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 @ mbites.com, 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 and sources for which I write or on social media.
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] mbites [DOT] com
Phone Number: Do not phone. Please email first. If you have my number never call, use SMS/text only.
HOW TO PITCH ME A STORY FOR TECHCRUNCH: READ THIS
Bio under 50 words:
Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch. Mike has been named one of the most influential people in European technology by Wired UK (for 5 years running) and is a regular broadcaster. He founded the The Europas Conference & Awards, the charity Techfugees and has been an advisor on startups to the British Prime Minister and the Mayor of London.
Bio under 100 words:
Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch, the biggest breaking news site about the world’s hottest tech companies. Mike has been named one of the most influential people in technology in surveys by The Daily Telegraph, GfK NOP, The Independent, Wired UK and The Evening Standard. He is a regular commentator on the tech business, appearing on the BBC, Sky News, and Channel 4, among others. He founded The Europas Conference & Awards, the charity Techfugees and has been an advisor on startups to the British Prime Minister and the Mayor of London. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism.
Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch. He has been named one of the most influential people in tech by The Daily Telegraph, The Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers. British GQ magazine has named him one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK. Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines and been named one of top 100 most influential people in European technology by Wired UK for 5 years running. He has spoken at the Monaco Media Forum, Le Web, Web Summit, DLD and the World Economic Forum, where he is a ‘Media Leader’. Mike is a regular broadcaster, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC, Channel 4 and Bloomberg. He has also advised the UK Prime Minister and the Mayor of London on tech startup policy. He is the co-founder of TechHub.com (which creates spaces globally for tech entrepreneurs); Coadec.com (which lobbies for UK startups); The Pathfounder event series; The Europas the annual European Tech Startup Conference & Awards; and the non-profits, Techfugees.com, a community of refugee-focused tech innovators, and most recently TechVets, aimed at helping UK military veterans into cyber-security. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism.
Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch, the biggest breaking news site about the world’s hottest tech companies. Mike has been named one of the Top 50 most influential Britons in technology by The Daily Telegraph. As well as being a long-time Writer, Broadcaster and Editor Mike is also co-founder of TechHub (@TechHub), a project to merge a thriving community with office space for fast-moving startups. Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman. He is a former editor of New Media Age magazine, the leading new media weekly in the UK, and the European edition of The Industry Standard magazine. Since 1996 he has launched or re-launched numerous media web sites and in 2000 he was nominated as NetMedia’s European Internet Journalist of the Year. In 2004 he was voted ‘One of the 100 Innovators of the UK Internet Decade’ by GfK NOP, the fourth-largest custom research business in the world. In July 2008 he was put at No. 47 out of the Top 100 people in London’s creative industry by The Independent newspaper and The Hospital Club. In August 2008 TechCrunch Europe was awarded the best “Web 2.0 and business blog” in the UK, by the readers of Computer Weekly magazine. In 2009 it was named as one of the Top 10 blogs out of the UK. Also in 2009 he was named one of the Top 10 bloggers on Twitter in the UK. In October 2009 he was named one of the Top 50 most influential Britons in technology by The Daily Telegraph. In April 2010 he was in Wired UK’s Top 100 influencer list, in 2011, in 2012, (there was no 100 list in 2013),in 2014 and again in 2015. In April 2010 TechCrunch Europe was shortlisted in the Specialist Digital Publisher category of the prestigious UK-based Association of Online Publishers’ Digital Publishing Awards. In November 2010 he was named as one of London’s most influential people in New Media and “king of dotcom commentators” by The Evening Standard Newspaper. He has been listed as one of the Top 100 most influential people on Twitter in the UK. He was named in the TechNation200 Almanac. He has been named as one of “The 100 coolest people in UK tech” by Business Insider. He was named in the “Smith & Williamson Power 100” which shines a spotlight on those who help shape policy and those who champion, mentor, support and promote entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the UK. British GQ magazine named him one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK He has spoken at the prestigious Monaco Media Forum, Le Web, Web Summit and DLD among many other conferences. Mike is a regular commentator on the technology business, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC, Channel 4 and Bloomberg. Mike has advised the UK Prime Minister on tech startups, served on the Mayor of London’s Digital Advisory Board, the ‘Smart London’ Board and been a Technology Ambassador for London. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism. Mike’s personal blog is mbites, while he Twitters as @mikebutcher.
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Day job: Editor, TechCrunch Europe
Examples of articles for:
There is no better time to start up a startup, The Guardian
The Irish Times
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