The Leading Speakers Bureau IT / Telecommunications (2)

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Aug 19 2013

Loïc Le Meur

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Renowned French Entrepreneur, Founder of Social Software App Seesmic & LeWeb Conference

Loïc Le Meur SpeakerLoïc Le Meur is a French serial entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He co-founded the highly popular European tech event LeWeb, a platform where new ideas, innovations and visions can be shared. Each year in Paris, LeWeb brings together 3500 web technology business leaders including entrepreneurs, users, developers, investors and journalists from 80 countries all ready to shape the future. LeWeb was also launched in London.

“LeWeb is where revolutionaries gather to plot the future” The Economist


In detail

Previously Loïc successfully founded and sold several companies including a networking app Seesmic, a web hosting company and a web agency. He also founded one of the first blogging services in Europe called Ublog, He is featured in The Economist as one of “Europe’s Blooming Entrepreneurs”, and is a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum where he helps select the next Tech Pioneers and is also a regular speaker.


What he offers you

A technology expert and web enthusiast with hands-on expertise, Loïc is ideally qualified to advise organisations on how to use social media to reap the valuable benefits that the internet has to offer. He also explains to audiences how an entrepreneurial spirit is paramount for organisations in order to stay ahead in today’s highly competitive business environment.


How he presents

A real breath of fresh air, Loïc Le Meur is a very charismatic and engaging speaker. His inspirational and highly informative presentations make him sought-after at conferences around the globe.

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Jun 19 2013

Jaron Lanier

Pioneer in the Field of Visual Programming, Computer Scientist, Composer, Visual Artist & Author

Jaron Lanier SpeakerJaron Lanier is many things — composer, performer, computer scientist, philosopher — but one thing he is not is a machine. He is probably best known for his work in Virtual Reality having himself coined and popularized the term ‘Virtual Reality’. He has proposed and implemented a variety of technologies that have since spawned industries in their own right. He is also a pianist, a specialist in unusual musical instruments and a visual artist.

“Jaron Lanier is a recognised thinker, listed in The 2010 TIME 100”


In detail

Among Jaron Lanier’s line-up of “firsts” are the first “avatar” for network communications, the first moving camera virtual set for TV production and the first performance animation for 3D computer graphics. His company, VPL Research, was also the first to introduce immersive virtual reality products, such as the first commercial interface gloves and head mounted displays. The founding contributing editor of Wired magazine, he has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Harpers Magazine, Wired Magazine and Scientific American. He is currently the co-director of Project GUMBO, based on Caltech. He has edited special “future” issues of SPIN and Civilization magazines. He has served in various research groups concerned with the future and has been appointed a fellow at Cap Gemini/Ernst & Young, the World Economic Forum and the MacArthur Foundation Roundtables.


What he offers you

With an expertise earned through decades of work in the field, Jaron Lanier challenges us to express our essential humanity via 21st century technology instead of disappearing in it. As he has either initiated or predicted many of the most dramatic recent developments in IT, his keynotes have the quality of a sneak preview of the future.


How he presents

Jaron Lanier is often described as “mesmerising” and “one of the best speakers we have ever heard”. He brings humour and depth to his presentations and, on request, intersperses them with virtual reality music performances.

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Jun 14 2013

Ian Angell

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Professor of Information Systems, Department of Management, London School of Economics

Ian Angell SpeakerIan Angell is an expert in the Management of Information Systems. An accomplished author he has applied his research to archaeology, crystallography, medicine, management, physics and social sciences. Originally known for his work on computer graphics, including their commercial application, he is now better known as a futurologist, particularly his predictions for the Enterprise of the Future.

“To see the many benefits of computerization, you must first confront the dark side, and the complexity that arises when information systems interact with human activity systems.”


In detail

Angell advises numerous national and international companies, and institutions, on the design, implementation and management of Information Systems (in particular using the Internet) in businesses, both large and small. He writes a quarterly column for CIO Connect.


What he offers you

Be challenged by the radical ideas of this systems specialistand profit from both the research and application of his work across many disciplines. For the past twenty years, he has concentrated on strategic information systems, and organisational IT policies. A particular speciality is the study of Systemic Risk and Complexity. On his initiative the LSE created a Research Centre for the study of Computer Security.


How he presents

An excellent teacher and communicator Ian is very well known on the International Lecture Circuit for his biting wit when describing ill-conceived computer applications.

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Jun 05 2013

Thomas Köhler

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Expert on the Connected Society

Thomas R Köhler SpeakerThomas R. Köhler is an internationally recognized expert on technological change and the connected society. He is the founder and initiator of various IT companies and author of several books on information technology and society. He advises leading companies in the automotive industry, the financial service sector, retail and telecommunication.

