After leaving the Marines in 2012, he became an executive at JP Morgan and then Barclays, where he further developed his planning and execution skills, delivering a series of multi-million pound change and transformation programmes. Along the way he gained a first class honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, a Masters in International Relations, and is currently studying at Oxford University.
In 2017, he created 3D-Seven, a tech start-up which enables complex organisations, to improve their decision-making and strategy execution through the creation of intuitive, 3D models. The models use a unique 3D visualisation technology, adapted from the gaming and civil engineering sectors, to represent client’s structures, challenges and wider operating environments in near real-time. 3D-Seven is backed by a network of angel investors and is one a few select firms, invited onto JP Morgan’s ‘InResidence’ start-up accelerator programme.
Ian’s unique professional and academic background, means he is something of a polymath. He can talk confidently and engagingly on subjects ranging from military history and international relations to Agile delivery, leadership and organisational design, via perception and consciousness, free will versus determinism, decision-making, strategy and entrepreneurship.
His talks are all interactive and thought-provoking, with the audience conducting a series of thought experiments and perceptual challenges as part of the experience.
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