Michael Acton-Smith is the creator of Moshi Monsters; CEO and Founder of entertainment company, Mind Candy and Co-founder of Firebox
Michael Acton Smith
Co-founder and Head of Design at Kickstarter, the groundbreaking crowdfunding website which has raised over $752m for over 50k projects from computer games and music to technology and feature films. An innovator passionate about the internet.
Azeem Azhar is the Founder and author of Exponential View which concentrates primarily on technology, business models, the political economy and society. Azeem is also on the board of the Ada Lovelace Foundation, the leading independent research institute focussed on the ethics of AI. He is a venture partner at Kindred Capital, a generalist early stage VC fund, and an advisor to Fabric Ventures, a blockchain-focused VC fund. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future's Council on the Digital Economy and Society.
Tech journalist and television presenter, best known as a presenter on The Gadget Show, Channel 5
Author of The Dark Net and Radicals and presenter of the BBC Two Documentary Series Secrets of Silicon Valley. Jamie speaks expertly on important topics such as cyber security, internet cultures and surveillance technologies.
Co-founder of OLIO- a hugely popular app which enables users to locate persons to share their unneeded food. Through her philanthropic efforts, over 1 million users have given away 3 million portions of food and counting. Tessa's goal for OLIO is to create a world where every single person has enough to eat.
Winner of The Apprentice 2014, Mark Wright is now CEO of a highly successful digital marketing agency, Climb Online, which he launched with Lord Alan Sugar’s backing after winning in 2015.
Mark Wright Climb Online
Dave helps organisations and individuals to see the full potential that technology offers of a modern, digital society. He focuses not on the technology itself, but on the humans who use it. Inspiring corporate choice!
A lively and engaging science broadcaster, journalist and astrophysicist. A space specialist, she’s worked at NASA and been involved with the various private space initiatives currently in development in the US including programmes backed by Amazon, Virgin and Elon Musk, and has even conducted interviews with Buzz Aldrin!
Ortis Deley is a British television presenter, radio DJ and actor. As of 2016, he is a presenter on The Gadget Show.
Pioneering expert in robotics and AI. Director of Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, Lausanne.
A former Digital Security Journalist of the Year, Misha is an author and journalist with a rich background in cyber security, geopolitics, criminology and broadcasting. His non fiction book, McMafia was turned into a thriller by the BBC.
Grace Gould is the founder of School of the Digital Age, a retail destination for new technology products.
Julia Hardy is an experienced TV Presenter, writer, radio presenter and live host, specialising in technology, video games and YouTube. Her years of experience in front of the camera, teamed with her depth of knowledge and lively personalty makes her a fantastic choice for hosting live corporate events, from Awards Ceremonies to Product Launches. She is an experienced host of both conferences and awards and has given keynote speeches.
Having held positions at Goldman Sachs, HP and Deutsche Bank Anne-Marie founded STEMettes, an award winning social initiatives to inspire and promote young women in STEM.
Poppy Jamie is an entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and entertainment presenter. At 25 Poppy founded her first start-up, an accessories brand “Pop and Suki” with best friend and model/actress Suki Waterhouse. At 26 Poppy founded Happy Not Perfect (HNP) a mental well-being start-up application and corresponding product line which is being launched in 2018.
Named one of the most creative entrepreneurs for 2020, Shivvy Jervis is an award-winning Futurist, Broadcaster and the Founder of forecasting lab FutureScape 248.
Sanderson Jones is far from your average comedian. He knows how to start a business from scratch and all that goes into it and is the Co-Founder of a non-religious church The Sunday Assembly; of which there are now 28 assemblies worldwide.
Irra Ariella Khi is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of multiple data security patents in USA and Europe. She is the only female CEO to successfully commercialise blockchain technology for international border management and identity.
Irra Ariella Khi
A leading technology journalist and presenter with a real passion for all things tech and over ten years of broadcasting experience. Regular presenter of OS, a 2 hour live global current affairs radio programme on the BBC World Service.
Founder of Bossa Studios, a BAFTA winning games studio in London. She has featured in Management Today's Top 35 Women under 35 and employs over 60 people, 70% of whom are millennials. She’s also involved with campaigns to encourage girls to consider careers in Tech. Spoke at our Millennial Afternoon Tea in May ’18.
Angelica has proven herself to be one of Britain's most exciting young entrepreneurs. Her inspiring story begins at the age of 22, when she started her career straight out of university with the vision of a curated lifestyle magazine- About Time has over 85,000 monthly readers and a team of 90 writers behind her. Angela delivers passionate keynotes about incredibly passionate about female liberation and entrepreneurship.
Broadcaster and journalist specialising in technology, gadgets and science. He has appeared on BBC television and radio, as well as on Channel Four, Bloomberg and CNN. He is the regular consumer technology expert on BBC One’s Rip Off Britain.
Charlie spent more than 30 years in the Metropolitan Police where she set up and led the Police Central e-crime Unit, with the national remit to undertake cybercrime investigations that impact the UK. She is now Senior Cyber Crime Advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
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.
Carl speaks to audiences around the world about what the digital revolution really means to them and how they can keep ahead of it! He draws together immersive first-hand reporting from around the world with data and evidence to describe how every single aspect of our lives are changing in often unseen yet important ways.
Brilliant science and technology presenter, and a memember of the Festival of the Spoken Nerd.
Abadesi Osunsade has been revolutionising the tech scene. With a steely focus on removing inequality by educating employees and employers alike with her company Hustle Crew. Abadesi also hosts a podcast Techish, and has written guide book for success aimed at women in technology.
Samantha is Co-Founder of Open Bionics; an award-winning start-up developing low-cost bionic hands that look and feel good, for amputees or those born without a hand. She is an entrepreneur, a journalist and a digital marketer.
Paul Redmond is one of the UK’s leading experts on generational change and the future of work. As a leading expert in generational theory and employability, Dr Paul Redmond’s research and keynote talks are at the forefront of what this means for managers, recruiters, HR specialists and individuals.
Sharmadean is one of the UK's most bright millennial entrepreneurs at the moment. Bestselling authour and feminist, she founded WAH Nails as a side project whilst at university which went on to become an internationally successful concept nail salon. She went on to create Beautystack; a social network based beauty brand which exclusively connects beauty professionals to users.
Sharmadean Reid MBE
Business woman, entrepreneur and writer who regularly hosts corporate events. Julia’s team have always worked remotely, something she introduced as she saw it was a way of avoiding the loss of female talent due to family commitments, and so is experienced in leading and inspiring a remote team.
Co-founder and CEO of Unruly, the video ad tech company. Sarah is a force to be reckoned with! She has helped make 2 of the most successful ad campaigns ever.Sarah is a highly sought after speaker who talks on how to thrive in a male dominated sector.
Sarah Wood OBE
One of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cyber security. He successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website. He is a director of both a cyber security company specialising in training, penetration testing and recruitment and an advisor for the Cyber Smile Foundation which specialises in online cyber bullying.