Speakers List 2019

Rohit Talwar: Futurist, Stategic Advisor & Author
Rohit Talwar

Futurist, Stategic Advisor & Author

Rohit Talwar is an award winning global futurist, entrepreneur and specialist advisor on business transformation, disruptive strategies and radical innovation. Nominated as one of the top ten global future thinkers by the UK's Independent newspaper, he comments regularly on the future and innovation for global news networks. Rohit has been published widely. He is the initiator, editor and a lead author for The Future of Business, which was published on June 23rd 2015 - completed in just 19 weeks. This 60 chapter book brings together the work of 62 future thinkers from around the world to explore the forces shaping our world and highlight the implications for business. He is also a major contributor to a forthcoming US feature film and documentary on the concept of 'creating a new country'.

Rohit has an MBA from London Business School and delivers regular keynote speeches to leadership audiences around the world. He focuses on helping us make sense of and respond to a constantly changing reality and a hyper-connected world. Rohit provides clients with critical insights into how to respond to the forces and ideas shaping the future, deliver transformational change and create imaginative new strategies and possibilities. He shows us how to identify the key factors shaping the future, assess their impact and deliver real change both in our own lives and in the organisations we lead or work for.

Through his work, Rohit travels the world researching the innovations, developments and ideas shaping the future and uses these powerful insights, case studies and provocative imagery to shed light on the intangible and 'yet to be seen' developments. His interests include the evolving world of technology in business and society, the future of emerging economies and industries, the future of education and embedding foresight in organisations. He currently leads research projects on drivers of change for the next decade, the long term impacts of cybercurrencies and Artificial Intelligence, practical strategies for delivering sustainable organisational transformation, human enhancement and the shadow economy.

Rohit has worked worldwide with leading corporations, governments, associations and NGO's and has delivered highly inspirational, thought provoking and humorous keynote addresses to audiences in over 60 countries.

Daisy McAndrew: Journalist and Presenter
Daisy McAndrew

Journalist and Presenter

Daisy McAndrew was born and bred in London. At the age of 19 Daisy worked as a researcher in the House of Commons and then went on to edit The House Magazine between 1995 and 1997 before becoming a freelance political journalist in the House of Commons Press Gallery.

Daisy then decided to develop a career in broadcasting making regular contributions across television and radio and presenting Channel 4's lunchtime political programme 'Powerhouse'. Under her maiden name Daisy Sampson she co-hosted the weekly lunchtime show The Daily Politics with Andrew Neil and presented Yesterday in Parliament on BBC Breakfast.

Daisy then went on to present the weekday drive time show for LBC.

In September 2005 she joined ITV as Chief political Correspondent for ITV News and in June 2008 became ITV News Economics Editor after returning from maternity leave Daisy is regularly seen reviewing the papers on both the BBC and Sky and hosts programmes on Talk Radio.

Professor David Hughes: Food Marketing Academic
Professor David Hughes

Food Marketing Academic

Dr. David Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, and Visiting Professor at the Royal Agricultural University, U.K. He is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues, particularly consumer and retail trends. David has lived and worked in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia and has extensive experience as an international advisory board member with food companies and financial service organizations on three continents. With his American business partner, David established, grew and sold a branded fresh food business which served supermarkets in the USA.

Dominic Watkins: Partner and Head of Food Group DWF
Dominic Watkins

Partner and Head of Food Group DWF

Dominic specialises in both contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues in three primary areas: food law, trading standards and safety advising household name retailers and food manufacturers.

He has spent a significant amount of time on secondments to some of the UK's best known retailers and food businesses, advising on a range of issues including food law. This experience has provided him with a clear understanding of the role that legal advice plays in making a commercial decision.

Dominic assists companies on the full range of food law issues, from product development and labelling through to successful launch and on-going marketing of products. He has extensive experience in advising brands on high risk campaigns particularly involving health claims, comparative advertising and price promotions and keeping them on the market at the lowest risk to the brand.

Dominic has also developed due diligence systems and safety policies for a number of national retailers.

Dominic is a regular speaker on issues in the food industry in the UK, EU and in the US and has been published in a range of industry publications, including a chapter on EU food law published by Elsevier.