Sarah is co-founder and CEO of Unruly, a video ad tech company bought by Rupert Murdoch/News Corporation in 2015 for £114million. Since its inception in 2006, Unruly has worked with 90% of Advertising Top 100 Brands including Adidas, Dove, Evian and Renault.
Meltwater Founder and CEO on Outside Insight: Navigating a world drowning in data
Despite all the promise of the internet, the way executives make decisions has remained surprisingly unchanged. They continue to focus on observing internal data, which is the result of actions that happened in the past. But this data is historical, biased and tells only part of the story.
Every day, competitors are leaving behind online breadcrumbs filled with valuable external data – from hiring a new employee, to filing a new patent, launching a new product, online ad spend, and social media. Leveraging insights gleaned from this outside information allows companies to look ahead and make more informed decisions. Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen calls this approach Outside Insight.
Co-Founder and CEO of earth-imaging company, Planet Labs
Planet is driven by a mission to image the entire Earth every day, and make global change visible, accessible and actionable.
An integrated aerospace and data analytics company, Planet operates history’s largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites. These satellites collect a radical new data set with endless, real-world applications. Whether you’re measuring agricultural yields, monitoring natural resources, or aiding first responders after natural disasters, Planet data can help.
Founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists, Planet designs, builds and operates over 140 satellites, and develops the online software and tools that serves data to users. Decision makers in business, government, and within organizations use Planet‘s data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest problems.
Breakfast with the UK's most influential late stage tech companies
In partnership with Tech City’s Future Fifty initiative, Pi is hosting an extended breakfast around opportunities in the e-commerce area, introduced by Brian McBride, Chairman of ASOS and Wiggle and a member of the UK Government’s Digital Advisory Board.
Hear from some of the UK’s most exciting and forward thinking new consumer goods companies about the landscape and challenges they face, both in the UK – with data protection and Brexit uncertainty – and in terms of expansion overseas.
Charlotte Hogg, COO Bank of England
Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO Innovate Finance
Also featuring: Mariano Belinky, Managing Partner, Santander InnoVentures; Taras Chaban, CEO, Sybenetix; Dan Cobley, Managing Partner for FinTech, Blenheim Chalcot; James Sherwin Smith, CEO, Growth Street; Nadeem Shaikh, CEO, Anthemis; Dr Tim Sievers, CEO, Deposit Solutions.
Digital innovation is driving unprecedented levels of change in the financial services sector and attracting huge sums of money: over US$12bn of venture capital was raised globally in 2015, and over US$16bn during the first half of 2016. Top tier financial institutions are entering the space and new technologies and plays in distributed ledger technologies, machine learning, analytics and digital security are beginning to reshape the wholesale capital markets infrastructure (in the same way that we are already seeing in retail finance).
In partnership with Innovate Finance, the UK’s membership organization for FinTech companies, Pi is hosting an extended breakfast to provide an inside view of the disruption, the disrupters and opportunities for investment. Lawrence Wintermeyer from Innovate Finance will provide an overview of the sector in the UK, its growth prospects and opportunities. Charlotte Hogg, COO of the Bank of England, will bring the regulator’s perspective. We will then hear from a number of top FinTech companies from across the sector about their own plans and objectives for growth – followed by discussion.
with Oliver Pawle, Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch and Sir Nigel Rudd
The New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF) was founded by Oliver Pawle and Dee Stirling with the support of Lord Davies of Abersoch and Sir Nigel Rudd in 2010. The Charity’s vision is to develop the entrepreneurial leaders of the future and to create an active community of bright young entrepreneurs with skills, knowledge and vision to start, build and lead scalable businesses.
The organisation runs a unique one-year programme in the UK which combines hands-on work experience with a high-growth start-up, an interactive programme of training workshops, individual coaching and business mentoring.