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Deborah Collier

Futurist Leader, President, Non-Executive Director, Plural Board Member at Digital Skills Authority USA & UK (& CEO - Portman Collier / Future Knowledge)

Windsor, United Kingdom

34038 Followers

Deborah Collier M.Sc. FRSA is an influential strategic, foresight and futurist leader in business, digital, education and media working on boards in the UK and North America. Described by academics and leaders as an 'original thinker', 'thought-leader' and 'economic force', she is an author and professional keynote speaker with a global audience, major brand following, network and readership of C-Suite leaders and professionals in business, academia, government, media and entertainment. She developed and implemented a three-pillared model, plan and solution for sustainability (Economy, Social and Environment), a digital governance framework, scalable brands, methodologies for strategic planning and leadership and management programs used by blue-chip organisations around the globe. A media group CEO, Chair and Non-Executive Director she is founder and president of industry's global awarding body Digital Skills Authority. In the context of a strategic leader with a broad high-level view, Deborah is listed in Top 10 Global Thought Leaders in 'Legal & IP' and 'Business Strategy' categories, and Top 50, Top 100 Global Thought Leaders in several Thinkers360 categories, including Sustainability. Emerging Technology, Smart Cities, AI and more.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: UK
Speaking Topics: digital philosophy, future strategy, leadership

Speaking Fee $13,500 (In-Person)

Personal Speaking Website: www.futuristleader.com
Deborah Collier Points
Academic 0
Author 314
Influencer 329
Speaker 25
Entrepreneur 393
Total 1061

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Featured Videos

Keynote Speech - Diversity-of-Things (DoT) - Skills Evolution, The Future Human and Work
February 17, 2022
Introducing Toward Utopia
February 17, 2022
Upcoming Interview Economist Impact Innovation@Work - Back to the Future of Work Event
February 17, 2022

Featured Topics

Future of Humanity

As an impact and journey driven strategic leader, Déborah is interested in the cutting-edge and in predicting what opportunities, risks and trends will occur in both the near-term and long-term future. Futurist Leader Déborah seeks out the cutting-edge, and armed with a broad spectrum of knowledge, she deciphers how technologies and practices can either be innovated or leveraged in intelligent ways right now, or in the future. Déborah blends research with her own knowledge and new information to predict trends, before considering strategy for the future. She has a particular ability to see most scenarios like a map, either looking down at an overall view, or as a tree branching out with different scenarios, options, risks, benefits and solutions. She then finds an optimal pathway to a goal or solution, using a blend of logic and creativity. She has the ability see patterns and make interesting connections, which helps when formulating a roadmap with creative and logical actions and ideas, but also for disaster prevention. Deborah can collaborate on an insightful brief for a keynote speech to cover specific themes and potentially set the scene for further specialist subject-matter speakers.

Take a look at Deborah's blog at halfgeekhalfhuman.net for a flavour of topics and insights.

Future of Media and Education

With a focus on ethics, opportunity, risk reduction and cultural evolution, Deborah delivers thought-provoking insights about the future of media and education enabled by new and upcoming technologies, process and leadership styles.

Effective Leadership and Governance for the Future

As an organisational leader with a deep insight into our changing culture and evolutionary shift as a result of digital, social media and the pandemic, Deborah delivers original insights into effective leadership and governance in business and society, and some original thinking in digital philosophy.

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Business
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 15
Last Media Training: 11/15/2018
Last Media Interview: 03/17/2021

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.31
Business Strategy 53.52
Change Management 30.39
Culture 30.47
Customer Experience 30.15
Customer Loyalty 30.23
Digital Disruption 30.05
Digital Transformation 32.54
Ecosystems 30.07
EdTech 30.12
Emerging Technology 42.54
Entrepreneurship 36.53
Future of Work 32.73
Health and Wellness 30.26
Innovation 33.19
Leadership 38.91
Legal and IP 64.57
Management 34.25
Marketing 38.13
Metaverse 30.71
Risk Management 34.88
Social 32.32
Startups 31.01
Sustainability 38.69
HealthTech 30.15
Retail 38.11
COVID19 42.15
Cryptocurrency 32.65
Quantum Computing 35.63
Cybersecurity 30.07
Smart Cities 36.93
CSR 30.45
FinTech 30.08
Public Relations 35.12
GovTech 30.35
Renewable Energy 30.70
Analytics 30.07
Privacy 30.35
Diversity and Inclusion 30.68
HR 30.09
Design Thinking 30.09
Supply Chain 30.04
Business Continuity 30.21

