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.
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.
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.