Gina Smith

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Rupert Cocke Mergermarket / Financial Times

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Rupert is Spanish bureau chief for Mergermarket / Financial Times

"I have been a full-time news reporter since 1995. I learnt the trade before the internet became commonplace; was trained to make split-second decisions on financial situations by Dow Jones Newswires; and was given the freedom to focus on in-depth reporting by the Mergermarket Group."

Neal Dempsey Serial Investor / Bay Partners

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Neal was one of the founding Investor in Starbucks - just one of many great decisions he has made based upon an intuitive sense of which entrepreneurs have the right DNA for success. Recently joining the Forbes Midas List, with 3 IPOs in 2012 alone (Eloqua - acquired in 2012 by Oracle for $871 million; Enphase Energy for $242 million; and Guidewire Software at market cap: $2.09 billion) along with a slew of other coups over his career, Neal's adventurous spirit has also taken him atop six of the seven tallest summits in the world.

Blair MacLaren Active Venture Partners

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Blair is a partner at Active Venture Partners, having joined the company in 2007. Since joining ACTIVE he has played instrumental roles in the negotiations of many of the firm’s investments and exits. He currently sits on the boards of Restalo and Whisbi.
He also collaborates with ESADE Business School on venture capital and start-up business plans and is a mentor at Telefónica’s accelerator, Wayra.

James Harrison Sky-Futures

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James is an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and former corporate strategist with Deloitte. Passionate about data, he has pioneered the creation and commercialisation of proprietary cloud based drone inspection software, the use of AI for automated inspection techniques, and has provided services across 4 continents globally for companies such as BP, Chevron and Petronas and QatarGas. 

Praseeda Nair GrowthBusiness

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Anu Bhardwaj Women Investing in Women Digital

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Founder of Women INVESTING in Women DIGITAL. Launched in December 2014, WIIW Digital includes over 1,000,000+ followers on FaceBook across 120 countries; the “Women INVESTING in Women and Girls” Radio show on Voice America Kids/Podcast Series on Apple ITUNES, The State of Women Radio Network in partnership with Star Worldwide Network, and the WIIW Global Summit & Women in Private Equity Roundtable Series, which took place in New York City, Stockholm, Johannesburg, San Diego, Scottsdale, Muscat, Singapore, Phoenix, Vienna, & Ankara. 

Peter Finnie Gill Jennings & Every

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Peter Finnie is a highly experienced patent attorney with technical expertise across all fields of engineering, most particularly in information technology, telecommunications and medical devices. He joined the profession in 1991 after graduating from Durham University with a degree in engineering.
 
In addition to Peter’s extensive experience, he has also been involved in mentoring Entrepreneurs as a Pitch@Palace Elevator and is a member of the Tech London Advocates.
 

Karen McCormick Beringea

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Jude Currivan

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Dr Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist, author and previously one of the most senior business women in the UK. Having grown up as the daughter of a coal miner in the north of England, she has since journeyed to nearly seventy countries around the world and for the last nearly twenty years has lived in the sacred landscape of Avebury. She has experienced multidimensional realities since early childhood and worked with the wisdom keepers both incarnate and discarnate of many traditions.