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Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine

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Greg Williams is a leading authority on technology trends and how those impact business and society. As Editor-in-Chief of WIRED, Greg meets the innovators, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs and creatives who are changing the world and writes on a variety of subjects, including innovation, technology, business, creativity and ideas. As a journalist and author of five novels, Greg possesses a unique combination of storytelling expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the future of technology and entrepreneurship. This enables him to transform complex information into entertaining and accessible insights that prepare audiences for what’s coming next.

Fmr. Head of Communications at SpaceX, Communications Executive at Facebook, & Google Executive

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Dex Torricke-Barton has managed communications for leaders and organizations working at the heart of global change. From 2012 to 2016, he led the executive communications team at Facebook and served as speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg. Prior to Facebook, he was Google's first executive speechwriter, supporting Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, CEO Larry Page, and other senior Google leaders. Before coming to Silicon Valley, he was a speechwriter and spokesperson for the United Nations. Most recently, he led SpaceX's communications team. Dex is passionate about technology, public policy, and storytelling, and in his talks, he helps leaders and organizations craft their messages.

Innovation Expert & CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence

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Kate Ancketill is the brains and driving force behind GDR Creative Intelligence, a globally recognised consultancy focused on innovation and emerging trends in retail, leisure and hospitality around the world. World-renowned, dynamic and commercially successful, Ancketill won the Jennifer d’Abo Memorial Scholarship for female entrepreneurs in 2007 and was selected as one of the UK’s top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500 in 2009.

Expert on Bitcoin and alternative currencies. & Economic Historian, London School of Economics

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Garrick is a world renowned authority on Bitcoin and other alternative currencies. While making regular appearances on television, including CNBC, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera and Sky News, Hilemen frequently presents his research on the black market, alternative currencies, sovereign debt, and financial repression.

Economics Editor, The Sunday Times

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Alongside Sunday Times responsibilities and columns in Professional Investor and Industrial Review, David is a prolific book-writer. In speeches David likens low oil prices to a major tax cut, and distinguishes between good (UK) and possibly bad (Eurozone) deflation. He might also reveal the latest findings of his own Skip Index, a reliable indicator of the state of the domestic economy.

Independent Writer, Commentator and Economic Expert

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Philippe Legrain is a critically acclaimed thinker and communicator with high-level policy experience. He is a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, the founder of Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), an international think-tank, and a columnist for Project Syndicate, Foreign Policy and other international media outlets. Previously, he was economic adviser and the head of the team providing strategic policy advice to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, special adviser to World Trade Organisation Director-General Mike Moore and trade and economist correspondent for The Economist. His four best-selling books include European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right, which was among the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2014.

Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Paul has been director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the UK’s leading economic research institute, since January 2011. The IFS became the first organization to win the Prospect “Think Tank of the Year” award two years in a row in 2014 and 2015 and has won “economic and financial” think tank of the year four years in succession. Paul is also a visiting professor in the economics department at UCL. He is a columnist for The Times. He is a board member of the Climate Change Committee, of the Office of Tax Simplification, and of the Banking Standards Board. Paul has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Exeter University, has been named in the Public Finance Top 50, in the Higher Education top 50 “power list”, and in the International Tax Review global top 50.

Futurist, Researcher, & Speaker

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Sophie Hackford is a futurist, business builder, and speaker, synthesizing explosive and interconnected technology and science breakthroughs from around the world. From satellite swarms to AI demonstrating intuition, we are becoming entangled with machines and will be surprised by the consequences.

Executive Editor, Wired Magazine

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Jeremy is the Executive Editor of Wired UK, the influential technology and trends magazine that covers innovation and the businesses that are building the future. He is in charge of analysing and identifying emerging trends and technological shifts that will impact consumers and businesses alike. He is an expert on a broad range of technology trends including artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IOT), quantum computing, FinTech, retail disruption, health tech, autonomous cars and transport, cyber security, 3D printing and maker culture, industrial design, and more.

News Presenter and Journalist

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She joined the business team at the BBC in 2002 and has been presenting the early morning edition of World Business Report on BBC One, BBC News Channel and BBC World News for the past 10 years. Sally has also recently launched the BBC’s flagship business programme, Business Live which airs every week day at 0830 on BBC News Channel and BBC World News. It’s a packed 30 minute programme that covers all the key business stories and gets the inside track from the world’s leading CEOs. In 2014 Sally was named as one of the UK’s 50 most powerful part-timers on the third annual Power Part Time List compiled by both Timewise and the Financial Times. Sally is now a part of the judging panel working with Timewise.

Behavioural Futurist, Author & Founder of the Next Big Thing

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Will Higham is a worldwide authority on future and evolving consumer behaviours. He writes consumer strategy reports, runs management planning and innovation workshops, and speaks on trends. He founded strategic consultancy Next Big Thing in 2002. The company has worked with a wide range of blue chip clients: from BBC to HSBC, Sainsbury’s to Siemens.

Research Associate at the Oxford University, former Google strategist, and Author of Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy

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James Williams’ work sits at the intersection of philosophy, ethics, and technology. A research associate at Oxford’s Internet Institute, he worked for 10 years at Google, where he received the company’s highest honor, the Founder’s Award, for his work on search advertising. He is particularly interested in advancing freedom of thought and wellbeing in environments of highly persuasive design, and authored a new book on this topic, Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy.