Disrupt 100 2018

  1. 1

    SOPHiA GENETICS

    Health
    Switzerland

    A health tech company leveraging Big Data and AI Intelligence to improve diagnoses and patient care.

  2. 2

    General Fusion

    Energy
    Canada

    Creating clean and inexpensive energy using hydrogen atoms.

  3. 3

    Open Cosmos

    Aerospace
    UK

    Providing nano-satellite services from design to space launch.

  4. 4

    AlterEgo

    IT
    USA

    The device that can read your thoughts.

  5. 5

    Loowatt

    Health
    UK

    Toilets without water or chemicals that transforms waste into power and fuel.

  6. 6

    EnviGreen Biotech

    Environment
    India

    An environmentally friendly plastic bag alternative.

  7. 7

    Memphis Meats

    Food
    USA

    Sustainable meat production that’s made in a lab.

  8. 8

    DouxMatok

    Health
    Israel

    Battling sugar addiction by changing how we taste it.

  9. 9

    EnergyNova

    Energy
    Singapore

    Developing efficient hydrogen-fuel batteries.

  10. 10

    CALLSIGN

    Security
    UK

    Using AI to protect identities and defend against data breaches.

  11. 11

    Zipline

    Health
    USA

    Emergency aid delivered by drones.

  12. 12

    Dangerous Things

    Security
    USA

    Using biohacking to provide greater privacy security.

  13. 13

    ChemAlive

    Health
    Switzerland

    Automated quantum chemistry, reducing drug development time and costs.

  14. 14

    Callisto

    Non-Profit
    USA

    Using technology to combat sexual harassment.

  15. 15

    Zero Mass Water

    Environment
    USA

    Using hydro panels to make drinking water with sunlight and air.

  16. 16

    Flow Neuroscience

    Health
    Sweden

    Re-imagining how depression is treated.

  17. 17

    Rigetti Computing

    Engineering
    USA

    Building the world’s fastest quantum computer.

  18. 18

    Crowdport

    Finance
    Japan

    Comparison service for social lending in Japan.

  19. 19

    Saluda Medical

    Health
    Australia

    A closed loop neuro-modulation system designed for measuring a body's response to stimulation.

  20. 20

    ExSeed

    Health
    UK and Denmark

    Increasing pregnancy possibilities via smartphones.

  21. 21

    AlgiKnit

    Fashion
    USA

    Developing biomaterials from the most renewable resources on Earth.

  22. 22

    Opus Medical

    Health
    Australia

    A new medical device that aids medical imaging and radiation therapy.

  23. 23

    Atomwise

    Health
    USA

    Using deep learning algorithms to help speed up drug discovery.

  24. 24

    Axelspace

    Aerospace
    Japan

    Revolutionising the way we use space image data.

  25. 25

    Evolv Technology

    Security
    USA

    Re-inventing physical security through threat detection technology.

  26. 26

    Plenty Inc.

    Agriculture
    USA

    Re-thinking how we grow our food locally.

  27. 27

    Deep Instinct

    Security
    Israel

    Applying deep learning to cybersecurity.

  28. 28

    Textio

    Communications
    USA

    Using AI to help companies recruit the best candidates for the job.

  29. 29

    Open Classrooms

    Education
    France

    An online education platform.

  30. 30

    Freightos

    Transport
    Israel

    The global freight logistics platform.

  31. 31

    Mespo

    Finance
    UK

    A bot for managing your finances and saving you money.

  32. 32

    Qadium

    Security
    USA

    Protecting corporate devices by scanning the open internet.

  33. 33

    Koniku

    Industry
    USA

    Koniku build computational systems using biological neurons to create AI chips.

  34. 34

    Molekule

    Health
    USA

    Destroying pollution with nanotechnology.

  35. 35

    Terramera

    Agriculture
    Canada

    Creating organic products through AI and bio-information.

