states – and was ultimately decisive in returning Obama to the White House for a second term as President of the United States. After Obama’s election victory, he brought his expertise as an external consultant to the 2009 German Bundestag election campaign. He subsequently held the post of Director and Spokesman of the German section of the campaign organization Avaaz.


What he offers you

Media strategist Julius will share a behind the scenes look into some of the most effective online and social media tactics, presenting case studies and concrete tools that are used today by leading political campaigns. Speaking about innovative campaigning strategies and provide a first-hand account on how campaigns empower millions to become active in the political process by giving a voice to anyone with an internet connection.


How he presents

Julius is an engaging and innovative speaker able to apply his insights and experience to the work of others with wit and passion.

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Mar 13 2017

Mark van Rijmenam

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Founder of Datafloq

Mark van RijmenamMark van Rijmenam is an entrepreneur with a drive for disruptive innovation and Founder of Datafloq,the One-Stop Source for Big Data, connecting all stakeholders within the global Big Data market.He is also founding partner of the Australian think tank The Digital Leadership Initiative and is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer.

“Disruptive change is coming your way”


In detail

Mark’s objective is to be a catalyst for global innovation and to enable organizations and societies to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. Mark believes in sustainable, social and economic responsibility when doing business or creating companies. He encourages the use of the latest trends such as Big Data, Robotics, Virtual reality, Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology or 3D printing to change and improve the world and create a better place for all. He is aware of the latest trends in the world that impact organisations.Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney.


What he offers you

Mark provides audiences with a glimpse of the future and how your organisation should be ready for it. Using countless inspiring examples of organisations from around the world, Mark provides handles how to deal with Big Data and our changing world.


How he presents

His keynote speeches are inspirational and provide the audience a deep understanding about the accelerated change that we are currently experiencing.

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Mar 08 2017

Jonty Hurwitz

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Co- Founder Wonga.com

Jonty HurwitzJonty Hurwitz is a leading financial and technological innovator and a highly successful entrepreneur. He co-founded Wonga.com in 2007; the multi-award winning online micro-loan company, that grew to a staggering scale in just five years.

“A leading financial and technological innovator”


In detail

Wonga was voted Europe’s fastest-growing on-line company and won the Sunday TimesTechTrack 100 in 2012.Jonty designed and built the first automated risk processing technology, to provide real-time unsecured personal loans online, including via a mobile app; and also the first company world-wide to provide an instant lending application app on the iPhone. He is a world leading specialist in several areas including consumer risk in the cloud, user interfaces for consumer finance, understanding mobile and internet customer behaviour for finance and cloud based financial computing. Jonty is also a widely collected and exhibited sculptor and artist. He has won several international awards for art, business and technology applying this idea.


What he offers you

Jonty shares with audiences worldwide the rise of robo-advisers and gives tips on how to remain relevant in the digital age. Jonty places significant focus on cultivating an innovative culture in order to be in the forefront of leadership, innovation and technology


How he presents

Instrumental in bringing into focus the fact that technological innovation is happening so fast that it’s hard to keep up, Jonty’s high content presentations are delivered in his personal, yet professional style.

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Mar 01 2017

Andrew Keen

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Renowned Commentator on the Digital Revolution

Andrew KeenAndrew Keen, Entrepreneur, Author and Broadcaster is among the world’s best known contemporary analysts of digital business and culture, and commentators on the digital revolution. He is executive director of the Silicon Valley innovation salonFutureCast.

“The most famous British tech voice in the US”


In detail

Andrew is the author of three books and his current international hit ‘The Internet is Not the Answer’ which TheSunday Times acclaimed as a “powerful, frightening read”. He is the host of the popular Internet chat show Keen On, a Senior Fellow at CALinnovates, a columnist for CNN and a much acclaimed public speaker around the world. In 2015, he was named by GQ magazine in their list of the “100 Most Connected Men”. As a pioneering Silicon Valley based Internet entrepreneur, Andrew founded Audiocafe.com and built it into a popular first generation Internet music company. He has also co-founded a number of other Silicon Valley start-up ventures including afterTV and now.tv.


What he offers you

One of the world’s most influential thinkers on 21st century business, technology and media, Keen is renowned for his controversial commentary on the digital revolution and its impact on culture and the economy. “If you don’t think your company is vulnerable to the digital revolution, then your company is dead,” says Keen.


How he presents

Andrew is an eloquent and passionate speaker, he is sharp-witted and often extremely funny.

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Feb 08 2017

Robert Brunner

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Former Director of Industrial Design for Apple Computer (1989- 1996) and Founder at Ammunition Design Group

robert-brunnerRobert Brunner is a designer and Creative Director best known for his work at Apple Computers. As well as providing design and packaging for Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and many more, Ammunition have effectively reinvented the personal audio market with the acclaimed Beats by Dr Dre headphones and earphones ranges.Robert believes design is not just something creatives do, but something that permeates a business and a brand from top to bottom, via product manufacture and through to the users.

“Iconic industrial designer”


In detail

After founding Lunar Design, Robert was employed by Apple’s design team. He was appointed Apple’s Director of Industrial Design by the end of the decade.At Apple, Robert led the design team on all of the company’s computer products, most notably the PowerBook, laying the foundations for moving computers from the utilitarian to the desirable. This ethos would define Apple and would arguably be responsible for making them into the most powerful brand and technology company in the world.After Apple Robert became a partner at Pentagram, the acclaimed brand and design company working with clients including Citibank, United Airlines, Nike, and Dell. He then founded the creative company Ammunition which focuses on the cross-over between product design, branding and user experience.


