The founders and extended satellite team met while working within large corporates, advertising huddles or our own select business inner circles; to now create one of the most sought-after new wave 4.0 agencies in the country. Baraka-Rose focused on a balance between tech & entertainment, Ann on scaling and invigorating companies across the world and Tristan in growth, sales & deep technology. They found that their individual fields complement each other’s in surprising, and what turned out to be inseparable, ways. Technology is now at the heart of many long standing & fledgling business. This made them eager to cultivate their own future designed agency of agencies, one that would effectively utilise their expertise with their respective interests. They believe that what wins a pitch and what makes a creative or tech business thrive is the passion that drives it. Choosing to specialize in a field means that you are completely devoted to it; that you will protect it as if it were your own. That is the energy that sets them apart.
The first iteration of this agency started when Baraka was at University in 2005. While looking at a more environmental & ethical spin on the worlds trajectory. Integrating this with a profound love of innovation & the future, the crowd was first magnetised. Since then, they've facilitated the success of over 200 events, worked with over 600 startups and scaleups as well as corporates & bluechip companies. In 2011, it turned into GoPlaySocial. As the future crowd we are looking to run our own branded events in 2020 to show you a secret peek into our idea of the Future World… Don’t Blink
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Experienced and creative Founder, Managing and Sales Director, business developer, growth driver and revenue generator. Digital transformation and innovation. Team building and cross functional management. Deep and wide knowledge of fundamental internet technologies and business approaches.
Founded multiple businesses, created new companies, services and products from seed, through development to market. Created multiple business models particularly in new areas and new emerging markets.
£15 million+ in revenues as founder and MD of a B2B SaaS Internet services company. The company posted profits in every year.
£500k+ in sales for a data analytics / data science company from new Enterprise customers by creating their positioning, lead generation and sales processes from scratch in under 12 months.
C+ level introductions to the fastest 500 growing tech companies in Europe for a large software and web development company (their exact target customers) by securing them as the only non-professional services sponsor to the Deloitte Fast 500 competition. More…
A strategic and visionary marketing consultant, who drive bottom line growth by advising and supporting a wide range of businesses and business owners. Skills and experience include: strategy, developing brand equity, new business development and planning , increasing lead generation, generating exciting and impactful marketing and advertising campaigns, improving customer, brand and staff engagement.
We are flexible and tailor our offer to meet your needs and requirements. Working alongside you, we provide a cost effective solution that enables you to 'scale up' efficiently and quickly to take your business to the next stage, increase profitability and 'make great things happen'. More…
As Producer at Poseidon I have produced a number of short films, corporate videos, music videos and VFX produced a feature film. Additionally I produced a feature documentary and have developed three feature films.
Poseidon Studios boasts a stellar team of media professionals and associates. High-value content across a wide-array of media including: Film, Music Video, Commercial, Corporate Videos, Sound and Music, Visual Effects and Design.
With teams that have worked on productions with a range of different budgets high and small with companies such as: Warner Bros, LionsGate, Sony, Adobe, Intel, Disney and many more. A team that is well motivated, awarded and have the ability to meet any task.
Driven to deliver more exciting and creative projects! More…
Baraka (Zee) Zahabian
From Founder of London Based Innovation Hubs to Fintech Influencer via her #WeAreFintech Events and Fintech for Good Accelerator in the UK & US, Baraka is an Entrepreneur, Influencer, Business Mentor and Marketeer, with experience that spans a diverse range of projects and positions. Starting out at Thring Townsend Solicitors before moving into film and music, she led a film and video production company and a range of different start-ups before becoming a consultant. Operating across multiple sectors including Fintech, Healthtech, Telecoms and IoT Security, she held a position inside a San Fransisco based Investment Bank and is at present, also a Director for the investment platform Fundsurfer…More
A maverick publicist with experience advising at board level. Robin has worked alongside brands including Google, Vimeo, TED.com, Land Rover, JCB and The Wired Conference. He built a five-man team in the UK, and two separate pan-European PR networks for various US based tech clients.
As well as advising CEOs on investor relations, media and route-to-market strategies, Robin has an keen understanding of the creative industries and the evolving digital landscape.
