London Summit 2018
26 June 2018 | Tobacco Dock, London

Hear From
Industry
Innovators

Daan Roosegaarde

Artist & Innovator, Studio Roosegaarde

Roosegaarde graduated from The Berlage Institute with a master in architecture. He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers towards a better future. Together they develop ‘Landscapes of the Future’ building smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow. Roosegaarde is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and named Artist of the Year 2016 in The Netherlands.

Carla Cammilla Hjort

Founder & Director, Space10

Carla Cammilla Hjort is the co-founder and director of SPACE10 - a future living lab in Copenhagen - set up in close collaboration with IKEA. Their overall goal is to create opportunities for a better and more sustainable way of living. www.space10.io

Ilina Scott

Lead Creative Strategist - Northern Europe, Google ZOO

Ilina's breadth of experience in strategy and innovation includes working in digital and comms planning at Mindshare, as well as client-side at adidas as global brand strategist. She is currently the lead creative strategist at Google ZOO in Amsterdam. The ZOO is Google’s creative think tank for brands and agencies, using design thinking and sprints to co-create innovative uses of Google tech.

Mark de Lange

Founder & CEO, Ace & Tate

Following years of experience in Investment Funding and Marketing, Mark gained the confidence and the know-how to follow his dream and start a business of his own in his hometown, Amsterdam. Since the launch of Ace & Tate in 2013, he has maintained a creative influence over all brand decisions and continues to drive its underlying philosophy: to offer high quality, thoughtfully designed glasses at a fair price.

Sarah Rotheram

Chief Executive, Miller Harris

Sarah is passionate about perfume, craftsmanship and the Miller Harris brand values.
Sarah’s vision for the brand includes reimagining and infusing personality into the existing
foundations and injecting a more dynamic attitude, in addition to taking the brand to new
markets with a focus on the global expansion whilst retaining the very heart of what makes
Miller Harris so special and unique.

Sharmadean Reid MBE

Founder, WAH Nails

Brand consultant, stylist, entrepreneur, mentor…Sharmadean Reid has one foot in the street and one foot in the boardroom. Sharmadean started a fanzine called WAH, a reaction to the wave of bootyshaking videos in 2004, in order to promote females in creative industries. With three successful issues sent to “Downtown Girls Worldwide”, Sharmadean took it online, as one of the pioneers of blog culture.

Susie Willis

Founder & Creative Director, Romilly Wilde

Susie Willis challenged the baby food market when she
launched Plum Organic Baby food in 2006, producing
superfoods for babies and using little-known ingredients such
as Quinoa, Spirulina and ancient grains incorporated into
children’s food. Prior to that she ran her successful cookery
school called, The Purple Plum, where she could immerse
herself in the creativity of teaching her clients nutritional recipes
for the family.

Alex Loizou

Co-Founder & CTO, Trouva

A computer scientist turned entrepreneur, Alex was a member of London's inaugural Entrepreneur First accelerator, as well as being listed in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists in the US and Europe in 2016. Alex co-founded Trouva at the age of 25, straight out of University, quickly turning it into the international online marketplace that's building an independent future for the UK’s high streets.

Pip Jamieson

Founder, The Dots

Pip Jamieson is the Founder of The Dots (https://the-dots.com), a LinkedIn challenger designed around the networking needs of 'No Collar' professionals – creators, freelancers and entrepreneurs. As routine jobs become more automated, these No Collar professionals will represent the future workforce.

Sophie Slater

Co-Founder, Birdsong

Sophie Slater is a 26 year old activist and co-founder of ethical, feminist fashion label www.birdsong.london. Birdsong is powered by women's charities who make beautiful garments, with an ethos of "no sweatshops and no photoshop." When she's not working on her brand, she occasionally runs workshops on body positivity, confidence and zine making for women and girls.

Christian Ward

Head of Media & Marketing, Stylus

Christian is head of Media & Marketing, overseeing Stylus research, reporting and forum presentations on trends in marketing, advertising, culture and media. Christian spent many years as a music journalist for the NME, before transitioning into PR, where he promoted a host of European start-ups including SoundCloud and Last.fm.

Emily Gordon-Smith

Director of Consumer Product, Stylus

With 25 years experience in the fashion industry Emily has worked with mega names including Topshop, Walt Disney, Biba and Kookai. She has been a consultant for blue chip fashion retailers worldwide, created product in collaboration with major artists including Sir Peter Blake and worked on brand strategy for both the high-end and mass-market.

Dr. Antonia Ward

Global Director of Advisory Services, Stylus

With over 15 years' experience in trend consulting, research, design, brand strategy and journalism, Antonia directs Stylus' advisory services, applying company insight and expertise to clients' challenges, including Mattel, Volkswagen and Ferrero.

Fay Cowan

Programming & Event Director, Stylus

As creative lead of strategy and programming, Fay has been a driving force behind the global expansion of Decoded events, making it the industry’s go-to events series for innovation.

Hayley Ard

Head of Consumer Lifestyle, Stylus

Hayley leads content strategy for Stylus' Consumer Lifestyle directory. She enables global brands and agencies to stay relevant by alerting them to how people and technology are changing. Hayley was previously acting managing editor at Global Blue, the international tax-free shopping business that produces print and digital shopping guides.