  36. 36

    BioWatch

    Finance and Security
    Switzerland

    A security solution in the form of a smart-watch.

  37. 37

    Relativity Space

    Aerospace
    USA

    Using 3D printing to send rockets into space.

  38. 38

    Velmenni-LiFi

    IT
    India

    Powering the internet using light bulbs.

  39. 39

    UE LifeSciences

    Health
    India

    Quick and painless breast exams for all.

  40. 40

    Ginkgo Bioworks

    Biotech
    USA

    Customising microbes for the food and cosmetics industries.

  41. 41

    LanzaTech

    Energy
    USA

    Recycling carbon waste into reusable fuels.

  42. 42

    Element

    Security
    USA

    Biometric identity software using your phone camera.

  43. 43

    Deep Map

    Transport
    USA

    HD mapping for self-driving cars.

  44. 44

    Pawame

    Energy
    Kenya

    A pay-as-you-go energy solar system for rural communities.

  45. 45

    Onfido

    Finance
    UK

    Facial biometrics for ID verification and fraud detection.

  46. 46

    Lifebit

    Health
    UK

    A genomics platform that can generate human-like insights into our DNA.

  47. 47

    Numerai

    Financial Services
    USA

    An AI-powered Hedge Fund built by a community of data scientists to predict market trends.

  48. 48

    Beyond Verbal

    Health
    Israel

    Genomic diagnostic via AI algorithms for better and faster diagnoses for patients with diseases such as cancer.

  49. 49

    Piccolo

    Lifestyle
    USA

    A smart home assistant powered by movement.

  50. 50

    CekMata

    Health
    Indonesia

    Using AI and Machine Learning to detect cataracts early.

  51. 51

    Vayyar

    3D Technology
    Israel

    The 3D imaging technology that can see through objects.

  52. 52

    Cellbricks

    Health
    Germany

    Revolutionising human health through 3D-printed organs.

  53. 53

    ZigZag

    E-Commerce
    UK

    The online platform changing our online returns systems.

  54. 54

    Upside Biotechnologies

    Health
    New Zealand

    Improving treatment of burns patient who have insufficient skin for grafting.

  55. 55

    SnapDragon

    Security
    UK

    Protecting businesses against counterfeits with their IP rights.

  56. 56

    Perfect Day

    Food
    USA

    Dairy - reinvented.

  57. 57

    FILLD

    Transport
    USA

    Refilling your car without a gas station.

  58. 58

    MONI

    Finance
    Finland

    Using blockchain and digital money systems to help asylum seekers.

  59. 59

    DEV/CON Detect

    Security
    USA

    Providing protection from advert hackers.

  60. 60

    SEaB Energy

    Energy
    UK

    Generate your own green energy from organic waste.

  61. 61

    Acurable

    Health
    UK

    A wearable medical device to manage respiratory conditions.

  62. 62

    Shippo

    Commerce
    USA

    Offering smarter shipping solutions for businesses of all sizes.

  63. 63

    BRCK

    Communications
    Kenya

    Connecting Africa to the internet.

  64. 64

    Rocketrip

    Travel
    USA

    Helping travel companies reduce their travel costs by incentivising employees.

  65. 65

    Vena Medical

    Health
    Canada

    Making Intravascular disease treatment faster, easier and safer.

  66. 66

    Momentum Dynamics

    Automotive
    USA

    Wireless charging for your car.

  67. 67

    Ripple

    Finance
    USA

    A global blockchain connectivity solution.

  68. 68

    AgroCenta

    Agriculture
    Ghana

    Improving the financial livelihood of farmers through Fairtrade.

  69. 69

    Riversimple

    Automotive
    Wales

    The environmentally-friendly hydrogen cell car.

  70. 70

    Jupiter Intelligence

    Environment
    USA

    Using data and machine learning to help predict environmental risks.

  71. 71

    Neurala

    AI
    USA

    Deep-learning neural network software powering smart devices.

