Guy had a long and distinguished career in the financial services industry, retiring from his final role as Group Finance Director of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC. Previously he served as Group Finance Director and Executive Director of National Westminster Bank PLC while before that he held several roles at Citigroup Inc including Group Treasurer and Global Head of Foreign Exchange Sales and Trading. He was elected a Lady Beaufort Fellow of Christ's College Cambridge in 2004. He graduated from Cambridge University with honours in 1977 and gained an MBA from the University of West Georgia in 1980.
Eric is an entrepreneur with a history of introducing innovative products and services into new markets. He previously served as lead investor and Chairman of Personal, which merged with digi.me in 2017. He is known for pioneering the development of the space tourism industry as Co-Founder & Chairman of Space Adventures, and until recently served as CEO of Intentional Software, which was acquired by Microsoft. He is a trustee of the X Prize Foundation, the Koshka Foundation, Seattle’s Museum of Flight and is a member of the Board of Governors for the National Space Society.
Gordon has had a long and distinguished career in the computing industry, with his involvement going back to 1965 and designing Digital's PDP-6, PDP-10's antecedent, one of the first multiprocessors and the first timesharing computer. In 1987, he led the cross-agency group as head of NSF's Computing Directorate that made 'the plan' for the National Research and Education Network (NREN) aka the Internet, and he continues to give talks on industry trends including the future of computing, especially supercomputing, clustered personal computing, and cloud computing. A pioneer of lifelogging, he is acknowledged as the father of the personal data world, and wrote the seminal book on the subject: “Your Life, Uploaded”.
Doc is an author and journalist who is an acknowledged expert in identity, the internet and personal data. As an author he is known for his books The Cluetrain Manifesto and The Intention Economy, which initiated the VRM economy, and he has run ProjectVRM at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society since 2006. A fellow there between 2006 and 2010, he is also a senior editor at Linux Journal, where he has been on the masthead since 1996. One of the world's most widely-quoted bloggers, he is also a speaker and consultant.
Mick is an experienced global exec, leadership and customer strategist, who drives action from Big Data insight and has worked across global firms, start-ups and non-profit. As visiting Professor at University of Leeds Business School, Mick works on the leadership, ethical and strategic challenges arising from the impact of Big Data & Social Media and is also a co-investigator at the University of Leeds Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). Previously he was in the leadership team at Dunnhumby, the global consumer data specialists, responsible for developing new partnerships across the world with major retailers.
Gary is an internationally experienced non-executive director, investment banker and private equity investor with over 25 years hands on experience in building and acquiring profitable businesses. He has deep domain experience in the telecom and media sectors. As part of his many transactions he has raised over $22bn in bonds and $14bn in equity including a number of REITs and SPACs. Gary has held leadership positions in portfolio entities and has transacted with leading multinationals, entrepreneurs, start-ups, private equity/hedge funds and government institutions in Europe, CEE, CIS, Middle East and Latin America/Caribbean.
Elizabeth G. (Libby) Chambers is a financial services strategist, marketing leader and board director. Her executive career includes board-level roles at Western Union, Barclays, and Bank of America, and developing and launching a string of market-leading mobile and digital payments businesses. She advises fintech startups including ammado, Loyalty Angels, and digi.me, and is a non-exec director on the board of Smith & Williamson. Previous directorships have included Dollar Financial Group, hibu plc, and Home and Savings Bank.
Financial exec with broad experience in all aspects of bank management, particularly financial management. Have taken part in all significant deals undertaken by one of the world's top 15 banks. Specialties: mergers and acquisitions, financial management.
Govind is a principal with the Digital Identity initiative at Omidyar Network, where he sources and manages investment opportunities that empower individuals through greater digital identity access, enhanced control, permission, and privacy. Prior to joining the firm, Govind was an investment manager at LGT Impact where he was involved in several deals, including investments in IMAX Program, Varthana, Sabka Dentist, and Aye Finance. In previous roles, Govind was an associate at Unitus and served as an analyst with Citigroup. Govind earned a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai and is a qualified chartered accountant.
Alok Sama is currently a Senior Advisor to Warburg Pincus LLC and The Raine Group, and was formerly President & CFO of SoftBank Group International. He has had a long and distinguished career as a deal maker and investor including 16 years at Morgan Stanley, where he was a senior Managing Director. His experience growth capital investing across verticals and geographies, with a particular focus on TMT. He is also a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council, and was Chairman of the YPO London Westminster Chapter. Alok graduated (with Distinction) from The Wharton School with a MBA in Finance, and from St. Stephen’s College with a BA (Hon) in Mathematics.
Gavin has over 20 years’ experience in technology leadership and advisory roles spanning global telco, telco vendor and enterprise software with both venture capital and private equity investors.