Blog

India Global Forum, London Conference

🇮🇳 🇬🇧“We desperately need to reimagine the mutual value and potential of UK-India relations in the…

This year at Davos

A month on from my visit to Davos - home of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meetings - I wanted…

ThinkPod, London

While hosting and chairing panels during the FII Institute’s inaugural regional summit at the…

Future Investment Initiative

Alongside the wonderful Oli Barrett and Ethna Treanor, I recently hosted a series of powerful panel…

Northern Tech Awards

Yesterday, I hosted the 9th annual Northern Tech Awards, presented by GP Bullhound, from…

Future Aviation Forum – Big Think Panel

Aviation accounts for around 2.5% of global CO2 emissions. It is widely recognised as both one of…

Future Aviation Forum

"Saudia Arabia is at the start of the most significant aviation industry reform in the 21st…

Innovate Finance Global Summit – UK FinTech Week

"UK FinTech has reached an all-time high, with an ncredible $11.6bn pouring into the sector in…

AlUla – Powering start-ups for Inclusive Growth event

Barely catching my breath from the Sync Digital Wellbeing Summit, I flew from Dhahran to AlUla, one…

Sync Digital Wellbeing Summit Roundup

A week on from co-hosting the inaugural Sync Digital Wellbeing Summit, I am still meditating on our…

Tackling a Digital Addiction – Simon Sinek

I have just returned from Dharan, Saudi Arabia, where I co-hosted the inaugural Sync Digital…

Journey to Ithra – Digital Wellbeing Summit

This week I visited Ithra, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, in Dharan Saudi Arabia.…

Economics is Everywhere: A conversation with John List

Last week, I spoke with John List, Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University…

Biases and barriers: A conversation with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

In 1978, at the age of 25, with ₹10,000 (approximately $130) in her bank account, Kiran…

The Power of Indian Youth – a conversation with Nirmala Sitharaman

India is home to a fifth of the world's youth demographic. For Nirmala Sitharaman, India's first…

Breaking the Bias with Meenakshi Lekhi

The theme of International Women's Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. Last Tuesday, I spoke with Meenakshi…

Indomitable Women – a conversation with Arundhati Bhattacharya

As women's history month continues, I wanted to celebrate some of the inspirational female leaders…

Influence Is Your Superpower: Five Things I Learnt from Dr Zoe Chance

As an MC, journalist and entrepreneur, I am constantly trying to influence people… from coaxing a…

How can blockchain improve the planet? 

How can blockchain improve the planet?  With discussions of blockchain technology and decentralised…

Why is America so angry? Interview with Evan Osnos about his new book Wildland; The Making of America’s fury

“The structural issues in the US are really profound - the compounded effects of segregation and…

New Global GoalsCast episode: how the distribution of the Covid vaccine is failing all of us

If you live in the United States or the UK -  or even most of Europe - you may have the impression…

Six great sustainability startups – meet the winners of the Santander X Environmental Challenge

Tackling the climate emergency is the most urgent shared endeavour of our lifetime. It will take…

Earth Day 2021 – Six key climate change voices; Christiana Figueres, Huw Van Steenis, Greta Thunberg and more

Happy Earth Day!  It feels like a pit stop on the Race To Zero - namely the global campaign to…

What does the future of travel look? Can the sector bounce back post-Covid?

If you were asked what you missed most during lockdown what would you say? Seeing anyone outside of…

What Emmanuel Faber’s ousting from Danone means for the future of the ESG movement

What’s your view on Clubhouse? It’s the audio-only app which went live on iOs last year and feels…

Accelerating change – three things I learned at Future Investment Initiative 2021

Ongoing attempts to contain the Covid19 pandemic meant that many of the big events that…

Five things I learned from interviewing Allan Pease

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Allan Pease, communications guru at the Recovery…

1 week -> MC & moderator in 3 conferences; FIA mobility and sport conference, The Recovery Summit, Transition Forum – Here’s what I learned

So it is Friday and I am now looking back over what has been a rather busy week. With June still…

On the UN World Day to combat Desertification and Drought – what can tech do to solve water shortages?

Today, June 17th is the UN’s World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. It really is a…

Three places at once – the FIA, Recovery Summit and Transition Forum

This week is one of those where I have ended up in three places at once, virtually of course. It…