  72. 72

    SkyCool Systems

    Environment
    USA

    Improving our cooling systems by using our biggest renewable: the sky.

  73. 73

    Audio Analytic

    AI
    UK

    Embedded AI sound-recognition software.

  74. 74

    Liimtec Pocket Defi

    Health
    Austria

    Designer of the smart public access defibrillator, PocketDefi.

  75. 75

    ForestCar

    Insurance
    UK

    The green car-sharing service at airports.

  76. 76

    SIME Dx

    Health
    UK

    Living data powered by machine learning.

  77. 77

    Yara Birkeland

    Transport
    Norway

    A crew-less cargo ship.

  78. 78

    Nested

    Property
    UK

    Buy your next house before you sell.

  79. 79

    Wizenoze

    Education
    Amsterdam and UK

    Re-imagining the web for schools, libraries and students.

  80. 80

    Reverie Labs

    Health
    USA

    Using AI to optimise and streamline drug discovery.

  81. 81

    Acko

    Insurance
    India

    The entirely digital platform for insurance in India.

  82. 82

    SpyBiotech

    Health
    UK

    A new approach to generate vaccines.

  83. 83

    XNOR.AI

    AI
    USA

    Deep learning AI for developers.

  84. 84

    Flexciton

    Manufacturing
    UK

    Using AI to increase efficiency in industry plants.

  85. 85

    Pouch

    Retail
    UK

    Never search for a voucher code again.

  86. 86

    Bear Flag Robotics

    Agriculture
    USA

    Developing self-driving tractors.

  87. 87

    Quantta

    IT
    India

    The data platform using deep learning to predict human behaviours.

  88. 88

    SambaNova

    AI
    USA

    Making faster computing platforms for artificial intelligence.

  89. 89

    Nauto

    Transport
    USA

    A safety device that protects fleets by preventing collisions before they occur.

  90. 90

    The Sun Exchange

    Energy
    South Africa

    Using blockchain to power developing countries with solar energy.

  91. 91

    Kitchin Table

    Lifestyle
    UK

    Find a co-working space in someone’s home.

  92. 92

    TypingDNA

    Security
    USA

    Using biometrics to verify user’s identity through typing.

  93. 93

    Voicery

    AI
    USA

    Synthesising more realistic human voices using neural networks.

  94. 94

    Suretly

    Finance
    Russia

    An international crowdvouching platform.

  95. 95

    Cell-Ed

    Education
    USA

    Cell-Ed is an upskilling education platform that doesn’t require the internet.

  96. 96

    GBatteries

    Energy
    Canada

    Recharging electric cars in 10 minutes.

  97. 97

    Synaps Labs

    Advertising
    USA

    Personalised, contextual digital out-of-home advertising.

  98. 98

    Neurable

    Entertainment
    USA

    Using hardware and software to enable brain activity control.

  99. 99

    Castbox

    Lifestyle
    USA

    A new way to experience on-demand radio and podcasts.

  100. 100

    Growing Underground

    Agriculture
    UK

    Innovating agriculture by growing crops underground.

Themes

  • SHIFTS IN INVESTMENT FAVOUR SOCIAL IMPACT ENTERPRISES

    Investment in social facing business’ is no longer just for the super-philanthropists of the world like Gates and Zuckerberg. It’s become a significant KPI for most looking to invest in future companies.

    2017/18 has seen the world question social behaviours that have been tolerated for centuries with significant figure heads and funding now leading the charge for change. The business consequence is that social businesses – new and old – are now seeing a more fertile investment environment.

    Callisto provides women with a platform to report unwanted sexual contact and seek support in their own time. With funding provided by VC firms, Greylock Partners and First Round Capita

    Companies: Jupiter, Callisto, Flow Neuroscience

  • BIOTECH PROVIDING SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES

    The most impactful difference we can all make to saving the planet from its current resource decline is to find pseudo replacements to hard-wired, human habits.

