The Leading Speakers Bureau IT / Telecommunications (2)

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Feb 23 2014

Jack Shaw

Business Technology Futurist

Jack Shaw SpeakerJack Shaw is a visionary technology and business strategist. He has spent his career leading companies in numerous industries and their technology suppliers to better, more efficient ways of conducting and operating their businesses. His keen perception and vision into emerging technologies and business practices enable clients to build products and services that anticipate where the market is headed.

“Jack Shaw is a renowned expert on technology”


In detail

Jack graduated from Yale with a degree in Business Administration and has an MBA from Kellogg in Finance and Marketing. During his decades of experience with business technology Jack has provided advisory services to leading companies including IBM, SAP, Oracle and CA Technologies amongst others. He has also delivered expert guidance not only to Fortune 500 Companies such as General Electric and Coca Cola but also to numerous small and mid-market businesses in the public and private sector.


What he offers you

Jack Shaw is uniquely talented at translating business technology into business value propositions. As a futurist, he is particularly expert at helping C-level executives and managers recognise and understand the strategic implications of emerging technologies.


How he presents

His dynamic and personalised presentations make Jack Shaw a sought after speaker at conferences around the globe. He is also an experienced workshop facilitator and panel moderator.

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Jan 29 2014

Eben Upton

Published by under IT / Telecommunications

Founder and Trustee of Raspberry Pi Foundation

Eben Upton SpeakerEben Upton is the Founder and Trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and also works as a Technical Director and ASIC architect for Broadcom. He is responsible for the overall software and hardware architecture of the Raspberry Pi, and for the Foundation’s relationships with its key suppliers and customers. The ultra-low-cost computer was conceptualized for use in teaching computer programming, as well as for greater educational use in the developing world and it was launched in early 2012.

“Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer. It does everything that a conventional computer can do, but it’s very small and very cheap”


In detail

Eben and his team are the magicians behind this incredible device. It’s a credit-card sized computer with very few of the features you imagine a computer would have and it’s designed to plug into things we already own, television, a mouse, a network. It’s powered using a mobile phone charger and storage is on an SD card. Eben has also held the post of Director of Studies for Computer Science at St John’s College, Cambridge. He holds a BA in Physics and Engineering, a PhD in Computer Science and an Executive MBA, all from the University of Cambridge.


What he offers you

Eben Upton created a revolution in low-cost computing and shares with all audiences a brief history of the device, its development and capabilities and a look into the future of the Pi. He shows how he is hooking a new generation of kids on computer programming and shares his learning and insights to inspire and help others.


How he presents

Eben 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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Jan 07 2014

Sanjiv Rai

Innovator & Serial Entrepreneur & Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

Sanjiv Rai SpeakerSanjiv Rai is an innovator and a serial entrepreneur. His initiatives BillionInnovators and AceWP Innovation Labs promote out of box designs and innovation for the technology-deprived 3 billion. He has been the founder and chief architect of CHANDRA project for NASA, aimed towards setting up a communication infrastructure on the moon for permanent human inhabitancy, of D5 Chip, AceWP, HOBO, Wi-Diplomat, PlasmaPHI, innovate2Learn, gniie devices, ChazeMe, coolATM and Rosenbridges Future Cities/Smart Buildings. He has authored several intellectual properties including industry standards, copyrights, articles, books and patents.

“A renowned global expert on innovation”


In detail

Sanjiv has received several awards and honours, including Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Who’s Who in the World by Marquis, Top 100 Disruptive Innovators by Red Herring, Top 10 Asian Techno visionaries by ZDNet and Top 10 Emerging Stars by NASSCOM. Sanjiv graduated from University of Calcutta and shelved aside Engineering Doctorate (EE) at UCL in the pursuit of innovation. He is an alumnus of the Harvard University. Sanjiv has chaired several tech committees and is active in creating global standards /leading initiatives at IEEE/ Computer Society/ Nanotechnology Council/GEOSS, ASQ-Electronics and Communications / Nanotechnology committee and WEF.


What he offers you

Sanjiv Rai is frequently invited to speak about innovation, design thinking, frugal innovation and culture of Innovation; he takes an active interest in learning about diversity of talent across geographies. He promotes innovation and new venture creation as a way of life.


How he presents

His enlightening and well researched presentations are full of examples and success stories. He encourages interactive simulations, team games and role playing in classes. Sanjiv is in great demand at events around the globe.

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Dec 31 2013

Candace Johnson

International Telecommunications Expert & Entrepreneur

Candace Johnson SpeakerCandace Johnson is an international telecommunications expert and entrepreneur. She is co-initiator of the Astra satellite system and SES Global, the world’s largest satellite systems. She is also founding President of Europe Online, the world’s first and largest independent Satellite Broadband Network, and founder of Loral Cyberstar-Teleport Europe, Europe’s first independent private trans-border satellite communications network. She is also founding President of the VATM, the Association of Private Telecom Operators in Germany and founding President of the Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN).

“One of the 50 most powerful Businesswomen in Europe”
CNN


In detail

Candace is President of Johnson Paradigm Ventures (JPV), and a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of Sophia Euro Lab. In her personal capacity, she is a minority owner of FMN, a German telephone manufacturing company, and a member of their Supervisory Council. She is a minority owner of Alpha Com, a wireless data manufacturing company. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of numerous European and US ventures.

She has been featured in articles in Time Magazine, the Financial Times, the Economist, Le Monde, and Manager Magazin, to name a few. In 2002 she received the World Communications Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her contribution to the telecommunications industry over the past 25 years.


