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Guest speakers and networking opportunities

The University of Exeter Business School attracts world-class leaders to speak to MBA students, often in an informal setting ideal for networking. Guest speakers from Ikea, IBM, IDEO London, PwC, JML, and Southeby's have contributed along with a wealth of highly successful leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants from a wide range of backgrounds.

 

Latest guest speakers

 

SpeakerTitleDate

Jack Romero, International Entrepreneur

Guest Speaker 'Flying High' MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set

15th March 2019

Jerry Rihll, Director, Bricks Finance

Guest Speaker: MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set 15th March 2019

Dr Vik Mohan, GP, Medical Director, Blue Ventures Conservation

The Exeter MBA Speaker Series: 'From fish to family planning'

14th March 2019

David Hoare, Retail Director, Hall & Woodhouse

Guest Speaker 'New Concept Development' MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set

14th March 2019

Kresse Wesling, Elvis & Kresse

Guest Speaker 'A Fire Hose Adventure' MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set

14th  March 2019

Oliver Blackwell, Industrial Designer & accredited member of the Chartered Society of Designers

Guest Speaker/ Workshop Lead: MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set 13th  March 2019

Professor Roger Maull, Academic Director, Initiative in the Digital Economy, University of Exeter

 Guest Speaker: MBA Alumni Event @ IBM Southbank Client Centre: 'MBAs- Filling the digital Talent Gap'  7th March 2019

Professor Mark Thompson, Research Director, Initiative in the Digital Economy, University of Exeter

Guest Speaker: MBA Alumni Event @ IBM Southbank Client Centre: 'MBAs- Filling the digital Talent Gap' 

7th March 2019

Ross Cruickshank, IT Solutions Architect at IBM UK Ltd.

Guest Speaker: MBAM913 Practical Insights into Data & Analytics

25th February 2019

Michael Jordan, Product Knowledge Owner @ SAP, Associate Lecturer, University of Exeter

Co-Module Lead: MBAM913 Practical Insights into Data & Analytics

18th, 19th, 25th,26th February 2019

Mandie Quartly, Technology Lead, Global Ecosystem Development, Power Systems at IBM

Co-Module Lead: MBAM913 Pragcical Insights into Data & Analytics

18th, 19th, 25th,26th February 2019

Jamie Cole, UK Lead IOT & Supply Chain Management; UK Industrial Lead, Cognitive Busines Decision Support, IBM

Guest Speaker: MBAM913 Practical Insights into Data & Analytics

19th February 2019

David Ferguson, Head of Digital Innovation, EDF

Guest Speaker: MBAM913 Practical Insights into Data & Analytics

18th February 2019

John Elkington, Chariman and Chief Polinator, Volans

The Exeter MBA Speaker Series 'Capitalism - does it have a future in a challenging world?'

Panel Member: MBAM950 Circular Economy Corporate Challenge

14th & 15th February 2019

Philippa Roberts, Co-founder and CEO, Binit

Guest Speaker: MBAM950 Circular Economy Corporate Challenge 12th February 2019

Arianne Orillac, Circular Business Design Lead, IDEO

Assignment Partner/Guest Speaker: MBAM910 Emerging Business Models 31st January & 1st February 2019

Dr Jack Rogers, Senior Lecturer in Economics, The University of Exeter

The Exeter MBA Speaker Series: 'Bitcoin/Blockchain technology - technical tour de force or fraud?' 29th January 2019

Nicholas Himowicz, Innovation Consultant

Workshop Lead: MBAM910 Emerging Business Models 29th January 2019

Dr Tim Jones, Co-Founder and Programme Director, Future Agenda

Guest Speaker: MBAM909 Strategic & Responsible Innovation Management 22nd January 2019

Reg Bull, former CHRO - International Companies (various)

