Aug 02 2017

Will Francis

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Creative Director and Founder @ Vandal London

Will FrancisWill Francis is a digital and social media specialist who’s been creating swipe-stopping content and innovative digital campaigns ever since his days as Editor of MySpace in the noughties. He has now started his own advertising agency, winning clients from Samsung to Penguin.

“A Specialist in digital design and innovation”


In detail

Will has worked in the world of social media for longer than the term has been widely used. He has worked with a vast spectrum of artists from Justin Bieber and Russell Brand through to pub bands and film students. With first-hand experience of how technology dramatically affects culture he is developing documentaries on this subject of a constantly changing cultural landscape. Will’s decades of experience in digital and deep understanding of the latest consumer technologies allow him to unlock opportunities for clients through well-informed creative thinking and strategy. Whether the objective is to drive innovation, or use existing platforms to grow core business metrics he delivers pragmatic and results-focussed work that moves the needle.


What he offers you

Will’s career is largely built on his ability to explain complex concepts in simple and compelling ways. This comes out best in his live work, helping professionals to gain new insight and knowledge in an entertaining and memorable format.


How he presents

Will deliversin a friendly style, he uses presentations on a screen where possible, utilising imagery and diagrams as needed but never reading bullet points off slides. To Will, presentations are merely a backdrop to a well delivered talk.

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Jul 31 2017

Jamie Bartlett

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Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos

Jamie BartlettJamie Bartlett is the author of ‘The Dark Net’, an examination of the hidden corners of the internet, its strange subcultures, and the protagonists that inhabit it – from trolls, Bitcoin miners, political extremists and members of the hacktivist group Anonymous, computer scientists and neo-Nazis.

“A lot of people say extreme, offensive, threatening stuff online. A tiny slither really mean it” Jamie Bartlett


In detail

As the director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos, a leading UK think tank, Jamie is currently involved in projects on crypto-currencies, surveillance and counter-surveillance methods and ISIS’s use of social media for propaganda and recruitment. Previously, Jamie conducted field research in Pakistan and Bangladesh. He is a vocal columnistand commentator. Jamie also writes on technology for the Telegraph and for several other publications on how the internet is changing politics and society.Jamie’s next book ‘Radicals’ explores in the last few years how the world has changed in unexpected ways. The power of radical ideas and groups is growing. What was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is life like on the political fringes? What is the real power of radicals?


What he offers you

Jamie offers knowledge beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabitwhere a vast network of sites, communities and cultures lies; where freedom is pushed to its limits. A world that is as creative and complex as it is dangerous and disturbing.


How he presents

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

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Jul 28 2017

Rolf Buschmann

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Leading Expert on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development

Rolf BuschmannRolf Buschmann is an expert on sustainable development and renewable energy. Since 2007, he has been the Associate Professor at the Hanyang University Seoul, South-Korea, in environment-friendly and sustainable construction. He is the owner of an engineering firm for construction, which emphasises on integrative planning activities and co-ordination which are already in the conception phase of the project.

“Freiburg’s Green City Renewable Energy Expert”


In detail

Since 1998, Professor Buschmann was the Professor at the Universidad de las Villas in Santa Clara, Cuba, of the following subjects, energy-optimized architecture, integral planning and applied research. Professor Buschmann was the initiator, planner and project developer for the Solar Info Centre, the first office complex in Germany to be heated emission-free.


What he offers you

Professor Buschmann offers audiences the benefit of his considerable expertise and shows organisations ways in which they can balance economic growth and help to maintain a healthy environment.


How he presents

A charismatic and engaging speaker, Professor Buschmann’s presentations are immaculately prepared and filled with far-reaching insights.

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Jul 26 2017

Daniel Burrus

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Professional Speaker, Bestselling Author & Technology Futurist

Daniel BurrusDaniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and is the author of six books, including the highly acclaimed Technotrends, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in science and technology-driven trends. The New York Times has referred to Daniel as one of Americas top three business “gurus” in the highest demand as a speaker.

“Established Industry Expert, Innovative Seminar Leader & Keynote Speaker”


In detail

In 1983, Daniel Burrus became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the twenty technologies that would become the driving forces of business and economic change for decades to come. His interest in research became apparent in his third year of college, when he became one of the first undergraduates in the nation to direct a federal research grant. He has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world. He has founded and managed five businesses, two of which were national leaders in their first year. He has been the featured subject of a PBS Special, has appeared on programs such as Larry King, CNN, and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications.


