Speaker session options - 10:15 - 11:30

Andrew Likierman

Session 1: Improving your leadership through better judgment

Andrew Likierman, Professor of Management Practice in Accounting


About the session

All major judgments will depend on the quality of a leader’s judgment – most obviously big ticket items such as major commercial decisions and the hiring of key staff. At a day-to-day level, judgments about priorities, communication and access are just as important in setting the tone of the organisation and establishing personal credibility. So how do you know you have good judgment and how do you improve what you’ve got? Andrew has been working on how to identify, measure and improve judgment and will share his findings.


About the speaker

Andrew is a Professor of Management Practice and He a Non-executive Director of Times Newspapers and Beazley plc. He was founding Director of the London Business School Executive MBA programme and Dean from 2009 to 2017. His research interests are in the use of judgement in management and in the measurement of performance.


In his career, Andrew has started his own book business, run a textile plant in Germany and was for 10 years Head of the UK Government Accountancy Service. His previous non-executive posts have included Chairman of the National Audit Office, the Economists’ Bookshop Group, the market research firm MORI and US technology incubator AIC. He has also been a non-executive Director of the Bank of England and Barclays Bank and is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.  


Keith Willey

Session 2: Growing a business and life as an entrepreneur

Alumni panel moderated by Keith Willey, Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship.


Panel members

Tara Reddy MBA2016 is CEO and cofounder of Loveshark - a London based startup creating social augmented reality games for mobile. Prior to Loveshark she spent 6 years working as a veterinarian before undertaking her MBA from London Business School. She then joined Blippar - one of the global leaders in AR - as a product manager where she gained a deep understanding of consumer behaviour in AR which was the perfect preparation for her to launch Loveshark.

Estelle Lloyd EMBAG2006 is a tech entrepreneur and co-founder of Azoomee, a games-led EdTech multi-media platform for kids. As COO for the business she oversees several areas of the business: its rapid international expansion through B2B2C partnerships; the company’s creative strategy and product development as well as all fundraising and corporate finance activities.

Estelle has over 13 years’ experience founding, funding and growing start-ups. She founded and grew her first business, VB/Research - a digital publication and later exited it to a FTSE-250 media company in 2011.

Winner of multiple awards, including the prestigious Woman in IT Award for Innovator of the Year, and one of the UK’s leading female technology entrepreneurs, Estelle is an experienced public speaker and press interviewer on the subjects of financing entrepreneurial businesses, building and scaling a tech business and mobile & technology trends.

Victor Stekly EMBALJ2015 CEO and Co-founder, SportsKred
won the prize for most money earned in "Bob a Job" week for his scout troop, aged 12, and never looked back... An engineer, Victor is passionate about building things that provide value to the user, and he loves delving into problems and finding solutions.

Victor says he's learned so much from so many great people, whilst at the same time making many many mistakes - "I live by a few adages that are my guiding principles and have served me well - you don't learn anything by staying at home being one of them".

CEO of a niche engineering business for 15 years, growing it to a global leadership position and achieving a 10-fold increase in sales over this period to €220M. Along the way, Victor founded companies in electronics, software, medical devices and property development. Now he is totally plugged into Sportskred, which combines his passion for sport and technology, and applying all his knowledge and experience to grow it to a global company.

Joseph Liu

Session 3: Career change

Joseph Liu


About the session

Does the work you do truly align with your personal values and ambitions? Have you wondered what it takes to successfully relaunch your career and pursue work that truly matters to you? In this talk, a former brand marketer turned career change consultant will share his personal story of career reinvention and reveal key questions to ask yourself so you can gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to relaunch your own career. During this interactive talk, you’ll pinpoint which stage you’re at on your own professional journey, clarify which barriers are preventing you from starting the next stage of your career, and identify concrete steps to move your career in a new direction. You’ll also gain useful insights from real-life case studies of professionals who have successfully relaunched their careers.

About the speaker

Joseph Liu’s mission is to help aspiring professionals relaunch their careers to do more meaningful work. Having gone through three major career changes himself, he believes making the effort to pursue meaningful work is absolutely worth it. Joseph has been a TEDx speaker and featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Glassdoor, Huffpost, Monster, SUCCESS, and Career Builder. As a keynote speaker, career consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast with listeners in over 100 countries, his unique approach combines professional career coaching with his 10 years' product branding experience to help professionals effectively market their personal brands.

