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Keynote Speaker Tommy Stadlen
Co-Founder of Polaroid Swing, a Silicon Valley technology company
Tommy Stadlen

Tommy Stadlen is the Co-Founder of Polaroid Swing, an app with a mission to reimagine photography. It is a Silicon Valley technology company chaired by Twitter founder Biz Stone. Polaroid Swing has been featured by Apple as the number one recommended app in the App Store and in Apple retail stores internationally.

Keynote Speaker Jerry Kaplan
Artificial Intelligence expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, educator, bestselling author, and futurist
Jerry Kaplan

A renowned Silicon Valley veteran, Jerry Kaplan founded several technology companies over his 35-year career, two of which became public companies. He is an Artificial Intelligence expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, educator, bestselling author, and futurist.

Robert Hannigan new speaker
Director GCHQ, the world’s leading cyber security agency
Robert Hannigan

Robert Hannigan has a long history of involvement in cyber security and technology, having drawn up the UK’s first Cyber Security Strategy and outlined the government’s ambition of making the UK ‘the safest place to live and do business online’. Hannigan strongly promoted technical skills in his leadership team and his term as Director saw the biggest internal transformation of GCHQ since the end of the Cold War.

Keynote Speaker Dag Detter
Authority on Future of Cities and Unlocking Public Wealth
Dag Detter

Dag Detter specialises in unlocking public wealth.
He assists governments and public institutions in designing and implementing strategies for restoring balance sheet strength.

Keynote Speaker Sophie Bialaszewski
Head of Innovation Culture, Events & FinTech Collaboration, Lloyds Banking Group
Sophie Bialaszewski

Sophie Bialaszewski is a digital leader with a background in public policy and communications. She has spent the last two years building the internal capability and team to bring this to life at Lloyds Banking Group.

Keynote Speaker Jeetendr Sehdev
Celebrity Branding Authority & Professor of Marketing at the University of Southern California
Jeetendr Sehdev

Jeetendr Sehdev is Professor of marketing at the University of Southern California and a global authority on celebrity branding. He specialises in marketing to millennials and the disruption of marketing as we know it.

Keynote Speaker Daniel Yergin
World authority on future of energy and Pulitzer Prize winner
Daniel Yergin

A globally respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, Daniel Yergin is Vice Chairman of IHS and Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.

Keynote Speaker Juan Enriquez
Chairman & CEO, Biotechonomy
Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez  is one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research and is an active investor in early-stage private companies in the life sciences sector.

Keynote Speaker Stephan Ekbergh
Founder & CEO of Travelstart group
Stephan Ekbergh

In 1999, Stephan Ekbergh created Travelstart, an airline company. After some poor decisions and the company nearly coming to an end, he moved to Africa to begin from scratch.

Keynote Speaker Peter Sands
Recent CEO Standard Chartered plc
Peter Sands

Peter Sands served as the Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC from 2006-15. In this time, he doubled the number of staff and steered the company so that by 2009, 90% of its profits came from fast-growing emerging markets mainly in Asia.

Keynote Speaker Alec Ross
New York Times Best-Selling Author & Former Senior Advisor for Innovation at the State Department
Alec Ross

Alec Ross served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, and advised President Obama on the intersection of technology and geopolitics for his first presidential campaign.

Keynote Speaker Otto Schramer
Lecturer at the MIT and the founding chair of ELIAS (Emerging Leaders for Innovation Across Sectors)
Otto Scharmer

Dr. Claus Otto Scharmer is the founding chair of ELIAS (Emerging Leaders for Innovation Across Sectors), as well as a Senior Lecturer at the MIT. ELIAS is an initiative focused on developing profound system innovations for a more sustainable world.

Keynote Speaker Nvai Rodji
Innovation and Leadership Strategist
Navi Radjou

Based in Silicon Valley, Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership strategist who draws on his Indian upbringing and was the first (with his co-authors) to capture the phenomenon of jugaad—a Hindi word for improvised solutions born out of ingenuity in resource constrained settings.

Keynote Speaker Johan Norberg
Author and historian, devoted to promoting economic globalisation and classical liberal positions
Johan Norberg

Johan Norberg has written 15 books which cover a broad range of topics, including global economics, intellectual history and the science of happiness. He is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker whose focus is entrepreneurship, global trends and globalisation around the world.

Keynote Speaker Sebastian Mallaby
Senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Sebastian Mallaby

Journalist, author and Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Formerly, Sebastian Mallaby was a contributing editor for the Financial Times and a columnist and editorial board member at the Washington Post.

Keynote Speaker Sir Muir Gray
Director Better Value Healthcare
Sir Muir Gray

Sir Muir Gray’s work focuses on increasing value for populations and patients by systems design and culture change.  He is currently the Director of Better Value Healthcare and also works as an advisor to Public Health England and the NHS England Right Care programme.

Keynote Speaker Nell Watson
Engineer, entrepreneur, futurist
Nell Watson

Nell Watson has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging social trends. She is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker.

Keynote Speaker Josef Braml
Leading Expert on the US and on Transatlantic Relations
Josef Braml

As editor-in-chief of the German Council on Foreign Relations’ Yearbook, Dr. Josef Braml is an expert on transatlantic relations and America views on world order.

Keynote Speaker Martin Ford
Leading expert on the Digital Revolution
Martin Ford

Martin Ford is a leading expert on the Robot Revolution, Artificial Intelligence, Job Automation, and the Impact of Accelerating Technology on Workplaces, the Economy and Society.

Keynote Speaker Max Abrahms
Expert on terrorism
Dr Max Abrahms

Dr Max Abrahms is a professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University, a member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and a fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

New keynote speaker Ed Vaizey
Recent UK Minister for Technology
Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey was the UK’s longest-serving Minister for Technology, working for UK Prime Minister David Cameron from 2010-16.

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