Dan Cobley Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global

Dan Cobley

Former VP Brand Solutions at Google

Dan Cobley is an entrepreneur and investor in innovative tech startup businesses, focusing on financial services.  He leads the FinTech portfolio for Blenheim Chalcot, a long-established London venture builder. Through this role he has co-founded and now chairs three fast-growth fintech companies; SalaryFinance, BusinessFinanceCompared and ClearScore, and he sits on the boards of Liberis, Modulr and Onfido. Beyond fintech he is an investor / advisor to a number of companies including Brompton Bicycle, PersonalBoardroom, Qubit, and HiveLearning.

Until late 2014, Dan spent over 8 years at Google. For the last three years he was Managing Director, UK & Ireland – the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of e-commerce and online advertising spending. Dan was promoted to the UK MD role after five years in Google marketing, first as Marketing Director, UK, Ireland and Benelux and then as VP Marketing, EMEA.

Previously, Dan was VP of Brand and Marketing for Capital One Europe, Marketing Director for Ask Jeeves, and Marketing Director at Pepsi/Walkers.

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He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences; speaking on the disruptive power of FinTech, technology, innovation, and Google’s unique approach to business. He is also an accomplished moderator, interviewer and after-dinner speaker. Dan has shared his thoughts on Physics and Marketing at the TED conference and with over a million people online. He was named as number 3 in Wired UK top 100 list 2012 and number 2 in Evening Standard 1000 Most Influential Londoners; Digital Innovators, 2012. He appeared on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World as a technology commentator and helped Alan Sugar choose has 2014 Apprentice.

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"Its a pleasure working with the team at MFL. Always helpful, responsive and lining me up with great events and clients." Dan

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How to build an innovation culture

Lessons from Google and from the world of fintech startups on how to inject innovation into your organisation

Creating winning teams and culture

Building teams that win in a fast moving world, drawing on lessons from Google, Capital One and the best tech startups

The Changing Consumer

How digital (led by cloud and mobile) is transforming the way we all live and what that means for how companies need to serve us

The next wave of digital disruption: AI and Machine Learning

How the gathering and harnessing of data, and the application of AI and ML will drive the next wave of massive disruption to business and society

Disruption in FS

How changing consumer behaviours and expectations are driving new demands on FS and how the startups are meeting them - threatening existing players

The power of data

How measuring everything and harnessing the power of smart / beautiful data visualisation and machine learning gives you an edge

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I just wanted to say, again, thank you for doing such a masterful job with the panel this morning.
It’s always tough to bring four disparate voices together, but your preparation, skills and knowledge shone through. Much appreciated.

PI Capital

Your own participation received one of the two highest ratings for the Summit overall at 4.23 out of 5, together with much very favourable written and verbal feedback.
On behalf of Fidelity International I would like to thank you sincerely for your significant contribution towards making this year’s Summit a success.

Fidelity International

Dan presented at our Middle East Forums and was fantastic. He is an engaging and entertaining speaker, is deeply knowledgeable and is intuitive to his audience. He was very well received by our clients, many whom commented on his presentation skills and content. Thank you Dan for your invaluable contribution and for helping make our first Forums a success.

The Boston Consulting Group

The group’s response was very positive; we had references to ‘10x thinking’ throughout the rest of the day! It was really valuable for everyone to remind themselves why we are focused on digital strategy and transforming our thinking. There was definitely a boost in enthusiasm after your session with some great ideas being thrown around in the following discussions.


Fees & Details

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  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £15k to £30k

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  • United Kingdom



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