Keynote speaker: Michael Crick
We are thrilled to announce that Michael Crick, political correspondent of Channel 4 News, will be our keynote speaker at Qube World 2016. He has been on the forefront of investigative journalism for the last 30 years, working for three of the great flagship TV programmes: Channel 4 News, Panorama, and Newsnight.
Starting his career as a founding member of Channel 4 News in 1982, Crick went on to win at the Royal Television Society awards in 1989 and 2002, and was recently named the 2013 RTS Specialist Journalist of the Year. He is the author of several books, including biographies of Arthur Scargill, Jeffrey Archer and Alex Ferguson - which were all bestsellers - and of Michael Howard and Michael Heseltine. In addition to his role on Channel 4 News, he presents some Dispatches programmes for Channel 4 and recently hosted The David Mellor and Michael Crick Show on LBC Radio every Saturday morning.
While it has been said that the five most terrifying words in the political lexicon are: "Michael Crick is in reception,” we are delighted to welcome him with open arms to Qube World 2016.
James is a recognised as one of the foremost commentators in Global PropTech.
After 15 years working directly in the property sector, working in senior sales and marketing positions, James set up The Digital Marketing Bureau, an agency focusing on all aspects of marketing for the now and next.
However, it is his passion for PropTech, that sends him around the world speaking at conferences and discussing how PropTech is changing the way that we work and the very nature of the real estate sector as we know it. Given how fast technology is changing, no two speeches are the same and often James has to change tact moments he steps up on stage; as such his recommendations and insight are priceless in preparing individuals and businesses for what is coming around the next corner.
Mark Perl is a former hotelier, events professional and communications consultant for several South African government ministries and the preferred provider of business networking training to the professional services sector in the UK.
Mark became an expert in the interpersonal skills of business networking, developing trust and building relationships via direct engagement in the field. This is experience you can trust.
His expertise was developed not by reading books, but gained from the experience of repeated practice, over many years, in commercial environments which were often hostile and resistant to change or intervention. Implementing different techniques, he has distilled his networking skills training programme from establishing, first hand, what translated into the building of trusted relationships, business development, sales and results.
Stephanie Davies is Director and founder of Laughology.
With over 12 years’ experience in the public and private sector Stephanie has gained an unsurpassed reputation for designing and delivering interventions in various settings. Stephanie is recognised as one of the UK’s leading voices in happiness humour and laughter. She has worked developing everything from creating happy spaces and environments in schools and health settings to motivating and inspiring individuals and teams in large blue chip organisations. The unique approach of Laughology founded and developed by Stephanie looks at how individuals can be resilient human beings and live lives that flourish.
Stephanie’s combination as an award winning comedian and her expertise and knowledge in psychology and business makes her one of the most sought after speakers on the circuit.
Qualifications include: An M.A in The psychology of humour, laughter and happiness; Dip1 CBT, Health psychology and Analytical psychotherapy B.A Hons Community Arts; Advanced Skills in Creative business and Cognition, JMU; Graduate of The Health Care Intensive Programme, with Patch Adams MD USA.
On top of her busy schedule, Stephanie is asked to contribute to TV and radio programmes. Her book Laughology, the science of laughter to improve your life has received rave reviews by Amazon, The Guardian book sight and Watkins books.
Nick Whitten is a member of the five-strong London-based JLL Residential Research team in which his focus is on managing and building its growing consultancy practice and public profile. Residential Research offers tailored consultancy services to investors, developers, house builders, registered providers and public sector bodies. The Team also provides direct support to the wider business, generating UK market briefing papers and thought leadership pieces.
Nick spent 13 years working as a journalist, seven of which were in the property industry. He joined JLL from property journal Estates Gazette where he developed a well-known industry profile as News Editor.
Prior to that he was Business Editor at Construction News.
Nick joined JLL as Associate Director in August 2014. He was previously News Editor at Estates Gazette.
Education and Affiliations:
Nick holds a BA (Hons) Philosophy from the University of Sheffield.
Member of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR).