VBQ Speakers

Big Picture Tech Trends - Keynote Speakers

A selection of keynote speakers from our global network on big picture technology trends.


Technology - The Big Picture

A small selection from our global network


Ben Hammersley is one of the most thought-provoking futurists of our time and has been addressing audiences around the globe for over 10 years. He brings a practical, proactive approach to future technologies, inspiring audiences to be present now to be prepared for the future. 


Dubbed "the Queen Of Startups", Bindi is passionate about all things tech in Europe, and connecting the dots between investors, founders, corporates and government. She has worked with in tech as a consultant (PwC Consulting), corporate (Microsoft BizSpark /Ventures), startup employee (Trayport), advisor (Startup Europe, Startup Weekend Europe, Tech London Advocates), and, until recently, banker (Silicon Valley Bank). 

Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader with an impressive track record in predicting global trends. Excellent on how to thrive in an age of digital disruption, artificial intelligence, and cyber hacking.



Expert on the interaction between economics, politics and technological trends. Brilliant at helping businesses understand how the world is changing, and how it will affect their industry.



Kathryn is Founder of Decoded, the groundbreaking startup famous for teaching anyone "Code in a Day". Today, Decoded's face-to-face and online learning experiences span data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cyber security, machine learning and beyond. Kathryn is also an adviser to the UK government and London Mayor.

Harper Reed is a hacker and engineer who builds paradigm-shifting tech and leads others to do the same. He loves using the enormity of the internet to bring people together, whether as CTO of Obama for America 2012, CTO at Threadless.com, or on his own projects. 



From augmented reality, artificial intelligence and cyber security to drones, nanotechnology and the genomic revolution, David Rowan is one of the world's foremost experts on how technology is re-shaping the world around us. His book, The Disruptors: A Wired Editor's Quest For Non-bullshit Innovation, is published in May 2019. 

Mike is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. A true global nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business.