Guest Speaker: MBAM941 Igniting Change in Business 11th January 2019

Dr. Quintin Heath, Human Resources Director, AB Sugar

Guest Speaker: MBAM941 Igniting Change in Business 10th January 2019

Clive Bright, Knowledge Management Consultant (Strategy & Programme Development)

Guest Speaker: MBAM941 Igniting Change in Business

10th January 2019

Alison Hogan, Change Catalyst and Leadership Coach, Anchor Partners - Leadership Fellow, Exeter Centre for Leadership

Guest Speaker: MBAM941 Igniting Change in Business

9th January 2019

Jake Moores, Honorary Professor in Leadership, Plymouth University

Guest Speaker: MBAM941 Igniting Change in Business

9th January 2019

Major General Buster Howes CB OBE

The Exeter MBA Speaker Series 'Resilience: You can't quack me I'm a rubber duck!'

11th December 2018

Ken Daly, CEO, JML

Guest Speaker: MBAM946 Marketing

14th November 2018

David Wilding, Director of Planning, Twitter

Guest Speaker: MBAM946 Marketing

13th November 2018

Dr Gary Abrahams, Lecturer in Economics, University of Exeter Business School

The Exeter MBA Speaker Series 'Bad apple or bad apple cart?'

 

7th November 2018

James Elfer, Behavioural Insights Director, MoreThanNow

Guest Speaker: MBAM905 Economics for Managers

1st November 2018

Dr Zara Nanu, CEO Gapsquare

Guest Speaker: MBAM905 Economics for Managers

1st November 2018

Justin Featherstone, Leadership Consultant and Expedition Leader

Guest Speaker: MBAM948 Leadership, MBAM943 Personal Transformations: Exploring Leadership (Exec), MBAM941 Igniting Change in Business

8th October 2018 & 8th November 2018 & 11th January 2019

Chris Hewitt, Head of International Climate Services, Met Office

Guest Speaker: MBAM954 Tackling Global Challenges and Developing an Ethical Perspective

5th October 2018

Hazel Culley, Senior Food Sustainable Product and Raw Material Manager, M&S Foods

Guest Speaker: MBAM954 Tackling Global Challenges and Developing an Ethical Perspective

4th October 2018

Chris Williams, Chief Architecht for Europe: Watson Data & AI, IBM

Guest Speaker: MBAM954 Tackling Global Challenges and Developing an Ethical Perspective

3rd October 2018

Louise Roper, CEO Volans

Guest Speaker: MBAM954 Tackling Global Challenges and Developing an Ethical Perspective

3rd October 2018

Detective Chief Superintendent Sam de Reya, Devon & Cornwall Police

Guest Speaker: MBAM954 Tackling Global Challenges and Developing an Ethical Perspective 2nd October 2018

 

Guest Speakers 2017-2018

SpeakerTitleDate

Jasper Westaway, Entrepreneur, CEO Borders (Startup)

Guest Speaker MBAM915 The Entrepreneurial & Intrapreneurial Process

30th May 2018

Peter Stockman, Senior Manager Lloyds SME Banking, Exeter & North Devon, Lloyds Banking Group

Guest Speaker MBAM915 The Entrepreneurial & Intrapreneurial Process

30th May 2018

Andrew Martin, Senior Manager, Monitoring & Continuous Improvement @ Amfori (OPMBA Alumnus)

Guest Speaker MBAM916 Generating Insights through Deeper Analytics

29th May 2018

Jessica O'Riordan, Stephen Scown Solicitors

Guest Speaker MBAM915 The Entrepreneurial & Intrapreneurial Process

29th May 2018

Bob Yelland, IBM, European Marketing Lead for Blockchain

Guest Speaker MBAM932 Business to Business Marketing

23rd May 2018

Oliver Blackwell, Industrial Designer & accredited member of the Chartered Society of Designers

Guest Speaker/ Workshop Lead MBAM915 The Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Process: Creating Successful New Ventures

8th & 9th May

Ian Woodbridge & Simon Belshaw, Co-Founders 2.TimesDo

Guest Speaker/Facilitator MBAM938 Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution 'Living Lab'

1st - 4th May 2018

Christopher Hunt, Controlled Frenzy Ltd.

