Dan spent 8 years at Google, running European marketing and then the $5Bn UK and Ireland business. Since leaving Google he has become a successful entrepreneur and investor in innovative start-up businesses. He is the managing partner for fintech at Europe’s leading Venture Builder, Blenheim Chalcot, and the co-founder of ClearScore and Salary Finance.
Dan is a regular keynote speaker at conferences; speaking on the disruptive power of fintech, technology, innovation, and Google’s unique approach to business. He is also an accomplished moderator, interviewer and after-dinner speaker.
Dan has shared his thoughts on Physics and Marketing at the TED conference and with over 1.5 million people online. He was named as number 3 in Wired UK top 100 list 2012 and among the Maserati 100 Innovators of the Year in 2018 and Business Insider’s top 100 Innovators in 2019.
He appeared on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World as a technology commentator and helped Alan Sugar choose his 2014 Apprentice.
Drawing from a career at the cutting edge of technology businesses, Dan helps audiences grasp the imperative for change and navigate future opportunities. With rich and entertaining examples from Google, his startup portfolio, and elsewhere, Dan brings a fresh perspective to any audience, helping energise them towards action with a blend of inspiration and practical, usable advice.
Dan expertly leads engaging interactive sessions on innovation culture subjects such as learning from failure, pretotyping and OKRs (objectives and key results). Expect your teams to return fired up to think and act differently.
Dan is a lively discussion partner for a fireside chat or moderated panel on anything related to innovation, disruption and technology-led change. His ‘second order impacts of technology change‘ discussions have led to multiple repeat bookings. Dan can also support you as an accomplished interviewer or moderator.
Lockdown / Video Talks
Dan has invested in a full set up for reliable high-quality delivery of virtual speeches and panels.
A dedicated iMac, dual, high-speed internet, and specific camera, mic and lighting will ensure remote events are as professional as those on your own premises.
Dan can also record and edit offline for the audience to view when it suits them, perhaps followed by an interactive panel or Q&A.