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2018 London Showcase Recap

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On March 15th, Leading Authorities hosted a speaker showcase breakfast in central London. The event featured four amazing LAI speakers, former head of MI6, Sir John Scarlett, double gold medal winning Olympian, Alex Gregory, polar explorer and TED speaker, Ben Saunders, as well as technology guru and WIRED editor, Greg Williams.

Double Olympic Gold Medalist & Motivational Speaker

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  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: Under $10,000*
  • Asia: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Alex Gregory is an Olympic rowing gold medalist for Great Britain and world rowing championship winner. He is passionate about sharing his story and inspiring others to find the strength that lies within themselves. In 2013, he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to rowing.

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Inspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceAthletes & Commentators
Ben Saunders, World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer

Record-Breaking Explorer & Repeat TED Speaker

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  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
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Polar explorer, TED speaker, and record-breaking long-distance skier Ben Saunders fuses the spirit of adventure with impressive technical ingenuity. He has five North Pole expeditions under his belt and is best known for leading one of the most ambitious expeditions in a century. Humble and self-effacing, he is an explorer of limits and his message is one of inspiration, empowerment, and boundless potential. He explores the dichotomy between ideas and action and urges audiences to consider carefully how to spend the “tiny amount of time we each have on this planet.”
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AdventureInnovationInspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceTeamworkOvercoming AdversityRisk-TakersAthletes & CommentatorsTED Speakers

Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine

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  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
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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.
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InnovationCyber SecurityEntrepreneurshipFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintechMedia
Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service
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  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
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Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE served as chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6) from 2004–2009. Over his more than 20 years at MI6, he served in Nairobi, Paris, and twice in Moscow, as well as several assignments in London covering the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. In 2001 he retired from SIS on appointment as chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) in the Cabinet Office. He rejoined SIS as head of the service in 2004. Scarlett is an expert on geopolitics as well as crisis management, global security, and leadership.
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Cyber SecurityLeadershipGeopolitics
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