He is a judge for the British Media Awards, Communications Director of TEDxLondon and a mentor for Telefonica StartUp incubator Wayra. In addition, he has secured three
Guinness World Records for his clients, and launched a spaceship…More
Stuart is a coach and therapist focussed on mental strength and resilience in the workplace and supporting entrepreneurial people to build psychologically strong teams and companies.
Stuart has been trained as a mindfulness teacher, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. He is a qualified mental health first aider and mixes coaching and counselling with workshop facilitation and advisory work.
Stuart started work as a programmer in a major research lab in 1980 before joining a British start-up software company which grew rapidly & globally. Stuart was instrumental in developing the USA, Eastern Europe and Japanese markets before a trade sale in 1994. He has formed several other software & web companies and joined a Nasdaq listed tech business in the late 1990s at management board level.
In 2000 he joined two charities and ran the E-Commerce Awards for the DTI. Stuart moved to tech investment joining a London based family office; an AIM listed property fund; and an FCA regulated fund manager.
Stuart has been a coach and mentor for over 30 accelerators in London, Oxford, Manchester, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Melbourne, Boston, Phoenix, New York and Washington. He has been NED for 30+ companies and has taught at 8 major UK universities on Entrepreneurship, IP commercialisation, Pitching & Presentation Skills, Sales and Entrepreneurial Mindset.
In his spare time Stuart runs a nano-brewery and goes to far too many gigs…More
Sarah is a global business strategist, sales director, innovative thinker and executive coach.With 15 years experience working globally with a broad range of start-ups and established firms across artificial intelligence, data, media, technology, research and consulting she likes to both keep a keen eye on the future and translate this into commercial opportunities for the clients she serves.
She provides in house sales resource for the clients she serves, creates new revenue streams and distribution channels and is highly skilled in bringing products and services to market for start ups and scale ups. Whatever your revenue model, you can be sure Sarah has worked on it (SaaS, consultancy, subscription, re-sellers, managed services, events sponsorship and advertising)
An innovator at heart she also designs transformative business education and events programmes and she uniquely blends both her analytical learnings from her MBA and intuitive and creative talents from studying arts and languages. Sarah is highly curious and passionate about the future of health, technology, FinTech, energy and the work environment.
At Bombora a leading start up using NLP in the intent data space she was responsible for leading the expansion of their partnership ecosystem across EMEA. At the Financial Times | IE Corporate Learning Alliance she designed learning and experiential programmes for clients around digital transformation. At Oxford Economics the economic consultancy, she grew a high impact sales and marketing team from 1 to 10 people. Based in London currently she has worked across EMEA and the US and speaks 3 languages.…More
I became an entrepreneur after a decade on the trading floors of Wall Street banks: JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. I founded my first startup, Marketpipe at the height of the dotcom boom and we were one of the lucky few to prosper through the subsequent crash. We built and operated bond distribution software for investment banks; an early Fintech SaaS business. We were fortunate to win customers quickly and build a great team of some outstanding individuals and were pleased to be included in the Techtrak 100 as one of the fastest-growing UK companies. We sold the company to a VC-backed three-way merger led by our main competitor in the US. It continues to thrive as part of that business.
Partly by learning from mistakes and increasingly, I hope from success, I've become an almost religious believer in the importance of meticulous design, relentless selling, total marketing and exceptional customer service. The most important part of achieving that is hiring the right people, which in turn, means creating a warm, humane, tech culture that attracts the bright and charming. I've now started, advised and invested in many new tech and growth businesses.
I'm not actively investing in the early part of 2018 since I'll be looking at both a fund and startup myself in Q1 but do feel free to contact me for advice, input and consulting on new ventures…More
I have spent my career helping businesses innovate and excel in the ever changing/ evolving digital marketing space.
I started off marketing my own business in my late teens which gave me the bug to learn more and help others. From there I worked in various inhouse marketing and senior agency roles before I started my next venture.
I co-founded and launched Datify in 2014 to really push my passion of helping businesses succeed in digital. Datify is a digital marketing agency with a mission to educate businesses about utilising data to influence their marketing. Datify was then acquired in August 2017 in which I continued to pursue my passion for technical marketing and analytics.
