Christer Holloman is the CEO and co-founder of Divido a fast-growing technology start-up in the process of changing the old school financial services sector.
Divido is backed by Europe’s largest early-stage VC, a group of successful technology entrepreneurs and high profile City financiers.
“One of London’s Most Influential Individuals Within New Media”
The Evening Standard
Christer is the author of the Amazon bestseller ‘The Social Media MBA‘ series, published in multiple languages and Chairman of First Tuesday, the UK’s largest network for high growth technology companies and their investors.
Christer is frequently invited to write for The Guardian, Sky News and GQ about how organisations can make the most of the opportunities presented by new technologies.
Most recently, Holloman launched Expedia founder Rich Barton’s new $150m start-up Glassdoor.com in Europe.
Holloman was previously Head of Digital Product Development at The Times and The Sunday Times, responsible for award-winning apps and delivering new digital revenue streams.
Christer Holloman – Keynote Speaker:
What makes Christer Holloman unique as a speaker is that he not only writes and talks about technology trends, but he regularly consults for major businesses and start-ups on how to take advantage and monetise these opportunities.
This means he will not be providing theories, but instead tried and tested hands-on advice that will inspire and empower your delegates to take action.
Whether he is delivering a keynote speech or acting as a moderator or panellist, his message is always tailored to the client, the audience and the desired overall outcome of the event.
In presentations, Chris will showcase the best business use of new technologies by taking the audience on a journey via outposts such as Silicon Valley start-ups, tech buzz words, emerging customer and workforce trends, what’s next for social media and more.
All his talks are peppered with case studies and real-life examples to bring the topic to life and illustrate the ROI for businesses, with clear calls to action throughout the presentation: “This is how you can leverage this insight!”
Holloman is regularly hired by event organisers to excite attendees with new ideas they can apply to their own business or department.
Recent clients include brands such as Microsoft, VISA and Ogilvy; because he makes the rapid advances in technology comprehensible and relevant to a wider audience, delegates leave the room feeling great about the future!
Speaking topics include:
The Key Technology Trends That Will Change The Way You Do Business – How to Adapt today to Remain Relevant Tomorrow
In a world where everything and everyone is connected, and data is analysed in real-time, businesses have extraordinary powers to develop more relevant and habit-forming products and services than ever before.
In this talk Holloman explores the hottest technology an digital trends and will explain key concepts such as Blockchain, Machine Learning and Atomization. To bring it to life, he will share case studies showing how the most successful companies are using these technologies to outsmart their competitors.
How To Innovate Within An Organisation – Releasing the Power of Intrapreneurship
The ‘Trap of Success’ suggests that a company will keep doing what once made it successful rather than making a bet on something new. At the same time, new disruptive technologies put old businesses out of business every year, so in this talk, Holloman will explore the traits that make some businesses better than others at innovating.
Using case studies about successes and failures from well-known brands, Holloman will outline a plan to make your business and your team more innovative. Holloman will teach the audience about tools such as Ideation, Hothousing and MVPs, which will work within the system or change a company from the ground up.
The Future Of Online Retailing
– How to Supercharge your Online Sales
More than 15 per cent of all retail sales in the UK are now made over the Internet and this is predicted to more than double by 2020.
The world of retail is ruthless; it is a question of ‘up or out’ if you want to sustain profitability and outsmart your competitors. In this talk, Holloman will share the best-kept secrets from the most successful online retailers featured in his newest book, published by Pearson, which will be marketed and distributed globally starting September 2016.
He will be covering areas such as omnichannel innovations, cutting edge user experiences, and the latest trends within payments and shipping. The audience will leave with new ideas and inspiration to supercharge their own online retail strategy and execution.
The Future Of Social Media – B2C/B2B Monetisation, Strategy and Delivery
Almost every business today has a Facebook page and Twitter account but should they? It is time to take a step back and evaluate the success and revise the strategy to ensure social media works more effectively for you. In this session, the audience will get new tools to evaluate and develop their strategy and delivery and new ideas for how to monetise these channels.