Monthly Archives: February 2016

Zanny Minton Beddoes on why Britain should remain in the EU

Feb 26, 2016

Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor of The Economist, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today program making her argument for why Britain should remain in the EU. With the sheer volume of arguments from the Remain and Leave camps, Zanny points out the importance of identifying those few issues which are going to make the biggest difference

Technology speaker Paul Markillie on how carbon fibre is revolutionising manufacturing

Feb 24, 2016

Advances in materials science is one of the key drivers re-shaping the global manufacturing industry. And who better to tell us all about the latest trends in this area than Paul Markillie, The Economist’s Innovation Editor and a brilliant technology speaker? I caught up with him the other day and we got talking about one

Science Speaker Matt Ridley on why Britain should leave the EU

Feb 23, 2016

Best selling author and science speaker, Matt Ridley, writing for the Times, believes that leaving the EU would be a much needed ‘leap into the light’ for Britain. Matt argues that the EU is an institution rooted in the past, and to remain a part of it will only serve to hamper Britain’s progress. Innovation

Brian Forde, head of MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, probes the future possibilities of blockchain technology

Feb 22, 2016

Writing in WIRED magazine, ex-White House senior advisor Brian Forde explains how the technology underlying bitcoin, the blockchain, has taken own a life of its own, with institutional interest in blockchains almost reaching a frenzy. Although bitcoin was initially thought of in narrow terms as an alternative currency to the dollar and other fiat currencies, Brian notes

Political analyst Zerlina Maxwell joins the digital outreach team for the Hillary Clinton campaign

Feb 18, 2016

Zerlina Maxwell, a well-known political analyst, writer and speaker, has been hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign to join its digital outreach team, according to Buzzfeed News. Having been profiled in the New York Times by Ben Smith as a top political Twitter voice to follow during the 2012 US election season, a Clinton aide has

Chartwell exclusive speaker Sir Peter Bazalgette appointed Chairman of ITV

Feb 17, 2016

We are delighted that Peter Bazalgette, a member of Chartwell’s roster of exclusive speakers, has been appointed the next Chairman of ITV. Peter is currently Chair of Arts Council England. He is also well known as a creator and producer of worldwide television formats and a respected thinker on the nexus between creativity, business and

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