I am now helping businesses grow by using the data they have been collecting for years and utilising that to either increase sales, leads or increase their visibility in search…More
I am a Strategy Director with nearly 20 yrs experience in US, Asia, Europe & S. America, keen on making impactful creative transformations by mixing culture, technology & humanity. Currently developing an immersive experiential concept to bring experiences to the public through brands.
Advertising, entertainment & culture have taught me 3 things: people's attention is insanely elusive, culture is our most powerful asset & brands can thrive when they show they give a damn.
WHAT AM I DOING NOW?
Freelance brand & digital strategy for brands alongside developing an immersive experiential concept to work with brands.
20 yrs digitally focussed thru-the-line experience in US, Asia, Europe & S. America with a strong sense of culture for marketing
Led AMV/BBDO's transformation into digital with their biggest digital win (BT) and launching their innovation dept
Guided traditional brands like BT, Aviva & Cadbury (for the infamous Gorilla) to embrace digital to connect with millions
Helped launch & advise GrubClub (the AirBnB of dining) as Marketing Adviser
Delivered courses at Hyper Island & General Assembly & have spoken at IPA, NMA & IAB
Named & advised India's first zero-commission stock trade company, Zerodha
Currently concept & operate immersive/ experiential events as a side project…More
My unique experience has led me to the world of film and animation production and the creation and production of large-scale content led live events. From the Game of Thrones world premiere at the Tower of London to the launch of Sky Q to major car launches, I creatively direct large teams of people to deliver extraordinary things. In other words, everyone else does the real work and I take the credit!
Having started my career playing the cello and moving into orchestral management; opera company management; composer and artist management; world music promotion; session fixing and then starting Knifedge which ran for 10 years I have worked in every part of the entertainment industry (even Panto).
Over the years I have won awards in every sector of my work from digital to theatre, live music to charity…More
Next generation innovation, transformation and mindset coach and advisor for superabundant people and companies. A mentor and teacher in fields of holistic mindset, business, strategy and design.
I do all this by
* Teaching, coaching and mentoring utilising Design Thinking
* Fractal Systems and Ecosystems Thinking through
* Delivering a one-of-a-kind, proprietary, holistic, self design programme called Fresh Mind
* Ran my own profitable company for 10+ years
* Designed dozens of £1B+ services for world class brands including: Amex, HSBC, BT, Tesco, ROLI, SuperUnion, Microsoft, UK Government, Bupa, Nando's and many more
Prepared and enabled number of startups to raise £100M+ in VC funding
Delivered keynotes about Design Thinking and Blockchain at major stages worldwide to audiences of 1000+ professionals
* Advised startups at Microsoft Accelerator, Wayra, Mass Challenge and TechStars
* Won experience design awards for transformational corporate designs I helped create
* Cycled 350km from Paris to London twice for charity
* Designed ROLI BLOCKS product, now sold in Apple stores worldwide and featured in Apple keynotes
* Held a happy marriage and family with 2 children since 2005
Dr Shama Rahman
Scientist, Explorer, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Composer, Actor and Theatre-maker
Multi-disciplinary PhD exploring the Neuroscience and Complex Systems of Creativity.
CEO and Founder at NeuroCreate Ltd- startup at the junction of AI, Neuroscience and Cognition
First Sitar and Roli Synth player to perform in Antarctica. I was invited to be an Art/Science Explorer on an expedition with the first ever Antarctic Biennale. First artist-in-residence with the pioneering wearable technology mi.mu gloves.
Artistic Director of Art-Science agency Jugular Productions (tagline: Joining the Head and Heart) authentically bringing together cutting-edge research and visceral lived experience…More
Dr John Holder
Core Team (UK, US & Spain]
Over 20 years experience in VR and Immersive technology.
I've had the honour of exhibiting Immersive Content at Cannes Film Festival, Artrooms London, Berlinale, Sundance, Paris VR Festival, Venice Film Festival, The BFi and UKVR fest.
Specialised in MR, VR, 4k live-stream & recorded 360 video, photogrammetry and AR production.
Creator of virtual and mixed reality experiences for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens, Samsung GearVR, Google Daydream and Cardboard utilising games engines, WebGL and 360° video.
