Named one of London's most influential individuals within new media by the Evening Standard, Christer Holloman helps organisations monetise digital, as well as write and give talks about how new technologies affect business.
As author of the Amazon bestseller The Social Media MBA series, Christer Holloman is Chairman of First Tuesday - the UK's largest network for high growth technology SME's and their investors. His expertise lies in technology and social media, and he's a fascinating futurist who uses his insight and experience to inspire and inform.
Christer is also the CEO and co-founder of Divido, a fast growing technology start-up in the process of changing the old school financial services sector. He is frequently invited to write for The Guardian, Sky News and GQ about how organisations can make the most of opportunities presented by new technologies.
Christer most recently launched Expedia founder Rich Barton's new $150m start-up Glassdoor.com in Europe. He was previously Head of Digital Product Development at The Times and The Sunday Times, responsible for award-winning apps and delivering new digital revenue streams.
A born entrepreneur, Christer's childhood games became a blueprint for his future career, as he attempted to become a retailer for LEGO at the age of 10. Still in his teens he started an advertising agency and a Rent-A-Santa business. But it was in the year 2000, at the height of the IT boom, that Christer Holloman established himself as a business force to be reckoned with when he launched a local social networking site, and then sold it to an investor for an undisclosed amount, only 6 months later.
Christer Holloman holds a BSc in Business and is currently completing his MBA at University of Oxford, is a member of the National Union of Journalists and certified Competent Communicator by Toastmaster International. Outside business hours, Chris is committed to encouraging young people to explore their entrepreneurial potential and has been named Volunteer of the Year by Young Enterprise. He was recognised with an award by Prince's Trust for creating an online community for entrepreneurial university students.
What makes Christer Holloman unique as a keynote business speaker is that he not only writes and talks about technology trends, but he regularly consults for major businesses and start-ups on how to take advantage and monetise these opportunities. This means he will not be providing theories, but instead tried and tested hands-on advice that will inspire and empower your delegates to take action.
Whether he is running a workshop, delivering a keynote speech, or acting as a moderator or panellist, Chris’ message is always tailored to the client, the audience and the desired overall outcome of the event. In presentations Chris Holloman will showcase the best business use of new technologies by taking the audience on a journey via outposts such as Silicon Valley start-ups, tech buzz words, emerging customer and workforce trends, what’s next for social media and more.
All his talks are peppered with case studies and real life examples to bring the topic to life and illustrate the ROI for businesses, with clear calls to action throughout the presentation: “This is how you can leverage this insight!”
Technology & Social Media Speaking Topics Include;
“The Future of The IT Department”
“Key Technology Trends”
“The Future of Online Recruitment”
“Technology in The Year 2025”
“How Social Media is Changing Customer Expectations”
“Selling Through Technology”
“Key Consumer Technology Trends impacting Business”
Christer Holloman is regularly hired by event organisers to excite attendees with new ideas they can apply to their own business or department. Recent clients include brands such as Microsoft, Unipart, VISA and Ogilvy; because he makes the rapid advances in technology comprehensible and relevant to a wider audience, delegates leave the room feeling great about the future!
The Social Media MBA - The Most Innovative Business Use of Social Media. It’s a fact that companies so far have only scratched the surface of what can be achieved with social media. Whatever your continent, industry, company size, current degree of social media adoption or job title, the purpose of this session is to inspire you to see how you can raise the bar to reap new rewards. Themes:
• Social Media Basics (create and deliver a social strategy)
• Social Media by Department (marketing, PR, sales, customer service, product development and HR)
• Best Practice by Social Media Channel (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
• Calculating ROI
• Emerging Issues & Future Trends
The End Of The Digital Beginning - Key Tech Trends And Why They Matter To Your Business. We know that the digital landscape is always evolving and that it is changing at an increasing speed. By staying informed you can stay ahead. This session will not only highlight the key trends at play but also methods to evaluate and leverage them in your business.
• Why MoLoSo Isn’t Good Enough
• How Big Data Is About Little Data
• Collaborative Capitalism
• Fintech Disruption
• Reinvented Retail
• Living In The Stream
• Education At Scale
• Hottest Tech Start-Ups
Christer Holloman got the brief straight away and used a really interesting case study to bring his topic to life. The audience were very impressed and felt there was a lot to take away - Christer provided some great examples/ideas that many members of the audience said they would look to implement within their own organisations.
Christer provided us with a lively, relevant and insightful presentation, which sparked off great debate within the group.
One of London's Most Influential Individuals Within New Media.
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