Dots conference

Dots celebrates what happens when ideas are connected in new and unexpected ways. Our 2015 speakers shared inspirational stories about achieving transformation in their work, life and everything in-between.

You’ll find links to blog posts summarising their talks, featuring tales of transformation from NET-A-PORTER, The Financial Times and many more on this page.

Dots 2015 is part of the Brighton Digital Festival – one of the most exciting festivals of ideas in Europe.

Find your next inspiring read on the Dots 2015 reading list.


Christina Scott

Product & information officer, FT

Christina oversees the delivery of technology and products that drive digital transformation at the Financial Times.

Tess Macleod Smith

Publishing Director, Net-A-Porter

Tess is one of the media industry’s leading experts in fashion and luxury publishing.

Adam Morgan

Founder, EatBigFish

Adam is founder of EatBigFish, a renowned marketing consultancy that works with clients to develop their own breakthrough strategies.

Nick Price

Founder, Of Things Immaterial

Nick is a strategy developer, speaker, facilitator, and founder of Of Things Immaterial.

Steve Chapman

Author, Can Scorpions Smoke?

Steve is fascinated by human beings, how they interact, fall out, make up, change and create stuff together.

Tom Hopkins

Product Innovation Director, Experian

Tom is product innovation director at Experian Consumer Services, having previously held senior roles at innovation consultancy Fluxx and digital agency Conchango.

Sam Conniff

Co-founder, Livity

Sam is co-founder of Livity, a youth marketing agency working with young people.

Antony Mayfield

CEO, Brilliant Noise

Antony is the founding partner and CEO of Brilliant Noise.

Ciara Judge

Founder, PurchaseMate

Ciara is a seventeen-year-old scientist and entrepreneur and was named one of the 25 most influential teenagers worldwide by Time magazine.

Stuart Turner

Founder, Robots and Cake!

Stuart is dedicated to the transformational power of robotics.

Steven Ramage

Director of Strategy, what3words

Steven is a board director at what3words, the revolutionary geospatial startup.

Stephen Lepitak

Editor, The Drum

Stephen is editor of The Drum, the UK’s biggest marketing and media website. He will be chairing a panel about the imperative for transformation.

Amanda Neylon

Head of Digital, Macmillan

Amanda is Head of Digital at Macmillan Cancer Support and a huge advocate for usability.

Martin Gill

Principle analyst, Forrester Research

Martin leads the development of Forrester's digital business transformation playbook.

Neil Perkin

Curator, Dots 2015

Neil is the founder of Only Dead Fish and curator of the Google Firestarters series of events.

Dots 2014

Catch up on the fantastic speakers from last year's event.

“A barrage of ideas. Great presenters, dynamically organised, great food, well structured, not a boring moment.”

Bec Davison, CRI

“Great talks, short format is good idea, no faffing with questions, no selling presentations, great lunch, lovely people!”

Faris Yakob, Genius Steals

“The curation was brilliant - a great mix of different angles around creativity and joining the dots. I walked away with my mind buzzing with ideas, strategies and a bunch of inspiring people to hunt down later on twitter.”

Gabrielle Grant, Design Visualise