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Podcast with Roy Sheppard – Bring your event to life

Each week I invite one of my speakers to talk about their life, work, passions and leisure so that you can get to know the person who is the speaker behind the mic.

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If you want to make your events and conferences more engaging and interactive, you’ll be interested to hear from my guest today Roy Sheppard. A delegate once wrote on their feedback form “Roy Sheppard breaks more ice than the Russian fishing fleet!”

Roy has a background as a BBC news presenter and reporter – but for the past 25 years he has worked as a specialist conference facilitator and MC.

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Roy Sheppard is a specialist conference and international congress MC, facilitator and workshop speaker/trainer, in particular, corporate and association medical and technology events. He facilitates high-stakes advisory boards and ‘C’ level strategy meetings. Roy is particularly event-tech savvy and highly-experienced at delivering online, hybrid and multi-hub meetings.

As a speaker, he is the acknowledged European expert on building profitable business relationships through networking and presentation skills coaching. He has spoken at conferences all over the world.

Roy works on high-profile conferences for some of the world’s largest and most respected organisations. He has been asked back time and again to moderate ‘private’ conferences for the Olympic movement held in Lausanne, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro. He has moderated conferences for the world’s largest trade association – the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) in Rome, Dubai, Cape Town, Istanbul, New York and their flagship event RECON in Las Vegas (attended by 53,000 delegates).

For many years, Roy Sheppard was a radio and television broadcaster, mainly with the BBC but also on LBC Radio in London and presented the Sony Award-winning “In the News” on BBC Radio 4.

He is the author of eight business and personal relationship books and a former visiting lecturer at Cranfield, Henley and Bath Universities.

Recorded: 4th July 2019

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Podcast with Jim Lawless – Change is Simple: Decision, Action, Result

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My guest this week is a pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift and the author of the bestseller “Taming Tigers”.

He always tests his ideas on bold fast change on himself first. He adapted from an overweight non-rider to televised jockey in 12 months and from non-free diver to the first Briton past 101m in 8 months – both whilst doing the day job.

He embraces the lessons of neuroscience in delivering adaptation and change – ideas he first experimented with in his deep diving.  He confesses that when he was at school all he ever wanted was a job, he was terrible at sport and is a huge fan of Luke Bisson.

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Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading motivational speakers and a pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift. He has inspired and empowered over half a million people on five continents.

Jim’s message is that change involves risk and uncertainty. The human’s evolutionary Fear Algorithm is designed to keep us away from risk and uncertainty.

The Fear Algorithm:

  • has an operating speed 20x faster than that of our conscious goal-planning brain
  • has a hotline connected to our bodies’ hormone system
  • is populated with data to help us survive in the old, industrial workplace

It is essential to understand and manage our innate Fear Algorithm and challenge the old data.  Otherwise, we will “resist“ and “fear” making the changes that we wish to create.

Author of the bestselling ‘Taming Tigers’ (Random House), Jim has taught the skill of change in Global and Fortune 500 companies, Olympic and Paralympic teams, business schools and government for two decades.

A strong believer in walking his talk, Jim Lawless tested his approach to bold, fast change by becoming a televised jockey in just 12 months. At the outset he was 36, unfit, overweight, couldn’t take time off work and couldn’t even ride.

To test his ideas on managing the neuroscience and physiology of fear (and fundraise), he took the British free-diving record in just 8 months. He is now the first Briton to dive deeper than 100m on a single breath of air.

Jim started his career as a City solicitor. After a decade of lawyering with the name “Lawless” he had perfected the trademark wit and humour he brings to the stage.

Over the past two decades, Jim Lawless has evolved to be one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in the world delivering over 100 major conference keynotes each year. What differentiates him, besides having proven his highly effective methodology personally, is his immense personal 1-1 connectivity with people in audiences of all sizes. He brings passion, energy, interactivity and amusing elements to the stage creating an engagement that transforms mindsets with ease.

Recorded: 27th June 2019

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Podcast with Lovelda Vincenzi – The difference a professional host makes

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This week’s guest isn’t a speaker but instead she is one of our favourite MC’s.  She says that her role is to help event organisers to transform events into memorable experiences.  Witty, energetic and funny she’s had the honour of introducing political figure heads, CEO’s and household names on to the stage.  Welcome the event organisers’ secret weapon, Lovelda Vincenzi.

