2017 Speakers

A mixture of well-established large corporations and fast-growing trendsetters

  • Jodi Goldstein

    Managing Director Innovation Labs at Harvard University

    More than 20 years of experience as a startup executive, co-founder, and investor

  • Dan Makoski

    VP Design at

    Started Google's Project Ara, led Motorola's design research, was Capital One's first VP Design

  • Sura Al-Naimi

    Innovation Catalyst at Walt Disney

    Inspires groups to think differently, take informed risks and evangelize a creative culture

  • TJ Ronacher

    Director Hyperstructures at Hyperloop One

    Experience in complex structural and thermal analysis, design, and engineering development

  • Holly O'Driscoll

    Global Design Thinking Leader at Procter & Gamble

    Passion for creating organizational conditions that allow human creativity and curiosity to thrive

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    Jamal Edwards

    Founder at SB.TV YouTube channel

    Amateur film-maker turned millionaire, Digital Entrepreneur, Author "Self Belief"

  • Kirk Vallis

    Creative Expert / Google's Behavioural Development

    Everyday creativity in a disruptive world

  • John Boline

    VP Design Reserve Bar at Starbucks

    Leads China and Seattle studios to elevate brand experience for the Chinese customers

  • Francesco Fogu

    Senior Product Designer at Facebook

    Designs products and drives go-to-market activities for commerce strategies around the globe

  • Laura Coppen

    Global Creative Lab & Innovation Research Manager at H&M

    Innovating in the circular economy converged with the emerging 4th industrial revolution

  • Tom Ellis

    Director at
    Brand Genetics

    An experienced innovator & brand strategist who moves fast and breaks new ground

  • JC Oliver

    Former Global Head of Innovation at Microsoft

    Award winning digital creative, strategist, evangelist & investor with solid media experience

  • Maggie Philbin

    CEO at

    Helping teenagers to see the wide range of possibilities in Science, Engineering & Technology

  • Ben Strutt

    Head of Design & Innovation at Cambridge Design Partnership

    Leads design and front end innovation activities, and is a partner in the business

  • Gil Horsky

    Global Chocolate Innovation Executive at Mondelez

    Creating innovative products that delight consumers around the globe

  • Julie Yufe

    Global Marketing VP at
    AB Inbev

    AB InBev is committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people in more places

  • Gary Stewart

    Director at Wayra & Telefónica Open Future_ UK

    Helping democratise entrepreneurship opportunties throughout the UK

  • Kristen Bennie

    Head of Open Experience at Royal Bank of Scotland

    Open Experience is a place to collaborate, explore, design and develop new opportunities

  • Merle Hall

    Managing Director at Kinneir Dufort

    Designing meaningful and memorable physical and digital brand experiences globally

  • Joel Hughes

    Director of UK & Europe at Indiegogo

    Works closely with entrepreneurs to guide them through launching new products to a global audience

  • Rob Lowe

    Senior Director LEGO Life at LEGO

    Responsible for the new creative, social and safe digital experience for kids

  • Matt Boffey

    Founder London Strategy Unit at e3

    Deep and extensive experience of working with many global brands incl Nike & Adidas

  • Sally Loughlin

    Sensory and Product Understanding Lead at GlaxoSmithKline

    Responsible for all Sensory Innovation and Consumer Innovation Science

  • Mark Randall

    Chief Strategist, VP Creativity at Adobe

    Drives innovation efforts through the Kickbox process and H3 innovation lab leader

  • Nico Weckerle

    VP Experience Strategy at Deutsche Telekom

    Improving the experience for the entire product ecosystem along the customer journey

  • Rakhee Vithlani

    Senior Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor

    Applying the benefits of yoga in the workplace for high-profile companies such as Nike

  • Maneesh Nerurkar

    Global VP of R&D at Merck CH

    Responsible for innovation pipeline building and maintenance across all three horizons

  • Lüder Sachse

    Head of Digital Product & Innovation Management at Daimler

    Generating new digital business models in the logistics industry at Mercedes-Benz Trucks

  • Max Amordeluso

    Chief Evangelist EU Alexa Skills Kit at Amazon

    Demonstrates how to build natural and delightful voice experiences for customers

  • Chris Shipton

    Graphic Recorder at Live Illustration

    Travels the world visualising meetings and events for many top brands