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Branch Event

IoD Central London: To be innovative working from home

20 Jan 2021
Online webinar, Online
On behalf of IoD Central London Committee, Acting Chair Reena Dayal invites members and non-members to our New Members event. The aim is to offer insights on how to be innovative working from home and how a Central London membership can add value to you and your business.

We will be holding our popular networking session for all IoD Members directly after this webinar from 19:00 until 19:45.  

We are privileged to be host a panel discussion with two global leaders in innovation. We will be speaking to Martin Lindstrom, a world renowned author and thought leader, and Ana Brant, a global luxury brand strategist, to get their thoughts and ideas on the subject of work in the home space, a new norm that so many of us have been forced to embrace at pace.

We would particularly like to welcome new members of the IoD to join us for this event and for some online networking after the discussion with other IoD members and the Central London Branch Committee.

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Key details

Date & time: 20 Jan 2021 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Event manager:
Ms Polly Buckley
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Martin Lindstrom

Martin is the founder and chairman of Lindstrom Company, the world’s leading brand & culture transformation group, operating across five continents and more than 30 countries. TIME Magazine has named Lindstrom one of the “World’s 100 Most Influential People”. And for three years running, Thinkers50, the world’s premier ranking resource of business icons, has selected Lindstrom to be among the world’s top 50 business thinkers. Lindstrom is a high profile speaker and author of 7 New York Times best-selling books, translated into 60 languages. His book Brand Sense was critically acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the five best marketing books ever published”, Small Data was praised as “revolutionary” and TIME Magazine wrote this about Buyology: “a breakthrough in branding”.

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Ana Brant

Ana is a leading global luxury brand strategist, market researcher and a Doctoral Candidate of Business Administration at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School researching consumer cultures, relationship marketing and cultural capital.

Ana starts with the relentless pursuit of relevant customer insights; validates them with the brand promise to determine fit; then creates the organizational requirements, human capital and implementation strategy. Unafraid to ruffle feathers, she routinely disrupts incremental change, engaging risk-takers, outsiders and rising stars in a swift journey from egocentric to customer-centric cultures.

Prior to joining Dorchester Collection, Ana started her career at The Walt Disney World and has held various positions at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Brant's innovations in customer experience led to articles in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes as well as many global awards.

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David Stringer-Lamarre 

David is the Chair of the Institute of Directors London Region. He is the Managing Director of Fortis Consulting London which helps organisations meet their objectives via ‘business matching’ and knowledge input. He is a member of the London Business Board, chaired by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London. 

He frequently engages with members of the Central Government, Local Government, embassies and international trade organisations, and business leaders to discuss how to ‘drive up business performance’. He is a frequent participant at conferences contributing to a wide range of subjects, including innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity & inclusion and the need for effective communication between international business cultures.

Reena Dayal

Reena is Acting Chair or IoD Central London Branch and is an international leadership Coach with a mission - ‘Transforming our World. One leader at a time.’ With over two decades global HR experience across tech, hospitality, insurance and health sectors she started her own business in 2015.

She offers high impact leadership coaching and training to Under 30s, SME entrepreneurs, female leaders and their teams who wish to establish businesses that are 'profit with purpose.' She is the current (pro-bono) acting Chair to IoD largest branch, IoD Central London.

Vanessa Dal Busco

Vanessa is Marketing / PR Ambassador for IoD Central London and a Marketing / Tech Evangelist. 

For the past 20 years Vanessa has worked in the technology sector across travel, finance and not-for-profit industries in marketing and business development roles that often involved product launches and business turnarounds, acquisitions, or sale, specialising in B2B lead generation and audience engagement. 

In 2019 Vanessa founded Ad Lumin which creates and implements content marketing plans so clients can attract the right new customers by raising their profile and increasing visibility through lead generation and audience engagement. 
Vanessa is also Head of Governance on the Institute of Fundraising South-East and London Committee, is studying law, is a Board Member of IoD London and enjoys tennis and cycling.

Jeremy Warrillow

Jeremy Warrillow joined the IoD in 2017 as Head of Business Development for the Hospitality operation at the London Headquarters - 116 Pall Mall.  Here he oversaw a redesign of the brand to promote the commercial operation of the building.  He has over 20 years’ experience working in the hospitality industry, including stints running a luxury hotel in the Caribbean, and heading up the catering operations at the Barbican and the British Museum.

As an advocate of networking and interaction, he has now moved across to bring this commercial experience to the Membership team at the IoD, with the aim of enabling members to share expertise and knowledge within the business community.  Jeremy is a regular at member events where he finds it difficult to drop his love of hospitality and is always ready to pour a drink.


Keith Donnelly

Keith is Membership Ambassador for IoD Central London Branch.

Following almost a decade in the hospitality industry and now working for two acute NHS hospitals as a strategic emergency preparedness lead, Keith is passionate about people, whether guests, patients, colleagues or of course, our members.



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