 

 

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International event MC and Moderator, Lovelda Vincenzi has been speaking and performing on stages since the age of 13.  With a background in event creation herself, Lovelda now specialises in MC’ing and moderating business conferences & summits for organisers who have want to create memorable events.  She is a professional, dynamic & versatile MC who is an asset to any event management team.

Throughout her career Lovelda has introduced senior executives from companies such as Time Inc., Telefonica, Vodafone, Twitter & Google to the stage as well as household names such as Rachael Elnaugh (former Dragon on Dragon’s Den) and Monica Lewinsky.

As a former radio host of her own radio show, Lovelda has interviewed over 200 entrepreneurs including James Eder (Co-founder of Student Beans) and Marjean Holden (Hollywood Actress).

Having travelled since age 3 and lived in Papua New Guinea and the UK, Lovelda Vincenzi is passionate about travel, diversity and business.  This unique background allows Lovelda to easily adapt to different situations and ask questions, which challenge the status quo.

She has been featured in Psychologies magazine and appeared as a regular commentator on live global news for Arise TV.

Recorded: 21st June 2019

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Podcast with Ben Renshaw – How do you lead with purpose?

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My guest this week is the author of 8 books, a coach, consultant and of course a speaker.  His focus on authentic leadership and high performance is under-pinned by his inspirational ‘purpose’ approach which has been utilised by world-class companies.  In our discussion he shares how to find your purpose and how once you have, how to lead with purpose.  Please welcome Ben Renshaw.

 

 

 


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Ben Renshaw is a global leadership expert specialising in purpose-led cultures. Ben’s focus on authentic leadership and high-performance is linked by his inspirational ‘purpose’ approach utilised by world-class companies. He is an engaging and inspiring keynote speaker, who transports his audience’s thinking beyond what they first thought was possible.

Ben has written 8 popular books inspiring people to be the best version of themselves including “Purpose: Why leading with purpose drives your success”, “Lead: Be inspired, inspire others” and “SuperCoaching: The missing ingredient for high performance”.  In Purpose, Ben provides insights on how people can reach new levels of meaning, performance and how to accelerate growth whilst, in Lead he explains how in 50 concise steps you can accelerate leadership development in meaningful ways.

As a keynote speaker, Ben has designed and delivered presentations to major corporate brands including BT – “Agile Business & Balanced Life”, IHG – “Fit for Purpose”, M&S – “The Successful Leader”, Shell International – “Winning Teams” and Zurich – “SuperCoaching”

Ben runs senior leadership development programmes with global organisations designed to build leadership capability to deliver the company strategy.  He has provided executive coaching programmes for top leaders worldwide focusing on areas including career success, promotions, transitions, leadership development, stakeholder management and high performing teams.  Great companies succeed in today’s complex and competitive environment by developing great teams. Team Coaching creates an environment conducive to focusing on vision, priorities and agreeing on ways of working. It enables people to understand the real drivers behind why people do what they do, to align with future opportunities and to deepen relationships to help the team enjoy sustainable success.

He has been a spokesperson for many national campaigns on happiness, relationships and wellbeing including Boots, Kodak, P&G, Unilever and Vodafone. He was the relationship expert for C4 award-winning programme Perfect Match. Other television appearances have included Newsnight, BBC News, Richard & Judy, GMTV and the Open University.

Recorded: 20th June 2019

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Podcast with Dean van Leeuwan – The Power of Moonshot Thinking

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My guest this week is Moonshot Futurist, Chief eXploration Officer and co-founder of the business consultancy TomorrowToday Global.  He is also cancer slayer and a lover of all things cycling.

He’s a TEDx speaker, author and internationally renowned for his insights on business impact, innovation and future trends. He is a guest lecturer at both Oxford and Henley business schools where he talks about disruptive forces and the power of innovation as a force for good.   He works with clients to deliver 10 times the impact and is on a quest to create a better working world. My guest is Dean van Leeuwen.

 

 

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Dean van Leeuwen believes in challenging people to use the power of business to innovate and do remarkable things. He believes that the most amazing innovations of the 21st century are yet to be invented. But a remarkable century will not just happen, we have to create it. So, Dean is on a quest to challenge audiences to unlearn and relearn, mobilising them to forge innovative solutions for the new Age of Discovery.

