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David Smith

David Smith

USA
Advisory Board

David’s global experience has spanned many roles including Business Development, Product, Marketing & Sales and leadership at exciting technology companies such as Microsoft, Nokia, HTC, T-Mobile, Big Fish Games and Smartsheet with tenures in Europe, Australia and the US, home for the past 15 years. David is known for his expertise in consultative selling and developed the strategic consultative sales process at Nokia that was embedded into the company sales process.  He has also elevated brands, launching HTC America’s brand from inception to double-digit awareness in less than 2 years. At Microsoft’s Azure he helped to return a large portion of poor performing accounts  back to growth, adding millions of dollars in Azure Consumption.

David is a high energy sales professional that lives four core values – integrity, humility, gratitude and kindness.  He brings value to organizations with his sales expertise in areas such as SaaS, cloud, mobile, speech and gaming technologies.  In more recent years he has been invited to several start-ups both as a Sales Leader and as an Advisor.

Vijay Mitra

Vijay Mitra

UK
Advisory Board

19 years’ experience include Serial Entrepreneurship, Business Technology and Change management for Global Corporates including Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Commerzbank, Tata Consultancy Services, London Newham Council, Airbus International, Goverment Functions. Hands-on in Business Development, Strategy & Planning, Business Transformation, Product Management, Risk & Control, Cloud-technology, Digital, Data Science, AI & IOT tech products, Project Management, through Global exposure across the UK, USA, Canada, Germany and India. He is Founder & ex-CEO of PositiveShift Group International, a technology & business consulting company to $10million turnover over 4 years. Formerly held positions as Vice President HSBC, he is/was associated with ICF USA, Chartered Management Institute UK, British Computer Society UK & Global Association for Blockchain & Cryptocurrency.

Marc Teerlink

Marc Teerlink

Holland
Advisory Board

A SAP’s Global Vice President for Intelligent Enterprise Solutions & Artificial Intelligence. Marc Is a serial corporate entrepreneur, responsible for vision and products that enable digital transformation of businesses around the world, through Innovation, Data Monetization, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies.

Prior to his current role at SAP, Marc was IBM Watson’s Chief Business Strategist, where he oversaw the new offerings portfolio for the Watson platform during IBM’s formative years of Artificial Intelligence.

During his time at IBM, Marc executed a series of successful transformational projects, with a successful track record in analytics-driven sales and marketing transformation. Before he joined IBM, Marc built expertise as a banker, business manager, consultant, and change leader within nine countries across three continents.

Marc is active in the startup community as an angel investor, mentor, and board member and has been an active participant of the World Government Summit’s Global Governance of AI Roundtable since its conception in 2018.

Natasha Osmond-Dreyer

Natasha Osmond-Dreyer

Australia
Advisory Board

An experienced business leader and change management specialist. She has both built and rescued successful and sustainable businesses and delivered value through cultural transformation. Her background is banking having worked in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australasia. She has held senior level roles with the National Australia Bank and the Bank of New Zealand.

Most recently she has run an AUD112m revenue business delivering financial solutions to medium sized businesses. Leading teams of 100 plus people she has hands on leadership experience and a coaching qualification from the International Coaching Community. Natasha has recently set up her own successful small business providing tailored support in consulting, coaching, corporate training and speaking.

Cathryn Lyall

Cathryn Lyall

Australia
Advisory Board

An experienced Financial Markets Infrastructure executive with over 30 years Capital Markets experience across multiple assets classes and regulatory jurisdictions including executive roles with CBOT/CME, Nasdaq and LSE’s CurveGlobal. Cathryn co-founded the early stage seed investment fund Seismic Foundry in the UK, is an investor and advisor to SeedSpace Venture Capital in Australia, sits on the UK government Technation Fintech Panel, and is an Independent NED on the Fintech Australia Board. Cathryn is passionate about governance and embedding good culture, values and ethics in early stage firms.

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Mustan Bharmal

UK
Advisory Board

Highly successful Enterprise Architect with over 20 years’ experience working with FTSE 100 and other leading enterprises across the globe. Now applying that knowledge, skill and expertise to advise and help technology start-ups succeed.

Simon Zutshi

Simon Zutshi

UK
Advisory Board

Experienced investor, successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, is widely recognised as the top Property investing Speaker in the UK. He became financially independent by the age of 32 having started to invest in 1995. Passionate about sharing his experience, Simon founded the property investor’s network (www.pinmeeting.co.uk) in 2003 which has grown to become the largest property networking organisation in the UK, designed specifically to provide a supportive environment for people like you to network with and learn from other successful investors. Since 2003 he has taught thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners how to successfully invest in a tax efficient way to create additional streams of passive income, give them more time to do the things they want to do and build their long-term wealth.

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