    Changing habits will now take longer than we have before much of the damage we’ve inflicted is irreversible. The only realistic, practical hope we have is to feed these habits with alternatives that will replenish the Earth’s resources.

    Memphis Meats aims to remove the ‘animal’ from meat production and provide sustainable alternatives grown in the ‘lab’.

    Companies: Memphis Meat, Algiknit, Envigreen Biotech, Douxmatok

  • AI RESHAPING BUSINESS AND SOCIETY

    No longer the wishful thinking prototype in all good R&D depts. Ai is here and it’s working – everywhere – to improve the efficiency and delivery within every sector.

    Each year – some technology is hailed as the breakthrough to next generation innovation – but often 12 months later to be replaced by a shinier toy – whilst staying stuck within trials and pilots. But not Ai. Machine learning and natural language processing are now integral technologies that are making real changes to improving processes.

    Top of this year’s listing is Sophia Genetics – a genomic diagnostic tool that uses the power of Ai to improve diagnoses of patients with diseases such as cancer. Importantly, it is already being used in hospitals – demonstrating that it is new technology that can meet an immediate need.

    Companies: Sophia Genetics, CallSign, Textio

  • UNFATHOMABLE SCIENCE NOW IMPACTING EVERYDAY LIVES

    Aldous Huxley fans are now seeing unthinkable science impacting their lives – at home and in the workplace.

    Although the race to space is now over 50 years old – the impact of this learning is now being realised.

    Zero Mass Water uses solar panels turn air into drinking water – a solution that could provide the world with safer drinking water.

    Companies: General Fusion, Zero Mass Water, EnergyNova, Axelspace, AlterEgo, Flow Neuroscience, ChemAlive

Judges

  • Warwick Hill

    Managing Director, Microsoft Ventures

    Warwick Hill is a New Zealand business executive and currently the MD of Microsoft For Startups.

    With over 30 years’ experience in the global technology, telecoms, media and digital sectors Warwick Hill leads Microsoft’s mission to work with great startups as they mature and scale globally.

    Warwick is married and lives in London. He is an active runner and enjoys all things fitness

  • Autumn Bryan

    Head of Agency Strategy and Insights, Google UK

    Autumn Bryan is the Head of Agency Strategy and Insights at Google UK, partnering with the agency community to help them make the most of the web on behalf of their clients.  Starting her career in professional sports working in Events and Marketing for the Seattle Mariners, Autumn moved on to spend 10 years in the digital start up world leading business development for MarTech organisations in the US and UK including Techlightenment and Collective.  She has a passion for the intersection where technology meets social good and has been a judge for Google’s Global Impact Challenge and also run a series of events in collaboration with Grazia to inspire women through the magic of technology.

  • Kieran Harte

    Head of Cities, Uber Midlands & South West UK, Wales and Ireland

    Kieran Harte is a business manager with over 15 years experience in online classified, media & disruptive digital models. His work at Uber includes his position as Head of Cities in the Midlands and South West UK, Wales, Ireland and NI, as well as General Manager of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He previously spent three years as the marketing director at Daft.ie.

  • Sweta Shetty

    Managing Director, Startupbootcamp Fintech

    Sweta is the Managing Director of Startupbootcamp India and a change leader who relentlessly focusses on driving meaningful collaborative innovation in India and across innovation hotbeds across the globe. She carries with her more than a decade of experience in Financial Services and has worked for industry leaders like Citigroup (Investment Banking) and Reliance Industries (Corporate Venture Fund). Her diverse cross industry experience includes FinTech of course, but also EdTech, Logistics & Supply chain and HealthTech.

    She helped set up a couple of corporate accelerators in the past and has been an entrepreneur in the startup advisory space. She has been closely working with digital startups for the last 5 years accelerating ideas into sustainable businesses, particularly focusing on market value proposition, business model and growth strategies.

    She is passionate about inclusive development and women empowerment across different rungs and strata of the society.

