Dr Paul Redmond is a leading expert on generations and the future of work. Paul is currently the Director of Student Experience and Enhancement at the University of Liverpool and one of the UK's leading experts on the graduate employment market. During his career he has worked at a number of leading universities and has been responsible for guiding the careers of thousands of students and graduates. In addition to writing regularly for national newspapers and other publications, he is a frequent guest on both radio and TV, appearing on numerous BBC and independent news and current affairs programmes. Paul's research into 'Generation Y' (aka 'Millennials') and their impact on organisations has garnered him praise and respect from a range of national and international organisations, for which he provides consultancy. Paul is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Graduate Jobs Formula, A Parent's Guide to Graduate Jobs, Talking About My Generation, and, Making it Happen – the New World of Graduate Recruitment.
Lyse Doucet is an award-winning broadcaster and Chief International Correspondent, covering events world-wide, but particularly those in and affecting the Middle East and Asia.
After studying international relations in her native Canada, Lyse travelled to Africa with an NGO. Her first role was to report from west Africa before being posted to Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, the latter to cover the Soviet withdrawal from the country. She was then stationed in Jordan, where she set up the network's Amman office, and Jerusalem; from thereon in she specialised in the Middle East. Lyse has covered every major conflict in the region since the mid-1990s including the Arab Spring and the civil war in Syria. She has also returned to Asia, covering major political events and natural disasters.
As well as covering stories and events on the ground as a senior presenter, Lyse has produced documentaries on Syria and Gaza, and fronted the Radio 4 series Her Story Made History, in which she interviews some of the most influential but overlooked women in modern politics, journalism and campaigning. She has received many international awards for her journalism and reporting, and has served as a Council Member of the Chatham House foreign affairs institution.
David Stillwell is a University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science, and Academic Director of the Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School. David's research uses big data to understand psychology. His research highlights how using social media data from millions of consenting individuals, the computer can predict a user's personality as accurately as their spouse can. This research has important public policy implications. Do consumers prefer their online experiences to be customised? How should consumers' data be used to target them? Should regulators step in, and if so how? David has spoken at workshops organised by the EU Data Protection Supervisor, by the European Parliament's Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel, to UK government regulators, and to the Bank of England.