The full line-up revealed for our forthcoming MBA Guest Lecture on entrepreneurship

Join us for an exciting debate at our next hybrid event being held on Friday 10 May, from 12:30 to 14:00 (BST)

Dr Julia Jones

This interactive hybrid event will be led by Kent MBA students, Debarshee SenDan Hiscock and John Benfield.

Our students alongside MBA Director, Debbie Kemp will welcome a global live audience, bringing together our community of MBA students, alumni, Kent Business School staff, and the broader community of business leaders.

Our speakers/panellists include:

Dr Julia Jones (aka Dr Rock)

For the past 30 years, best selling author and Kent MBA alumna, Julia (pictured above) been studying neuroscience, psychology and physiology and showing people how to apply the science to boost their own brain and body biology. She teaches you how your brain works, and how to use simple tricks and techniques (now known as biohacks) to optimise your ancient in-built biological systems. This maximises your ability to enjoy lifelong wellness. It can also help you achieve high performance if that’s what you are looking for.

Her client base has always been very diverse, ranging from individuals to Olympic squads, celebrities, business leaders, high achievers, and English Premiership Football Teams. She was first shown ‘biohacking’ techniques during a visit to a US Navy base in California in the early 1990s. They were using music to influence the ancient, evolutionary, biological responses, reducing anxiety in high pressure situations, boosting endurance, maintaining motivation and improving sleep.

Today, her company, Holidity, is the first company to provide affordable daily coaching support to all customers who go through their ‘Habit Hacking’ programme. Julia says that this is necessary because most people (due to their behavioural genomics) will not be able to successfully embed sustainable habit change without human support.

Daniel Fogg

Daniel Hogg

Serial-COO and ex-founder, Daniel Fogg has over 15 years experience in deep tech start-ups and scale-ups. His company, RootstockLabs, where he is CEO, provides fintech innovators with the decentralised tools and technology to build a new global economy.

His personal speciality is in the development of organisational growth strategy, high-performance culture, and operational systems that allow companies to thrive, enhanced by his experience in product development, deep tech commercialisation, go-to-market strategy, investment strategy, and startup leadership.

As co-founder and COO of BuffaloGrid, Daniel brought solar power and internet access to India’s Next Billion internet users through the award-winning BuffaloGrid Hub. You’ll find a permanent exhibition about this at British Design Museum.

Daniel’s work in product includes pre-launch strategy for Google (Google Home, 52M sold) and Alphabet, and taking the BuffaloGrid Hub from concept to manufacturing, deployment, and support. His experience in deep tech includes geospatial data systems (Ardan), satellite communications (Track24), energy systems and voice UI (Graftt/Google), and renewable energy generation and storage (BuffaloGrid).

Stu Wilson

Stu Wilson

In 2011, Stu and Sarah quit their careers working the 9-5 to spend a year backpacking across the world. When they arrived in Melbourne, Australia, they discovered Aussie style coffee and knew instantly that they wanted to bring this style of coffee back to the UK. That’s when Lost Sheep Coffee was born.

In 2012, they purchased a three wheeled micro coffee van and pitched up on Canterbury High Street. The aim was simple, to introduce the local community to Aussie style speciality coffee. Two years later, they introduced the Lost Sheep Coffee Pod and, in 2017, the award-winning Speciality Coffee Roastery opened in Whitstable, Kent.

Fast forward to 2021 and The Lost Sheep Coffee and Kitchen next to the Cathedral in Canterbury was added to their collection. Today, with over a decade of speciality coffee experience and a passion for quality, Lost Sheep Coffee precision roast all of their fully traceable speciality coffee beans by hand in small batches, ensuring they know exactly where all their coffee comes from –providing full traceability from farm to cup.

Rich Evans

Rich Evans

Rich Evans is a freelance Executive Creative Director consulting with and directing global fashion and lifestyle brands. Rich also is the founder of RICH LONDON, a London based PR and Marketing Agency that has been supporting many global brands ranging from alcohol and fashion to fitness and food for the past 16 years. With a creative flair and rebellious passion for pushing boundaries in fashion and style, as well as burning the candle at both ends, Rich started his career working for free, gaining work experience within his chosen industry.

With no A levels or degree, ADHD and Dyslexia, Rich needed to develop his own work ethic that would set him apart. This consistent hunger, attention to detail and drive enabled Rich to develop his career as a celebrity fashion stylist for a decade, progressing to a fashion editor for many national magazines and newspapers. Rich continues to push himself forward always setting personal and professional goals.

Those who attend will have the chance to submit questions to the panel and enjoy some networking at the end.

If entrepreneurship is a subject close to your heart, do join us on Friday 10 May and get inspired!

It’s a free event – register your place today.

Our MBA Guest Lecture series runs across the year covering three main themes: Sustainability in November/December, Diversity/Women in Leadership in March and Entrepreneurship in May.

Our MBA is underpinned by our high-quality research and informed by the global outlook of our international community. It builds on your current experience to transform you into a responsible business leader.

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