Banbury
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Theme: Synergy

September 24, 2022
Banbury, Oxfordshire
United Kingdom
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

TEDxBanbury has curated an inspirational speaker programme for 2022. Each speaker will present their idea around the theme of 'Synergy'!

Banbury
Banbury
Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 3TA
United Kingdom
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Speakers

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Gautam Hazari

CTO - Digital Identity
Gautam Hazari is a technology enthusiast and a futurist and works as a CTO in a Startup in the Digital Identity space. He works with the mobile operators around the world on emerging technologies, digital Identity, 5G security, cyber security & privacy, Blockchain, AI and holds patents on Identity and access control. He led the implementation of the technology for the mobile identity initiative across 30 countries. Gautam grew up in Ranchi, a small town in India, and has done his education in Physics with specialisation in Quantum Mechanics, and in Computer Applications. When he wants to take a break from his regular activities, he picks up one of the eleven musical instruments he plays and retunes his mind. He is a thought leader in the Privacy and Identity area, works with Industry players advocating solving the identity crisis in the digital space and speaks on making the digital world a safer place.

Isaac Stuart

Singer Song Writer
Isaac is a 22 year old singer-songwriter, pianist & multi-instrumental artist from Banbury, Oxfordshire with a number of high profile industry supporters including the likes of Tom Grennan, Gary Lightbody OBE & Chris Evans. Described by Wonderland Magazine as “one of the UK's hottest emerging talents…” Isaac Stuart’s career has had a meteoric rise over the last year, with highlights including his live performance on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio, supporting Snow Patrol at The London Palladium and his latest release ‘Saved’ featuring on hit ITV2 show Love Island. Isaac’s music has been continuously supported by BBC Introducing, which has quickly grown into national, commercial & BBC radio playlisting. Most recently Isaac had his first plays on BBC Radio 1. In February Isaac sold out his first headline tour to much acclaim, which culminated in a show at the prestigious Omeara in London.

Josie Sequeira-Shuker

Student Speaker - St Andrews
Josie originates from Buckingham, and is currently studying Chemistry at St Andrews. She is also host of the HER AMBITION Podcasts, interviewing key female leaders in industry. Her passions lie in STEM, problem solving and empowering young women to 'ingnite and inspire real change in industries' where women are under represented. Josie's interests include music, and she has achieved her ABRSM Grade 8 in both Piano and Voice with Merit.

Julie Macken

Director Neve's Bees - Bee Keeper
After graduating with a Chemistry Degree and subsequent MBA, Julie spent 25 years ‘in corporate life' working in Sales and Marketing for companies including Unilever, GSK and McDonalds initially client side, then moving to agency, specialising in marketing training and consultancy, with 18 months living in Tokyo. Her ‘aha moment’ came whilst running a marketing workshop in Sao Paulo Brazil, the objective of which was to persuade South Americans to eat plastic-packed frozen chips instead of fresh potato. Realising there were more fulfilling ways to utilise her skills, Julie founded Neve’s Bees a family skincare business using only natural products and sustainable ingredients which donates per sale to wildlife charities. Julie is committed to sharing the joys immersion in the natural world brings. Julie lives in Rural Oxfordshire with her husband, 2 children, 3 cats, 4 hens, 5 beehives, 6-acre wildflower meadow…and Bella the Dog.

Laira Gold

Leadership and Organisational Coach - Equine Facilitated Training
Laira is a Leadership and Organisational Coach, and a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist. Alongside creative partner Harriet Hanmer, she co-founded Equilibrium Partners, a training provider that supports mid to senior level executives in areas such as self awareness, communication and leadership, specialising in supporting women’s leadership. Laira’s organisational clients have included Nissan, Thales Group, Renault F1, GoDaddy, Twitch, Taboola, Scapa, Ripple Foundation and Chiswick Business Park. One of the unique ways in which Laira coaches is through the medium of horses - Equine Facilitated Coaching. Exploring the horse’s silent language of gestures, the many subtle layers of communication and moments of human-horse connection has been a life long journey of discovery, which took her on a 4 year training to California to study the work of world famous natural horseman, Monty Roberts. She is one of 70 Certified Instructors, around the world, licensed to teach these methods.

Placi Espejo

Business Leader - Innovation Technology and Emerging Sectors
Placi has spent the last twenty years supporting and working with science, technology and innovative companies in a variety of roles and emerging sectors, and is a well-respected mentor. Born in Spain she came to the UK for a year when she was just 19 years old, arriving from a small fishing village in South Spain to live a life of new experiences and what she calls her own accidental adventures in Oxford, a place she felt in love with. Connections, support, networking, human links with others have been at the centre of her life, heart and synergetic soul. Placi’s TEDxBanbury Talk will explore the importance of moving towards a society where looking after your mental health is equally valued and accepted as your physical health, and the synergistic relevance in policy development for this in the world of business.

Rebecca Raper

Researcher University of Vienna - Ethical AI
Rebecca is a researcher at The University of Vienna, specialising in the Ethics of AI. She is also a PhD candidate at Oxford Brookes University, looking into how we can build machines with morals. She received her BA, then MA in philosophy from The University of Nottingham in 2009/10, and prior to undertaking her PhD worked in IT on projects across industry and government. Her interests span across cognitive robotics, psychology, logic and Ethical AI and she is a keen advocate for inclusivity, with an interest in disability advocacy. Her most recent academic project sees her looking at practical ways to embed ethics in AI software development, and she also worked as a social science consultant in Ethical AI. In her spare time she enjoys keeping active; she is the co-founder of Wheatley Oaks FC - a football group for women over 30. She has had a longstanding obsession with technology since early childhood.

Tim Cherry-Jones

Puppeteer
Tim has been a professional puppeteer for over 25 years - sometimes behind the puppets in Theatre, often under the puppets in a live TV studio and more often than not: on his knees for much of his working day. Having worked with some of the finest storytelling media companies in the world, Tim has crafted a career in puppetry with a serious passion for comedy, a fascination for the monstrous as well as the downright funny-peculiar! From presenter / puppeteer work at CBBC (Tim puppeteered Emlyn the Gremlyn live on the telly) to Lead Puppeteer for the BAFTA & International-Emmy nominated 'Strange Hill High (even more enjoyable for the grown-ups, check it out!) Tim's performative creativity has brought him work as Character Designer and Puppet Maker for Nickelodeon, Channel 4 and Endemol as well as Director of Puppetry for Nick Jr's Becca's Bunch for Factory Create & Jam Media. Tim's 'Mr Fuggles' even trended on Twitter with a little help from Charlie Brooker.

Organizing team

Karen
Baldry

Banbury, United Kingdom
Organizer