Chinese new year
Rafe Fletcher
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Thank you for your support in a very difficult year for the events’ industry. Speakers and clients were quick to get to grips with new virtual formats, and we hope your events felt bespoke and informative.

We are optimistic that the promising vaccine news heralds a return to physical events later in the year. We are taking physical bookings from September onwards. However, we are offering clients full flexibility to amend, postpone, or cancel in the face of ongoing uncertainty.

In the meantime, please find some updates below on four of our most in-demand speakers. Their work in innovation and health will be vital in helping the world find a path back to normality.


Scott Anthony
 Scott is the Managing Partner of Innosight’s Singapore office. His recent book, ‘Eat, Sleep, Innovate’ reveals a collection of BEANs – behaviour enablers, artifacts, and nudges – gathered from workplaces around the world that will unleash the natural innovator in everyone. Scott’s latest contribution to innovation is particularly pertinent at a time when companies worry about home working stifling creativity. 
Jennifer Zhu Scott
 Jen is an entrepreneur and investor based in Hong Kong. She specialises in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and deep tech. Jen’s latest work focuses on developing a digital health app that will help restart normal life post-pandemic. She is Executive Chairman of the Commons Project, which has developed CommonPass. Travellers can use the app to share their lab test or vaccination records before boarding international flights. Developed in partnership with the World Economic Forum, it is being trialled by Cathay Pacific and United Airlines.  
Dr Jonnie Penn
 Jonnie is a technologist and activist, currently serving as a professor at both Harvard and Cambridge universities. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. Jonnie was recently appointed to teach the UK’s first Master’s degree in AI Ethics and Society at Cambridge. It is designed for professionals with backgrounds in business, management, policy, and consultancy. The course is devoted to developing leaders who can tackle society’s most pressing AI questions.
Professor Devi Sridhar
Devi is the Chair of Global Public Health at Edinburgh University. Devi previously worked on the international response to Ebola and co-authored ‘Governing Global Health’ with Chelsea Clinton. Devi has been a shining light in advocating a ‘Zero Covid’ approach to the current pandemic. She has appeared regularly on international news where has been praised for her clarity and consistency, as well as becoming an influential figure on social media. Devi currently serves as an adviser to the Scottish government on the crisis.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch about any of the above or for assistance on other briefs.

Wishing you all the best in the year of the Ox. 

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