The ManpowerGroup Conference 2023

Samantha Simmonds

Samantha has been a journalist and broadcaster for more than 20 years, currently presenting on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News, covering breaking news stories, international and national events of the day.

She loves the challenge of handling live breaking news and dealing with the biggest events of the day – interviewing senior politicians, business leaders, celebrities and ordinary people often at the centre of shocking events.

Afua Hagan

Afua Hagan is one of the leading voices on diversity in Britain, regularly appearing on ITV’s This Morning, Good Morning Britain, Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, the BBC, Sky and CNN, in particular discussing Black Lives Matter and Equality for Women with charisma to provoke debate.

Afua is a brilliant keynote speaker covering issues such as Diversity, Black Lives Matter and Equality for Women and continues to work as an Event Host and Moderator. Clients have included Retail Week, the NHS, Cambridgeshire Police, Compare the Market and Inmarsat.

Matt Alder

Matt Alder is a strategic consultant focusing on innovation and technology in HR and Talent Acquisition. He is the host of Recruiting Future, one of the world’s most popular talent acquisition podcasts. Over the last 20 years, he has built a reputation as a global thought leader, working with employers to future-proof their digital strategies. He is the author of two books “Exceptional Talent” (Kogan Page, 2017) and “Digital Talent” (Kogan Page, 2022) and has delivered keynote speeches at industry events in 17 countries.

Georgie Barrat

Georgie Barrat is a technology journalist, broadcaster, and presenter. As well as co-hosting Channel 5’s Gadget Show she has written on technology for a range of publications including Marie Claire, the Daily Mirror, and Huffington Post.

Georgie tackles everything on advances in technology and strives to make technology and the digital world as exciting, relevant, and inclusive as possible. Georgie has extensive knowledge of tech trends, from the metaverse and AI, to enterprise data centres and cloud technologies. She also hosted The Tech Disruption Series podcast, where she interviewed start-ups that disrupted industries.

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic joined ManpowerGroup in 2018 as Chief Talent Scientist, responsible for leading the Center of Excellence for Assessment and Analytics, developing data-driven solutions and insight to create new value for clients and candidates by driving predictable performance.

Chamorro-Premuzic is passionate about leveraging people, analytics and assessment to help individuals understand themselves better and companies better understand their people. He joined ManpowerGroup from Hogan Assessments, a world leader in personality assessment, leadership and organisational effectiveness, where he was CEO. He is a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Visiting Professor at Columbia University in New York.