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Lilach Sapir - VP Marketing & Business Development, Massivit

Lilach Sapir - VP Marketing & Business Development, Massivit

Ms. Sapir has led product strategy and marketing for Massivit since its inauguration in 2013. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and management positions in the Graphic Arts market. Prior to Massivit she served in a wide range of industry leadership positions including VP for Products at Scitex Vision, Director of Ink Business at HP Scitex, and Consumables Product Manager at Landa Digital Printing.

Ms. Sapir holds a Bachelor degree (cum laude) in Law (LLB) and Accounting and an MBA, both from Tel Aviv University.

Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading keynote speakers. Over half a million people on five continents have been entertained and inspired by Jim’s presentations and many more by his bestselling book “Taming Tigers” (Random House).

Jim acts as an elite team coach at board level and serves as a non-executive board chairman. He has advised companies globally on creating cultural change and elite teams. He has designed and implemented successful change programmes in companies including Apple, Barclaycard, Atos, Axa, BT, Aramark, Skrill Group and Badminton England.

He insists on testing his principles on himself before advising others, using “Taming Tigers” to become Britain’s deepest freediver. He is the first Briton to dive below the magic 100m barrier on a single breath of air.

In response to an audience challenge, he proved “Taming Tigers” by becoming a jockey in 12 months. At the outset he was 3 stone (20kg) too heavy and could not ride.

These adventures - and the lessons he learned - bring him and his methodology immediate credibility with audiences on all continents.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, qualified as a solicitor and practiced commercial law in the City of London and in a major IT company before founding Taming Tigers Limited (formerly “Optimise”).

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2008 in recognition of his business writing.

Ron Gilboa - Director of Functional Printing & Packaging

Ron Gilboa - Director of Functional Printing & Packaging

Ron Gilboa is a Director of InfoTrends’ Functional Printing & Packaging and is responsible for conducting graphic communications market research, market forecasting, custom consulting projects, strategy and planning engagements and creating editorial content for product and market analysis reports. Ron has been involved in the graphic arts and publishing industries since 1980.

Ron rejoined InfoTrends in 2013 after the better part of a decade with Eastman Kodak Company where he served in executive marketing roles in the Commercial Imaging group. Ron’s roles at Kodak included Vice President of Marketing at Kodak’s production Inkjet group, Director of Worldwide Current Marketing & Operation, and Director of Worldwide Communications. In these roles Ron managed a cross functional team responsible for overall go-to-market including strategy development, marketing operations, and in market execution across the individual regional strategic product groups. Prior to Kodak, Ron held senior positions as Director of the Print On Demand & Publishing Service at InfoTrends (formerly CAP Ventures) and Product Management at Scitex Corporation.

Ron brings skills and experience in key print industries such as commercial, publishing, packaging, transaction, enterprise as well as direct customer knowledge in vertical markets.

Hamish McRae - Economist and Futurist

Hamish McRae - Economist and Futurist

Associate Editor of The Independent, Economist, futurist, author and keynote speaker, Hamish McRae clarifies complex economic issues, and is a leading world expert on emerging markets. Previously named the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards, he is a key player in reporting on the changing face of the economy.

Hamish is one of the foremost thought leaders on the unique opportunities created by the economic downturn and the impact of new technologies on society.

He is an acclaimed author, and his book ‘What Works – Success in Stressful Times’, was longlisted for the Goldman Sachs/Financial Times Business Book of the Year prize in 2010. The work explores why some societies achieve sustained success and how others can learn from their processes.

Hamish is also placed amongst Europe’s leading futurists. He is the associate editor for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, writes prolific columns on the business and finance industries.

Celebrated in his industry, his other awards include Financial Journalist of the Year in 1979, a special merit award in the first Amex Bank essay awards in 1987, 1996 Columnist of the Year in the Periodical Publisher’s Awards, the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism in 2005.

He has an MA in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin, where he is an adjunct professor at the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy. He is a former council member of the Royal Economic Society.

An expert in the global economy, the rise of Asian economies and future trends, Hamish is the perfect addition to all manner of business events and conferences.

Paul Thomas - Founder DNA Definitive Ltd, & Leadership Fellow

Paul Thomas - Founder DNA Definitive Ltd, & Leadership Fellow

The field of Simplexity™ is still very new to most organisations. However, Simplexity™ is now adopted by a large number of organisations. Simplexity™ is a simple architecture for seeing and understanding how natural, human systems operate. This view of the Complex-made-Simple helps managers, CEO’s, Directors to understand that the behaviour of the people within impact the design and direction of the whole organisation not the procedures, policies or strategies. It is Paul’s belief that Simplexity™ will give us the best insight we currently have into the nature of organisational behaviour, making it more human, resilient and passion-driven.

Paul suggests from over 15 years of research, achieving award winning companies in 2014 for leadership, team work and change sometimes in the glare of the BBC cameras, that putting the ‘Human-Mess’ back into Leadership is vital for sustainable, robust organisation and more importantly the health of employees.
Paul is one of those rare speakers and academics who are placed not only at the cutting edge knowledge and company development but has spent many years managing companies in both private and public services. He has also spent many years overseas consulting, teaching and working in India, China, Pakistan and parts of Europe, gaining significant experience in development and implementation of leadership within varying cultural environments.

He has recently completed a global action research project on leadership and Complexity thinking visiting 19 counties in the past 14 months.
All mixed within this are his personal research interest of Democracy, Power and Gender. The focus of his present in-company work and research is to develop theoretical knowledge into the skills needed for the dynamic, human world of business and leadership.

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