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 Tony Blair, Dmitry Medvedev, Kevin Spacey, Lily Cole, Telegram founder Pavel Durov and many other tech leaders and celebrities, as well as the world’s top business leaders at WEF/Davos. I have appeared on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, Web Summit, and other major tech conferences for the past 14 years, becoming familiar with the entire tech industry.
2020/2021: Virtual Events
In 2020, as a virtual host and moderator, I have appeared at various events including TechCrunch Disrupt, and the Horasis Leadership Events. In 2021 I will be continuing to offer professional moderation and MC services to virtual events. I am familiar with many virtual event platforms and have a professional AV set-up.
To book me: Contact me directly on mike [@] mikebutcher [dot] me, begin your subject line with: “MikeSpeaking”
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 may contribute ‘pro bono’ to charitable or non-profit events on a case-by-case basis, depending on my schedule, and if it fits my non-profit work or campaigning.
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 engaging stage style on a panel
Richard Hammond (Drive Tribe / The Grand Tour)
Interview with Kevin Spacey
Hosting live online show with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Interview with Supermodel, Lily Cole
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
Interviews with me:
Long interview with me about what I do
Startup Grind London Fireside Chat with Mike Butcher, TechCrunch (interviewed by Marian Gazdik)
Mike Butcher’s #IceBucketChallenge
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/Whatsapp/Telegram only.