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IE Alumni Weekend London: “The Art of Disruption”


13th /14th November, 2015


IE proudly presents the Alumni Weekend London organized with great care to bring together our alumni from UK, Europe and indeed worldwide, to reconnect, reminisce, learn and network in a unique setting: the iconic Old Vaults at Billingsgate, overlooking the River Thames and London’s spectacular monuments. 



As Madeleine Albright said in a 2014 interview with CBS news, “To put it mildly, the world is a mess”. This sentiment, that the world is a bit of a “crazy place”, that we are living in peculiar and exciting times, is echoed by many and experienced first-hand by even more. Perhaps even by you? This is why this alumni weekend is themed around “The Art of Disruption.”

What we are offering you is a highly interactive and fast-paced conference is an opportunity to take stock of changes that go on around us, a chance to put things into perspective, both for yourself and for your organization. It is an exploration where you will discuss, reflect and learn from experts, people who have "been there" and "done that", as well as from your fellow IE alumni. 

The overall objective of this alumni event is to enable the participants to become more “disruption savvy”. This is particularly important in an environment where most of us are so busy paying attention to what is urgent right now that we seldom have the time to consider the long-term perspective and the deeper implications of changes around us. This conference will therefore invite you to investigate, to hold up a mirror to yourself, your career, and your company thereby increasing the likelihood that you will be able to ride the wave of disruption with more skill and more success.  

Throughout the Alumni Weekend you will meet individuals who are at the leading edge of disruption. You will also have the chance to learn from persons who were on the other side of the disruption, people who worked in careers that suddenly got disrupted through changes in business models and technologies. These people might on the stage in front of you, or they could be sitting in the seat next to you.

Please come with a curious mind, be ready to discuss, and be ready to learn.



Friday night Exclusive Welcome Cocktail Reception at HISPANIA Restaurant  dress code: smart casual

Saturday full day event including: Lunch, Evening Supper/Drinks and Closing Party  dress code: business casual

Exclusive Hotel discounts in the city of London (13th & 14th Nov.)

See FAQs above for more details*



“The Art of Disruption” – 13th/14th November 2015


Friday, 13 November

Alumni Welcome Reception, HISPANIA Restaurant 19.00pm - 22.30pm

72-74 Lombard St, London EC3V 9AY, United Kingdom

Saturday, 14 November

 "The Art of Disruption"

1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London EC3R 6DX, United Kingdom

10:30 – 11:00

Arrival & Registration

11:00 – 11:10

Opening & Introduction

Santiago Íñiguez de Onzoño, Dean of IE Business School and President of IE University

Björn Atterstam, Facilitator, Speaker, Advisor, Futurist

Julia Sanchez, Head of Global Alumni Relations

11:10 – 11:30

What is Disruption?

Robert Rowland Smith, philosopher, business advisor, author of “Breakfast with Socrates”

11:30 – 11:40


11:40 – 12:20

Global Disruptions

Ian Goldin, Former VP the World Bank, nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum

12:20 – 12:40

A European Perspective

Miriam González Durántez , IE International Advisory Board Member, Partner Dechert LLP

12:40 – 13:45

Disruption Q&A, followed by lunch

13:45 – 14:30

The Art of Disruption I - The Entrepreneurs​

Bernhard Niesner, IE Alumnus, Co-founder & CEO, Busuu

Rish Mitra, Co-founder & CEO, Blipper

Emma Sinclair, Serial Entrepreneur, Telegraph Columnist, UNICEF UK´s first Business Mentor

14:30 – 14:45

Breaking the Rules of Business

Roger Mavity, Author of ‘The Rule Breaker’s Guide to Business”,

Former CEO of The Conran Group & The Granada Group

14:45 – 15:20

The Art of Disruption II - The Change Agents​

Daniela Menzky, Director at Waterbridge Capital

Coca Rivas, IE Alumnus, Head of Digital Capability UK Ministry of Justice

John Ridpath, Head of Product at Decoded

Roger Mavity, Author of ‘The Rule Breaker’s Guide to Business”

