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Tom Standage (Deputy Editor, The Economist)   Tom Standage opened TBD in 2018 with some hard truths and some big issues. 2019 looks set to be equally controversial but in different ways…   economist.com

Tom Standage
(Deputy Editor, The Economist)

Tom Standage opened TBD in 2018 with some hard truths and some big issues. 2019 looks set to be equally controversial but in different ways…
economist.com

Andrew Tuck (Editor, Monocle)   Making a magazine isn’t easy but making an empire is even harder. Tough decisions and values are what led Monocle to be where it is today. But where to next and why? Tuck is going to tell you and show you how to be bolder.   monocle.com

Andrew Tuck
(Editor, Monocle)

Making a magazine isn’t easy but making an empire is even harder. Tough decisions and values are what led Monocle to be where it is today. But where to next and why? Tuck is going to tell you and show you how to be bolder.
monocle.com

Bruce Daisley (VP EMEA, Twitter)   Not only is Daisley busy running the EMEA arm of Twitter and the number one business podcast (‘East, Sleep, Work, Repeat’) he also has an Amazon bestseller with ‘The Joy of Work’. What’s his next project though…?   twitter.com

Bruce Daisley
(VP EMEA, Twitter)

Not only is Daisley busy running the EMEA arm of Twitter and the number one business podcast (‘East, Sleep, Work, Repeat’) he also has an Amazon bestseller with ‘The Joy of Work’. What’s his next project though…?
twitter.com

Victoria Stive (Alibaba, Tmall Global Business Director)   One of the biggest companies in the world and one of the most mysterious. Alibaba’s Tmall is home to +18,000 top foreign brands from 74 countries. Victoria is going to tell you what it takes to make it big in China.    alibaba.com

Victoria Stive
(Alibaba, Tmall Global Business Director)

One of the biggest companies in the world and one of the most mysterious. Alibaba’s Tmall is home to +18,000 top foreign brands from 74 countries. Victoria is going to tell you what it takes to make it big in China.
alibaba.com

 
Stuart Templeton   (Head of UK, Slack)   Slack is ‘where work happens’ but how will a new way of working change the workplace? What are the opportunities and risks to avoid? Find out how to increase cohesion and loyalty using new technology.    slack.com

Stuart Templeton
(Head of UK, Slack)

Slack is ‘where work happens’ but how will a new way of working change the workplace? What are the opportunities and risks to avoid? Find out how to increase cohesion and loyalty using new technology.
slack.com

Parmy Olsen (Technology Writer, Wall Street Journal)   Previously with Forbes, Parmy has written about Anonymous and lived to tell the tale. Recently joining the WSJ team, Parmy knows big technology and is going to tackle a very contentious topic. Strap in.    wsj.com

Parmy Olsen
(Technology Writer, Wall Street Journal)

Previously with Forbes, Parmy has written about Anonymous and lived to tell the tale. Recently joining the WSJ team, Parmy knows big technology and is going to tackle a very contentious topic. Strap in.
wsj.com

Sam Conniff Allende (Author, ‘Be More Pirate’)   Oprah picked ‘Be More Pirate’ as a must read book this year and let’s face it, Oprah knows a thing or two. Conniff won’t say what’s he’s going to talk about on stage at TBD as it’ll be brand new so grab your popcorn and get ready to raise your Jolly Roger.    samconniff.com

Sam Conniff Allende
(Author, ‘Be More Pirate’)

Oprah picked ‘Be More Pirate’ as a must read book this year and let’s face it, Oprah knows a thing or two. Conniff won’t say what’s he’s going to talk about on stage at TBD as it’ll be brand new so grab your popcorn and get ready to raise your Jolly Roger.
samconniff.com

Daniel Kerzner (VP Customer Experience, Virgin Atlantic)   Daniel knows good service and isn’t afraid to tell people when it’s bad. 13 years in the hotel business, Daniel is now designing the future of how we fly. No biggie.    virginatlantic.com

Daniel Kerzner
(VP Customer Experience, Virgin Atlantic)

Daniel knows good service and isn’t afraid to tell people when it’s bad. 13 years in the hotel business, Daniel is now designing the future of how we fly. No biggie.
virginatlantic.com

 
Victoria Turk (Editor, Wired UK)   Victoria knows good tech when she sees and hears it. Running the Wired podcast and features section makes her the perfect TBD interrogator.   wired.co.uk

Victoria Turk
(Editor, Wired UK)