  • Jo Harlow

    Non-Executive Director, Sainsbury's plc

    Jo brings a wealth of experience in consumer-facing businesses and in the telecoms and technology industry, both in the UK and internationally. Jo spent 12 years in a variety of senior management roles with Nokia and Microsoft. Prior to this, she spent a combined 19 years at P&G and Reebok in senior sales and marketing positions in both Europe and the US. She is currently a Non-Executive Director for Intercontinental Hotel Group plc, Halma plc, and J Sainsbury’s plc and is a Supervisory Board member of Ceconomy AG. An avid ‘Ameripean’, Jo is American by birth, but has spent the last 18 years living in various European countries.

  • Kerry Ritz

    Non-Executive Director, Advisor to Early-Stage and High Growth Companies

    Kerry has a broad range of international experience with both startups and corporates. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Barclays Techsters Programme and a Non-Executive Director (NED) and Advisor to a number of high growth companies. He is also an advisor to First Derivatives and their Kx Technology Fund.

    Previously Kerry was Managing Director of MassChallenge UK, and Chief Marketing Officer of FTSE 250 Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Although Kerry is originally Canadian, he has been in Europe for more than 25 years and has lived in the UK, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

  • Bill Liao

    General Partner, SOSV Accelerator

    Australian entrepreneur, venture capital investor, diplomat, author and speaker with a distinguished record in the areas of business, development and community activism, Bill is co-founder of the CoderDojo movement, founder of Weforest and is the investment partner for Europe of SOSV, a $250m international investment fund.

  • Barbara Ingraham

    Managing Director, Excess & Surplus, Verisk; Mentor at Hartford Insurtech Hub

    Barbara Ingraham is an insurance executive with over 30 years in customer management and business leadership roles. She leads ISO’s growth efforts in the Excess & Surplus and Insurtech segments, setting strategy, growing existing capabilities and developing new approaches. Barbara has extensive experience developing and leading insurer growth strategies, managing customer and broker relationships and leading the delivery of global capabilities to the market.

    Barbara previously led the International segment for Zurich’s Global Corporate business unit in North America. She began her insurance career with Travelers in Hartford, and has held positions of increasing leadership with Marsh, AIG and Winterthur prior to joining Zurich. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut (Magna cum laude) and her MBA from the University of Hartford.

  • Parul Green

    Group Head of Innovation for UK and Ireland, AXA

    Parul is Group Head of Innovation for UK and Ireland at AXA. She is responsible for Open eco system, Partnering, R&D and Innovation strategy across Group’s General Insurance, Health, and Asset Management businesses. She is member of the AXA UK Seed Fund Investment committee which invests in Fintech, Insurtech and Digital Health start-ups for the AXA Group.

    Financial Services and PE expert with global experience, she is a mentor at The Duke of York [email protected], Mayor of London’s International Business Partnering and Business Growth Programme and Board advisor to Insurance Times on Technology and Innovation. She is on the judging Panel for FinTech 50 Europe, Disrupt 100 and Insurance Times- Technology Excellence Award.

    Economist and Investor by training, she has held senior strategist, M&A and investor roles, globally at AXA, Aviva, Family Office VC and Citibank.

  • Andy McCartney

    Co-Founder, Whitespace Ventures

    This quintessential tech entrepreneur has travelled from bedroom coder to chic geek to working for one of the largest tech firms in the world and becoming a keystone for the booming British tech ecosystem.

    Andy is no stranger to the world of entrepreneurialism, having founded and acted as CTO for his fair share of tech start-ups, including the award-winning JamPot Technologies.

    Unsurprisingly, he has been recognised by some of the industry’s biggest players and was welcomed into the fold by Microsoft Ventures, where he founded Microsoft Ventures UK launched in London, helping build successful global start-ups.

    The next natural step for Andy was to take all this expertise and start investing into the next global successes, where he has become one of the founding team for Whitespace Ventures.