​Dean is a cancer slayer, TEDx speaker, futurist and moonshot provocateur working with leading businesses such as John Lewis Partnership, GSK, M&S and Deloitte. He is also an associate fellow at the Säid Oxford, Henley Business Schools and the Centre for European Executive Leadership  Development at Fontainebleau Paris. He is the author of the book Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century.

Dean is co-founder and chief exploration officer of TomorrowToday International, explores how the world is changing and how leaders can innovate and adapt.

Dean van Leeuwen is a regular guest lecturer at Säid Oxford Business School, Henley Business School and the prestigious Centre for European Leadership Development located on the INSEAD campus near Paris.

In his book Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century, Dean van Leeuwen asks; how do organisations achieve more productivity, more innovation, more growth and more competitive advantage? These are good questions, aren’t they?  Quest answers these important questions by placing organisations and leaders who have achieved. Dean is releasing two new books in 2018 – Achieve Remarkable Things & Megaquests of the 21st Century.

His deeply researched insights, engaging style and powerful combination of storytelling, multimedia and gentle parody, move audiences to look at a disrupted world differently, embrace change, innovate and do mighty things.

Recorded: 14th June 2019

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Podcast with Tom Morley – How do you create instant teamwork?

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My guest this week first stepped on to the stage over 40 years ago as a founder member and drummer with the band Scritti Politti. Following a power cut at a gig in Berlin he found that keeping the beat going, even in the dark, meant the show could most definitely go on. 20 years later he set up Instant Teamwork, a global team building company, giving out 200 drums to his corporate audiences so they could not only hear that beat but they too could CREATE it.   Breaking down barriers, working in harmony, and getting corporate teams ‘into the groove’ leads to agile mindsets in the companies he now works with. He is most definitely an interactive speaker.  Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Mister Tom Morley.

 

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Tom Morley was the original drummer and a founder member of Scritti Politti, the 70s / 80s band who were pioneers of DIY music before appearing on the dance scene. Unlike other bands Scritti used to make half their songs up on stage.

How is this significant to you? Simply because Tom creates INSTANT teams, delivering INSTANT team work. Within just 10 minutes Tom has a room working as one team in perfect harmony using drums. He generates the most extraordinary energy and good will, and has teams performing where there are no silos, no barriers and no hierarchical limitations. Delegates are given permission to take risks and become more creative, breaking through their self-limiting beliefs en masse while changing their individual mindsets.

Whether he is working with a group of 10 or 200, the end result is always the same. One high performing team achieving an amazing sound and creating a lasting legacy of what it feels like to be part of a truly performing team.

Tom Morley then explores with the group how they can take these feelings and achievements back into their place of work, thus making tangible that all important sustainable difference. He is truly original and inspiring around the topic of team building and his approach is refreshingly different and memorable! Tom’s background of life on many stages enables him to read a room and see exactly what the audience needs. He then delivers it with humour, style, and panache.

Having run hundreds of team-building events around the world Tom feels comfortable with any crowd, even the most hardened sceptics! He’s also happy to share the stage and collaborate with whoever else is on the schedule. If there’s a way of deepening the conference message with a custom-written anthem that the whole group can drum or sing along to just mention it when you speak to us.

Recorded: 6th June 2019

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Podcast with Shawn DuBravac – How will the next era of ‘datafication’ influence consumers?

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I am thrilled to be joined by trend caster, economist and a New York Times best-selling author Dr. Shawn DuBravac.  Shawn spent over a decade as the Chief Economist for the Consumer Technology Association and is now President of Avrio Institute. His research focuses on how technologies are rewriting the nature of work, how the next era of ‘datafication’ will influence consumers, and how companies should prepare for the forces that will define their organisations in the coming decades.

 

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Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture.

Shawn DuBravac is a well-regarded futurist and trend caster who writes frequently on disruptive technological shifts. He advises companies and C-level executives on market opportunities and industry strategy. He is president and founder of Astra Insights which provides consulting, research and advisory services to CxOs on a myriad of topics including digital transformation strategies, business model disruptions, the pace of technological change and overcoming myopic thinking. For over a dozen years DuBravac served as chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer tech companies and owner and producer of CES.

