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James Poulter

James Poulter is the CEO of Vixen Labs and founder of Voice2 the UK’s leading Voice and Conversational Ai Community and an Innovation and Marketing consultant. Previously as Head of The LEGO Group’s Emerging Platforms & Partnerships team as part of the Digital Consumer Engagement division, James Poulter was the Head of Social Media for LEGO’s social network for Kids, LEGO Life

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Testimonials for James Poulter

“One of the few people I've met that have the real ability to read people and situations well, and act on that knowledge in ways that lead to real interpersonal effectiveness. In the fast-paced and dynamic digital environment, there are some situations where entrepreneurs often find themselves struggling to steer safely out of a conversational jam - James definitely does not have that problem, he loves sharing his experience to help others build their business or community”

TeComm & Lebero Events

 

“JP is full of energy, ideas, and passion for technology. He is a very strong networker and collaborator who is always looking to support new projects and initiatives and is focused on ensuring he has a strong knowledge and expertise on whatever the “next big thing” around the corner is. He also has a fantastic network and is a valued sparring partner on many topics - from Voice to Blockchain via GIFs and Emojis. It has been great working with him at LEGO Group”

Lego

 

“JP is the ultimate collaborator. He empowers his teammates and shares his knowledge of digital trends and technologies at every opportunity. He is the first person to volunteer for a hackathon and is an exceptional facilitator of strategic partnerships. JP was a key member to the development of LEGO's social app LEGO Life (launched #1 in Kids category), and the driving force behind the LEGO emoji language (featured on Jimmy Fallon).

Mixed Reality, Microsoft

 

“In this new age of digital marketing and pr, there are few people in the UK that absolutely 'get it'. Those that do have been busy proving just how valuable this new way of doing things is to business and James is one of those people. Knows his stuff, explains it in an easy to understand way and keeps his eye on future trends and how it all fits together”

Business & Mindset Mentor

 

“I thought that James’ talk was intuitional, intentional and intelligent. His delivery style was very much the zeitgeist of our times. It inspired a vast amount of ideas” – Syniad 2019 – Cardiff University

James Poulter Travels from UK
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James Poulter's Biography

James Poulter is the CEO of Vixen Labs and founder of Voice2 the UK’s leading Voice and Conversational Ai Community and an Innovation and Marketing consultant specialising in voice technology, conversational AI and social media.

Previously as Head of The LEGO Group’s Emerging Platforms & Partnerships team as part of the Digital Consumer Engagement division, James Poulter is pursuing new technologies, platforms and partners to build digital consumer engagement with LEGO customers, shoppers and consumers on a global basis.

James is a seasoned marketer and communications professional with over 10 years of experience. He previously was the Head of Social Media for LEGO’s social network for Kids, LEGO Life – which launched globally in 2017 and has since grown to over 2m active users regularly posting their content to the world’s first global and safe social network for kids.

As well as devising and developing social features such as LEGO Life’s emoji keyboard, custom characters and moderation systems, James oversaw the launch of LEGO’s global partnership with GIPHY leading the LEGO channel to accrue over 1 Billion GIF views in it’s first year.

Prior to joining LEGO, James worked for a number of the world’s leading marketing, advertising and public relations firms including Edelman and Ogilvy leading digital marketing, mobile and social campaigns both in EMEA and globally as well as new business efforts for clients such as Diageo, Unilever, Bose, PayPal, HP and Adobe.

Outside of work James is an advisor to the Church of England’s digital board as well as well as a number of other charities, entrepreneurs and startups.

James is also the host of the show “Signal” for The MediaNet which explores on a monthly basis the intersection between faith, media and technology.

James is a father to Hazel and Willow and husband to Holly and lives in Greenwich in South-East London

James is in demand as a keynote speaker for technology events and private client events.

Speaking Topics Include

Ambient Technology –In this presentation James talks on the impact of voice assistance, AI and conversational technology and how it is becoming the anecdote to our digital distraction and impact it will have and can have in the future. Learn where to begin in the world of voice marketing and move towards it.

 

2025 – Autonomous Connected & Enabled – In this presentation James takes you into the not too distant future to look at the real impact of new and advancing existing technologies and how they will impact individuals lives in a 24 hour period and what long term benefits they will bring.

 

How technology is changing the way we connect face to face

 

The Ethics & Morality of Digital Technology

 

Play + Work = Innovation Culture – When we blend the best of play with the best of work we get a culture that truly moves people to innovation. In this talk James will show you where your organisation sits on the “innovation pendulum” and how you can shift from a siloed approach to an culture of innovation.

 

Webinars/Online Sessions:

 

During the coronavirus pandemic, James has been speaking online at events about the future of work as well as offering his own video blogs –

 

THE INNOVATION PENDULUM

In this episode of #innovationculture James looks at the Innovation Pendulum – where is your business right now? And Is the COVID19 crisis forcing you to work in new ways?

 

THE VOICE COFFEE BREAK

In this video James examines the latest smart speaker research from voicebot.ai – and discusses the impacts for brands and agencies considering Voice as part of their Digital Marketing and Innovation strategies. Click here to see both