George Walkley

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I work in the publishing industry. My experience covers corporate and digital strategy, commercial and business development, operations and marketing. I hold an MBA (with distinction) from Cass Business School, where I researched my dissertation on corporate venture capital and the interaction between established businesses and startups. Practical experience in this area includes acting as an advisor to the REACT Creative Economy Hub and as a startup mentor for R/GA Ventures. I'm also a member of the advisory board for the Ambient Literature project, an alumnus of the Yale Publishing Course, a Fellow of the RSA and a Liveryman of the Stationers Company. From October 2017 I will be co-supervising a three year Doctoral studentship on the Future of the Book at the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England, Bristol.


I publish a weekly email newsletter called Inflight Engineering, which covers corporate development, innovation and venturing. You can find out more, including why it's called that, and sign up here.


I am a regular and highly acclaimed speaker at conferences and events around the world, speaking on publishing, media, digital strategy, innovation and organisational change. My experience includes keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions, either as participant or moderator. The feedback I've received from hosts and audience members highlights clarity, depth of research and excellence in delivery. Past speaking engagements are listed here. If you are interested in finding out more or inviting me to speak, please email me.