Forum Facilitator Bios

Marc Dowd   

Marc Dowd
Founder PathFinder4
The Ecosystem for Disruptive Innovation

Marc Dowd is a specialist in disruptive innovation. He carries out research on how technology trends are changing the world at an increasing rate.  Marc has well over a decade of experience working as an advisor to the leaders of some of the world's largest firms.  Through his consultancy Manage Disruption, he runs masterclasses in disruptive innovation and its impact on business and the world. Marc helps companies of all sizes be disruptive using his "Vectors of Disruption" methodology.  Marc is also a founder of PathFinder4.com. PathFinder4 is an inspiring, thought-provoking and exclusive network where experienced leaders and disruptors collaborate to drive radical change and business success.

Laura Da Silva Gomes   

Laura Da Silva Gomes
Founder and Director
Silverfish CSR Ltd

Laura Da Silva Gomes is the founder and director of Silverfish CSR Ltd, a company that specialises on Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility. She has worked closely with companies all over the world, from France to New Zealand, from South Africa to Canada, in multiple languages to look at how to improve their positive impact on society.

Chris Potts   

Chris Potts
Corporate Strategist and Author
Dominic Barrow


Chris Potts works with people around the world as a hands-on practitioner and mentor, driving organizational excellence at creating value from change.  He has over 25 years’ experience in Corporate Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, and Investment Portfolio Management. He is a popular and inspirational speaker, chairs EA conferences, leads intensive seminars, and delivers conference keynotes worldwide.  He has also delivered guest lectures at New York University, City University London, and the IT University of Copenhagen.  Chris is the author of a trilogy of business novels: “FruITion”, RecrEAtion” and “DefrICtion”. Follow Chris on Twitter: @chrisdpotts.

Daryl Wilkinson   

Daryl Wilkinson
CEO
DWC Ltd, UK

Daryl Wilkinson is the CEO of DWC Ltd, a new specialist digital consultancy and software development company founded by him in 2015 to help financial and retail organisations drive growth through digital innovation. His clients include the Financial Conduct Authority, Unity Trust Bank, HCL Technologies, Canon Business Services, Communisis, Ensygnia and SOSafe.  He is a former Group Head of Digital Development and Innovation for Nationwide Building Society and post financial crisis, was a strategist for the Royal Bank of Scotland and Northern Rock Bank contributing to the restructure and return of these institutions to the private sector. Daryl regularly speaks as an authority on digital transformation and was the first private sector speaker to be invited to address the House of Commons Parliamentary Reception in 2015 when he spoke about open banking and its potential to reshape financial services. He has featured in interviews for the Sunday Times, CIO Magazine and Future Banking. Follow Daryl on Twitter: @DarylandHobbes.