Doctor of Digital Arts, M.Sc. in Virtual Reality and believer of Immersion, Interaction and Innovation…More
Core Team [Germany]
A former Google (London office) full-stack digital marketing professional with 13+ years experience, recently working in Cologne, Germany overseeing the content strategy and a team of 5+ for the Dutch and German markets. Experience in UK, US and Europe. A judge at the UK Digital Experience Awards 2016: d-x-a.co.uk. I have experience at start-up, top blue-chip and agency level. I’ve worked both full-time (4+ year tenure at Google) and freelance (usually on fixed short-term contacts notably at Sapient Nitro) for a range of cross-vertical organisations.
● Qualified Google AdWords Fundamentals and Search Professional (Q1 2016)
● Public speaking (represented Google at Cambridge University), spoke at Columbia MBA Business Lab and Diversity Role Models Ambassador – tackling homophobia in schools
● Hosted digital/community management workshops including teaching schoolchildren in Ghana about PPC, SEO, Social Media and mobile marketing as part of The Kuyu Project, which won a Google Zeitgeist 2012 award. Involved in a charitable workshops for Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
● External iOS project called ‘Queer Booth’ consisting of conceptualising, strategising, project managing and executing a first-to-market product launch, now available in App Store (Q3 2015)
• Online Community Management, Moderation and Page Management skills
• iOS/Android app strategy and deployment from initial concept to implementation
• Trained Journalist/Copywriter
• Event Organisation
• Full understanding of digital ecosystem (SEO, PPC, Social, Affiliate and email marketing)
• Marketing a website (concept to wireframing)
• Blogger/influencer outreach
Find me on Twitter @jowebber1981, SlideShare: jowebber1981 or You Tube: thetrendtube…More
Core Team [London & Asia]
MY EXPERTISE: Enabling senior management teams to understand Blockchain and develop BUSINESS driven Blockchain strategies
They will be have a solid working understanding of blockchain principles and technologies and from that be able to develop credible Blockchain strategies to share across the organisation.
WHO I WORK WITH: I work with C-Suite and senior management teams who are feeling *at risk* because they don't understand blockchain and how it may disrupt their industry. I focus on:
Transport and Logistics: Access Shared Resources and move to Digital Contracts
Advertising Agencies and AdTech/MadTech: Provide Transparency and Reduce Fraud
Fair Trade Products and Services: Provide Traceability and Accountability
Luxury Goods and Services: Reduce/Eliminate Counterfeit Products
Industry Associations: Building Blockchain Solutions to benefit member companies
HOW I DO THIS: Using our Business Ecosystem Plan approach we determine how Blockchain will potentially disrupt an industry, an individual stakeholder or a group of stakeholders - and the resulting impact on business models.
WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: 1) I am NOT an ICO consultant. I consult only on business strategy for blockchain. 2) I am NOT FinTech focused - I am focused on Blockchain for supply chains and delivering value through transparency, provenance and fraud detection.
WHAT OTHERS SAY: "Finally! Someone who talks about Blockchain from a business perspective and not just tech." "It's the first time anyone has explained Blockchain to me in a way that I actually understand."
HOW IT WORKS: Start off with a FREE initial consultation. Then agree one of 3 main packages: Corporate Awareness, Corporate Training, Strategic Planning…More
Core Team [UK, US & Italy]
Ben Minot is a director and creative content expert working in London with extensive experience Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Ben currently owns Mondo TV (www.mondotv.co) in London and represents Streetwise Dubai in the UK working with top agencies and brands.Originally trained in the Hollywood feature film industry, Ben has over 30 years’ experience in film and video. His worldwide portfolio includes features for Andrea Papini and Fabiomassimo Lozzi. In addition to the Qatar Tourism Authority, Ben has directed campaigns for the Government of Dubai and for Dumac. He has worked with celebrities including Prince, Sting, REM, Michael Jackson, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Ben excels at creating images of sublime beauty with available light or minimal additional light. His work as Resident Director and Instructor with the the Actor’s Center in Rome is a factor in Ben’s ability to direct talent and motivate teams to move quickly through multiple setups. With MondoTV, Ben’s current focus has been on working with non-actors to bring stories to life through interview and beautifully shot Texture shots. Clients include: Google, LinkedIn, IKEA, BT, Disney, WeWork, O2 and RBS….More
CTO / Interim CTO / Creative / Musician
Rob is an experienced CTO with over 20 years of hands on internet, software, creative and dotcom experience. He wrote his first computer game in 1986, graduated from University of Bath in 1993 with honours, having been sponsored through industry scholarship.