Victoria knows good tech when she sees and hears it. Running the Wired podcast and features section makes her the perfect TBD interrogator.
wired.co.uk

Rory Sutherland (Vice Chairman, Ogilvy)   Behavioural Economist, author and all round good guy, Rory believes his field can be a force for good so why aren’t we skipping along in Utopia?    ogilvy.com

Rory Sutherland
(Vice Chairman, Ogilvy)

Behavioural Economist, author and all round good guy, Rory believes his field can be a force for good so why aren’t we skipping along in Utopia?
ogilvy.com

James Dean (MD, ESL)   James works for the largest Esports organisation and is going to show you what’s coming next in the multi-billion dollar industry. Thumbs (and drones) at the ready but what’s coming next will interest you. It’s time to play.    eslgaming.com

James Dean
(MD, ESL)

James works for the largest Esports organisation and is going to show you what’s coming next in the multi-billion dollar industry. Thumbs (and drones) at the ready but what’s coming next will interest you. It’s time to play.
eslgaming.com

Ingrid Lunden (TechCrunch Writer and Editor)   Back by popular demand, Ingrid is fluent in English, Russian, Spanish and French and known for tough questioning and scoops on TechCrunch. Ingrid covers the intersection of mobile, digital media and advertising.   techcrunch.com

Ingrid Lunden
(TechCrunch Writer and Editor)

Back by popular demand, Ingrid is fluent in English, Russian, Spanish and French and known for tough questioning and scoops on TechCrunch. Ingrid covers the intersection of mobile, digital media and advertising.
techcrunch.com

 
Miss Yankey   (Founder, Poetry Prescribed)   TBD’s official Performance Poet, Miss Yankey, will return. The British/Ghanaian who founded ‘Poetry Prescribed’ (poetry meets therapy meets mental health), is ready to move you in multiple ways.   poetryprescribed.com

Miss Yankey
(Founder, Poetry Prescribed)

TBD’s official Performance Poet, Miss Yankey, will return. The British/Ghanaian who founded ‘Poetry Prescribed’ (poetry meets therapy meets mental health), is ready to move you in multiple ways.
poetryprescribed.com

Kirsty MacDonald (Investment Lead, JamJar Investments)   Kirsty works with the VC firm behind brands like Innocent Drinks, Deliveroo, Graze, Bulb and Babylon Health. Previously with Unilever, Kirsty knows what a good risk looks like and is going to tell you how to spot issues.    jamjarinvestments.com

Kirsty MacDonald
(Investment Lead, JamJar Investments)

Kirsty works with the VC firm behind brands like Innocent Drinks, Deliveroo, Graze, Bulb and Babylon Health. Previously with Unilever, Kirsty knows what a good risk looks like and is going to tell you how to spot issues.
jamjarinvestments.com

Amy Williams (Founder + CEO, Good Loop)   An ethical ad platform…that’s making money AND killing it on engagement metrics? Yup. You’ll be ripping up your media plans when you hear Amy and how she’s changing the game.    good-loop.com

Amy Williams
(Founder + CEO, Good Loop)

An ethical ad platform…that’s making money AND killing it on engagement metrics? Yup. You’ll be ripping up your media plans when you hear Amy and how she’s changing the game.
good-loop.com

Katie Vanneck-Smith  (Co-Founder + Publisher, Tortoise Media)   Previously President of The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones, Katie now heads up the hottest media startup around, Tortoise Media. Back by popular demand, Katie doesn’t mince her words or take prisoners.   tortoisemedia.com

Katie Vanneck-Smith
(Co-Founder + Publisher, Tortoise Media)

Previously President of The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones, Katie now heads up the hottest media startup around, Tortoise Media. Back by popular demand, Katie doesn’t mince her words or take prisoners.
tortoisemedia.com

Caroline Goyder (CEO, Gravitas Method)   Caroline is the secret weapon behind some of the best public speakers out there. Currently working on her third book, Caroline’s best-selling book explained gravitas and her supporting TED talk has over 6 million views worldwide.   gravitasmethod.com

Caroline Goyder
(CEO, Gravitas Method)

Caroline is the secret weapon behind some of the best public speakers out there. Currently working on her third book, Caroline’s best-selling book explained gravitas and her supporting TED talk has over 6 million views worldwide.
gravitasmethod.com

