Isabel Aguilera is one of the most successful business people in Spain, not only does she have an impeccable record both in marketing and sales, but she is also a leading expert on the Iberian market. In 2008, she joined the board of Indra Sistemas, the leading Spanish information technology and defense systems company.
Ajaz Ahmed is best known for being the founder of Freeserve, the UK's largest ever Internet Company. By March 2000 it had a market cap of £9bn. Freeserve was sold to France Telecom for £1.6bn in 2001, just three short years after its launch.
Alberto Alessi has been described as the 'godfather of Italian product design'. Now Managing Director of Alessi Spa, using his entrepreneurial flair he has successfully explored the frontiers of design and technology. As a result, he has repositioned the company as a design leader partnering world class designers.
James Alexander is Director of FutureAgenda.org, an open source think tank and advisory delivering foresight, strategy and innovation to some of the world's leading organisations such as Apple, WWF and Mastercard. He is a Co-Founder of #voicefortheplanet, the coalition aimed at securing a global deal for nature.
Muthla AlSayer is the CEO and Founder of OmniX Lab New York, where she has shaped the vision and purpose of OmniX labs, by bringing her experience and understanding of connecting the physical space in a digital world.
Kate Ancketill is a futurist with a tech, consumer, retail and brand specialisation, making complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for any audience. As CEO and founder of GDR Creative Intelligence, Kate is the innovation partner to around 30 of the world's largest consumer brands.
Tony Anderson is an expert in Brand Building and Customer Service. After rising through the marketing ranks at British Airways and Thomas Cook he was appointed as the first sales and marketing director of easyJet. He helped launch the company that became an internet pioneer and major force in European aviation.
Author of 'easyLand' the definitive account of the EasyJet story
Professor Jamie Anderson has been named as a "management guru" in the Financial Times, and as one of the world's top 25 management thinkers by the journal Business Strategy Review. Another industry magazine recently included Jamie as one of the 'top 40 under 40' most influential young business minds worldwide.
Giles Andrews is an entrepreneur and co-founder of the Social Lending online business Zopa. By demonstrating that Social Lending works on a large scale, Zopa changed the financial sector for good and became the world's first lending and borrowing marketplace.
Kate Andrews is Associate Director for the free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs. She joined in February 2016, overseeing the IEA's digital platforms, having previously worked as Head of Communications at the Adam Smith Institute. She is a regular commentator on government policy in the media.
Ian Angell is an accomplished author who applies his research to archaeology, crystallography, medicine, management, physics and social sciences. He is well known as a futurologist and in particular for his predictions for the Enterprise of the Future.
Rasmus Ankersen, an ex-footballer, bestselling author and entrepreneur, is also a speaker on performance development and organisational attitude: a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world.
Susan Annunzio is the President and CEO of The Center for High Performance (CfHP). She is a key figure in providing corporate strategy advice to organisations going through large-scale transition. A former professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, she also has a background in consulting.
Keith Antoine is a performance coach working in both business and sport. He divides his time between enhancing the performance management / people development skills of business leaders and preparing another batch of athletes for the challenges beyond Rio and into the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Charles Armstrong is a social entrepreneur based in London. He founded The Trampery in 2009 to develop new kinds of workspace for startups and creative communities. Since then the Trampery has opened ten further sites in London including specialist facilities for fashion, digital arts, travel and retail.
Gerald Ashley has over thirty years experience in international financial markets, having worked for Baring Brothers in London and Hong Kong, and the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. He is now a leading thinker and consultant on business risk and decision making.
Jacques Attali, an eminent economic advisor was nominated by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy as the head of the Commission to promote French Growth. In 1990 he became the first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD.
Stephen Attenborough is at the forefront of space tourism. He is the Commercial Director for Virgin Galactic, a company wholly owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group which is on track to become the world's first passenger carrying commercial spaceline.
James Averdieck is the founder and former Managing Director of Gü Chocolate Puds, the fastest growing food company in UK and a brand credited with revolutionising the quality of desserts. His latest venture, The Coconut Collaborative, sells luxury yoghurt made from coconut milk, free from dairy, soya and gluten.
Ed Balls is a broadcaster, writer and economist. He is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and Visiting Professor at King's College London, co-Chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation and Vice-President and former Chairman of Norwich City Football Club.
