• Sue Stockdale

    Executive Coach & Coaching Supervisor, Leadership Specialist, Speaker, Author and Polar Adventurer

     

    Sue Stockdale is an inspirational speaker whose business and adventure experience has helped hundreds of leaders and entrepreneurs worldwide to step out of their comfort zone and achieve extraordinary results.

     

    Sue started her career in Corporate Training and Development working for British Gas and then moved to a role with the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia. In 1996, she became the first British woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole. After this success, Sue took part in expeditions to the Geographical North Pole, Antarctica and Greenland. She finished runner-up in Channel 4’s Superhuman undergoing some of the toughest scientific tests ever seen on TV.

     

    She now works with some of world’s top companies and not for profit organisations, as an executive coach and leadership specialist, and has spoken at leading business schools in Oxford, Cambridge and Paris on motivation, leadership and risk. She is London Chapter Chair of Women Presidents Organisation providing peer support to women entrepreneurs running multi-million-pound businesses.

     

    Sue has an MBA in Entrepreneurship and MSc in Quality Management. She is also author of The Growth Story, Kickstart your Motivation and Secrets of Successful Women Entrepreneurs and co-author of Risk, Motivating People, The Personality Workbook, and Cope with Change at Work.

  • David Beurle

    Founder & CEO of Future iQ & world-renowned expert on community, regional and organisational economic revitalisation

     

    As founder and CEO of Future ​iQ, David is an expert in creating future planning approaches for use in regional, industry and organizational settings. He has pioneered the application of scenario planning with regions, regional industries and corporations around the world. David created the Future Game, a widely used planning and workshop tool that has been used in over 500 workshops across 10 countries. As CEO of Future iQ, David has led global projects across 4 continents and has written and contributed to a number of foresight papers. Having worked in the field of organizational and regional economic and community planning for over 20 years, his work has won numerous awards. David has a major role in Future iQ’ projects as lead consultant and director of projects.

  • Ryan Palmer

    Co-Founder of the London Sock Company

     


    Edinburgh born and Glasgow raised, Ryan subsequently graduated from Loughborough University in 2005 with a BA (hons) in Sport & Exercise Science and English literature, followed by an MSc in Marketing & Management. Ryan then joined technology consultancy Accenture spending 7 years with the firm spending most of his tenure in a Business Development role. Recognising the few opportunities men have to add personality into everyday attire, particularly in a professional environment, paired with the growth of the male fashion market,

     

    Ryan left Accenture in September 2013 along with friend and colleague Dave Pickard to co-found London Sock Company. The vision was a luxury pure play sock brand focussing not only on assured style and quality but also offering a convenient monthly subscription service to customers while also increasing confidence in men. London Sock Company has grown from zero to £2m+ revenue in 4 years, predominantly in the UK market with strong growth also now coming from the US market. 20% of brand revenues are driven through recurring subscription revenue with approximately 15% though premium wholesalers including Fortnum & Mason & Mr Porter. British fashion icon and supermodel

     

    David Gandy is an investor and brand ambassador with further investors including luxury retailer William Asprey, the venture capitalist firm Venrex behind brands including Not on The High Street, Orlebar Brown, Thread.com, Charlotte Tilbury and others. London Sock Company encompasses British heritage and quality, but is a firmly digital, data and technology led business operation changing the way men and women buy and receive great quality socks.

  • Dr Sibongiseni Tunzelana Thotsejane

    Entrepreneur, Digital Leader & CIO & Co-Founder of FlavaLite

     

    Sibongiseni Tunzelana Thotsejane is a CIO, Founder, Digital Innovator and a Conscious Leader at multi award-winning FlavaLite Innovations, FLI Global, Neo Tech Experts and LoveOlution. Recently she has founded Neo Tech Experts where she adds innovation and computing systems in the Aerospace, Maritime and Defense sectors together with seasoned Maritime Engineers and Experts in their respective fields. She has over 20 years’ experience in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. She among the Winners of South Africa’s 50 most Inspirational Women in Technology and Innovation for 2017, as chosen by the Inspiring Fifty Campaign, in cooperation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and #CoCreateSA.nl. She is a board member at Sagarmatha Technologies Limited. She is the first and former CIO at the Victoria and Alfred (V & A) Waterfront. She is an academic at Walter Sisulu University (WSU). She supervises Masters, MBA, DBA, Doctoral and PhD Candidates in Computing Systems globally. She added value in leadership workshops for NACI (National Advisory Council on Innovation) and SET4W (Science, Engineering and Technology for Women). She did a program by Innovation Hub and Maxum in collaboration with the University of Baltimore in the USA for a program for Women in ICT. She did research on Innovation at Google Incorporated, at Silicon Valley in San Francisco and at Ryerson University in Canada by the Institute for Innovation and Technology Management in the area of Internet Analytics. She has strategized and implemented Innovative Digital Analytics tactical plans, and diverse innovative services for various companies such as: PruHealth (UK), Santam, South African Defense Force, South African Navy, Armscor, Old Mutual, Woolworths, Rand & Bullion, Cape Town Activa, Engen, West Coast Salmon, Iliso Security Services, Acceleration and Speison. She has worked for Increase Network Solutions in Holland as a Technical Programmer.

