Leadership Intelligence

2023 AESC Global Conference - London

November 7, 2023
Leadership Intelligence
November 7, 2023
08:30 to 17:00

In a world reshaped by technology, are we risking a culture of “nowism”, living in the present, seeking immediate gratification and focused on the short-term? The leaders of today and tomorrow are being challenged in new and unexpected ways. Leading and navigating through uncertainty is today’s norm.

Join AESC in London to hear from experts on future trends, including ethical AI, cultural intelligence, and emerging disruptions:

  • How will human intelligence supported by artificial intelligence shape the world of work in the coming years?
  • What are the risks and rewards of self-teaching technologies?
  • How will DEI and sustainability drive the talent of tomorrow?
  • What critical knowledge do we need--right now?


  • November 6 - Networking Drinks Reception taking place at St. Ermin's Hotel in London - 18:15 to 20:15 GMT
  • November 7 - Conference - 08:30 to 17:00 GMT

Who Should Attend:

  • Board Directors, C-level Executives, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Advisors, Venture Capitalists and Private Equity
  • AESC Members | Executive Search & Leadership Consulting Professionals

Don't miss this opportunity to gain fresh intelligence to thrive today and tomorrow.


Unlock Hidden Potential: Cultivate a growth mindset and leverage cognitive diversity

Matthew Syed, a highly sought-after speaker, best-selling author, and Sunday Times columnist, provides a fast-paced analysis of how the best organizations innovate, sustain change, and build a mindset of continuous improvement. Using compelling examples from many industries, he will explore the power of a growth mindset and cognitive diversity to boost performance – at an individual, team and organization level. A high-energy inspiring session not to be missed.

Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking, Matthew Syed’s most recent book will be available for all conference attendees.

Matthew Syed
Writer, Journalist and Broadcaster
Matthew Syed Consulting
Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence – not without its challenges!

In the era of rapid technological advancements, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has permeated our lives, transforming industries and reshaping interactions. However, this integration raises important ethical considerations, particularly in terms of bias and trust. Professor Barry O'Sullivan, FAAAI, FAAIA, FEurAI, FIAE, FICS, MRIA, an award-winning academic with more than 25 years’ experience working in artificial intelligence. In July 2018 Barry was appointed Vice Chair of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on AI. Join us for an engaging session that delves deep into the intersections of AI ethics, bias mitigation, and insights on how the AI ACT, the first EU regulatory framework for AI will put restrictions on what are seen as the technology’s riskiest uses.

Professor Barry O'Sullivan
University College Cork
Leaders making a Difference

Leaders that are making a broader impact, helping raise visibility for inclusion in the communities we serve and our clients.

Moderated by a leader making a difference, Tamara Box a founding member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club and Managing Partner, EME, and Head of Structured Finance at international top 20 law firm Reed Smith.

Tamara Box
Managing Partner, EME, and Head of Structured Finance at Reed Smith
Founding Member of the Steering Committee at The 30% Club
Eleanor Mills
Award-winning journalist, diversity campaigner and entrepreneur; Founder & Editor in Chief
Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Diversity
HEC Paris in Qatar
Leading Change: Global Client Perspective

Executives and board members around the world shared their views on critical business issues including uncertainty, leadership, transformation, artificial intelligence, sustainability, DEI and more. Karen Greenbaum, AESC CEO, will highlight their views and the implications for our profession. Be the first to hear these global insights that shape our talent and leadership advisory services.

Karen Greenbaum
President & CEO
And more!


For group rates or sponsorship, please contact Clare Mahon at cmahon@aesc.org.

Should you have any accessibility needs, please contact Linda Backlund at lbacklund@aesc.org.

Conference taking place at St Paul's | etc.venues
200 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HD, United Kingdom


Thank you to our AESC Conference Partners

Thank you to our AESC Global Partners


Thank you to our group supporters