TEDxGlasgow 2019 – First Speakers Revealed

We’re delighted to announce the first five speakers who will be taking centre stage on our famous red dot at TEDxGlasgow 2019 on Friday 14 June at the SEC.

Over the upcoming weeks, we’ll be announcing five speakers each week until our full line-up is revealed.

One thing is for sure, you don’t want to miss this inspiring bunch at TEDxGlasgow 2019!





Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Helena Kennedy is one of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers. She has spent her professional life giving a voice to those who have the least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights.

She has used many public platforms – including the House of Lords, to which she was elevated in 1997 – to argue with passion, wit and humanity for social justice. She has also written and broadcast on a wide range of issues, from medical negligence to terrorism to the rights of women and children.


Sarbjit Nahal, Signal Capital Partners LLP

Sarbjit Nahal

Sarbjit is a Partner and Head of Thematic Investing at Signal Capital Partners. In his role, he leads efforts to integrate long-term themes into the investment decision-making process – and in the development of the world’s first thematic private equity (PE) fund dedicated to global demographic trends and opportunities.

Sarbjit was previously Managing Director and Head of Thematic Investing Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) where his global strategy team addressed thematic issues both from opportunity and risk perspectives, ranging from ageing and climate change to cybersecurity and augmented reality.


Mark Logan, Ipso Facto

Mark Logan

Mark was instrumental in the success of multiple award-winning tech start-ups, including as COO of Skyscanner, one of Europe’s most successful technology companies.

In 2014, the Institute of Directors named him Director of the Year and in 2016 he won the UK Digital Masters award for excellence in general management. In 2017, he was announced as Women’s Enterprise Scotland’s first male ambassador.

Since leaving Skyscanner, Mark’s focus has been on helping to stimulate Scotland’s flourishing technology industry, acting as an advisor, investor and non-executive director in start-ups across the sector.


Amna Saleem, Comedy Writer

Amna Saleem

Amna is a Scottish Pakistani comedy writer and broadcaster, living between Glasgow and California. Her first sitcom is due out in August and she has a young adult novel expected in the near future.

Amna is a content contributor to national publications such as the Guardian, BBC News, New Statesmen and Glamour where she tackles topics such as race, mental health and pop culture. As a broadcaster, she has been featured on the BBC, SKY and ITV amongst others.


Richard Shotton, Author, The Choice Factory

Richard Shotton

Richard is the author of The Choice Factory, a best-selling book on how to apply findings from behavioural science to advertising. The Choice Factory topped a global poll organised by ad agency by BBH to find the best book ever written on advertising.

Richard started his career as a media planner 19 years ago, working on accounts such as Coke, Lexus and comparethemarket.com to name a few, before founding Astroten, a consultancy specialising in applying behavioural science to business problems.

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  • Written by Jack Proctor
  • Posted on April, 12 2019

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