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Chartwell Events: Be inspired to achieve the impossible with Mark Pollock

EVENT INVITATION: Be inspired to achieve the impossible with Mark Pollock

Join us for breakfast from 8am on September 14th at our London offices to hear the incredible motivational speaker Mark Pollock share the lessons he has learnt about “Achieving the Impossible”.

An extraordinary speaker on resilience, leadership and breaking down obstacles, Mark will share the lessons he has learnt from his astonishing story – how he has fought through blindness and paralysis to become a leading endurance athlete and pioneer in the search for a cure to spinal cord injuries. It promises to be an unmissable event – we hope you’ll be able to join us!

This event is by invitation only so please email Lisa Goll via to reserve your place.


About Mark Pollock:


Mark helps people achieve more than they thought possible. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark went on to compete in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole.  In 2010 Mark was left paralysed after falling from a second story window. He is now exploring the frontiers of spinal cord injury recovery, walking hundreds of thousands of steps as the world’s leading test pilot of Ekso Bionics robotic legs.

“Mark is a high-impact speaker, much in demand at conferences and after dinner. Mark’s story moves people from making excuses to making it happen. Mark’s incredible story and personal example leaves a valuable legacy long after the conference. Google credited him with “…starting a conversation about challenging conventional wisdom that is ongoing”.”







Chartwell Events: How to think about technology with Sumit Paul-Choudhury

Recently, we were lucky enough to host a fascinating session with the New Scientist’s editor-in-chief, Sumit Paul-Choudhury on the big trends shaping how we think and deal with technology and its ever increasing impact on our lives, jobs and existence.

Sumit’s talk spanned the bredth and depth of technology’s ‘hot topics’ from artificial intelligence, self-driving cars to the future of the Anthropocene and the perils of social media.


Sumit talks so intelligently on the future of society and technology, and how both are impacting on humanity. As comfortable with the worlds of business and culture as he is with science, Sumit makes complex subjects comprehensible and relevant to any audience.


Sumit trained as a physicist at Imperial College but subsequently turned his hand to journalism for fifteen years before returning to science. Highly informed and impassioned, Sumit makes complex subjects comprehensible and relevant to any audience – from climate change to black holes –  leaving his listeners fascinated and far better informed. We are now working with Sumit for speaking engagements worldwide and would welcome enquiries so do get in touch for more information.

Chartwell Events is a regular interactive and topical event series showcasing expert keynote speakers from the worlds of business, science, culture and tech with world-changing ideas, hosted by Chartwell Speakers & Literary Agency.


Sumit Paul-Choudhury on technology | “How to think about technology”

Sumit Paul-Choudhury on social media | “How to think about technology”


Sumit Paul-Choudhury on self-driving cars | “How to think about technology”

Sumit Paul-Choudhury on the rise of robots (automation) | “How to think about technology”

Sumit Paul-Choudhury on the Anthropocene | “How to think about technology”

Sumit Paul-Choudhury on the ‘smart’ future | “How to think about technology”

Peter Diamandis, co-founder of Singularity University, shares his top tech picks for 2015

Peter Diamandis speakerPeter Diamandis, the co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University and the X PRIZE Foundation, has singled out 11 of the most exciting new technologies moving from deceptive to disruptive this year. Here are his top tech picks for 2015:

  1. Virtual Reality: Expect a lot more action on the virtual and augmented reality front. Watch out for game changers like Magic Leap (in which Google just invested over $500 million.
  2. Mass-market robots: 2015 is going to see the introduction of consumer-friendly robots in a store near you.
  3. Autonomous vehicles: Beyond Google, many major car brands are working on autonomous solutions.
  4. Drones everywhere: They’re getting cheaper, easier to use, more automated, and are now finding more useful and lucrative applications.
  5. Wireless power: Companies like uBeam, Ossia and others are developing solutions to charge your phones, laptops, wearables, etc. wirelessly as you go about your business.
  6. Data & machine learning: There is gold in your data. This year will see data collection and mining that data becoming more turn-key.
  7. Large-scale genome sequencing and data mining: In 2015, we will see explosive, exponential growth in genomics and longevity research.
  8. Sensor explosion: The combination of sensors and wearables, increased connectivity, new manufacturing methods (like 3D printing), and improved data mining capabilities will create a smart, connected world.
  9. Voice-control and “language-independent” interaction: The Star Trek universal translator is just around the corner!
  10. 3D Printing: The number of applications is increasing, and printers, scanners, and CAD modelling software will become more accessible, cheaper, and easier to use.
  11. Bitcoin: Emerging smartphone markets in developing countries, better “interfaces”, and more commercial adopters who accept bitcoin as a form of payment will all play a role in a brighter bitcoin future.

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For more information on how to book Peter as a keynote speaker for your conference or client event, please get in touch with Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call on +44 (0) 20 7792 8000.

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