Industry Experience

Consumer Products
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Media
Other
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications

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Publications

62 Article/Blogs
Competence and Collaboration Culture - Into the Future
Half-Geek Half-Human
August 03, 2022
Deborah Collier strategic, foresight and futurist leader in business, education, media and technology delivers her equation for future organisational culture.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Business Strategy

Strategy in a Challenging World
Half Geek Half Human
August 02, 2022

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Tags: Sustainability, Leadership, Business Strategy

Are Political Parties Right for the Future?
Half-Geek Half-Human
May 11, 2022
An impartial article in which Deborah poses some philosophical questions and potential solutions for the future of governance and political parties.

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Tags: Leadership, Legal and IP

Leadership and Governance Articles
Half-Geek Half-Human
May 11, 2022
A selection of leadership and governance articles from Deborah Collier

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Tags: Leadership, Legal and IP

Economy, Business and Commerce Articles
Half-Geek Half-Human
May 02, 2022
Deborah's business and economic insights

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Marketing

Three-Pillared Model for Sustainability - Economic, Social and Environment
Digital Skills Authority
March 02, 2022
Deborah's foremost leadership success is in developing a three pillared model for sustainability, economic, social and environment, which has also delivered business, governmental and fiscal impact around the globe. Read Digital Skills Authority blog article to find out more.

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Tags: Social, Sustainability, Leadership

Half-Geek Half-Human Blog
Deborah M. Collier
February 01, 2022
Thought-leadership blog of articles in the following categories of expertise:

Future & Humanity
Education & Information Strategy
Digital & Technology
Economy, Business & Commerce
Leadership & Governance
Strategy, Innovation & Creativity

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Colliding Worlds – Experiential on Steroids
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January 04, 2022
In 2021 Meta and Microsoft announced their plans for the Metaverse or Metaverses which are likely to take several years to fully develop and will invite global collaboration and contribution. Anyone with the means, know-how and desire can participate in the Metaverse, either as a developer, brand or

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Metaverse

Digital Governance Fast Forward
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January 04, 2022
This decade has ignited a number of evolving digital services and products.  Digital and e-business history is already testament to the need for effective governance alongside innovation. However, it often takes years for governments to respond with legislation, while organisations set their ow

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Risk Management

Human-Centric Strategy – 2022 and Beyond
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January 03, 2022
Positive communications are vital, but audience is everything. In 2022, enhanced human-centric strategies will be engrained throughout marketing, communications, product and services development and delivery whether these be commercial or governmental. As we navigate the virtual world more confident

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

E-Commerce Businesses Move Home
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January 01, 2022
During the pandemic, E-Commerce has been a lifeline for many businesses and indeed new ventures have launched.  However, key challenges with distribution, taxation and import and exports are still prevalent, if not crippling in many parts of the world, with a heavy impact on sales in some count

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Business Strategy

How will Banks Embrace Digital Currency?
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December 03, 2021
The acceptance and use of cryptocurrency has accelerated during the pandemic, and with that the banks motivation to innovate and embrace digital currency rather than fight against the tide. Cryptocurrency is designed to be decentralized and anonymous, which is attractive to those fearing too much po

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, Emerging Technology, FinTech

Positive Influence in Leadership – The Power of Trust versus Incentives
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August 09, 2021
Influence is a vital ingredient in all forms of leadership, whether this is to influence progress, or decision-making. Influence through trust is necessary to steer other leaders, employees, partners, clients or the general public through a difficult change, as a result of either positive opportunit

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Tags: Leadership, Public Relations, Risk Management

Diversity-of-Things (DoT)
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July 01, 2021
The ‘Digital Renaissance’ or the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’ catapulted by the Pandemic, has broadened individual skills needs, but it’s not just about digital and technology. Social networks have brought social responsibility to the forefront, as our awareness and inte

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Tags: Change Management, Entrepreneurship, Future of Work

Audacious or Audacity? – Building the world’s Digital Skills Authority
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June 23, 2021
The journey to Digital Skills Authority is a motivational one, fuelled with some joyful and funny moments, tremendous sacrifice, hurdles overcome and still to be overcome. Some of these entrepreneurial escapades may not be revealed until I am old and grey. Here’s hoping. Digital Skills Authori