Anna Bance is the Founder of Girl Meets Dress, a company disrupting the fashion industry by introducing clothing rental as a new way of shopping. By building a wardrobe in the cloud, Girl Meets Dress gives millions of women the ability to hire designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the retail price.
Duncan Bannatyne is one of Britain's most recognisable entrepreneurs, as well as being a philanthropist. Duncan is most famous for his appearances as a business angel on the BBC programme Dragons' Den.
Nigel Barlow is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, author and coach on Innovative Thinking. Recently he has focused on how you can stay human in a digital world. In his keynotes, Nigel helps his audience to "Open their minds to creative re-thinking".
José Manuel Barroso is one of Europe's leading political figures. From November 2004 to October 2014 he was the President of the European Commission. From 2002 to 2004 Barroso was Prime Minister of Portugal. He participated in several international missions and played a key role as mediator of some of the most recent peace accords. In addition, he was a member of various advisory groups to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Michael Bayler "tells truth to power" for leadership in many of the world's largest companies. As a strategist, a published author and a speaker, he delivers guidance, inspiration and, above all, fresh clarity and confidence. In such "interesting times", Michael is a uniquely direct and trustworthy guide.
Dame Inga Beale is a British businesswoman with over three decades of experience in global financial services. She was awarded a Damehood for services to the economy and for her contributions to driving the inclusion agenda for women.
Jordan Belfort was the CEO of brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont and in the 1990s built one of the most dynamic and successful sales organisations in Wall Street history. During that time, he soared to financial heights, earning over $50 million a year, a feat that coined him the name "The Wolf of Wall Street".
Dr James Bellini has a considerable reputation as a thought-provoking speaker and moderator at top-level management conferences and business schools around the world. James is a respected futures analyst and writer with a strong focus on social, economic and technological trends up to Horizon 2025.
Todd Benjamin is well known to television audiences across the globe. For 26 years he worked as an anchor, correspondent, and financial editor for CNN. Todd is a senior advisor to an international management consultancy which works with major companies to transition to a low-carbon energy.
Nicklas Bergman spent 25 years as an entrepreneur and technology investor focusing on investments and business development in emerging technologies. He searches for new opportunities which arise from the ever changing technological landscape.
George Berkowski is a seasoned digital entrepreneur who is currently Chief Product Officer at GoCompare. He is also the co-founder of DeepAR.ai, an augmented reality technology platform that enables any app or website to add Snapchat-like masks, lenses, filters and special effects with a simple software development kit.
Marcus Bicknell is a highly successful entrepreneur and marketing executive in the television, leisure, internet and consumer products fields. He has been a non-executive director of SES (Astra) in Luxembourg, the world's biggest operator of television satellites.
Carl Bildt is the Chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG), an initiative that will produce a comprehensive stand on internet governance. Carl Bildt served as Sweden's Prime Minister from 1991 to 1994 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2014.
One of the 2014 'Power 50' in European digital financial services and a NextBank Fintech 'titan' who was named as one of WIRED magazine's global top 15 favourite sources of news from the business and finance world. David is a Director of Consult Hyperion, a consultancy specialising in electronic transactions.
Prof. Asit K. Biswas is one of the world's leading authorities on water and environmental management. He is the Founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy in Singapore.
Raymond Blanc is one of the world's most respected chefs, totally self-taught. He is the owner and chef at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, where magnificent surroundings are combined with gastronomic excellence. It is the only UK country house hotel to have retained two Michelin stars for the past 30 years.
Few people have impacted the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A leading management expert whose impact has been felt for over three decades. Ken is a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees.
David Blanchflower is currently a professor of economics at Dartmouth College in the US. As a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, he was one of the few economists to correctly call the depths of the recession gripping the economy and has spoken out about the caution of his fellow MPC members.
Fast becoming recognised as one of the best chefs around, Heston Blumenthal is the chef-proprietor of the Fat Duck restaurant in Berkshire. The Fat Duck was voted "Best Restaurant in the World" in 2005. He was awarded his first Michelin star in 2000 and has since received a further two.
Bisila Bokoko is a pioneering and truly inspirational business leader. Founder of BBES, a boutique business development firm, she serves a wide range of markets and industries with particular focus on gastronomy, fashion, lifestyle, arts and culture. Passionate about what they do BBES has a laudable success establishing global partnerships/alliances.
