Interested in taking to the stage at Decoded Future? If you represent a brand in the creative industries, and would like to share your future-focused insights with a hungry audience, we’d love to hear from you.
Sandeep Verma is Managing Director of Europe for Allbirds. Sandeep joined Allbirds in September 2018 when the sustainable footwear brand launched in the UK, having formerly been CEO at Liz Earle.
Blogger, Author, Broadcaster & Influencer, Alternative Ageing
Suzi Grant is an Author, Broadcaster & Founder of Alternative Ageing: a successful blog for the Over50s. After a career in TV, Radio and writing health books, Suzi retired at 60. By 65 she had started the blog to help spread her positive ageing message, on a mission to inspire women to grow older looking good and feeling great and to never feel invisible or irrelevant.
UK Marketing Director, VICE
John Montoya is the Marketing Director at VICE, EMEA. In his role John oversees brand marketing and content distribution across all of VICE’s linear, digital and social channels across Europe and is responsible for driving the growth of audience to these platforms.
Head of Communication, Content & Digital, The All England Lawn Tennis Club
Alexandra has achieved industry-wide recognition in her use of technology to transform the perceptions of a traditional brand in her role at Wimbledon, building an award-winning digital and communications strategy that is at the heart of the long-term future of the brand.
Founder, pebble magazine
Georgina is a passionate journalist & magazine editor who is using her 16 years in the media
industry for global change. She founded pebble 18 months ago as a stylish portal for
sustainable living advice and positive stories that help inspire people to change the world.
pebble covers everything from eco-travel to ethical fashion, plastic waste, food waste,
permaculture, foraging, heritage crafts & pioneers trying to impact the planet.
Founder, Do Nation
Hermione is founder of Do Nation, an online platform designed to help people form healthy, environmentally friendly habits. Through Do Nation, she’s worked with over 100 organisations, including Nando’s, innocent drinks, and Procter & Gamble, helping to engage their employees in sustainability.
CEO, Miller Harris
Miller Harris is a British fragrance house finding contemporary ways to deliver fragrance through story telling. Sarah took the brand’s reigns in 2017, focused on driving innovation and sales, but also on refining the brand’s strategy to become more sustainable. She has reported impressive growth for the brand, bringing new fragrance to market, whilst dramatically reducing the brands environmental impact due to sustainability initiatives.
CEO , Doteveryone
Rachel Coldicutt is CEO of Doteveryone, the think tank championing responsible technology for a fairer future. She has spent the last 20 years turning emerging technology into products and services, and helped many organisations adapt to the digital world. She has created and delivered large-scale content-driven services for Microsoft, BBC and Channel 4, was a pioneer in the UK digital arts sector, and has consulted for many FTSE companies.
Georgia Lewis Anderson
AI personality consultant, ex Google
Georgia consults technology brands like Google & Microsoft on the British personality of their artificial intelligence. Combining an in-depth knowledge of pop culture with technology, Hypebae called her 'the millennial multi-hyphenate you need to know'.
Last year, she chaired a panel at CognitionX on what AI means for the future of music and was heralded in the tech press. She's currently working with BBC Radio 4 on a AI & creativity project
Founder & CEO, Worn Again Technologies
Cyndi founded Worn Again Technologies, originally called Worn Again, back in 2005 with a determination to make a difference and a business out of solving the challenge of textiles becoming ‘waste’ and ending up in landfill or incineration.
Cyndi began her career as a film maker in music videos and documentaries which over time evolved into a deep interest in the impacts of commerce and global economics on society and the environment.
Founder, Bouteco, Founding Editor, Mr & Mrs Smith
Meeting philanthropic hoteliers as a journalist and working with award-winning luxury-travel brands as a consultant inspired Juliet Kinsman to set up Bouteco to celebrate sustainable design-led hotels and help them language their sustainability and make it a compelling part of their brand story. As a freelance writer, broadcaster and hotel expert and as Louis Vuitton City Guides author for London and New York, and founding editor of Mr & Mrs
Founder & CEO, Digital Voices
Jennifer is founder and CEO of Digital Voices, an Influencer Marketing agency in London. They build powerful YouTube creator campaigns with courageous brands. In just 18 months, and started with only £500 of her own money, the agency has grown rapidly and run campaigns for clients like Rolls-Royce, the Royal Air Force and Trainline.
Jennifer also speaks internationally and has featured in publications including Forbes, The Economist and Th
Founder, The Fabricant
Kerry is the founder of The Fabricant a digital fashion house leading the fashion industry towards a new
sector of digital-only clothing. The digital-only fashion sector will explore new creative avenues, giving
free rein to express aspects of the self outside the limits of the physical world. We work with luxury
brands and retailers to create digital fashion experiences, as well as designing our own digital-only
Director of Programmes & Broadcasting, MATCHESFASHION
Danielle is a content curator and broadcaster who has produced and hosted several podcast series, most recently as part of the MATCHESFASHION.COM programme of events at 5 Carlos Place and Frieze LA and Frieze New York. A graduate of The Courtauld Institute of Art, she has worked at Vogue, GQ, and freelanced for Porter, The Sunday Times Style and Harper’s Bazaar. As an editor at ASOS.com, she also launched their podcast programme.
Trends Editor , Campaign
Nicola is the Trends Editor of Campaign magazine where she oversees consumer trends and innovation across the creative industries, as well as championing diversity in all its forms. She started her career as a financial journalist before specialising in technology, social trends and marketing. Her work has appeared across titles including WGSN, M&M Global, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Guardian and The Observer.
