Julia Hobsbawm is a businesswoman who founded the 'knowledge networking' business www.editorialintelligence.com and who writes, teaches, and gives speeches on a number of topics including entrepreneurship, networking, women in business, worklife balance, and business productivity. She is the world's first professor of Networking, having been made Honorary Visiting Professor by London's Cass Business School and the author of several books and articles covering communication, business, the media and the future of the workplace.
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Julia Hobsbawm speaks regularly to corporate and other event audiences as well as being a speaker for Speakers4Schools. Recent speeches include INFORMA; Hay Festival for Literature; Maki Conference hosted by Cass Business School; as well as The London Library; UBS; Verizon, IKEA’s Global Women’s Network launch in Sweden, the Institute of Directors IOD Women as Leaders conference and the Sunday Times/Wellington College Festival of Education.
Julia founded and runs the knowledge networking business Editorial Intelligence, which has pioneered a new way of looking at networking in the social network era.
In 2011 she was made Honorary Visiting Professor in Networking - a world first - at Cass Business School London, and since then has lectured and presented her views around the world to business audiences.
She is the only UK media CEO on the World Economic Forum's "brainstorm" Global Agenda Council, looking at the future of Informed Societies, and a co-founder of the social enterprise www.talenttowork.com.
In February 2011 she was invited by David Cameron to join him at the Northern Future Forum in Stockholm with the Prime Ministers of eight Nordic and Baltic countries to be part of the British panel of experts on women entrepreneurs and leadership. In 2013 she was invited by the Secretary of State for Business & Skills, the Rt Hon. Vince Cable MP, to join a roundtable discussion about the future of women on boards, chaired by Lord Davies of Abersoch.
In a career which started on a Tellex machine and currently include daily updates on Twitter, Julia has been active in communications in the UK and globally during some of the most seismic changes in technology - the arrival of the internet, of 24/7 broadcasting, and of the mobile world. In 2012 she was named Media Woman of the Year at the First Women Award.
Julia Hobsbawm has lectured, broadcast and published widely for amongst others, BBC, Sky, The Times, Spectator, Comment is Free, University of Stirling, Columbia School of Journalism, and Oxford University (Reuters Institute).
Julia's next book is about the Curious Corporation and the value of face to face networking in a mobile and social media era.
a look ahead to working and networking in 2020
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