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Lalage 'Lally' Snow

Photojournalist, writer and filmmaker. An original, creative and intrepid storyteller.

David Aaronovitch

Orwell Prize-winning journalist, author and long-running columnist for The Times.

Samira Ahmed

Multi-lingual journalist, broadcaster and documentary maker in the fields of culture, poli

Georgie Ainslie

Television presenter and host best known for sports broadcasting with Sky Sports and as co

Chemmy Alcott

As Britain’s Number 1 female alpine skier, Chemmy Alcott is the golden girl of British w

Danny Alexander

Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Liberal Democrat politician, responsible for ma

James Alexander

Formerly co-founder and CEO of the innovative lending company Zopa. He is expert at examin

Lucy Alexander

Newsreader, journalist and host. A consummate professional.

Kirsty Allsop

Television presenter specialising in property shows and home-made arts and crafts.

Christiane Amanpour

CNN's chief correspondent and the host of the nightly global affairs interview program Ama

Anita Anand

Has worked extensively for BBC Radio, presenting BBC Radio 5 Live's Drive and Double Take,

Jacques Attali

Political strategist, scholar and economist and was the first head of the European Bank fo

Imran Awan

Author, academic, researcher, commentator and advisor to Government on hate crime, Islam,

Richard Bacon

Broadcaster, journalist and author, a man renowned for his highly entertaining, often chee

Clare Balding

First Lady of British Sport. Began her career as a jockey, she transitioned into the world

Ed Balls

With 20 years’ experience of government and politics, from Treasury to celebrity dancer!

Faye Barker

Journalist and news presenter who has at times found herself working on Five News, Sky New

Jessica Barker

Dr Jessica Barker specialises in the human side of contemporary cyber security and the ris

Emma Barnett

Award-winning journalist, broadcaster, documentary maker, columnist for The Sunday Times a

Jamie Bartlett

Author, journalist and researcher focusing on cyber security, privacy, analysis and inter

Martin Bayfield

Former top England Rugby and the British and Irish Lions player, now co-presenter for BBC

Maxim Behar

leading Public Relations expert, Founder, Chief Executive of M3 Communications Group, Inc.

Lucy Beresford

Writer, broadcaster and psychotherapist best known for her work on relationships, mental h

Mary Berry

Cookery writer, broadcaster and bone fide Queen of Cakes.

Claire Bertschinger

Famously inspired Bob Geldof to create Live Aid after her work in Ethiopia. Advocate of ed

John Biggs

Entrepreneur, writer, and technophile, John Biggs Editor-At-Large for TechCrunch.com , is

Simon Biltcliffe

Founder of Webmart, shaped the business around his personal ethos that Marxism and Capital

Andy Bounds

Enterprise Editor and North of England correspondent at the Financial Times

Caprice Bourret

Former globally famous supermodel and actress, once voted World's sexiest woman now succes

Jeremy Bowen

Sony Gold Award-winning Journalist, BBC reporter and war correspondent with extensive Midd

Raina Brands

Dr Raina Brands speaks on organisational behaviour and women in leadership. She specialise

Colin Brazier

Interviewing some of the most significant statesmen and women of the last twenty years and

Jean-Charles Brisard

Expert in the financing of terrorism and money laundering in France, Switzerland, the UK a

Jen Brister

Versatile comedienne Jen has performed across the UK and internationally as a solo artist,

Fiona Bruce

BBC journalist and newsreader who has presented, hosted and reported programmes as diverse

Rob Brydon

BAFTA award winning Welsh comedian, writer and actor.

Natalie Ceeney CBE

Chair of Innovate Finance, the members body for FinTech. Former CEO of The Financial Ombud

Sir Clive Woodward

Former head coach of the Rugby World Cup winning England team of 2003 and Team GB Director

Tony Conigliaro

'The UK's pre-eminent bartender' - excellence in flavour and in customer service. Heston B

Paul Connolly

Experienced television, radio broadcaster and investigative journalist focussed on underco

Peter Conradi

Worked in national and international journalism for more than three decades. Author of 'Wh

Ed Cooke

Create mind boggling feats of memory, feats that can change lives, prompting success in le

James Cracknell

Double gold medal winning Olympic athlete who has taken part in grueling endurance races a

Jon Craig

Reporting from Westminster for over three decades, a highly experienced print journalist a

