Claire Fox-Jess Butcher

Speaker at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2018

Claire Fox-Jess Butcher

"How Offence Culture is stifling intellectual progress and damaging young minds"

Claire Fox
Director of the Academy of Ideas, which she established to create a public space where ideas can be contested without constraint. She is a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze and is regularly invited to comment on developments in culture, education, media and free speech issues on TV and radio programmes in the UK such as Newsnight and Any Questions? Claire is a columnist for TES (Times Educational Supplement) and MJ (Municipal Journal). She is author of a recent book on free speech, I Find That Offensive (Biteback, 2016), and No Strings Attached! Why arts funding should say no to instrumentalism (Arts&Business, 2007).

Jessica Butcher MBE
Entrepreneur, Non-Exec Director and Angel investor. Co-Founder of Blippar, one of Britain’s best-funded technology scale-ups and one of the world’s leading computer vision and augmented reality technology platforms. She is the recipient of numerous female entrepreneur and tech awards including BBC’s Top 100 Women and Fortune’s Most Powerful female entrepreneurs and is a passionate start-up mentor, public speaker and writer on subjects as diverse as women in technology, female entrepreneurialism, digital innovation, digital detox and work-life balance. She received an MBE in the 2018 New Years Honours List for her services to technology and entrepreneurship.

How Offence Culture is stifling intellectual progress and damaging young minds

Jess Butcher interviews Claire Fox about her recent book ‘I Find that Offensive’ exploring Fox’s concerns that offence culture has become the dominant ideology of modern society, damaging debate, intellectual progress and affecting the resilience and mental health of our young. Together they explore some of the reasons for it and also potential solutions for how to reverse this dangerous societal tide.

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Chris Moore

Speaker at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2018

Chris Moore

"Changing attitudes, transforming lives and creating second chances"

Chris has been CEO at the Clink Charity since 2010, and currently serves as Vice Chair for the Institute of Hospitality, and as an external director for Westminster Abbey Enterprises. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including as Head of Group Restaurants at Fenwick Ltd, and Restaurants General Manager for Harrods.

Changing attitudes, transforming lives and creating second chances

There are 86k adults in prison in England & Wales. Sadly, 44% of them return to prison within the first year of release. Chris will explore how the Clink Charity breaks this cycle of crime, by training and equipping serving prisoners to gain their City and Guild level 2 qualifications in Food Service, Food Preparation and Horticulture. The training programme reduces the chances of a prisoner reoffending by 50%, and at the same time, supports the hospitality industry that has a major skills shortage.

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Cath Bishop

Speaker at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2018

Cath Bishop

"From the Athens Olympics to the warzone of Basra, Lessons for Building Resilience from High Pressure Environments"

Cath is an experienced leadership speaker, consultant and researcher and draws on her unique combination of experiences as an Olympic rower and former senior diplomat. In her rowing career, Cath competed at three Olympic Games – Atlanta, Sydney and Athens – with highlights including winning the World Championships in 2003 and an Olympic silver medal in 2004. As a diplomat specialising in conflict stabilisation, Cath was posted to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Basra, Iraq, as well as working in Whitehall, leading on the UK civilian contribution to stabilising conflicts around the world.

From the Athens Olympics to the warzone of Basra, Lessons for Building Resilience from High Pressure Environments

I experienced 2 high pressure high stakes environments as an Olympic rower, competing at 3 Olympic Games, and as a diplomat working in some high-pressure situations, most notably as a diplomat working in Basra during the time of the conflict 10 years ago, in an environment with daily incoming mortars and rockets. My experience, backed up by the research across all these fields (military, sport, grief, trauma), focuses on 3 areas that sit at the heart of resilience:

1. Psychological flexibility
2. Self-awareness under pressure
3. Genuine, collaborative relationships

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Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

Speaker at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2018

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

"Conscious Coupling: Dual Careers in the Age of Longevity"

Avivah is CEO at 20-first, a leading international gender-balance consultancy. 20-first works with top management at some of the world’s best-known companies to identify the business opportunities of gender balance and how to achieve them. She has written a number of best-sellers in the field, including Seven Steps to Leading a Gender Balanced Business, published by Harvard Business Review.

Lessons Learned From Lehman Brothers

Ann Cairns reflected on her time as acting CEO of Lehman Brothers in the aftermath of the 2008 crash. She told us what she learned of Resilience from the employees of Lehman, and offer thoughts on how to ensure the Resilience of the financial system in years to come.

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Ann Cairns

Speaker at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2018

Ann Cairns

"Lessons From Lehman Brothers"

Ann Cairns is President of International Markets for Mastercard and Chair of ICE Clear Europe and has had an extensive and successful career in the financial sector.

Lessons Learned From Lehman Brothers

Ann Cairns reflected on her time as acting CEO of Lehman Brothers in the aftermath of the 2008 crash. She told us what she learned of Resilience from the employees of Lehman, and offer thoughts on how to ensure the Resilience of the financial system in years to come.

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Abdullah Al-Shakarchi

Speaker at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2018

Abdullah Al-Shakarchi

"Iraq During Sanctions: A Tale of Survival"

Abdullah Al-Shakarchi is a Master in Management candidate at London Business School. Prior to attending LBS, he was a Formula 1 engineer at McLaren Applied Technologies. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey and completed internships in the automotive and aviation sectors. He is a recipient of various innovation awards, including recently a global Airbus Fly Your Ideas finalist.

Iraq During Sanctions: A Tale of Survival

How do individuals survive the hardships of conflict and a trade embargo? London Business School Masters in Management student, Abdullah Al-Shakarchi, grew up in the aftermath of the Gulf War of 1990. He tells the story of Iraq's people uniting under the slogan "Screw the Embargo" to defy the horrors of Saddam Hussein's tyranny and international sanctions, reflecting on the decade's lasting impact on Iraqis today. Iraq's secret to resilience was having the correct resources and a timeless spirit of adaptation and innovation.

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