“Thomas R. Köhler is one of the most sought after experts in Europe”


In detail

After graduating from University, he was research assistant of Business Administration and Computer Science at the University Würzburg. Following that he founded his first Internet startup. Since 1995 he has held leading positions in various multimedia, internet and e-logistics companies. Under his leadership his team developed a number of solutions that pioneered the market in the fields of eCommerce, M2M and data analysis. During recent years Thomas R. Köhler has moderated some of the most important global IT and automotive conference.


What he offers you

In his presentations Thomas R. Köhler motivates the audience and helps them to discover the potentials technological change offers to companies from all sectors. He also underlines the importance ‘being connected’ for organisations and society.


How he presents

Thomas R. Köhler is not only a brilliant sought-after speaker, he is also an excellent moderator and presenter at conferences around the globe.

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Jun 03 2013

Pau García-Milà

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Entrepreneur, Founder of eyeOS

Pau García-Milà SpeakerPau García-Milà is the founder of eyeOS which he founded at the age of 17. The company was founded at the start of the Cloud Computing and Social Networking era. Pau is also the founder of Bananity, a social networking company. As an entrepreneur, Pau has achieved significant recognition and won several awards as the Innovator of the Year for 2011 by MIT (TR-35), the Prince of Asturias & Girona award “IMPULSA Empresa 2010″ and the National Communications Award 2009 (Spain). A frequent speaker, Pau is also the youngest professor of ESADE (in Digital Business Master).

“Success is a question of statistics. If one of twenty things is successful, do twenty one”


In detail

In the audiovisual field, Pau has contributed to a number of radio programmes (Catalunya Radio, RAC1) and is the presenter of Empenta, the only radio program dedicated 100% to entrepreneurs. On television, Pau appears on a weekly programme, Catalunya Divendres about entrepreneurship. Pau also co-directed a mini-series in the summer of 2012 with Andreu Buenafuente called Verano Amarillo.


What he offers you

Pau is a dynamic entrepreneur surfing the wave of new technologies changing the way we do business around the world. He offers audiences wide reaching insights into the value that can be created and maintained through his proven Digital Business strategies which can be applied to companies in all areas.


How he presents

Pau’s tailored presentations are filled with a veritable wealth of useful information delivered in an engaging and well thought out style guaranteed to inspire audiences.

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May 29 2013

Dr. Michael Chui

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Principal at McKinsey Institute and Expert on Big Data

Michael Chui SpeakerDr. Michael Chui is a principal of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, where he leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society. Michael has led McKinsey research in such areas as Big Data, Web 2.0 and collaboration technologies, and the Internet of Things.


In detail

Michael is a frequent speaker at major global conferences, and his research has been cited in leading publications around the world. His PhD dissertation, entitled “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: Web Searching as Query Refinement,” examined Web user search behaviors and the usability of Web search engines.

As a McKinsey consultant, Michael served clients in the high-tech, media, and telecom industries on strategy, innovation and product development, IT, sales and marketing, M&A, and organization.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Michael served as the first chief information officer of the city of Bloomington, Indiana, where he re-architected the enterprise architecture using open source technologies and led a project that resulted in Bloomington becoming the first community in the world to offer both live and archived video streaming of public meetings on the Web.

Before that, Michael was founder and executive director of HoosierNet, Inc., a nonprofit cooperative Internet service provider that offered dial-up and broadband access to the Internet to consumers, nonprofits, governments, and businesses.


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May 01 2013

Michael Acton-Smith

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Founder, CEO & Creative Director of Mind Candy

Michael Acton-Smith SpeakerMichael Acton-Smith is the CEO, Creative Director and founder of online games studio Mind Candy. The company created the online hit Moshi Monsters which has over 65m players online and is now expanding offline into books, toys, music, trading cards, TV and film. Mind Candy’s first project was a global treasure hunt called Perplex City that played out across different media including websites, text messages, magazines, live events, skywriting and multiple helicopters.

“One of the UK’s most successful web entrepreneurs”


In detail

In the late nineties Michael co-founded the online retailer Firebox.com and designed the ultimate thinking man’s drinking game, ‘Shot Glass Chess’.. Within five years the company rose to No.13 in the Sunday Times’ list of the UK’s fastest growing, privately owned businesses. Aside from creating Moshi Monsters, Michael has founded networking events such as Silicon Drinkabout and Second Chance Tuesday, as well as Berwickstock, a secret music festival.


What he offers you

Michael shares his insights and perspectives about what it takes to be successful in business. He believes in helping business and specially in advancing the entrepreneurial spirit.


How he presents

Charismatic, ultra cool and an outstanding storyteller, Michael’s speeches are full of invaluable business insights which make him a highly sought after speaker.