Martine Croxall

Journalist and presenter with BBC News and BBC World News and host of 'The Papers', the la

Hal Cruttenden

Award winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer. A regular on Have I got News For You an

Crista Cullen

Three time Olympian, outstanding speaker on peak performance and being the best you can be

Lawrence Dallaglio

Former captain of the England Rugby team, making more than 200 appearances for his club an

Alastair Darling

Former Labour MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer who steered the United Kingdom through th

Greg Davies

Writer, performer and stand-up comedian with a string of succesful TV works including CH4

Richard Davies

Former economic advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon George Osborne at HM T

Stephen Davies

Award winning social media strategist and expert in the rise of social networks, particula

Matt Dawson

A member of the England team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, now presenting BBC Radio 5

Julie Deane

Established The Cambridge Satchel Company with her mother in 2008 with £600, today it is

Chris Deerin

Scotsman, political columnist, award winning journalist, controversial critic of the SNP a

John Denham

In the United Kingdom ‘English identity’ is on the rise and is playing an increasingly

Hilary Devey

Entrepreneur, businesswoman and well known TV personality.

Luke Dormehl

Technology author and journalist, with a background in documentary film. Expert in technol

Michael Driver

People often become very wealthy after they meet Michael Driver. Mike is a practitioner in

Jonny Dymond

A reporter of enormous experience. Now BBC Royal Correspondent and presenter on BBC Radio

Mark Earls

An adman who has run advertising agencies both large and small. A speaker whose award-winn

John Edge

Entrepreneur specialising in fintech and digital identity including trusted computing, blo

Huw Edwards

Presenter of BBC News at Ten, the most-viewed news programme on British television and the

Roger Evans

Former Deputy Mayor of London with insights into the workings and politics of one of the w

Tim Ewart

ITV News Royal Editor, author and former international reporter for ITN.

Jo Fairley

Founded the pioneering organic chocolate company Green & Black’s and Judges Bakery.

Rick Findler

Award-winning photojournalist who covers the most dangerous stories and most violent confl

Daniel Finkelstein

Politician and journalist who is associate editor with The Times.

Stephanie Flanders

Former BBC journalist, now the chief market strategist for Britain and Europe at J.P. Morg

Dario Floreano

Professor Dario Floreano is one of the world's leading experts in robotics and artificial

Peter Frankopan

One of the world’s leading historians of the future – wrote The Silk Roads: A New Hist

Janan Ganesh

FT principal political columnist and author of the biography 'George Osbourne: The Austeri

Jacqueline Gold

CEO of Ann Summers and Knickerbox. Entrepreneur and retail innovator.

Matthew Goodwin

Leading authority on extremism, the Eurozone and EU, Brexit and how it may succeed, how we

Katherine Grainger

Britain's most decorated female Olympian, offers insights on team-work and communication f

Will Greenwood

One of the true Rugby greats, he provides analysis for Sky on rugby and presents Sky TV's

Sally Gunnell

Gold medal winner at the 1992 Olympics. Showing an audience how she works to maintain her

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Journalist, presenter and foreign affairs reporter for Channel 4 News.

Lars Hamberg

Frequent speaker on New Thinking and Innovation in Financial Services, after the Icelandic

Jeremy Hardy

One of Britain's best known radio voices and a stalwart of Radio 4 satire and comedy.

Jo Hardy

Clinical veterinarian, author, humanitarian worker and one of the stars of BBC 2's Young V

Tim Harford

FT writer and BBC Radio 4's More or Lesspresenter. His expertise lies in taking c

Harriet Harman

The longest serving female MP in the British House of Commons, first ever Minister for Wom

Tom Harris

Columnist for the Daily Telegraph, as an MP he became the Labour government’s longest se

Juergen Hoebarth

International speaker and expert in trading cryptocurrencies and successfully investing in

Karina Hollekim

Norwegian author and athlete who suffered a near-fatal crash after her chute failed during

William Hopkins

William Hopkins is a global leader in the field of smart homes and future technologies. H

Jeremy Hunter

Photo-journalist, writer, broadcaster and lecturer, noted for his acclaimed illustrated Fi

Suzie Imber

Winner of the BBC 2 series entitled ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes and Associate

