Jun 01 2017

Shivvy Jervis

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Award-winning Futurist, Europe’s Top 30 Women in Digital

Shivvy JervisShivvy Jervis has been voted as one of the ‘most creative thinkers in tech’ and a thought leader ‘making digital Britain tick’. Shivvyis a futurist and video series creator uncovering ground breaking advances that affect us all.

“Shivvy is the winner of Britain’s Asian Women of Achievement Award”


In detail

Shivvy is particularly known for her work as the creator and host of a long-running online video series Digital Futures that has tracked up over 10 million views to date. In it, she curates fast-paced dialogue on the impact of emerging technologies with industry heavyweights and new founders alike.Shivvy champions the notion of ‘tech-for-good’ and purpose-driven innovation, the sheer power of the digital and tech arena to drive meaningful and sustainable impact. As a former business journalist, she has a sharp sense for not only what is newsworthy, but critically what will make headlines in the future.


What she offers you

Shivvy immerses herself in future technologies, the digital economy and on-line trends, making sense of these for both corporations and consumers. Shivvy demystifies some of the concepts that will radically reshape sectors, industries and ultimately our day-to-day lives


How she presents

Professional and truly powerful, this award winning speaker has many high profile credits and is an ideal choice whether speaking, or facilitating events.

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May 31 2017

Sean Culey

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Business Transformation Expert

Sean CuleySean Culey is a world leading futurist and globally recognised business transformation expert.He helps organisations define customer-centric strategies, understand the root cause of issues and develop new ways of working that create new levels of operational and financial performance.

“An internationally renowned expert on business transformation”


In detail

Sean has 25 years of global experience across numerous verticals and geographies, including a decade working for Cadbury Schweppes as a global design authority for what was the world’s largest SAP implementation, and has also been the CMO for an international business analytics company. He has been involved in a large number of complicated, innovative but exciting projects, and has worked in Australia, America, Africa and Europe in many different industry sectors such as FMCG, Food and Beverage, Healthcare, Pharma, Defence and Heavy Manufacturing, helping to improve some very diverse Supply Chains. He is a member of the Supply Chain Council European Leadership Team and a SCOR-PCertifiedpractitioner. 


What he offers you

Sean is able to offer a number of ways to help companies become more effective, efficient and profitable. He shares his ground breaking research into disruptive technologies and giving practical advice for business leaders about how they can create more agile organisations that are disruption ready, enabling them to thrive in the new era of digital business.


How he presents

Sean is passionate about companies obtaining real benefit and strategic value from their investments in people, processes and systems. He leaves his audience thinking differently.

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May 29 2017

Rodney Brooks

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Roboticist

Rodney BrooksRodney Brooks builds robots based on biological principles of movement and reasoning. The goal: a robot who can figure things out. He is the Founder and CTO of Rethink Robotics, whose mission is to apply advanced robotic intelligence to manufacturing and physical labour.

“One of the leading pioneers in robotics technology”


In detail

Rodney received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1981. From 1984 to 2010, he was on the MIT faculty, and completed his service as a Professor of Robotics. He was also the founding Director of the Institute’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and served in that role until 2007. In 1990, he co-founded iRobot where he served variously as CTO, Chairman and board member until 2011. Rodney has been honoured by election to the National Academy of Engineering and has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence andthe American Association for the Advancement of Science.


What he offers you

Dr. Rodney Brooks’ keynotes reflect the former Professor’s extensive knowledge in automatons.He shares his insights on the worlds most innovative and promising robotics projects. He is an accomplished speaker who speaks regularly to promote the value of robotics and artificial intelligence invenues throughout the world.


How he presents

A distinguished expert, Dr. Rodney Brooks provides excellent and useful inside knowledge on the topics ofAdaptive Behaviour, Applied Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Robots.

