Tom Betts is a member of the FT Board and leads the FT’s data capability and strategy. This involves working with all parts of the organisation in their use of data to improve and optimise their work. He also leads FT Strategies - a new boutique consulting unit that was set up to help media and media-rich businesses develop new digital business models.
Tom previously held the position of VP Analytics at Pearson where he built analytics teams to support commercial growth and learning outcomes in education. Prior to that he was Head of Data Analytics for FT.com, having joined the FT in 2009. He was instrumental in establishing data as a core competency for the FT.
Before the FT, Tom worked in consulting delivering large scale data mining projects in telecoms, insurance and in government. He holds an MSc in Informatics anda BSc in Artificial Intelligence.
Nandini is CEO of Procurement Leaders, recently acquired by World 50. Nandini has 20 years of success beginning her career with EY Management Consulting in APAC, serving as Executive Committee member of CEB (now a Gartner company) and Opower (now Oracle), where she was SVP and MD, tasked with launching their EMEA business and supporting their successful Nasdaq IPO.
Anthony Rose is best known for his work managing the launch of BBC iPlayer, for which Wired UK named him "the man who saved the BBC". Anthony lead the team as CTO from 2007 until 2010, taking the BBC iPlayer from pre-launch to success, eventually ending up leading most of the BBC’s online proposition and managing a team of 250 people. Since leaving the BBC Anthony has founded 5 companies. He sold Beamly to COTY in 2015, and 6Tribes to the TopGear team in 2016, both for an undisclosed amount. He is the co-founder and investor in QJAM, which is due to launch soon and he is co-founder of Hey Blab which is still in development. Anthony is currently working as co-founder and CEO of SeedLegals, the world’s first legal automation platform for startup funding that closed their own $4 million Series A funding round in May 2019 led by Index Ventures. SeedLegals is now the largest closer of funding rounds in the UK, and is forecast to process 20% of all UK funding rounds by the end of 2019. Rose currently holds 14 patents and has won numerous awards for his contributions to the digital product industry.
Elsevier have transformed from a heritage publishing brand in medicine, to a healthcare technology player, supporting hospital ecosystems with leading edge information to benefit medical practice and healthcare outcomes, such as standardising and guiding treatment, diagnostics, and trials. Zen is responsible for value based pricing and go-to-market, giving him multiple dimensions beyond pricing such as guiding the sales teams to align with the customer
I am a partner at Notion Capital responsible for our post-investment value add support. Notion is a specialist B2B SaaS VC and has invested in more than 60 B2B SaaS companies at Series A across Europe. My goal is simple: to live up to our promise as the best B2B SaaS investor in Europes, give our founders a distinctive experience and turn them into advocates for our fund.
Prior to Notion I have 25+ years at start ups, SaaS and enterprise technology as a founder and a marketing leader.
Mamta is Co-Founder and CEO of Chemical Watch, which has grown from an initial investment made by its two co-founders with their own funds and a few committed people in 2007, into an organisation with a staff of more than 50 people. Recently, Chemical Watch transformed its proposition into a membership model, serving global companies to use, design and sell safer and more sustainable products.
An entrepreneur in the communications world for over two decades, Victoria has recently launched Kademy, an innovative learning resource for communication professionals. Victoria was one of the co-founders of Melcrum, a successful company acquired by CEB (now a Gartner company).
Violaine Yziquel runs the EMEA Customer Success Management team at Box, a cloud content management platform that helps organizations and people transform the way they work. Violaine is very enthusiastic in articulating product value back to the customer for them to achieve their greatest ambitions, as well as passionate about scaled and no touch programs. As the co-founder of the EMEA Customer Success Network organization, she believes best practices sharing and learning agility are the best way to evangelize and make CS a great place to work!
Stephen Phillips, Former Executive Director, Corporate Information Management
Stephen is an information management leader, with extensive experience in a variety of functions
including Research, Information Management, Content strategy and Acquisition. His team operates
across the whole of Morgan Stanley, working with over 15,000 users using more than 2000 products.