Paul Mellor (Mellor & Smith, Founder)   Co-author of ‘The Bland Book’, Paul doesn’t do safe and wants to show you why you shouldn’t either. Expect explosive thoughtgasms and practical advice for going big, not home.    mellorandsmith.com

Paul Mellor
(Mellor & Smith, Founder)

Co-author of ‘The Bland Book’, Paul doesn’t do safe and wants to show you why you shouldn’t either. Expect explosive thoughtgasms and practical advice for going big, not home.
mellorandsmith.com

Adah Parris (Futurist, Cultural Innovator)   Using her ‘Four Freedoms’ framework, Adah works to change brands and organisations from the inside out. Adah will make you obsessed with people, patterns, and stories.   adahparris.com

Adah Parris
(Futurist, Cultural Innovator)

Using her ‘Four Freedoms’ framework, Adah works to change brands and organisations from the inside out. Adah will make you obsessed with people, patterns, and stories.
adahparris.com

Gareth Tennant (Ex-Marine, CEO of DAC)   Back by popular demand, Gareth spent 11 years as a Royal Marine, specialising in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. He's seen more combat than you've seen PowerPoint decks.   decisionadvantageuk.com

Gareth Tennant
(Ex-Marine, CEO of DAC)

Back by popular demand, Gareth spent 11 years as a Royal Marine, specialising in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. He's seen more combat than you've seen PowerPoint decks.
decisionadvantageuk.com

Sedge Beswick (Founder & MD, Seen Connects)   Possibly the most honest person in influencer marketing, Sedge isn’t afraid to tell you the real deal when it comes to the $10 billion industry. With a CV that contains ASOS, Red Bull and Three expect straight talking.   seenconnects.com

Sedge Beswick
(Founder & MD, Seen Connects)

Possibly the most honest person in influencer marketing, Sedge isn’t afraid to tell you the real deal when it comes to the $10 billion industry. With a CV that contains ASOS, Red Bull and Three expect straight talking.
seenconnects.com

Anna Downey (Co-Founder, Buzzbar)   Anna and co are working with brands and individuals in a new way when it comes to marketing. The walk-up style has a lot of creatives and execs excited and afraid. Find out why at TBD.   buzzbar.co

Anna Downey
(Co-Founder, Buzzbar)

Anna and co are working with brands and individuals in a new way when it comes to marketing. The walk-up style has a lot of creatives and execs excited and afraid. Find out why at TBD.
buzzbar.co

Jane Evans (CEO, Uninvisibility)   Jane has a mission. With her 30+ years at the top of advertising, Jane is showing the world why it’s not just wrong but bad business to ignore one billion wise women who buy 47% of everything.   unvisibility.com

Jane Evans
(CEO, Uninvisibility)

Jane has a mission. With her 30+ years at the top of advertising, Jane is showing the world why it’s not just wrong but bad business to ignore one billion wise women who buy 47% of everything.
unvisibility.com

Si-Fu Julian Hitch (Kung Fu Master)   Kung-Fu Master…Director of Wellbeing for Leon. Julian also is creating a forest for his Kwoon. Author of ‘Winning not Fighting’, expect to have your assumptions challenged.    sifujulianhitch.com

Si-Fu Julian Hitch
(Kung Fu Master)

Kung-Fu Master…Director of Wellbeing for Leon. Julian also is creating a forest for his Kwoon. Author of ‘Winning not Fighting’, expect to have your assumptions challenged.
sifujulianhitch.com

Chandler T. Wilson (Head of Data Innovation, HSBC)   Minnesotan by birth, London by choice, Chandler is a recent addition the to HSBC collection of smart cookies. Previously with Wells Fargo and Walmart, Chandler isn’t afraid of calling bullsh!t and is about to set the record straight on AI.    hsbc.com

Chandler T. Wilson
(Head of Data Innovation, HSBC)

Minnesotan by birth, London by choice, Chandler is a recent addition the to HSBC collection of smart cookies. Previously with Wells Fargo and Walmart, Chandler isn’t afraid of calling bullsh!t and is about to set the record straight on AI.
hsbc.com

May Al-Karooni (CEO, Globechain)   May gets the circular economy and is already working with huge names (Radisson Blu, Nandos, Arcadia) to create a unique reuse marketplace that is saving companies millions every year.   globechain.com

May Al-Karooni
(CEO, Globechain)

May gets the circular economy and is already working with huge names (Radisson Blu, Nandos, Arcadia) to create a unique reuse marketplace that is saving companies millions every year.
globechain.com