  • Emma Sinclair, MBE

    Co-Founder, EnterpriseJungle

    Emma is the youngest person to have floated a company on the London Stock Exchange, at 29. A serial entrepreneur, she now co-leads global software company EnterpriseAlumni. Their software powers the corporate alumni networks of some of the world’s largest companies. Outside of her day job, she regularly writes for newspapers and commentates on tv and in 2016, was awarded an MBE by the Queen for Services to Entrepreneurship. In 2014, she was appointed UNICEFs first business mentor and recently completed UNICEFs first ever crowdfund to roll out Innovation Labs in refugee camps in her capacity as a UNICEF advisor.

  • Matt Connolly

    Founder and CEO, Tällt Ventures

    Matt has worked within tech innovation for the past 15+ years.

    In 2003 he founded a digital innovation agency which grew to become the UK’s #1. He subsequently went on to build, and invest in, a number of tech startups. Recognising the opportunity to help companies better understand, adapt and succeed in today’s changing world, Matt launched Tällt Ventures – a market scanning and innovation company.

    Tällt’s core product, Sønr, tracks the trends, insights, ventures, corporate innovators, accelerators and investors across the insurance ecosystem. And with unique access to this intelligence, Tällt works with insurers around the world to acquire, partner or build new businesses.

    In addition to spending much of his time travelling, Matt speaks regularly at conferences and enjoys meeting people who share his passion for disruptive innovation.

  • Dan Wilkinson

    Chief Technology Officer, Fidelity Life Assurance

    Dan is a technology leader with over fifteen years of experience trying to make sense of emerging technologies, spanning roles from frontline content management to senior executive, on both client and agency sides and across a diverse set of industry sectors. Currently leading the Technology function at Fidelity Life Assurance, Dan lives and works in Auckland, where he moved to from the UK in 2008.

  • Sam Barton

    Delivery Lead, UK Sports Analytics Conference World Series

    Sam leads the delivery of the UK Sports Analytics Conference World Series and provides mentor support to promising SMEs and accelerator programmes.

    A former Special Advisor to HRH The Duke of York, KG, Sam specialises in the SportsTech, eSports, gaming and EdTech sectors.

  • Tom Butterworth

    Managing Director, Early Stage Banking

    Tom Butterworth is a Director of Entrepreneur Banking with Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch. He joined Silicon Valley Bank in 2014 to lead their team focused on providing commercial banking to early-stage technology and innovation businesses in the UK.

    Devoting much of his career to working with technology businesses, Tom previously worked at Natwest and RBS focusing on banking services and debt facilities for a portfolio of technology and media businesses. Over the years, Tom has worked with many well-known London-based technology businesses, building a deep understanding of the high-growth sector.

  • Donna Scully

    Director, Carpenters

    Donna is a Director in Carpenters, a market leading provider of claims & legal services to the personal lines insurance industry, brokers and their customers.

    Moving to the UK from Ireland, Donna worked for various law firms in London before joining Carpenters in 1997, where she set up its specialist Personal Injury department, developing a reputation for an ethical approach to legal & claims services.

    A member of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society’s management committee since 2004, she became Vice-Chairman of MASS in November 2008 and was elected as MASS Chairman for a two-year term in 2010. During her term, she was closely involved in the formation of AskCUE PI and the implementation of the LASPO legislation.

    She has held a seat on the Insurance Times’ Fraud Charter since its launch in 2012, is a member of the editorial board for Modern Insurance Magazine and she received the Outstanding Achievement award at the 2014 Personal Injury Awards. In November 2016, Insurance Business UK named her as one of the insurance industry’s Women of Influence.

  • Sam Kelly

    Managing Director, AKQA

    Sam Kelly is the Managing Director of AKQA, having initially joined the company as Business Development Manager in 2008. He is responsible for global Marketing and Business Development at AKQA, managing global pitches for the world’s best brands, supporting all AKQA offices with business development strategy and introducing existing clients into new regions. He is also responsible for all brand, event, marketing and PR initiatives.

