Danny Bartlett

External Affairs Manager | Philip Morris International

Session 1: Wednesday 4th Sept @ 09:40
Type: Keynote
Topics: Big Business, Startups, Innovation

How innovation can help “Unsmoke” the world

In this day 2 opening keynote presentation, Danny will talk about how a long-estabished, multi-national business can adopt a startup mentality to stay ahead of the game.

Session 2: Wednesday 4th Sept @ 15:30
Type: Workshop
Topics: Big Business, Startups, Innovation

Challenge workshop: How local innovation could help “Unsmoke” Bristol

Following on from his earlier keynote, Danny will run this in-depth workshop and invite startup innovators and entrepreneurs to explore the ways that big business can learn from tech startups.


Having advised businesses on image, issues, relationships and reputation for nearly 10 years, Danny has firmly established himself as a public relations and communications leader.

He has developed comms strategies and executed campaigns for a number of leading businesses including, Telefónica, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, O2, Wayra, INTO University Partnerships and the London School of Economics.

The majority of his years have been spent within the technology start-up ecosystem where Danny has provided PR counsel for many early-stage businesses.

Danny actively mentored up to 100+ start-ups during his time at Wayra and as a speciality has helped some of the UK’s most innovative organisations amplify their own start-up acceleration programmes.

These include the launch and sustained amplification of programmes funded by ASOS the global online retailer, MSD, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, and GCHQ, an intelligence and security organisation of the UK.

Danny recently worked to re-establish Ve Global (formerly Ve Interactive) as a flagship of the British tech ecosystem. After being bought out of administration, Danny helped navigate the business through a management buyout, a global rebrand and following a £15million investment is developing a B2B PR strategy across 18 markets.

Danny’s passion for politics has helped him support the public affairs activities of many businesses. Danny has worked alongside COADEC, Tech City UK, Tech London Advocates, and many others, to influence decision-makers on a number of policy areas.

Danny ran a social enterprise for 6 years which looked at ways to decrease political apathy. More recently Danny combined his passion for social change and tech start-ups by co-presenting ‘Trailblazers’, a YouTube series aimed at millennials and technologists. The series has accumulated over 2million views to-date. 

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7-10 Sept 2020

Frome, Somerset