Mary Creagh MP
Labour MP for Wakefield, Chair, Environmental Audit Committee
As Chair of the EAC, Mary provides a leading voice on the direction of the UK’s environmental policy, with key interventions in the past year on plastic pollution, fashion, green finance, air pollution, flooding and heatwaves. She served as Shadow Secretary for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2010 – 2013), Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (2013 – 2014) and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (2014 – 2015).
Fashion Tech & Sustainability Innovator,
Brooke is a digital knitwear designer and consultant, who has over a decade of experience as a diagnostic radiographer within the NHS. She is co-director of the Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency (BRIA) who create 'smart' and sustainable materials collaborations, products and installations with brands from both the fashion and technology sectors.
Editor, The Drum
Stephen is editor of The Drum, with responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day running of the content produced for the various platforms run by the publication. Over the years he has interviewed agency network bosses such as Sir Martin Sorrell, Maurice Lévy and Arthur Sadoun, as well as Cindy Gallop, Kim Kardashian, film directors James Cameron, Spike Jonze, Richard Curtis and Lord David Puttnam.
CEO & Co-founder, Winnow
Marc founded Winnow to help the hospitality sector cut food waste using technology. Winnow builds tech to help chefs run their kitchens more efficiently focusing on helping them understand and prevent food waste. Since launch 5 years ago, Winnow has been deployed in 40 countries and has saved its customers $30m by reducing food waste. Clients include global brands like IKEA, Compass Group and AccorHotels.
Managing Parnter & CEO, Bethnal Green Ventures
Paul Miller is Managing Partner and CEO of Bethnal Green Ventures, one of Europe’s leading early-stage investors in tech for good businesses. He co-founded the organisation and has led its growth, investing in over a hundred ventures and supporting the growth of a strong tech for good community in London.
Chief Growth Officer, Vestiaire Collective
Clara joined Vestiaire Collective as Chief Growth Officer in 2019, leading customer acquisition and retention for the leading global resale site for premium and luxury pre-owned fashion. She transitioned from her role as VP of International for Lyst, the LVMH-backed fashion search engine based out of London, where she successfully launched the website in 7 countries around the world.
Global Chief Content Officer, MATCHESFASHION
Kate Blythe is Chief Content Officer at MATCHESFASHION.COM. She joined the team in early 2013 to head up the in-house editorial team and to help create engaging, inspiring content across all platforms that speaks to luxury consumers everywhere and on every device.
Under the direction of Kate, MATCHESFASHION.COM produces two weekly online magazines, The Style Report, containing designer interviews, fashion shoots, and trend advice.
Editor-in-Chief, Glamour UK, Condé Nast
Deborah Joseph is an award-winning Editor who took over as Editor-in-Chief of GLAMOUR UK in November 2017. Prior to that, she spent six years working for fashion and celebrity tech start-ups and was a social media consultant for Jenny Packham. She has edited Easy Living, Brides and the Daily Mail’s Life and Style section. She is a mother of three children and three pugs.
Head of Influencer Marketing, Mumsnet
Amie heads up Mumsnet's Influencer Marketing team managing campaigns on the Mumsnet platform, our sister site Gransnet and across all other major social platforms for multiple brand partners. Amie joined Mumsnet in 2017, overhauling Mumsnet's Influencer Network of over 10,000 bloggers, vloggers and social media stars, introducing software to track members' channels and campaigns, putting data at the heart of every campaign.
Communications Director, Lyst
Katy is Communications Director at global fashion search platform Lyst. She leads the Lyst Insights data storytelling team, using search, sales and social media analytics to explore worldwide fashion and lifestyle trends. Prior to joining Lyst Katy worked in communications for the Net-a-Porter group and The British Fashion Council.
Lara Crisp is the Editor of Gransnet, the social networking site for over 50s and the UK’s 14 million grandparents. Gransnet receives over a quarter of a million unique users a month who visit the site for peer-to-peer advice, support and recommendations. It offers brands the opportunity to directly engage with potential customers, offering insight into issues and trends relevant to the over 50s.
Country Sustainability Manager, UK & Ireland, IKEA
Hege Sæbjørnsen is the Country Sustainability Manager for IKEA UK & Ireland, responsible for all aspects of the retailer’s sustainability strategy. Hege joined IKEA in May 2015 as Sustainability Expansion Manager, leading the integration of sustainability into the expansion agenda at a time of rapid growth for the business.
Senior Brand Strategy Manager, Dash Hudson
Elise Ngobi is the Senior Brand Strategy Manager at visual marketing platform Dash Hudson’s London office. Her expertise draws from a stint in a scaling startup, and years in the social, digital, content and print marketing world.
Editor, The Book of Man
Martin has worked as a journalist, editor and business leader for a number of award winning consumer magazines over the last 17 years, with senior posts at Maxim, NME and as editor at ShortList magazine. Martin has been nominated for the BSME editor of the year awards 5 times for his work. The Book of Man is his vision for the future of men’s media, a support network for men today.
Head of Retail, Stylus
Katie disseminates trends across retail, including digital commerce, store design and burgeoning business practices. She’s also authored two books on visual culture, and is a founding member of the Digital Anthropology Lab.
Head of Food, Beverage & Hospitality, Stylus
Mandy covers food culture and consumption, flavour innovation, product development and technology, as well as innovations in travel and hospitality. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the World Brand Congress.
Editor – Media & Marketing, Stylus
Julia’s focus areas are online communities, inclusivity, interactive media, content distribution and creative brand platforming. She has an MA in Design Writing Criticism from University of the Arts London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.