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Aug 25 2017

Fabian Westerheide

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Entrepreneur and investor for Artificial Intelligence

Fabian WesterheideFabian Westerheide delivers inspiring and passionate key-note speeches on the world of Artificial Intelligence. As an en-trepreneur of the digital industry, author and investor, Fabian Westerheide is involved in over 40 companies. Furthermore, he is the organizer of the biggest Conference of Artificial Intelli-gence “Rise of AI”, coordinator for Artificial Intelligence at the Federal Association of German Start-Ups (Bundesverband deutscher Start-Ups) and Ex-pert for Artificial Intelligence for the Bundestag.

“AI may be the ultimate invention of humanity”


In detail

In addition to several TEDx lec-tures and presentations at in-ternational technology confe-rences, Fabian Westerheide regularly talks about the status, the development and the future with Artificial Intelligence for companies like Daimler, Micro-soft, Audi, Commerzbank, Tele-kom; Parties and foundations. Artificial Intelligence offers op-portunities and challenges for companies, education, politics and society. It affects us all and needs to be understood and discussed in time.


What he offers you

Fabian understands why Artificial Intelligence becomes (again) re-levant today. He defines AI and gives a comprehensive overview of the current state of technology. Afterwards, Fabian Westerheide discusses further questions, be-fore he finally gives an outlook on trends and developments of artifi-cial intelligence.


How he presents

Fabian speaks thrilling and em-bodies the seriousness of a per-son whose daily work consists of artificial intelligence at the same time. He sets a high pace, ex-plains also complex contexts in a comprehensive way and encou-rages his listeners to reflect and think about AI as it is about to be-come more and more an element of our daily (work) life.

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Jul 06 2017

Dhiraj Mukherjee

Co-Founder of Shazam & Entrepreneur

Dhiraj MukherjeeDhiraj Mukherjee is an experienced digital business executive and entrepreneur, with a proven track record in both corporate and start-up environments. Dhiraj was previously Head of Banking Innovation at Virgin Money, where he was responsible for developing and implementing disruptive new digital banking products, propositions and partnerships.

“Recognised by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s Top 50 technology entrepreneurs in 2015”


In detail

In 2000, Dhiraj co-founded billion-dollar company Shazam, the world’s first mobile phone-based music recognition service. He was a Director of Shazam from 2000-2004, and raised £600,000 in seed funding and over £10m in venture capital investment over three rounds. Dhiraj has been a Board observer for Shazam since 2004, and is actively engaged in shaping overall product and corporate strategy. Previously, Dhiraj has worked in strategy and innovation roles within disruptive and high growth companies, including Bauer Media, Infosys Limited, ?What If!, Reuters and Save the Children. Dhiraj is also an active angel investor, mentor to emerging technology start ups, and advisor to venture capital firms.


What he offers you

Dhiraj shares with audiences the story of Shazam, one of pure innovation, foresight, and friendship. He speaks about the early days and the corresponding ups and downs and how he co-created one of the best known brands in music.


How he presents

Dhiraj is an inspirational entrepreneur who motivates audiences with his entrepreneurial spirit. He is a popular speaker at events around the globe.

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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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May 10 2017

Ben Towers

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Multi Award Winning Young Entrepreneur

Ben TowersBen Towers is a young entrepreneur who started his own web design company at the age of 11. He has grown and developed his businesses to cover branding and a thriving social media consultancy. Widely acclaimed by the British business community, he’s been named NatWest Entrepreneur of the Year.

“One of the UK’s most exciting entrepreneurs”
Sir Richard Branson


In detail

At only 18 years old Ben runs a successful marketing agency (Towers Design) working with leading brands all over the world to engage them with the next generation via social media and effective campaigns. He was named by The Times at the top of their Super Teen Power List in the world. Ben adopts a somewhat different view of business as most may believe. He lives to the statement, “running a business is all about enjoying yourself and solving a problem.Following Ben’s success, he has been invited to share his story as a keynote speaker at some of the world’s largest conferences, appear on radio shows all around the globe and star in numerous TV shows (most notably BBC Breakfast and CBBC show Pocket Money Pitch).


What he offers you

In his conferences, Ben offers his invaluable insightson the social media landscape going into what’s new, what’s fading from popularity, and who’s using what platform. He uses his extensive network, experience and creativity to consult in businesses of all sizes helping them appeal to millennials and also work on the technical side of the business to ensure it is as innovative and current as possible.


