Keynote speakers

Jeff ButlerJeff Butler

Jeff Butler is the author of two provocative books, The Authentic Workplace and The Key To The New You, and CEO of JButler International. Having written over 100 articles on workplace dynamics, his insights have been featured in dozens of media outlets such as Forbes and HR News. In addition, he appeared on TEDx in 2016 and 2017 with both talks focusing on psychology.

Before Jeff founded his workplace consulting company, he spent almost a decade as a software engineer in Silicon Valley, California. It was in this role that his initial interest in organization psychology began to develop. Since then, he has personally addressed over 100 organizations, such as Google, Amazon, LinkedIn, and Wells Fargo, on workplace dynamics issues. He lives in Boston, USA, with his family. 


David Harkin

David Harkin

David Harkin is the CEO of the award-winning education company 8billionideas which exists to give every student the skills and belief to change the world. Since its formation, initially as 7billionideas, the team has worked with over 100,000 students in 500 schools around the world. The company has been recognized by UK-based Tes (formerly the The Times Educational Supplement) and The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) for its work. It has strategic partnerships in every part of the sector, including Multi-Academy Trusts (MAT), young offenders units, international and independent schools.  

David is also proudly a two times TEDx speaker and author. In 2020, he founded the movement #UnlockingEducation and recently held two fascinating webinar discussions hosted by the British news broadcaster, Alastair Stewart. At his core, David is a passionate educationalist who is extremely excited about the window of opportunity of change ahead of us.  


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