One of the City of London's best-known economists, Roger Bootle specialises in macroeconomics and the economics of the property market. He is also Economic Adviser to Deloitte and a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee.
Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University. He is the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, a multidisciplinary research centre which enables a few exceptional mathematicians, philosophers, and scientists to think about global priorities and big questions for humanity.
Rachel Botsman is the global authority on a new era of trust. She studies and teaches how technology is transforming human relationships and what it means for life, work and how we do business. Widely regarded as the guru on the sharing economy, or what some refer to as the collaborative economic platforms like AirBnB, Uber and TaskRabbit.
Deirdre Bounds is one of the UK's top female entrepreneurs going from start-up to exit in 10 years. She is a down-to-earth visionary and former standup-comedienne who set up the ethical travel company i-to-i.com, which became the world's largest gap year company.
One of today's top female international business speakers, Caprice Bourret started her own company called By Caprice in 2006 and her collection, designed and modelled by Caprice was an instant success. Caprice is currently busy expanding her business internationally which includes Lingerie, Swimwear and Home.
Kyran Bracken MBE is a rugby World Cup winning hero who was capped for England 51 times, 3 of them as captain. Kyran now concentrates on television and broadcasting and won the hugely popular television show Dancing on Ice. Kyran is entrepreneurial and he now owns and runs a touring ice skating show, among other business interests.
Baroness Brady is also a Senior Non-Executive Director of Syco and Arcadia Boards and Small Business Ambassador for the Conservative Party. Additionally she is Chairman of Mentore, a business to help accelerate development of female talent in their organisations to increase diversity at board levels in companies across the UK.
Sir Richard Branson is the eccentric and outspoken Chairman of the Virgin Group. An experienced daredevil, Branson has raced powerboats across the ocean and has set distance records in hot air balloons. His unconventional style of living is only a part of his undeniable knack for beating impossible odds in business and in life.
Paul Breitner is considered one of the most successful football players and can look back on an outstanding national and international career. Nowadays, he is a highly sought-after media personality and commentator at sports events around the globe.
Arturo Bris is Professor of Finance at IMD. Since January 2014 he is also leading the world-renowned IMD World Competitiveness Center. His research and consulting activities focus on the international aspects of financial regulation, and in particular on the effects of bankruptcy, short sales, insider trading, and merger laws.
Rodney Brooks, the former director of MIT's Computer Science and AI LAB, came to fame when he successfully founded iRobot. He has now cofounded Robust.AI, a robotics start-up which aims to build the world's first industrial-grade cognitive platform for robots.
Boris Brott is an accomplished conductor and communicator who is adept at connecting the worlds of music and business. Founder of the Symphony Nova Scotia, he enthuses music lovers around the world. Furthermore, thousands of executives from national and international organisations have profited from his lateral approach.
Erik Brynjolfsson is the Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, Chair of the MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Editor of the Information Systems Network.
Dr David Bryon is the former Managing Director of bmibaby, which grew to become one of the Europe's largest low cost airlines. He now enjoys a successful media career that includes a popular after-dinner comedy routine, professional business speaking, awards evening host, conference facilitator and TV presenting.
Marcus Buckingham, a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work. Building on two decades of experience as Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head of People & Performance research.
Professor Hans-Jörg Bullinger is an internationally renowned expert and researcher in the fields of technology, innovation and information management, e-commerce and the Internet. He is currently President of the Fraunhofer Society, the leading organisation for technical and organisational innovations in Europe.
Geoff Burch has a wealth of experience in illustrating the thinking required to find business success. He is equally at ease delivering presentations at conferences, and as a highly amusing after dinner speaker. Geoff covers everything from sales and negotiation to customer care and how they can be improved.
Will Butler-Adams is the CEO of Brompton Bikes, a company which designs, manufactures, markets and distributes folding bikes. He joined Brompton Bicycle in 2002 and, since taking over from the firm's founder Andrew Ritchie as MD in 2008, he increased the production of bikes from 7,000 to 30,000 per year.
James Caan is one of the UK's most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs and built up a multi-million pound fortune from Recruitment. He is the CEO and Founder of Hamilton Bradshaw, a private equity firm which specialises in turnarounds and development opportunities in the UK and Europe.
Dr. Vince Cable was the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Twickenham from 1997-2015. He was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and in 2010, Vince Cable was chosen by David Cameron to become Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, a post he held until the General Election of 2015.
