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Keynote speakers

Lorna Davis

Senior Advisor to the CEO of Danone and Global Ambassador B Corporation
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Lorna Davis has lived and worked in 7 countries across 5 continents. She has been the General Manager of multi million dollar business units for 20 years, including Griffins in New Zealand, Jacobs in the UK, Kraft in China and Nabisco in the US. Her most recent assignments at Danone were as the Chief Manifesto Catalyst, where she launched Danone on the journey to become a BCorp. As CEO of the North American business she created DanoneWave as a Public Benefit corporation. Lorna is currently on assignment to the BCorporation movement to help include multi-nationals in the journey to make business a force for good.


Vivienne Ming

Co-founder, Executive Chair
Socos Labs

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Dr. Vivienne Ming was named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. Magazine, she is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and author. She co-founded Socos Labs, her fifth company, an independent think tank exploring the future of human potential. Dr. Ming launched Socos Labs to combine her varied work with that of other creative experts and expand their impact on global policy issues, both inside companies and throughout our communities. Previously, Vivienne was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, pursuing her research in cognitive neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has invented AI systems to help treat her diabetic son, predict manic episodes in bipolar suffers weeks in advance, and reunited orphan refugees with extended family members. She sits on boards of numerous companies and nonprofits including StartOut, The Palm Center, Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, Zoic Capital, and SmartStones. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on her AI-driven research into inclusion and gender in business. For relaxation, she is a wife and mother of two. 

Panel and workshop speakers

Panel 1 – The future of education careers

Gemma Terry

Community Manager - Social Innovation

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Noa Gafni

Dalberg Media
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Tarun Varma

Initiatives Manager
LEGO Foundation
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Panel 2 - The future of health careers

Matt Black

Partnerships Director
Shift Design
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Steve Reay

Head of Corporate Employee Banking
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Ravi Janapureddy

Entrepreneur in residence
Zinc VC
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Laura Moore 

CEO & Founder
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Panel 3 – The future of energy careers

Bryce Hoover

Senior Business Analyst
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Neil Yeoh

Portfolio Manager, Climate Change
Echoing Green
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Emma Colenbrander

Energy Markets Adviser
Practical Action
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Panel 4 - The future of finance careers

Lars Trunin

Product Manager
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Mindy Venema

Senior Business Development Manager
Prodigy Finance
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Workshop 1 - Innovative Finance

Aunnie Patton Power

Intelligent Impact
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Natalie Wong

Co-Chair, Social Impact Oxford Business Network
Oxford University - Saïd Business School
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Workshop 2: Exponential Technologies

Bob Yelland

European Blockchain Marketing Manager
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Lavinia Osbourne

Pillar Project Worldwide
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Thaís Guimarães dos Santos 

Pillar Project Worldwide
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Workshop 3: An 'unworkshop' session on Corporate Venturing 

Carlos Samame

Head of Acceleration
Wayra UK


Charmian Love

Entrepreneur-In-Residence (Skoll) Chair (B Lab UK) Founder (Corporate Impact X)
Skoll Centre, B Lab UK, Corporate Impact X

Chris Wiles

Head of Start-Up Labs
Centrica Innovations
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Sonia Maciuszewicz

Talent Lead
Entrepreneur First
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Workshop 4 - Problem Solving & Design Thinking - How to apply unconventional frameworks to solve social problems

Simon Abrams

Head of UKI ESG Transaction Support
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