  • Steve Dawson

    Managing Partner of BrandGrowth and previously CEO of the US division of Walkers Shortbread

     

    Born in the UK, Steve decamped to the US in 1993 and is now an American citizen, but remains a proud GlobalScot.

     

    He manages BrandGrowth, a consultancy that works with premium food & beverage brands to build their businesses in North America and the UK.

     

    His consulting advice draws on 30 years of commercial experience, most recently as Interim Managing Director of Bahlsen Americas (2016-18), and previously as CEO of the US division of Walkers Shortbread (2007-15) and Managing Director of Food From Britain North America (1998-2007). He has advised brands such as Twinings, Green & Black’s, Colmans, Mackays and Mull of Kintyre.

     

    Steve’s business presentations are grounded yet quirky; fact-based yet memorable; and thought-provoking but always commercially relevant.


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  • James Bernard

    Director - Sales, DMCC

     

     

     

    James started his career in the London financial markets back in the early 1990s working for several leading international financial institutions and trading houses as a Trader.

     

    As a professional commodity trader and logistics expert he went on to incorporate his own group of companies, producing and trading in physical commodities and derivatives.

     

    After joining DMCC in 2006 as Associate Director of Commodities he took over as Director of Business Development in 2009, leading the next stage of growth for DMCC Free Zone which has attracted over 15,000 companies to its central Dubai location.

     

    As a Business Development and Sales professional he has a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of advancing business streams and scaling companies across a wide range of various industry sectors.

     

    For the past 12 years he has been responsible for driving Business growth throughout DMCC and enabling them to achieve recognition as Global Free Zone of the year in 2015, 2016 and 2017 awarded by FT Group.

     

    His particular areas of expertise include advanced sales strategies, big data and predictive analytics, process flow digitalisation, and distributed ledger technologies.

    James leads the DMCC Blockchain Innovation Group and was one of the founding members of the Dubai ‘Global Blockchain Council’.

  • Ros Taylor

    Leading UK and international psychologist, executive coach, successful businesswoman, an accomplished author and a TV and radio presenter

     

     

    Ros travels the world developing the leadership potential of employees through the Just Leadership Ros Taylor Company® programme which she formulated. A creative academic, Ros is a chartered clinical psychologist, coach, trainer and regular speaker on the conference circuit. She has presented in the USA, Europe, and China and completed a lecture tour in Japan. Newspapers have described her variously as ‘the guru of personal development’ and ‘the best motivational speaker heard this year’.


    Ros has developed a unique style of coaching which achieves major insights and shifts in thinking as well as creating a vision for personal and business success. Ros draws on her background as a psychologist to facilitate creative strategies and move people on to become more than they would ever have believed possible. Ros was named by The Independent on Sunday as one of the top 10 coaches in Britain.
    Ros broadcasts regularly on Radio and television. She presented a Social Science research programme ‘Between Ourselves’ for BBC Radio Scotland for two years. She was also a presenter for five years on a nightly television news programme. Other TV and Radio work includes BBC radio and television, Scottish Television, GMTV, LWT, ITN News, Sky News, and Channel 4.

     
    Ros now has a team of consultants that she has trained to deliver her Just Leadership® courses and One2One Executive® Coaching programme. In 2009, she launched Corporate Coach International®, an accredited coaching school for those who want to become leadership coaches.


    She is visiting professor at Strathclyde University, focussing on leadership and is a Non-Executive director for The National Theatre of Scotland.
     

     

     

  • Peter Proud

    Founder and CEO of Cortex Worldwide, a former WPP agency that has a strategic partnership with Microsoft.

