Michael Gale is the Managing Partner of Inc.digital and the primary author of the Wall Street Journal and Amazon global bestselling book on digital transformation, The Digital Helix. Transforming Your Organizations DNA to thrive in the Digital Age.
He was a Group Partner at Monitor group and he is a globally recognized AI and digital transformation top ten influencer as well as the lead author of a new book; Flatcap. Re imagining capitalism for a flat planet.
He is also the host of Forbes podcast, Futures in Focus that interviews industry and societal leaders on the possible worlds of 2030 from transportation to food, packaging, healthcare, sport, Ai, government, future management practices and beyond.
drupa cube Speaker
James Sommerville - KNOWN_UNKNOWN
James began life as an art student and street artist. In 1986, he co-founded a small design company called ATTIK with a friend in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK with support of family and The Prince’s Trust (a foundation set up by Prince Charles to help aspiring talent in the UK). ATTIK was very successful and eventually acquired by Dentsu. He joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2013 as global design lead. Rebranding many iconic global beverages including many of the company’s billion-dollar brands, that were activated across 200+ markets. James changed the definition of ‘design’ at The Coca-Cola Company from a packaging department to a Global Design team recognised as a network of creative thinkers who were focused on human beings and who ultimately could drive value and growth at Coca Cola. It wasn’t easy James had to navigate the corporation’s global system but his focus on discovering and developing talent among the next generation of talent was always key to his plan.
In 2019, James came to realise that he’d been building a community of designers, that today I share as a ready-made network. He firmly believes that the next great world currency will be distributed talent, so he launched his new agency - KNOWN◼️UNKNOWN and is already working with some major global brands.
Anoosheh Oskouian - President and CEO of Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc.,
Anoosheh Oskouian is President and CEO of Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc., a Calif.-based woman-owned, certified business specializing in air pollution capture and control systems for industrial applications. Ship & Shore helps major manufacturers meet Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) abatement challenges by providing customized energy-efficient air pollution abatement systems for various industries, resulting in improved operational efficiency and tailored “green” solutions. As the pollution abatement industry’s only female CEO, Oskouian is unique within the environmental sector. She has more than seventeen years’ experience in industrial and commercial project construction of a wide range of air design and fabricating combustion equipment including thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, boilers, burners, carbon and zeolite absorption mechanisms.
Jay Mandarino - President & CEO of CJ Graphics
President & CEO of CJ Graphics, Jay Mandarino runs 35 companies, including his Not-For-Profit ventures, with sales over $40 million. Located in a state-of-the-art facility in Canada, CJ delivers steady growth through innovation, acquisition and long-term planning. CJ has won over 6,500 awards including 70 Benny awards and the 1st ever to win 22 Benny’s in one year. Jay has an infectious enthusiasm and drive. He has won many business leadership awards including Canada’s Printer of the Year & the 1st person under 60 to receive a lifetime achievement award. He has served on many industry boards as a director for The Advertising & Design Club (ADCC), the Graphic Designers Association (GDC), President of the Toronto Club of Printing House Craftsmen & North American Waterless Printing Association. Jay has helped many companies expand by acquisition through his M&A company and business advice. He is a professional speaker and is a philanthropist that has been widely recognised for outstanding contributions to charitable causes. His awards include the Diamond Jubilee Medal from HM Queen Elizabeth II and 2 other medals. Jay’s engaging and highly energised presentation style proved a hit with drupa Cube’s audiences in the past and we are delighted to welcome him back.
Puni Raja - 6 REVS
Puni Rajah is a highly experienced researcher, analyst, consultant and coach. In her lengthy career she has worked at Gartner, Cray, Canalys and IDC (VP Corporate Programmes) and also Governance Reviews. These days Puni focuses on coaching and consulting, using her expertise and experience to coach individuals and teams. She understands that markets are moving fast. Conventional approaches to intelligence, strategy, planning and enablement cannot keep pace. High performance teams shorten cycle times by using digital channels and social skills. They listen to customers more effectively and engage more meaningfully. Her clients are typically leaders in their industries, and early to transform. Her coaching candidates aspire to improve their understanding of customer priorities, anticipate needs and wants and tell better stories.