  • Debbie Forster, MBE

    CEO, Tech Talent Charter

    Debbie Forster is the CEO of Tech Talent Charter, a UK Government-supported industry collective helping to ensure diversity in tech workforce.  Additionally she is Director for Novel Design and International Development Director of NCSSS.

    On top of her work with startups, scale-ups and SMEs, Debbie is an experienced speaker, providing thought leadership and expertise in startup, charity and education sectors.

    In January 2017 Debbie was awarded an MBE for services to Digital Technology and Tech Development. She has also been named WISE Woman of the Year 2016 and as one of the “20 Most Influential Women in UK IT” by Computer Weekly for the last four consecutive years.

  • David Fogel

    Co-Founder and Investor, Accelerated Digital Ventures

    David Fogel is co-founder and investment lead at ADV, a patient venture investor, created by entrepreneurs, operators, and collaborators.

    He was previously Deputy Director and Head of acceleration of Wayra UK, The Telefonica accelerator. David runs a portfolio of over 130 startups which have raised over $100m. Before joining Wayra David worked as an M&A and innovation strategy manager leading projects across the world for startups and TMT companies.

    Prior to that David worked as an associate at a European early-stage VC and at a startup accelerator.

  • Phil Bates

    Architect, Oracle

    Phil has led architecture and product development teams for Oracle’s analytics, data visualisation and business intelligence products and the development of Oracle’s container native development tools and serverless infrastructure. Phil is a founder of Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator in Bristol. His current focus is the development of Oracle’s high performance cloud infrastructure and services to support computationally and data intensive research – in academia, industry and the public sector.

  • Dr. Junaid Bajwa

    GP, Global Lead for Strategic Alliances, MSD

    Junaid qualified as a GP in 2009 and has since gone on to undertake a number of roles within the NHS spanning the provider, and commissioning landscape: including being a Governing Body Member for the NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (leading on Mental Health, IT, & supporting Integrated Care), working with the Royal Borough of Greenwich as a Public Health Associate, and being a Council Member for the London Clinical Senate. In 2014, he was seconded onto the NHS Leadership Academy Fast Track Executive Programme, where he was appointed as the Redesign Director of a large Integrated Mental Health & Community Foundation Trust. In April 2015 he was appointed as the Executive Director of Healthcare Services for MSD in the UK; and earlier this year promoted to being the Global Leader responsible for Strategic Alliances for MSD.

  • Tom Goodwin

    EVP, Head of Innovation, Zenith

    Tom Goodwin is the SVP of Strategy and Innovation at Havas Media, his role is to understand new technology, behaviours and platforms and ideate and implement solutions for clients that take advantage of the new opportunities these make possible. An industry provocateur and commentator, he’s a columnist for the Guardian, Mediapost and regular contributor to TechCrunch, Forbes, Ad Age, Ad Week, Inc and Digiday. He was voted a top 10 voice in Marketing by LinkedIn and one of 30 people to follow on Twitter by Business Insider.

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The report tracks the world’s most disruptive businesses, compiled and curated by the world’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and business people.

Each Disrupt 100 venture was sourced from over 5M global startups and corporate ventures, has been scored against a specific criteria measuring the potential it has to affect an existing market or geography, introduce new customers into an existing market and/or creating a new market with significant customer demand.

The ventures were then judged by global brands including Google, Uber, Oracle, Silicon Valley Bank and Virgin StartUp, tech accelerators Microsoft Ventures, Accelerated Digital Ventures and Whitespace Ventures and entrepreneurs Emma Sinclair, Tom Goodwin and Bill Liao.

The 100 listing provides greater public understanding of the innovation by companies worldwide. We’re going beyond providing a simple index with analysis of the disruption and its wider impact provided.

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Since 2002 52% of the Fortune 500 companies are no longer around; most are now expected to last no more than another 15-20 years.

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