Robin Horsfall

Robin Horsfall has led an amazing life. During his talks, attendees will discover fascinating stories from his extensive military career and how they relate to his underlying theme of overcoming adversity.

He was a boy soldier at fifteen, a paratrooper at seventeen and an SAS soldier at twenty-one. He fought in five wars as a front line soldier, was a Royal Marine Sniper and a top bodyguard. He was also one of the UK’s first Paramedics and ran clinics all over the world. He once built a medical centre in the centre of the Guyana Jungle, but there is more.

In 1992 he started to teach martial arts and for twenty years taught thousands of children karate in South West London building the largest independent children’s karate group in Europe. He broke his neck and while recovering went to Surrey University as a mature student (56) and graduated three years later.

He is currently active fighting for the Northern Ireland Veterans Movement a battle he has led for six years. He recently survived bladder cancer, writes books and now lives in South Wales. Robin is a great grandfather and has been married for forty years to his wife Heather. Robin condenses his considerable story into an hour and then allows time for questions.

João Bocas

João Bocas is a globally recognized business thought-leader in wearable technology and popular keynote speaker on the subject.  He is a digital health influencer, entrepreneur and CEO of Digital Salutem, a digital and business transformation consultancy for healthcare organisations.

João’s passion lies in helping others, sharing experiences, transferring knowledge, working collaboratively, and helping businesses adopt the latest digital trends and innovations.

As a thought leader in wearable technologies, digital health, IoT and healthcare innovation, including AI (artificial intelligence), robotics and ML (machine learning), João explores the intersection of technology and business. This includes examining how new technologies continuously shape consumer behaviour, influence business models, and help brands amplify their message. He also analyses the impact of disruptive innovations and shares future trends in the marketplace.

He has over 25 years of hands-on experience in Professional Sport and Corporate environments working with senior management, Boards and executive teams, João has worked across Healthcare, Financial Services, Media, Sporting, and Third and Public Sector organisations. He has also amassed an admirable array of 17 formal professional qualifications while studying sport for 8 years.

He was a Finalist in the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards 2015, a Top 100 Global Digital Health Influencer, and is a global advisor and board member of several tech companies.