Lisa Payne

Senior Editor - Beauty, Stylus

Having worked for Stylus since July 2010 after graduating with first-class honours in Fashion Journalism from the London College of Fashion, Lisa is the Beauty editor at Stylus. She reports on trends, business news and industry innovation, with an eye for future developments based on consumer attitudes.

Saisangeeth Daswani

Head of Advisory – Fashion, Beauty & APAC, Stylus

Saisangeeth has experience translating future trends and applying them as business solutions in marketing, retail, product and design strategies. She has worked across fashion, luxury and branding in the US, Asia and Australia. Previously, Saisangeeth was a trend director at Stylesight and WGSN, working with leading international brands to inspire and inform their creative endeavours through seasonal and trend forecasts.

Dewi Pinatih

Senior Editor – Product Design, Stylus

Dewi oversees Stylus' product design coverage, covering everything from motor shows to furniture fairs. She gets excited about innovative design that makes the world a better place. Dewi has worked across the design industry for more than 10 years, holding positions at leading cultural institutions in the Netherlands, and editorial roles at Bright Magazine and the Dutch Press Centre for Interior Design.

Ellie Howard

Head of Community, Heist Studios

Ellie Howard heads up Brand Marketing for Heist, with a remit that includes brand strategy, content, PR, social and events. Working with the brand from its infancy, Ellie has been heavily involved in Heist’s reputation for disrupting the underwear industry, and her work has been picked up by mainstream, consumer and industry titles.

Ebru Ozkucuk Guler

Senior CSR Executive, ISKO

Ebru Ozkucuk Guler is an experienced CSR manager with unparalleled passion and growing expertise
in the field of sustainability. After obtaining a Sustainability Leadership degree from MIT Sloan
Business Management School, Ebru has developed and grown ISKO’s CSR department as Senior
Corporate Social Responsibility Executive.

Rachel Humphrey

Strategic Partnerships Director, Birchbox UK

As Strategic Partnerships Director of Birchbox UK, Rachel is responsible for building and leading the Birchbox brand identity. She leads the Partnerships division while also working cross-function, project managing campaigns that generate social engagement, content, press coverage and organic consumer traction - with a major focus on shareability and subscriber engagement.

Amy Hopkinson

Digital Editor, Women’s Health UK

Amy is the Digital Editor of Women’s Health & is responsible for setting the digital strategy
& execution of the brand. Since joining in February 2015, she has increased traffic by 40%
year-on- year (from 2017-2018) and has grown the brand’s social media followers by over
750,000. She has also launched the Women’s Health Running Club & the Women’s Health
Squad, a network of key contributing influencers which feature in commercial campaigns.

Caroline Hobkinson

Food Artist,

Food artist, Anthropologist and Experiential Event Expert, Caroline Hobkinson creates immersive bespoke multisensory events and Interventions. As Co-Founder of new experiential startup the pop she is satisfying the newfound hunger for meaningful experiences by augmenting sensory experiences with tech. She lives in London.

Pratap Chahal

Executive Chef, Founder, Flavour Bastard & That Hungry Chef

Having worked in the kitchens of Gordon Ramsay, Raymond Blanc, the Galvin Brothers, Chez Bruce and Cinnamon Club, Pratap has now taken the reigns of one of London's most talked about openings of 2017 - Flavour Bastard in Soho where he is currently executive chef. Pratap and his wife also run That Hungry Chef - a highly acclaimed private chef and fine dining event catering company based in Islington.

Constantin Eis

Co-founder & Global MD, Casper

Constantin Eis is Casper’s Co-Founder and European MD. He is responsible for business decisions
outside North America and also heads up the geographical teams and new markets. Constantin
previously headed up and was responsible for the marketing activities (online, offline, and brand
marketing), IT, HR and product development at Home24, and has substantial experience within the
industry.

Ben Stagg

Head of Client Management, Barclaycard

Ben is responsible for a team of Client Managers, who focus on managing the relationships
of 200 national brands.  His team provide strategic advice on how clients can best manage
their payment requirements.  Throughout his career he has held a number of Client and
Account Manager roles, working with some of the most recognisable brands in the UK,
including Orange, Hilton, Post Office, IHG, Audi and RBS.

Rosie Spinks

Reporter, Quartzy

Rosie Spinks covers travel and lifestyle for Quartzy, Quartz’s lifestyle edition. Previously, she freelanced for UK and US publications including The Guardian, VICE, Pacific Standard, Racked, Lucky Peach, NPR, Outside, GOOD, The Pool, and for Quartz. She’s recently covered life coaches on Instagram, fertility tracking apps as a lifestyle trend, and the changing relationship between influencers and brands.

Sam Bompas

Co-Founder, Bompas & Parr

Sam Bompas and Harry Parr first came to prominence through their expertise in jelly-making, but the
business rapidly grew into a fully fledged creative studio offering food and drink design, brand
consultancy and immersive experiences across a diverse number of industries.

Joe Iles

Editor in Chief, Circulate at Ellen MacArthur Foundation

As Editor in Chief of Circulate, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's source for insight on the circular economy, Joe’s role is to help deliver leading commentary design, business, economics, cities, food and society, through the lens of a circular economy. Joe also helped design and create the Disruptive Innovation Festival, an online festival of ideas, contributing to strategy, content and delivery.