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May 26 2017

Ravi Kalakota

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CEO of E-Business Strategies and Author

Ravi KalakotaRavi Kalakota is CEO and cofounder of E-Business Strategies. An early pioneer in the area of e-commerce, he uses his research to help start-ups and large companies alike create and execute corporate digitization initiatives and next generation business models.

“A globally-recognized expert on e-business”


In detail

Ravi’s company, E-business Strategies, specializes in e-business and mobile best practices, technology architecture, B2B, CRM and Supply Chain processes. Focused on the next generation of enterprise applications, the company offers contract research, customized consulting services, speaking engagements, executive workshops, and in-depth research reports.Prior to E-Business Strategies, Dr.Kalakota was the founder, chairman and CEO of hsupply.com, a B2B e-procurement company. He was also one of the founders of a mobile venture capital firm, Isherpa Capital. He also served as the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Chair Professor of Electronic Commerce and Director of the Center for Digital Commerce at Georgia State University in Atlanta.


What he offers you

As a leading researcher and author whose powerful formulation of the e-business fundamentals has made him well known, Ravi helps companies navigate their future options, explaining the business implications as well as the infrastructure, customer, and economic issues – clearly, concisely and without ambiguity.


How he presents

Authoritative and in depth, Ravi is in demand for keynote lectures, workshops and strategy sessions in which he provides practical tools and insights for making the critical transition from strategy to execution.

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May 24 2017

Philip Shepherd

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Creator of The Embodied Present Process

Philip ShepherdPhilip Shepherd is recognized as an international authority on embodiment.He is the creator of The Embodied Present Process (TEPP), a unique method for moving into wholeness that gently discloses and heals divisions we carry within us.

“Bringing clarity to a chaotic world”


In detail

TEPP integrates the hypervigilance of the cranial brain with the deeper intelligence of the body – especially with the second brain in the belly. Philip’s work is based on the vision articulated in his celebrated book, ‘New Self, New World: Recovering our Senses in the Twenty-first Century’. His personal path to understanding has been shaped by his adventures as a teenager, when he cycled alone through Europe, the Middle East, India and Japan, by his deep commitment to and studies of bodywork, by his experiences as an actor, playing lead roles on stages in London, New York, Chicago and Toronto and also by the burning desire for freedom that has illuminated his entire life.


What he offers you

Philip’s conferences help us listen to the world through the body. In his sessions, he provides practical feedback, support and a program of simple exercises designed to the individual needs and growth of the client.


How he presents

Philip brings to his sessions a compassionate understanding of the challenges of our modern life. The approach he takes heals the frantic, restless pace of the intelligence in the head, which tends to run on overdrive, by uniting it with the deep, present and calm intelligence of the body.

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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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May 19 2017

Oren Etzioni

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CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Oren EtzioniOren Etzioni is Chief Executive Officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. The goal of Oren’s research is to solve fundamental problems in AI, particularly the automatic learning of knowledge from text

“We have an obligation to figure out how to help people cope with the rapidly changing nature of technology.”


In detail

Dr.Etzionihas been a Professor at the University of Washington’s Computer Science department since 1991, receiving several awards including GeekWire’s Hire of the Year (2014), Seattle’s Geek of the Year (2013), the Robert Engelmore Memorial Award (2007), the IJCAI Distinguished Paper Award (2005), AAAI Fellow (2003), and a National Young Investigator Award (1993). He was also the founder or co-founder of several companies including Farecast (sold to Microsoft in 2008) and Decide (sold to eBay in 2013), and the author of over 100 technical papers that have garnered over 25,000 citations.
Oren received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991, and his B.A. from Harvard in 1986.


What he offers you

Oren Etzioni offers his perspective on the future of AI, based on cutting-edge research at the Allen Institute for AI on projects such as Aristo and Semantic Scholar. This future reflects the institute’s mission: AI for the common good.


How he presents

Oren Etzioni’s fascinating hi-tech presentations and demonstrations are universally admired and enjoyed, furthering his reputation as an important contributor to modern-day devices, systems and solutions.