He developed strategies to position his team as trusted advisors to their clients on content
acquisitions, bringing over 90% of enterprise content spend under management in the process.
Ben is the Managing Director of Risk.net, a subscription and events business delivering in-depth analytical content on risk management, derivatives and regulation. Ben is responsible for the strategic direction of product portfolio, and leading the management team to deliver new products, subscriptions, events and marketing services growth. Prior to this role, Ben worked at incisive media and emap.
Sally Connor is a senior analyst at EY, working for the EMEIA leadership on data-driven projects that inform strategic decisions for the business and analysing future trends in the Financial Services and Assurance industries and their potential impact on the practice. She has recently worked on projects benchmarking pricing of audits, benchmarking the finance function in banks, and sizing the market potential for the firm in Europe. Prior to joining EY, Sally launched and lead a Knowledge and Research team for the Financial Services sector in a boutique consulting business and spent six years working in the M&A team in Corporate Finance at PwC. She is passionate about finding the stories in data and the impact of her work has been diverse, producing analysis that has directly impacted large audit wins and helped construct arguments that have been used during regulatory conversations.
Ashley founded Econsultancy in 1999. He remains with the business as the president of Centaur Media’s marketing portfolio. Ashley is involved in a number of digital businesses and ventures as investor, adviser, mentor and operationally, outside of his involvement with Econsultancy.
Alison is Managing Director at Media Business Insight, where her team delivers content, insights and events for the creative media industry. Alison has also held commercial roles at emap, and Haymarket.
Rory co-founded AgriBriefing in 2010 and serves as Group CEO. Prior to that, Rory spent over 20 years in senior positions across a wide range of premium international business intelligence companies. Rory’s marketing background ensures a deep focus on the needs of end-user communities to deliver products which help those communities operate more effectively.
Stuart launched Delta, a market intelligence service for CIOs, in March 2019 and is now focused on growing the platform and its community. Stuart is responsible for all editorial across Incisive Media’s end-user technology brands, including Computing, Delta and The Inquirer. He also chairs Incisive Media’s enterprise tech conferences, awards, forums and dining clubs. He is working on a new media title aimed at firms in the post-start up growth phase, ready for launch in late 2020.
Dan started his B2B media career at Informa PLC in 1999 building the website for Mobile World Congress. While at Informa, Dan transitioned from website development into marketing, with a leaning toward digital, data and marketing tech, and has held senior marketing roles for companies including LexisNexis, EMAP and most recently Wilmington PLC. Dan’s current role is Product Director and BU Head for the digital subscriptions business HSJ. Although he still wears a marketing hat, his primary responsibility is the P&L for HSJ, with a focus on growth through product development and innovation.
Rachel is portfolio director at Contentive, and is responsible for growing an international portfolio of market leading events across HR, Finance and Marketing, and leading a team of marketers, producers, operations managers and sales teams. Rachel has more than a decade of experience in the b2b sector.
Laura is Managing Director at Leaders in Sport, responsible for strategic planning and tactical implementation of marketing across the business, spanning brand, digital, content, communications and CRM. Prior to this, Laura managed marketing, audience growth and paid content revenue streams for UK leading media brands Marketing Week, Creative Review and Design Week at Centaur Media, reaching an audience of over 3 million every year.
Richard is commercial director at Chemical Watch, an independent b2b information company that has transitioned to a membership proposition, putting customer success at the heart of the business, to help its clients better manage chemical safety.
Alex Co-Founded Procurement Leaders in 2004, creating a high growth expert network membership platform recently acquired by World 50.
Piers Bearne is an entrepreneur and investor who has built and sold his own media businesses, and who has worked on M&A for major buyers, both as CEO and consultant. Piers previously worked on off-market acquisitions for Clarion Events, ITE Group plc and i2i Events Group (now Ascential plc). He has presented target acquisitions to CEOs and Boards, and understands the value drivers and risks from a buyer’s point of view.