How he presents

Ben shares his inspirational story in a captivating and enjoyable way. He isa powerful and influential teenager with an amazing story to share and following this is highly sought after.

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May 05 2017

Oscar Farinetti

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Italian entrepreneur, founder of Eataly

Oscar FarinettiOscar Farinetti, is the founder of Eataly, the largest Italian marketplace in the world, comprising a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, bakery, retail items, and a cooking school. Oscar’s aim is to make high quality Italian foods available to everyone, at fair prices and in an environment where people can shop, taste and learn. At the moment Eataly controls 28 megastores in many countries among which United States, Japan, UAE, Italy, Turkey and Brazil, Germany, France. In 2014 Eataly opened its big 5,000 sam store in Piazza XXV Aprile in Milan. its turnover reaches 400 million euro.

The New York Times describes as “a megastore that combines elements of a bustling European open market, a Whole-Foods-style supermarket, a high-end food court and a New Age learning center”.


In detail

Farinetti was born in 1954. In 1967 his father founded a small supermarket called UniEuro. A few years later Oscar became actively involved in the business. 1978 he was appointed board member and then CEO and Chairman until 2003. In that year he decided to sell UniEuro to Dixon Retail for £ 230 million in order to focus on the new enterprise Eataly.


What he offers you

Farinetti’s disruptive model has received significant media attention. His methods have been covered by publications including Forbes, The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Chicago Culture.


How he presents

Oscar’s communicative style, simple and direct, has made him increasingly popular, becoming a point of reference, not only in the business world: his lessons of courage propose an approach to life based on honesty, and tenacity but also on the astuteness, meant as the ability to seize the best opportunities.

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Mar 17 2017

Ross Brawn

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Hugely Successful F1 Mogul

Ross BrawnRoss Brawn OBE is perhaps one of the most successful team principals Formula One has ever seen. Ross has worked with the sport’s leading teams and overseen some of the sport’s most talented drivers.

“Brawn is the most successful technical director in Formula One history”


In detail

Beginning his career in motorsport at March Engineering in 1976, Ross quickly moved up the ranks before being employed by Sir Frank Williams for the newly formed Williams F1 team. He has worked for a number of Formula One teams notably as the technical director of the championship-winning Benetton Formula and Scuderia Ferrari teams. He took a sabbatical from the sport in 2007, but returned to F1 for the 2008 season as Team Principal of Honda F1. He became the owner of the Brawn GP team, which acquired the Honda team in early 2009. Brawn GP was bought out by Mercedes-Benz in November 2009 in a deal reported to be worth £110m.He retired from the sport at the end of 2013.


What he offers you


Ross Brawn is a hugely knowledgeable motorsport speaker with extensive experience of the technical and physical side of the sport,he will intrigue and enlighten guests in any aspect of what makes Formula One so special.


How he presents

Ross had enjoyed one of the most illustrious careers ever seen within F1, making him a highly desirable personality to talk at events as a motorsport speaker.

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Feb 15 2017

Jerry Kaplan

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Artificial Intelligence Expert

jerry-kaplanJerry Kaplan is a global thought leader, speaker, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and best-selling author. A renowned Silicon Valley veteran, Jerry founded several storied technology companies over his 35-year career, two of which became public companies. Inventor on more than a dozen patents, he has published over 20 referred papers in academic journals and conference proceedings including the Communications of the ACM, IEEE Computer Society, Association of Computational Linguistics, and Computer Music Journal.

“Artificial Intelligence Expert”


In detail

Jerry may be best known for his key role in defining the tablet computer industry as the founding CEO of GO Corporation in 1987. Two decades before the iPad, Kaplan envisioned a new kind of computer that would be used like a ‘tablet of paper’, with a touch-sensitive screen. Jerry is currently a Fellow at The Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford University Law School. He also teaches Social and Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence as a Visiting Lecturer in Stanford’s top-ranked Computer Science Department. Jerry was awarded the 1998 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Northern California and received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from California International Business University(2004).


What he offers you

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technology expert Jerry Kaplan is uniquely qualified to explain the impact of Artificial Intelligence to corporate and conference audiences. Energize your event with a timely and relevant presentation from one of the leading thinkers of our time.


How he presents

His dynamic, visionary keynotes engage and inspire participants across the globe. Kaplan has an extraordinary gift for unpacking complex legal, social, and economic issues into clear, memorable insights that spark discussion and creativity.

