Innovation, Future & Personal success Speaker.
Jonathan MacDonald is an inventor, investor, Sunday Times bestselling author and thought leader and keynote speaker on expanding the way people think.
He has been advising businesses for almost 30 years and helps them to understand how to use change to push their companies to achieve optimal success. He has worked with the likes of Google, Apple, P&G, Unilever, Nestlé, Microsoft and IKEA to name a few and each time helped them to see the new prospects that disruptive innovation brings to their businesses and what future trends to be aware of.
Some of his accomplishments include advising on the Ministry of Sound’s digital strategy, launching a Sky TV channel and becoming the youngest ever Chairman of the British Music Industries Association. He is considered to be one of the world’s most highly rated speakers, and a contributor to Forbes.
A successful author his book include – ‘Business Poison’ and ’28 Thoughts on Digital Revolution’, giving him the opportunity to share some of his thoughts to a broader audience.
Jonathan is the founder of the Thought Expansion Network (TEN), which facilitates positive change through empowering powerful missions across all industries.
As a speaker, his speeches are continually being updated and refreshed to keep up with the ever-changing digital world.
Jonathan MacDonald speaks on a range of subjects including –
• How to exploit the interconnectedness of the modern, digitally enhanced world
• Maximising the opportunities that new technology brings
• Managing changing consumer expectations
• Future-proofing your organization by understanding new business trends
• How to benefit & profit from the landscape of constant change
Johnathan McDonald opens up the minds and the thinking of a diverse range of people; facilitating strategic discussion and dialogue with the most senior level executives, or inspiring an entire workforce to embrace new opportunities for a brighter future.
“It was a brilliant session, and it was really clear that the audience were engaged throughout. As well as learning from the amazing content, I know I’ve also picked up some tips on how to deliver an impactful presentation from an absolute expert.”
— Esther Basra, Marketing Training Manager, Tesco plc:
“We invited Jonathan to speak at our Annual Conference after seeing him present previously at another hotel industry event. He did not disappoint! His presentation was engaging, interesting, entertaining and filled with anecdotes that were relevant to our industry. We would gladly work with Jonathan again.”
— Geoff Andrew, CEO, Worldhotels:
“Having Jonathan as a keynote speaker at our event turned out to be a recipe for success. He challenged, inspired and entertained the audience with his strong message, relevant industry examples, and anecdotal quotes and stories. Jonathan’s speaking style and message fitted in perfectly with the theme and atmosphere of the event.”
— Key Retail Account Manager, Google:
“Rarely will a guest speaker dedicate so much research and insight into a client and a topic. I found Jonathan’s willingness to engage pre-event to learn about the client, and tailor his content to suit, to be very refreshing and this attention to detail really paid off onsite. Despite a red-eye flight from Canada to make our morning event, Jonathan was fresh and energetic and made a real effort to mix with the client, adapting his content on the move to relate to the other speakers and he even helped out the production team by keeping ahead of time to balance the agenda! I thought he was very professional and he delivered insightful, challenging and stimulating content that perfectly matched the audience and our brief. “
— Client Director for Professional Services, WRG:
“A short note of sincere thanks for your outstanding contribution to the IoD Convention.
As you know, we were very much aiming for a complete change of direction in terms of positivity and attitude coming out of the event. I am delighted to advise that feedback thus far has been incredibly positive, and your presentation was a huge contributor to this success. You were simply outstanding in terms of content and delivery of your talk, setting the scene for discussions over the rest of the evening. And the way that you tailored the session specifically for us certainly engaged and entertained the audience.
So on behalf the organising committee, thank you very much, your professionalism is unsurpassed and we are truly delighted that you were able to join us in Guernsey. We hope we can tempt you back again?!”
— From the IOD Chairman, Guernsey Branch:
“Jonathan was very well-received by the audience. I am often disappointed by our paid speakers and don’t feel like we got our money’s worth, but I didn’t feel that way at all with Jonathan. I was particularly pleased with the way he tailored the message to the location and audience, and how he spoke in an insightful way to the industry without trying to portray himself as an expert.”
— Chief Operating Officer, Hotel Technology Next Generation