Our speaker line up brings decades of experience across a diverse range of industries. But all of this will be wasted as for our event they'll be giving their all on topics they know absolutely nothing about.
Alix Fox is a multi award-winning broadcaster/journalist/sex educator who has more slashes in her job description than there are in Edward Scissorhands’ shower curtain, yet strives to achieve her trademark “decent indecency” at everything she takes on.
She presents BBC Radio 1’s groundbreaking show Unexpected Fluids: an entertaining yet educational comedy programme where listeners share “real life tales of sexual fails”, then Foxy and co-host Riyadh draw out the learnings from the LOLs. Keen ears can catch her popping up up on Radio 4 Women’s Hour and The Today Programme; and making documentaries for BBC 5 Live and BBC World Service.
Over on Netflix, Fox consulted on the script for young adult comedy drama series Sex Education. She recently released KINK!, a 6-part audio documentary on the science, psychology and history of fetish for Audible.
Fox answers listeners’ most intimate enquiries as an X-rated agony aunt on magazine-style podcast The Modern Mann with Olly Mann. Alix also created The Guardian's hit documentary podcast, Close Encounters.
For well over a decade, she’s written about kink, relationships and in publications including Stylist, Cosmopolitan, Red, Marie Claire, Vogue, Fabulous, Time Out and more, having previously been an editor on cult alternative culture title Bizarre.
Alix is a spokesperson and strategist for sexual health companies and is resident Sex Expert at Superdrug. She was a face of National HIV Testing Week 2018 on behalf of Terrence Higgins Trust, and is a proud Ambassador for Brook young people’s sexual wellbeing charity.
James Whatley is strategy partner at Digitas UK where he works at the nexus of brand, content, and customer experience.
He mentors up-and-coming talent from diverse backgrounds and is an official Momma Mentor for SheSays.
James also co-founded Diversity & Inclusion at Conferences and Events (DICE) which provides certification and guidance to help conferences and events deliver a representative and diverse set of speakers, perspectives, and attendees. He did this because he thinks white male panels should be a thing of the past.
You can hear more from him on Twitter where he tweets as @Whatleydude and via his weekly email, the Five Things on Friday newsletter.
Karan is a digital marketer for a financial services company. He’s previously led online reputation, brand and content programmes both in house and agency side.
He is a role model at Media For All (MEFA), which encourages Black, Asian and other ethnic talent into media and provides a support and mentoring network to ensure it flourishes. He also sits on Econsultancy’s Digital Advisory Board.
In 2015, his deep interest in digital creativity led to the launch of Poetry by Numbers project, exploring data through poetry.
He writes at kchadda.co.uk.
Lauren Currie OBE
Lauren is the CEO of Stride; on a mission to democratise leadership development.
She's also Founder of UPFRONT; on a mission is to change confidence.
Lauren is a Trustee of the Design Council and Pregnant Then Screwed. In 2017, she was awarded an OBE for her services to design and diversity.
Find out more about Lauren at laurencurrie.co.
Paul's a full time photographer, working everywhere from palaces to prisons and used to be one of the busiest photographers in the UK in the Before Times.
Mostly specialising in live event coverage and portraiture, he's also had commissions as unusual as the press photos for Prince George's new high chair, and documenting the world record for the most Peter Pans in one place. He's worked extensively in the technology & startup world, but you're most likely to have seen his work in the news when the Johnson/Arcuri story broke in 2019.
You can see Paul’s work at paulclarke.com
Savannah Peterson is a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Tech Alum and the Founder of Savvy Millennial, an all-remote team. At Savvy Millennial, Savannah makes the future less scary by building community around new technology and ideas.
Savannah was previously the Director of Global Community at Shapeways, the world's largest 3D Printing platform, where she empowered makers ranging from Bronies to drone enthusiasts.
Savannah guest teaches at Stanford, NYU, and UCLA. She has been featured in/on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The New Zealand Herald, CNET, The Verge, and more.
She lives her life on the hype curve, and when not on an airplane, loves to enjoy the great outdoors and fine wine with her dog Martini.
Savannah is the reigning Kollaboraoke champion, thanks to a barnstorming performance on the History of Clown Shoes