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Business Strategy

What is a Futurist?
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March 08, 2021
Inspired by a question posed to me on social media, “How is one a futurist?”, I decided to write about my perspective of what it means to be a ‘Futurist’. Futurists are either there by profession, or as part of their being. Being a futurist and strategist are part of my being

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Business Strategy

Subscription Innovation
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January 27, 2021
The best e-business models are those that require the least resources, the lowest investment and costs, the least risks and ultimately high demand, revenue and profit potential. As someone who has developed both digital and physical products and services, scoped and implemented the systems to sell a

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Business Strategy

Winning Combination for Healthcare, Retail and Beyond – Internet-of-Things, 5G and Artificial Intelligence
Half-Geek Half Human
January 19, 2021
Deborah predicts that ‘Internet-of-Things’ (IoT), 5G and artificial intelligence will unite to revolutionize automation in 2022 and beyond and discusses how this winning combination can impact healthcare, retail and more.

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Tags: Business Strategy, HealthTech, Retail

How to Influence Ethical Change
Half-Geek Half-Human
January 18, 2021

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Tags: Change Management, Legal and IP, Risk Management

E-Business Going Green
Digital Skills Authority
January 16, 2021
Adapted from earlier article written as a guest columnist in 2010 for Start Your Business Magazine.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

Race for the Quantum Internet - The Future Internet
Half-Geek Half-Human
January 06, 2021
Deborah discusses the journey toward the Future of the Internet.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology, Quantum Computing

Coronavirus Challenges and Opportunities in Education
Half-Geek Half-Human
December 06, 2020
Deborah Collier discusses her thoughts on the challenges, impacts and opportunities on education from a pandemic such as Coronavirus.

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Tags: Business Strategy, COVID19, EdTech

Why are National Change Management Strategies Vital Right Now?
Half-Geek Half-Human
October 14, 2020
"As a result of Coronavirus, humanity has been forced into a seismic shift in the way we do things and how we interact with eachother. " Deborah delivers insight into the risks and impacts of significant change without a national and government strategy.

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Tags: Change Management, Social, Sustainability

Digital Ethics – How Can We Balance Humanity with Innovation?
Half-Geek Half-Human
July 03, 2020
How will digital impact humanity, our environment, culture and future of work? Deborah explores how digital is transforming humanity and the risks and opportunities.

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Tags: Culture, Innovation, Sustainability

Rise of the Digital Human
Half-Geek Half-Human
June 12, 2020
Digital brings both amazing opportunities and risk to humanity, which need to be carefully managed. Humanity is evolving as we become more and more ‘digitally human’. What will the attributes of a typical human being be in 2030? Read article for Deborah's insights.

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Tags: Culture, Emerging Technology, Social

How has Digital Integrated Business with Humanity?
Half-Geek Half-Human
June 12, 2020
Through social media conversation, humanity has become an integrated extension of business. What does this mean for enterprises, workers and society? Deborah delivers her digital philosophy insights and discusses what digital and social media will mean for humanity and ethical business.

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Sustainability

Inspiring Toward Utopia
Half-Geek Half-Human
June 12, 2020
Deborah discusses her motivation and objectives for Toward Utopia.

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Tags: Ecosystems, Emerging Technology, Sustainability

Could Digital Save the Global Economy?
Half-Geek Half Human
June 12, 2020
Business & Educational Leader Deborah Collier discusses why Digital Could Save the Global Economy.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Innovation, Sustainability

Technologists Should be at Heart of Conscious Business
Linkedin
February 16, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership

Streaming Entertainment Takes Centre-Stage
Linkedin
February 11, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Innovation

How Will Online Decision-Making Enable Democracy?
Linkedin
January 14, 2020

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Tags: GovTech, Leadership

The Age of Conscious Business 2020 and Beyond
Linkedin
September 18, 2019

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Sustainability

What's the Importance of Female Non-Executive Directors?
Linkedin
December 21, 2018

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Tags: Business Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

Why is E-Business a Green Issue?
Linkedin
March 07, 2018

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Tags: Business Strategy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

How to Drive Change when Companies won't Respond to the Ethics Argument
Linkedin
February 18, 2018

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership

Where is Artificial Intelligence for Marketing and the Web Heading?
Linkedin
January 25, 2018