     

    Peter Proud is the Founder and CEO of Cortex Worldwide, a former WPP agency that has a strategic partnership with Microsoft. The two companies have jointly developed a new cloud-based marketing solution built on Azure, enabling you to quickly build, localise, secure and centrally manage your entire digital real estate.

     

    Prior to this, Peter held the role of Managing Director of Strategic Accounts and Partnerships for Accenture Interactive Digital Practice, providing integrated marketing, technology and analytics solutions for the digital world. Before joining Accenture, Peter worked at Microsoft for 14 years managing accounts for some of the world's leading household names and was integral in the establishment of Microsoft's ‘One Microsoft’ initiative.

     

    A passionate advocate for the digital technologies industry, Peter sits on both the ScotlandIS Board and Edinburgh Napier University’s Graduate Level Apprenticeship Advisory Board.

  • Roger Mullin

    Founding Director of Momentous Change

     

     

    Roger Mullin is a Founding Director of Momentous Change Ltd, an Honorary Professor in Stirling University’s Management School, a member of the IOD in Scotland and a member of the advisory board of the African Entrepreneurial Network based in Kenya.

     

    He was appointed in 2016 by the First Minster of Scotland to the Sustainable Growth Commission, which amongst other issues argued for a significant growth in exporting from Scotland’s businesses.

    His new company, Momentous Change Ltd, published a major report into “Brexit and Scottish Business” which was launched at IOD headquarters in Edinburgh earlier this year.

     

    Roger has run a number of consultancy and research businesses, previously undertaking 16 assignments in African countries for bodies such as The World Bank, a variety of United Nations agencies including UNDP, UNFAO, and UNESCO, and SADC (The Southern Africa Development Community). He has also worked in Africa on private contracts in partnership with companies from Norway and Germany. His work has mainly focused on capacity building including for key business sectors such as those based on scientific research in South Africa and the fisheries sector in Namibia.

     

    He is a former Member of Parliament, where he spoke on Treasury issues. He also involved himself heavily on international issues. He was chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Explosive Weapons (which focused on the issue of landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices), in which capacity he addressed a meeting of the United Nations in Geneva, and was also the first parliamentarian to enter Mosel in Northern Iraq during the recent major conflict. He introduced a private member bill on Double Taxation Treaties addressing taxation relationships between the UK and developing countries.

     

      

  • Thorranze Cheung

    Founder & Director of Red Unit

     

    Thorranze is a multi-disciplinary entrepreneur with the expertise in intercultural branding, experiences design and advertising campaign. He aspires to design culturally iconic yet globally impactful experience, brand, system and product. He is passionate about introducing the artisan experiences and the life aesthetics of Scotland to the Chinese market.

     

    He was born in Guangzhou (Canton), the capital city of Southern China that is famous for its long and rich history of international trading and port. He has over five years experience as a freelanced graphic designer in China and two years experience in the global advertising agencies, Dentsu and McCann Erickson, as a media buyer and creative copywriter.

     

    With the integration of diverse capability, he helped leading businesses in China like China Telecom, Ping’ an Bank and New Oriental Education to achieve their success.

    The professional experiences in China helped him develop a profound understanding of the latest digital technology in China, the Chinese millennials and middle-class consumers market and the China’s media, marketing industry.

     

    Graduated at the Edinburgh College of Art with a Graphic Design Master’s Degree, he founded Red Unit Intercultural Design in 2016. The business has won the endorsement from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University.

    He is now working with SMEs in the UK and also organisations like SDI, Scottish Enterprise and Edinburgh Tourism Action Group etc.. He is continually challenging and revolutionising the traditional thinking and approach on doing business between China and the UK, through design, creative concept, up-to-date technology and cultural intelligence with his company.
     

  • Karen Emanuel

    Managing Director of Key Productions

     

     

    Karen started off her music and entrepreneurial journey as Events Sec at Leeds University, DJ-ing and booking Indie bands.


    Her love of music led her to a short career at Rough Trade Distribution where she started as a receptionist and ended up as Head of Production.


    Karen started Key Production back in 1990. Through several acquisitions including Think Tank Media, and more recently Modo Design and Production, Key has become the largest broker in the UK, a team of over 50 people across various sites, specialising in bespoke packaging, global sourcing, project management and high end promotional items for both music and other industries.


