"The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive.. A number commented to me that it was the best EY event they had ever attended. That is a testament to your genius and interactive style."
-Ernst & Young
"We have had marvellous feedback on our event. Sir Tim was an engaging and inspirational speaker and appeared to be happy to chat with guests before and after the event..."
"Sir Tim was incredible and really well received both during the CIO roundtable and the keynote ... he totally wowed the crowd. Our keynote theatre was far too small and we ended up streaming his session live to the 21 other theatres on the show floor ... his participation gave us a huge amount of coverage. My only challenge following the keynote is the volume of internal and external questions saying how the heck was I going to follow up from that!"
- Imago Techmedia
Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,” Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the most powerful communication medium in the world — the World Wide Web — and gave it to the world for free. Sir Tim’s genius is in decoding the next, new unimagined future and the impact for business, technology and healthcare. Highlighting breakthroughs in innovation and the ways in which they will transform how we live and work, Berners-Lee provides bold inspiration and optimism for a more open and secure tech future.
Recently delivered a lecture, "From Utopia to Dystopia in 29 Short Years," at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Berners-Lee made headlines for his insights into how the web has evolved in unexpected ways and his call for the creation of a "new web," or a re-imagining of the internet, that aligns with his original expectations and hopes for the platform.
JIMMY WALES: Founder, Wikipedia, World's 5th Most Visited Website; Founder, Wikitribune, groundbreaking news platform
"Jimmy's speech was great and we also received very good feedback from the sponsors doing private events with him..."
-World Business Forum
"It was great. After we opened up the invitation, we filled the auditorium and had an overflow room. C-SPAN broadcast live. He was engaging and interesting..!"
"Jimmy was really great. Of course he is smart, thoughtful and visionary, all which worked well on our campus. But his presentation was well constructed, interactive and engaging. He definitely connected with our students. Would recommend him for any college audience. Really nice job."
Wikipedia and WikiTribune Founder Jimmy Wales is one of the most sought-after visionaries in business and technology. When audiences meet Wales, outspoken and defiant in his protection of transformative ideas, they understand why he is compared to historic greats like Gutenberg. Event planners cite Wales’ optimism for the future and masterful ability to speak on issues ranging from censorship, Artificial Intelligence, automation, the media, and disruption, as elements that make him a standout speaker.
Regularly making headlines for his insightful commentary and thought leadership on tech and media, recently Wales has been in-demand for interview by AlJazeera and NPR.
Recently delivering a compelling keynote at the Morning Star Investor Conference where Wales generated tweets of praise, such as "@Wikipedia founder very enjoyable and insightful opening speech at @MorningstarInc#MICUS" and "Thank you @jimmy_wales for speaking at #MICUS. Great speech and good luck with Wikitribune, I'm singing up."
DICK COSTOLO: CEO of Twitter (2010-2015); Partner, Index Ventures
"[H]e was a huge success! He was very interesting and spoke to our requested topic of what was the future of technology. He kept our audience very engaged throughout his talk. We, in fact, had attendees lined up at the microphones for Q&A from the start. He interacted well with the attendees asking the questions. I could not have been happier with his day-of performance..."
- Multinational Financial Services Company
"It went really well... His presentation was very good and then the Q&A went really well. The feedback has been great overall. The topic of technology was a great fit as technology, managing millennials and social media in all aspects is a huge focus for all companies and he spoke to it all very well."
- CIBC Annual Institutional Investor Conference
Named by TIME as one of the "10 Most Influential U.S. Tech CEOs," DICK COSTOLO is a management expert who in his five years at the helm of Twitter led the social media platform through explosive change, taking it from a private company with 300 staff valued at $3.7bn to a public company with 3,600 employees valued at $23.5bn. Costolo’s speeches are chock-full of actionable insights on what it’s like to lead “the fastest growing, most disruptive communications platform in the world” and what it takes to survive in tomorrow’s tech future.
Sought-out to address 600 project management office (PMO) leaders, directors and executives at the 2018 PMO Symposium.
As a Partner at Index Ventures, a VC firm that invests in tech-enabled companies and ambitious, cutting-edge entrepreneurs, and Board Member at Patreon—a platform similar to Kickstarter that provides continual funding and support for freelancers—Costolo is at the 50-yard line of the future of work, developing the next wave of disruptors.
Prior to joining Twitter, Costolo co-founded and ran three startups, including FeedBurner, which sold to Google in 2007. A former improv comedian, Costolo has also been a consultant on HBO’s “Silicon Valley”
DAVID ROWAN: Editor-at-Large and Founding Editor-in-Chief of WIRED UK; Renowned Tech Journalist, The Sunday Times
"David was incredible and we’ve had some great feedback already from our analysts and leadership team that were there. We were engaged, inspired and enjoyed every minute of his keynote."
"We had nothing but praise for his forward thinking piece, it was both informative and entertaining. I didn’t see a single attendee checking their smartphone during David’s talk, which is a testament to his skill as a speaker. I will definitely recommend him to our other offices around the world."
A prolific writer and speaker, David Rowan deconstructs tech trends in real time—how the Internet of Things, 3D printing, big data, artificial intelligence, and more are changing businesses and consumers. Currently writing a book on how corporations can innovate, Rowan frequently delivers fully customized keynotes that reveal the future of your industry, how companies can transform their values, and how to survive and prosper in a tech future.
Rowan's new book "The Disruptors: A Wired Editor’s Quest for Non-Bullshit Innovation" will detail his global quest to identify "visionary leaders who have managed to recalibrate their businesses in radical ways to grow and succeed in the digital age" - and shows where he discovered "genuinely exciting innovation ... in places you might not expect". It's set for release in May 2019.
"Sec. Pritzker was a hit... members were very impressed with her experience and knowledge. We would be delighted to work with her again in the future."
- Premier business development service
An entrepreneur and civic leader, Penny Pritzker is at the forefront of the conversation on how tech is fundamentally changing our economy and how businesses and workers can adapt. At the helm of the Secretary of Commerce, Pritzker was celebrated as an early adopter of innovative tech, developing the agency's first comprehensive digital and data agenda, and spearheading the government's first FinTech Summit. She currently serves on the board of Microsoft and Measure, the world's leading drone service company.
"[I]t was an incredible pleasure to have [Abigail] here. People really loved her presentation and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Abigail pointed out what a great and positive person she was… It's been an honor hosting her."
-Oslo Business Forum
"Abby hit it out of the park! She is one of the best presenters I have seen and can bring a room to life very quickly. Our audience of clients and colleagues were engaged throughout."
A pioneering innovator in marketing and communications, Abigail Posner's quest is to spark novel thinking and lead people to take action. At Google, she helps advertisers and marketers make sense of human beings’ deep, emotional relationship to the digital space and convert those insights into strategic and creative efforts. Her keynotes decode the latest digital advances and help audiences unlock the secrets to greater creativity, productivity and growth.
Just sought-out to deliver a keynote for hundreds of business leaders, entrepreneurs, VC fund managers, and startup CEOs at Calcalist’s sold-out Mind the Tech Conference, generating praise on Twitter, such as: “Amazing presentation and delivery. True #inspiration.”