Biogs of selected keynote speakers
Edward de Bono
Author (and originator of the concept) of ‘Lateral Thinking’, Six Thinking Hats, The Mechanism of the Mind and The Happiness Purpose Edward de Bono is one of the world’s most renowned management thinkers and authors.
Sir Christopher Frayling
Sir Christopher was Chairman of Arts Council England from 2005 until January 2010 and a trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was a governor of the British Film Institute in the 1980s and is passionate about film. Who better to take us on a journey to look at workplace in the movies….
Poet, columnist, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt's way with words has taken him from Totnes to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club via Radio 4's Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. His latest book, Where Earwigs Dare, contains a choice selection of his Work poems alongside celebratory verses on vegetables and vagueness; insects and alcohol; pain relief, petty theft and public nudity..
Charles is an author and leading authority on innovation and creativity. His latest book, We-think: the power of mass creativity, charts the rise of mass, participative approaches to innovation from science and open source software, to computer games and political campaigning. Charles will explore the concept of creative thinking…
Jeremy Myerson, Director and Chair, Helen Hamlyn Centre
Jeremy is Director of the Jeremy Myerson is Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art, London, where he holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design. A leading academic, author and activist in workplace design, he has co-authored a trilogy of books with Philip Ross of Unwired. His latest book, New Demographics New Workspace, was published earlier this year and explores an ageing workforce in the knowledge economy.