New Speakers

We are proud to present you our new Keynote Speakers

Aaron Heslehurst

Award winning BBC World News TV Presenter

Aaron Heslehurst is one of the main faces on BBC World News TV. He’s been a high profile BBC business news presenter since February 2002. In May of 2017 he launched Talking Business with Aaron Heslehurst, a daily half hour global show which delivers the big stories and cuts through...

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James Taylor

Award-winning entrepreneur

James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments and leaders from Silicon Valley to Singapore on...

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Maayke-Aimée Damen

Co-Founder at Excess Materials Exchange - Fantastic on Sustainability through a circular economy

Maayke-Aimée Damen, M.A. is R&D assistant at Ex’tent. She is also Member of the Advisory board of the Sustainability and Innovation Fund Port of Amsterdam, Project Manager at INSID, and Member of the Young Club of Rome. She was winner of the Dutch Singularity University innovation contest with the idea...

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Shawn DuBravac

Global Futurist and Trendcaster

Acclaimed global futurist and trendcaster, Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new...

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Robert Garbett

Founder and Chief Executive, Drone Major Group Limited

Robert Garbett is one of the world’s foremost global experts on the drone industry and a driving force in the delivery of the forthcoming international drone standards that are set to have a transformative impact on almost every business sector. With drone standards now being introduced for the first time,...

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Joy Baldridge

Author of "The Joy in Business"

Joy Baldridge is the founder and president of Baldridge Seminars International, a professional development organisation that focuses on management, leadership, sales, communication and priority management skill development, both domestically and globally. Her first speaking engagement was at the White House, at the age of 19. She got there by cold...

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Terry Virts

Pilot, Astronaut, Author and Photographer

Terry Virts is a pilot, astronaut, author and photographer. Virts began his career as an Air Force officer and pilot he was stationed in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, South Korea, Germany, California, and Texas. He has logged over 5,300 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft including combat time in...

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Ian Russell

Founder and Disruptor

Ian Russell was CEO of BCX, South Africa’s largest technology company, with a turnover of $2bn, and an employee base of 10,000. Russell’s tenure saw a focused re-engineering of the company, simplifying the core of the business, creating new technology capabilities, and a massive shift of the brand towards innovation...

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Nicolas Miailhe

Co-founder & President The Future Society

Nicolas Miailhe co-founded The Future Society in 2014 and incubated it at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The think-and-do tank specialises in questions of impact and governance of emerging technologies, starting with Artificial Intelligence through its AI Initiative launched in 2015. A recognised thought-leader, strategist and implementer, Miailhe advises...

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Geoff Ramm

Customer Service & Marketing Expert

Geoff Ramm is the creator of Celebrity Service and OMG Marketing. Ramm has expertise in creating highly successful marketing ideas and designing a customer experience that leaves a lasting impression. Ramm is the creator and author of Celebrity Service, OMG Marketing & OMG Strikes Back. He has worked with entrepreneurs...

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Dan Cockerell

Vice President, Magic Kingdom (Retired)

Dan Cockerell is a former Disney executive who now shares his insights in order to aid others in improving performance. Cockerell’s first experience working for Disney was as a participant in the Walt Disney World College Program in Orlando in the summer of 1989, when he worked as a front...

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Lisa Forte

Social Engineering & Cyber Security Expert

Lisa Forte began her career working in anti-piracy intelligence off the coast of Somalia, before moving into counter-terrorism intelligence for a UK Government agency. Forte researched the process of online radicalisation by terrorist groups and the risky social engineering process undertaken by terrorist recruiters. She then moved into one of...

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