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Apr 08 2013

Dr. Andreas Weigend

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Thought Leader, Online Innovator & Former Chief Scientist of Amazon.com

Andreas S Weigend SpeakerAndreas S. Weigend is one of the world’s leading innovators for the implementation of customer needs in the Internet-enabled services. He was the Chief Scientist at Amazon.com, where he specialized in understanding how people behave online, helping Amazon build their customer-centric, measurement-focused culture. An expert in data mining and computational marketing, he advises exciting start-ups and consults for established firms including Alibaba, Best Buy, Lufthansa, MySpace, and Nokia.

“We know nothing, but we can measure it” Andreas S. Weigend


In detail

Andreas Weigend graduated in physics, electrical engineering and philosophy in Munich, Cambridge and Stanford. As the Chief Scientist of Amazon.com, he developed predictive models for customer behaviour, including situation-based marketing and customer network value, and designed applications for recommendations and cross-selling. Andreas teaches at Stanford (Data Mining), Berkeley (Marketing), and in China (Tsinghua) – his work with students and clients provides him with a precious flow of new ideas constantly enhancing his 15 years of experience.


What he offers you

Andreas S. Weigend now helps data-rich organizations base strategic decisions on data and analytics. His career as scientist and innovator enables him to successfully bridge the gap between industry and academia. He helps some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs and executives around the world leverage user data to create innovative products and business models.


How he presents

Andreas S. Weigend enjoys sharing his fascinating and actionable insights in his highly sought-after presentations. He boils down ideas and trends to their essence, revealing core concepts and strategic implications. An engaging and entertaining speaker, he focuses on important, often hard questions and uses carefully chosen examples from his extensive network and vast expertise to expound on these questions. His goal is to challenge the minds of the audience.

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Apr 05 2013

Prof. Dr. Gunter Dueck

Mathematician, Philosopher, Lateral Thinker

Gunter Dueck SpeakerProf. Gunter Dueck is a philosopher, mathematician, writer, management expert and lateral thinker. Until 2011 he served at IBM as a Distinguished Engineer and he was Chief Technology Officer at IBM Germany for the most recent years. Currently, he works as a free author and business angel. He is the author of some of the most recognised satirical-philosophical books on humans, management and life. ‘Learn Brain Management – Success and more Efficiency by Zero-Intelligence’ was awarded Management Book of 2006 by Financial Times Germany.

One of the top 100 most influential persons in the IT and Communications Industry in 2011” Computerwoche


In detail

Prior to joining IBM, Prof. Dueck was a professor for mathematics at the University of Bielefeld. His fields of research include information theory, combinatorics, optimization and management theory. His theory of identification won the 1990 IEEE Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He founded the Business Intelligence Services (Data Warehouses, Data Mining) for IBM Central Europe and worked on strategic direction and cultural change for many years. In 2009 and 2010 he led the “Dynamic Infrastructure” and “Cloud Computing” businesses of IBM Germany. Prof. Dueck is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences.


What he offers you

In his presentations Prof. Dueck speaks about the issues our society currently faces. He points out the importance of economic reasoning, which takes the human individual into account and teaches us to be moderate in times of feast and remain calm in difficult times. He also advises organisations on how to reap the benefits of the Internet.


How he presents

His clear and thought provoking presentations make Prof. Gunter Dueck a highly sought after speaker at national and international conferences.

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Mar 20 2013

Peter Hinssen

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Across Technology Managing Partner

Peter Hinssen SpeakerPeter Hinssen is one of Europe’s thought leaders on the impact of technology on our society. He collaborates with organisations in the areas of IT Strategy, Transformation, Fusion and Coaching, in Europe as well as in North America. He is the Co-founder of Across Group and CEO of Accross Technology. An entrepreneur, lecturer and writer, he is also the former chairman of Porthus.

“He is one of Europe’s esteemed thought leaders in the field of technology”


In detail

Peter has a master’s degree in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering from Ghent University, Belgium. After graduating he joined Alcatel Telecom working in the Multimedia Research Centre. He was involved in the design and implementation of Interactive Television. In 1995, he left Alcatel to found e-COM Interactive Expertise, one of the leading Internet and e-commerce consultancy firms in Belgium. In 2000, Peter became Entrepreneur in Residence with McKinsey & Company, with a focus on Technology enabled Innovation, and on the relationship between business and IT.


What he offers you

Peter is a coach to executives, assisting them in the development of innovation perspectives. He develops executive workshops and awareness sessions to bridge business challenges with IT solutions and to leverage the innovation potential of IT.


How he presents

His presentations are always a wake-up call, making you think about things differently. Peter is a born entertainer, mixing humor with personal anecdotes and insights in the way IT and business work.

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