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Theme: Regenerate

This event occurred on
April 27, 2012
10:00am - 7:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
London, LND
United Kingdom

How can we reinvigorate businesses, our societies and ourselves? Is it time to start over – to go back to basics? What are the lessons of the innovation economy?

As our leaders struggle to tame an ongoing financial crisis, as political change provides both inspiration and instability, and as everyone goes mobile, TEDxLondonBusinessSchool will provide a fresh perspective on what it means to renew, react, and regenerate.

Bloomberg Auditorium
City Gate House
39-45 Finsbury Square
London, LND, EC2A 1PQ
United Kingdom
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James Walker

James leads the analytics practice at Prophet. With engagements in 40+ countries and over 20 years of experience, he has finely-honed the craft of applying analytics to drive brands and marketing solutions.

Lydia Prieg

Lydia is a finance and business researcher at the New Economics Foundation (nef). A former trader, her work now focuses on financial reform & insuring that banks and markets effectively and sustainably serve society.

Nick D'Aloisio

Nick is a 16 year-old tech wizard who recently raised $250,000 from a Hong Kong billionaire to fund Summly. This app automatically summarises content from online searches and has had over 130,000 downloads.

Alexa Meade

Alexa is a 25- year old artist from Washington, DC whose pioneering artistic technique lies at the intersection of painting, photography, performance, and installation. Painting directly onto her subjects and then photographing them, Alexa blurs the line between reality and representation. Her work has been featured by media globally, and was most recently shown in the Saatchi Gallery, London and Postmasters Gallery in New York City.

Angela Knight

Angela is chief executive of the British Bankers Association, the leading trade organization for the UK's banking and financial services sector. She served in Parliament as a member of the Conservative Party from 1992-1997 and as Economic Secretary to the Treasury from 1995–97. Angela is currently a non-executive director of Brewin Dolphin PLC and Tullett Prebon PLC and a board member of the Financial Skills Partnership.

Dr. Riley Senft

A Canadian native, Riley is a medical resident at the University of Manitoba. Inspired by a succession of family and friends diagnosed with prostate cancer, Riley recently ran 6,600km across Canada to convince men to “Step Into Action” towards early detection. Riley's philanthropic -sports connection dates to his undergraduate days at Yale University, where he cycled across the US to raise money for Habitat For Humanity.

Jana Sievers

Jana Sievers, a mobile advertising expert, joined madvertise in 2009 and has since worked in the madvertise Partner Development Department in Berlin and London. She is responsible for building sustainable relationships and partnerships with strategic global suppliers, publishers and app developers from the mobile internet area. Prior to her work at madvertise, Jana worked at Advanced Marketing Consulting and the German Publishing House SevenOne Media.

Nirmalya Kumar

Nirmalya Kumar is a professor of Marketing at the London Business School and a passionate voice for new entrepreneurs in India. Nirmalya Kumar has taught at Harvard Business School, IMD-International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is currently a Professor of Marketing and Co-Director of Aditya Birla India Centre at London Business School. Kumar has served as a consultant to over 50 Fortune 500 Companies, worked on the board of five Indian firms, and has published six books -- including, most recently, India Inside: The emerging innovation challenge to the West. In 2011, Thinkers50 named him number 26 of the “50 most influential management gurus.”

Nadeem Shaikh

Nadeem is a partner and managing director of Anthemis, a strategicallyfocused company dedicated to building the leading “digitally native” diversified financial services group. He has held strategic senior management roles in financial services and IT businesses, including start-ups, turnarounds, joint ventures, and private equity-owned firms.

James Lu

James Lu is a MD/Ph.D. candidate at Baylor College of Medicine, Human Genome Sequencing Center in Houston, Texas and is visiting with the UCL Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging. His research focuses on the genetic basis of human decision-making behavior. Previously, he was at Devon Park Bioventures and Merck Pharmaceuticals. He has a BS/MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.

Sonia Medina

Sonia is a partner and COO at Africa Renewables, a startup dedicated to connecting Africa to the green energy economy by establishing high-quality, reliable and long-term sources of biomass from existing agro-industrial plantations in West Africa. Previously, Sonia worked as US Country Director and Global Head of Origination at EcoSecurities, the global carbon offset project developers.

Chris Coghlan

Chris, together with Ugandan Violet Busingye, founded Grow Movement, a nonprofit that provides low cost advice to small business entrepreneurs in Uganda through remote volunteer consultants in Africa and globally. Since 2009, Grow Movement has worked with 190 Ugandan entrepreneurs, creating 100 jobs at a cost of $10,000 from its first 40 projects. Operations are expanding to Rwanda and Malawi in 2012.

Rajal Pitroda

Rajal Pitroda is a Forte Foundation Fellow at London Business School. She left technology when a two-week trip to Mumbai led to a twoyear stay. Rajal worked with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), focusing on Indian film. Following a move to Los Angeles and time spent at a boutique marketing and film distribution company, she founded a firm to create and manage movie marketing campaigns. Rajal authored Starstuck, a novel based on her experiences in Bollywood, published by Harper Collins in 2011.

Pancham Gajjar

Pancham worked in finance in New York prior to joining London Business School, where she is currently a MBA2013 student. She is also a trained Indian classical Bharatanatyam dancer. She started her dance journey in Kenya over 20 years ago and continues to vigorously pursue it. She has performed at prestigious venues both in Kenya and USA and is currently training under Krithika Rajagopalan, Associate Artistic Director for Natya Dance Theatre USA.

Lynda Gratton

Lynda is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. In 2011 she was ranked by the Times as one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world and described by the FT as the management guru most likely to impact the future. Lynda has written six books, most recently, ‘The Shift’-- about the future of work--, and many articles, including for the FT, The Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review.

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