No young whippersnappers here. Our multi-national team have got centuries of business, technology and transformation experience between them. Thought leaders, Industry advisors and sought after management coaches, they’ve helped leading global brands anticipate what’s next while being firmly grounded in the now – driving measurable results. It just helps to remember the connection between a cassette tape and a pencil, and changing photographic film under a shirt.
About Dean Donaldson
Helping businesses traverse the ever-expanding maze of emerging technology, Dean Donaldson is best known as a visionary and initiator. Evangelising about cultural advancements, industry convergence and shifting consumer behaviour, Dean speaks frequently with business leaders and marketers across the globe – from start ups to Fortune 100 – about how to navigate the inevitability of change. He inspires measured innovation that produces tangible business results and ultimately helps organisations transform. He gets all stakeholders to re-think and optimise their strategies though a grounded understanding of current and future trends and then links it back to cross-channel brand engagement.
Dean’s passion and expertise draws on more than 25 years of design, marketing and digital experience. He has being instrumental in positioning brands to secure funding and go through IPO, has co-developed leading marketing technology platforms, initiated second screen integration used in Broadcast TV and is patent-pending on advertising measurability. His investigations into proximity-based messaging with the UK’s leading research and innovation centre at Bournemouth University led to him advising EU Ministers on media convergence policy. Dean frequently serves as a key source for national and industry press, and has delivered perspective-shifting presentations at over 250 events across 35 countries. He is also an RSA fellow and has recently completed a CRISPR: Gene-editing Applications course with Harvard.
About Jonathan Tavss
Over the decades, Jonathan has planned and directed operational transformations, content initiatives, product development and integrated campaigns, or been an advisor, for companies including 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros., Disney, ABC, OwnZones Media Network, ABS-CBN International, Real Medicine Foundation, Altar Furniture, PromaxBDA and Sporcle. In addition to being a frequent speaker at media, entertainment, museum and retail conferences, Jonathan is also a Fellow of The RSA, a Professor for Boston University’s Masters in Media Ventures program and a mentor for the Stubbs Alderton Preccelerator Program.
Both Jonathan and Dean are Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts and available for Speaking Opportunities.
Meet our A-Team
A global gang of associates with a common cause
About Jenny Stiven
The consummate inside resource for knowing and delivering what audiences/consumers actually want, who is called upon by media firms and service entities alike to get the job done with efficacy, Jenny Seelman Stiven has proven to be a powerhouse – especially among and amidst the multitudes of audiences and fandoms that she proudly calls herself a part of. Following years of executive experience in the digital realm, after a starter career in TV production, Jenny hit the right waves at the perfect time to enter the next realm of her career. As a global leader in digital production and strategy – mostly focusing on entertainment properties with a specialization in franchise management – she continuously gets to feed her inner geek.
Jenny has produced groundbreaking campaigns for 21st Century Fox, MGM, Disney, Namco, Midway, SCEA, Bandai, and Ubisoft – delivering award-winning campaigns while also feeding her inner 13-year-old-boy for film, television and gaming franchises like Star Wars, James Bond, Alien, Myst, Tomb Raider, Stargate, the Whedon-verse (Buffy, and Firefly!), Predator, American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy and Mission to Mars. In whatever spare time remains, Jenny appears as an audience-engagement expert on panels at conferences around the world and as a regular series exploring the convergence of social and fandom for both live streamed and on-demand viewing.
About Zoe Camper
A cognitive computing specialist who delivers a truly disruptive approach to information and service management, Zoe Camper is and has always been about person-centered design in business. Her work in technology and artificial intelligence over the course of 20+ years has led to numerous successes in removing friction and demonstrating value to customers on behalf of government agencies, non-profit organizations and private business – all looking to move forward in a fast-paced, disrupted world. Simply, she makes complex workflow and distribution simple through the integration of automated processes.
Most recently, Zoe led the charge to create a cognitive-computing product, in partnership with IBM Watson, that curated and automated access to 80 years of medical research and knowledge for the UK’s fourth largest medical charity – Arthritis Research UK. The resulting creation of a Health Virtual Assistant (Chatbot) exemplifies the scalable, accurate and enriched brand values Zoe brings to all of her projects. Zoe further leads in business transformation as an instructor and speaker at conferences around the world and on BBC TV and Radio.
About Nash Parker
With three decades as an executive in three key industries – Telecommunications, Gaming and Automotive – Nash Parker brings a unique perspective to business development and corporate vision. As a highly sought-after IoT expert with a gift for connecting disparate providers to bring evolutionary products to market, Nash proves an invaluable resource in the development of IP-based business strategies and the formulation of: partnership opportunities; emerging digital platform technologies; marketing plans; and, legal requirements for global entities who seek to benefit from new connectivity solutions.
