Dan can also do internet talks as below that reflect the current crisis.
Getting ready for the rebound - creating a culture that responds to seismic change.
The winners of the past 25 years have been driven by technology and digital. The current lockdown has driven a massive and immediate change in digital adoption, digital ways of working and customer expectations. This presents huge opportunities to organisations that can respond to the change more quickly and an existential threat to those that cannot. But adapting to change is hard.
Dan spent the dot.com crash in Silicon Valley, the financial crisis leading Google UK, and the past 6 years building some of Europe's top fintech startups. Drawing on this experience he will talk about the changes that the current crisis is driving, what is likely to stick, and how companies can develop a culture that is more flexible and nimble. More than ever it is the organisations that are the most responsive to change that will survive and thrive.
And for companies that are looking to continue training and up-skilling their people while they are working from home, he can offer a video seminar on:
Pretotyping - a vital toolkit for validating ideas for new products or services quickly, objectively and accurately.
With the seismic shift in consumer attitudes and preferences that will follow the Covid-19 pandemic, we will all have to reassess our offerings. Pretotyping is a smart approach, developed by Google, to evaluating genuine customer responses to a proposition, before investing heavily in developing it. In an interactive workshop (even over video!) Dan will help teams understand the power of this approach and how to adopt it in their every day business. He will leave the teams with a reduced fear of failure and an ability to iterate on ideas more quickly and cheaply.
Dan Cobley is the former head of European Marketing and Managing Director for the UK & Ireland at Google. Now CEO of the newly-launched Brighbridge Capital
Author of What's Next, in which he successfully predicted the '08/09 crash; in 2019 he predicted a Global Pandemic to the Sunday Times. Richard advises organisations on the future, focusing particularly on scenario planning and the impact of trends on long-term strategy. His latest book, Digital vs Human has just been published and looks at how the internet and data driven world we live in, has changed the way we think and work.
Business, technology and leadership speaker. Julie has backed a swathe of tech entrepreneurs in Europe for 2 decades, and specialises in finding fast-growing tech firms that can both disrupt and help transform large established enterprises; she calls them David's versus Goliaths! She also talks about the need for feminine leadership skills in the modern world, especially when dealing with remote teams; that’s not to say only women can be leaders, many women don’t have them, while many men do, but it’s the mindset and focus on soft skills.
Creator of Moshi Monsters; CEO and Founder of entertainment company, Mind Candy; Co-founder of Firebox
Michael Acton Smith