Event Speakers

Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson is co-founder of the thought leadership network Connected Visions and Affiliate Professor of Strategy at Antwerp Management School. He has held permanent and visiting positions at some of the world’s top business schools, such London Business School, IMD, ESMT Berlin, and the University of Melbourne.
 
He focuses on the interconnectivity between creativity, innovation, leadership and strategy.  His articles have appeared in the world’s leading international journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and the Journal of Business Strategy.

In his session he focuses on the creative process as a starting point for managing and innovating in a complex world, exploring the interaction between personal and organizational creativity, and demonstrating that for organizations to innovate and deal with complexity they need to foster the right environment in which both individual and collective creativity can thrive.

Hans Peter Bech

Hans Peter Bech is am Amazon bestselling author, keynote speaker, economist and advisor, addressing issues related to growing software driven companies to market leadership.

He has written several books and numerous whitepapers on international business development in the software industry. He also facilitates workshops for software executives in the TBK Academy® and holds an M.Sc. in macroeconomics and political science from the University of Copenhagen.

In his session at CommsVision, Hans Peter will lay out the foundations for developing and managing an effective business model in a marketplace that is increasingly software-focused and partner-dependent.

Dave Alred MBE

Dave has been at the top of the game as a world leading performance coach for the past two decades. His achievements range from nurturing Jonny Wilkinson into rugby’s most feared kicker to supporting Luke Donald achieve the position of world number one golfer. A genuine pioneer in performance psychology, Dave is uncompromising and unequivocal in his pursuit of continual improvement, revolutionising the performance abilities of sports & business people alike. Over thirty years of hard won experience has helped Dave create world-beaters across the spectrum.

In his session at CommsVision, Dave will expand on the concepts of his book ‘The Pressure Principle’ demonstrating practical techniques and models for development that have delivered such outstanding results. Content includes:

  • Power of convention
  • Mental limits in the way we assess what we do and our potential
  • The power enthusiasm on mindset and the ugly zone and learning something new
  • ‘Impossible' can be achieved
  • No limits mindset – there is a way just waiting to be created

Allister Frost

Founder of Wild Orange Media and former Head of Digital Marketing at Microsoft, Allister Frost, is an award-winning speaker at conferences and exhibitions around the world. He was recently voted UK Digital Marketing Personality of the Year at the BOC Global Events Innovative Marketing Awards.

In his session at CommsVision, Allister will consider approaches to understanding and supporting technology-empowered customers and enabling better real-time customer experiences and how helping is the new selling, and content therefore pivotal to business success

Kevin Uphill

Kevin enables business owners to enhance equity value, maximise business sales and acquisitions via mentoring. A successful lead dealmaker through his professional practice Avondale, he has facilitated the sale and purchase of over 400 companies.  As well as being an accomplished business strategist he runs a series of thought provoking, content rich and inspirational keynote speeches, seminars and master classes regularly endorsed internationally for creating business growth and transaction success. In 2015 Kevin was awarded “UK Game Changer of the Year” by ACQ Magazine for his outstanding work in business transformation.

In this session Kevin will consider the opportunities and challenges represented in the shift to recurring revenue models and the increasing consolidation of the comms market landscape.

Henry Warren

Henry Warren is an independent innovation and product development consultant and former Innovation Director at Pearson plc, the industry-leading, multinational publishing and education company. He specialises in building and leading organisations, projects and software applications that have impact at scale in disruptive digital markets. He is Chair and Co-Founder of iAfrica, a charitable foundation set up to support African entrepreneurs looking to use technology to improve educational outcomes for primary aged children in Sub-Saharan Africa and is actively involved in a range of social enterprise and educational programs.

In his session at CommsVision, Henry will examine the role of technology in learning and organisational development, and how it can shape an effective culture of collaboration and innovation.