MEET THE TEAM

DEfactoED is a team of transformation experts, highly experienced digital leaders and academics whose insights and expertise are the foundation for our online courses and leadership engagements.

 
 
 
 
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Chairman & Director of Innovation

DAVID KNIGHT

David co-founded DEfactoED and is a massive digital enthusiast. He works with people across a wide range of private and public sector organizations, sharing his enthusiasm and helping to accelerate their digital change programs.

 

He has expertise in business and organizational change and spent the larger part of his earlier career as a PwC Partner.

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Director of Clients & Markets

TIM FIELD

DEfactoED is Tim's brain child. Tim focuses on how our products are deployed to customers, bridging the gap between digital learning and business value.

 

Tim was an EY Partner and held Senior Executive roles at Anglo American plc where he successfully led global transformation. One of his strong points is knowing how to ‘bring people along’ in change processes.

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Director of Content & Curation

MARK SENESCHALL

Mark’s role is all about researching and content. He is the author of ‘The Anatomy of IT Projects: Why they‘re hard and why they fail’.

 

His business experience stretches over 30 years - most of this was at BP, where he held senior business and transformation roles. 

 
 
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Creative Director

LARA FIELD

Lara brings creative spark, ensuring our products resonate visually with our learners.

 

Lara's design career spans 20 years working in small agencies, large corporates and leading the EY South Africa in-house design studio.

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Professor in Digital Economy

ALAN BROWN

Alan is Professor in Digital Economy at Exeter Business School and a feted digital thought leader. He blends strong academic and technology credentials with a rare ability to convey and excite audiences on digital.

 

He is the author of several books on digital, most recently ‘Delivering Digital Transformation’.

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DR EMMANUEL AKO

DEfactoMED

Dr Emmanuel Ako is a Consultant Cardiologist with a specialist interest in Coronary Intervention and the treatment of coronary artery disease. He also has expertise in cardiovascular complications in Haemoglobinopathies such as Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell disease.  He works at both Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Trust. Dr Ako is active in clinical education and research, is principal investigator on several cardiology studies and has expertise in simulation-based training in cardiology.  He has published various articles, presented at national and international conferences and is a frequent speaker in public engagement workshops internationally.

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DR TANIKA KELAY

DEfactoMED

Dr Tanika Kelay is an academic psychologist with expertise in driving educational innovations in clinical and healthcare settings. Dr Kelay has held posts at Imperial College London and University College London, where she has led the development and implementation of training and evaluation programmes for healthcare professionals at Imperial, Chelsea & Westminster and Royal Brompton NHS hospitals.

 
 
 
 
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DEfactoED Africa

HAPPY NTSHINGILA

Happy is Chairman of several significant organizations. He was the Marketing Director of Vodacom, CEO of HerdBuoys McCann, the first black owned ad agency in SA, Group Chief Marketing Officer of Barclays Africa and CEO of Supersport International, and was recognized with the 2016 Financial Mail AdFocus Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution towards the success of the South African advertising industry.

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DEfactoED Africa

IAN RUSSELL

Ian Russell is a well-known author, speaker and advisor. He is the the CEO and Founder of Disrupting Consultancy Pty, and his corporate career includes the role of CEO of BCX, Africa’s largest technology company. He is focused on leveraging technology and education for the benefit of the youth of South Africa.

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DEfactoED Asia

MADHAN MR

Madhan is the Country Manager (India) - DEfactoEd & Director of it's Indian Subsidiary in India. He is an experienced Eduprenuer with a demonstrated history of working passionately in the education sector across the Indian sub-continent since almost two decades. He works with a strong commitment to bring in the best of new age innovations from across the globe & make it digitally accessible to the knowledge seeking learners enabling them be ahead of the curve in their lives.

 

OUR DIGITAL PARTNERS

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OUR CONTRIBUTORS...

MARILISE DE VILLIERS

Cybersecurity expert and author

TRACEY GROVES

CEO and founder of Intelligent Ethics

CLIVE HUMBY OBE

Inventor of the Tesco Club Card and co-founder of Dunn Humby

DR DAVID LOPEZ

Data expert and Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

DR DAVID PLANS

CEO BioBeats, digital healthcare entrepreneur and Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

ZOE ROSE

Ethical hacker and named within top 50 women in cyber in the UK

PROFESSOR ALAN WOODWARD

Surrey Centre for Cybersecurity, University of Surrey and GCHQ Advisor