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Michael Omoniyi Keynote Speaker

  • Editor in Chief of bipartisan news network, The Common Sense Network
  • Named by the Financial Times as one of the 100 most influential leaders in Tech in the UK
  • Keynote speaker on topics including UK and US politics, elections, democracy, tech and media

Michael Omoniyi's Biography

Micheal Timilehin Omoniyi is an award-winning social entrepreneur, political commentator, and academic. He is a popular keynote speaker on UK and US politics, elections, democracy, tech and media.  He also covers topics around diversity, and mental health.

He is the Editor in Chief of The Common Sense Network, a bipartisan news network working to combat echo chambers and polarisation, by finding common ground between polar opposites.

As a political commentator, for over a decade, Mike has appeared various national news shows breaking down geopolitics and current affairs. He has appeared on GB News, BBC Breakfast, and has been featured on The Daily Mail, Tatler, Town and Country, The Mirror and many more publications.

Mike has been named by the Financial Times as one of the 100 most influential leaders in Tech in the UK because of his work on cyber-balkanisation and the effect social media and algorithms have on our democracy. He is an advisor on the board of Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International affairs, serves on the board of The Young Foundation, Salford University and more.

He is the Founder of several other organisations, including: The Apex Group, a closed group for CEO’s and Founders to share best practices, Our God Given Mission, a Christianity charity, and The BAM Project, which helps young boys to reimagine masculinity.

Mike is an experienced and seasoned speaker. He has spoken on the United Nations world stage multiple times and has conducted high profile conversations with figures like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reaching millions of people.

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Michael Omoniyi's Speaking Topics

  • Empowering the next generation.

Mike explores how organisations can unlock the creative potential of their younger staff. He speaks on the importance of inviting young people to the decision-making table and taking their ideas seriously. He describes how it can lead to better outcomes for the organisations that go down that path.

  • Passing the Batton: How to unlock the creativity of young people in the workplace.

Using case studies, mike illustrates the transformative power of mentorship, both formal and informal. He speaks on how to be a real model and not a role model and how to build systems that allows people to thrive.

  • Systems Change: Building from the group up.

Mike reflects on his experience founding organisations and running campaigns that have garnered national and international attention. He reflects on his work on a community level but also work with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the Queens Commonwealth Trust.

  • Diversity in the media.

Mike explores the nature of media ownership and concentration. He explores how this shapes the media landscape and in turn ordinary people. He then describes how we can have a media system that is more representative of the public its serving.

  • Creating space for all to thrive.

Mike explores what diversity really means. Not only racial but diversity of thought and ideas. He explains what it is and why it should be central to any system. He speaks on why diversity should be not an afterthought but should be hardcoded into systems.

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Videos of Michael Omoniyi

Redefining Common Sense | Mike Omoniyi | TEDxBradford
Redefining Common Sense | Mike Omoniyi | TEDxBradford

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