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Jan 24 2018

Laurent Haug

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Entrepreneur and Innovator

Laurent HaugLaurent Haug is an innovator, entrepreneur, observer, strategist, creative matchmaker and investor guiding industry leaders, start-ups and policy makers through the intricacies of emerging technologies and the larger social and economic changes that shape them.

“We cannot predict the future, but we can invent it”


In detail

Laurent is involved in projects from different domains – entrepreneurship, innovation, finance – and facilitates the sharing of ideas, experience and knowledge that lead to innovative action and new collaborative projects. He is a partner at MKS Alternative Investments, focusing on seed investment in Switzerland and internationally. He has worked at the coalface of many large organisations, designing, implementing and managing IT, online banking and web projects.Over many years, Laurent has worked with clients that include Allianz, IMD, Havas, McKinsey, UBS, Groupama, Mylan, Nespresso and Société Générale.Laurent has twice been honoured as one of the most influential person in Switzerland, won a Swiss ICT Award and has been named one of the top 20 Swiss young entrepreneurs in 2011.


What he offers you

Laurent helps fortune 500 companies and start-ups navigate the opportunities and challenges presented by the digital revolution. He explains how to anticipate disruptions using his experience and network to turn them into long term value for current and future digital native customers.


How he presents

Laurent brings perspective and concrete examples on how technology changes business. He inspires audiences worldwide with his calmness, curiosity and charisma.

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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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Dec 21 2017

Richard Browning

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Entrepreneur & Founder of Gravity Industries Ltd

Richard BrowningRichard Browning is an English inventor, entrepreneur and speaker. He founded Gravity Industries Ltd in March 2017, the company behind the “Daedalus Mark 1”, a flight suit that uses six miniature jet engines to achieve vertical flight.


“The Real Life Iron Man”


In detail

Real-life Iron Man, Richard Browning, tests the boundaries of gravity with his jet-powered suit. As the founder of Gravity, Richard’s dream was to reimagine an entirely new form of human flight, leaning on an elegant collaboration of mind and body augmented by leading-edge technology.The UK-based inventor has thrown away the rule book with his suit powered by six small jet engines.Richard was an Oil Trader with BP for 16 years. He developed new business in many countries including Azerbaijan, Mozambique, Russia and conducted trade relations with many more. Innovating the corporate structure, he has been a key player in investing in start-up technologies, exploring and scaling up business ideas, Richard has survived the bumpy road of business.


What he offers you

A brilliant speaker and inventor, Richard believes in dreaming the impossible. He is able to share his story of creation, innovation and the latest technology with zeal and wit on the corporate circuit


How he presents

A dynamic speaker, Richard captures his audiences with his insightful, memorable and informative presentations. Richard is a popular speaker at events around the globe.

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Dec 15 2017

Zoe Chance

Published by under Entrepreneurs,Women Speakers

Professor of Influence & Persuasion

Zoe ChanceZoe Chance wants to get inside your head. More specifically, the Yale School of Management Professor wants to help good people and businesses do well in the world. The more we understand what influences decision-making, the more we can make better decisions.

“A brilliant thinker with a passion for educating the brightest minds”


In detail

Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Zoe enjoyed numerous diverse and successful experiences, including marketing a $200 million segment of Barbie, developing an executive education leadership programme at Harvard University, acting on stage and film, and starting a small business.Her 4Ps Framework for Behaviour Change is the foundation for Google’s global food guidelines, helping 60,000 people make healthier choices every day. She also collaborates with various industry partners through her work at Yale’s Center for Customer Insights. Named to the Thinkers50 2016 Radar list of up-and-coming management thinkers, Zoe is passionate about turning knowledge into practice.


What she offers you

Through the lens of behavioural economics, Zoe studies and teaches persuasion and decision-making, focusing on simple ways to understand how to help others lead richer, healthier, happier lives.


How she presents

Zoe delivers engaging, interactive presentations and workshops to organisations and conferences worldwide.

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Dec 11 2017

Vinh Giang

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Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur and Magician

Vinh GiangVinh Giang is a speaker, entrepreneur and magician who believes that the mere fact that we are alive is a miracle. All the serendipitous events that had to have happened in order for us to exist since the beginning of time is just phenomenal! For this reason Vinh genuinely believes that we should do what we love and are passionate about.

“Adversity is your greatest competitive advantage”


In detail

Along his journey as an entrepreneur Vinh has learnt so many lessons that have dramatically changed his life and business.In 2011, Vinh and three of hisbest friends decided to leave their professional careers to pursue a dream: to build a successful online business that teaches magic to over 41,000 students from all over the world. He was awarded South Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.In 2016 his online business has just combined forces with 52Kards which is one of Americas leading online magic schools, after combining both schools together and many years of hard work they now teach just over 500,000 students from all over the world.


What he offers you

Vinh helps to create an unforgettable experience at conferences around the world. The combination of the common threads between the world of business and the world of magic makes Vinh a unique speaker. Magic is his method of delivery and source of passion when he is on stage. He believes in “making the medicine taste good!”


How he presents

Vinh’s presentations keep audiences highly engaged as he uses magic as his metaphor when he speaks.

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Dec 04 2017

Jeremy Gilley

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Actor, Filmmaker and Founder of Peace One Day

Jeremy GilleyJeremy Gilley had a successful career as an actor and documentary film maker. He went on to found the non-profit project Peace One Day. His big idea was to establish one day every year where every single warring nation would lay down its arms. An annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence.

“Settling an old rivalry is one way to make #peace”


In detail

Following Jeremy’s campaign to establish this annual day of non-violence and global ceasefire, a General Assembly resolution was unanimously adopted by UN member states in September 2001, and it formally established 21st September as the UN International Day of Peace. The main objective is to make Peace Day self-sustaining.Peace One Day campaigns in education, music, film, sport, dance and over the internet. Since it was established, millions of people globally have been able to carry out important work in areas of conflict. As an example, Jeremy and Peace One Day ambassador actor Jude Law spearheaded a campaign in Afghanistan that resulted in providing polio vaccination to 4.5 million children who otherwise would have been unreachable because of the war raging there.


What he offers you

Jeremy takes an audience on the journey with him and they leave not only inspired but actively wanting to participate. He shows how a single person can make a difference in the world.


How he presents

Jeremy is passionate, inspirational, funny and honest. He shares the story behind Peace One Day and all that he has done to make a simple idea an international movement.

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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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