Here’s the latest round-up of those that are new to JLA:
Yuval Noah Harari
Historian and author of two of the most widely acclaimed books of recent times in Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Prof. Harari looks at humanity, from how our species rose to become masters of the world, but also how tenuous that dominance might be. He looks at everything from anthropology to technology, politics to storytelling.
Head of Political and Social Research at YouGov, Joe looks at what the public think about politics, business and the world. YouGov have an impressive record of predictions in the recent elections and referenda. Joe covers both what the polls say, and what it means, but also how data is gathered, interpreted and manipulated.
Baroness Dido Harding
Former CEO of TalkTalk, Dido turned the company around from the most complained about provider in the industry to an award-winner. She also led the organisation through the aftermath of a highly public data breach.
Co-founder of Pixar and author of Creativity, Inc. Ed was a pioneer first in computer imagery, then animation. He then co-founded the entertainment powerhouse that is home to Toy Story, Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo and some of the best-loved films of modern times. He recounts the Pixar story and the lessons in how to be creative and lead a culture where new ideas are fostered.
Head of BMW UK’s Innovation Lab, Jonny worked in sales and marketing, and in the financial services divisions of the car business. The Lab looks at new ideas, collaboration between divisions, and working with third-party startups that will affect the future of the motor industry.
Former GCHQ analyst, Cameron now specialises in what companies need to look beyond the threat of hacking to the damage that openly available data can do. As well as taking a look at broader cybersecurity and geopolitical issues, he examines the malicious use of public information on employees, clients, company reports and more.
Author of Everybody Lies, Seth looks at the individual and collective psychology revealed by the use of social media and Google searches. The former Google data scientist turned journalist reveals what online lives say about hope, fear, racism, politics, family life, finance and everything in between.
BBC Chief International Correspondent, Lyse has spent 30 years reporting from some of the world’s most dangerous places across the Middle East and Asia. With an unparalleled insight into the regions and the wider geopolitical climate she also considers what journalists risk to tell important stories and why, despite bearing witness to numerous conflicts, she remains an optimist.
Technology broadcaster and journalist Georgie is one of the new co-hosts of The Gadget Show and regularly appears on ITV and elsewhere reviewing technology and commenting on new innovations. She covers the latest digital developments as well as offering insights into disruption and millennials.
CEO of AI company Satalia and UCL academic, Daniel’s work cover algorithms, data, analytics and artificial intelligence. As well as the latest developments he considers what AI really means, how it might be used, and the fundamental changes in strategy, ethics and organisation that it could bring about when it’s adopted.
Mark Lyall Grant
Formerly Britain’s Permanent Representative to the UN and President of the Security Council, Mark is a career diplomat and Foreign Office expert. As well as an insight in to the big geopolitical events he also considers how the UK is seen around the world in the wake of Brexit and governmental turmoil.
Author of In The Zone: How Champions Think and Win Big, Clyde examines how the world’s greatest sportspeople operate when everything falls into place. With stories from the stars of sports from tennis to skydiving, F1 to athletics, he describe the preparation, mindset and performance of the best in the world.
Founding exec at Netflix, Mitch was responsible for partnerships with studios and distributors in the early days of the DVD rental business. The company famously disrupted the home entertainment market even before video streaming was widely available. He looks at how customers make their way through an ever growing number of choices in any sector, where new opportunities lie, and how disruptive organisations are led.
Lord Mark Price
Former MD of Waitrose and Deputy Chair of the John Lewis Partnership, Mark oversaw incredible growth within the businesses, as well as the rise of online and a range of challenges to the retail sector. After a period serving as a trade minister he now focuses on helping companies to understand the importance of values in modern business and the advantages to putting employees first.
The autumn has also seen JLA’s annual showcase of comedy and variety showcasing some of the best new entertainers as well as a few more established names. Watch the highlights including Phil Wang, Tom Ward, DUKE and more.