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, Marketing

Why is the EU's new 'General Data Protection Regulation' a Global Challenge?
Linkedin
January 24, 2018

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Tags: Analytics, Legal and IP, Privacy

Why is Brexit E-Commerce Strategy So Critical?
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January 11, 2018

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Retail

Top 5 E-Business Predictions 2018
Digital Skills Authority
January 10, 2018

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Tags: Business Strategy, Legal and IP

Top 5 E-Business Predictions 2017
Digital Skills Authority
January 05, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Legal and IP

What is a Non-Executive Director?
Linkedin
September 21, 2016

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Legal and IP

Why is Social Design So Critical?
Linkedin
August 02, 2016

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Tags: Design Thinking, Emerging Technology, Social

How to Plan a Green Product Supply Chain
Linkedin
July 20, 2016

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Tags: Renewable Energy, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Getting Hired Standing Out in the Online Crowd
Linkedin
July 13, 2016

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Tags: Marketing, Social

Why Should E-Commerce Leaders Invest in Agility?
Linkedin
July 02, 2016

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Tags: Business Continuity, Business Strategy, Leadership

Why is Multi-Cultural Talent Critical for E-Commerce?
Linkedin
January 30, 2016

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Tags: Business Strategy, HR, Leadership

Top 5 E-Business Predictions 2015
Digital Skills Authority
January 13, 2016

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Marketing

Why is Individualism Good For Teams?
Linkedin
November 30, 2015

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Tags: HR, Innovation, Leadership

Top 5 E-Business Predictions 2016
Digital Skills Authority
January 02, 2015

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Marketing

Top 5 E-Business Predictions 2014
Digital Skills Authority
January 14, 2014

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Tags: Business Strategy, Marketing

E-Business in Emerging Markets
Digital Skills Authority (previously by Learnebusiness.com)
March 14, 2013
Deborah explores the risks, opportunities, legal and other implications of digital business in emerging markets.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Legal and IP, Risk Management

Top 5 E-Business Predictions 2013
Digital Skills Authority
January 17, 2013

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Legal and IP

Top 5 E-Business Predictions 2012
Digital Skills Authority
December 14, 2011

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Tags: Business Strategy, GovTech, Leadership

How to Reshape the Publishing Industry
Digital Skills Authority (previously by Learnebusiness.com)
April 14, 2011
Extract: "The publishing industry is in a position of both challenge and opportunity. The key challenges concerning publishers, include copyright and reproduction of digital products such as books and other media, how to monetise and productise their content, what revenue models to employ and dealing with a shortage of in-house digital expertise."

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Legal and IP

Top 5 E-Business Predictions 2011
Digital Skills Authority
January 01, 2011

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Tags: Business Strategy, Future of Work, Marketing

Globablise through E-Business
Start Your Business Magazine
April 06, 2010

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Press Archive 2007 - 2012
Various Industry Publications
February 25, 2010
While her work since 2016 has broadened and transformed across several strategic areas, future strategy for media, business, technology, governance, education and digital philosophy linking to humanity. One ingredient in Deborah's portfolio of experience is digital business including the future of digital. In her earlier career 2007 - 2012 running a consultancy firm, she delivered insights about digital business strategy and marketing.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Marketing

Online Tactics in a Recession
Start Your Business Magazine
February 10, 2010

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Tags: Business Strategy, Marketing

Top 5 E-Business Predictions 2010
Digital Skills Authority
December 22, 2009

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Marketing

Online Lessons from the Big Boys
Start Your Business Magazine
June 01, 2009

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Tags: Marketing

Top 5 E-Business Predictions 2009
Digital Skills Authority
February 04, 2009

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Marketing

E-Business Predictions 2009
Telegraph Business Club
January 01, 2009
Excerpt from E-Business Evolution 2009 White Paper featuring leaders at John Lewis, J.P. Morgan, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Cancer Research UK and Linden Labs, Deborah's annual e-business predictions were published in Telegraph Business Club.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Entrepreneurship

6 Board Memberships
Digital and Technology Entrepreneur / CEO
Future Knowledge
April 20, 2022

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Leadership

Chair - Olive Tree Story Company - Theatrical Film Movie
Portman Collier
February 21, 2022
Chair of the board of Olive Tree Story, Shareholder and Executive Producer (Business strategy and not management) Portman Collier's update on the company post-pandemic.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Risk Management

