Contributors

Contributors

 

Aman Sood

Aman Sood is an Information Security Consultant at a London-based Global Investment Manager, focusing on cyber security, compliance infrastructure and operational process management. Aman's previous experience includes; Caxton Associates a global-macro hedge fund, Barclays Capital, and The London Stock Exchange.

 

Andrei Klubnikin

Andrei is Senior Content Manager at R-Style Lab – a custom software development company (IoT, Web, Mobile) with a sales office in San Francisco, CA and dev centre in Belarus, Europe. Andrei has been a tech blogger since 2011.

 

Andrew Fox

Group Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management at HSBC Bank Plc

Andrew joined in August 2008 as the Head of HR UK Bank, and during his time at HSBC has developed and deployed Global change initiatives which have had a significant positive impact on the culture and values of the business.

Andrew Fox has a proven track record of delivering change growth in complex, global organisations.  He is a passionate, practical and highly commercial HR professional – combining theory and strategic implementation to enhance business performance and enable people development.

Life Philosophy “The heart of the leader is manifested through service to others.

In his spare time, Andrew is a Martial Arts enthusiast and enjoys reading, watching movies and riding his Harley. He is also actively involved in the charity Fight for Peace.

 

Ankita Poddar

HR Business Partner at Amazon

Ankita is an HR professional based out of India. Identified as one of the top emerging young HR leaders in India in 2016, Ankita’s experience as an HR Business Partner gives her the opportunity to work closely with business leaders, innovate and execute on the behalf of customers especially in areas of people analytics, employee engagement, rewards and recognition and performance management.

Ankita blogs about all things HR at https://thehrbpstory.com.

You can follow her on Twitter @ankitapoddar.

 

Anton Fishman

Anton Fishman, Director of Fishman & Partners, has 30 years' experience working with businesses to help clarify strategic direction, determine what leaders needs to do to deliver this, and ensure businesses have the talent and capability to make it happen. He has a particular interest in the enhancing the impact and reputation of HR functions and this has been the focus of his work in the last few years.

In September 2016, Anton chaired an international conference on the impact of Social Robotics, AI and Deep learning on the future of work and chairs three more conferences on these themes this year. He now runs regular workshops and in-company briefing sessions on this topic in the UK and internationally.

 

Charles Lesser

Charles Lesser spent the last ten years of his career at Partner and Managing Director level in international investment banks, before being tempted by parallels in the antiquated world of recruitment, where its old relationship based offering is being undermined by technology. He is passionate about clients, quality and the importance of recruitment practices to culture and performance. 

 

Chris Fox

Independent Strategy Consultant

Chris began his career developing software in the financial services sector in South Africa. After moving to London, Chris worked his way up to being the Head of Group Strategy and Branding at FTSE100 Old Mutual plc. In 2007, he struck on his own forming Chris C Fox Consulting to help decision makers develop and execute better strategies more effectively.

He also developed StratNavApp.com to bring collaborative business strategy development and execution into the digital age.

 

Deepthi Rajan

Deepthi Rajan is leading the Market Research group at Royal Bank of Scotland, where she focuses on research and insights around strategies on Supply Chain Services. Her primary focus areas are digital sourcing strategies and enterprise-wide transformation.

Prior to joining RBS, Deepthi Rajan was IT Innovation Strategist at one of the largest private banks in India, evaluating myriad technologies and their applications across multiple industries. Her areas of interest are Analytics, IoT, Blockchain and Digital Strategy.

 

Indy Dhami

Indy possesses over 14 years’ experience, having worked in both operational and consulting positions at FTSE100 and Fortune 500 organisations including IBM, AXA, Deutsche Bank, PwC, Accenture, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover and many other world-leading organisations. 

His experience includes leadership positions in information/ cybersecurity transformation, risk assurance, crisis management (pre and post incident), assurance, audit, governance, risk and compliance programmes.

 

Jackie Alexander

Jacqui is Managing Director of Changepace Consulting Ltd shaping client programmes that help align, deliver & improve performance.acqui is an expert in business transformation and change.  She applies an innovative and proven approach that combines the practices of organisation development, continuous improvement and project management to improve ways of working.  Her passion is to help her clients create contagious commitment to change, and to deliver it at pace. 

From 2009-16 Jacqui served as global Vice President of Change and Accelerated Delivery & Performance (ADP) at GSK. Prior to taking on this role, Jacqui held several leadership roles in GSK’s Research & Development (R&D) business.  This included leadership of the integration programme following the merger of GlaxoWellcome and SmithKline Beecham, providing change management expertise for large scale integration projects.

 

Jean-Christophe Gaillard

Founder and Managing Director of Corix Partners

He is a senior executive and a team builder with over 25 years of experience developed in several global financial institutions in the UK and continental Europe, and a track-record at driving fundamental change in the Security field across global organisations, looking beyond the technical horizon into strategy, governance, culture, and the real dynamics of transformation.

A French national permanently established in the UK since 1993, he holds an Engineering Degree from Telecom Paris Tech and has been co-president of the Cyber Security group of the Telecom Paris Tech alumni association since May 2016.

