Conference speaker Martin Adams has a rich background as a cutting-edge entrepreneur, innovation advisor, and policy expert.
His life as an entrepreneur started when Martin Adams helped set up the world’s first social media consultancy. The consultancy eventually received the backing of Sean Parker, the President of Facebook and founder of Napster. During this period, Martin started learning about the power of understanding audiences to drive company innovation.
Martin Adams is also the CEO and Founder of Codec.ai. The company has, thus far, raised millions to map popular culture around the globe, helping companies understand the products and communications their audience wants created without involving guesswork. Codec works with leading world brands such as Unilever, Nespresso, Time Inc, and the BBC. His company has been recognised as ‘the Best Artificial Intelligence Product in Marketing’ (CognitionX), one of the ‘Hottest AI Businesses in Europe’ (TechCrunch) and one of the ’50 most disruptive businesses in the UK’ (Real Business).
An innovation advisor, Martin Adams has worked with some of the world’s most high-profile individuals and organisations across the globe. His focus is on the innovative use of technology to connect more deeply with real people. Amongst the clients worked with in this role thus far he includes Pfizer and Red Bull, influencers like Barack Obama, and government organisations like the Royal Marines.
A graduate from Harvard Law School, Martin Adams, a policy expert, is the founder of the Social Media Unit and the Digital Leadership Council @ UCL. These roles see him able to help companies understand popular trends and how markets develop in order to understand which innovative technology may most affect both their business and customers.
Recognised as a Maserati Top 100 Entrepreneur, Martin Adams is seen as an international thought leader on how technology puts people, customers, and target audiences at the centre of decision making in business, government, and policy.
Keynotes delivered thus far include to the world’s leading companies, government bodies, and members of the Royal family, including the Queen and HRH the Duke of York.
As a conference speaker, Martin Adams draws on an entrepreneurial mindset, showing companies of all sizes how innovation using disruptive new technology, storytelling, and marketing builds strong customer relationships.
Living in the UK, Martin Adams presents in English.
“The whole team, was referring back to Martin’s workshop on innovation and communication to inform work they did for the rest of the year- it was brilliant and very memorable’.”
“Martin’s training workshop, his approach and his different points of view were highly appreciated. He truly captivated his audience”
“Any talk from Martin is an absolute joy. His clear understanding and empathy with his audience his incredible and his sheer energy is infectious! Martin's talks and training sessions are always as memorable as they are valuable!”
“I can honestly say that no one gets technology and its role in modern business more than Martin. Crucially he doesn’t just think about it or talk about it, he is able to draw upon fascinating stories and examples from a fascinating career spent building and using it with companies around the world. He passionately believes in what he says on stage and brings it to life better than anyone."
“Martin is up there with the best speakers I've ever seen. He has founded numerous companies and institutions devoted to how he sees the world, and he has the special habit of seeing it the right way. He fundamentally cares about the intersection of technology and business, and can speak with clarity and passion to help the audience understand how they win big in the modern world."