Digital Skills Authority Inc.
Digital Skills Authority
January 25, 2022
Deborah is President of our US entity Digital Skills Authority Inc. and is responsible for board leadership and appointments, as well as group strategic oversight, to work in collaboration with a forthcoming Vice President acting in a regional CEO capacity.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Legal and IP

Non-Executive Director / Corporate Board Member profile
London Learning Consortium
February 12, 2017
Skills education and job opportunities for all is something Deborah feels passionate about. London Learning Consortium is a leading UK / EU government funded education management company with a subsidiary creative and media college and a charitable foundation. Working in an independent strategic capacity, Deborah supports good governance, scrutinizes risk, and provides constructive challenge on executive decision-making and performance. She has served on the 'Finance & Resources Committee', 'Quality & Curriculum Committee', and 'Business Development & Growth Committee', and is not involved in any management functions. Deborah has also delivered strategic advice on group structure, business, marketing, intellectual property, future and digital opportunities in education.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Legal and IP

Digital Skills Authority Ltd
Digital Skills Authority
April 13, 2016
Digital Skills Authority's UK entity - Oversees global operations, examinations and UK business development

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Leadership

E-Business Evolution 2009
Echo E-Business
February 01, 2009
The Past, Present and Future of E-Business (Contributor: White paper featuring articles from leaders at John Lewis, J.P. Morgan, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Cancer Research UK and Linden Labs) - The paper and elements in the paper were featured in Telegraph Business Club, IBM Future Focus, and MarketingWeek.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Marketing

4 Books
COB Certified E-Business Manager Self-Study Box Set ISBN: 9780957664159
Learn E-Business
July 01, 2015
Box set of 6 books including E-Business strategy and Planning containing Deborah's globally employed methodology for strategic planning.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

COB Certified E-Commerce Manager Self-Study Box Set - ISBN 9780957664142
Learn E-Business Publishing
July 01, 2015
A box set of 6 books

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Retail

How to Start an Internet Business Box Set ISBN: 9780957664166
Learn E-Business Publishing
July 01, 2015
Box of 6 books for Internet Startups.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing

E-Business Strategy, Planning and Management
Learn E-Business Publishing
May 05, 2015
Offered within box set ISBN: 9780957664159 &

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Management

4 Coursewares
COB Certified CXO
Digital Skills Authority
December 05, 2022
The COB Certified CXO Program is a cutting-edge strategic program for C-Suite leaders and Board Level Directors, which enables boards to collaboratively lead digital best-practice and fully leverage the business and organisational opportunities offered by digital business (from transformation to commercial). The certification program is delivered at an industry-led conference, hosted by our President and supported with insight, case studies and experience from cutting-edge innovators and leaders at well-known organisations around the globe. (Please note that Deborah does not author courses for third-parties).

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Leadership

COB Certified E-Business Leader
Digital Skills Authority
January 01, 2021
2008 - 2022 Editions Part 1 - Manager Program Master E-Business and E-Commerce Strategy, Planning & Management, Content Strategy & Customer Experience and Gain an Introduction to Digital Marketing & Advertising. A program followed by international airlines, banks, stock exchanges, chambers of commerce and blue-chip global organisations such as Croatia Airlines, Historic Scotland, Schneider Electric Europe & China, South African Post Office, Saudi Stock Exchange, SABIC, AXA Mansard, Thales-Raytheon, Zain Telecom,
Information Technology Authority - Government of Oman and more.
(Please note that Deborah does not author courses for third-parties).

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Legal and IP

COB Certified Marketing Leader
Digital Skills Authority
February 23, 2018
Deborah developed the program framework and content structure, standards and branding and provided strategic planning, management and leadership training for marketing and advertising delivering her established and globally employed methodology for strategic planning. Other subject matter experts and the trainers, developed and deliver the more focused subject matter training. (Please note that Deborah does not author courses for third-parties).

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Marketing

Digital Governance Framework and Content
Digital Skills Authority
May 28, 2009
Developed in 2009 with continuous evolution

(Please note that Deborah does not author courses or content for third-parties).

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Legal and IP

7 Founders
Ukraine Crisis Response
Digital Skills Authority
February 26, 2022
Extract: " While the power and collaboration of the world join forces either
through political, government, medical, cyber or military support. From crowdfunded army funding by a
Ukrainian bank, to ethically motivated cyber movements, knowledge and combat using information warfare, the Internet has brought the world together. Social networks combined with social media have accelerated the evolution of humanity to an ever growing socially conscious and principled global community. It has enabled us to connect, communicate and collaborate as a global force to be used for good."