What she offers you

Candace shows decision makers how to set up and build companies with real value. She also demonstrates how affordable and excellent communication tools can make a major difference to bottom line profits.

She is a thought-provoking and authoritative speaker on entrepreneurship, e-business and telecommunications.


How she presents

Candace is a charismatic speaker; her presentations are enlightening, stimulating and highly beneficial to all audiences.

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Dec 26 2013

Sebastian Thrun

Published by under IT / Telecommunications

IT-Visionary, Co-founder and CEO of Udacity

Sebastian Thrun SpeakerSebastian Thrun is a celebrated IT-Visionary, researcher and entrepreneur. He is Co-Founder and CEO of the online education startup Udacity, a Google Fellow and a Research Professor at Stanford University working through robotics to change the way we understand the world. At Google he founded Google X where he oversaw the development of self-driving cars and the Google Glass.

“One of the 50 smartest people in tech” Fortune Magazine


In detail

Sebastian has published over 370 scientific papers and 11 books. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering in the US and the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. He led the development of the robotic vehicle Stanley which won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, organised by the US Government. Wired Magazine awarded one of his robots the Best Robot Ever, Popular Science included him into their Brilliant Ten and Forbes magazine in their annual Egang. In 2011 he received the Max-Planck-Research Award and the inaugural AAAI Ed Feigenbaum Prize


What he offers you

An outstanding visionary, Sebastian Thrun gives fascinating insights into the world of technology and the way we work and live.


How he presents

Sebastian tailors each presentation to precisely fit each event and his engaging speeches make him a sought-after speaker at conferences around the globe.

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Dec 21 2013

Kenneth Neil Cukier

Renowned Big Data Expert

Kenneth Neil Cukier SpeakerKenneth Neil Cukier is the Data Editor of The Economist. From 2007 to 2012 he was the Japan business and finance correspondent, and before that, the paper’s global technology correspondent based in London, where his work focused on innovation, intellectual property and Internet governance. Mr. Cukier serves on the board of directors of International Bridges to Justice, a Geneva-based NGO promoting legal rights in developing countries and on the board of advisors to the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

“A renowned global expert on Big Data, society and the future of Business”


In detail

Previously, he was the technology editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and a regular commentator on CNBC Asia. He also was the European Editor of Red Herring and worked at The International Herald Tribune in Paris. Kenneth was a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, working on the internet and international relations. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Prospect, The Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, among others.


What he offers you

In his presentations Kenneth reveals the hottest trends in technology and the dramatic impact they will have on the economy, science and society at large. He also gives important insights and information in the world of Big Data and analyses the key trends which define the future of business. Kenneth regularly serves as a conference chairman, speaker, panel moderator and presents on-stage interviews or after-dinner remarks at public and private events.


How he presents

His enlightening and well researched presentations are full of examples and success stories. Kenneth Neil Cukier is in great demand at business events around the globe.

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Dec 19 2013

Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson

Leading Authority on the Economics of IT

Erik Brynjolfsson SpeakerErik Brynjolfsson is the Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, Chair of the MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Editor of the Information Systems Network. He has made important contributions to the world of IT Productivity research and his research has been recognized with nine “best paper” awards by fellow academics and five U.S. patents.

“Erik Brynjolfsson provides an important roadmap for future technology innovation ”


In detail

Erik Brynjolfsson earned his A.B., Magna cum laude, and S.M. in Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences at Harvard University. He received a Ph.D. in Managerial Economics from the MIT Sloan School of Management and has served on the faculties of MIT, Harvard and Stanford Business School. At MIT, he teaches a class on The Economics of Information: Strategy, Structure and Pricing and hosts a related blog Economics of Information. He currently serves as a director or advisor for several firms and non-profit organizations.


What he offers you

Prof. Brynjolfsson’s research and teaching focuses on how businesses can effectively use information technology (IT) in general and the Internet in particular. His recent research examines intangible assets, information worker productivity, the Long Tail in digital goods, and business process replication. He lectures and consults worldwide on Internet strategy, pricing models and intangible assets to audiences interested in the business and economics of information technology.


How he presents

In his concise, valuable presentations, Erik Brynjolfsson skilfully provides a wealth of evidence about the effects of business investments in information technology on companies and the overall economy.

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Nov 05 2013

Marcus Bicknell

Published by under IT / Telecommunications

Marketing, Communications and High-Tech Product Positioning Specialist

Marcus Bicknell SpeakerMarcus Bicknell is a highly successful entrepreneur and marketing executive in the television, leisure, internet and consumer products fields. Since 2005 he has been a non-executive director of SES (Astra) in Luxembourg, the world’s biggest operator of television satellites. He continues to work with start-up companies in high tech consumer products.

“Do not undertake anything unless its important and no-one else is doing it”


In detail

Marcus formerly managed rock band Genesis and worked for CBS and A&M Records in the ’70’s. He established Vision Industries SA in France and was the founder commercial director of Luxembourg-based SES Astra satellite operator. Marcus was also MD of BBC World and BBC Prime TV channels in London, and was subsequently ran European ops for Boston-based CMGI.


What he offers you

Marcus knows classic and digital consumer marketing and has extensive experience in European markets. His particular speciality is in product positioning and the communication needed in the start-up phase of ambitious and complex consumer products.


How he presents

His style is dynamic, affirmative and oriented towards the listener. By drawing conclusions which are not always the perceived wisdom he challenges and stimulates audiences with his highly enjoyable presentations.

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Aug 19 2013

Loïc Le Meur

Published by under IT / Telecommunications

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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