Renowned roboticist and autonomous systems visionary, Raffaello D’Andrea is Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where his research redefines what autonomous systems are capable of.
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David is a lifelong performer (he sang with Placido Domingo on the stage of Covent Garden when only nine years old) who uses everything he has learned in the arts, be it opera, theatre, film or TV to help organisations around the world really perform. “To me great business is pure “performance”. It means giving ‘form’ to your most creative ideas, broadening your repertoire personally and professionally, getting beyond mere teamwork and collaborating as ensembles, creating a compelling future script for your business and life and really engaging your audience of stakeholders. We are all performers.”
Associate Professor of Management at Columbia Business School and a fellow of the Strategic Management Society (an honour given to those who have had a significant impact on the field), Rita McGrath is a globally recognized management thinker and one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and growth in uncertain and volatile business environments. She is renowned for her ability to help organisations achieve transformational growth in uncertain and volatile times. The author of The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business and Discovery Driven Growth: A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity, audiences value her unique ability to connect cutting edge research to practical business problems. She offers a bold new set of principles for succeeding in our rapidly changing world and presents a fresh strategy playbook. In presentations, she outlines this framework and shares diagnostic tools for organizations looking to identify their next effective strategy and create a fluid and dynamic business environment. McGrath also uses great visuals and interactive exercises during her presentations to illustrate her points.
‘Nothing is shaped more by the present than prophecies about the future. That is the starting point for Magnus Lindkvist’.
A graduate of Stockholm School of Economics and UCLA School of Film, Television and Theatre, Magnus Lindkvist has made a career out of fusing the measurability and tangibility of the business world with the imaginative storytelling of Hollywood. With a background as a management consultant and brand strategist, he founded his company Pattern Recognition in 2005 to help companies make sense (and money) out of the future.
Jamie Anderson, Professor in Strategic Manager at Antwerp Business School and lecturer at London Business School, has been named as one of the world’s top 25 management thinkers by the Business Strategy Review journal, alongside internationally renowned thought leaders such as Gary Hamel, Philip Kotler and Henry Mintzberg.
David Rowan is editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine’s UK edition, Conde Nast’s award-winning technology-and-innovations magazine that stays ahead of the trends transforming our world. In the past year alone, he has taken 120 flights around the world to investigate the companies and speak with the entrepreneurs changing our lives, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Nest and countless other disruptive startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen.
Tony Fernandes is Group CEO of Air Asia, an entrepreneur who introduced Asia’s first budget no-frills airline, AirAsia, with the tagline “Now everyone can fly”. The fact that the airline launched shortly after September 11, in 2001 lead many to believe it could never succeed. But as he tells his audiences, his mottos are “Believe the Unbelievable, Dream the Impossible and Don’t Take No for An Answer”.