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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.

Former Group CEO of BMW GB, Former CEO of Porsche GB, and Former CEO of Lamborghini GB

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As CEO of four successful world class brands, and as a serial entrepreneur who has built international companies from nothing more than ‘a good idea,’ Kevin has created over $5 billion in shareholder value and yet has still found time to climb the world’s highest mountains, walk to both North and South Poles, compete in international sport and play in a rock band. His energy and leadership has helped companies including Porsche GB, BMW GB, Lamborghini GB, epyx and EurotaxGlass’s to achieve world class levels of customer service and financial performance. A highly motivational and engaging speaker, he passionately believes that ordinary people can deliver extraordinary results given the invitation to believe in the goal and the opportunity to contribute towards its achievement.

VP of Big Data at IBM and Future Trends Expert

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Paul Zikopoulos is changing the way audiences are looking at their businesses in terms of sales, obstacles, and potential for growth - and the key ingredient is data! He’s been named an expert on big data by publications such as Big Data Republic, Technopedia, and Analytics Week. He is also included on multiple "experts to follow" lists around the world - including SAP’s “50 Big Data Twitter Influencers”. Paul has been consulted on this topic by “60 Minutes” and advises various universities as they develop their curriculums to match market needs. Paul has won multiple awards for his speaking in part because he has a unique ability to take the often complex world of analytics, big data, AI, data science, machine learning, etc. and reach audiences of all ages and skills levels with the right message. Paul is a Fortune 35 (IBM) Vice President focused on Analytics, an award winning writer (who has published more than 19 books and over 350 articles on various topics) and sits on the advisory board of Women 2.0 - a for profit company committed to close the gender gaps in founding, investing, and workplace leadership.

President and CEO International, Salesforce and Former Chief Executive, BT Group

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Gavin Patterson, 51, served as Chief Executive, BT from 2013-19. During his tenure, Patterson completed the UK rollout of the superfast fibre and started the deployment ultrafast fibre. He led the £15billion acquisition of EE, launched BT Sport, expanded BT’s cyber security practice and championed BT’s social purpose agenda. He joined BT in 2004 as MD Consumer and joined the board as CEO BT Retail in 2008. Prior to BT, he spent four years at Virgin Media and nine years at Procter & Gamble. Patterson is a Non-Executive Director at British Airways plc and a Trustee of the British Museum. He graduated from Cambridge University with an MEng in Chemical Engineering.

Entrepreneur & Star Investor On ABC's Shark Tank

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One of the stars and key investors on ABC's hit show, Shark Tank, Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. A serial entrepreneur, he has started a number of technology companies that have been successfully acquired. Robert is the founder and CEO of The Herjavec Group—Canada's #1 Security Company and one of the fastest growing technology Companies. In a short 10 years, The Herjavec Group has grown from sales of $400K with three people to over $150 million in revenue and 175 employees. He is a best-selling author of two books, Driven and the newly published Will to Win, which is the current # 1 Canadian book on the Globe & Mail best-seller list.

Former Chairman and Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer

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Lord Stuart Rose is the former chairman and chief executive of Marks & Spencer, Argos, Arcadia Group, and Booker Plc. Stuart, one of the preeminent executives in retail and one of the best-known British business leaders, is credited with giving Marks & Spencer renewed energy and cachet among younger, more fashion-savvy customers. During his time, he successfully defended the company from several takeover attempts, helped to rejuvenate the brand and was named the 2006 Business Leader of the Year by the World Leadership Forum.

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.

Customer Service Expert, Former John Lewis Director

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Andrew specialises in employee engagement, customer experience and the leadership required to create the link between the two. Previously, he spent 28 years working for the John Lewis Partnership, starting as a management trainee to becoming responsible for customer experience across the department store division.

Founder of OpenExO & ExO Works

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Salim Ismail is the Founder of OpenExO and ExO Works, the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations—required reading at the world’s top brands, a sought-after technology strategist, and a renowned entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!, Google, and Singularity University. The former executive director at Singularity University and a former Yahoo! exec who built and sold his company to Google, he consults on innovation and growth. Believing that “if you aren’t disrupting your business or industry, someone else is,” he shares jaw-dropping insights on how companies can leverage technology and strategy to grow 10 times faster than their peers. He turns cutting edge ideas into thriving start-ups and applies leading-edge thinking to invigorate industries.

Former CEO of Eurostar and Sainsbury's Bank

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Hamish Taylor has an award winning record of driving innovation and change in a number of very different environments and is one of the world’s leading experts in Innovation/Change, Customer Focus/Brand Management and Performance. He was trained in brand management at Procter & Gamble, became head of Brands at British Airways, before becoming CEO of Eurostar and CEO of Sainsbury's Bank. In each case, he left behind a record of significant growth/turnarround triggered by a willingness to challenge industry/organisation norms and place the customer at the core of all activities.

Baroness Mone OBE

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Michelle Mone is one of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs and founder of international lingerie brand, Ultimo. The award-winning ‘Bra Queen’ and co-owner of MJM International built her success on determination, self-belief, and hard work, which led her to be voted as “Britain’s Number One Most Powerful Woman in Business” by Glamour, as well as receiving an OBE from the Queen in recognition of her services to UK business.

Co-founder of Coffee Republic and Skinny Candy

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Sahar Hashemi OBE is a UK entrepreneur, best known as co-founder of the coffee chain Coffee Republic and confectionery brand Skinny Candy. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to the UK economy and to charity. She has been named to various power lists, including those compiled by the Daily Mail, Independent on Sunday[2] and Management Today. Her latest book Switched On: 10 Habits to Being Highly Effective in Your Job, and Loving it focuses on creating an entrepreneurial mindset for employees in large companies. Sahar says, "The future is all about being entrepreneurial in the employee context. You need to bring your whole personality – not just the ‘professional’ you - to work. Move outside your comfort zone, ignite your innate creativity and forget the ‘this is how we’ve always done things’ mentality. Don’t fear failure, fear complacency. "