What he offers you

Daniel Burrus helps audiences better understand how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He has helped hundreds of clients identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies, and has delivered more han 2,400 keynote speeches to corporations, associations, and professional organizations worldwide. As a highly successful entrepreneur, he knows how to translate research findings into practical business advantages.


How he presents

In his presentations, Daniel Burrus blends timely and provocative knowledge with just the right amount of humour and motivation. He is a master at tailoring his presentations to his audiences as he addresses relevant trends and offers powerful, practical guidance for turning rapid change into a competitive advantage.

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Jul 24 2017

Jonathan Low

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Global Speaker, Master Trainer & Leadership Coach

Jonathan LowJonathan Low has more than 25 years of professional & international business experience in executive positions in the service industry and has worked with executives and their leadership teams throughout Asia and the Middle East.

“One of the Global Guru Top 30 Hospitality Leader and Expert.”


In detail

Executive Coach, Jonathan has presented his programs to international participants (ranging from executives to senior managers and directors) across Asia Pacific & the Middle East). Besides being a transformational speaker at numerous international conferences, Jonathan is also an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Certified Coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, working with executive teams to measurably improve their leadership and organizational effectiveness. He is also the certified advanced trainer by Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence (EQ), the Certified Canfield Methodology Success Principles Trainer, 6D of Breakthrough Learning Co, (LAB) & CRG Profile Consultant.


What he offers you

Increased self-awareness accelerates professional relations and business success. Jonathan centres his professional speaking and executive coaching work with organisations and senior executives around this premise to measurably improve their leadership effectiveness and business performance.


How he presents

Jonathan has successfully delivered his high energy, fun and highly engaging keynotes or workshops to international participants.

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Jul 21 2017

Belinda Parmar

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CEO of The Empathy Business, Founder of the Little Miss Geek Campaign

Belinda ParmarBelinda Parmar is the founder and CEO of The Empathy Business, the company behind the world’s first Empathy Index, supported by The World Economic Forum.Belinda leads a team of empathy geeks that measures and embeds empathy into businesses to make them more profitable.

“More empathic companies are more profitable”


In detail

Belinda puts thecase for businesses to be more empathic, drawing on tangible ‘nudges’that companies can implement to improve their empathy levels to driveprofit. All of her talks are based on real changes that she has made working with some of the biggest globalbusinesses which have impacted company performance and increased empathy levels.She has worked with one of the biggest banks in Europe affecting more than 40,000 staff.Belinda has written for the Harvard Business Review, The Guardian and theWorld Economic Forum.Belinda was chosen as a Young Global Leader in 2014 by The World Economic Forum and was appointed an OBE for services to the UK’s technology industry in the 2014 Birthday Honours.


What she offers you

Belinda Parmar is making waves with her words as a keynote speaker, from highlighting why empathy matters in business in both money and motivational terms, to the contradiction of new technologies and explores what the workforce of tomorrow will look like and the skills we all need in the empathy revolution.


How she presents

Belinda prepares each presentation to perfectly suit each event and offers audiences a wealth of useful actionable information with real life examples honed from her own business successes.Her exuberant personality is as compelling as her innovative and unique brand.

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Jul 17 2017

Adam Rutherford

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Science Writer, Geneticist and Broadcaster

Adam RutherfordAdam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster. A former geneticist at University College London, where he studied the development of the eye, he now presents the weekly BBC Radio 4 science programme, Inside Science, as well as many award-winning television and radio series, also for the BBC.

“Renowned expert on the origin of life, genetic engineering and synthetic biology”


In detail

Adam lectures extensively at UCL, where he has an Honorary Fellowship, and in public all around the world, including prestigious events such as the Douglas Adam’s Memorial Lecture, the British Humanist Association’s Darwin Day Lecture, The BFI, the Hay Festival, and the Cheltenham Literary and Science Festivals. He co-authored a study on the effects of video games on adolescents and violence in 2016.Adam’s background is in genetics and evolution. He did a PhD at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond St Hospital, studying the role of genes involved in the development of the eye. He worked at the science journal Nature, during which time he launched and presented the award-winning Nature Podcast.


What he offers you

Adam’s latest book, ‘A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived’ is the story of the whole of human history, retold with DNA as a text, everyone and everything from Neanderthals to serial killers, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics. Richard Dawkins described it as ‘well-written, stimulating and entertaining. What’s more important, he consistently gets it right.’


