Becky Hurley

Becky Hurley

Becky is the Foundation's Events Manager. Armed with lots of events experience and having managed the DIF for the first 3 years, she overseas a seamless running of the DIF from start to finish.

DIF Top Moment:
The first words ever uttered live at the DIF a whole 5 years ago!
Dream DIF Speaker:
Leonardo Dicaprio.

Bledar Beqiri

Bledar Beqiri

Bledar is 1/2 of our DIF interns! He's joined the team to gain relevant experience in the fields of project management, innovation and the circular economy.

What're you most looking forward to about the DIF?
The conversations with innovators and reflections with the team.
Favourite DIF Session:
How the Circular Economy Will Finance Basic Income.

Colin Webster

Colin Webster

Colin hunts for our live studio guests throughout the year and ensures that we have a great mix of brilliant people armed with interesting topics. He’s also the man behind our high quality video productions and studio scripting.

Can't get through the DIF without:
A DIF team communal game of FIFA.
DIF Dream Speaker:
Professor Alice Roberts.

Daniel Van Cuylenburg

Daniel Van Cuylenburg

Dan is the DIF''s website designer and front-end developer. He ensures everything looks great and works well.

What do you love most about the DIF?
Seeing people engaged on a platform you've helped design and create.
Favourite DIF Session:
Move Fast and Break Things: A Perspective on the Digital Economy - watch here.

Emily Scadgell

Emily Scadgell

Emily runs a tight communications ship (timeline), which involves posting key messages and calls to action throughout the year on the DIF's website and social media.

DIF Top Moment:
Hosting my first live DIF Studio session in 2017 with no hiccups!
Can’t get through the DIF without:
An action-packed DIF Instagram story each day.

Emma Fromberg

Emma Fromberg

Emma is the Foundation's Informal Education Manager. She imparts her DIF wisdom on the team, alongside working on a project on safe and circular materials.

Can't get through the DIF without:
Lots of strong coffee.
What do you love most about the DIF?
The amazing and talented team, the speakers that facilitate inspiring and provocative discussions and the energy that the DIF brings!

Joe Iles

Joe Iles

Joe is wonderful with words and helps us draft up our communications messaging. He’s also a regular host on the DIF and coordinated the live stream for the 2018 Summit X DIF.

Dream DIF Speaker:
Joi Ito.
What do you love most about the DIF?
You can really feel the pockets of DIF energy emerging all around the world, especially for the three weeks we're live.

Ken Webster

Ken Webster

Ken is the Foundations Head of Innovation and Founder of the DIF. He's the brains behind the original DIF concept and has helped it evolve into what it is today - thanks Ken!

DIF Top Moment:
Wrap up of Year 2 of the DIF when I realised that the DIF works and it's a lot of fun!
DIF Fun Fact:
The Film Crew is actually a pop band called Skinny Mammoth.

Kinge Gardien

Kinge Gardien

Kinge is the captain of the DIF team, she ensures all players do their part and makes those vital decisions in order to achieve lift off.

Can’t get through the DIF without:
The DIF team (and their jokes), a topped-up DIF snack box and a run each morning.
What do you love most about the DIF?
The chance for everyone to talk about big topics related to our future economy.

Laura Franco Henao

Laura Franco Henao

Laura is 1/2 of our DIF interns! She joined the team to learn from people who share her vision of a circular economy and to grow personally and professionally in a positive and challenging environment.

What're you most looking forward to about the DIF?
The famous snack box everyone talks about!!
What do you love most about the DIF?
Everyone can find something that interests them! Also the rewarding debates after each session to share thoughts with others.

Leo Nutter

Leo Nutter

If you’re interested in getting your university involved in the DIF, then Leo’s your man! He also measures the impact of the DIF each year through rigorous metrics work.

DIF Dream Speaker:
Hank Scorpio.
Favourite DIF Snackbox item:
Hobnobs, all day everyday.

Mark Lett

Mark Lett

Mark is the back-end developer of thinkdif.co and ensures there’s a smooth navigation of the site.

Can’t get through the DIF without:
30TEN’s tunes on Spotify!
Dream DIF Speaker:
Gareth Southgate.

Seb Egerton-Read

Seb Egerton-Read

Seb makes sure the DIF’s content reaches the right people on a global scale through resourceful and creative marketing. He also feeds into the DIF's long-term strategy.

DIF Top Moment:
When applications to host sessions start swarming in. It’s great to feel that we’ve created something that innovators recognise the value of participating in.
Favourite DIF Session:
Joss Bleriot interviewing Kate Raworth during DIF 2017 - watch here.

Victoria Deegan

Victoria Deegan

Being an online event, the DIF website is an important aspect. Vicky makes sure everything is up to scratch in terms of the sites usability and functionality.

Can't get through the DIF without:
Chocolate.
DIF Top Moment:
Helping Joe Iles host the 2017 DIF Live Launch event in London.