Steve Cadigan is the founder and CEO of Cadigan Talent Ventures LLC, a strategic leadership advisory that aims to help leaders and organisations worldwide develop winning talent solutions, breaking down any barriers that suffocate, limit, or create impediments to high performance and the evolution of talent.
Michael Caines, MBE, is a truly original British chef, who has created innovative and original dishes which have earned him two Michelin stars and numerous awards and accolades. Michael's career almost ended abruptly when he was involved in a serious car accident which required his right arm to be amputated.
Currently Chairman of the award winning online printing giant moo.com. and on the board of online pharmacy ChemistDirect, Simon was CEO of some of the UK's most innovative and preeminent businesses, including pioneering a new way of watching movies with LOVEFilm and turning Mothercare around.
Tim Campbell is the founder of the entrepreneurial social enterprise Bright Ideas Trust, a charitable organisation which encourages young entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds to start business ventures. He is co-author of one of Amazon's Top 10 business books for 2010 'What's Your Bright Idea?'
Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. He now splits his time between writing, speaking, fundraising, politics and campaigns.
René Carayol MBE is not just one of the world's leading executive coaches, working with some of the Fortune 500's top CEO's and their executive teams, but he has also been Chairman, CEO and MD of blue chip businesses.
Dr. Randel Carlock is an insightful coach and advisor providing personal and professional counselling services for global family enterprises and corporations based on his experience as a CEO and psychotherapist. He currently specialises in Asia, Europe and the Middle East enterprises.
Jordan Casey became known publicly; when in February 2012 he became one of Europe's youngest iOS app developers by releasing a mobile game onto the iTunes store. The game called Alien Ball Vs Humans subsequently went to the number 1 on the iTunes charts.
Pat Cash is best known as the flamboyant winner of Wimbledon 1987. Nowadays he works as TV commentator and presenter and is developing his business interests which include the Pat Cash Tennis Academy.
Camilla Cavendish is an award-winning journalist and former Head of the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street under Prime Minister David Cameron. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, and she now sits in the House of Lords as an independent peer.
André Noël Chaker is a speaker, writer, performer, an entrepreneur and a business executive all rolled into one person. As an entrepreneur, André has been a leading force in many science, technology, gaming and sports related start-up ventures.
Dr. Jung Chang is the author of the best-selling books 'Wild Swans - Three Daughters of China' (the most read book about China) and 'Mao: The Unknown Story' (co-written with Jon Halliday). Both books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and together sold some 15 million copies.
Ram Charan made his name among senior executives for his ability to solve difficult business problems. He has worked behind the scenes with top executives at some of the world's most successful companies advising them on their business strategies. Always a step ahead in time he is no stranger to the need of digital transformation.
Dr. Timothy Chou was the president of Oracle On Demand, the fastest-growing business inside Oracle. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Embarcadero Technologies (EMBT) and as a member of the advisory board of WebEx (WEBX). In addition, he has been a lecturer in computer science at Stanford University for more than 15 years and continues to give seminars.
Shelby Clark is a social entrepreneur who is intrigued by the power of connecting people online to positively impact the offline world. Shelby has been called a pioneer in "Collaborative Consumption" or the "Sharing Economy", changing consumer behaviours, compelling people to share everything from cars to apartments to lawnmowers.
Kenneth Clarke held the posts of Secretary of State for Health, Education & Science and Home Office before becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer in May 1993. In May 2010 Clarke was appointed as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor in the coalition government, a position he held until September 2012.
Often named the funniest man alive, John Cleese is both a versatile comedic actor and a leading business motivator. He went from being "the tall one" on Monty Python's Flying Circus to being a ubiquitous presence in films, television and advertising.
Rita Clifton has been called 'The Doyenne of Branding' by Campaign magazine, 'Brand Guru' by the Financial Times, and the Daily Telegraph described her as 'The Brand Leading the Brands'. A former Chief Executive and Chairman at Interbrand, Rita is now Vice Chairman and Strategic Director at Saatchi & Saatchi.
Dan Cobley served as Google's Vice President of Brand Solutions and as the company's MD in the UK & Ireland. After almost a decade at Google, Dan started a new venture, a FinTech fund and incubator, aimed at building new, disruptive companies within financial services.