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Tags: Leadership, Business Strategy, Public Relations

Digital World Predictions 2022
Digital Skills Authority
December 31, 2021
In 2022, uncertainty poses our greatest challenge and refocuses our attention on agility, innovation and stability. Economic recovery remains on a distant horizon, while smooth sailing and gaining the competitive edge are high on the agenda of businesses and other organisations.


What will our journey to 2022 look like? What are the challenges and opportunities in2022? Deborah delivers her annual predictions and advice for 2022 and beyond

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Legal and IP

Innovation in TV and Film is Critical to Harnessing Opportunities from Digital
Portman Collier
July 08, 2021
Deborah discusses the challenges of opportunities in TV in Film posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Tags: Business Strategy, COVID19, Innovation

Digital World Predictions 2021
Digital Skills Authority
December 29, 2020
According to Deborah Collier, in 2021, we are presented with continued significant challenges, but are filled with hope and the chance to re-ignite toward a better version of ourselves globally, economically and as an inspired humanity in 2022. What will our bridge to 2022 look like? What are the challenges, major shifts and possibilities for 2021? She explores the challenges and opportunities in my predictions for 2021 and beyond, and consider how they might help you.

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Tags: AI, Cryptocurrency, Quantum Computing

Interview with Lord Mark Price
Portman Collier
September 11, 2020
Deborah interviewed Lord Mark Price who has had an incredible journey to becoming UK Minister for Trade and Industry, and then onto the House of Lords. This started with an initial 25-year career at the John Lewis Partnership, later becoming Deputy Chairman at Channel 4 and John Lewis Partnership, as well as Managing Director at Waitrose.

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership

Futurist Leader
Futurist Leader
December 17, 2017
Specialising in visionary, strategic and foresight leadership, short-term and long-term strategy, exploring and predicting trends, recognising opportunities, risks and solutions.

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Tags: Sustainability, Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

What are the Skills of the Future? (Blog post)
Digital Skills Authority
April 01, 2016
Founder and President of industry's global awarding body for digital and business skills. Comprising three companies across the UK and USA, and expanding internationally.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Future of Work, Leadership

1 Group
Future Knowledge Group
Digital Skills Authority
May 21, 2020
A holding company and owner Digital Skills Authority's UK entity.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership

4 Industry Awards
Top 10 Thought Leader Business Strategy
Thinkers360
March 02, 2022
While Deborah's work as Futurist Leader transcends outside of business, business strategy is one of her primary business skills that make her desirable for board member and leadership roles. Top 10 Global Thought Leader for Business Strategy.

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Tags: Business Strategy

Top 10 Thought Leader Legal and IP
Thinkers360
March 02, 2022
The Top 10 Global Thought Leader for 'Legal & IP' award relates to Deborah significant influence, impact and thought leadership on Digital Governance, through the Digital Governance Framework and training programs she developed, articles, media interviews, leadership and advisory on boards.

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Tags: Legal and IP

Top 50 Thought Leader Sustainability
Thinkers360
March 02, 2022
Top 50 Global Thought Leader for Sustainability (This relates to broad strategy and modelling across Social, Economic and Environment).

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Tags: Sustainability

FRSA Fellow of the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
January 01, 2020
Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development.

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Tags: Sustainability

1 Influencer Award
Top 100 Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers in the World
Richtopia
January 05, 2016
Richtopia was an online publisher of insightful information endorsed by organisations such as Forbes and more. It closed in 2020. Then a combined CEO / CMO Deborah was listed 82nd alongside names from Harvard, Adobe and more.

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Tags: Marketing

4 IP Assets
The Certificate in Online Business Series - Over 45-hrs of Original Interactive Content
Digital Skills Authority
February 18, 2022
A series of established business certification programs in digital business, e-commerce and marketing followed by C-Suite leaders, Department Heads and managers, as well as professionals and entrepreneurs.

