5 speakers 15 minutes each
Mon 23rd Sep 2019
5 Speakers, 15 Minutes Each
Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Marc was co-founder of Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors. Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, mentored rising entrepreneurs including the co-founders of Looker Data which was recently sold to Google for $2.6B, and invested in numerous successful tech ventures. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, sits on the board of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet, and chairs the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Board of Trustees.
Sharmadean Reid is a entrepreneur, founding Beautystack and WAH Nails. Her mission is to use technology to empower women, economically, socially and culturally. A former fashion stylist and brand consultant who started WAH as a hip hop magazine for girls in 2006 while still at university. She then founded WAH Nails as a side project in 2009. WAH completely changed the beauty landscape with its millennial voice, feminist attitude and innovative salon space. She then wrote two books, delivered global pop up nail salons for 100s of brands, created a product line with Walgreen Boots Alliance and was awarded an MBE from HRH Queen in 2015 for services to Beauty. Alongside all of this she shared her journey by organising business events for young female entrepreneurs culminating in futuregirlcorp.com. In 2016 she opened a dreamy salon in Soho, London, showcasing a Virtual Reality Nail Design app in collaboration with DVTK and is constantly looking for ways to push the salon experience further through technology. With her experience from WAH, she founded Beautystack, a new way to book beauty through images.
Clare Rewcastle Brown
Clare Rewcastle Brown
Clare Rewcastle Brown is an investigative journalist who focuses on environmental destruction in Malaysia and global financial corruption. She broke the 1MDB scandal, the theft of billions of dollars from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, which in 2018 brought down the Malaysian government after 61 years of single-party rule. She is the founder of the website sarawakreport.org, the radio station Radio Free Sarawak and the reforestation organisation ForestSEA and is author of The Sarawak Report: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Exposé. In 2018 she received the Environmentalist of the Year Award from the Bob Brown Foundation. Previously, Fortune Magazine named her one of the World’s 50 Most Influential Figures; in 2018 she was awarded the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Guardian Award for Investigative Journalism; she was named one of Britain’s Women of the Year 2016; and in 2013 she received the International Press Institute’s Pioneer of Media Freedom Award.
Hugo Tagholm is Chief Executive of the national marine conservation and campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS). The charity takes action from the beach front to the front benches of Parliament, where it unites a voice for the ocean through its Ocean Conservation All Party Parliamentary Group. It mobilises over 100,000 community beach and river clean volunteers annually and has been instrumental in helping introduce and enforce new government legislation to protect our seas. He is an environmentalist, campaigner, surfer, charity professional and a TEDx speaker. This year he will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his services to Marine Conservation by one of the UK’s leading Universities. Twitter: @hugoSAS
Tristan Gooley is an author and natural navigator. Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling books, The Natural Navigator (2010), The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs (2014), How to Read Water (2016) and Wild Signs and Star Paths (2018), some of the world’s only books covering natural navigation. He has written for the Sunday Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC and many magazines. Tristan has led expeditions in five continents, climbed mountains in Europe, Africa and Asia, sailed small boats across oceans and piloted small aircraft to Africa and the Arctic. He has walked with and studied the methods of the Tuareg, Bedouin and Dayak in some of the remotest regions on Earth. He is the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society. He is Vice Chairman of the UK’s largest independent travel company, Trailfinders. Tristan has appeared on TV and radio programmes in the UK and internationally and has given talks across the world, including at TEDx Calgary.