Rector, University College Falmouth, Cornwall 1987-2009
Alan Livingston CBE, DL, FCSD was Rector, University College Falmouth, Cornwall 1987-2009.
A leading light in the field of design education, he was awarded his CBE for Services to Higher Education in 2006, and served on the Design Council 2009-2011.
SMLXL — www.smlxtralarge.com
Alan Moore studies the disruptive trends in the world of innovation to help companies develop winning strategies for the future. Founder of the business and communications company, SMLXL, he’s also written several books and is currently working on his next project, No Straight Lines: making sense of our non-linear world.
He is recognised as a great distiller of complex arguments into their most salient points, who can take concepts from many sources and detect the previously hidden relationship between them.
Environmental campaigner & speaker
Chris Hines MBE founded Surfers Against Sewage and was its director for ten years, where he helped deliver a £5 billion spend on the UK coastline. He sees effective communication as a key driver to change and has appeared on everything from Panorama to BBC Children’s TV and CNN Skewed View. Chris was Sustainability Director at the Eden Project between 2001 and 2007, and in 2006 was joint-winner of the first international Surfers Path Green Wave Awards for his contributions to the surfing and environmental world.
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Jackson Tan graduated from LASALLE in 1994 and formed the cool creative collective, :phunk studio, with his graphic design classmates Alvin Tan, Melvin Chee and William Chan.
Their experimental cross-disciplinary approach has seen them described by Creative Review as ‘The Champion of Singapore’s Graphic Scene’.
(All images © Jackson Tan. Used with permission.)
Jeremy Myerson has written more than a dozen books on design, technology, craft and architecture. In 1999 he co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the RCA to advance a humanist agenda in design. He’s also curated national exhibitions, including Doing A Dyson at the Design Museum and Rewind: Forty Years of Design and Advertising at the V&A.
Artist & Illustrator
Jon Burgerman studied art foundation in Bournville and Fine Art at Nottingham Trent. He now lives in NYC and is famed, revered really, for his doodling, drawing, scrawling and illustration.
Recent collaborations include Puma, New Era, AOL and BreakThrough Cancer.
(All images © Jon Burgerman. Used with permission.)
Change Agent, Broadcaster & Public Speaker. Innovation & Transformation Expert.
Nick Jankel is a Cambridge-educated philosopher and public intellectual, a pioneering designer of multi-media transformational experiences, a leadership coach and a meditation therapist.
He also advises governments, political parties and Fortune 500 companies on innovation and collaboration.
Peter Williams is a Partner with Deloitte, CEO of the newly formed Deloitte Digital. Before that, he was CEO of Australia’s largest online mobile and emerging technology firm, Eclipse.
For the past four years, since its introduction, Peter has been voted by peers and Deloitte staff as the firm’s most inspirational partner.
Professor of Physiology
University of Oxford
After studying at Oxford, London and Leicester, John Stein was appointed tutor in Medicine at Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1970. Since then he has been studying the visual control of eye and limb movements in animals, neurological patients and dyslexic children.
He doesn’t cook fish but his brother, famous TV fish chef, Rick Stein, does not do neuroscience!
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
Since its inception in 1977, Richard Rogers’ architectural practice has been best known for innovative buildings like Centre Pompidou, the headquarters for Lloyd’s of London, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the Millennium Dome in London.
As well as countless architectural awards, Richard Rogers was awarded the Légion d’Honneur in 1986, knighted in 1991 and made a life peer in 1996.
(Image of Richard Rogers © copyright from WISDOM by Andrew Zuckerman. WISDOM is available through Abrams in the US.)
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