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As Zopa co-Founder and CEO, James was a pioneer in peer-to-peer lending. Putting those with a small amount to invest in front of reliable borrowers has proved a successful business model, creating what is now globally £100bn sector. James is now helping organisation make more informed strategic choices as part of FutureAgenda.org, the world’s largest open foresight programme. In presentations he examines disruption across a range of industries and considers how long-established organisations can drive innovation and be better prepared for the future.

The former banker was the first outsider brought in by the two founders of Skype. James has since built, advised and invested in a series of digital businesses. He also led the online transformation of Condé Nast brands like Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair. As the second generation of disruptors take aim, James reveals their thinking and positive paranoia. He also explains why the challenge for ‘legacy companies’ is not technical implementation, but shifting cultural attitudes.

The former Editor and Group Content Director for the Independent and Evening Standard, Chris Blackhurst now serves as Executive Director at Sir Lynton Crosby’s strategy company. Chris has seen huge changes in the media landscape. From Leveson to social media to foreign ownership he has witnessed the effects of disruption first hand. With knowledge of and stories from the corridors of power in politics, media and commerce, he provides a view of where power lies, the likely outcome of key events, and how to communicate your message.

Daniel launched in-game advertising and developed bestselling video games before founding the online fashion company’s venture capital division. Scouring the world for innovations, he assembled a network of FashionTech talent and forged partnerships across marketing, production and imagery. In presentations Daniel considers the demand for instant experiences and relationships, how every business is becoming a tech business, and how to find and grow talent.

Rachel Botsman writes and talks about the power of collaboration and network technologies; she argues that it might have a bigger impact on our lives than the Industrial Revolution. New markets have opened up with ‘mass online democratisation,’ but with data at the centre it brings a risk of power merely moving from banks to web giants. Rachel explains why every industry must adapt to service networking, and why we all need to own our own data.

Mel is Microsoft’s former Digital Evangelist, responsible for the software giant’s on-line ad services plus their use of social media. He is the co-author of the book Pioneers of Digital in which he speaks to some of the biggest names in online with lessons from Apple, Google, and the 2008 Obama campaign. Mel is passionate about the power of online as a key part of a brand and how company strategy must be flexible in this fast-changing environment.

Originally an oil exploration engineer and marketer, Dan became head of Google UK – with responsibility for $5bn revenue. He’s now focused on Fintech, with the aim of disrupting financial services. In his speech Dan shows how Google use technology in the search for transformative solutions to major problems. They include balloons in space to beam internet signals to remote parts of the world, and contact lenses with an embedded glucose sensor for diabetes sufferers.

Justin ran PR at Stella McCartney and Burberry, then became CMO at Topshop before setting up a buzzy social media site. Mixing audio and visual, Tunepics was among the first apps to launch on Apple Watch. Cooke has been described as the British Zuckerberg. In speeches Justin weaves technology, trends, company history, brand and culture to explore how customers might expect to interact, and what the business can do to engender loyalty.

Linda developed the first BBC sites, launched E4 and led digital distribution deals before broadening her base as European IT Director for Discovery Networks. She now lectures and helps companies innovate and diversify into new, validated revenue streams. Linda believes the challenge is to keep up with consumers’ expectations and what the workforce expect of their technology stack – but any investment in digital has to deliver measurable and meaningful ROI.

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