Top 10 Digital Transformation speakers and moderators

The Fourth Industrial Revolution embodies some of the most dynamic changes that the world has ever faced – many of them accelerated through the COVID-19 pandemic. So how can you  navigate, embrace and take advantage of it? Riva Media has a roster of keynote speakers, moderators and event hosts perfectly placed to address the challenges and the opportunities created by digital disruption and transformation – business leaders, experts, presenters – all high-calibre communicators with the experience and expertise to add value and vigour to your conferences, panel discussions or virtual events. Here are ten of our best keynote speakers and moderators for events focusing on digital transformation:

Kathryn Parsons Keynote Speaker and technology speaker

Described by Vogue Magazine as “one of the most influential people in technology”, Decoded Co-CEO Kathryn Parsons MBE is an digital entrepreneur and educator. After founding her company on a credit card and a mission to teach code in a day,  Kathryn has grown Decoded into a global operation, teaching data and cyber skills to more than half a million people in 85+ cities worldwide.

Global leaders come to Kathryn and Decoded to share her insights on transforming digital capability and the culture of their businesses. Global clients include Unilever, Nike, HSBC, Burberry, Citi and MasterCard. Kathryn was awarded an MBE after her successful campaign to make coding mandatory on the UK National Curriculum. A brilliant keynote speaker. Kathryn’s inspirational qualities have also led to additional work as a motivational speaker.

Terry Jones offers first hand experience of digital transformation, making his name as the founder of transforming it into a public company with three billion dollars in sales.

Terry was also founding Chairman of, where once again he revolutionised how travel is purchased.

Terry is now a leading keynote speaker, expanding on the themes covered in his books – ON Innovation and Disruption OFF. Grant Thornton CEO Mike McGuire says “our partners have new energy and focus on innovation for our firm and our industry after listening to Terry”.

He’s also been complimented on the visual aids and other techniques he deploys for his virtual presentations. Tahoe Silicon Mountain said: “Terry, your presentation is the reason virtual meetings DO work!”

Terry Jones technology and keynote speaker
Jeremy White, public speake and moderator

Jeremy White is the executive Editor of Wired Magazine and a leading authority on technology trends, innovations and the businesses building the future.

At Wired, Jeremy is tasked with evaluating products and technology at the cutting edge of innovation, from wearables to supercars, architecture and autonomous cars. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker and moderator for topics that include digital transformation, internet of things, artificial intelligence and cyber security.

Above all, Jeremy is a hugely talented communicator, reinforced by this testimonial from BMW: “Jeremy is able to articulate complex new developments in technology in an exciting and relevant way that engages with the audience and promotes new thinking.”

Joe Tidy is the BBC’s Cyber Security Reporter and a Presenter of Radio 4’s Media Show. As a keynote speaker and moderator, Joe can offer specialist knowledge of cyber security, cyber crime, hacking, privacy, data security, online safety, gaming and the wider internet of things. Joe is well-known for investigating the darker sides of the internet, interviewing hackers and investigating the criminals behind the cyber security threats, we all face. Laura Edwards from the Data Protection World Forum paid this tribute to Joe’s skills as a Moderator and Event Host: “Joe has done an incredible job in hosting and facilitating several sessions of our virtual monthly events. His  approachable style makes the discussions more engaging for the audience.”

Joe Tidy presenter and reporter
Zoe Kleinman presenter and event host

Zoe Kleinman is a Technology Presenter and Reporter for the BBC and has reported on the highs and lows of Bitcoin, the gender bias in Silicon Valley, Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, and parents whose children accidentally spent thousands of pounds inside video and mobile games. Zoe’s expertise covers technology trends, digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cyber security, automation and women in Technology. She has great people skills and knows how to work an audience and bring out the best in panel contributors when she is working as a moderator or event host.  Here is just one testimonial received from Laura Welford at Ketchum: “Zoe brought an incredible amount to the conversation, asking insightful, poignant questions which allowed the experts to share intelligence that resonated with the audience. Her unrivalled finger-on-the-pulse observations on who had got it right, and wrong, and how journalists would respond added credence to the discussion.”

