Thursday 26th February 2015 – Day 1
Describing his own approach to academic work, Professor Calhoun says: "We must set high standards for ourselves, but in order to inform the public well, not to isolate ourselves from it."
Henry Obi - COO and Partner, Helios Investment Partners
Sev Vettivetpillai - Partner, The Abraaj Group
Henry Potter - Partner, Alpha Associates
Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Leonard - Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner, Global Environment Fund
Strand B Oil and Gas Services: Richard Butland - Chairman, Influit; former Head of Merchant Banking, Goldman Sachs
Strand D Wine Markets: David Farber - Managing Director, Monopole Wine Portfolio Management Ltd
Bhanu Baweja - Head of Emerging Markets Cross Asset Strategy, UBS
Peter Kisler - Portfolio Manager, North Asset Management
Guillaume Fonkenell - Founder, Pharo Management
Chair: Simon Kennedy - Chief International Economics Correspondent, Bloomberg
Friday 27th February 2015 – Day 2
Lieutenant-General Sir Graeme Cameron Maxwell Lamb KBE CMG DSO is a retired British Army officer. He is a former Commander of the Field Army at Land Command, known for his contributions to counter-insurgency. Lamb currently serves as a special advisor to strategic advisory firm G3 and as director to private military company Aegis Defence Services. Educated at Rannoch School and Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he was commissioned into the Queen's Own Highlanders as a second lieutenant on 8 March 1973. He has served in Northern Ireland and in various theatres of war including Bosnia. Lamb represented Sandhurst at modern pentathlon; won the army bobsleigh championship in 1975, also coming fifth in the British national championship and 31st in the Nations Cup; and is chairman of the army snowboarding association.
Sir Lamb has been credited with having exercised substantial influence over the evolution of counter-insurgency in Iraq from 2006 onwards. Recent contemporary histories of Iraq paint a favourable impression of Lamb as Senior British Military Representative, suggesting that he, influenced by his experiences in Northern Ireland, convinced his U.S. colleagues to adopt the principle of "limited war" — a process requiring "patience, subtlety, and a willingness to accept that Iraqis' own proclivities were going to drive much of the war's outcome", leading to Lamb's own "strategic engagement initiative' of 2006–2007. It was warmly reported that Lamb's departure in July 2007 left "a tremendous gap in the command's institutional memory".
In August 2009 it was reported that he would be heading for Afghanistan at the direct request of General David Petraeus of the US Army to head a programme designed to repeat the success of his efforts in Iraq whereby insurgents are persuaded to give up their arms, after which he retired from active service.
Cdr. Dave Martin – Former Head of Public Order and Operational Support
Prof. Paul Cornish - Strategy & Security Institute, University of Exeter
Col. (retd.) Phil Wilkinson - Associate Fellow, International Security
Chair: Christopher D. Kolenda - Senior Military Fellow, King’s College, London
Strand F ‘Beyond Conventional Wisdom: Building a Brand and Accelerating Growth in Emerging Markets’: Ryan Patel - Vice President of Global Development, Pinkberry
Strand H Urbanisation and Infrastructure – Martin Perks - Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Mott MacDonald
Seema Desai - Head of Mobile Payments, GSMA
Lito Villanueva - Vice President and Head of Payments Innovation, Digital Ecosystem Build and Global Engagements, Smart Communications
Selma Ribica - Commercial Strategy and Product Innovation, M-Pesa, Vodafone
Chair: Susie Lonie - Mobile Payments Consultant at SJL Consulting Services