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Jan 19 2018

Jeff Wallace

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Founder and CEO of Global Kinetics

Jeff WallaceJeff Wallace is the Founder and President of Global Kinetics Inc., a Bay Area based corporate advisor and market development accelerator partner to early-to-mid stage clients seeking to establish or expand operations within the U.S. marketplace as well as a long-standing enterprise mobility industry veteran.

“An acclaimed expert in Enterprise Mobility oriented to business”


In detail

Jeff is also the President and Co-Founder of HubSV as well asthe Founding Investor of The Batchery. In addition, Jeff is an Entrepreneur in Residence for SKTA Innopartners and a SkyAdvisor at the University of California at Berkeley’s startup incubator, SkyDeck. Prior to this, Jeff was a serial entrepreneur having founded several businesses since the mid-1990s. In fact, Jeff was awarded the prestigious BridgeGate 20 Award, recognising him as one of the top 20 business leaders and “difference makers” in Southern California’s information technology and new media community. In addition, Jeff serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Enterprise Mobility Exchange and is a mentor and advisor to several Bay Area/Silicon Valley technology accelerators.


What he offers you

Jeff’s presentation allows audiences worldwide to take a dive into the fundamental aspects of mobility in order to be at the forefront of new technologies, both personal and in business. He also has great insights on innovation and disruption and how we can think about bringing disruption to our work environment.His presentations very actionable, practical and relevant to their businesses.


How he presents

Preparing each presentation to ideally match the brief, Jeff’s lectures are thought provoking, very practical and applicable in the guidance that he offers to his audiences.

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Dec 21 2017

Peter Ricchiuti

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Director of Research at Tulane University

Peter RicchiutiPeter Ricchiuti is the business professor you wishedyou had back in college! His humour and insight have earned him numerous teaching awards at Tulane University where he created and runs the nationally acclaimed Burkenroad Reports student stock research programme.

“If the majority of people were right, the majority of the people would be rich…and they’re not!”


In detail

Peter is a graduate of Babson College and began his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody in Boston. He later managed Louisiana’s $3 billion investment portfolio while serving as the Assistant State Treasurer.From Jackson Hole to Jupiter, Peter has addressed more than 1100 groups in 47 states and several countries. He has been featured in BARRON’S, Kiplinger’s, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He also hosts a popular weekly business radio show on National Public Radio in New Orleans called “Out To Lunch.”


What he offers you

Following the herd has rarely produced superior long-term results. Tulane University’s Peter Ricchiuti will share his informative and entertaining perspective on financial markets, the importance of proper diversification and the cyclical nature of both stocks and investment sectors. He will also tell us about the unusual securities research program he heads up with his students.


How he presents

Peter Ricchiuti believes that the decision makers need the proper tools to correctly balance survival and opportunism. Making the right calls involves blocking out the noise.

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Aug 16 2017

Anders Indset

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Business Philosopher & Investor

Anders IndsetAnders Indset is a Norwegian-born business philosopher and investor. He is a visiting guest lecturer at leading international business schools and involved with various tech start-ups and is the co-founder of the management “THINK-TANK” shapingwork, and author of ‘Wild Knowledge – Outthink The Revolution’.

“Our Leaders of today need the philosophy of the past, paired with the scientific knowledge and technology of tomorrow.”


In detail

Anders borrows from his broad industry experience, which includes ten years as a consultant and numerous ventures. His expertise was further sharpened by co-founding a creative communication agency in 2004 that worked with a larger number of DAX-Companies and “Hidden Champions.” In 2013, Anders sold his shares in this highly successful company and moved on to other ventures which have included initiating and investing in start-ups for cloud-based software tools, eCommerce applications, and an “online print house.”


What he offers you

Known for his unconventional thoughts, provoking theses and rock star attitude Anders is a much sought-after international keynote speaker on leadership, change, technology branding and creativity, he also gives an in-depth understanding of the trends of tomorrow and how leaders can handle the current speed of change and develop a digital mind-set.


How he presents

Anders Indset is an experienced speaker and seminar leader on platforms around the globe and an effective performer with a clear and valuable message.

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Aug 14 2017

Rama Bijapurkar

Expert on India’s Market Strategy & Consumer Economy

Rama BijapurkarRama Bijapurkar is India’s most respected thought leader on market strategy and India’s consumer economy. She has an independent consulting practice and works across sectors and organization types, describing her mission as ‘bringing market and customer focus to business strategy’.