Shawn has been widely published on the topics of technology, finance and economics. His keen insights regarding the economic drivers of the global tech industry and future trends have made him a highly sought-after keynote speaker and commentator. He travels both internationally and domestically to meet with tech industry leaders and present on technology trends and the economy. In addition, his analysis has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Wired, Los Angeles Times, Barron’s and on-air with CNBC, Bloomberg, CBS and other media outlets.

He was the primary driver of smartphone and cyber-security equity indexes, developed in partnership with NASDAQ, and the CTA consumer confidence index. In 2012, DuBravac was named to Dealerscope’s “40 under 40” list of people to watch in the consumer technology industry. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and currently serves as the president of the Conference of Business Economists.

Shawn DuBravac has taught in George Washington University’s MBA program, George Mason University’s MBA program, at the University of Mary Washington and currently teaches at Marymount University. He holds economic degrees from Brigham Young University and George Mason University. DuBravac resides in Virginia with his three sons. When not helping executive teams unlock innovative thinking, he can be found climbing 14ers, running marathons and coaching youth sports.

Recorded: 30th May 2019

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Podcast with James Taylor – How are you augmenting creativity in your organisation?

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My guest this week started his career managing high profile rock stars – and yes of course I get him to name names.  He is now an internationally recognised leader in business creativity and innovation.

For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organisations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity. His forthcoming book is called “Augmented Creativity: Becoming SuperCreative in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”.

 

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James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments and leaders from Silicon Valley to Singapore on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.

As the founder of C.SCHOOL™ and the host of multiple global summits he has personally interviewed over 500 of the world’s leading creative minds including Silicon Valley tech CEO’s, New York Times bestselling authors, and artificial intelligence pioneers. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 120 countries have learned about creativity and innovation through his online courses, videos, media interviews and keynote speeches.

His clients have included Fortune Global 500 companies, government policy makers, industry associations, and he was recently the subject of a 30 minute BBC documentary about his life and work. He was awarded the S.D. Southern Prize from Canadian energy services company ATCO and named ‘ONTRApreneur of the Year’ from U.S. business and marketing automation leaders ONTRAPORT.

James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.) whose Fellows have included global innovators and leaders including President Benjamin Franklin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Bob Dylan, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela and Professor Stephen Hawking.

Business is changing at the speed of light. Exponential technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics are creating new disruptive business models almost overnight. In this age of disruption there is ONE distinctively human competitive advantage that you and your team must leverage…. your Creativity.

Recorded: 23rd May 2019

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Podcast with Simone Vincenzi – Selling from Stage

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My guest is serial entrepreneur and author Simone Vincenzi.  Simone has helped launch more than 500 profitable businesses all before the age of 30.  He is the go-to expert in selling from stage and in this episode, we talk about the differences and indeed the many similarities of speaking to sell and being paid to speak. Two Italians chatting about speaking, this is an episode not to be missed. Simone also shares his “Selling from stage check list” and “15 ways to get speaking gigs” which you can pick up in the show notes.

NB: This was originally recorded as a video and it was an interview in my Speaking Business group on Facebook so there are some references about how we both look. If you want to check out Simone’s amazing hair you can follow the link in the show notes.

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One hundred million new businesses start every year, and 90% of them fail within three years. How do we create sustainable companies? This is the question Simone Vincenzi answers every day.

Simone is a multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur and author who had helped people to launch more than 500 profitable businesses before he reached the age of 30.

He writes for Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Huffington Post and regularly features on tv and radio talking about entrepreneurship and the current small business landscape.

Simone Vincenzi speaks at more than 200 events every year, impacting thousands of entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses as well as large corporations. He has spoken at conferences featuring Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Gary Vee, Simon Sinek, John. C. Maxwell, Dr John Demartini and many more brilliant minds in the entrepreneurial field.

In 2016 he was nominated in the Houses of Parliament as one of the most influential migrant entrepreneurs in the UK by the Institute of Directors and won the award of Best Speaker in the UK by the ACPTC.  In 2018 he featured in magazines alongside the royal family and won the Maximise Man Of The Year Award.

Simone Vincenzi works with startup entrepreneurs and experts who want to grow their existing business as well as multi-millionaires who want to launch new ventures, bringing ideas to fruition at lightning speed.  He also supports numerous charities in the entrepreneurial space as well as working with young people to help them launch successful social projects.

Simone is an incredibly entertaining, practical and unpredictable speaker, bringing music, magic and basketball together during his talks and seminars to teach while making sure everyone has a blast.

