SPEAKING / MODERATING
As a journalist and technology commentator, I’m sometimes asked to speak at various events. I’ve been told I have an entertaining, witty delivery, which gets a crowd interested and intrigued in a range of topics around technology, tech entrepreneurship, and the future. As a moderator I have interviewed Kevin Spacey as well as the world’s top business leaders at Davos. In addition I’m a regular MC at the Pitch@Palace events created by the Duke of York.
To book me: Contact me directly on mike [@] mikebutcher [dot] me, begin your subject line with: “MikeSpeaking”
For commercial conferences and events unrelated to my work for TechCrunch I expect all transportation (flight & airport transfers), accommodation and subsistence costs to be handled by the event. Departures must usually be from London Heathrow Airport. Because of the high volume of requests I get to speak, I only seriously consider events where I am remunerated for my time (i.e. there is a speaker fee). I will happily contribute ‘pro bono’ to charitable or non-profit events on a case-by-case basis, depending on my schedule.
What you can expect:
• A personal phone consultation to assess the audience and topic.
• An announcement on my private blog and social media channels.
• A solid, entertaining presentation
• A follow up communication after the event to give feedback
• I cannot – in any way – offer a promise of coverage for your event on the news sites for which I write.
Examples of what I can be hired to do:
• Conference speaking
• Comparing / MC’ing
• Interviewing on stage
• Facilitating group discussions
• Or please contact me to discuss the format
Some video examples of my presentations and speeches:
Conference appearances (small selection):
One-to-one interview: Pavel Durov of Telegram
“impact’17” Keynote Speech: Mike Butcher, TechCrunch
Light-hearted Speech on how to deal with the tech media
Speech on the European tech ecosystem
My combative stage style on a panel
On-stage ‘fireside’-style interviews:
Interview with Alex Ljung of SoundCloud at Tech Open Air Berlin 2017
My on stage interview with Author, Andrew Keen, DLD15
Interviewing a European Commissioner
Fireside Interview with startup CEO
Interview with Julia and Kevin Hartz on Eventbrite’s Future
Interview with Skype investor with Morten Lund
Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy) at Disrupt London
Presenting a Tech Startup Incubator Based On A Double-Decker London Bus
Hand-held, self-shot video from Russia
Interview with startup CEO about a gadget for kids
Presentation of show on a new startup
My Most Requested Topics:
• The Future of Technology
• The implications of Artificial Intelligence
• The startup ecosystem in Europe
• How to deal with the tech media
• I am flexible on what I can speak about
How to book
Email: mike [AT] mikebutcher [DOT] me
Begin your subject line with: “MikeSpeaking”
Phone Number: Do not phone. Please email first. If you have my number never call, use SMS/text only.