“Leading Indian Market Specialist”


In detail

Ms.Bijapurkar holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (equivalent to an MBA) from IIM, Ahmedabad. Prior to setting up her own consulting practice, Rama has worked for over two decades in leading market research and management consulting companies. In addition to her consulting practice, Rama has served as an independent director on the boards of several of India’s blue chip companies. She also serves on the Governing Councils of the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India, the Insurance Information Board and is a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group of the Competition Commission of India.


What she offers you

Ms.Bijapurkar is a dominant voice in the media on business and policy issues in her areas of interest and work. Few can analyse the psychology and spending patterns of the Indian consumer with as much rigour and detail as Rama.


How she presents

Her extensive experience in the Indian economic and consumer scenario make Rama a sought-after commentator at prestigious conferences around the globe.

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May 22 2017

Paul Hughes

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Author of Branded Growth & Founder of The Circle of Growth

Paul HughesPaul Hughes is an internationally renowned speaker with over 12 years of experience in over 35 countries.His unique quality is his ‘how’: Paul Hughes draws as he speaks along ten meters of paper that he calls Ten Meters of Thinking. Ten Meters of Thinking is not a speech, it is a performance.

“An internationally renowned speaker and expert on growth”


In detail

Paul has moved from ‘The Business of Design to the Design of Business’. He is leading a movement that is driven by his formula for success.In our interconnected world transformation is needed as we are now facing global challenges never faced before. In the past two decades, Paul Hughes has spoken to tens-of-thousands of people across a wide variety of organizational, educational and governmental bodies, in more than 40 countries. Clients and audiences have included: Coca-Cola, 3M Innovative Technologies, ABN AMRO Bank, Rabo Bank, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Statkraft Energy, MEXX Fashion, Yale University, New York University, University of Amsterdam, and TEDx events.


What he offers you

Paul helps individuals and organizations find their style of growth andunderstand their role in this changing world by making the complex clear.He believes that clarifying your success, growing your business and multiplying your results can be as simple as 1, 2, 3.Growth needs to be tailor-made.


How he presents

Paul draws live as he speaks.This form of live visual-storytelling engages audiences and is based on his belief that ‘a great speech has the clarity of a picture book’. By this, a unique experience is created and the audience is captivated.

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Apr 03 2017

Jim Stengel

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President/CEO of The Jim Stengel Company

Jim StengelJim Stengel is the former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble.In 2008, Jim left his prestigious role at P&G. This bold move was Jim’s first step on a new mission and he founded of The Jim Stengel Company, both a think tank and a consultancy.

“One of the world’s most respected business executives”


In detail

P&G sales doubled during Jim’s tenure as GMO. Highly regarded, his leadership was recognised when P&G was honoured as the 2008 Cannes International Advertising Festival Advertiser of the Year for the first time in company history. He was recognised in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007 by Advertising Age as the number one “Power Player” in marketing. In 2005, he was recognised as Grand Marketer of the Year by Brandweek magazine, the same year P&G was named Marketer of the Year by Advertising Age magazine. Jim was named to the first-ever Fortune Executive Dream Team in 2011.Jim loves building capability with business leaders, especially the next generation. In 2009, he was appointed adjunct professor of marketing at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


What he offers you

Jim Stengel reveals the secrets to sustainable growth by connecting brands and people on a global scale. Groups of all sizes have benefited from his insights on leadership, marketing, innovation, disruption, and the role of the CMO and CEO.He shares his passion for growing business through a focus on higher ideals.


How he presents

Jim’s presentations are inspirational, interactive and engaging, drawing high marks from participants. He tailors his talks to the occasion and takes any requirements needed for his clients into careful consideration.

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Feb 22 2017

Nick Robertson

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Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Asos

Nick RobertsonNick Robertson is the founder of Britain’s largest fashion e-tailer, ASOS. ASOS has been credited for pioneering on line fashion in the UK and now increasingly on the International stage. The online juggernaut ships to over 160 countries and has seven country specific websites. ASOS also achieved the status as the most visited global apparel website on the planet for daily visitors. ASOS is quoted on the London Stock Exchange. Nick was awarded and OBE in 2011 for his achievements in the world of fashion retailing.

“We see our customers and ourselves as being part of the same worldwide fashion community”


In detail

Nick’s career began in 1987 at the advertising agency Young and Rubicam. In 1991 he moved to Carat, the UK’s largest media planning and buying agency. In 1995 he co-founded Entertainment Marketing, a marketing service business. He co-founded Asos.com in 2000 under the name of asseenonscreen.com. As the name suggests, the original business model focused on sourcing like or similar products worn by celebrities on television.