Recorded: 15th April 2019

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Podcast with Geoff Burch – Irresistible Persuasion

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In this episode I struggle to contain my laughter, you might hear me squeaking in the background, and I also have to warn you that my guest drops a couple of naughty words.  But it’s all done in the best possible taste.

My guest this week is a leading authority on sales, leadership, customers and change and has been voted Business Communicator of the Year by the Speechwriters’ Guild. He is a regular contributor and presenter on TV and Radio and was the star of BBC television’s hit business show ‘All over the Shop’.  He is regularly seen as a business correspondent and presenter for BBC television’s Inside Out programme.  He is the author of many highly successful business books and he has taken a break from guruing around the world he is business guru, Geoff Burch.

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Geoff Burch is an international business expert, best-selling author, master storyteller and TV presenter. Geoff is the leading authority on sales, customers, leadership and change. His credentials are impressive, working extensively with the world’s major blue chip and FTSE 100 companies to motivate and inspire their people – his humorous and entertaining presentations enabling him to deliver powerful business principles, key messages and new ideas which are of use to everyone and can benefit all organisations of any size.

Recently voted ‘Business Communicator of the Year’ by the UK Speechwriters’ Guild, Geoff is considered to be one of Europe’s most exciting and motivational experts.

As a regular contributor and presenter on television and radio, Geoff is also the star of the hit business show on BBC Television, All Over the Shop, which focuses on small businesses helping them to survive and thrive. His humorous style and easily explained advice works well and has created a strong following amongst the business community.

A prolific writer, Geoff Burch currently has many hugely popular business books published worldwide including, Resistance is Useless – the Art of Business Persuasion: Go It Alone – the Streetwise Secrets of Self-Employment: Writing on the Wall: The Way of the Dog: and his latest offering, Irresistible Persuasion.

Geoff also has a particular passion for small enterprise. A third-generation entrepreneur – his grandmother and mother ran a number of successful enterprises – Geoff loves to inspire small businesses using the skills he’s acquired from working with big business. These experiences were distilled into two of his best-selling books ‘Go It Alone’ and ‘Self-Made Me’ which are aimed at all those planning to succeed in their own businesses. Funny and mischievous, the books, like their author, pull no punches.

A master storyteller whose observations are highly entertaining but also carefully crafted to deliver important business messages, Geoff has worked extensively with a wide range of international companies to inspire, motivate and inform their people. A true maverick, he shares powerful business principles and key ideas relevant to organisations of all sizes and in every sector.

Geoff Burch will challenge the way you do business and offer real-world solutions that can be immediately implemented. He will inform, create ideas and tangible tools that will improve your team’s and your organisation’s performance with unforgettable stories that make you remember what really works.

Recorded: 16th May 2019

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Podcast with Roger Fisk – Revolutionising Data

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My guest this week worked both Obama campaigns, starting in January 2007 as Director of Special Events, a position that would take him through 30 states with Barack Obama. Along the way he helped revolutionise how data is gathered and used, how old tools like TV and radio are harmonised for maximum effect with social media, and went on to serve in both Inaugurations, both Administrations, and the President’s re-election.

He says “The Obama campaigns are like 10 years of a corporation distilled into 18 months. In those few months the campaign is born, learns how to walk then gallop, then blossoms into a billion-dollar corporation that must reach out to 130 million people all in less than 2 years. It is marketing, social media, communications and branding all happening at once and all happening at light speed.”

He is the Principal at New Day Strategy, bringing these skills to clients in the business world. My guest is Roger Fisk.


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Roger Fisk is the political campaign, marketing and media strategist widely credited with playing a key behind-the-scenes role in the back-to-back electoral victories of US President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. He was heavily involved in these game-changing campaigns which are regarded as the best run presidential campaigns in the history of US politics.

Roger has a deep understanding of 21st-century presidential politics, political campaigning and the unprecedented power of information, relationships and marketing. He successfully engaged millions of people in long, sustained marketing and promotional strategies, using the internet and social media networks to great effect.

