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This article was published on July 10, 2015

Catch these 5 thought leaders at TNW Conference in New York

Catch these 5 thought leaders at TNW Conference in New York
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Super Early Bird tickets for TNW Conference USA are now live! Get tickets, speaker updates, price alerts and more information here


As any of our attendee alumni can attest, TNW Conference is all about arming you with all of the resources you need to run a successful company, and the first 5 names we’re releasing today reflect this. Attend all of these talks and your expert takeaways will span everything from customer satisfaction and ecommerce positioning to equality and international expansion.

With a quarter of all tickets for TNW USA already sold however, our conferences are clearly not just about the speakers. Last week, we shared the names of the first 150 companies to have secured their passes – they’re all coming because they know that TNW Conference is the perfect place to do business, expand their networks and create new partnership opportunities.

We’ll be announcing new names every week so stay tuned by signing up for our newsletter, liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

We’re thrilled to announce:


Des Traynor, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Intercom.   The_first_5_speakers

My personal favourite at TNW Europe ‘15. Des explains how the revolutionary way that Intercom connects companies to their customers has, in turn, changed even his own understanding of talking to clients. Hands down the best 101 I’ve experienced on communicating with your customers.



Christina Wallace, Founder of BridgeUP:STEM The_first_5_speakers

BridgeUP:STEM is a new educational initiative focused on introducing girls and minorities to computer science. Christina’s diverse career (previously VP at Startup Institute, Founder and CEO of Quincy Apparel, and management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group) allows her to deliver you a pragmatic toolkit for levelling the tech playing field across demographics. Knowledge you cannot be without in 2015.



Mark Earls, Founder of HERD Consultancy The_first_5_speakers

Few people have done more in business to champion the science of our fundamentally social nature. With books like HERD and I’ll Have What She’s Having, as well as work with clients like Unilever and Sony, Mark is unrelenting in his enthusiasm for “we” over “me.” His latest book, Copy Copy Copy, has some truly surprising takeaways – most significantly, that copying others can be incredibly productive as well as creative.



Kei Shimada, Director of Business Development at Dentsu The_first_5_speakers

Try and find another person who has been more successful than Kei in bridging the huge gap in business and culture between the US and Japan. Kei’s unique skills enable him to make companies successful in both nations, as well as around the world. He’s going to tell you how. An absolute must for anyone that ever hopes to break a foreign market.



John Lunn, Global Senior Director at PayPal The_first_5_speakers

John’s experience in the ecommerce world means that his talks are always the most up-to-date lessons on the incredibly fast moving world of retail and payments. If your company is consumer-facing, you’ll be revising your strategy once you’ve heard what John has to say – it is guaranteed to surprise you.


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