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What’s hot and what’s not?  In addition to knowing the tried and trusted, here at CSA Celebrity Speakers we like to keep up and get ahead of what the latest is on the landscape to best help our clients.  We have put together our top picks of those topics that are the hot buttons for business today.  With our years of experience we can match the perfect speaker to address your business challenge.


Technology, including augmented and virtual reality and artificial intelligence, is changing the world as we know it, and businesses across sectors want to know how to embrace the digital world, to remain competitive and to innovate and grow.

Will computers ever see the world like us? What if machines could teach themselves? And what new jobs will be available to humans once the mundane has been automated?  Artificial intelligence (AI) can bring real value if business leaders can look beyond the hype, the ways in which AI is being used for social good and the ways in which it is learning to mimic human creativity.

HBS Professor and disruptive innovation expert Clayton Christensen popularised the idea of disruptive technologies in the book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, published in 1997. Coined by him, the term ‘disruptive innovation’ refers to a new entrant into a market who eventually disrupts and outperforms the established players.

Our expert technology speakers can help unravel the complicated to reveal insights for businesses to help plan for now and the future, wherever technology takes us next. We feature the following tech speakers here: Former Senior Executive at Google, Daniel Sieberg:  Acclaimed Author and Serial Entrepreneur, Peter Hinssen:  World-renowned Roboticist and Entrepreneur, Rodney Brooks;  World’s Youngest IBM Watson Programmer, Tanmay Bakshi;   Futurist and Commentator on the Digital Revolution, Andreas Ekstrom; Leading Global Futurist and Trend Forecaster, Anne Lise Kjaer;  Futurologist and Digital Philosopher, Aric Dromi; Former Chairman of ASOS and Former CEO of Amazon UK, Brian McBride.


Great leadership is so much more than mere management.   A world-class leader creates an inspiring vision of the future. They motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision, whilst also inspiring loyalty.  Companies today are facing their greatest challenge yet as they are now also having to cater to the needs of the millennial generation, where on average a millennial will change jobs four times before they are 32. Leaders need to energise loyalty by being phenomenal.  As leadership expert and speaker Simon Sinek said: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

Leadership speakers come from a myriad of disciplines, all of whom can translate their skills to other businesses:  from sport and politics, to astronauts and rock stars, they all can ignite great leadership skills for your company. Here are just some of the speakers we have booked for leadership keynotes: The World’s Greatest Football Referee, Pierluigi Collina; Manager of England Football Team, Gareth Southgate;  Former Astronaut and CEO at Foale Aerospace Inc., Michael Foale; Expert on the Human Mind and Renowned Brain Researcher, Susan Greenfield; Businessman, Pilot and Lead Singer of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson; Former Performance Director of British Cycling & TEAM SKY, Dan Hunt; Former Foreign Secretary, President & CEO of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband;  Expert on Change and Team Motivation,  Jim Lawless; Former CEO of Sainsbury’s, Justin King.


Motivational speakers are always in demand: it is an ever-popular topic and rightly so. Amazing speakers engage and inspire audiences across the globe.  They encourage them to aspire to greater achievements in their lives.  There is no doubt that mindset and performance are connected in some way. But this connection works both ways. A confident and positive mindset can be both the cause of your actions and the result of them.  World-renowned chess player Garry Kasparov, after losing a match, was asked how he would remain motivated to win the next match.  Garry responded that the answer was confidence: he would try to play the chess moves that he would have played if he were feeling confident and believed that would bring on actual confidence.  He went on to win many more matches…

We have a selection of leading motivational speakers who can help individuals and teams remain focused on their end goals no matter the levels of difficulty and challenge.  Here is a small selection of outstanding performers: Round the World Balloonist and Initiator of the Solar Impulse Project, Bertrand Piccard; Businessman, Pilot and Lead Singer of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson; Olympic Gold Multi Medallist Athlete, Carl Lewis; Tennis Legend, Martina Navratilova; Four Time Gold Olympian and Sprinting Legend, Michael Johnson;  The World’s Greatest Living Explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes.


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