What he offers you

Robert Brunner’s speeches are direct and insightful when it comes to design and issues of corporate branding. During his time at the incredibly successful personal computing company, he led the design of the original PowerBook and went on to later lead his own design firm called Ammunition LLC. Though much of his work focuses on the aesthetic appeal of products, Robert Brunner’s speeches often emphasize the importance of a brand’s connectivity to their audience, and how important it is to create a deeper connection to consumers.


How he presents

A talented speaker with a knack for communicating his ideas very clearly, Robert Brunner is a well-respected and leading thinker in his industry, and for good reason.

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Feb 01 2017

Chris Valasek

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Security Lead, Uber Advanced Technologies Center & Renowned ‘White Hat’ Hacker

Chris ValasekChris Valasek is a Security Lead at Uber’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh. He made worldwide headlines for his remote hack of the 2014 Jeep Cherokeewhere he obtainedphysical control of the vehicle.

“I’m a professional breaker – someone who breaks things for a living”


In detail

Chris’ research and expertise is not only limited to the automotive industry, even though Chris was one of the first researchers to publicly discuss automotive security issues in detail. His release of a library to physically control vehicles through the CAN (Controller Area Network) bus garnered worldwide media attention. He specialises in offensive research methodologies with a focus on reverse engineering and exploitation. Chris has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and is the chairman of SummerCon, America’s longest running hacker conference. He was previously at IOActive, the security firm where he had served as director of vehicle security research.


What he offers you

A popular speaker on security flaws in various technologies and devices, and solutions for preventing and alleviating such critical issues, he has presented at such preeminent cyber security conferences around the world, including BlackHat USA, DEFCON and Infiltrate, as well as TEDx.


How he presents

Highly regarded for his work in the automotive security arena, Chris captivates audiences as he reveals how various technologies can easily be hacked and strategies for improving the security of our devices.

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Jan 30 2017

Tamara Lohan

Co-Founder of Mr and Mrs Smith

tamara-lohanTamara Lohan is the entrepreneur behind the ‘aspirational but still accessible’ travel brand Mr & Mrs Smith. Tamara, CTO of the company, leads the development team who power the cutting-edge technology behind the website, the booking engine and the iPhone app. She has also launched the brand extension Smith & Family – for family travel. In 2014, Tamara was awarded an MBE for services to the British travel industry.

“The Art of Travel”


In detail

Tamara grew up between Spain and the UK and studied languages at Oxford University. She caught the travel bug in her teens and her first job out of university took her to Brazil to launch a new energy drink. Tamara worked in marketing for major brands such as Honda, Unilever and Ericsson and honed her technical knowledge through many data-driven projects, including building large CRM databases through online channels. In 2002 Tamara left the corporate world to help run the family business – an exclusive introductions agency called The County Register, which also gave her the freedom to launch Mr & Mrs Smith. The business now has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Ibiza and represents around 1000 of the world’s best boutique hotels.


What she offers you

Tamara’s astute and honest speeches enthuse and inform budding entrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into functioning businesses.


How she presents

Tamara provides her audiences with very practical take-aways. Her experience and knowledge make her presentations both highly respected and memorable.

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Jan 20 2017

Oscar Salazar

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Uber Co-founder, Tech CEO and CTO

oscar-salazarOscar Salazar is a seasoned entrepreneur, senior executive, and investor in numerous successful technology firms. He is one of the three original founders and former CTO of the transportation tech giant known as Uber. He has recently launched Ogon LLC, an advisory company through which he provides strategic, technical and marketing advice to entities such as Rubicon Global Inc., ALEX AND ANI, Sontra Cargo and many others, both in the U.S. and internationally.


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Jan 09 2017

Eric Berlow

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Complexity Scientist, TED Senior Fellow & Co-Founder of Vibrant Data Inc.

eric-berlowEric Berlow is an internationally recognised ecologist, complexity scientist and speaker who specialises in not specializing. He is co-founder of Vibrant Data Inc., a company with a social mission to help people think more holistically about complex problems. Vibrant Data is building mappr – a cloud-based, multimedia, interactive network visualization and publishing platform to share stories about how things are connected. Their affiliated mapprlabs leverages mappr to help untangle complex problems that hold the promise of exceptional positive impact for humanity.

“Eric is named among the Top 100 creatives by Origin magazine”


In detail

He was the founding director of the University of California’s first environmental research center in Yosemite National Park, where he continues to research climate change impacts to protected ecosystems and endangered species. Since 2004 Eric has been a Research Scientist at Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Laboratory, Berkeley CA. He is a TED Senior Fellow and his talk with Sean Gourley was named one of the top 8 data visualization talks on TED.com. Eric earned a BA in Biology from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Ecology from Oregon State University.


What he offers you

Eric applies his work on ecosystems to the business world, to help audiences rethink the way they structure their business. He helps audiences from any industry think bigger, question prevailing wisdom, and better assess their market.


How he presents

Eloquent and thought provoking, Eric’s presentations are invaluable sources of actionable information that engages audiences around the globe.

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