Speakers

We are working hard to get you a stellar line-up finalised for 2017.

Look out for updates on the growing list of industry experts speaking at this year's unbound London!

Online media pioneer Marc Worth has been involved as a founder, executive and operational leader in consumer and media industries for over 25 years. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Stylus Media Group (SMG), a company he founded in 2009 to provide comprehensive consumer research and design insights to a broad spectrum of clients. The firm serves more than 300 blue-chip companies across industries such as food and beverage, fashion, retail and technology, among many others. SMG acquired Decoded Fashion in 2014 and more recently unbound in 2016. Decoded Fashion is the event series connecting decision-makers in Fashion, Beauty and Retail with emerging and established technology companies. Unbound connects brands and corporations with disruptive technology, products and services, in order to fuel their innovation and growth. Marc previously founded Worth Global Style Network (WGSN) – the world’s first online information service for the fashion industry – with his brother Julian in 1997. The company went on to become ͞the fashion industry bible͟ (The Wall Street Journal), providing trend forecasting, market research and data for retailers, manufacturers and designers. In just over six years, WGSN amassed over 1,500 corporate clients and achieved £15m in revenues. In 2005, the business was sold to Emap for £142m, at 34 times EBITDA Alongside his work at Stylus, Marc continues to invest in new businesses and mentor young entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds. Marc combined his love of business and Israel by taking the chair of UK Israel Business, a merger of the former British-Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Israel Britain Business Council from 2011 to 2015. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Israel’s Shenkar College since 2013. Additionally, Marc is Chairman of TLVinLDN a London festival showcasing the diverse culture of the vibrant city of Tel Aviv to be held in September 2017....
Mariano de Beer is currently Commercial Digital Director of Telefónica SA In this position, he is responsible for boosting revenue growth worldwide through the implementation of a global vision of customers both in the residential segment and in the corporate segment . Within its organization, it defines the commercial offer and the evolution of the channels with the purpose of guaranteeing the best commercial experience for the Telefónica customers. It is also responsible for the innovation strategy within the Group. He is a member of the Telefónica Group Executive Committee. He joined Telefónica's team in Brazil in 1998 from McKinsey & Co., where he held various positions within the company, mainly in the residential and SME segments. In 2006 he joined the Management Committee of Telefónica Internacional as Director of the residential and SME area for Latin America, until in 2008 he returned to Brazil as CEO of Telefónica and later as president of Vivo Corporate Unit. After Telefónica, he worked for the Brazilian conglomerate RBS, where he headed the Group's education unit as CEO, with the mission of expanding and strengthening the RBS Education Project. Over the past few years, Mariano de Beer has served as President of Microsoft Brazil and most recently as President of Microsoft Latam New Markets, after a solid and successful career in the telecommunications industry. De Beer graduated from UADE (Universidad Argentina de la Empresa), holds an MBA from Georgetown University and has held several Executive Programs at IESE, INSEAD and Standford University School of Business. ...
Three decades ago, Anne Boden pioneered the UK’s first same-day payment service – and in the process transformed the future of electronic money. Today, that revolutionary zeal continues to inform the work of Anne and her team at Starling Bank, the challenger bank that’s taking on traditional legacy institutions in a bid to help people have a healthier relationship with their money. Starling Bank is the UK’s first mobile-only current account app; at heart it’s a tech startup with a banking licence, supported by some of the most disruptive emerging technology. Anne’s worked at a senior leadership level across some of the world’s best-known financial heavyweights, among them: Lloyds, UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland. It was during her tenure as CEO of Allied Irish Banks, however, that she begun to explore the exciting possibilities of financial technology, stirred by its potential for simplifying money management and revolutionising people’s everyday money lives. But she knew that the only way to really understand and harness its power was to build an entirely different kind of bank from scratch, so in 2014 she did just that – and the wheels of Starling Bank were officially in motion! The app launched in public beta in March this year, with a host of ambitious features and plans still waiting in the wings. Recently recognised as one of the Global Power Women in FinTech, as well as one of Business Insider’s Coolest Female Startup Founders in the UK, Anne’s also been writing a book about the powerful benefits of an uncomplicated business model, advocating for how simplicity can help big businesses get closer to their customers. She’s also passionate about championing women in leadership roles within Fintech, having recently signed Starling Bank up to the Women in Finance Charter to work towards making finance a more accessible industry for all....

We believe our events are enhanced by the involvement of a broad spectrum of people from throughout the innovation community and actively seek to increase the diversity of our attendees, speakers and sponsors. If you’d like to suggest a speaker please send details to alison.fulker@unbound.live

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