Roger Fisk was hired by the Obama Team as the National Director of Special Events in what would become a history-making Finance Department. Here he managed a nationwide grass-roots fundraising team that revolutionised modern political fundraising, totalling US$100 million in 11 months while building the largest donor base in American history. During the campaign, Roger served as principal liaison with US Secret Service and local law enforcement and was directly responsible for coordinating and managing the media’s coverage of over 150 events across the country. He was in charge of some key Obama media appearances including 60 Minutes, The Daily Show, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, and the historic Race Speech in Philadelphia in March 2008. Roger supervised teams in 27 states with direct managerial responsibility for event and advertising budgets, site selection, appropriation of staff resources, cultivation of targeted free media, coordination of web outreach, and collaboration with local, state and national elected officials.

Following President Obama’s first campaign he served as Cabinet Liaison for the 2009 Inauguration, then became a political appointee in the Obama Administration. In the Spring of 2012 Fisk joined President Obama’s re-election team, leading teams as a White House Lead Advance in critical states like Virginia, Iowa and Ohio, all of which the President won.

Roger Fisk lectures on these revolutionary campaigning techniques while also offering high-impact seminars designed to enhance Executive Communications and Leadership Skills.

Prior to his work for President Obama, Roger worked for Deval Patrick’s successful campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. All of this experience came from his work for Senator John Kerry, where he served as his Senior Aide in the US Senate for Communication and Policy. He advised Senator Kerry on a wide range of politically sensitive issues, including Medicare, AIDS, community health, and child nutrition. He worked for the Kerry Presidential campaign from its very first day to its last.

His Presidential appointment in the Commerce Department requires him to coordinate diplomatic and trade missions for the Cabinet and President. He has served as Lead USG Coordinator on trade missions to India and China and co-ordinated the Cabinet’s role in both the 2009 COP-15 Global Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen and the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. He served as President Obama’s point person at the 2011 G8 Summit in Deauville, France.

These experiences provide Roger with a deep understanding of 21st-century Presidential politics, how America’s political system impacts the rest of the world and the rapidly shifting cultural landscape they play out on.

Recorded: 2nd May 2019

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Podcast with Inma Martinez – Digital Acceleration

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Podcast with Inma Martinez

 

My guest this week is an industry acclaimed A.I. Scientist, Tech Pioneer and Venture Partner at Deep Science Ventures, a venture-focused science institute where audacious entrepreneurial scientists explore solutions to the world’s challenges. She is an advisor to both the UK Parliament and the EU Technology Commission in matters of digitalisation and Big Data. Fortune and TIME have described her as one of Europe’s top talents in social engagement through technology, and FastCompany labelled her a “firestarter”.  Please welcome Inma Martinez.

 

 

Bio

Inma Martinez is an engaged figure in the entrepreneurial, innovation and digitalisation sectors. An industry recognised Artificial Intelligence and digital visionary that pioneered 1:1 personalisation in the early days of the mobile Internet, Inma has been credited to be part of the original development teams behind Wireless Access Protocol (WAP), mobile music and video streaming, wearable technologies, “widgets” – the precursors to mobile apps, and the “connected car” and smart cities development. She is an inspirational keynote speaker on the effects of A.I. and Automation, Man-Machine Collaborations and the accelerated digitalisation of life, work and play.

Both governments and private corporations seek her advisory on how to address the digital challenges – she is currently an advisor to the board at the All Parliamentary Party Group on A.I. at the House of Lords, and has provided evidence at the EU Commission on A.I. and the misuse of citizen data in light of new GDPR policies. In parallel, Inma continues to commit her time to education at Imperial College London where she is is a guest lecturer at the MSc Management program, the MSc in Economics and the MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, and to the mentorship of innovative technologies at Deep Science Ventures, a venture-focused science institute where audacious entrepreneurial scientists explore solutions to world’s challenges.

Fortune and TIME have described Inma as one of Europe’s top talents in social engagement through technology, and FastCompany labelled her a “firestarter”. She has appeared in the international media as a tech commentator and written articles for a variety of media outlets. In 2018 she was listed at #1 amongst “The Top 10 Women Changing The Landscape Of Data In 2018” by Enterprise Management 360 and one of the top “50 A.I. Influencers To Follow On Twitter” by Cognilytica, an A.I. and Cognitive Sciences Research agency.

Inma Martinez’s most requested keynotes focus on the digital acceleration affecting Life, Work and Play, and how businesses should reorganise within to leverage from this transformational forces and be more innovative. In addition, she often presents new approaches to emerging sectors such as IoT, Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence deployed to create products and services.

Recorded: 25th April 2019

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