Introducing the Digital Leaders Podcast – Conversations with key influencers in the UK’s digital transformation community. On season one of the Digital Leaders podcast, we sit down with some of the UK’s most proactive Digital Leaders as they share their views on the importance of digital leadership in an evolving digital workforce and economy. The time is now. The place is the Digital Leaders Podcast, and the future is digital!
Coming soon – Autumn 2018
Each episode will feature an in-depth conversation with a Digital Leader, highlighting how they got into the digital space, their passion for why they do what they do, the impact digital has had on their sector and their thoughts on what the digital future will look like in the next 5 – 10 years.
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Series One Guests Include
Tony Blair Executive Chairman of the Institute for Global Change and former UK Prime Minister
Tony Blair served as UK Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007, the only Labour leader in the party’s 100 year history to win three consecutive elections.
Since leaving office Tony Blair has spent time working on three areas: supporting governments to deliver effectively for their people; working for peace in the Middle East; and countering extremism. He has established the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change to work on some of the most difficult challenges in the world today which earlier this year published a Digital Strategy Report.
Sherry Coutu CBE Executive Chair of the Board, Founders4Schools
Sherry Coutu is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities. She chairs Founders4Schools and the Scaleup Institute and also serves as a non-executive member of Cambridge University (Finance Board), Zoopla plc. and the London Stock Exchange plc.
Perhaps best known for her work connecting business into schools to help secure the next generation of skilled young people the economy needs and with a particular focus on encouraging young women into STEM careers, in 2018 she was voted DL London Local Champion.
Paul Van Zyl Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, The Conduit
A winner of the prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2009 and named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Paul served as the Executive Secretary of South Africa’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission and co-founded the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), an international human rights organization based in New York City.
Paul’s latest project launching in September 2018 is the Conduit, a new London Club for the business, creative and non-profit sectors ranging from youth activists to grassroots social entrepreneurs, from critically acclaimed authors to CEOs, from innovative policy makers to tech entrepreneurs, from scientists to civil society leaders. The Club through the power of this community, will seek to facilitate positive change in a stimulating environment conducive to collaboration and new ways of thinking.
Ariane Gorin is the President of Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS). In 2017, EPS was formed by combining two of Expedia Group’s B2B businesses – Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) and Brand Expedia Global Partner Solutions (GPS). The new group leverages the best of the Expedia Group’s partner facing API and template products with a laser focus on B2B, powering hundreds of partners around the world. Gorin joined Expedia in 2013 as Vice President of Market Management for EMEA and led the EMEA team in rapidly expanding the hotel network in the region.
Prior to joining Expedia, Gorin spent 10 years at Microsoft in various sales, distribution and marketing roles. Before joining Microsoft, she was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, both in San Francisco and in Paris. She currently serves on the board of directors of Adecco Group, and is on the advisory council of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.
Our first Digital Leaders Podcast series is hosted by Guest Podcaster Tarah Ferguson.
A well known Canadian podcaster, storyteller and host, she is the successful producer of two branded podcasts: “She Built That”, a podcast that celebrates female entrepreneurs and “Tech Is Everywhere”. As a result of her passion for storytelling, Tarah was nominated for a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Community Engagement in May 2015.