FASCINATING SPEAKERS FROM ALL AREAS OF HUMAN ENDEAVOUR
Our speakers are such experts in their fields and they never fail to inspire some flash of insight. As business leaders and entrepreneurs, we know that it only takes one little spark to lead to our next great idea.
The EAGB meets on the second Thursday of every month for a reception, lunch, and to hear from exceptional guest speakers at 10 Trinity Square, the Four Seasons hotel near Tower Hill. We start with Mikado Experience, a guided networking session, which runs from 12:00 until 12:45, followed by a drinks reception at 12:45. Lunch is served promptly at 13:15 and the event closes at 15:15.
Tickets cost £112 for members, £120 for non-members (plus VAT).
Russ Shaw is the founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates. Since then he has been championing London as a global tech hub and campaigning to address some of the biggest challenges facing tech companies in the UK – diversity, digital skills, immigration, infrastructure and access to funding.
A founding partner of London Tech Week, a London Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London and Advisory Board member for Founders4Schools and the Government’s Digital Skills Partnership, Russell is a Trustee for Modern Muse Charity, which supports young women and girls who want to study STEM subjects.
He is one of the world’s leading experts on the success of London’s tech ecosystem and has been invited to tech hubs around the world to share his experience.
Russ was previously the Chairman of The Marketing Group of Great Britain following senior positions at Skype, Telefónica, O2 and CEO of a later stage startup called Mobileway. In his role as Marketing Director for O2, Russ brokered the relationship with The O2, the most successful indoor venue in the world.
He is an angel and venture investor and has been non-executive director of a number of high growth businesses, including Dialog Semiconductor and Unwire.
HOSTING THE MIKADO THIS MONTH
Renée had run a training consultancy in Plain English writing techniques for two decades when social media erupted. Diversifying her workshops to satisfy the marketing demands of time-stretched business owners, she used her Masters Degree in applied linguistics to carve a niche in promoting businesses online; blending straightforward, traditional marketing language with cutting edge digital skills.
As well as coaching in social media and, specifically, best practices for the successful use of LinkedIn, Renée handles all aspects of digital marketing for businesses that are too busy to do it themselves.
Renée is a published author and poet with exhibitions across Europe. She was named as London CEO of the Year 2017 by Corporate Vision magazine and awarded UK Independent Business Honours for Excellence in Training, Coaching and Instruction. She’s proud to have won an Inspirational Woman award for her work with the families of young stroke survivors, and has spoken widely on TV, the radio and at parliament.
A LAYMAN'S VIEW OF OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM
Maggie is a successful business woman and entrepreneur. She owns two companies - a management consultancy firm that works with global businesses on leadership development & Semple, an international bespoke womenswear fashion brand.
Maggie was a Non-Executive Director of the Criminal Cases Review Commission where she chaired the Audit & Risk Committee and is currently a Member of the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. She is a Fellow of the City & Guilds Institute, one of 500 Fellowships awarded since 1878 and an Associate Member of the Senior Common Room of Exeter College, Oxford University. Maggie is cited in the World’s Who Who and was awarded an OBE in 2001.
Maggie has a strong sense of justice and will talk about her observations of the UK justice system.
LONDON'S AIR AMBULANCE
Before London’s Air Ambulance, seriously injured patients were dying unnecessarily because of the delay in receiving prompt and appropriate medical care.
The doctor on board model for air ambulances, which they pioneered, aims for effective delivery of time critical interventions when the patient needs them rather than when the healthcare system can comfortably provide them.
London's Air Ambulance was established in 1989 in response to a report by The Royal College of Surgeons, which documented unnecessary deaths from trauma and criticised the care that seriously injured patients received in the UK.
In 2018 Steve found himself in the media spotlight when he discovered he had (completely unwittingly) become the face of an international online dating scam, after scammers stole and used photos from his social media profiles.
He now uses the extraordinary story, equally horrifying and hilarious, to educate people on how to protect themselves online – and how to turn even the strangest of circumstances into a business advantage.
Steve was named National Speaker of the Year in 2015 by the Professional Speaking Association, and is the author of two books, ‘The Authority Guide to Presenting and Public Speaking’ and ‘The Authority Guide to PR for Small Businesses’.
Steve started his career as a Broadcast Journalist for BBC TV & Radio News before running PR agency Vada Media for 11 years.
February 13, 2020
DR RUTH LEA
Noted economist Ruth Lea CBE has been an independent non-executive director of the Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC since 2005 and the Group’s Economic Adviser since 2007.
She is the author of many papers and articles on economic issues, has been a Governor of the London School of Economics and Council Member of the University of London.
She is also a notable supporter of leaving the EU. After 7 months of negotiations, what will she make of progess so far?