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Nov 16 2016

Yaron Svoray

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WWII Treasure Retriever, Speaker, Detective and Author

Yaron SvorayYaron Svoray is an Israeli former police detective, author, and lecturer, most notable for his work against Neo-Nazis. He infiltrated German Neo-Nazi groups and has also been active in searching for treasure looted by the Nazis.To the general public Yaron is probably best known for his hunt of Nazi era diamonds. His search was documented on the History Channel’s special Blood from a Stone.In 2013 Yaron and his team began a search for boxes full of Gold dumpedinto Lake Stolpsee in Germany.This project has been filmed by National Geographic.

“A master story teller”


In detail

Yaron worked as a detective in the Israeli Central Police Command.He then travelled to the USA where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in media and communication, and worked as a journalist and a lecturer.Today, as terrorism spans borders and continents, Yaron’sexpertise and proven abilities have made him a very popular speaker for “intelligence gathering organizations” such as SHABAK (Israeli Secret Service), the German GSG (German Anti-Terrorist Organization) and the Italian Carbinieri, plus many more security and law enforcement agencies.


What he offers you

Yaron’slectures are both uplifting and motivational. They are about bravery, selflessness, learning to be on the run, never giving up against all odds and about a deeper understanding of the world we live in. He has a distinct gift for tying his stories to whatever theme you are sounding and for doing it tightly within the time allotted.


How he presents

Yaron’s proven work both as a spy inside terrorist cells and as a hunter of escaped Nazi criminals give an audience an up-close and personal look at our world’s greatest threats. He can regale an audience with laughter one moment and bring them to tears in the next.

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Jul 22 2016

Jack Lewis

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Neuroscientist, Presenter & Consultant

Jack LewisDr. Jack Lewis is a renowned brain scientist, television presenter, motivational speaker, writer and neuroscience consultant. He has been involved in several television projects including The Tech Show on Discovery Science, a series showcasing the latest developments in science, technology and engineering. Sky One‘s primetime series Body Language Secrets and a 20-part social psychology series for BBC2 called The People Watchers.

“A leading neuroscientist and business consultant”


In detail

Jack received a First Class B.Sc. degree in Neuroscience from the University of Nottingham and earned his Neurobiology Ph.D. from the University of London. His post-doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute in Tuebingen was published in the renowned Journal of Neuroscience in 2010. Jack provides neuroscience consultancy services to TV, PR, Marketing, Planning and Advertising firms and has designed a Brain Gym in Central London, where he tested the brain power of the public, offering advice on how to improve memory and decision making strategies.


What he offers you

In his presentations Jack brings the latest neuroscience research to the attention of a wide audience in a compelling way. He explains the ways to optimise the brain functionality using memory tricks, techniques for boosting creativity, minimising and harnessing stress. He also promotes science and technology across the world by getting his audiences excited about new scientific breakthroughs.


How he presents

Jack’s presentations are customised to each client and his messages are powerful and effective, delivered in an easily understandable and professional style.

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Jul 20 2016

Helen Sharman

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Scientist & Astronaut

Helen SharmanHelen Sharman OBE PhD is a British scientist and astronaut. Helen became the first Briton in space in 1991 when she launched on a Soyuz spacecraft to spend 8 days orbiting the Earth, most of that time on the Mir Space Station. Following her space flight, Helen became a science communicator and corporate speaker, winning prizes for radio and television programmes and giving inspirational talks around the world. She currently manages the facilities and technical support for Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University, London.

“We should push forward not only our own individual boundaries, but also the boundaries of what humans believe is possible”


In detail

Helen worked in Research & Development as an engineer for GEC before moving to Mars Confectionery, where she became a Research Technologist working on chocolate and ice cream. Helen was one of two Britons selected for astronaut training out of almost 13,000 other applicants. The programme, named Project Juno, was a co-operative arrangement between the Soviet Union and a British company set up to manage the Mission. During the launch, she carried out her share of spacecraft operations. Once in space, her tasks included medical, agricultural and chemical experiments, materials’ testing, Earth observation work and operating an amateur radio link with British school students. Fitted in with this were media interviews and a telephone conversation with President Gorbachev.


What she offers you

Helen speaks on a variety of subjects which relate to her career, training and experiences as an astronaut and her management experience. Coping with risk was a daily activity and teamwork was a vital element in the success of the Mission. Helen’s talks take her audience on a journey into space, describing the seemingly endless training and preparation, the launch, how weightlessness feels, what it is like living and working in space, the team work and team spirit, and adjusting to life back on Earth afterwards.


How she presents

Helen’s effervescent enthusiasm and inspirational speeches capture the imagination of audiences all over the world. Some people have changed their whole lives after listening to Helen.