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May 17 2017

Nathalie Nahai

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Web psychologist and author

Nathalie NahaiNathalie Nahai is foremost expert in web psychology. She helps businesses apply scientific rigour to their website design, content marketing and products. Nathalie has worked with Fortune 500 companies, design agencies and SMEs, including Google, eBay, Unilever to name a few.

“Nathalie will change the way you think about marketing, advertising and communications online”


In detail

Nathalie Nahai is a web psychologist, international speaker and author of the best-selling book, ‘Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion’. Nathalie lectures internationally on the digital application of behavioural sciences, hosts Guardian podcasts, and contributes to national publications, TV and radio on the subject of online behaviour. Nathalie is also the founder of Humanise The Web (a conference that explores both how the internet influences our behaviours, and how businesses can harness persuasive technologies for good), and sits on the Social Media Week advisory board and Ogilvy Change experts’ panel.


What she offers you

From workshops to keynotes, Nathalie teaches businesses how to apply scientific rigour to their website design, content marketing and products.


How she presents

Nathalie is charming and witty. Anyone listening to her speak can become a better version of their marketing self, using the psychology of persuasion to delight and empower their customers in an ethical way.

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May 15 2017

Doug Allan

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Photographer, Documentary Filmmaker, Diver andAuthor

Doug AllanDoug Allan is a freelance wildlife and documentary cameraman who films both topside and underwater. He has been captivating audiences across the UK with his sell-out tours, sharing his extraordinary filming challenges and successes.

“An Award-Winning Natural History Photographer”


In detail

Doug’s photographic awards include seven Emmys, four BAFTAs and five Wildscreen Pandas. He spent seven years in Antarctica as a research diver, marine biologist, base commander and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, receiving both the Polar Medal and the Fuchs Medal for his science and support work. In 1984 he changed direction to full time filming.In his 30 year filming career, he’s been involved with more than 65 films, freelancing for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and others. He was principal cameraman on many prestigious award-winning series includingOperation Iceberg, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants, Human PlanetandLife, Planet Earth.Doug has twice won the underwater category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.


What he offers you

Dough shares with audiences worldwide his experiences while film making and the craft of nature photography. Doug’s legendary expertise in Polar Regions and other extreme environments make him a charismatic guest speaker at educational institutions, corporate events and on expedition cruise trips.


How he presents

Doug customiseshis presentations so they are suitable for any audience of any age. All are lavishly illustrated with slides that he has taken during his travels.

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May 12 2017

Conrad Wolfram

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Physicist, Mathematician& Technologist

Conrad WolframConrad Wolfram is Strategic Director and European co-founder/CEO of the Wolfram group of companies. Described as the “Computation Company” and uniquely operating at the intersection of computation, data and knowledge.

“Playing the wrong game badly is hardly smart. Let’s lead in rewriting the rulebook and succeed at the right game.”


In detail

The Wolfram Group is driving innovation across data science, modelling and maths through technology and solutions, including Wolfram|One and Mathematica software, the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge engine (powering knowledge answers for Apple’s Siri), Enterprise Private Cloud computation hub and the Wolfram Language. Conrad is also widely known for his thought leadership in reforming education using modern technology. He founded computerbasedmath.org to fundamentally rethink and rebuild the mainstream maths education curriculum, introduce computational thinking and combine with coding now computers can be assumed. The resulting major change is now a worldwide force in re-engineering STEM.


What he offers you

For more than 20 years, Conrad’s business and technical leadership has been central to the rise, spread and democratization of high-level computation particularly through the use of automation and interactivity. He is also the world’s leading advocate for a fundamental shift of math education to be computer-based, laying out the rationale and roadmap in his widely acknowledged 2010 TED and founding computerbasedmath.org to drive implementation of the change.


How he presents

Conrad regularly appears in the media and is an accomplished speaker. He delivers interactive and thought-inspiring presentations to explain his radical ideas to audiences the world over.

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