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Sparkeey Innovation is a FIRESIDE masterclass on innovation with a perspective on luxury from Leaders 



Jeremy White

Senior Innovation Editor WIRED


 Asha Venkataramani 

Founder Sparkeey

George Berkowski

Partner 8 Roads Capital


James Averdieck

Founder Coconut Collab

Venue: Wellcome Collection, Henry Wellcome Auditorium,
London, NW1 2BE


28 June 2024, 09:30 - 14:30


Future of Innovation - Gen AI to Autonomous Vehicles 

Designing impact innovation into business models 

Innovating a brand and product market ahead of the consumers

 Building scaling innovative tech - Owner, PE, board

Our speakers are delighted to meet and network with the audience during breaks. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.   

Our events are recorded and the content used for various matters in public view including marketing and promos on digital and traditional media  

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About Speakers

Jeremy White

Jeremy White is the senior innovation editor for Wired Magazine,  

​In charge of analysing and identifying emerging trends and technological shifts that will affect both consumers and businesses. he has been at the forefront of technology and design for over 10 years and is currently the technology expert at Telegraph Luxury, the Robb report, Boat International and Harrods. He is the Luxury Editor of Wired Desired. Before Wired , he was the Digital Editor of How to spend it at the Financial Times and prior to that was the Technology Editor at Esquire Magazine

Asha Nico Venkataramani

Asha Nico is a specialist in Strategy, Innovation, Generational Consumer behaviour, technology (AI, blockchain), Design, Brand building & Marketing, M&A. She is ex Director EY, KPMG, Actis and has worked on global transactions with  ticket size of $100m - $400m and complex turnarounds and growth business models across diverse sectors

She holds a design registration in EU, a Patent with Pending status in USA. She is the founder of Sparkeey, an innovation platform with an  mobile application product.

She is also currently on the Advisory board of Acceleron Bank (under formation) , with a tech patented product. This position is via her association with RevTech Labs Accelerator USA

George Berkowski

George Berkowski is an entrepreneur who has built businesses in AR and AI, manned space flight, online dating, transportation and mobile apps. George is the author of the book ‘How to Build a Billion Dollar App’ called a “Must read” by the CEO of the billion-dollar app Candy Crush, and “a compulsively readable business book” by Harvard Business School. He was also the CPO for

George is also a venture partner at Eight Roads, a venture firm with $11 Billion in AUM, over 300 portfolio companies and 60+ IPOs. George is currently CEO and Co-founder of DeepAR – the leading face and body centric Augmented Reality SDK used by over 45,000 developers to deliver 100 million AR experiences each month, and ShopAR – the leading 3D and AR Commerce platform – that brings 3D visualization and AR Try-on to over 200 businesses and brands like Jimmy Choo, Versace, Tom Ford, Vivobarefoot and Hublot.

James Averdieck

Founder of Luxury Yoghurt ,Coconut Collaboration, a series B completed venture. James is a  dynamic FMCG leader who has founded and built up two of the most successful brands in chilled foods over the past 20 years. Highly competitive with a track record of building winning teams and establishing high performance culture, crucial to sustainable rapid growth. James has delivered outstanding investor returns, with experience working with private investors , family offices and private equity.  He sold his first venture Gu Chocolate Puds to Nobel foods in 2010. James early in his career was a Strategy Consultant at Arthur D. Little

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