He runs the Corix Partners blog and contributes regularly on the CIO Water Cooler, and has previously published articles on, InfoSecurity Magazine,  Computing, the C-Suite.co.uk, Info Sec Buzz and the IoD Director websites. He was listed in the top 10 of UK 30 most influential thought leaders on Risk, RegTech and Compliance by Thomson Reuters in April 2017.

 

Jeff Wellstead

Digital & Talent Transformation Expert

A senior leader with a proven record of enabling and delivering successful workforce and talent transformation, innovation and change in corporate and SME growth environments.

Jeff has 25 years global, cross-industry experience: Consulting, financial services, high availability SaaS tech and cloud-based software. He has held positions from Group HR Director at Metapack to COO at Kantar IT Partnership.

 

Jonathan Miller

Founder of Strategic Change Partners

Jonathan has more than 30 years business experience with over 15 years at Director level. Originally trained as an Engineer (First Class Honours degree in Engineering at Bristol University), Jonathan quickly became interested in the people and strategy aspects of business and subsequently moved into a series of change-orientated roles. 

 

Jonathan Parnaby

Jonathan Parnaby is a Digital & Business Transformation professional who specialises in Change Management, Programme Management and Business Analysis.

Jonathan has 10 years of business transformation experience across multiple sectors having performed a variety of project roles in Dunelm Ltd, Alliance Boots plc and Viridor Ltd.

Jonathan currently resides in the South West of the UK and is the founder and owner of The Transformation Office Ltd, a boutique consultancy which tailors its services around their clients’ requirements, goals and future capabilities.

 

Karen Walker

Karen Walker is an Advisor, Expert and Operative in Strategy Execution, the series of decisions and actions undertaken to turn strategic visions of organisations into reality. An evolving journey of understanding possibilities and using situational awareness to adapt tactics and goals to realise maximum value. 

A specialist in the casino and gaming industry, with extensive experience in the implementation of new and innovative practices and the establishment of greenfield operations, Karen’s career spans senior operational management and leadership, program director, project and change management, and business transformation lead roles, across a number of sectors.  

 

Karolina Silva

Karolina is a Psychologist with a MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology. Experience in Counseling and HR, mainly in recruitment, career coaching, performance and organisational environment. Well-being and Mental Health promoter at work.

 

Mignon Mapplebeck

Mignon Mapplebeck (MBA, MIC) is a Programme Director with over 16 years experience.

She has led large global portfolios and programmes delivering positive and effective transformation and value to organisations. She has worked across the Media, Financial Services, FMCG, Retail and Mobile industries.

 

Niall McKeown

Niall is CEO/Founder of Ionology.

Ionology supports Leaders taking their organisation through Digital Transformation. We run digital transformation courses, provide advisory services and supply supporting technology.

 

Philip Alexander

Philip is CEO of People Platform. He has consulted for some of the world’s leading brands on Employee Experience and Human Capital Strategy and is the editor for StartUp Digest on this topic. Previously, Philip worked as Head of Strategy, Talent and Operations for a VC-backed start-up. He is also a Governor of two schools in Lambeth, and a mentor with a leading UK charity.

People Platform connects a companies’ most valuable resources. We connect people, knowledge and work within a business.  Using these data we provide insights to the business on their people.

 

Richard Cronin

“Richard founded Balcroft, an operational consulting firm, four years ago by bringing together a group of highly-regarded, former C-level executives from FTSE/Fortune 500 type firms to combine their experience and transform organisations. To ensure delivery, any benefits Balcroft signs up to deliver are guaranteed, it is passionate about transferring skills to achieve sustainability and employees don’t operate out of an office, to keep its carbon footprint low and so it doesn’t pass unnecessary overheads on to its clients. 

Balcroft has supported the Sunday Times in recognising the most improved Best 100 Companies to work for and Women in the City, a highly respected, award-winning organisation that promotes, recognises and rewards female talent.”

 

Roderic Yapp

Roderic Yapp is a specialist leadership consultant and accredited coach. He supports major business transformations by improving the capability of leaders so that they can execute the transformation strategy.

Roderic is an International Coaching Federation professionally accredited coach who has specialist experience in developing people in sectors where ‘leadership failure’ usually results in death or critical injury.

He has significant experience in leadership development, major business transformations and operational excellence with companies such as Deloitte, Fidelity, HSBC, the John Lewis Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Urenco and the NHS.

 

Soumyasanto Sen

Soumya is a Blogger, Speaker and Evangelist in HRTech who tries to think Out of the Box! Engaging with Companies, Startups & Entrepreneurs in driving Transformation.

Professionally Consultant/Manager/Advisor/Investor in HR Tech. focusing on Strategies, Analytics, Cloud, UX, Security, Integration and Entrepreneurship in Digital HR Transformation.

 

Vivienne Edgecombe

Vivienne is a consultant, facilitator and transformative coach, drawing on a career in roles across diverse industries in HR, Organisational Development, Learning & Development, and consulting on HR and Transformation projects.

She is the founder of Inside-Out Change, working with a Principles-based understanding of personal and business transformation to prepare organisations and their HR and project teams to deliver successful, transformational change, and to realise sustainable employee wellbeing and resilience.

http://www.insideoutchange.co/

 

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