With the spread of the Covid-19 bringing unprecedented challenges to individuals, organisations and teams throughout the world, our selection of experts in the impact of pandemics can share knowledge and advice on areas such as health, the economy, crisis management, society and leadership.
Health – Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London (UCL)
Dr Hugh Montgomery is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London (UCL), where he also directs the Centre for Human Health and Performance. He also works in the field of Artificial Intelligence as applied to Health, working one day a week for DeepMind Health, part of Alphabet/Google.
Mathematician – Researches the statistics around the spread of pandemics
Dr Hannah Fry is a senior lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, and most notably, the spread of pandemics throughout countries.
Crisis management – Grand Prix Motor Racing Executive
Mark Gallagher has held senior roles in the high-performance environment of Formula One motor racing for over 30 years. Gallagher’s management career in Formula One saw him on the management board of the highly successful Jordan Grand Prix team, running the world-famous Cosworth engine business and establishing the commercial arm of Red Bull Racing which went on to become 4-time World Champions.
The economy – Recent Chancellor of the Exchequer, UK
Philip Hammond is an experienced politician to say the least, having been part of the British Government for almost a decade. After taking on the role of Chancellor of the Exchequer in the month after the 2016 Brexit Referendum, Hammond managed the British economy at a time of unprecedented uncertainty and worked to overcome and navigate the strategic challenges that developed economies face.
Global Digital Economy – Recent Managing Director and Head of North America Office for China Investment Corporation.
Winston Ma is an accomplished investor, author and adjunct professor in the global digital economy, cross border investments and multinational law and policy. Winston Ma has served in leadership roles in global investment companies and knows exactly how to create synergies across borders and bring together world markets as he did through work such as on “Digital Silk Road” for China’s sovereign wealth fund (CIC)
Cybersecurity – Co-Founder and Co-Ceo, cygenta
Dr Jessica Barker is one of the most influential women in tech today. With years of experience running her own consultancy and her rare sociology background, Dr Barker is the go-to expert in the human nature of cybersecurity. Her keynotes are both accessible and unique providing engaging insight into social engineering, communicating cybersecurity messages and the psychology of fear and cybersecurity.
The Future – Expert on Global Trends and Innovation
Mark Stevenson is an author, broadcaster, and reluctant ‘futurologist’. Stevenson gives strategic advice to organisations across the to help them realise their future role and adapt themselves through culture and learning. Bringing clarity to abstract and complex concepts, Stevenson makes companies future literate and helps them innovate despite the chaos of the unknown.
Health – French Government Minister 2009-12
Norra Berra started her career as a medical doctor and spent nearly two decades in the fight against AIDs before entering public service. Having swiftly become a key government figure, Berra was appointed Minister of Health in 2009, in which position she helped the country through healthcare crises and launched major structural reform alongside new health programmes and hospital funding modalities.
Infectious Diseases – Epidemiologist and Expert on Pandemics
Dr Michael Osterholm is Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and is a leading figure on the public health impact of COVID-19. An expert in bioterrorism with years of experience as Health advisor for various departments across the US, Dr Osterholm can point out existing problems in our system and public health strategies whilst also showing the urgent need to mobilize our healthcare system.
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Crisis Management – Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Helen Clark served as Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms between 1999–2008, engaging in a wide range of international issues and policy development across an incredible range of spheres. Moreover, in 2009, Clark became Administrator of the UN Development Programme in which role she helped countries build resilience and manage both unforeseen and predicted disasters including the Ebola outbreak.
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