Our speakers

We invite men and women at the top of their professions to speak about the challenges most relevant to business today. Topics are far ranging, in fact our dinners always provide a fascinating,  informative and often entertaining evening that clearly reflects the brilliance of the talent our region has to offer – and something you too can enjoy.

Anne Bailey

CEO & Co-Founder, Form the Future
Preparing children and young people for jobs that don't exist yet.
November 2019

Ian Mather

Chairman Cambridge Arts Theatre
What is the future for Cambridge? A global leader or a city constrained by its own success?
July 2019

Dik Veenman

MD, The Right Conversation
Changing Culture One Conversation at a Time
May 2019

Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley

Director of Innovation & Impact.
British Antarctic Survey
Unlocking the potential of polar research
January 2019

Ray Anderson

CEO Bango
Opportunities presented by mobile internet
November 2018

Mariana Pereira

Marketing Director, Dark Trace
How Artificial Intelligence is being used as a Fundamental Enabler for Cyber Defence
July 2018

Tom Cassidy

Co-founder Cambridge Leadership College
Emergence, Economics and Evolution
May 2018

Rachel Davies

Founder of Rachel’s Kitchen
A Recipe for Success through Innovation
Spring 2018

Mark de Rond

Professor of Organizational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
Things effective teams do differently
Winter 2017

Rachel Hurst

COO Domino Printing
Keeping up with the Domino effect
Summer 2017

Peter Cowley

Entrepreneur and start-up Investing Angel
From Electric Pogo sticks to HiTec start-ups
Spring 2017

Simon Galbraith

CEO, Redgate Software
Attempting to Win After Winning
Winter 2016

Dr David Brown FRSC

Chair, Healx
The War on Antibiotic Resistance April 2017
Antibiotic Resistance – Impact & Solutions Spring 2016

Alan Moore

Business Visionary
Modern organisations – too complex to control
Winter 2015

Sushovan Hussein

Partner, Invoke Capital
Turning new tech into big business
Summer 2015

Fran Brosan

Chair, Omobono
Digital in the workplace – friend or foe?
Spring 2015

Quintus Travis

CEO, Red Balloon
How a small Cambridge tech company attracted a global giant
Winter 2014

David Cushman

Social media entrepreneur
Open business, the way forward
Autumn 2014

Dr Ian Lewis

Director IT Infrastructure, University of Cambridge
How to nurture a world-class organisation within Cambridge
Summer 2014

Prof Alan Barrell

Entrepreneur in Residence, Judge Business School
Crowdfunding and the new world of enterprise finance
Spring 2014

Dr Christoph Wiesner

Creating the right environment for Innovation
Winter 2013

Dr Andy Richards

Chair, Altacore
The personalisation of medicine. Is now the time?
Summer 2013

Prof Mike Gregory

Director, Institute of Manufacturing
Making the most of ideas and the role of manufacturing 
Spring 2013

Dr David Hall

Founder, The Ideas Centre
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
November 2012