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Dec 30 2016

Alice Thompson

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Founder of Social Bite and Social Entrepreneur

alice-thompsonAlice Thompson is the founder of Social Bite and one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs. Alice tells the story of her journey to Social Bite & explains how she took the idea of Social Business and has used it to transform the lives of the formerly homeless staff, addressing many of the social challenges that are traditionally the responsibility of the public services.

“Inspiring, important, emotive and thought provoking”


In detail

Having started out in the events business at the tender age of 19, Alice travelled to Bangladesh in 2011 to meet Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prof Muhammad Yunus to convince him to speak at the first ever Scottish Business Awards. What she got instead was a different direction in life. She sold the events business and ploughed every penny into opening the first Social Bite shop in Edinburgh. In the last 4 years Social Bite went from one small shop to eight operating units and from 10 staff to 100 staff. All while continuing to run The Scottish Business Awards, which has in the last 5 years seen speakers such as President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, George Clooney and the 2016 speaker Leonardo DiCaprio.


What she offers you

Alice has had the unique experience of being able to harness the power of business and direct it towards society’s toughest problems, from homelessness to addiction, abuse, discrimination and mental health. By telling her emotional and sometimes hilarious story, Alice gives a fresh, unique and honest look into her experience of entrepreneurship, and raises your awareness to the power we and the council have to make a real difference, if we want to.


How she presents

A heart felt, emotional and commanding speaker who can bring the audience to tears and always leave them wanting to create a better world, for everyone, either through the immense power of business or by what we can do on a local or individual basis.

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Dec 28 2016

Marc Hauser

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Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur and Adventurer

marc-hauserMarc Hauser is a successful speaker, adventurer and entrepreneur. He is an exceptional motivator with first-hand experience. He has the ability to empower people to make unbelievable things possible because he did it himself.His motivational speeches are around the topics of courage, endurance and making dreams tangible. Marc reveals the background for his experience, substantiated with scientific insights. He depicts experiences in-depth and intensely.

“The world belongs to the creatives”


In detail

Although afraid of heights, Marc set the world record for the fastest horizontal free fall in speed tracking, a form of skydiving in 2012. As a conceptual artist he sold the second most expensive picture at his first exhibition, without really being able to paint.As an entrepreneur, he established the naming agency erfolgswelle® Ltd. as a leading agency in Europe within just six months. For Marc, a name is definitely a success factor. A name is a proof of existence. He is convinced that as soon as we are able to shout our big dreams out loud, we become their designer.


What he offers you

Marc Hauser has the unique ability to understand, implement and realize desires and dream. He facilitates the path from idea to action and inspires his audience to do the same. When Marc enters a room and begins a speech, he brings fresh motivation and new courage with a long-term effect: Successful self-management becomes tangible.


How he presents

Marc combines information and emotion as infotainment with a good portion of humor. He inspires people to perform their own heroic deeds.

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Dec 19 2016

Christopher Rodrigues

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Economist, Strategic Leadership, Businessman

christopher-rodriguesChristopher Rodrigues was appointed Chair of the British Council in May 2016. He divides his time between the British Council, VisitBritain, the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association, Openwork Holdings Ltd and the Port of London Authority, all of which he is also Chair. He is pro-bono Chairman of The Almeida Theatre and is a Vice Chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council.

“A great ambassador for British tourism”


In detail

His previous career includes terms as President and CEO of Visa International; Group Chief Executive of Bradford and Bingley, Group Chief Executive at Thomas Cook and various senior positions at American Express. He stepped down as Chairman of International Personal Finance and Windsor Leadership at the end of April 2015, following a period of 8 years as Chairman of both organisations. Christopher was also on the Council and a Trustee of the National Trust until he stepped down in July 2016. Christopher is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Harvard Business School. Christopher was made a Commander of the British Empire in the 2007 New Year Honours list for services to British business interests and charitable works in the UK and USA.


What he offers you

Christopher works alongside the private and public sector partners in England, Scotland and Wales to strengthen the marketing of Britain as a tourist destination overseas. Christopher has a vast knowledge of international cultural and educational topics and with many years’ experience in tourism; he is knowledgeable and passionate about his subject.


How he presents

Christopher is a highly successful businessman who speaks with an incisive understanding and enlightened capacity to explain and discuss invaluable business insights to his audience.

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