Keynote SpeakersAndreas Diggelmann, with SAS since 1994, has extensive experience with SAS' full range of technology and solutions. After driving growth in SAS' Swiss subsidiary, Diggelmann joined SAS Headquarters in Cary, NC where he was responsible for product management and strategy for SAS' entire portfolio. Moving from Marketing towards R&D, he lead development and support of all of SAS' analytical products and solutions tightly aligned with customer needs and market demand. Today Andy Diggelmann is responsible for SAS' global R&D operations and manages SAS' full product roadmap with its associated project portfolio.
Before joining SAS, he worked as a consultant, designing and implementing decision support solutions and data warehousing systems for government entities, as well as for the financial and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to this, Diggelmann used analytical tools and expertise to conduct academic research in such areas as computational linguistics mass communication, social psychology and history.
Special interest areas:
- Interaction between humans and technology
- Innovation management
- Leadership across diverse cultures
- Scaling business in global markets
- Selection committee WEF Technology Pioneers
Tim's first book, The Undercover Economist has sold one million copies worldwide in almost 30 languages. He is also the author of The Logic of Life, Dear Undercover Economist, and Adapt.
As a broadcaster, Tim has presented television and radio series for the BBC, most famously "More or Less" on Radio 4. He is an evangelist for the power of economics, wisely used, and has spoken at both TED and PopTech.
Tim won the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism in 2006 and was runner up in 2010. The Royal Statistical Society has commended More or Less for excellence in journalism in 2010, 2011 and 2012; More or Less has also won awards from Mensa and HealthWatch. Tim was named one of the UK's top 20 tweeters by The Independent.
Tim has appeared on the Colbert Report, Newsnight, Marketplace, Planet Money, PM, Today, The One Show and many other popular radio and TV programs. His writing has been published by the leading magazines and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic, including Esquire, Forbes, Wired, New York Magazine, the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Washington Post and the New York Times.
Tim was the first Peter Martin Fellow at the Financial Times and was a member of the Financial Times editorial board from 2006-2009. He previously worked for Shell and for the World Bank.
Tim is a member of the Royal Economic Society council and a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and he lives in Oxford with his wife and three children. Greg Searle, Olympic Gold Medallist, Executive Coach, Leadership Development Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Published Author
On 2nd August 1992 Greg won gold in Barcelona aged 20. He competed with his older brother Jonny and cox Garry Herbert. When Garry called "If not now, when?" the Searle brothers moved the pace on and won what has been described by coaches and commentators as the greatest rowing race of all time.
In 2009, Greg set himself the vision of winning a second gold on 2nd August 2012 to inspire a generation that includes his 9-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.
The dream nearly came true at Eton Dorney when, at 1250m, the cox of the TeamGB men's eight called, "Come on Greg, for Josie and Adam, give me all you've got!" In the final 750m the British crew took the lead but despite enormous home support couldn't hold off the previously unbeaten German crew and eventually hung on to win bronze.
Whilst disappointed not to win, Greg is well aware of the huge contrast a few centimetres makes over a 2km rowing course. He finished in 4th place at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the experience of coming away with nothing tangible has made him all the more appreciative of the success he has enjoyed as part of TeamGB this summer.
Having spent 15 years as a leadership development consultant and coach, Greg knew that relationships and communication were the key to fulfilling his potential in London 2012. From his experience with executive teams and individuals he knew he needed to learn from his past. Crucially, he had to adapt to the team he was rejoining after almost a decade out of the sport. This meant changing his behaviour regarding individuals in authority and at the same time maintaining his own inner identity. He needed to grow relationships with team mates almost half his age in a far tougher competitive environment.
What makes Greg's story particularly relevant is that, as well as enjoying success at the top level, he has also suffered numerous setbacks throughout his career. His vision now is to help others achieve their own goals through learning from his experience.