Alex is a digital entrepreneur and business consultant specialising in start-ups and digital media. He is the CEO of Hyperlink Media, a digital agency based in London, and having previously worked at Durham University’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Alex also spends much of his time mentoring students, helping them develop their ideas and grow their start-ups.
Alina is a professional translator and interpreter, full member of Chartered Institute of Linguists and exam moderator for the Institute of Translation & Interpreting. As well as being managing director at Inbox Translation, a provider of translation and interpreting services, she also speaks at industry events and conferences, where she shares her knowledge and promotes the best practices. She is a self-confessed language geek and an avid writer, sharing her experience online on the company’s blog or in various magazines. With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, she is the go-to person for all things relating to translation.
Angela is the founder of HR consultancy and HR franchise, which guides small and medium businesses - and a number of major UK celebrities - through the maze of employment legislation. With over 28 years' experience in HR management, Angela is one of the most respected and widely-referred professional HR consultants in the UK, and no client who has followed her advice has ever been successfully taken to an employment tribunal or fallen foul of an HR-related legal minefield.
Craig works with a wide range of business sectors, and draws on 16 years' of experience to ensure clients get the best possible IT support and service. He also shares insights making the most of your IT investment on his blog at www.abussi.co.uk
David helps businesses of all sizes who are struggling with systems and processes, and takes them to a point where they can concentrate on their business and not on their administration and other distractions. One of David’s key motivations is to bridge the interpretation gap between business and technology, which is something his commercial and operational background enables him to do.
As a B2B tech influencer and key opinion leader, Evan has built strong following across social platforms with 200K Twitter, 40K LinkedIn and 110K Instagram followers.
Evan helps clients across the USA and EU massively grow their social audience and leverage social media as a B2B sales networking, lead generation and thought leadership tool.
Currently, he’s building an influencer network of fellow B2B thought leaders to help brands achieve massive visibility and scale across the social media landscape in areas like mobile, blockchain, cloud, 5G, IoT, AI, Crypto, AR, VR, Big Data, Analytics and Cybersecurity!
Aardvark marketing consultants help SMEs get better results from their marketing activities - more customers, sales and profit. Together Chris and Gill have 40 years' marketing management experience. They take a genuine interest in finding out about other people’s businesses and how to make them work better. Companies who have benefited from Aardvark’s advice range from start-up to international companies. Find out more on the Aardvark Marketing website.
Gurminder is a communications and marketing professional with a passion for creating powerful content to tell stories that build brands. He uses words, pictures, videos, events, apps, websites, print and social media to engage and influence audiences. Gurminder has more than 10 years’ experience in journalism and communications, runs his own business and founded a social enterprise. He also loves playing and watching sport.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Herb is best known as founder of the long-running Thinking Digital Conference. In addition to Thinking Digital, Herb is the founder of the TEDx events series in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle. In addition, Herb is a board director for Tech City UK and was recently named as executive chairman for the Tech North initiative.
Brand creator and growth marketer. Helping your business thrive online as you build your brand less ordinary. Sharing 19 years of digital marketing learning and practice. Consultant, writer and conference speaker - subscribe to Ian’s weekly newsletter Break Convention.
Joanna is a Manchester born-and-bred girl with a hunger for entrepreneurship and a thirst to make things change for the better! She is the managing director of Social Media Makes Sense; a social media training and management company for TV and Film. She regularly writes blogs to help other business owners with practical ideas to implement or talks about general lessons she has learnt along the way! Follow her at @JaegerBooth
A multi award-winning entrepreneur, Joanna Wake has a decade of experience in marketing, comms, and digital. Managing director of digital skills agency RAW Digital Training - her team has upskilled over 2,500 businesses from both B2B/B2C sectors UK-wide. Joanna recently completed a Masters in marketing, carrying out academic research on digital use by industrial businesses. Her extensive knowledge and experience has seen her become a recognised figure in the industry and a 2016 National Women in IT Awards finalist.
Jonny Ross, founder of Jonny Ross Consultancy, is a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and web design guru with over 13 years' experience and a proven track record in eCommerce for the retail industry. He specialises in enhancing social and digital services for both the B2B and B2C sectors, and is passionate about SEO, social media, effective web design, and eCommerce.
Kate Baucherel is a freelance writer, speaker, and digital business strategist. A chartered management accountant with 25 years’ commercial experience, Kate first worked in the technical / IT sector in the US 1988, which sparked a career-spanning interest in the digital world. She co-founded community software developers Ambix in 2012, and now works with several digital businesses at different stages of growth. Kate is a published author with a growing body of work on digital skills, digital engagement, community development, and privacy legislation, and she also lectures at Teesside University Business School. www.galiadigital.co.uk
Krishna De is an award-winning communications strategist, commentator and mentor. Her expertise in leveraging content marketing and social media is featured in several highly acclaimed books. She guides business leaders on how to integrate digital and social media communications into their business strategy to boost their visibility, reputation and profits. You can connect with Krishna and read her blog on the Biz Growth News website.
Highly regarded on the world speaker circuit, Lilach Bullock is a hugely connected and highly influential serial entrepreneur. Listed in Forbes as one of the top 20 women social media power influencers and likewise as one of the top social media power influencers, she is one of the most dynamic personalities in the social media market and was crowned the Social Influencer of Europe by Oracle. Lilach was recently listed as the number one Digital Marketing Influencer in the UK by Career Experts and received a Global Women Champions Award for her contribution and leadership in business.
After launching her first business, her success was recognised by being a finalist at the Best MumPreneur of the Year Awards. Following a resultant offer and wishing to spend more time with her daughter, she sold her first business to focus on social media, a blog and online marketing. What’s more, her books have achieved No 1 on Amazon for sales and marketing and small business and entrepreneurship.
An experienced Customer Services and Social Media practitioner, with a breadth of prior experience including sales, marketing and customer service in the virtual and physical worlds.
Lisa’s career has included Retail, Global Shipping and Logistics, Software Development and Marketing. She is now active in the UK applying social technologies to a broad range of applications in commerce and industry including IBM VIP Futurist.
She is considered as a highly rated Influencer in M2M, Data Security, Digital Transformation and Blockchain.
Lisa’s specialities are within in Social Media, Software Sales, Network Marketing, CRM Systems.
Neil is a public speaker and Commercial Director living in London. He is a fan of writing about technology, and entrepreneurship and has travelled around the world assisting small to large firms with business models. He is ranked as a global business influencer, technical writer and brand ambassador.
With over 25 years of IT Management & Tech experience, working at major banking institutions as well as vendors, Neil has amassed a huge amount of experience. He has a deep technical understanding of cloud and centralised technical infrastructure with the corresponding business reasons why you should adopt the technology. Neil also has an in depth understanding of the regulatory governance that dictates the systems, security or provider you would be best suited.
Neil consults, educates, market and deliver Cloud strategies that include marketing and sales messaging, strategies with training courses for vendor and end consumer client organisations.
Frontier Technology are a leading advisory for current and future technology roadmaps. If you are debating Cloud technologies and would like to know the options for your industry, Neil can help.
Neil provides services for states side, Canadian and Asian firms.
Specialties: Service Delivery Management, Business Continuity Management, Technical Architecture, Management Consulting, Cloud Computing
Paul Wakefield is the founder of The Wakefield Group. The Wakefield Group has been building small global businesses online since October 2008. We specialise in: web solutions, lead generation, sales-funnels and automated marketing campaigns. We build professional websites, personalised marketing strategies and automated marketing campaigns so that your website and your marketing gets you the results you deserve consistently and efficiently.
Reuben started his career at the age of 19 founding fashion accessories retail chain Miss Attitude. When it was sold in 1999, alldayPA was founded. Supported by the board of directors and shareholders, Reuben leads the management team, whose primary focus is delivering his vision of providing expert call answering services to your business. Over his many years in business he has been referred to as the ‘British Bill Gates’, served on a Government Advisory Panel following an invitation from Tony Blair and won the entrepreneur of the year award, three years running.