Richard De Vere (Ethical Hacker, AntiSocial Engineer)   Richard is effectively Robert Redford in ‘Sneakers’. From penetration testing and ‘red team’ exercises, Richard and his team keep some of the UK’s largest companies safe.   theantisocialengineer.com

Richard De Vere
(Ethical Hacker, AntiSocial Engineer)

Richard is effectively Robert Redford in ‘Sneakers’. From penetration testing and ‘red team’ exercises, Richard and his team keep some of the UK’s largest companies safe.
theantisocialengineer.com

Rodrigo Madanes (Global Leader, Brain + Moonshots, EY)   Rodrigo knows innovation and what it takes to do big things. He should, he’s done it for the likes of Apple, eBay, Oracle and Skype, (he co-created Skype’s videocalling product) amongst others. If you want to think and do big, he’s your first call.   ey.com

Rodrigo Madanes
(Global Leader, Brain + Moonshots, EY)

Rodrigo knows innovation and what it takes to do big things. He should, he’s done it for the likes of Apple, eBay, Oracle and Skype, (he co-created Skype’s videocalling product) amongst others. If you want to think and do big, he’s your first call.
ey.com

TBD (TBD, Google)   Watch this…space?       google.com

TBD
(TBD, Google)

Watch this…space?


google.com

Stephanie Hare (CEO, hare_brain)   Technological ethics expert, researcher and forthcoming author. Stephanie is helping keep people aware and big tech honest. Expect sparks to fly when she gives you the  other  side to facial recognition.    harebrain.co

Stephanie Hare
(CEO, hare_brain)

Technological ethics expert, researcher and forthcoming author. Stephanie is helping keep people aware and big tech honest. Expect sparks to fly when she gives you the other side to facial recognition.
harebrain.co

TBD  (TBD, FT)   A salmon-pager from powerhouse that is the Financial Times will again be asking the hard questions to folks on stage. Watch this space to find out who.   ft.com

TBD
(TBD, FT)

A salmon-pager from powerhouse that is the Financial Times will again be asking the hard questions to folks on stage. Watch this space to find out who.
ft.com

Rob Murray (Head of ISR Policy, NATO)   Rob works on secret squirrel stuff for NATO. Keeping up with the latest in intelligence, surveillance and reconnoissance are his 9 to 5. He sets the trends others follow.   nato.int

Rob Murray
(Head of ISR Policy, NATO)

Rob works on secret squirrel stuff for NATO. Keeping up with the latest in intelligence, surveillance and reconnoissance are his 9 to 5. He sets the trends others follow.
nato.int

Dave Trott (Creative Director)   AdLand legend and author, Dave knows good advertising and isn’t afraid to say when it’s not. A champion of creativity and boldness, expect frank talk and fireworks.    davetrott.co.uk

Dave Trott
(Creative Director)

AdLand legend and author, Dave knows good advertising and isn’t afraid to say when it’s not. A champion of creativity and boldness, expect frank talk and fireworks.
davetrott.co.uk

Dan Gray (Head of Studio, ustwo games)   BAFTA award-winning ‘Monument Valley’ has touched millions of hearts around the world. Dan runs the studio that created it and VR firsts like Land’s End but what’s next is totally different.   ustwogames.co.uk

Dan Gray
(Head of Studio, ustwo games)

BAFTA award-winning ‘Monument Valley’ has touched millions of hearts around the world. Dan runs the studio that created it and VR firsts like Land’s End but what’s next is totally different.
ustwogames.co.uk

Paulina Sygulska (Founder, GrantTree)   Serial Entrepreneur with a secret. A secret Paulina is going to share with you. Trust us, you’re about to change the way you think about yourself.   granttree.co.uk

Paulina Sygulska
(Founder, GrantTree)

Serial Entrepreneur with a secret. A secret Paulina is going to share with you. Trust us, you’re about to change the way you think about yourself.
granttree.co.uk

Nick Fisher (CEO, Facewatch)   Nick runs ‘the UK’s leading facial recognition system’ and does more than simply match faces to names. Make sure you put your best face forward - the facial recognition panel is guaranteed to be spicy.   facewatch.co.uk

Nick Fisher
(CEO, Facewatch)

Nick runs ‘the UK’s leading facial recognition system’ and does more than simply match faces to names. Make sure you put your best face forward - the facial recognition panel is guaranteed to be spicy.
facewatch.co.uk