GREG B DAVIES, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND HEAD OF BEHAVIOURAL FINANCE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYTICS, BARCLAYS
Greg B Davies is a Managing Director and Head of Behavioural Finance and Quantitative Analytics at Barclays. He joined the firm in December 2006 to develop and implement commercial applications drawing on behavioural portfolio theory, the psychology of judgment and decision making, and decision sciences. Today he leads a global team of behavioural and quantitative finance specialists, and is responsible for the design and global implementation of Barclays’ Investment Philosophy.
Greg is an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and his first (co-authored) book, ‘Behavioral Investment Management’, was published in January 2012. He has authored papers in multiple academic disciplines, presents regularly at academic and industry conferences, and is a frequent media commentator on Behavioural Finance.
Jeremy Snape, Founder, Sporting Edge and former England Cricketer
Jeremy Snape is a former England Cricketer with a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology. He is widely regarded as one of the early innovators of Twenty20 cricket and won a number of honours during a successful county career, later becoming performance coach of South Africa who rose to number 1 in the world rankings.
He is the founder of Sporting Edge, a company specialising in solving business challenges with the winning mindset from sport. He is also a non-executive director of the League Managers Association, where he helps to design and deliver leadership development programmes.
Mike Forde, High Performance and Talent Management Consultant
Mike Forde is widely recognised as an industry leader in driving innovation and cutting-edge methods across the High Performance world. He was previously Director of Football Operations and Executive Club Director for Chelsea Football Club, dealing with all areas of performance and team operations relating to the 1st team, including player recruitment; medical; sport science; psychology and performance analysis. In this period Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Premier League title and three FA Cups – the most successful era in the club’s history.
Mike also serves as a non-exec director with the Lawn Tennis Association, and is currently a strategic advisor to the San Antonio Spurs NBA team in the US, and McLaren Formula One Applied Technologies division. He sits on the Board as a non-exec director for two major Private Equity Funds specialising in the Sport, Leisure and Entertainment space.
Scott Drawer, Deputy Director Performance Solutions, English Institute of Sport
In his current role at the English Institute of Sport, Scott Drawer is responsible for the UK-wide research and innovation programmes, which use the application of science, medicine and technology, to enhance coach and athlete performances.
He was previously the Head of Research and Innovation at UK Sport, where he worked for over 10 years. He has a PhD in Sports Science from the University of Loughborough.
João Medeiros, Science editor, Wired
João Medeiros holds a PhD in Physics from Imperial College, London. He wrote about the role of hormones in decision-making in Wired 01.13, and sports performance analysis in Wired 06.12. Each month his articles explore the worlds of science, technology and business.