Space scientist Suzie specialises in the environments of other planets. She’s also an accomplished mountaineer who used satellite data to discover previously unchartered mountains in the Andes, which she then went out to conquer. She combined her passions and experiences to win the BBC2 series Astronauts. She speaks the power of data, the science of the future, and everything from risk to the importance preparation when undertaking a project.
Former Operations and Brand Development Director for Five Guys Europe and regional MD for Nando’s UK. Marcel looks at how leading from the front, engaging with staff, identifying a culture, creating a brand message, and understanding customers can create a clear advantage for any business.
Artificial intelligence entrepreneur, William specialises in practical AI applications and their revolutionary and culture-shifting capabilities. He founded Evi, which developed a pioneering voice assistant. When the company was sold to Amazon, William and his team helped create the ground-breaking Alexa device.
Author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and co-founder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund, Whitney is a leading thinker on disruptive innovation, how executives create and destroy value, and personal disruption. Listed on the Thinker50 list of business though leaders, Whitney was previously a Wall Street analyst before moving into management and leadership.
Economist, investor and entrepreneur, Dr Booth has worked for the UK government, the Inter-American Development Bank, and academia. He was a founder of Ashmore Investment Management before starting his own company encompassing sectors from film production to insurance. He looks at the complex interplay of policy, markets, finance and investment and is the author of Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World – Challenging Perceptions in Asset Allocation and Investment, considered required reading for anyone operating in finance, investment or asset allocation.
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus and former Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, Panicos is one of Europe’s leading economic writers. Now a Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Leicester, he examines financial and economic issues from the detailed workings of national banking systems to a broader outlook for industry and the policy decisions that could affect it.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal shook the political world as well as Silicon Valley. Christopher, Cambridge’s former director of research revealed to the public how the company had acquired and used Facebook data to draw up detailed psychological and personal profiles of voters which was then passed on to political organisations.
Consultant and author of An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology and Calm Technology: Designing for Billions of Devices and the Internet of Things, Amber examines the changing relationship between technology and humans. She highlights the need for smarter users rather than smarter tech, and challenges us to use technology to enable greater creativity, culture and innovation.
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