Guest Speaker/Facilitator MBAM938 Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution 'Living Lab'

1st - 4th May 2018

Jack Romero, International Entrepreneur

Guest Speaker 'Flying High' MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set

29th March 2018

Sue Riddlestone, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Bio Regional

Guest Speaker 'An Entrepreneur's Story - One Planet Living' MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set

29th March 2018

David Hoare, Retail Director, Hall & Woodhouse

Guest Speaker 'New Concept Development' MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set

28th March 2018

Kresse Wesling, Elvis & Kresse

Guest Speaker 'A Fire Hose Adventure' MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set

28th  March 2018

Leigh Pomlett, Executive Director, CEVA Group and President of the Freight Transport Association

MBA Speaker Series

"A very personal view of what makes effective leaders"

21st March 2018

Detective Superintendent Sam de Reya, Devon & Cornwall Police

Guest Speaker MBAM941 Igniting Change in Business

7th March 2018

Dr Gary Abrahams, Lecturer in Economics, University of Exeter Business School

MBA Speaker Series

"Homer Simpson or Mr Spock?  How do we really make decisions and what can we do about it?"

 1st March 2018

Peter Edwards, Chief Operating Officer, Zonal

Guest Speaker 'Vision & Venture' MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set

28th February 2018

Oliver Blackwell,  Industrial Designer & accredited member of the Chartered Society of Designers.

Workshop Lead 'Creativity and Innovation'  MBAM912 The Entrepreneurial Mind-set

28th February 2018

Dean Farrow, Presales Consultant, SAP

Guest Speaker MBAM913 Practical Insights into Data and Analytics

20th February 2018

Lynn Maxwell, Sustainability Developer, IKEA UK & IE

Guest Speaker/Judging Panel MBA IKEA Corporate Challenge

9th February 2018

Emma Fromberg, Informal Education Programme Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Guest Speaker/Judging Panel MBA IKEA Corporate Challenge

9th February 2018

Emma McFarland, eMc Art

Workshop Lead: Design Thinking Workshop, MBA IKEA Corporate Challenge 

5th February 2018

Paul Read, Product Introduction Manager Watson Data Platform, IBM

Guest Speaker: 'Practical System building and information manipulation using IBM Cloud' MBAM913 Practical Insights into Data and Analytics 2nd February 2018

Jamie Cole, Executive Partner, IBM

Guest Speaker: 'Internet of Things and Cognitive Computing' MBAM913 Practical Insights into Data and Analytics 1st February 2018

David Ferguson, Head of Digital Innovation, EDF

Guest Speaker MBAM913 Practical Insights into Data and Analytics 1st February 2018

Mandy Quartly, ISV Technology Lead, IBM (One Planet MBA Alumni)

Guest Lecturer MBAM913 Practical Insights into Data and Analytics 1st, 2nd, 20th, 21st February 2018

Dr Matt Halkes, Director of Education, Torbay NHS Trust

'Creativity & Innovation' at Powderham Castle- MBAM909 Managing Strategic Resources & Operations 25th January 2018

Dr Veronica Conboy, Torbay NHS Trust

'Creativity & Innovation' at Powderham Castle- MBAM909 Managing Strategic Resources & Operations 25th January 2018

Caroline Dewing, Co-Founder, Future Agenda

Guest Speaker - MBAM909 Strategic & Responsible Innovation 23rd January 2018

Mark Drewell, Senior Partner, The Foresight Group

MBAM940 Workshop: Exploring the Rise of the Meaningful Economy 16th January 2018

Kalkidan Legesse, Founder Sancho's Dress

Guest Speaker/Assignment Partner - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models 12th January 2018 

Trevor Worth, CEO & Founder Portcullis Legals (One Planet MBA Alumni)