Catharina James

Trail blazing scientist in the field of the twenty-first century wonder material, graphene

Prof John Kay

Leading economist and thinker, lecturer and broadcaster, he contributes a weekly column to

Martin Johnson

Led England to glory in their victorious 2003 World Cup campaign and was England manager b

Paul Johnson

Former director of public spending at HM Treasury. Speaker on the economics of public poli

Neira Jones

More than 20 years experience in financial services and technology advising on mobile tech

Miles Jupp

Unapologetically posh award-winning satirist and wit, now host of BBC Radio 4's flagship s

Natasha Kaplinsky

News anchor, celebrity, patron of the medical relief agency Merlin and The Willow Foundati

Ian King

Two time winner of the British Journalist of the Year Award, superbly informative about bu

Debbie Klein

Leading commentator on marketing and communications Debbie Klein is expert on digital tran

Joan Latta

Inspirational speaker with Cerebal Palsy, who shares insights on the realities of living w

Nigella Lawson

Journalist, broadcaster, television personality, gourmet, author, self-proclaimed Domestic

Graeme Leach

Former Chief Economist of the Institute of Directors and currently CEO & Chief Economist o

James Levelle

Going out into the wild and doing adventure for real, turning expeditions into charismatic

Martyn Lewis

Legendary journalist and newsreader who presented a multitude of programmes for the BBC th

Tamara Lohan

The savvy entrepreneur behind the ‘aspirational but still accessible’ travel accommoda

Claire Lomas

The first (and only) paralysed person to walk the London Marathon using a pioneering robot

Admiral Lord West

Expert on 21st Century security issues including cyber-warfare, asymmetric conflict and d

Fred MacAulay

Legendary Scottish comedian who appears regularly on radio panel shows, including Just a M

Desmond MacCarthy

Charismatic star of BBC2's series Normal for Norfolk. Desmond is a businessman with a twis

Jason MacKenzie

President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in 2017. He is a specialis

George Magnus

An economist and commentator, George Magnus is an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford Un

Sally Magnusson

Highly experienced, award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, skilled interviewer, co

Jose Maria Aznar

Former Spanish Prime Minister, who stood firm against corruption and terrorism.

Geoff Marshall

Geoff Marshall is a leading authority on London, its transport history and development and

Iain Martin

Political commentator, editor of Reaction, author and former editor at CapX, The Scotsman

Daisy McAndrew

Journalist, news presenter and expert facilitator who specialises in politics, economics a

Perry McCarthy

Unique ex Formula One driver, bestselling author and the original 'Stig' from one the mos

Kevin McCloud

The definitive name in sustainable architecture and self-builds, presenter of Channel 4's

Peter McDonald

Consultant surgeon, author, broadcaster and brilliant wit. He is funny, intelligent, infor

Trevor McDonald

An institution on UK television. The legendary broadcaster Joined ITN in 1973 as their fir

Steph McGovern

Business Presenter for BBC Breakfast, which she has hosted since 2012.

Esther McVey

Esther McVey worked for 12 years as a broadcaster and producer and was the youngest female

Anand Menon

Professor Anand Menon is a leading analyst of British and European politics, and one of th

Jane Merrick

Former political editor and is now a contributor for The Independent and co-editor of the

Gemma Milne

Speaking on the cultural impacts of science and technology focusing on innovation in busin

Anthony Monckton

Expert in the areas of risk, security, negotiation, conflict resolution, counter terrorism

Ian Moore

One of only seven British comics selected to appear at the pinnacle of all comedy festival

Dambisa Moyo

Global economist and bestselling author who analyses the macroeconomy and international af

Jim Murphy

Former Cabinet Minister, leader of the Scottish Labour Party and voted the most effective

Kevin Murray

Business leader, best-selling author and speaker on strategic communications, reputation m

Andrew Needham

Consumer research and social technology entrepreneur. Formerly CEO of Face & Pulsar a glob

Christian Odendahl

Chief Economist at Centre for European Reform. Christian covers European macroeconomics i

George Osborne

Former United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, editor of the London Evening Standard.

Arni Pall Arnason

Minister of Economic Affairs 2010-2011, responsible for co-ordination of the IMF plan, sta

Thanos Papasavvas

London-based economist and investor specialising in currencies and investment across Europ

Andy Parsons

Host of Slacktivist Action Group podcast, featuring guests MPs, experts, journalists and e

Adrian Parton

Celebrated Cambridge microbiologist, is a highly successful business-person and renowned p

Jeremy Paxman

Charismatic award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster.

