Nicholas Oliver is the Founder & CEO of people.io. This award-winning app gave people ownership of their data through the creation of a Consent AI. He is also the co-founder of a UK startup at the intersection of artificial intelligence, human rights and consent. He is a much in demand keynote, business and corporate speaker on topics ranging from Data Privacy to Ethics and AI.
About Nicholas Oliver
Nicholas Oliver is a highly regarded thought leader on the future of consumer technology, personal data, artificial intelligence and privacy. He was backed by Founders Factory and Wayra (Telefonica) to be named NASDAQ Rising Star for his work on the creation of a ‘firewall for people’ and sat on TechUK’s Cloud, Data, Analytics & AI Council.
Nicholas Oliver has held senior leadership positions on 3 continents. His experience spans early stage start-ups to some of the world’s largest brands in automotive, advertising, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, sports and fashion. He builds products and services that are designed to empower consumers and in doing so, create a meaningful narrative between technology, brands and people.
Nicholas Oliver sold his first domain at the age of 12 and followed it with the launch of a digital agency at 15. More recently, Nicholas has held a number of senior global positions including the Ford Motor Company and WPP. His impressive experience spans strategic & commercial innovation for international agency groups, Fortune 50 companies and start-ups. He has also been involved with the TechUK’s Cloud, Data, Analytics & AI Council.
Nicholas has been booked by some of the biggest names in business. His previous clients include: Condé Nast Digital Day, LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), L’Oreal and Pinsent Masons. The British High Commission, Roc Technologies, Thompson Reuters ‘The Future of Data Protection Forum’, Three Mobile, BT and Teléfonica. OMD UK, Disruption Summit Europe, The Future Laboratory ‘Global Futures Forum’, ‘PIE’, 4YFN (Mobile World Congress) and FCA.
TechUK, Founders Forum, Aviva, UCL, University of Surrey, Contagious ‘Most Contagious’, ad:tech London and SxSW. WPP, Ford Motor Company, DMA (Direct Marketing Association), IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau) and FashTech.
Payments Innovation Conference, Brand Innovators, Financial Times, Westminster eForum, unbound and Terrapin ‘Connected Europe’ & ‘Telecoms World Middle East’ & ‘Total Telecom Congress’. Rip It UpDDB, TMW (Crestons Group), VCCP, Mindshare ‘Huddle’, ADV ‘Future of Media’ and Variety’s Entertainment Summit. Teens in AI, PACE ‘Building your March Stack’, PEEAC/FEDMA, Hotwire, D/SRUPTION ‘Data Powered Health’ and GDPR Conference Europe.
- The Future of Data Privacy
- The real value of Personal Data
- The role of Ethics in AI
- GDPR, the future of the past
- Data is not the new oil
- Building trust in the digital economy
- Digital consent, is dead
- Building a data economy
"Nic is a highly effective innovator and actualizer who sees the possibilities of new technology and he will undoubtedly wind up being one of the most successful people I know."
Lafayette American (formerly Global Chief Creative Officer, Global Team Ford - WPP)
"Nicholas Oliver is one of a kind. He is innovative, progressive, and excellent at execution. Nic would be better described as a Master at Navigation."
Drew Elliot, Editor-in-Chief - PAPER Magazine
"Nic is a fascinatingly creative innovator who inspires people to think differently."
Nicolas Marullo, President & CEO - CINCO
"Nic is one of the most innovative and strategic minds I've ever known in business and someone I constantly turn to for advice on the biggest problems I have. He understands technology intimately and has a brain that can cut though the board room and resonate with the top people in the room. I consider Nic to be the truest definition of a modern media thinker and his massive accomplishments so far are testament to that."
Mark Adams, VP & Head of Innovation - VICE Media LLC
"His register of what's going on 'out there' is equally remarkable and not easily exhausted. All this results in Nic being an evangelist for big digital-first ideas."
Paul Venn, President & CEO - Hudson Rouge (WPP)
"Nicholas is a gifted thinker, with a discerning ability to reach into the future and narrate it in the language of today. Directly, and through his vision for people.io, he has given colleagues and I regular advice on the evolution of data privacy, ethics and artificial intelligence and the policy surrounding it; including a recent collaboration on speeches given during a crucial House of Lords debate on the incoming Data Protection Bill. He's an individual that stands-out as a purpose driven visionary, who will undoubtedly play a defining role in how we solve these most pressing challenges."
Lord Jim Knight, Baron Knight of Weymouth & Chief Education Advisor, TES