Guest Speaker/Assignment Partner - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models 12th January 2018 

Kevin Vyse, Senior Packing Technologist & Circular Economy Lead, Marks & Spencer

Guest Speaker - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models 12th January 2018 

Yui Kamikawa, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Environmental Sustainability & Social Impact at The Coca-Cola Company

Guest Speaker/Assignment Partner - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models

12th January 2018

Erinch Sahan, Head of Private Sector Team (Acting), Oxfam GB

Guest Speaker/Assignment Partner - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models

12th January 2018

Richard Eckley, Fund Manager, Crowd Cube

Guest Speaker - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models

10th January 2018

Andrew North, Co-op, Engagement Manager, Community and Campaigns

Guest Speaker - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models

10th January 2018

Jonathan Parsons, Managing Director, Chime Social Enterprise

Guest Speaker/Assignment Partner - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models

9th & 12th January 2018

Camilla Marcus-Dew, Co-Founder and Head of Commercial, The Soap Co.

Guest Speaker/Assignment Partner - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models

9th & 10th January 2018

Leo Taylor, Head of Product Development, Alphabet (GB) Limited, A BMW Company

Guest Speaker/Assignment Partner - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models

9th & 10th January 2018

Mary Woodgate, Lead of ADP UK, Accenture

Guest Speaker - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models

9th January 2018

Vince Kapur, Entrepreneurship Lab

Guest Speaker/Assignment Partner - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models

9th & 10th January 2018

Steve Turner, Head of Commercial and Innovation, Libraries Unlimited

Guest Speaker - MBAM910 Emerging Business Models

9th January 2018

Leilani Weier, Linklaters, One Planet MBA Alumni

Guest Speaker - MBAM907- Strategy

14th December 2017


Robin Maynard, Campaigner, Strategist, Writer and Director at Population Matters

One Planet MBA Speaker Series

"Population Matters - a no-go area"

30th November 2017

Clive Lord, Chief Operating Officer, Southeby's (Europe)

Guest Speaker MBAM906 30th November 2017

Tony Broccardo, Chief Executive Officer, Oak Pension Asset Management Limited,  Chief Investment Officer, Barclays UK Retirement Fund

Guest Speaker for MBAM945 Corporate Finance 22nd November 2017

Leo Johnson, leads PwC's Disruption Practice

One Planet MBA Networking Event

"FutureProofing"

16th November

Ken Daly, CEO at JML

Guest Speaker for MBAM946: Marketing 2nd November 2017

Emma Osmundsen, Housing Development Manager, ECC

Exploring Leadership 27th October 2017

Justin Featherstone, Leadership Consultant

Exploring Leadership 24th October 2017

Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist at CBI

One Planet MBA Speaker Series

"Inside the mind of Business Leaders"

19th October 2017

Hege Saebjornsen, Country Sustainability Manager, IKEA UK & IE

IDEO Design Challenge with IKEA 12th & 13th October 2017

Lynn Maxwell, Sustainability Developer, IKEA UK & IE

IDEO Design Challenge with IKEA 12th & 13th October 2017

Emilie Sandberg, Creative Leader, IKEA UK & IE

IDEO Design Challenge with IKEA 12th & 13th October 2017

Arianne Orillac, Circular Business Designer, IDEO London

IDEO Design Challenge with IKEA 12th & 13th October 2017

Chris Grantham, Circular Business Designer, IDEO London

IDEO Design Challenge with IKEA 12th & 13th October 2017

Chris Hewitt, Head of International Climate Services, Met Office

Climate Resilience 6th October 2017

Caryn Vanstone, Lacerta Consulting

The Resilience Imperative 5th October 2017

Robin Gaddum, Associate Partner, Resilience, IBM

Technological Risk 5th October 2017

Erinch Sahan, Head of Private Sector Team (Acting)

& Kaori Shigiya, Private Sector Policy, Financial Sector :  Oxfam GB

Societal Risk  4th October2017