Graeme is an expert on the new world of work and multigenerational workplaces. As a writer, speaker and strategy consultant, he has helped thousands of leaders improve their organizations by understanding the new world of work and effectively influencing their key staff and customers. His unique style blends cutting-edge research, thought leading insights with humour and multimedia-driven presentations and workshops.
Graeme speaks to over 100,000 people every year, was recently voted "Speaker of the Year" by the Academy for Chief Executives and is a visiting professor at four top business schools, including the London Business School. He has a Doctorate in Business Administration, with four other degrees, and has three best-selling books published by Penguin. His background includes work at KPMG, an IT startup, youth work, and his own consulting firm, TomorrowToday.
Dean van Leeuwen
Dean is an expert on the future of work and business innovation. He has over 17 years experience working in marketing, project innovations and strategy departments for leading companies such as HBOS, AXA and McKinsey. By the age of thirty, Dean was Head of Group Strategy for AXA's general insurance business in Southern Africa, where he implemented a number of customer experience initiatives that resulted in sales doubling in key areas.
Dean has an MBA from Henley Management College. He is one of the founding partners of the UK and European office of TomorrowToday, a consultancy that shows companies how to get more from their valuable customers and talented people.
Jorgen Sundberg is a Personal Branding Consultant that helps entrepreneurs, salespeople and executives to build strong online brands that attract more business. He works with individuals and companies, doing one-on-one coaching as well as in-house trainings and workshops.
Jorgen has a strong commercial background having worked in the FMCG, banking, insurance, technology, recruitment and consultancy sectors. Hailing from Stockholm and based in London, he has lived and worked in the US, Germany, Sweden and the UK.
He was previously a director at Red Commerce, one of Europe's largest specialist recruitment companies. While there, Jorgen helped achieve a turnover growth from £2 million to £55 million, growing the headcount from 22 to 104 employees, achieving the Virgin Fast Track award 3 years in a row and securing a private equity buy out worth £16 million.
Paul has spent 33 years within the recruitment industry, and is the former MD of Office Angels and main Board Director of Adecco UK & Ireland. He has recently launched LoveWorkLife to provide strategic advice and mentoring to recruitment business owners/ directors, and senior leadership teams in order to help create desirable, profitable and contemporary cultures.
As Managing Director of Office Angels he successfully developed a 'Superbrand' with over 100 branches and 650 staff creating a passionate and enviable environment which gained 12 times more media coverage than his competitors combined. This led to a number of awards including The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company to Work For in the UK Award, achieving 8th position in 2005 and 2006, and Best Company in the UK for Outstanding Workplaces 2006 - 3 stars.
As Adecco Director of New Business Development he was engaged as a main Board Director in developing the strategies for acquiring new business across all of the Groups' brands.
Paul has appeared in over 400 national and local radio broadcasts and is regularly quoted in national and local newspapers. He was also a Judge on the 2007 Recruitment Consultancy of the Year awards and contributed on a regular basis to the The Bank of England Monetary Commission.
(aka Mr LinkedIn) has spent over 19 years in the recruitment industry specialising in Sales, Accountancy and Supply Chain mid to senior level appointments.
During the last 10 years Mark experienced massive changes to the industry brought about by the increased use of the internet – most of which had a negative impact until LinkedIn came along in 2003. He realised that networking had become a dying art for recruiters as they increasingly relied on internet searching but LinkedIn was different, this allowed him to develop more relationships through online networking.
It became very clear that many other LinkedIn users were struggling to get to grips with this concept so in 2008 Mark established ETN Training - a modern training business specialising solely in training users how to get the most from LinkedIn.
Since then Mark has trained hundreds of professionals from a diverse range of sectors and has become regarded as the UK’s leading expert in this field.
Philip Marks is founder and CEO of Matrix Executive, a business consultancy and venture capital firm focused on the recruitment sector. He has been involved in the recruitment market for over 20 years, initially as Managing Director of Jonathan Wren, a pioneer of City recruitment, taking the business from one office in London to a multi site UK wide recruiter. Subsequently, Philip joined the Board of Adecco (UK) PLC, alongside group businesses Computer People and Office Angels. Philip was also MD of multi disciplined recruitment business Hamilton Blake & Hamilton Chase of the Huntress Group, an award winning Sunday Times 100 Fast Track company.
A blogger and speaker on the recruitment industry and venture capital, most recently at Recruitment International's "Taking your business to a new level" SME conference.
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