Derek Wyatt is a British labour party politician and a member of parliament from 1997 -2010. He founded the Women’s Sport Foundation (1984), dot.tv, the first family computer channel, on BSkyB (1995), the Oxford University Internet Institute (2000), the Parliamentary Sports Fellowship scheme (2004) & a Digital Day for the Nation (2007). Derek is chairman of the London 2012, the British Council and the Rugby Union groups. From 2005 – 2010 he led the UK Education & Research Initiative in India.
Inmaculada Martinez is a pioneer and serial entrepreneur in the mobile industry since 2000, Inma worked previously in the financial industries at Goldman Sachs Private Banking joining the telecoms sector in 1998 as Global Advisor for IP Services at Cable & Wireless. Inma has held advisory positions at Nokia Corporation, HP, the European Union Technology Commission, the UKTI and at Sport England’s Innovation Fund, the British government funding arm for sport, media and culture. Fortune and TIME have described her as one of Europe’s top talents in social engagement through technology.
Bally Sappal has over twelve years of experience working in the third and public sector, from the UK and India. Bally is secondee at the Big Lottery Fund in the UK and since 2008 has held the post of Secretary/trustee of Odanadi UK- a grassroots anti-trafficking charity based in Mysore, India. Bally holds a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from LBS (London Business School) , an ILM level 7 in Strategic Leadership, and a BSc in Psychology.
Chris Coleridge is Teaching Fellow in the Department of Management Science and Innovation (MS&I) at UCL (University College London), and Lecturer at LBS (London Business School). Prior to his academic career, Chris was an entrepreneur, founding several startups in the marketing services industry in the 1990s. After a successful exit in 2001, Chris completed an MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology at LSE and an MBA at LBS.
Oded Watts has 11 years of Information Systems and New Media experience; responsible for the delivery of several large scale applications, including; Oracle ERP, BBC Weather, BBC General Election (11 million unique users in a day), Olympic and BBC Sport, as well as managing a portfolio of software development projects for Pearson. Oded holds a BSc in Information Systems Engineering, an MSc in Information System Management and has studied Corporate Finance at LBS (London business School).
Peter Cleland is a qualified accountant and experienced Finance Executive; having worked extensively in the property, service and not for profit sectors. Peter is currently the Chief Executive of Metropolitan- a leading charitable housing association in England, managing over 35,000 homes. Prior to this, Peter was the Finance Director of numerous orginisations, including; The Notting Hill Housing Group, East Thames Group and Wandle Housing Association (portfolio of over £300m in assets). Peter is a Fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and studied ‘Strategic Perspectives for Not for Profit Organisations’ at Harvard University.
Analia Lemmo Charnalia has 6 years of experience in social innovation and funding for social enterprise. After completing her MBA, she joined UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs where she provided seed funding and support to social entrepreneurs in the UK. Prior to UnLtd, Ana held a position as Economic Development Coordinator at HarborCOV and is currently Social Enterprise Business Manager at UCL (University College London). She holds a BA in International Relations from Universidad de San Andres and an MBA from Oxford University.
Matthew Stafford specialises in early stage technology start-ups and their equity investments. He works at Pembridge Partnership and is the co-founder of London based high tech accelerator Student Upstarts and of dinner-networking company 9others. Prior to this, Matthew held senior business development / analyst roles at: RBS, the Bank of New-York and IBM’s financial analytics software house- Algorithmics. Matthew holds a BSc in Software Engineering, and an MBA from Imperial College London.
Jean-Jacques Schwenzfeier is an advisor and projects manager for non-governmental-organizations. His work covers a wide range of campaigns of mainly environmental and human rights concerns. He has been working ten years in the field, offering coordination of logistics, information research and informal trainings exclusively to NGO’s. He is currently working in international and national projects throughout the world. Among them, projects in China, South Korea, Indonesia, Argentina, Peru and Europe.