Clay Shirky is a writer, consultant, teacher and provocative new voice on all things Internet; social networks, media, economics, culture, connected communities and the open-source movement. A captivating, highly informative and eloquent speaker who sees new technologies as a new way of getting things done in business, science, the arts and elsewhere; an alternative to centralized and institutional structures, which he sees as self-limiting.
Jeffrey R. Shafer has nearly 40 years of experience in economic analysis, financial policymaking and investment banking. As previous vice chairman of Citi’s Global Banking and Head of Economic and Political Strategies he was responsible for identification and analysis of key global economic and political issues and for relationships with key government officials around the world. An experienced speaker on global developments for a corporate audience.
Bob Seelert is the worldwide Chairman for Saatchi & Saatchi and the man responsible for rescuing it and several US firms from collapse. His corporate credentials are exemplary. Author of Start with the Answer he reveals transformative insights and practical instruction for anyone who wants to succeed as an executive, business leader, or entrepreneur.
Jim Rogers author, financial commentator, adventurer, and international investor who successfully completed two round the world trips and visited 116 countries. An experienced speaker on future trends in economics and politics with a wealth of hilarious anecdotes, he grips audiences with his incredible tales of adventure whilst at the same time offering invaluable advise and useful tips on market trends around the globe.
Børge Ousland once described by National Geographic as ‘the most accomplished polar explorer alive’, is a popular international speaker who draws on more than 20 years’ experience with record-breaking expeditions to inspire audiences to reach for their own goals, professional and private. Truly one of the greatest adventurers/explorers of our time
Senator George Mitchell, Global Diplomat, Peace Negotiator and Leadership Expert who has an established reputation for skillful negotiation, patience, wise counsel and resilience and who successfully helped broker the Northern Ireland peace deal. Named by Time Magazine in 2008 as one of the “100 most influential persons in the world.”