How he presents

Adam is an engaging speaker who always tailors his talks to ensure client’s needs.

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Jul 14 2017

Helen Fielding

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Novelist & Screenwriter

Helen FieldingHelen Fielding is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the fictional character Bridget Jones, and a sequence of novels and films beginning with the life of a thirty-something singleton in London trying to make sense of life and love.

“The face behind Bridget Jones”


In detail

‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ and ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’were published in 40 countries and sold more than 15 million copies. The two films of the same name achieved international success. ‘Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy’was published with record-breaking first-day sales in the UK. Late 2016 saw the release of the third movie: Bridget Jones’s Baby. Helen studied English at St Anne’s College, Oxford and was part of the Oxford revue at the 1978 Edinburgh Festival and began work at the BBC in 1979 as a regional researcher on the news magazine Nationwide. In 1985 Helen produced a live satellite broadcast from a refugee camp in Eastern Sudan for the launch of Comic Relief.From 1990 – 1999 she worked as a journalist and columnist on several national newspapers and The Telegraph.


What she offers you

An experienced media personality and creator of “Bridget Jones”, Helen shares her experiences of becoming one of the worlds’ most read authors. With humour she approaches many human angles of communication and her motto is“keep it real” as well as “rather human than perfect”.


How she presents

A charismatic and charming personality, Helen loves being on the platform. She is a true professional and always well prepared. She prefers short presentations followed by lengthy interaction with her audience. Humour is her trademark.

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Jul 06 2017

Dhiraj Mukherjee

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Co-Founder of Shazam & Entrepreneur

Dhiraj MukherjeeDhiraj Mukherjee is an experienced digital business executive and entrepreneur, with a proven track record in both corporate and start-up environments. Dhiraj was previously Head of Banking Innovation at Virgin Money, where he was responsible for developing and implementing disruptive new digital banking products, propositions and partnerships.

“Recognised by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s Top 50 technology entrepreneurs in 2015”


In detail

In 2000, Dhiraj co-founded billion-dollar company Shazam, the world’s first mobile phone-based music recognition service. He was a Director of Shazam from 2000-2004, and raised £600,000 in seed funding and over £10m in venture capital investment over three rounds. Dhiraj has been a Board observer for Shazam since 2004, and is actively engaged in shaping overall product and corporate strategy. Previously, Dhiraj has worked in strategy and innovation roles within disruptive and high growth companies, including Bauer Media, Infosys Limited, ?What If!, Reuters and Save the Children. Dhiraj is also an active angel investor, mentor to emerging technology start ups, and advisor to venture capital firms.


What he offers you

Dhiraj shares with audiences the story of Shazam, one of pure innovation, foresight, and friendship. He speaks about the early days and the corresponding ups and downs and how he co-created one of the best known brands in music.


How he presents

Dhiraj is an inspirational entrepreneur who motivates audiences with his entrepreneurial spirit. He is a popular speaker at events around the globe.

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Jun 16 2017

Yael Zofi

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Virtual Team Expert and Cross Cultural Coach &Speaker, Global Business Consultant

Yael ZofiYael Zofi is a global business consultant who has transformed modern workplaces for more than 25 years with her ground-breaking work in cross-cultural communications and virtual team management. Her impact is evident at global companies, such as JP Morgan Chase and General Electric and Pfizer.

“Connection is a common denominator across the human experience, and it goes beyond time and space transcending all boundaries.”


In detail

While the world was just waking up to the limitless possibilities (and pitfalls) of remote workforces and virtual teams, Yael was already consulting with some of the world’s largest global players to set up and establish best practices for their newly emerging global workforces. To handle her in-demand status and to better serve her growing list of clients, she founded AIM Strategies®, Applied Innovative Management®, a human capital consulting firm focused on connecting people’s management challenges with strategic business solutions.Yael identified patterns and solutions to the common problems these companies were having with their new global virtual teams.


What she offers you

Yael has created many team-based assessment tools, facilitated global strategy retreats, designed international talent management programs, and facilitated merger integrations with six global organizations.


How she presents

With 25+ years of consulting experience, Yael has applied behavioural science techniques and has helped countless leaders and teams focus on transformational initiatives that improve their bottom line and enable stronger human connection in the virtual workplace. Yael’s reputation as a dynamic and informative business keynote speaker will inspire any audience.

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