What he offers you

Hailed as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the Twentieth century, Nick shares with his audiences the benefit of an online market, particularly in the current economic climate. With a background in advertising, Nick also shows how to position business around the customer.


How he presents

Nick Robertson is a highly motivating and articulate speaker. His enlightening presentations are always well received. He not only inspires but also presents his clients with actionable solutions that can be implemented immediately.

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Feb 20 2017

Niklas Östberg

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CEO and Co-Founder of Delivery Hero

niklas-ostbergNiklasÖstberg, a Swedish entrepreneur who is the Co-founder and CEO of Delivery Hero. He was responsible for building up the clear market leaders in online food ordering companiesin Poland, Finland and Austria.Today Delivery Hero is a worldwide network of online food ordering sites with more than 200,000 restaurants connected to its service.10 million orders are processed via their platforms globally each month. Delivery Hero has 2,500 employees in 34 countries, including 700 in its Berlin headquarters. Its mission is to provide better takeaway food to the people globallyCurrent valuation of the company is $3.1bn.

“From Zero to Hero”


In detail

Niklas holds a Master of Industrial Engineering & Management from Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm & ETH Zurich.He has been involved in the start-up scene since the late 90’s after spending several years in banking and consultancy.Following five years as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, he co-founded Pizza.nu (later OnlinePizza.se) where he served as the full-time chairman.


What he offers you

Based on his vast experience in start-ups, Niklas offers his entrepreneurial vision of what it takes pioneers to build sustainable and valuable internet companies. In his presentations he shows what it really takes to become a global market leader.


How he presents

A charismatic, experienced and engaging speaker, Niklas is renowned for his clear and fluent speaking style and is in great demand by corporate clients the world over.

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Sep 07 2016

Geoff Ramm

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Inspirational Marketing Expert and Author

Geoff RammGeoff Ramm is the creator of ‘Celebrity Service’ and ‘Observational Marketing’. He is also the author of ‘OMG (Observational Marketing Greats)’ and a multi-award winning keynote speaker who has inspired audiences across five continents. Geoff sees the stand out service and marketing ideas from all over the world that others simply miss. Renowned as the ‘Billy Connolly’ of marketing, he receives rave reviews from corporate clients and associations as well as entrepreneurial audiences for his fast-paced, highly interactive keynotes and master classes.

“The ‘Billy Connolly’ of marketing”


In detail

Working with high profile clients across industries Geoff has launched start-up enterprises without a budget, created marketing ideas which have become legend, and marketed global giants including Honda, TATA, Toyota, SAGE, Tiger Brands and Chrysler. He’s the youngest ever President of the Professional Speaking Association UK, is a member of the Global Speakers Federation as well as a UK Enterprise Ambassador.


What he offers you

Geoff takes audiences on a journey of memorable real life marketing and customer service observations that not only enthral and enthuse, but leave their minds buzzing with new ideas which will help them to gain and retain more customers by standing out from the competition.


How he presents

Geoff is a genuinely world class speaker. His presentations are not just educational and thought-provoking but also funny and entertaining. With hundreds of observations, ideas, images, videos and stories, Geoff’s presentations are personalised to ensure a lasting impact and high takeaway value.

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May 15 2015

Pietro Beccari

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Executive Vice-President of Louis Vuitton

Pietro BeccariPietro Beccari is the Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton, in charge of Marketing and Communication. He has been responsible for the company’s product development – everything from leather goods, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories through to the ready-to-wear collections – along with advertising, press relationships, key events and the overall image of the Louis Vuitton brand.

“Pietro Beccari redefined the concept of luxury”


In detail

Pietro Beccari, himself is the ultimate traveller and a man who lives and breathes his brand. He points out that when the brand was born in 1854, it targeted mostly the adventurous men of the world, with a 150-year tradition of craftsmanship and savoir-faire. He joined the French company in 2006 after a career with high-profile multinationals the likes of Benckiser, Parmalat and Henkel. He was also a very good footballer (trained by Arrigo Sacchi), a fact that helped him bring together Pelè, Maradona and Zidane for Louis Vuitton’s World Cup ad campaign.


What he offers you

Having garnered experience in numerous multinational companies, Pietro Beccari takes a stylish, worldly approach to business. He provides captivating speeches emphasises the importance of travel, exploration and experience, which he believes are what make this international empire tick. He conveys the sense of being part of a pioneering experience and that’s absolutely paramount to what is done at Louis Vuitton and shares fascinating insights into his first-hand experience of driving global messages.


How he presents

Pietro Beccari is most definitely a very thought-provoking and memorable speaker.

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