Described as “the leader of the new school of advertising”, Timothy Armoo works at the cutting edge of 21st century digital marketing. Timo is the CEO of FanBytes, which helps major companies like Deliveroo, McDonalds and Nike to reach the hearts of Generation Z, through its influencer network and other leading social media strategies. From a young age he has been heavily influenced by business and technology, starting his first company at the age of 14 and his second when he was 17.

Timo is in demand as a keynote speaker on digital marketing, social media, entrepreneurship and digital transformation and has been described by The Evening Standard as: “Most Influential Person in Marketing and Advertising”. Timo can also speak on diversity and has used his influence for good, building the Fanbytes fund which invests and funds influencer campaigns for black businesses.

Timothy Armoo influencer and keynote speaker
Susannah Streeter, TV presenter, keynote speaker, event moderator, event host and MC

As a BBC Presenter, Susannah Streeter has been covering digital disruption themes for many years. Her passion for technology resulted in her co-presenting a tech podcast with BBC colleague Zoe Kleinman. In 2020 Susannah was headhunted by the financial firm Hargreaves Lansdown  and is hugely in demand as a keynote speaker, moderator and event host covering Fintech, digital transformation and cybersecurity for the likes of Kaspersky and BMW, resulting in this testimonial from Zibert Consulting: “We really enjoyed working with Susannah. She was incredibly helpful through all the process and her presence on our stage for our event with BMW was just wonderful!” Susannah also speaks fluent French and interviewed former French President Francois Hollande when hosting the World Green Economy Summit. Climate change is another specialist subject and she also hosted at The Our Ocean Conference in Norway, where she was complimented on doing “a superb job of driving the discussions forward creating an energetic yet unhurried atmosphere and bringing out the relevant viewpoints from each person.”

Ed Newton-Rex is one of the world’s top keynote speakers on artificial intelligence and creativity. He’s been named as one of Business Insider’s 30 most creative people in UK tech and one of 20:40’s Leaders of the Future. Ed first came to prominence when he founded his own AI music company Jukedeck. It was so successful that it was bought by the owners of TikTok, ByteDance, who put Ed in charge of their AI lab in London. He’s since become the Product Director for TikTok in Europe. Ed is a compelling keynote speaker on artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship and digital transformation and received this testimonial from Sonophilia: “Ed is a very talented and inspiring speaker. He can explain complex concepts in easily understandable terms, and engages his audience.”

Ed Newton-Rex keynote speaker and musician
Alysia Judge presenter, keynote speaker gaming expert, event host and MC

Alysia Judge is one of the UK’s top keynote speakers and broadcasters on gaming. Alysia is the regular host for BAFTA’s Game Awards and is a warm and charismatic speaker, whose talents extend to creating videos for Netflix’s YouTube Channel. Alysia speaks fluent Spanish and has given keynote addresses on gaming internationally from Sweden to Guatemala. She also specialises in talking about women in technology, entertainment, film, education and cultural analysis.

Melissa Phillips from BAFTA gave this testimonial: “Alysia always brought fantastic insight, energy and empathy to every appearance and I would highly recommend her for a wide range of speaking engagements. She was a complete professional, cool throughout any chaos and cleverly matched the energy of the room.”

No one knows what the future holds for cryptocurrency, but one person on the inside is Glen Goodman – author The Crypto Trader – an Amazon bestseller. Glen has twenty years trading experience. When you hear him as a keynote speaker, you’re listening to someone who puts his money where his mouth – an experienced navigator of the peaks and troughs of the cryptocurrency markets.

For many years, Glen was a Business Correspondent for the BBC and ITV. He’s a brilliant communicator, bringing credibility and creativity when working as a Keynote Speaker, Moderator or Event Host. Glen is a contributing expert for the London School of Economics and a commentator on cryptocurrency and other financial topics for the BBC, Forbes, Newsweek, Reuters, LBC, The Guardian and The Independent.

Glen Goodman keynote speaker

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