Vicky Peck - Taylors of Harrogate
Taylors of Harrogate Print Specialist
Jeremy Lindley - Diageo
Jeremy is responsible for transforming the Design capability and output of Diageo’s current brands and new products worldwide. Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business. He is passionate about the impact Design has on business performance and the way Design Thinking leads to breakthrough ideas wherever it is applied. Standout projects include Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Tanqueray 10 and the creation of John Walker & Sons Diamond Jubilee, a limited edition of 60 bottles selling at £100,000.
Prior to joining Diageo Jeremy was Head of Design for Tesco, responsible for the portfolio of 19,000 private label products and for leading the Store Formats and Design teams. His early career was as a Freelance Designer and University Lecturer.
Dr. Thomas Keil Regional Marketing Director - SAS
Dr. Thomas Keil is a specialist on the impact of technology on business models and on society in general. His core areas of interest are Digital transformation, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence & Ethics. Besides his work as Regional Marketing Director at SAS in Germany, Austria and Switzerland he is a popular speaker at professional conferences, workshops and seminars. He serves as advisor to B2B marketing magazines and in program committees of AI-related conferences. Dr. Keil joined SAS in 2011 having previously held management positions at a financial software company. He started his career in the then called “New economy” in several internet start-ups” and never lost interest in the way innovation works.
Gareth Ward - Editor in Chief Print Business Magazine
The Panel Debates and discussions proved a success in 2016 and this year Gareth, Editor in Chief of Print Business magazine will host 2 panels with up to 4 participants to discuss important controversial print industry issues. This year 2 primary debates will be around Artificial Intelligence and the continuing battle between analogue and digital print technologies across multiple print applications and technologies.
Olga Munroe - Leeds Beckett University
Olga Munroe is Head of the Retail Institute at Leeds Beckett University, one of the UK’s leading research centres that specialises in innovation and consumer behaviour in relation to retail products and services. Olga provides strategic direction for the Institute and works closely with global brand owners, retailers and packaging manufacturers. Her vision is to promote independent, high quality scientific research as a best tool for supporting the industry’s growth and innovation needs.
As the world’s leading forum for print innovation and technology drupa attracts the leadership of the world’s print companies (as exhibitors and delegates). These leaders represent the world’s print market in all its manifestations, all its applications and markets. They take several days to visit during the two weeks of drupa to see the vast range of stimulating exhibits, experience new technology first hand and to benefit from to visionary content.
To enrich the visitors’ experience, drupa invests in drupa Cube, an 11-day conference programme – available free of charge to all drupa delegates. drupa Cube aims to deliver a wide range of content that engages, entertains and informs delegates. The content is intended to update delegates on key trends and futures in management thinking, digital transformation and of course print technologies. An array of specially selected globally respected speakers promises to excite, enlighten and inspire on a huge range of topics with up to 5 presentations a day on a compelling selection of topics.
Sabine Gelderman says, “in 2016 drupa Cube was a great success and some tremendous contributors delivered some world class content. We aim to do even better and I personally want to ensure that visitors to drupa receive INSPIRATION and content that is truly actionable. We want delegates to learn things that can be applied to their businesses upon their return from drupa to help deliver sales success, business transformation and improved competitive advantage both for their businesses and ultimately their customers. The team go to great lengths to understand delegate ‘care abouts’ and priorities and we aim to deliver an agenda that meets their needs.
Next year’s Cube agenda will offer a selection of session types for delegates and exhibitors, catering for every management interest. During the two weeks of drupe the drupa Cube will offer a wealth of content in English in 5 different session types.
Keynote presentations from globally respected business leaders and influencers.
Business Evolution presentations that look at topics ranging from global consumer trends through to sales and marketing best practice and business models, planning and analysis.
Print Futures looking ahead at the innovation likely in the world of print in the next 5-10 our experts share their predictions on trends and futures in print technology and debate tech futures.
Brand Stories – well-known brands and their agencies share their experiences and journeys in the development of briefs, their response to market trends and the development of their brand experiences in print and other media.
Executive Thinktanks pre-registered sessions with limited availability, stimulating senior leadership workshops with a keynote speaker for board level delegates.
Sabine concludes “Our team are already working hard to get the very best speakers at drupa Cube. Watch this space for updates on our agenda and the compelling selection of topics and world class contributors as it takes shape – so that you can plan your visit in advance and decide which Cube presentations are unmissable during your visit to Dusseldorf in April 2021.”