"93% of strategy execs said that exploring new business models is as important in this current economic climate as cutting costs and retaining customers."
STL Partners Brainstorm Participant Survey

Participants & Presenters

Our Executive Brainstorms typically comprise of 200-300 senior execs from across the retail, banking, media, government and technology sectors. Our participants typically:

  • They typically come from a mix of Strategy, Technology, Marketing, Finance, R&D and Operational functions.
  • They are involved in designing and delivering new business models, services portfolios and new technology.
  • They are responsible for, or involved in, strategic vision and product direction.
  • They share a common goal – to increase the value of their organizations.
    They believe that ‘business as usual’ isn’t sustainable.
  • They are interested in growth opportunities for their business, not just managing cost.
  • They are looking for stimulating ideas from outside their company, country and industry and want to be exposed to ideas that challenge their assumptions about the industry and how to do business.
  • They are interested in practical solutions to short-term problems, so they prove a case for broader innovation.
  • They come to STL Partners events because of the unique brainstorming format focused on cutting-edge topics.

Between events they digest STL industry research and analysis (reports and blog).

"The balance of presentation duration (avoiding death by Powerpoint) and the use and quality of the [STL Partners] analysts is excellent."
VP, Technology Company

STL have been running executive brainstorms since October 2006, past participants include:

Telcos/CableCos/ISPs

VP Corporate Strategy, AT&T
VP Strategy, AT&T 
VP Cloud & Wholesale, AT&T
Group CTO, BT
CIO & President, BT
CEO, BT
CEO, Carphone Warehouse
VP IPTV & Video, CenturyLink
Group CTO, Deutsche Telekom
VP, Head of Innovation, Deutsche Telekom
CEO, du
Group Chief Digital Services Officer, Etisalat
VP Commerce, Etisalat
Executive Vice President, France Telecom
CMO, Mobily
SVP Corporate Strategy, Orange Group
SVP Devices, Orange Group
Vice President Marketing Vision, Orange Group
Deputy CTO, Orange Group
COO and Co-Founder, Rave Wireless
Senior Director, Broadband Entertainment, Rogers
MD New Growth Platforms, Singtel 
VP Corporate Strategy, Sprint Nextel
VP Innovation, Swisscom
VP Service Innovation, Telecom Italia
VP New Products & Services, Telecom Italia
CTO, Telecom New Zealand
Head of Global M2M, Telefonica Digital
VP Infrastructure Service & Planning, Telekom Indonesia
VP Enterprise, Telekom Indonesia
VP Group Strategy, Telenor
CTO, Telstra
CTO, Telus
SVP Strategy, New Products & Marketing, Time Warner Cable Media 
Strategy Director, Tiscali
VP New Business Development, T-Mobile USA
CTO, T-Mobile International
CTO, Virgin Media
Director of Internet Services, Vodafone Group
CIO, Vodafone Group
Director Business Development, Verizon

Banks & Card Schemes

EVP, Online & Mobile, Enterprise Growth, American Express 
Director & Head of Emerging Payments, American Express
SVP Emerging & Electronic Payments, Bank of America
COO, Barclays
Global CTO & MD, Citi
Group Executive, Mobile, MasterCard Worldwide
Head of Global Mobile, Visa

Brands & Advertisers

CEO, Aegis Media
CMO, General Motors
Director Marketing, Kraft Foods
Planning Director, Ogilvy
Digital & Media Brand Manager, Proctor & Gamble
Category Director, Tesco

Investors & VC's

Partner TMT, Apax Partners
MD, Bear Stearns International
Group Co- Head, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
MD, EMEA Intel Capital
Executive Director, JP Morgan

Analysts

Managing Director, Arete Research
Partner, Bain & Company
VP, Mobile Business Development, comScore
SVP, comScore
Creative Director, Frog
VP, Marketing, Frog

Media and Internet Companies

EVP - ABC.com, ABC   
CTO, Amazon.com
SVP Digital Development, BBC Worldwide
Chairman, Betfair
VP Strategy, Blyk
SVP & GM, CBS Mobile
Head of VOD Content, Channel 4
EVP, ComScore Vice President Europe, EA Mobile
SVP Digital Entertainment, Fox 
SVP Technology, Fox
VP, Mobile & Advanced Platforms, Fox Sports 
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google
Managing Director, Syndication & Distribution, Google 
Director of Products, Internet Identity, Google
President Digital, Lionsgate   
Chief Commercial Officer, LOVEFiLM
EVP New Media, MTV
VP Digital Entertainment Strategy & Operations, NBC Universal
Senior Manager, Content Operations, Netflix
Global Industry Director, Salesforce.com
Executive Director - Digital Entertainment, Paramount
Director, PayPal
Vice President, Europe, Slingmedia
SVP Strategic Content Initiatives, Sony Corporation of America
CTO, Sony Pictures 
SVP Global Digital Strategy & Operations, Sony Pictures
Vice President, Europe, Sony BMG
CSO, Thomson Reuters
VP Digital, Universal Music Group 
SVP Advanced Technology, Universal Pictures 
CEO, Virgin Entertainment Group
VP Technology & Strategy, Walt Disney
President of Digital Distribution, Warner Bros
Vice President, Yahoo! Inc

Tech Companies

EVP, Akamai Technologies
VP, Alcatel-Lucent
VP Europe, Cisco
VP, CSG International
President & CEO, Ericsson
Partner, HP
Partner, Digital Consumer Solutions, IBM
VP, Europe, Intel
VP, Nokia
Director Communications, Oracle
Director, Strategy, Qualcomm

Trade Bodies, NGO's && Academies

Cabinet Member, European Commission 
Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA
Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA
President, Internet Advertising Bureau
Global Chairman Emeritus, Mobile Marketing Association
Chairman, Mobile Entertainment Forum
Professor, Human Dynamics Lab, MIT
Executive Director, Open Identity Foundation
VP Research & Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute 
Head, Telecommunications Industry, World Economic Forum

 

 

 

"When I got to the Executive Brainstorm I was unsure of the mix of people. Would it be mostly stiff execs who are blind to the innovation needed and shackled to the old business model (career guys) or would it be a seditious lot of frustrated disrupters, jumping up and down and crying wolf once again. But it was neither. I actually met a group of smart people who are genuinely concerned and very interested in the future of a fantastic industry."
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