Speaking

George is a regular speaker on publishing, digital media, organisational change and trends in technology and consumer behaviour. His experience includes keynote presentations, panel discussions and moderating sessions. He has participated in events and conferences around the world, including London, Oslo, Frankfurt, Moscow, Riyadh, Buenos Aires, Kingston and New York. If you are interested in inviting George to speak at an event, please contact him.

Past speaking engagements and presentations

Date Location Event Description
3 Mar 2016 London Westminster Media Forum Presentation as part of a seminar for policy makers and other professionals on key issues in publishing, covering content trends, consumer behaviour and implications for publishers.
1 Dec 2015 London BIC Breakfast Presentation on meaningful metadata in digital publishing, covering content trends, distribution platforms and developments in technical standards.
3-4 Nov 2015 Kingston, Jamaica The Online Mind conference Three presentations over two days on critical skills for successful digital publishing, digital distribution in global markets and strategies for managing organisational change.
24 Sep 2015 London Bookmachine Presentation to networking group Bookmachine as part of its fifth birthday celebrations, examining the next five years for publishing.
10 Feb 2014 London Byte the Book Panel discussion on pricing models for digital content with Jo Henry of Nielsen and author Nicholas Lovell.
5 Feb 2014 London Cognizant Presentation on digital trends as part of consultancy Cognizant’s executive seminar series.
11 Dec 2013 London Digital Publishing Christmas Fair Short talk on challenges for publishers in 2014.
21 Nov 2013 London Futurebook Presentation on core skills for digital publishers.
25 Sep 2013 Online Retooling for Smart Content Speaker on webinar on publishing workflow and technical standards.
25 Sep 2013 London Publish! New Adventures in Innovation Participant in panel discussion on publishers and innovation.
16 Apr 2013 London London Book Fair Chaired a panel discussion on authors and social media, with Phil Earle, Jonathan Grimwood, Signe Johansen and Elif Shafak.
15 Nov 2012 Oslo Digital Winners Keynote presentation on digital transformation in publishing.
10 Sep 2012 London The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers Charing a roundtable discussion on HTML5 for publishers.
10 Mar 2012 Riyadh Riyadh Book Fair Keynote presentation to Saudi publishers and academics (with simultaneous translation).
9 Feb 2012 London University College London Lecture to students on the MA in Publishing.
27 Jan 2012 London Fagskolen for Bok og Papir Presentation on the UK digital publishing market to visiting students on the Norwegian vocational training scheme for the book trade.
5 Dec 2011 London Futurebook Joint presentation with Marcus Woodburn of Ingram Digital on how we worked together to develop Hachette UK’s digital supply chain using Ingram’s Coresource platform.
5 Dec 2011 London The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers Chairing a round table discussion on the use of social media with Peter Collingridge of Apt Studio and John Colley of IAF Capital.
7 Sep 2011 Moscow Moscow Book Fair Presentation on the UK digital market (with simultaneous translation).
21 Jun 2011 London Publishers Launch London Participated in a panel discussion on the development of the UK digital market.
16 Jun 2011 London Futurebook Innovation Workshop Participated in a panel discussion on innovation in publishing.
15 Jun 2011 London UCL Digital Publishing Forum Gave an overview of mobile platforms and development to a mixed audience of students and publishing professionals.
19 May 2011 London Westminster Media Forum Delivered a presentation on digital developments in the UK to an audience of policy makers, publishing and legal professionals.
5 May 2011 Buenos Aires Centro Metropolitano de Diseño Presentation on digital innovation at government-sponsored incubator for the creative industries as part of a week-long visit sponsored by the British Council’s Creative Industries programme
4 May 2011 Buenos Aires Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Panel discussion at a university law school on the future of digital publishing, transnational perspectives and legal challenges.
3 May 2011 Buenos Aires University of Buenos Aires Seminar on digital innovation and professional development/skills.
3 May 2011 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Book Fair Presentation on digital publishing, multimedia business models and IP to an audience of publishing professionals.
2 May 2011 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Book Fair Presentation on the future of the book to a public audience.
30 Nov 2010 London BIC Digital Seminar Presentation on digital trends and developments.
19 May 2010 London Marsh Global CMT Practice Client Conference Presentation on the cultural, operational and other risks associated with the move to global media, to an audience of insurance and risk professionals and representatives of the communications, media and telecoms industries.
21 Apr 2010 London London Book Fair Participated in a panel on copyright and other legal issues in digital.
18 Apr 2010 London London Book Fair Digital Conference Chaired a panel on managing operational change in a digital context.
9 Feb 2010 London PA Digital Conference Participated in a panel discussion on digital trends and developments.
28 Jan 2010 London Fagskolen for Bok og Papir Presentation on the UK digital publishing market to visiting students on the Norwegian vocational training scheme for the book trade.
10 Dec 2009 London Publishers Association International Conference Presentation on global digital trends and developments.
3 Dec 2009 London The Bookseller Futurebook Conference Presentation on IP and content security.
11 Nov 2009 Oslo Bokbasen Presentation to Norwegian publishers and booksellers on digital trends.
13 Oct 2009 Frankfurt O’Reilly Tools of Change Frankfurt Coordinated, chaired and presented in a pecha kucha session on the future of publishing.