16:00 – 16:15

Frontline of Disruption

Michael Callas, Chief Executive & Founder at East London Ventures

16:15 – 16:30

Personal Disruption

Dr Edwina Thompson, Director at Beechwood International

16:30 – 17:00

Opportunities in Disruption

Steven D'Souza, IE professor, Head of Programmes at FT IE Corporate Learning Alliance and Author of "Not Knowing" (Chartered Management Institute’s Management and Leadership Book of the Year 2015)

17:00 – 17:45

Careers & Disruption

Executive Headhunter Panel

Lucie Shaw, Head of Consumer at Amrop UK

Alexa Bailey, Manager at CEO & Board Practice

Sarah Magnell, Partner at Saxton Bampfylde 


The Alternative Career Path​

 Rob Symington, Founder of Escape the City

Eiso Kant, IE Alumnus, Founder of Tyba

17:45 – 18:00

Final Reflections, Bjorn Atterstam

18:00 – 18:05

Closing Words, IE

18:05 – midnight

Drinks, Dinner, DJ & Dancing


Directions between the two venues:


“IE takes photographs during its meetings and events for use in advertising, newsletters, and other promotional materials, whether in print, electronic, or other media. By participating in this conference you grant ASTC the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.


CEO and Co-Founder Blippar
Executive Director of Career ServicesIE
CEO and Co-FounderBusuu
Facilitator, Speaker, Advisor, Futurist
Head of Digital CapabilityUK Ministry of Justice
DirectorWaterbridge Capital
Serial Entrepreneur, Telegraph Columnist, UNICEF UK´s First Business Mentor
Head of Global Alumni RelationsIE Business School
Head of ConsumerAmrop UK
Chief Executive & FounderEast London Ventures
Director, UK & IrelandIE Business School
Author, Business Speaker
DirectorBeechwood International
Co-chair - International Trade & Government RegulationDechert LLP
Professor of Globalisation & Development; Director of the Oxford Martin SchoolThe University of Oxford
DeanIE Business School
Philosopher & Business Advisor
Manager CEO & Board Practice
Head of ProductDecoded
PartnerSaxton Bampfylde
Co-founderEscape the City
Executive Coach, IE Professor





Alumni Welcome Reception
19:00 - 23:59 v 72-74 Lombard St, London EC3V 9AY, United Kingdom

HISPANIA Restaurant 

The Spirit of Spain, Bruce Anderson

“…There is a new restaurant called Hispania, just along from the Bank of England, where I had a splendid dinner the other evening. The best anchovies I have ever eaten. The finest Albariño I have ever encountered. Outstanding jamón. Excellent Ribera del Duero: One warning: the staff are a delight, and wholly immoderate in their enthusiasm for their cuisine and those who enjoy it”

Join the conversation (#IEWeekendUK)

#IEntrepreneurs. First session Saturday 9:30am coffee/breakfast
Hi all,

We are finally having our first gathering with entrepreneurs on Saturday 9:30 am so this is one hour before the registration time. Call me/drop me an email if you are interested in joining us (, 00447789612824)

Starbucks Coffee, 48 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0EJ, United Kingdom

Looking forward to seeing you . Marta
Thank you Marta. Marte.
We are planning a couple of gatherings for those of you interested in meeting the startups and entrepreneurs within our global alumni community, and for anyone may be just interested on exploring what is going on. We are thinking on meeting on Friday (6:30pm Hispania, same place) to have the opportunity to meet ahead of the weekend to make the most of our networking times, and a Brunch-athon on sunday 12:30pm to recap. For those of you interested on attending please confirm and send me private. Marta Martinez, IE UK CLUB Reply
Who would like to share the room in the 4* hotel?
Dear Comrades,

I have already booked a room in the 4* hotel which is located very close to HISPANIA restaurant.
Who would like to share the room with me?

Daria Reply
UK telecom mergers
How will the telecom mergers affect the UK market? Reply


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