Keynote Speakers

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James Dearsley

Co-Founder at Unissu

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KateVitasek

Kate Vitasek

Author, Educator and Architect

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Nancy Rademaker

Professional Keynote Speaker

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NigelRisner

Nigel Risner

Business Speaker of the Year

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James Dearsley

Co-Founder at Unissu

James is recognised as one of the leading thought leaders on the future of the real estate market. His role as the Co-Founder of Unissu (a link to this site http://www.unissu.com/), the global leader of PropTech data, information and resources, means he has an unrivalled perspective on global PropTech trends.  As a result, he is a much sought-after speaker on the future of the property industry both in terms of how people and companies in the sector should adapt to facilitate change.  

Kate Vitasek

Author, educator and architect of the Vested business model

Lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the “Fabulous 50+1” most influential people impacting global commerce, author, educator and business consultant Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly-collaborative relationships. Her practical and research-based advice for driving transformation and innovation through highly-collaborative and strategic partnerships launched a six-book series that includes: Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing, Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft Are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships and Getting to We: Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships

Vitasek has been featured on Bloomberg, CNN International, NPR, and Fox Business News. She is contributor for Forbes as their leading authority on the art, science and practice of highly collaborative relationships. Vitasek has been featured in over 300 articles in publications like Chief Executive Magazine, CIO Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Commerce, World Trade Magazine and Outsource Magazine.

Passionate in her quest to help companies transform their business relationships, Vitasek inspires and motivates business leaders with five proven “rules” for achieving transformational results. Following the Vested mindset and methodology shifts a relationship from a “What’s in it for Me” to a “What’s in it for We” foundation and outcome based business model. Skeptics walk away believers when Vitasek shares powerful, real-world examples of companies (big and small) that have achieved transformational results by adopting a Vested mindset and business model for highly-collaborate, win-win relationships.

Nancy Rademaker

Professional Keynote Speaker – Inspiring organisations to act on their Day After Tomorrow – Partner at nexxworks

Nancy Rademaker is one of the very few female international keynote speakers to cover the impact of digitization on customer behaviour and how that affects the way companies should interact with customers. She likes to share her first-hand experiences straight from the places where technology is shaping our future.

Nancy has over 20 years of experience in how technology was and is transforming society, working for different IT companies, amongst which five years for Microsoft in the Netherlands and Europe. She loves to share her passion for technology and combines that valuable inside information with her experience in training and education. She has always been enthusiastic about people and customer-centric strategies. She likes to focus on how technology influences people’s behaviour and how it helps them to share knowledge and to create and innovate.
Nancy is a highly rated and motivating international business speaker, she has energized many roundtables, boardroom sessions and corporate events with bold presentations on the topics of digital transformation, extreme customer centricity, disruption, AI, business model change and leadership.

In 2016 she joined nexxworks as a partner. Together with Peter Hinssen, Steven Van Belleghem and Rik Vera, she inspires companies how to act upon The Day After Tomorrow. Nancy travels the world taking business leaders to innovation hubs like Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Berlin,… using that first-hand inspiration as a continuous and valuable source, thus keeping the keynote content and examples on the cutting edge of the latest technologies, developments and disruptive new business models.

Nigel Risner

Business Speaker Of The Year from all three CEO groups -Communications Expert and Motivational Speaker

Having started his own business in 1983 and becoming one of the youngest CEO’s at the age of 26, Nigel quickly realised that running organisations was not that complicated but working with people and getting the most out of them was the challenge.

He did an IPO and having venture capital in his business it occurred to him that understanding people’s personal needs and their communication styles was paramount to their success. He started working with The Academy for Chief Executives in 1997 and quickly became a sought- after speaker working in many different industries but specialising in peak performance and human development.

In 2001 and 2010 he was awarded Speaker of the Year from The Academy for Chief Executives. In 2005 he was awarded Vistage International Speaker of the Year. In 2009/10 Footdown awarded him Speaker of the Year. Thus making him the only speaker in Europe to have won all three awards. Having spoken to more than 1.5 million people worldwide (40 Countries) he has recognised that most people fall into four categories in communication.

Whilst there have been many other models used his method of zoo keeping different animals is now used not only in Police Forces around the Country but also many National Health Trusts. He is currently working on introducing four new animals to the Zoo! Nigel currently speaks approximately 100 times a year. His main philosophy is that there is no such thing as difficult customers and staff – there are different customers and staff.