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Jun 13 2016

Ravi Ramamurti

Emerging Economies Strategist

Ravi RamamurtiRavi Ramamurti is the D’Amore-McKim Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy at Northeastern University and the Founding Director of the University’s Center for emerging markets, a pioneer in its field in the US. For over 35 years, he has studied the strategies of firms in and from emerging economies. Ravi has been a visiting professor at Harvard Business School in the Business Government and International Economy area, at the Wharton School in the Management department, and at MIT-Sloan School in the Global Economics and Management Area.

“One of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation in emerging markets”


In detail

Professor Ramamurti has done research and consulting with firms and governments in more than 20 emerging economies, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, among others. He has also been an adviser to the United Nations, USAID, and Fulbright, and was principal consultant to the World Bank’s board on privatization. He advised The Economist group on its online education courses on emerging markets. He has also done pioneering work on multinationals from emerging markets. He obtained his BSC (Physics) from St. Stephen’s College, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, where he received the Gold Medal for graduating at the top of his class, and his doctorate from Harvard Business School.


What he offers you

Professor Ramamurti, explores the competitive advantages and the strategies any companies should use to “go global.” He discusses how the rise of emerging-market multinationals is affecting the strategy and performance of Western firms. He illustrates his points with Indian examples, but occasionally brings in examples from other emerging markets.


How he presents

Professor Ramamurti’s high content keynotes are always well received. His messages are concise and informative, delivered in his personal, yet highly professional style.

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May 06 2016

Erik Vermeulen

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Behavioural Economics Strategist

Erik VermeulenErik Vermeulen is one of a handful of Behavioural Economics Strategists in the world. He works with leadership teams, employees and customers to create a better understanding of human behaviour and interaction. He helps companies create more profitable behaviours by examining how their teams work and how they interact with their employees and customers. Erik has served long-term consulting contracts with some of the world’s largest companies and leaders in the global marketplace.

“Erik is professional, focussed, he delivers superlative results and is extremely well received”


In detail

His clients have found that Erik has the ability to put plenty of real-life business issues into perspective and offer realistic alternatives to team and leadership issues. His natural ability to inject humour into difficult situations as well as his practical and energetic approach to his training programs, workshops and speeches has made him a perfect choice to speak on human capital, motivation and people-related business issues He is frequently singled out for his enthusiasm, down to earth attitude and refreshing approach to people.


What he offers you

Erik explores trends and behaviours that have shaped the business world as well as the ones that will be required to motivate and improve performance in a post-recession business world where corporate spin become less powerful than customer and employee experience.


How he presents

Erik has an outstanding ability to create an immediate connection with any audience. He personalises his presentations for each client – his stage presence and energy captivates audiences making him a sought after commentator at conferences around the globe.

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Apr 06 2016

Giles Andrews

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ZOPA Co-Founder and CEO

Giles AndrewsGiles Andrews is an entrepreneur and co-founder of the Social Lending online business Zopa which he founded in 2004. Giles has led the company through a period of dramatic growth which has established it as a real threat to the banks. By demonstrating that Social Lending works on a large scale, Zopa has changed the financial sector for good and became the world’s first lending and borrowing marketplace. It has also been voted “Most Trusted Personal Loan Provider” in the Moneywise Customer Awards for the past 4 years in a row and won Moneyfacts “Best Personal Loan Provider” and “Best Customer Service” awards in 2014.

“The father of one of the all-time financial service innovation: P2P”


In detail

Giles spent the first ten years of his career in the motor industry pursuing his interest in all things automotive. This included co-founding Caverdale in 1992, a start-up taken to a £250m turnover motor retailer and sold in 1997. After an MBA at INSEAD he set up his own consultancy business whose clients included Tesco and Tesco Personal Finance.


What he offers you

Giles has literally created an industry and changed the mould globally and in his presentations he shares his insights in implementing strategy, driving growth and creating an entrepreneurial culture.


How he presents

Giles is very practical in putting new ideas into practice. He is an engaging and passionate speaker.

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Mar 21 2016

Nick Bostrom

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Philosopher

Nick BostromNick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University. He is the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, a multidisciplinary research centre which enables a few exceptional mathematicians, philosophers, and scientists to think about global priorities and big questions for humanity.


In detail

Nick co-founded, with David Pearce, the World Transhumanist Association, a non-profit grassroots organization. He was also involved in founding the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, a non-profit virtual think tank. The objective was to stimulate wider discussion about the implications of future technologies, in particular technologies that might lead to human enhancement. He is recipient of a Eugene R. Gannon Award (one person selected annually worldwide from the fields of philosophy, mathematics, the arts and other humanities, and the natural sciences). He was included on Prospect magazine’s World Thinkers list, the youngest person in the top 15 from all fields and the highest-ranked analytic philosopher.


