LATEST JLA SIGNINGS

Sir Ivan Rogers
UK Representative to the EU (2013-2017)
Sir Ivan served under three PMs and conducted G8/G20 negotiations before becoming our de facto Ambassador to the EU. He looks at the implications of Brexit from a British and European perspective, including divergences within the 27 and the challenge of reaching agreements in each of 58 different sectors. He offers rare insight into the fault lines, the possible surprises and what really matters amid the noise.

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Yancey Strickler 
Founder & Ex-CEO, Kickstarter
Yancey and his friends dreamt up Kickstarter to enable artists to tap into fans to bring plans to fruition, instead of traditional investors. They’ve since raised $3bn for projects from the first smart watches to a translation of Moby Dick in emoji, creating 300,000 jobs. Yancey shares the lessons, shows how they build trust by involving the community in the process and explains his decision to partner with competitors.

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Major Gen. Jonathan Shaw
First Head of Cyber-Security, British Army
After commanding multi-national troops in Kosovo and Iraq, Jonathan was put in charge of UK cyber-security. In presentations he separates threats from hype, shows how human error is the main weakness and how to embed necessary behavioural changes. He also explores the part that cyber plays in the politics of power and describes an armed forces model of leadership that’s far more progressive than many imagine.

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Sarah Wood
Co-Founder and CEO, Unruly
Unruly works with many of the world’s biggest brands to create viral ads, using technology that predicts what will be popular. After a £100m plus takeover by News Corp, Sarah remains at the helm. She shows that the best way to combat ad-blockers is to overcome the psychological blocks by making content people want to watch, with clear disclosure. With a growing army of ‘Unrulies’ she advocates new principles of work.

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Exclusive JLA Interview:
Josh Valman –
Think Differently



Michael Philips Moskowitz
First Global Chief Curator, eBay
Michael ran design, publishing and fashion businesses before selling his lifestyle label to eBay and joining them in a role that stretched from content to editorial strategy and customer engagement. He also launched a number of partnerships with the likes of Sotheby’s. In fast-paced talks he looks at developments in tech and social media, the ‘primordial’ power of story-telling and how to prepare for tectonic shifts in the consumer landscape. 

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Richard Browning
Iron Man & Flying Pioneer 
The BP oil trader turned Flying Man captured headlines around the world with his recent demonstration at TED in Canada. Wearing an exoskeleton jet suit and six gas turbines with a combined thrust of 130kg, he can stay in the air for several minutes. The technology is constantly improving: “One day you’ll be able to take off from your garden and fly about without a second thought.” Richard talks on innovation, risk and how to emulate a start-up.

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RVS 2017:
The Highlights
Alexander Armstrong presented a vintage year of breakthrough and up and coming talent, featuring a showstopping performance by DUKE. And there was a plethora of comedic talent – Paul McCaffrey, Kerry Godliman, Phil Wang, Tom Allen and Tom Ward all raised the RVS bar yet again.

Julian Fisher
Former MI6 Intelligence Officer
Julian is one of few former operatives known to the public, after co-presenting Channel 4’s Spies. His job included recruiting assets, asking them to betray their country or cause at great personal risk. In his keynote Julian surveys the security threats and shares lessons about human asset management and how to build trust. After dinner he explains why old fashioned ‘dead letter drops’ and Rubik’s Cubes often trump technology.

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Frank Lampard
Football Legend
As Chelsea and England captain Frank was universally respected for his talent, dedication and professionalism; he is also one of the most intelligent players the game has produced in recent times. He earned 106 caps with his country – and remains Chelsea’s leading goalscorer. At conferences or dinners Frank offers practical insights into teamwork, leadership and how to develop a winning culture, and shares the ups and downs of his career.

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Please contact your JLA agent for more information on these and a host of new Speakers, Presenters and Performers. 

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