    Karen has also set up a small property company, and whilst on holiday in Nicaragua, bought an island on which she built a small sustainable hotel. www.Jicarolodge.com


    Not content with just running her companies, Karen now mentors as well as working with the business school in Leeds, helping to inspire future entrepreneurs

     

      

  • John Brown

    Chief Information Officer at Arnold Clark

     

    John is a senior leader in technology with over 30 years experience in many industry sectors. Originally from Scotland, he has spent time working and living abroad and has insight into the challenges of running global teams both from Scotland and elsewhere. He has sat on boards of companies in the UK and abroad and has held a non-exec role for a drinks company in Russia. He is now back in Scotland as Chief Information Officer for Arnold Clark, Europe’s largest independent car retailer with sales in excess of £4b and over 12,000 employees.

  • Dr Jim Hamill

    Director of Hamill Associates Ltd & Future Digital Leaders

     

     

    With 35 years International Management experience, Jim is widely recognised as a leading expert on International Business/Marketing, Digital Disruption, Social Media and Digital Business Strategy. He has successfully delivered on a broad range of consultancy assignments around the World, with clients ranging from SMEs to multinational organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, Economist Intelligence Unit, International Labor Office, Russian Foundation for SME Development, Malta Tourism Authority, the European Union, Scottish Enterprise, Visit Scotland, National Trust, Glasgow City Council, First Group and many others.


    Jim has held Visiting Professorships or delivered Senior Executive Programmes in the US, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Malaysia, China, Norway, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, France, Iceland, Malta, Russia, the UAE and Oman. Author of several books and numerous papers, he is Owner and Director of Energise 2-0, a leading digital business and social media consultancy, based in Glasgow but operating globally. He is also Director of Future Digital Leaders, creating business leaders ‘fit for purpose’ in an era characterised by turbulent digital change and Digital Darwinism.


    With 4,500 Twitter followers and blog page views exceeding 10,000 per month, Jim is internationally recognised as a leader in his field. He has received over 300 Linkedin endorsements for his work in Business Strategy, Marketing, Digital Business and Social Media.


    In 2010, Jim was voted as the ‘Most Innovative Lecturer of the Year’ by students at the University of Strathclyde for successfully redesigning the student learning experience around the use of social technologies. He is passionate about the role new technology can play in supporting SME internationalisation.

    With 35 years International Management experience, Jim is widely recognised as a leading expert on International Business/Marketing, Digital Disruption, Social Media and Digital Business Strategy. He has successfully delivered on a broad range of consultancy assignments around the World, with clients ranging from SMEs to multinational organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, Economist Intelligence Unit, International Labor Office, Russian Foundation for SME Development, Malta Tourism Authority, the European Union, Scottish Enterprise, Visit Scotland, National Trust, Glasgow City Council, First Group and many others.
    Jim has held Visiting Professorships or delivered Senior Executive Programmes in the US, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Malaysia, China, Norway, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, France, Iceland, Malta, Russia, the UAE and Oman. Author of several books and numerous papers, he is Owner and Director of Energise 2-0, a leading digital business and social media consultancy, based in Glasgow but operating globally. He is also Director of Future Digital Leaders, creating business leaders ‘fit for purpose’ in an era characterised by turbulent digital change and Digital Darwinism.
    With 4,500 Twitter followers and blog page views exceeding 10,000 per month, Jim is internationally recognised as a leader in his field. He has received over 300 Linkedin endorsements for his work in Business Strategy, Marketing, Digital Business and Social Media.
    In 2010, Jim was voted as the ‘Most Innovative Lecturer of the Year’ by students at the University of Strathclyde for successfully redesigning the student learning experience around the use of social technologies. He is passionate about the role new technology can play in supporting SME internationalisation.
     

      

  • Adam Drufke

    North America Product Manager for Voith Digital Solutions

     


    Adam Drufke is the North America Product Manager for Voith Digital Solutions.

     

    Prior to joining Voith Digital Solutions, Adam directed the product management activities for Hill-Rom (Healthcare - Nurse Call), GE Transportation (LNG and Passenger Locomotives), and GE Oil & Gas (VetcoGray). This experience and success is rooted in the fundamentals of Product Management: listening to the customers’ needs, understanding the technology trajectory of the product portfolio, and influencing the internal stakeholders to deliver profitable growth.

     

    Adam began his career as a Schlumberger Completions Field Engineer (Expat) in Chad, Africa.

     

    He holds a MBA from Boston College, and a BSEE from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh).