Speaker session options - 11:50 - 13:00

Richard Newman

Session 1: Increase your impact and influence

Richard Newman, Owner, UK Body Talk Ltd.


About the session

Do you want to have more presence, authority and influence to persuade people with your ideas?

Many great ideas fail simply by being communicated poorly. Discover how to make your ideas happen, through inspiring and motivating the people around you, so that you get the results and respect you deserve. You can increase how convincing, confident and inspiring people rate you to be by up to 44% by making simple changes to your communication style every day.

What will you gain from this session?

  • Essential elements of personal presence that will give you extra authority and influence in your most important meetings

  • Increase your natural persuasiveness, personal impact and effectiveness, with a more compelling communication style

  • Learn how to combine your own authentic communication style with success principles, that are proven to work internationally


About the speaker

Richard is an award-winning expert in Communication and Influence.

His team recently helped one client win over £1.2 billion in new business by improving the way they communicate, winning 100% of the work they bid.

He features regularly on BBC London Radio, discussing the communication styles of leaders. He has also featured on SKY TV, BBC Breakfast TV, the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Daily Mail and Forbes Magazine.

Richard won the most coveted award in speechwriting, the Cicero Grand Prize Award for being the Best International Speechwriter, selected by a committee in Washington DC.

In 2016, his scientific research on communication was published in the Journal of Psychology, which proved that small changes in your behaviour can increase your leadership ratings by 44%.

He has given specialist communication coaching to 50,000 people, across 45 countries, over the last 20 years. Richard’s clients include CEOs, Vice-Presidents and leaders across many industries, including companies such as Virgin, Expedia, EE, AXA, Capgemini and 3M. 


Murray Steele

Session 2: The effective Non-Executive Director for the 21st century, (and how to get an NED position)

Murray Steele, Non-Executive Director and Course Leader, FT NED Diploma


About the session

If you are already an experienced Non - Executive director [NED] or are interested in developing a non-executive director career path, in either addition to, or instead of your executive career, join Murray Steele, an experienced NED and programme director for the FT NED Diploma, for this lively workshop, which examines: 

  • The importance of NEDs and what they actually do or should do

  • The growing challenges of the role including recent trends and developments around the role

  • The skills, personal attributes and behaviour required to be effective

  • Why NED roles can enhance your career

  • How to find NED roles and your board CV

  • The importance of due diligence before accepting a role

  • Issues to consider when building an NED portfolio


About the speaker

Murray Steele has been a leader in the development of non-executive directors in the UK and internationally, with over 5,000 participants attending his programmes. Currently he works with the Financial Times NED Club delivering their six month, Masters level, Diploma and two-day Effective NED programme and the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. Steele has extensive NED experience, having held over 20 chair and NED positions in listed companies, divisions of listed companies, large privately and venture capital owned businesses, early stage tech businesses, charities, pension funds and the public sector. Currently he is chairman of Octopus Apollo VCT, a FTSE listed company which invests in mid-size unquoted companies; LINX - the London Internet Exchange; and Surface Generation, a high tech engineering company; and an NED at James Walker Group, an international engineering group. He has successfully led three exits and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times’ ‘NED of the Year’ in 2012 in the Private Company/Private Equity category. 


Murray Steele

Session 3: Algorithmic bias

Anja Lambrecht, Professor of Marketing


About the session

The increased use of algorithms to automate decision-making has sparked concerns that such automated choices may produce discriminatory outcomes. This presents a concern for both firms, public policy makers and society at large. In this session, I examine contexts in which algorithmic decision making can produce apparently discriminatory outcomes. I then demonstrate that rather than algorithms being biased as such, apparent biases may also be a result of the way in which economic market forces in digital environments.


About the speaker

Professor Anja Lambrecht’s research focuses on digital marketing, with a particular emphasis on online targeting and advertising as well as promotion and pricing. Anja’s work has been published in leading marketing journals, including the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science and Management Science. In 2014 Anja received the Paul E. Green Award and in 2016 and 2017 she was a finalist for the INFORMS Society of Marketing Science Long Term Impact Award. She is an Associate Editor at Marketing Science and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marketing Research.

Professor Lambrecht teaches the Marketing core course and the elective “Channel and Sales Force Management”.

Before joining London Business School, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to her academic life, Anja Lambrecht worked as consultant at McKinsey & Company in Frankfurt. Anja has a Ph.D. from Goethe University, Frankfurt. She also holds a Diplom-Kauffrau from Goethe University, Frankfurt and a Maîtrise des Sciences de Gestion from Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris.

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