Rob May is a founder and Managing Director of Ramsac limited where he’s been dedicated to making IT simple for over quarter of a century. He is an international business spokesperson and keynote speaker. He likes to educate and entertain, to challenge thinking and provoke thought. Rob is a TEDx presenter and a published author. He is a thought leader and speaker for The Academy for Chief Executives. He is Ambassador for Cybersecurity for the Institute of Directors. He is also Chairman of the IoD in Surrey and a Fellow of the Institute (FIoD).
Rob has the Freedom of the City of London, he is a Liveryman in The Worshipful Company of World Traders and has been known to exercise his right to walk sheep over London Bridge.
Rob was named as the first honorary lifetime member of the Cloud Industry Forum for his contributions to the sector. He is renowned for making complex subjects straightforward by using real life examples, humour and simplicity.
He is passionate about the people he works with, positive about life and committed to helping people understand and grow.
90% of what Ramsac does is in London and the Home Counties. Rob's services do cover the whole of the UK with clients in major cities. Other clients are in 19 other countries.
Sarah Arrow is a digital marketer and professional blogger. Sarah’s created one of the most effective business blogging challenges available to the public, free of charge. She's the author of half a dozen small business marketing guides that start from the zero knowledge point, and is the creator of the only British blog on the Forbes top 100 websites for women. When she’s not creating websites for small business owners, she’ll be sharing how to market them over at sarkemedia.com. Why not take her 30 day blog challenge?
Steven started his career in the People & Talent space via a successful career as a technology recruiter. He now works at PredictiveHire, an HR tech business helping organisations make smart, better hires, faster, with the intelligent use of data. He is one of our Global Top 50 SME Influencers.
Steven began his career in the recruitment sector, specialising in technology as a Lead consultant within two specialist technology agencies. His experience as a business owner means he has an excellent understanding of the People and Talent challenges faced by smaller and larger business alike.
More recently Steven has been a key part of PredictiveHire, an HR tech business driving bottom-line business benefits and improvements to company cultures via the intelligent use of data, allowing companies of all sizes to make smart hires, faster. Steven has a keen love for technology and he's passionate about how technology can improve diversity and equality by helping to remove biases and ultimately augmenting and improving human decision-making.
Most of Steven's customers are in the AU and UK with a handful in the US and EU however users of the platform/ technology will be global.
Steve creates online business websites that are designed to integrate and work with your company to gain more customers. Having spent 21 years in the RAF, set up and sold a successful Bed & Breakfast and set up his own web design business, Steve has a wealth of information that clients can tap into no matter what sector they are in.
Sue Keogh is a specialist in writing for the web. She’s worked with a wealth of small businesses and household names, including the BBC, ITV, AOL, Yahoo!, Toshiba and Magic FM, and founded Sookio in 2008 to offer editorial services such as copywriting, web content and social media. She also gives training in writing for social media through a series of business workshops called Sweet Retweets.
Tim is a marketing communications expert specialising in lead generation and events. He is marketing manager at Uniq Systems, a Sage Strategic Business Partner based near Reading. He has previously worked at Computer Associates, Retix and AST Europe. Tim is also a Borough Councillor chairing the scrutiny function and vice chair of planning. He uses his marcoms experience to be a leading member in the campaigning team.
Tom Darlow is the co-founder and director of product at Fruitful - a smart alternative for savers and mortgage borrowers. Before founding Fruitful, Tom graduated from the University of Liverpool and established a tiny design studio. Here he lead user experience projects for Countrywide, a University of Manchester spin out company, the UK Government’s BIS Department and more. Outside of the day to day, Tom is an appointed expert for Sage PLC’s community, occasionally speaks at conferences, shares thoughts on his blog, and rides an outdated red pushbike.