In addition to his most recent work with Nokia, Nash infuses deep insights from his executive stints at Sony Computer Entertainment America/Playstation and General Motors, to help clients to better understand and leverage IoT Market Development, Multimedia content delivery, Connected Automotive, Advertising, IPTV, Videogame and Mobile/Wireless spaces.
About Lianne Trantz
Lianne Trantz brings more than 20 years of global marketing experience for both high-tech startups and established enterprises – across a broad range of industry sectors – spanning insurance, media, cybersecurity and beyond. Lianne’s expertise includes developing and leading global initiatives in brand, field and product marketing that challenge convention and put customer needs at the fore. Used to managing multi-million dollar marketing budgets, Lianne has built and guided high-performing corporate communications and field marketing teams across North America, Europe, APAC and LATAM.
With a strong, process-oriented, product management and product marketing background, and proven success in results-driven, marketing campaigns in tandem with sales, Lianne is the leader who inspires by creating positive energy – encouraging out-of-the-box strategies and enabling clear workflow in dynamic, team-oriented environments. Having started her career in the Management Consultancy Division of Price Waterhouse Coopers in London and traversed the planet with her work since, Lianne currently resides in Israel.
About Cornelia Reitinger
Cornelia’s insights have been developed from years of working with entities of all sizes – often as the first Sales person – building strategies, expanding offerings to new markets, hiring and training team members, and guiding change/integration post-acquisition. Her work has led to a number of well-known acquisitions such as Accipiter by aQuantive, Atlas by Microsoft and, most recently, Liverail by Facebook
With both the hectic tech start-up plus established corporate background, Cornelia has developed techniques applying mindfulness to her work in business and sales strategy, hiring, training and coaching – leaving clients with measurable business uptick and employee satisfaction.
About Vaughan Denny
Having spent time working as an offshore geophysicist in oil exploration, Vaughan knows a thing or two about prospecting – which is helpful when you make a move into business development! A strategic thinker who has grown revenue for major companies as well as helping start-ups to get their first footholds in new markets. Time spent working for Google, Microsoft, Skype and DoubleClick taught Vaughan how technology and creativity work together and how they work best.
Understanding the art in building and fostering connections or motivating and leading teams is all taken in Vaughan’s stride. He helps companies plan for sustainable revenue growth fuelled by an appreciation of how product engineering, marketing and sales can work together. Being able to get under the bonnet of organisations and finding new ways to get their story out in a way that impacts their bottom line is something which Vaughan knows first-hand. Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, Vaughan co-founded a business in hotel technology and created his own brand of beef jerky. Learning along the way the importance of passion, product development, marketing and of course – sales!
An engaging presenter, Vaughan enjoys getting an audience involved and telling stories that let people see the personal side of products and removing jargon along the way. Having presented on the rooftop of a nightclub in Cairo, in the great hall of the national library of Romania and countless meeting rooms from Mexico City to Marrakesh, selling internationally is in the blood and coaching others through sales is second nature.
About Charles Drueco
A Creative Director with a well-developed practice in the art of functionality, Charles Drueco merges visual design, user experience and strategy to identify opportunities, solutions, products and platforms that are intuitive and deliver on both clients’ and customers’ needs. Long considered an “Envisioner”, Charles uses the power of smart design to conceptualize what is possible beyond just product – capturing the entire consumption and interaction ecosystem. Ranging from Finance (Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney) to Feet (Nike) plus a whole bunch more, Charles’ practice has enabled communities to connect around products, technologies and interfaces in extremely meaningful ways.
As part of the senior creative teams at Continuum, BLITZ, HUGE Inc. and R/GA, Charles has delivered award-winning product and digital executions on behalf of such clients as DirecTV, Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, The New York Times, Quanterix, National Geographic, AmerisourceBergen, Columbia Sportswear, Microsoft, The Ad Council and HBO. Charles has a background in Studio Art and Interaction Design with a degree from the University of California at Irvine.
About Tracy Kelly
As society’s relationship with work evolves at an earth-shattering pace, few match the demand Tracy Kelly receives to assist business leaders in reaching peak performance while also achieving whole-life balance. Tracy’s career has spanned the NHS, public and private sectors – which are all reflected in the unique nutrition, psychology and business skillset insights she provides as a platform for individuals to excel.
Tracy understands the challenges of thriving in high performance environments and the benefits that energized, purposeful, healthy, engaged individuals and workforces have on performance and organizational culture. She has transformed the clinical division at the largest diabetes charity in Europe and coached blue-chip company senior executives to turbo-boost their performance and build mental and physical resilience. Her intense curiosity about our ability to lead better lives and garner the effects of nutrition and health on performance and leadership capabilities drives the methodology and passion that has earned numerous awards in the health sector and positioned her as a voice for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.
Tracy has transformed her advanced nutrition education and vast experience as an executive and coach to become an energetic, fun, straight-talking, results-focused and purposeful activator of change. Tracy is passionate about real people, real food and real transformations.
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