After a spell as a freelance writer, creative and early entrepreneurship, he founded his first web design and development agency in 1996 and has evolved with the internet, software and app world since.
Since 2011 Rob has been a CTO, interim CTO and consultant for a number of organisations, from startups to established cos. He has also been developing a series of mindfulness apps and continues to produce music in the studio.
Clients have included Microsoft, Amazon UK, CNN, Serco, Laura Ashley, Defra, Chartered Institute for Environmental Health, CIFAS, Lay & Wheeler & Morning Gloryville…More
Senior Manager [India]
I am a Professional Digital Marketing Consultant with more than four years of experience working as a freelancer at Upwork and other companies. I have worked with more than 100 clients on Upwork and involved in creating and managing digital marketing campaigns.
I have experience working with B2B companies, and I have worked with Seedinvest, Premonition Analytics and Actionable.co
At Seedinvest I helped them in finding and identifying investors who are interested in investing in early-stage startups.
I worked at Actionable.Co where I was promoted as project manager. I managed a team of 10 employees. At Actionable.co, I increased the conversion rate of email marketing by 150% and reduced the list building expenditure by 30%.
I was promoted at Premonition Analytics too where I was a lead generation associate, but later I was promoted to Email marketing/Digital marketing associate.
I like to learn and gain new knowledge. I am a massive fan of MOOCs. I have certifications in Google Adwords, Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Email Marketing and Project Management…More
Manager [London Office]
After discovering a passion for baking at university, I decided I wanted to further my skills by working in the food industry. Since finishing my degree I have worked as a chef, which then led to the world of events. Here I could use my passion for planning and execution to create unique experiences. Dur- ing this time I faced various challenges, and as a result I have gained the ability thrive under pressure while managing multiple work loads.
I have had great opportunity to be able to utilise my skills in many different events, discovering that it was an industry that allowed for exciting opportunities, experiences and challenges to further develop my abilities. Recently this led to being offered a chance to work as a production assistant for a live stream TV show where I am now learning a whole new skill set that I hope to develop….More
Senior Partner [Los Angeles]
Creative Director, Serial entrepreneur and product creator. I try to balances the intersection oftechnology, movement and design to create work that can entertain while serving a consumer need. Early crypto investor and Blockchain enthusiast.
DNABlock creates AI powered, photo-realistic, platform agnostic, digital humans that are verifiedand protected by our blockchain protocol.
PET GØRILLA is a U.S. based integrated production company specializing in the new frontiers of Creativity & Entertainment by using cutting-edge technology to unlock new capabilities in storytelling. Our creative roster features live-action, documentary and animation directors with deep knowledge and experience in post-production, interactivity, design, live streaming, event planning, and storytelling…More
Senior Manger [Tenerife]
I have a strong analytical background with over 10 years of experience in the financial services sector. I have a strong technical side understanding complex data sets with transforming these data sets into easily understandable dashboard reporting and data architecture. Throughout my career I've focused hard on the relationship management side of the business influencing both colleagues and senior stakeholders. I’m constantly looking at new ways to understand data design and ways to easily portray this in my reporting style. I’ve always taken a lead in works streams but I’m happy working in a team on projects and work efforts.
I’m currently working at Wells Fargo & Co. where I’m the International Reporting Lead (EMEA, APAC, LATAM, EGS/INDIA) centralising a reporting function into the International Technology area in line with the SMR which is a new regulatory requirement. My responsibilities include understanding where the reporting gaps are, directing a development team in data and dashboard design as well as negotiating with data owners to pull various system of records in a centralized data warehouse.
