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March 20, 2021
London, London, City of
United Kingdom

Game Changers - Ideas that fuel innovation

Our event focuses on breakthroughs that impacted the world and altered the course of history. Today’s reality is shaped by brilliant breakthroughs. Innovations in different fields can have the power of improving the quality of our everyday lives and creating new opportunities, as well as possibilities for us to explore. They change our world in ways beyond imagination. We are not only looking back, but also looking into the future to find emerging ideas which might very soon turn into game changers themselves.

Canada Water Theatre and Library
21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
London, London, City of, SE16 7AR
United Kingdom
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Gleb Tritus

Entrepreneur, Investor, Managing Director at Lufthansa Innovation Hub
Gleb is a tech entrepreneur, business angel and innovator with passion for e-commerce, content marketing and travel tech. He served as Managing Director of the content-as-a-service agency Affaires Media, the local search engine Townster, the beauty & personal care flash sale club poshposh and the live entertainment ticketing platform Todaytickets. He is an active business angel with a portfolio of 10+ early stage tech companies in the field of Data Analytics, RPA, Hospitality as well as Beauty & Personal Care. Currently, Gleb drives digital transformation at the world's largest aviation corporation Lufthansa Group. In his capacity as Managing Director of the Lufthansa Innovation Hub (LIH) he was awarded “Germany’s Top 40 under 40 in Management” in 2017”, “Germany’s Best Digital-Lab” in 2017, 2018 and 2020 by Capital magazine and “Vordenker 2019” by Handelsblatt and BCG. The LIH is the digital transformation spearhead of the world’s largest aviation corporation Lufthansa Group.

Max Klymenko

Creative Director of Klym&Co.
Max is the creative director of klym&co, a Gen Z marketing agency, and a social media edutainer. He has four university degrees and used to work at a corporate consultancy (Accenture), before diving into social media and making it his career. Max has +2 Million followers on TikTok and +1 Billion views, posting educational videos about inequality, business, psychology… and his cat.

Michelle Li

Founder of Clever Carbon
The goal of clever carbon is simple: to make carbon literacy hip, run and relatable. Michelle Li is ready to start a #revolution. She launched clever carbon in 2020. The goal? To make #carbonliteracy hip, fun and relatable. She was frustrated that #climatechange solutions were mostly reserved for the select few elite entities, including governments, multi-billion dollar conglomerates and prestigious scientists. Well, not anymore. Clever carbon is set to make a difference. It allows everyday consumers to make informed decisions and hold businesses accountable for their carbon footprint. Michelle has worked at some top companies including Salesforce, DocuSign and Jawbone. She has experience in web project management, software and sales solutions and is using her skills to fight the most important crisis of our generation - climate change. Tune in to hear Michelle speak about why clever carbon and carbon literacy can start a revolution.

Raj Balasundaram

AI Innovator, Senior Vice President - AI at Emarsys
Raj Balasundaram is an engineer, technologist, and an AI innovator. A thought leader in the retail space. A masterful storyteller, he simplifies complex real-world challenges into solvable bite size frameworks. Raj has delivered key notes at global conferences, evangelizing sustainability and AI in retail. He is also passionate about mentoring and teaching; he works with young aspiring graduates globally, demystifying the world of AI. Take a thought experiment with Raj. The thought experiment you will go on can potentially save our planet with the help of AI and other cutting-edge technologies. The best part? You need not lift a single finger to do it, just sit and think with him. Find out more at #GameChangers! Sign up now!

Ranu Sharma

Head of International O&T Finance at Vocalink, a Mastercard company
Ranu is an Ambassador for the young London based charity, ‘Working Options’ and an active mentor at ‘The Girls’ Network.’ Her passion to help young people has grown over the years and meant she produced and released her own Podcast series, ‘Getting Through Adolescence’ in July 2020, which with the help of some great guest speakers, aims to help navigate youngsters through typical issues such as social media influences, drink/drugs, peer pressure and so much more. She sits on the Women Leadership Network and is a mentor across a handful of employees and recently had the pleasure of sharing recognition alongside her CEO and Executive Vice Chairman, as one of the top 100 global women role models, in partner with Yahoo Finances’ HERoes list for 2020. Earlier this year, she spoke at the London annual ‘CFO agenda’ conference, landing second place as ‘Woman of The Year in Finance’ and has furthered her speaking engagements at other major events such as the 8th Annual Women Leadership Summit.

Trudi West

Leadership Faculty at Ashridge Executive Education
Trudi West has a keen interest in how we are motivated, particularly what drives thinking, feeling, and action. She works with leaders and managers to learn what takes them from surviving to striving. This is particularly effective for leaders working under pressure, busy and pulled in many directions, with few ‘right’ answers. Trudi creates an engaging and trusted learning environment that helps leaders experience, reflect, make sense, and ultimately do something different to create change at an individual and organisational level. She is currently exploring the phenomena of trust as part of her Ph.D. which builds on her research about working with integrity under pressure as well the concept of risk. She’s able to draw directly on her own career as before refocusing towards psychology, Trudi worked as a broker of financial futures and options on the LIFFE open outcry trading floor.

Organizing team


London, United Kingdom


London, United Kingdom
  • Alexander Niehaus
  • Amy Ariza
  • Leopold Gaebler
  • Niclas Heussinger