What he offers you

Philosopher Nick Bostrom envisioned a future full of human enhancement, nanotechnology and machine intelligence long before they became mainstream concerns. Nick approaches both the inevitable and the speculative using the tools of philosophy, probability theory, and scientific analysis.


How he presents

Nick Bostrom is renowned for his clear and fluent speaking style and continues to be in great demand by clients the world over.

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Mar 16 2016

Mark Brill

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Innovator & Global Brand Strategist

Mark BrillMark Brill has been working as an innovator and strategist with global brands for over 20 years. He founded a web development business, Formation, in 1992, at the beginning of the internet revolution. Starting with web design, he led the company to deliver a range of large-scale online projects for brands, government agencies and major charities. His work is now focused on developing innovation through emerging technologies, particularly wearable and connected devices, along with the opportunities from developments in open and big data.

“A constructive & engaging Speaker”


In detail

Shortly after the turn of the millennium, Mark saw the opportunities from mobile technologies becoming a media and marketing channel. Through the development of early messaging and content management systems, he established a leading role in this field. Besides global brands, this has led him to work with start-ups in the field of wearable computing, and open data management.


What he offers you

With the emergence of social media alongside mobile, Mark has been a thought leader and in-demand consultant to major brands, helping them to understand how to engage consumers in these channels. Mark brings an enormous breadth of experience covering every aspect of the sector.


How he presents

Speaking at conferences and events around the world, Mark has gained a reputation as enthusiastic, insightful yet down-to-earth speaker.

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Dec 28 2015

Rita Gunther McGrath

Expert on Strategy in Uncertain and Volatile Environments

Rita Gunther McGrathRita Gunther McGrath, a Professor at Columbia Business School, is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. Her thinking is highly regarded by readers and clients who include Pearson, Covidien, Coca-Cola Enterprises, General Electric, Alliance Boots, and the World Economic Forum. She is a popular instructor, a sought-after speaker, and a consultant to senior leadership teams. She was recognized as one of the top 10 management thinkers by global management award Thinkers50 in 2013, and won the award for outstanding achievement in the strategy category.


In detail

She’s also been recognized as one of the top ten business school professors to follow on Twitter, and was named one of the 25 smartest women to follow on Twitter by Fast Company magazine. In 2009, she was inducted as a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, an honor accorded those who have had a significant impact on the field. She serves as Dean of the Fellows. Rita McGrath appears regularly on television and radio and is often cited in the press. She maintains an active blog and is featured as a discussion leader at Harvard Business Online. Rita’s academic publications have appeared in leading journals. She is a member of several editorial boards of prestigious journals.

Rita is an exceptional instructor and is highly valued for her ability to challenge executives’ assumptions and provoke fresh thinking. Her extensive experience with companies all over the world, make her a unique resource for organizational leaders. Rita takes complex topics and makes them understandable and applicable. Her presentations are extremely informative, full of examples, case studies and questions which prompt lively discussions. Her handouts, tools, and slides enhance her classes tying academic research to actionable takeaways.

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Aug 17 2015

Torben Wiese

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Habit Manager, Author & Power Speaker

Torben WieseTorben Wiese is a very powerful speaker on the importance of change, why it’s difficult – and how you do it. Why does the brain love habits, which types of habits are there and how do you make every employee think as a leader, break their habits and reach higher goals? Torben has more than 30 years experience on change, sales, leadership and management and has during workshops, educations and power speaks reached and motivated more than 170.000 people. In Denmark Torben was elected the second most motivating speaker and his style is energetic, provocative, funny and activating

“If your horse is dead, get off”


In detail

Since Torben left business school he has been working within sales, service and motivating both customers and employees. He knows how both private and public companies think and work and is highly able to put his finger where the challenge is – and help you solve it. For 13 years he was sales director, senior partner and co-owners in one of the biggest Scandinavian consulting companies and since 10 years ago he became founder and owner of Habitmanager.


What he offers you

Torben Wiese has been both a facilitator and speaker for more than 20 years. He takes his starting point in your meeting, situation and wishes, and at the same time speaks to both the employee as well as the private person which gives a fantastic energy, passion and dedication and makes everybody want to break habits and bend fish (be present, think as leaders and use the present moment valuable) to reach higher goals.


How he presents

Torben’s infectious charm, smile and energy will meet your audience within seconds. Not leaving, but expanding, your comfort zone in a very motivating way, you will be roused into action by spot on examples form both work and private life examples tailored to meet exactly your wishes and needs.

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