I’ve built relationships with Senior Stakeholders throughout the enterprise to merge work efforts and look at delivering a centralised reporting dashboard in the WF International landscape I have an enthusiastic approach to projects and I am always keen on learning new skills whilst developing my career with saying this I truly do enjoy guiding and helping others learn new skills. I have a flexible approach to projects and I'm confident in both working in a team and taking ownership of deliverables making sense of complex data to offer simplified solutions and clear Management Information. I always approach projects with applying both a timeline and work schedule. I am now looking for a new challenge where I can push myself and offer my knowledge on future endeavours…More
Senior Corporate Advisor
An experienced technology marketing professional, with a successful track record of strategic planning, creating and leading integrated marketing campaigns that deliver ROI in revenue, awareness and customer engagement….More
Core Team - Maverick Creative & Coach
Gavin Bain is renowned for his best-selling autobiography California Schemin’ and as the subject of the award-winning BBC film The Great Hip Hop Hoax but even before Gavin’s illustrious music career where he was taking on corporations and pointing out the flaw in systems, Gavin was an entrepreneur taking his local skate store to the 3rd biggest in the UK. His experience in creative in creative industries isn’t easily rivalled.
Gavin is a writer, producer, musician, songwriter, graphic designer, screenwriter, actor and stand up comedian. He also has over 20 years of marketing experience. His work in music trained his mind to always need to adjust on the move, solve problems fast and stay ahead of the curve. He has over 150 of his own products in multiple markets and has gone from performer and artist to publisher to owner.
BBC Documentary ‘The Great Hip Hop Hoax’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loZlTfcnKuM
BBC News Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgT4otYh88s&t=58s
California Schemin’ (Book) https://www.amazon.co.uk/California-Schemin-Gavin-Bain/dp/1847375553
NPR Feature http://snapjudgment.org/secret-my-success
BBC Radio feature ‘The Pain of Fame’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p025trh4/p025trhs
V. Dianne Marshall
Core Team [London & US]
V. Dianne Marshall, a native of Washington D.C., joins our team with 20 years HR Generalist experience working with Blue Chip companies, retail and hospitality groups. Dianne utilizes her degrees in business psychology, marketing logistics and demographics and, coaching and counseling to bring the best people and products to the table for outcome driven success.
Dianne's expertise in team building will ensure that the right people and products will be put in place to ensure the success of your next project.
Core Team [Manager Scotland]
Oskar is a serial entrepreneur, with various company successes - including being one of the founders of Waracle Ltd, the largest Mobile App Developer in Scotland. He's currently operating multiple E-Commerce projects, regularly freelances in branding/design, provides private training, and is an enthusiastic Cryptocurrency Investor (ICO presale level).
Jamie J Perkins
Manager [London Office]
James has a wealth of experience working as an 'animator' and 'visual effects artist' for over ten years, from London to L.A. He has animated on everything from startup
companies to Hollywood blockbusters including 'The Expendables' and the remake of 'Conan the Barbarian'. He has also worked on a number of music videos namely
'Katherine Jenkins', adverts and even web series. James is very adaptable and conformable supervising on set for VFX, including greenscreen. Or post production with
computer graphic and illustrated animation. Besides this in recent years James has been working as a 'producer' on video campaigns for multiple business and brands including Yahoo!, IBM and Saudi Aramco…More
With over 14 years experience in PR behind her, Pally has worked with some of the most prestigious innovators in the world such as Indiegogo, Laundrapp, Wix.com, The Economist and match.com.
Her experience includes investor relations, media relations (consumer and B2B), event management, launches, content writing for blogs and LinkedIn, strategic planning and social media strategy…More
CoFounder and Board Member OctaveWealth San Francisco Bay Area. The Smart, Flat-Fee 401(k). The easiest way for your employees to invest, using low-costbespoke portfolios. Funded by leading Silicon Valley Investors including Y-Combinator.
Worked at Y Combinator https://www.startupschool.org/
BigCalc. Specialised software for algorithmic trading simulation…More
Casper raises funding for innovative entrepreneurs' R&D. Wax also designs (product and UI). Highly skilled and experienced in innovative, ethical business development and grant-funding.
Casper works collaboratively with SMEs and large clients including Warren Morrison, YossarianLivess, Cupris, Oakdene Hollins Ltd, the Centre for Sustainable Design, InterfaceFLOR, Clarks,Active Disassembly Research, Innovation Warehouse and entrepreneurs…More