     

    In his spare time, Adam volunteers at the North Carolina Museum of Art and runs competitively.

  • Glen Stocco

    Operational Leader

     

    Almost ten years on from completing his MBA at the University of Edinburgh, Glen is excited to have returned to the Scottish capital from Canada.

     

    Glen is an operational leader with a proven track record working with founders and CEO’s, driving business transformation and growth whilst also ensuring robust processes, systems and governance. He has had oversight for a broad range of functions including finance, HR, legal, operations, and sales. Additionally, he brings a track record of stakeholder management and negotiation across multiple sectors including real estate development/asset management, FMCG and consulting.

     

    As an enthusiastic connector, Glen enjoys building networks and helping facilitate business relationships across borders.

  • Lynn Mann

    Co-Founder of Supernature

     

    Lynn Mann started Supernature Oils in 2011 with her husband and co-owner Chris, producing cold pressed rapeseed oil and Infused oils on their tenanted family farm. They now have the broadest range of Infused oils in the UK and have become the most awarded cold pressed rapeseed oil in the UK, with 12 National Awards. Their award-winning White and Black Truffle oils have gained listings in Harrods, and they export to several countries including Hong Kong, the Middle East, Nigeria, France and Bermuda.

     

    Lynn is also a Women’s Enterprise Scotland Ambassador, is on the Strategic Advisory Board of INTERFACE, and is currently setting up a new social enterprise called Food For Good.

  • James Varga

    Founder and CEO of The ID.co

     

     

    James founded The ID Co. in 2011 with a mission to create convenience – to allow us to sign up to new products and services in seconds.

     

    The ID Co. builds products based on (Open) bank data that helps businesses like online lenders easily onboard their customers by solving pains such as affordability and credit risk.

     

    Our DirectID business products help lenders onboard their customers by removing friction caused in the application process by current challenges of risk, compliance, fraud and regulation. The products we provide solve business pains such as assessing a customer’s affordability, verifying their account information and therefore offsetting credit risk.

     

    James is active in a number of local and global efforts to help people do more online, including the Fintech Delivery Panel (FDP), FDATA, Open Banking Excellence | Edinburgh and Trust In Digital Life (TDL) whose mission is to create a trusted ecosystem that protects data and assets of citizens and enterprises across Europe.

      

  • Irene Grant

    NXD and Executive Coach & Mentor. Formerly Co-Head International Markets, Commercial Banking Europe, HSBC

     

    Irene is an experienced Executive Director, working in Banking, primarily at HSBC. Her particular passion is Corporate Banking, supporting companies of all sizes in diverse sectors. Irene’s career is highly international, having worked in Scotland, London, West Coast USA and Hong Kong and led teams in a further 15 countries including Czech Rep, Poland and Russia in Eastern Europe, Greece, Malta and Spain in Europe and Armenia, Bermuda and South Africa further afield.

     

    Irene now has a portfolio career, encompassing Non-Executive roles, Executive Coaching & Mentoring and Consulting. She is a Board member at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Committee Member of the CIOBS’ 2025 Foundation and a volunteer Mentor with Women in Banking & Finance.
     

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    8.12	To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
    8.13	You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by emailing scott@sbn.scot.
    9.	About cookies
    9.1	A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
    9.2	Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
    9.3	Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
    10.	Cookies that we use
    10.1	We use cookies for the following purposes:
    (a)	authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    (b)	status - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    (c)	personalisation - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    (d)	security - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    (f)	analysis - we use cookies we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    (g)	cookie consent - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    11.	Cookies used by our service providers
    11.1	Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
    11.2	We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
    12.	Managing cookies
    12.1	Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
    (a)	https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
    (b)	https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
    (c)	http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
    (d)	https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
    (e)	https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
    (f)	https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
    (g)    https://www.cookiebot.com/en/privacy-policy/
    
    12.2	Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
    12.3	If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
    13.	Our details
    13.1	This website is owned and operated by Scots Business Network Ltd.
    13.2	We are registered in Scotland under registration number SC548512 and our registered office is at 9 Springfield Road, Linlithgow, EH49 7JH.
    13.3	Our principal place of business is at 9 Springfield Road, Linlithgow, EH49 7JH.
    13.4	You can contact us:
    (a)	by post, to the postal address given above;
     
    (b)	by email, using the email address published on our website.
    14.	Data protection officer
    14.1	Our data protection officer's contact details are: christine@sbn.scot