Meet entrepreneur and business advisor James Alexander, former CEO and co-founder of Zopa. Birmingham, 02 April at 5.30pm.

Today, business leaders are charged with driving profit while mitigating risks such as geopolitical volatility, competitive disruption, higher-than-ever regulation, reputational damage and fast-changing customer expectations. Firms are having to adapt to their surroundings in order to survive and thrive. Defiant and ambitious businesses are looking closely at their competitors and how they adapt so they can grow sustainably.

Meet entrepreneur and business advisor James Alexander, former CEO and co-founder of Zopa, one of the world’s first and Europe’s largest peer to peer lender. Zopa has been one of the disruptive pioneers in what has become Fintech and it helped pave the way for other collaborative and crowdfunding concepts from AirBnB and Uber to Funding Circle.

James will tell a personal story on founding and growing Zopa, explore what it takes to disrupt and innovate today and reflect on those qualities required to grow sustainably through a business lifecycle.

Why attend?

  • Understand what it will take to grow profitably, sustainably.
  • Be provoked by someone who has disrupted a sector.
  • Identifying innovation inhibitors.
  • Access foresight to build stronger strategy and innovation.

Be inspired, be challenged and grow your network.

Join us in Birmingham on 02 April.

James Alexander

Co-Founder and former CEO

Zopa

About James Alexander

James is currently a Director of FutureAgenda.org, an open source think tank and advisory firm, delivering foresight, research, strategy and innovation to some of the world’s leading organisations (e.g. Facebook, Apple, WWF). James was previously strategy director at Egg through its early growth phase. He now advises a number of innovative finance payers including Seedrs, Loot, and giffgaff gameplan, In addition, he works as a growth strategy consultant at both The Foundation and LEK Consulting, where his clients included Tesco, Eurostar, Barclays, HSBC, Save the Children, The Guardian, Redburn, M&S and Just Giving.

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