Rachel Botsman

Global Authority on a New Era of Trust
Session

Guest Keynote:  Lessons in Persuasion: Trust Leaps

Rachel Botsman is regarded as the global authority on the power of collaboration and sharing to change the way we live, work, bank and consume. In her work with universities, entrepreneurs, corporations and governments, Rachel examines the growth and challenges of start-ups such as Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Uber, with a focus on technologys impact on trust and relationships. A contributing editor at Wired Magazine, Rachel is a regular writer and commentator in leading international publications including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The New York Times, and Financial Times.

Platon

World-Renowned, Award-Winning Photographer and Founder, The People's Portfolio

A gifted communicator and storyteller, portrait photographer Platon shares his experience photographing an eclectic mix of world leaders, celebrities, our men and women in the military, members of the civil rights movement and human rights champions. He takes his audience on a roller coaster of emotions—from laughter to tears—with the most poignant and mesmerizing stories behind the photos. He answers the question, “Who is this person?” His presentation includes highlights from his book, Power, chronicling over 100 Heads of State including Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg, Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, Muammar al-Gaddafi, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas, Hugo Chavez, Robert Mugabe and Silvio Berlusconi.

 

He also shares the stories from his photo essays on the U.S. military, civil rights movement, his work with Human Rights Watch which includes the leaders of the Egyptian revolution, his photo for TIME of Aung San Suu Kyi and, most recently, photographing Edward Snowden in Moscow for his exclusive interview with Wired magazine. His presentation promises to leave your audience wanting more from this master of his craft.

Susan Greenfield

Expert on the Human Mind and Renowed Brain Researcher

The biggest shift in the 21st Century mindset is being trapped, as never before, in the present—needing constant stimulation from the immediate, external world. This transformational change is already having deep implications in the workplace for interpersonal relations, notions of identity, and even the thought process itself. We shall see from a neuroscience perspective how the essence of thought is sequencing (i.e., a sequence of steps, be they physical or mental, where you end up in a different place). Sequencing distinguishes thinking from a simple, raw feeling, and is a common feature of otherwise disparate processes such as reading and writing, physical exercise, gardening, and above all, telling stories.

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