Speaker

Alex Balfour head shot

Alex Balfour – speaker headshot, click for downloadable/full size, credit: Matt Locke

Alex Balfour is a reknowned speaker and is often invited to speak at conferences and events in the UK and further afield.
Current topics:

  • What does a Chief Digital Officer actually do?
  • Using digital media to transform business
  • Designing, building and managing world class digital services and teams
  • London 2012: the digital games

Please contact him if you have a speaker request – he works with Lucinda Swan at the London Speaker Bureau. See his latest presentation here

Forthcoming events:
see all Alex’s conferences on Lanyrd

Recent feedback:
“Alex Balfour reinforced that ‘digital’ is NOT a dark art, and the dynamic with service improvement is compelling from an operational leadership perspective!”
“the session on the Olympics showed what could be achieved in a short time using digital technology”
“Alex Balfour challenging the notion that you need to be experts to get things done”.
(Operational Delivery Profession event)
Event went “really well” and 92% found the event either “really good and informative” or “great, made me think differently”
(AXA Wealth)
“Excellent presentation. Very inspiring” “Fantastic. Would love to have him on our team” “Fascinating. Really inspiring to see the possibilities of social media”
(Foundation Trust Network, NHS)
“blown away by the size of the digital challenge” “great presentation”
(Inbound marketing UK 2012)
“best presentation of the day” “very interesting” “not very often you get to hear about worldchanging comms practices”
(PR Week, Maximising Social PR)
“your contribution was informative and entertaining and everyone learnt much about the role of new media…the feedback I received from guests suggest it was one of the highlights of the day”
(AIB, Post-Olympic Broadcast Briefing)
“best presentation of the day” “such great insight” “hottest seat of the day”
(JUMP)
“great keynote session”
(APPSWORLD)
“Very nice presentation” “thanks again for the presentation, you were a great speaker” “highest number of questions asked all day”
(IAB, Amsterdam)
“A brill session and great to have you involved” “very refreshing to hear ambitious but grounded thoughts”
(SMW LONDON GLOBAL KEYNOTE) 

Alex Balfour at the ACC

Speaking at the Asian Cricket Conference

Past events include:

2014
Operational Delivery Profession Event (UK Senior civil servants)
Entrepreneurs Organisation, Bahrain, keynote
Chemistry Club, London, guest speaker

2013
AXA Wealth digital leadership speech
Symantec security symposium
NHS Foundation Trust Network Communications leads
Canadian Olympic Committee partner workshop, Toronto
ESSEC Business School MBA class, Paris
Presentation to global business team, Reed Elsevier
Presentation to global digital team, HSBC
DMX Dublin, Irish Marketing Institute
The Story conference 2013, London
Judge business school, Cambridge University
Cambridge Union, Cambridge University
Presentation to global comms teams, GSK
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona
Presentation to UK Govt Digital Leaders
Presentation to BT Sport leadership team 

2012
Bocconi business school, Milan
International Tennis Federation, international coaching seminar
UEFA annual national marketing managers meeting, Rome
European Business Group (Paris)
Communicate Magazine  - Olympic Comms legacy
Inbound Marketing UK 2012
Maximising Social PR, PR week London
Association of International Broadcasters Post-Olympic briefing
Econsultancy ‘Jump’, London
Apps World Europe, keynote, London
Royal Television Society, Digital World, London
IAB mobile conference, keynote, Amsterdam
Social Media Week, global keynote, London (video)
Social Media Influence, London
Open Mobile Summit, London
London Business School Global Leadership Summit, London
Digital Media Europe - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
Sport Tech UK, London
SXSW, Austin (World Domination, new media for Global Events)

2011

Nesta Hot Topics (video)
Ubercloud, Cologne (video)
Futuresource, London
Hill and Knowlton’s Demistifying Digital, London
Real World Digital, London
MEI, London
Editorial Intelligence “networked nation”, London
Podium, London (video)

2010
IBC, Amsterdam
iMedia Agency summit, Brighton
Social Media Influence, London (video interview)
TVC CUTEC, Cambridge, UK

2009
International Sports Management Conference, Lausanne
Mobile Entertainment Market, London
Media Futures, London
Association of Online publishers summit, London

2008
IIR PR Conference, London
Pinkerton lecture, “using social media to inspire change” Institute of Engineering and Technology, London
Media and Sports, New Rules of the Games, IOM, Athens, Greece