11-13 October, Dublin, Ireland

Medal Lecture 2017

Mark Pollock – Explorer, Innovator & Collaboration Catalyst

It is tough to deal with change and uncertainty. Your people won’t do it by chance. With a high-impact catalyst you can help them lead with courage and make it happen. Mark Pollock is that catalyst.

Red Bull UK’s Managing Director describes Mark as “awe-inspiring”. Google’s Head of SMB Sales says that he “…started a conversation about challenging conventional wisdom that is ongoing at Google”.

Acknowledged as an expert in resilience, innovation and collaboration, Mark says “The reason to bring in a speaker is to move the audience emotionally. It can never be about the speaker, rather it must be about engaging the audience to help them achieve more than they thought possible - that is what I aim to do every time.”

With this in mind, Mark has used his hard-earned expertise to help people in over 500 organisations worldwide including at Davos, the Web Summit, the World Economic Forum, EG, Wired and TEDx HollywoodAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster.

Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, described Mark as one of “the most inspiring people I met” after they discussed the ways in which technology is changing how people learn. Following Mark’s contribution to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, the Head of Public Engagement and Foundations said “Mark doesn’t just talk about the transformative intersection of technology and humankind. He lives it. His exploration of a cure for paralysis helped people understand the human dimension of the fourth industrial revolution.”

As he explores the intersection where humans and technology collide, Mark is developing a deep insight into human enhancement and performance. Through his Centre for Radical Collaborations he is a catalyst for connecting people across science, technology, venture philanthropy and marketing to fast-track a cure for paralysis.

Topics covered include:

• Adversity and Challenge - resilience and attitude under pressure.

• Passion and Leadership - goal setting and leading with passion.

• Collaboration and Teamwork - creating and motivating dispersed teams across disciplines and geographies.

• Innovation and Technology - creating relationships at the intersection where humans and technology collide.

EUROSPINE is honored that Mark Pollock has accepted to give this year's Medal Lecture:

Thursday, 12 October, 10:30h, Plenary Hall
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