Founded 2008, upgraded and enhanced annually. High-end digital interactive e-learning versions of original content took place in 2020 with 35-hrs upgraded and a further 10-hrs introduced, producing 16-certification programs.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Marketing

Futurist Leader Brand and Associated Media
Futurist Leader
January 04, 2022
Futurist Leader personal and professional brand including it's media and web site at FuturistLeader.com

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Legal and IP

Toward Utopia
Portman Collier
April 02, 2019
TV Series scope, branding and collateral including web sites.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Smart Cities, Sustainability

Executive Producer of GINNI Album Recording
Madam Music
May 02, 2007
Ownership of GINNI album produced on label 2007.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Marketing

1 Keynote
Diversity-of-things (DoT) Skills Evolution, the Future Human and Work
The Business Show
November 24, 2021
Delivering a keynote speech on behalf of Digital Skills Authority at The Business Show's Retrain Expo for a diverse audience of HR leaders, entrepreneurs, career changers and jobseekers.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Future of Work, Startups

7 Media Interviews
Thought-Leader and Influencer Interview - Prominent Thought-Leaders Series
Thinkers360
July 24, 2022

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Tags: Business Strategy, Innovation, Leadership

Toxicity in Tech
Tortoise Media
March 17, 2021
Panel Guest on Tortoise Media Show commenting on the past, present & future of diversity in tech and digital Leadership, ethics, risk, brand reputation, policy and artificial intelligence

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Tags: AI, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

Can music cure your creativity crisis?
Cleverish Magazine
January 01, 2020
Interviewee of Aoife Smith for Cleverish Magazine about Divergent Thinking, Innovation, Creativity and Music

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Innovation, Social

Marlow FM Radio - The Future of Social Networks
Marlow FM Radio
November 28, 2018
A show previously called Sam Talks Technology

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Tags: Leadership, Legal and IP, Privacy

Inforwars Should it have been banned on social media?
Channel 4 News
August 08, 2018
A member of the guest panel on Channel 4 news debate commenting on Policy-making and regulation of the tech giants, handling of harmful content, disinformation, misinformation and fake news

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Legal and IP

Of Historical Interest 2009 - 2012 - Columnist for Magazine, Various Media Interviews
Various
September 08, 2010
Deborah's career has changed since 2009-2012, when she led an e-business and marketing consultancy. During this time she delivered thought-leadership as a columnist for Start Your Business Magazine, as well as various interviews in the media, to include Which Magazine, Natwest Business Sense Magazine, InternetRetailing and more. Please follow link to Archive Media coverage for historical interest.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

This time it's very personal
MarketingWeek
May 27, 2009
Delivering thought-leadership on personalisation in this 2009 interview with MarketingWeek.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty, Marketing

4 Memberships
A Small World
A Small World
February 12, 2020
Travel and lifestyle community

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Tags: Social

Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce
The RSA
February 21, 2019
Member

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Social

IMDB
IMDB
February 01, 2019
Deborah's media profile on IMDB

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Mensa
Mensa
February 09, 2017
"British Mensa has more than 20,000 members from all walks of life with IQs in the top 2%".

Deborah passed my exam, which she took for fun, in early 2016, but before joining carefully considered what the membership truly represented.

Deborah joined Mensa not only because she enjoys solving puzzles, but more importantly because "it aims to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity". She feels that this mission sits well alongside that of Digital Skills Authority which supports economic empowerment, and enables individuals to succeed in their careers, business, non-profit and charitable ventures.

"Mensa’s members use the society to share their knowledge, their enthusiasms and their passions with like-minded people".

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Tags: Change Management, Social

11 Quotes
Equation for Future Culture
Twitter
August 10, 2022
Future Culture = Collaboration + Competence + Innovation + Ethical Governance.

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Tags: Culture

Equation for the Future
Twitter
August 10, 2022
The Future is Humans + Technology + Digital + Planet

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Looking to the future, we should investigate possibility and question the impossibility.
Twitter
July 06, 2020

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Tags: Leadership

"The only credible opponent to Information Warfare is truth!"
Twitter
June 12, 2020

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Tags: Leadership

Enabling Live Secure Exams During the Global Pandemic and Lockdown.
Digital Skills Authority
April 20, 2020
“Live (Remote) Exam invigilation is not intended to replace exams students normally take at Testing
Centres such as the British Council, Institutes or Universities around the globe, when lockdown is
over”, says Deborah Collier President at the Digital Skills
Authority. “However, they are a helpful solution during lockdown, and can continue as an option
post lockdown, for those who are unable to attend testing centres”.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Why Online Education will not Replace Classroom
Digital Skills Authority
April 20, 2020
Extract: “Education is about quality, choice, price, access and impact”, says Collier “Classroom learning
enables relationship building, one-to-one interaction, closer monitoring and nurturing of students, as
well collective workshops in a fun environment. E-Learning does not enable this kind of interactive or
consultative approach that classroom group learning does”, she adds

