Speakers – International Recruitment Summit | Viva la Revolution

International Recruitment Summit | Viva la Revolution

The conference to shape the future of recruitment, Balearics 2018


24th March 2017

Merryn Somerset Webb


Editor in Chief, MoneyWeek

Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in Chief of UK personal finance magazine MoneyWeek, graduated from Cambridge with a First-Class Honours degree in History and Economics.  She’s worked as a television producer in Japan, a broker for SBC Warburg and a financial writer.  You’ll recognise Merryn as she regularly appears on radio and television as a commentator on financial matters.

She’ll be speaking about the retreat of globalisation in the wake of changing attitudes to borders and the decline of the transient workforce of the noughties.  Merryn will also cover the impact of AI, if what you do can be done by an algorithm, it will be!  The presentation will help recruitment leaders plan their international business growth and navigate the post-Brexit labour market.

Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams

HR and Change Specialist

The MD of Firehouse and creator of ‘Disruptive HR’, Lucy Adams brings a fresh perspective to business-minded audiences looking for innovative practices. Sailing the BBC through a turbulent period as its former HR Director, Lucy knows what it takes to lead change in a high-profile environment; as a keynote speaker and conference facilitator, she discusses how the HR profession can adapt to uncertain.

Lucy Adams has become a certified favourite amongst audiences of CEOs looking for innovative ways to lead their organisations in current times.

In her successful career as a speaker and consultant, the MD of Firehouse (incorporating her creation 'Disruptive HR') has started to knock down the HR profession’s old, crumbly walls and replace them with new, pragmatic models well-backed by evidence.


Nathalie Nahai


Web Psychologist

Nathalie Nahai is an award-winning speaker with a background in psychology and digital strategy. She is one of the few leading voices in this field to have both academic and hands-on experience in engineering online persuasion.

She lectures on the subject of web psychology and helps businesses increase their reputation, client base, and profit online. She also writes for the BBC and the Guardian and runs a bimonthly blog on the subject of web psychology. She lives in England.

Peter Gold


Founder B2B Storyteller  

Storyteller, marketer, writer, AI protagonist and ultra-marathon runner Peter is primarily an HR Technology specialist having worked in Talent Acquisition Technology since the late 1990’s.  Can algorithms ever replace that ‘gut feel’ when it comes to recruitment?

Peter is going to speak to us on the future of HR Technology – is it counterpart or replacement for the recruiter?  This presentation aims to improve your understanding of the reach of HR Tech in your space.

Eddie the Eagle


Great Britain's First Olympic Ski Jumper

Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards, was the first competitor to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland team in Olympic Ski jumping.

Despite little skill for his sport, Eddie's heroic failures won the hearts and minds of the public: in 2016, he was portrayed by Taron Egerton in the biographical film Eddie the Eagle, and he remains one of the best-loved athletes today.

Born in Cheltenham, England, Eddie was working as a plasterer when he qualified as the sole British applicant for the 1988 Winter Olympics ski-jumping competition. He had previously represented Great Britain at the 1987 World Championships, and was ranked 55th in the world.

Eddie eventually finished last in both the 70m and 90m events - and his lack of success endeared him to people all across the globe.
In fact, the worse he did, the more popular he became, to the point where he became a media celebrity and appeared on talk-shows around the world. The press nicknamed him "Mr Magoo", and one Italian journalist called him a "ski dropper".

Caleb Storkey


Tech Disrupter and Entrepreneur

Caleb Storkey is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker and consultant, in disruptive technologies, change management, marketing, entrepreneurism and leadership. Co-author of Futureproof – How To Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption and Founder of Storkey Media (an integrated marketing agency), Caleb has worked with a wide range of businesses, from multinationals to highly disruptive and rapid growth tech startups.

Paul Glynn


MD at Aristar

An experienced ACA qualified finance professional, Paul has led the finance departments of market leading recruitment businesses through periods of rapid growth and development.

Charlie Taylor


CEO & Founder, Debut

Charlie is a Forbes (30 under 30) winning tech entrepreneur and founder and CEO of the student careers app, Debut.

Debut is a Google award winning mobile tech start up. Just 18 months old, Debut launched as the world's first careers app for students and is currently used by over 60 multinationals ranging from Tesla, Apple, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Shell, Deloitte and Rolls Royce. Debut already has over 70,000 users with up to 80% monthly actives.

Charlie has raised £2.2 million from leading Venture Capitalists in just 12 months from launch and is a few months away from a potential Series A round of between £6-8 million. The former CEO and Founder of Indeed, recently joined the previous round of investment after his 1 billion exit.

Charlie’s broad experience make him a perfect disruptor for our panel. Learn from Charlie about how you can use the mobile space to improve attracting your future workforce.

Ricky Thomas


Founder & CEO, True Dash

As founder and CEO of a superfast, cloud-based business intelligence solution Ricky is a key disruptor in his space.  Providing a platform which can aggregate any number of business data sources from an unlimited number of datasets Ricky believes that “In order to take informed steps to promote business growth companies require a high level of digestible data that can be easily accessed and analysed.”  Having founded and exited businesses Ricky can explain how intelligent analytics can give insights to data that you may not have even considered previously and how this can help you.