2018 Speakers

Michael Burman, managing director, FE Burman

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James Duckenfield, chief executive, Hobs Group

James is responsible for the four companies within the Hobs Group: Hobs Repro, providing document print, design, and content management services; Hobs On-Site, an Integrated Document Management and Information Solutions provider; Hobs Studio, 3D printing and visualisation services; Anexsys, an outsourced legal technology and services company. In his last role James was responsible for a group of four companies within Xerox HR Services: RightOpt, a private healthcare exchange; Benefit Wallet, a tax efficient savings/benefits business; Financial Wellness, which delivers improved financial management to employees; and HRS Client Technology, developers of custom portals in the HR space, such as global total rewards portals. James was previously Chief Innovation Officer for the Xerox Consulting and Analytics Services (XCAS) group of companies, and the Analytics Resource Center (ARC). Key responsibilities of his included driving the correct build, buy or ally decisions, as well as overseeing analytics and automation.Prior to taking the CIO post, James founded and led a consulting and analytics company, NewField IT, and was one of the inventors of Asset DB; a geospatial database application that has become the industry standard for managed print and content services in the area of discovery and design. James led the business to the forefront of the MPS industry and negotiated a trade sale to Xerox in 2011.

Patrick Headley, chief executive, Go Inspire

Patrick Headley is a leading practitioner in the field of Direct Marketing. During his career, he has worked with several leading organisations, and has written a number of papers and articles for the marketing press and research publications. He regularly lectures at industry seminars supporting the print, mail and marketing industries. His particular skills lie in increasing the effectiveness of customer communications and using format, data and digital innovation as a means to do so. Patrick has held Sales Director and Managing Director roles and is now CEO of the growing marketing services group, Go Inspire. Bringing together the best in strategy, insight, print and mail, Patrick has a vision to deliver the most highly valued data-driven marketing support for the UK’s leading companies.

Paul Hollohan, chief executive, Richmond Capital Partners

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Charles Jarrold, chief executive, BPIF

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in London in the early ‘90’s, Charles worked in the publishing industry prior to heading towards the family owned Jarrold Print business in 1998. Following the sale of Jarrold Print, he joined Poole based printer Southernprint in 2005, helping that business gain a reputation as a leading commercial print company. Southernprint was sold by its owner, regional newspaper group Newsquest in 2010, at which point Charles joined St Ives plc. Prior to joining the BPIF he also ran his own business, partnering with a US print and design software business, developing on-line design and print applications.

Mark O’Sullivan, partner, Grant Thornton UK

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Aron Priest, co-founder and managing director, Solopress

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