The first quarterly round-up of the new speakers that JLA have met recently and are excited about. Every three months we’ll briefly profile the latest conference speakers (and occasionally presenters, after dinner speakers, and performers) before they appear on the website. If you’re interested in any of these names for your conference, meeting or seminar, please get in touch.
FashionTech advisor/investor, former Investment Director, Asos
Daniel was a pioneer of digital advertising, went on to run a video games studio, and was appointed to Asos to run their venture capital arm. He now looks at the latest trends in retail and wider innovations.
Keywords: retail, innovation, digital trends, consumer trends, marketing, online entrepreneur
Chief Data Scientist, MoneySuperMarket.com
A statistician by training, Orlando worked for consumer information company dunnhumby. At MoneySuperMarket.com he built a team at the cutting edge of customer data analysis. He looks at the power of data, what it can and should do, and brings the subject to life.
Keywords: big data, innovation, customer insight, data security, online business
CTO and co-founder, Mr & Mrs Smith
Tamara and her husband saw a gap in the market: an independent guide to British hotels suitable for young professionals seeking a weekend away. She recounts the difficultly in breaking into an established market, persuading others that a market exists, and developing it into a successful online brand.
Keywords: online entrepreneur, customer service
Cybersecurity expert and former hacker
Former hacker, cybersecurity expert and academic, Keren’s hit TED speech considered how hacking could be the internet’s immune system. She looks at the threats as well as the opportunities and the importance of online to social, political, cultural and military worlds.
Keywords: cybersecurity, technology, digital
CEO and founder, Tunepics and former retail marketer
After brands including Burberry and Top Shop, Justin ventured out on his own founding a new social media platform and advising organisations from Chelsea FC to the Natural History Museum on their use of digital and engagement.
Keywords: social media, marketing, online entrepreneur
Daniel has been involved in a range of innovative organisations and projects at the intersection of art and science. He’s studied how the brain reacts to visual stimuli and considered how experts view performances compared to laypeople. He highlights how people view things differently, the importance of understanding that, and how science can help everything from leadership to customer insight.
Keywords: behavioural science, organisations, creative thinking
Former COO, Smith & Nephew
Having worked within supply chain operations at Diageo, ICI and Premier Foods, Ros headed operations at healthcare giant Smith & Nephew. It’s given her a unique insight into how engineering and manufacturing works, how technology has changed things and will continue to, and the power of the supply chain to drive innovation.
Keywords: supply chain, business leader, employee engagement
Financial and markets commentator
Most often seen on BBC Breakfast considering markets and personal investments, Guy researches business and how its perceived. Having worked for the likes of HBOS, Lloyds and Zurich, he delivers both an economic overview as well as a look at what’s happening in the ‘real’ world.
Keywords: business reputation, economic overview
FT Associate Editor
An award-winning business journalist, Michael focuses on chairing FT events as well as his regular column on how business relates to people and society. Covering how business can win back trust, how employees see their bosses, as well as the future of aviation and cities.
Keywords: business reputation, management, cities, chairing
Former Australian High Commissioner to the UK, and Ambassador to Italy, San Marino, Libya and Albania, Mike has also worked with the UN and the World Food Programme. He was Premier of South Australia and is noted for his work attracting investment in to, and redeveloping Adelaide. One of Australia’s most respected politicans, Mike worked in areas of economic development, social inclusion, and climate change.
Keywords: diplomacy, leadership, future cities, environment
Harvard Senior Fellow and former Cabinet minister
Former Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas now works at Harvard and London’s King’s College, at law firm Pinsent Masons, and advising Bono on African investment and development. In government his briefs covered trade, transport, ecommerce and egovernment, international development, and Europe, and was the UK’s governor to the World Bank.
Keywords: UK politics, Europe, geopolitics, international development, leadership, foreign policy
Outgoing Director, Liberty
Shami worked as a barrister and at the Home Office before joining Liberty. She led the organisation through unprecedented change and scrutiny turning it into one of the most respected campaigning groups in the country. She covers subjects including changing perceptions and the balance between security, privacy and freedom in the digital age.
Keywords: privacy, security, leadership, law, campaigning