Keynote Speakers

  • Charlotte Pearce, CEO & Founder of Inkpact

    Humans of business—why connection matters?

    Multi-award winning tech entrepreneur Charlotte Pearce, 26, has been the CEO and Founder of her successful company 'Inkpact' for over three years. Inkpact is an innovative technology platform that allows brands to embed thoughtfulness and care into their marketing strategies at scale. Charlotte, inspired by entrepreneurship from a young age, is on a mission to bring the heart and head of business together.

    As a millennial business owner her message is clear: lead with love and prioritize authentic, human communication in business. Charlotte's unique strength as a leader and as an inspiring role model, reaches into several realms; young women in tech, young entrepreneurs and social enterprise, all the way into big corporates seeking to innovate and adapt their communications for the modern day. With Inkpact now running a Salesforce app, Charlotte and her team have created a platform that brings humans and technology closer together.

  • Duncan Wardle, Former Vice President of Innovation & Creativity

    Think Different

    Disney shifted from a product centric culture to a consumer centric one, with surprising results. Hear how starting with the end user in mind, rather than focusing on the bottom line, Disney redefined the theme park going experience.

    Leaning on 25 years’ experience with the world’s most creative company, Disney, Duncan Wardle, former Vice President of Innovation & Creativity, designed a tangible innovation tool kit creating a sustainable culture of innovation and creativity throughout their organization to revolutionize the business.

    His keynote includes key Innovation Tools and Creative Behaviors that help everyone “Think Different,” to solve challenges back in their own line of business, be they big or small.

  • Dex Torricke-Barton, Communications Leader

    A Guide To The Key Technological Trends Of The Next 10-20 Years & What They Mean For You

    Dex Torricke-Barton has managed communications for some of the most-influential and admired Silicon Valley leaders and corporations of our day.

    On stage, Dex expertly combines his experience working for some of the world’s most innovative and technology-driven brands, including SpaceX, Facebook and Google, with his passion for social innovation to help companies shift towards a 21st century business methodology.

    His talk will evaluate the emergence of macro societal trends and the development of specific technologies, to forecast which technologies will take hold and how they will alter the meetings sector.

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