“Live webinars and online classrooms are a great way for trainers to engage with students, providing the length of time is not too long” says Deborah Collier

“My experience of both classroom and online training informs me, that learners can generally cope
with no more than one hour fifteen minutes at a time. Anything more, and they cease to absorb
information. The e-learning industry and corporate Learning & Development departments, know
there is a high drop off rate from e-learning, and such it will never entirely replace high-quality
classroom courses.” She adds.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Futurism and futurology are about learning from the past, understanding our people, planet...
Futurist Leader
April 03, 2019
"Futurism and futurology are about learning from the past, understanding our people, planet and universe, addressing today's challenges, analysing future opportunities, and sharing knowledge among thinkers and innovators".

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Tags: Leadership

"One of the greatest achievements from 'Conscious Business' is the joy and motivation it inspires in a workforce."
Linkedin and Half Geek Half Human
February 11, 2019

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Tags: Leadership

Quote for United Nations Global Compact in Association with Peacful Mind
United Nations Compact
October 18, 2018
The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses and firms worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. Deborah was asked to provide a quote for a shared media banner between United Nations Global Compact and one of its members (Youth Mental Health Charity). "Discover, recognise and appreciate the beauty within you, and be a beacon of positive energy. Don't hide behind a formal self. Success and happiness come when you share who you really are."

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Tags: Leadership

“Both media and technology platforms have a responsibility to the public..."
Channel 4 News
August 08, 2018
“Both media and technology platforms have a responsibility to the public to ensure that fake news is not spread”…”If they are seen to be allowing such content that hurts others, or incites violence or causes other concerns, then that’s not good for their reputation”. Deborah Collier, Channel 4 News 8th August 2018

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Tags: Risk Management

Education is a Human Right that Helps us to Fulfil our Individual Potential and Together Enable the World to Progress.
Twitter
February 02, 2016
This quote has been shared 154 times and liked 417 times. When this ran in 2019, an independent analytics firm recorded a 3.65-million audience reach for all account Twitter posts that week.

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Tags: Leadership

1 Speaker Bureau Listing
Keynote Speaker - Chartwell Speakers
Chartwell Speakers
May 03, 2021
Keynote speaker profile with Chartwell Speakers.

Keynote Subjects:
The future of business, boards and work
Leadership - In the digital renaissance / Building future-proof leaders
Sustainability modelling and social consciousness
The future of humanity, culture & digital philosophy
The future of media
Digital, business and media ethics
Inspiring innovation

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Tags: Leadership, Smart Cities, Sustainability

4 Speaking Engagements
Moderating / Interviewing ABN-AMROs Chief People Officer
Economist Events
March 29, 2022
A fireside interview as part of a media partner arrangement between Digital Skills Authority and Economist Impact.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Leadership, Future of Work

UK Government Business Motivational Event Entrepreneurs
UK Government Funded
November 09, 2010
At Madejski Stadium speaking an event to inspire female entrepreneurs - Gave a talk about the journey to building learnebusiness.com, Date and location

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship

Content Cookery
E-Business Managers Forum
November 09, 2009
As part of the E-Business Managers Forum club's events, Deborah hosted an event introducing a number of guest speakers and gave a seminar on content strategy and audience engagement.

Guest Speakers including comedy actor personality - Guru John Popolini (Steve Trister) and Mark Lee of the Tax Advice Network

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Marketing

Deborah's Very First Public Speaking at E-Business Managers Forum - Hosting , Presenting and Introducing Keynote Speakers
E-Business Managers Forum
May 01, 2008
Deborah introduces the E-Business Manager's Forum an initiative through her company in 2008, as well as some valuable introductory lessons and a keynote speaker - the creator of Which Online. This was the first of several events she hosted and gave speeches. Prior to this Deborah received one-to-one speaker coaching, as well as attending a vocal skills course on a foundation of presentation skills training during her time at JPMorgan.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

1 Webinar
The Truth Behind Social Media - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Learnebusiness.com
February 03, 2010

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Tags: Legal and IP, Risk Management, Social

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