Rita Payne

Former BBC Asia Editor and news editor, producer and presenter at BBC World Service radio.

Katie Piper

Television presenter, philanthropist and former model, was the victim of a shocking acid a

Mary Portas

Mary Portas speaks on consumer behaviour and the retail economy with a critical insight bo

Lucy Porter

Actress, writer and stand-up comedian. Lucy is well known for her appearances on Have I go

John Prescott

Former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, now serving as a life peer. A key figu

Romesh Ranganathan

Best Newcomer at the 2013 Edinburgh Comedy Awards and often found on British TV screens. A

Jan Ravens

One of the country’s greatest impressionists and great stand-up host for intelligent cor

Robert Reiner

Robert Reiner pursues remarkable research into neuro-prosthetics. He specialises in human

Reverend Richard Coles

Musician, journalist and Church of English priest. Richard is the presenter of Saturday Li

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley's books on science and technology have sold over a million copies, been transl

Philip Ross

Author, speaker, advisor and commentator, his predictions have helped shaped fundamental p

Katherine Ryan

Canadian/Irish comedian with a style reminiscent of Joan Rivers. Edgy yet suitable for cor

Daniel Sandford

BBC Home Affairs Correspondent, where he reports on terrorism and crime, policing, prisons

Debra Searle

Professional adventurer, diversity ambassador, entrepreneur and TV presenter.

Tim Shipman

Political Editor of the Sunday Times and one of the most experienced reporters and observa

Richard Shotton

Richard Shotton explains the motivations and behaviours that drive people's buying decisio

Michael Sidgmore

One of the most experienced and respected authorities in the field of FinTech speaking tod

Rohan Silva

Former UK Government Policy advisor for technology, enterprise and innovation He was respo

Antony Slumbers

Leading authority in the field of PropTech, founder of Estates Today, Cityoffices.net and

Andrew Smith

Acclaimed author and documentary maker featured in the world’s leading press titles. His

Jerry Smith

Specialises in the management of threats from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear

Jon Snow

Jon Snow is one of the best known presenter and correspondents on UK television today

Stefan Stern

Director of the High Pay Centre. He is dedicated to the study of the future world of work,

Jonathan Straight

Innovator, master-entrepreneur, brand-builder and philanthropist. Jonathan Straight is an

Camilla Tominey

Journalist and broadcaster whose coverage of the royal family has made her one of Britain'

Ben Towers

Built a web business whilst still at school - the first person ever to employ themselves a

Dave Trott

Advertising, marketing legend and author of ‘Predatory Thinking: A Masterclass in Out-Th

Jonathan Warburton

One of the UK’s most recognised business leaders, Jonathan Warburton speaks with authori

Kirsty Wark

Superb moderator, well informed and highly skilled. Award-winning Journalist and favourite

Richard Watson

Futurist, best-selling author, acclaimed speaker and scenario intellect

Rob Waugh

Top technology and science journalist writing about the weirder and more outlandish side o

Justin Webb

BBC news and radio stalwart, presenter on Radio 4's flagship Today programme.

Emma Wells

Global authority on British historic buildings and sites, Dr Emma Wells speaks on social h

Geoff White

Presents and explores technology news, breaking stories and analysis for Channel 4 News.

Jeremy White

Executive editor at Wired, has been writing on technology and design for over a decade. He

Kate Williams

Historian and broadcaster, specialist in modern history, royal and constitutional affairs.

Sarah Willingham

Successful business woman turned television personality, joined the team of dragons on BBC

Claudia Winkleman

Presenter of the flagship prime time Strictly Come Dancing, an versatile talent writing, b

Sarah Wood

Award winning female tech entrepreneur, author, digital advertising authority and Veuve Cl

Simon Woodroffe

Started YO! Sushi and Yotel. He appeared as a dragon in the very first series of BBC2's bu

Jamie Woodruff

The man who has found vulnerabilities in Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube and in a lo

Sam Wouters

International speaker on blockchain, bitcoin and digital transformation.

Kirsty Young

The presenter of the classic Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 has had the privilege of i
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