Dots conference

Connecting ideas.

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.


Product & information officer, FT

Christina Scott

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

Publishing Director, Net-A-Porter

Tess Macleod Smith

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

Founder, EatBigFish

Adam Morgan

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

Founder, Of Things Immaterial

Nick Price

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

Author, Can Scorpions Smoke?

Steve Chapman

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

Product Innovation Director, Experian

Tom Hopkins

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

Co-founder, Livity

Sam Conniff

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

CEO, Brilliant Noise

Antony Mayfield

Antony is the founding partner and CEO of Brilliant Noise.

Founder, PurchaseMate

Ciara Judge

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

Founder, Robots and Cake!

Stuart Turner

Stuart is dedicated to the transformational power of robotics.

Director of Strategy, what3words

Steven Ramage

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

Editor, The Drum

Stephen Lepitak

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.

Head of Digital, Macmillan

Amanda Neylon

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

Principle analyst, Forrester Research

Martin Gill

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

Curator, Dots 2015

Neil Perkin

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