Graeme Codrington is an expert on the future of work and the disruptive forces that are shaping it. He is the co-founder and partner of TomorrowToday Global, a firm of futurists and business strategists that advises business schools and CEOs around the world.
Lord Sebastian Coe KBE acclaimed world renown heading the bid and organisation of the London 2012 Olympic Games. As President of the IAAF, he secured the 2017 World Athletics Championships for London.
Pete Cohen has not only established himself firmly as one of the top names in the personal development field, but also is becoming a top name in broadcasting and publishing. He has presented his own show on TV called The Coach and was the resident Life Coach on GMTV for 12 years.
Tim Cole is an experienced publicist, author and TV moderator in the field of eBusiness and IT security. As editor of the business magazine Net Investor he has a proven track record for journalistic objectivity, as well as the ability to critically evaluate the impact of technology on business processes and markets.
Ben Collins is most famous for his role as the Stig, but he is also respected as a focussed and successful businessman. Ben has put every known supercar to the test, racing the world's greatest cars, from the Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari 430 Scuderia to a London Routemaster.
Louise Cooper is a Chartered Financial Analyst, writer and broadcaster on business, economics and finance. Louise presents Wake Up to Money on BBC Radio 5 Live as well as the personal finance programme, Money Box on Radio 4. She also writes for various newspapers and has a regular Money Column for the Spectator.
BJ Cunningham possesses the winning combination of business and creative credentials. He is a successful entrepreneur and acknowledged thought leader in the field of branding. In his most recent business enterprise, he now runs the luxury shoe designer Georgina Goodman.
Dietmar Dahmen has been variously Creative Officer or Director with DDB, Ogilvy and BBDO. He now works as a creative consultant, with emphasis on up to date marketing and digital trends and solutions. Since 2011 he he has also held the position of Chief Innovation Officer with the multinational online agency ecx.io.
Lord Dannatt is a decorated soldier, and a leading authority on military and defence issues. His distinguished service in Northern Ireland and Kosovo, and as professional head of the British Army, mean he is well-placed to offer penetrating insights into military leadership and strategy.
Sir Howard Davies is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Phoenix Group since 2012. In addition, he is the Chair of the British Government's Airport Policy Review and a Professor of Practice at the French School of Political Science in Paris. He was previously the Director of The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Edward de Bono is widely regarded as the leading authority in the field of creative thinking, innovation and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He is the originator of the term Lateral Thinking which has an official entry in the Oxford English Dictionary.
One of Europe's most recognised philosophers, Alain de Botton writes essayistic books that have been described as a "philosophy of everyday life". His books have been best-sellers in 30 countries. Alain has also opened a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education.
Hernando de Soto is currently President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) based in Peru. The ILD has been described as one of the most important think-tanks in the World and Mr de Soto as the "World's Greatest Living Economist". In 2004 he received Cato Institute's the Milton Friedman Prize.
Award-winning Nadine Dereza and is one of the most experienced business and finance presenters for CNN, BBC and Sky TV. As London Markets Correspondent for Financial Times and Summit TV, she was awarded 'Financial Journalist of the Year'.
Hilary Devey is the Inspirational Founder, Chief Executive and Chairman of The Pall-Ex Group, UK's No. 1 palletised freight distribution network. She is also a respected business commentator and television host appearing as a Dragon on the BBC's business Programme Dragons Den.
Catherine DeVrye is an inspirational communicator with proven hands-on international management experience in the private and public sectors - as both a corporate business woman and small business owner.
Vito Di Bari is an acclaimed futurologist and an authority on innovation. Mixing Italian strengths of creativity and design with strong scientific analysis, he explains future mega-trends and scenarios of our fast-pace changing world.
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. He has been named one of "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders" by Fortune Magazine. Peter is focused on some of the world's grand challenges on driving breakthroughs in products, companies, industries and humanity.
Frank Dick OBE is the President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, and Chairman of the International Association of Athletics Federations Academy and is one of the country's best and most consistently inspiring motivational speakers.
Paul Dickerson has worn many hats - Presidential appointee in the United States government, attorney, CPA, investment banker and venture capital and private equity investor.
Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of Iron Maiden, a commercial pilot, brewmaster, entrepreneur and creative business thinker. Bruce was a pilot and Marketing Director for Astraeus Airlines, a company which leased aircraft to other carriers. Bruce is also the man behind the company Caerdav which specialises in heavy maintenance of Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft.