GGI European Regional Conference - Brussels, Belgium


Olivier Boutellis-Taft as CEO since 2006, Olivier provides leadership and vision to Accountancy Europe (Federation of European Accountants).

He benefits from a diversified professional experience, having been a public prosecutor in France, a director with PricewaterhouseCoopers, a board member of the European Policy Centre, a director of XBRL international and a business and policy consultant.

 He regularly speaks and lectures on a broad range of topics related to corporate governance and European affairs.

A lawyer and economist by training, Olivier started his professional career in equestrian sports (jumping).


GGI European Regional Conference - Brussels, Belgium


Dr Patrick Dixon is often described in the media as Europe’s leading futurist. He is a dynamic, provocative and entertaining speaker who advises many of the world’s largest corporations on key trends, managing uncertainty, identifying risk and developing opportunities. He digs deep into the strategy of each organisation, and creates a unique presentation for each event. He has successfully identified hundreds of future business innovations. Patrick has been ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today.

 He is the Chairman of Global Change Ltd, a growth strategy and forecasting company; he is the author of 16 books (in 34 languages); and he is a physician. Key books include “Futurewise”, “SustainAgility”, “The Genetic Revolution” and “Building a Better Business”. His newest book is “The Future of Almost Everything” (August 2015). His clients are from every industry with particular strengths in technology, marketing, consumer insight, banking and health — and include Google, Microsoft, IBM, KLM/Air France, BP, ExxonMobil, World Bank, Siemens, Ford, Sara Lee, Prudential, Aviva, Barclays, UBS, Credit Suisse, PWC, Hewlett Packard, Gillette, GSK, Roche, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, BASF, Forbes, Fortune, RBS, Zurich Financial Services, Tetrapak, Unisys, BT, BBC, Fedex and DHL.

 He has also taught on executive and/or MBA programmes at seven business schools. Patrick advises multinational boards and senior teams on strategic impact of global trends, innovation and risk, in assignments ranging from one-day strategic reviews to in-depth consulting over more than a year. Examples of issues: macro-economic trends, future of marketing, mobile payments and banking, multi-channel customers, social media, consumer shifts, lifestyle changes, customer loyalty, relationship management, call-centres, brand management, demographic shifts, health care, pharmaceutical research, antiageing, genetics and biotechnology, nanotechnology, emerging markets, geopolitical threats, risk management, agile leadership, change management, motivation, green tech, sustainable innovation and corporate responsibility.

He has also worked as Group Strategy Director for Acromas Ltd, which owns the AA and Saga (group turnover > USD 3bn from financial services, roadside rescue, holidays, publishing and health care). He is a non-executive director of Acromas Health Care (Allied Health Care Ltd, Nestor Health Care Ltd and Saga Health Care Ltd), which delivers as a group over 40 million home care visits a year across the UK, 24-hour live-in care, out-of-hours medical cover, hospital-at-home, end-of-life, dental, forensic medicine, nursing and prison health. He is also Chairman of the biotech company Virttu Biologics Ltd, which is conducting clinical trials on new cancer treatments. Patrick’s web pages have been visited by some 15.5 million different people, and are a rich source of substantive thought leadership on a very wide range of topics.


GGI North American Regional Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Eric TermIMG_4494uende is a thought-leader on optimizing workplace culture, the future of work, and engagement in the workplace. He believes that if he can help make people’s lives better at work; he can make people’s lives better. Prior to NoW Innovations, Eric cofounded DRYVER Group, a consultancy focused on the attraction and retention of top talent. Here he co-developed a tool that quantifies workplace culture. Eric and his team helped pinpoint strengths and opportunities in an organization to optimize culture, improve attraction, and mitigate poor retention numbers.

Believing that collaboration is a key to success, Eric has helped develop a partnership network in Canada to emphasize the importance of teamwork and the delivery of great work. Eric has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Thrive Global, the Huffington Post and many other prominent media organizations.

He has been recognized as one of only ‘100 emerging innovators under 35’ globally by American Express and an active ‘Global Shaper’ with the World Economic Forum. Eric sat as Community Integration Chair for Global Shapers Calgary, a community that functions under the World Economic Forum. He is a former Canadian G20 YEA Delegate, representing Canada in Sydney in 2014.

GGI North American Regional Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada



Daniel Stover manages the west coast office for Integrated Leadership Systems from Los Angeles, California. He received his education from The Ohio State University where he studied Psychology, Criminology and Security & Intelligence. The core of his development and training was in cognitive-behavior psychology and mental health crisis intervention. Through this experience, he learned that his passion and purpose is to help others understand their emotions.

Dan has concentrated this passion on working with companies ranging in size from 30 to 1,000 employees in ten states in multiple industries. Some examples of his clients are: law, tax and consultative accounting services, healthcare executives, physicians, construction and general contractors, technology entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical manufacturing, robotics manufacturing, university administration and wellness providers.

 The scope of Dan’s work in succession planning, team consulting, coaching, training and development provides insight into the core issues that keep an individual or team from performing at their highest level. Although the work is designed to address emotional intelligence, it is aimed to positively impact the bottom line.

Dan is a community advocate and has served on multiple non-profit boards in the areas of mental health and community development in both Columbus, OH and as a volunteer in Los Angeles, CA. In his free time, Dan’s activities are hiking, painting, sport-shooting, reading, writing and continuing his formal education.

GGI North American Regional Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada


Erick is a Managing Director in Protiviti’s Charlotte office and part of their Risk & Compliance practice. He has more than 25 years of broad-based consumer and financial compliance experience in addition to solid international compliance expertise in areas such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). He also has strong technical knowledge across a broad range of regulatory areas including banking, capital markets, insurance and trust.

Prior to joining Protiviti, Erick built and led the North America compliance practice at another large consulting firm. In this role, he developed solutions and led projects for banking clients which covered numerous consumer compliance regulations, Bank Secrecy Act/AntiMoney Laundering requirements, as well as the Dodd-Frank Act.

In addition, Erick worked at a Top 5 US bank holding company, where he was a managing director and corporate compliance executive.

Alexander is a Manager in Protiviti’s Risk & Compliance practice. He brings extensive leadership experience and a proven track record of understanding client objectives, establishing supportive communication, achieving on-time deliverables, and earning client trust and confidence. His recent engagements include managing consultant teams performing AntiMoney Laundering (AML) Investigations and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) engagements.

Prior to joining Protiviti, Alexander gained comprehensive legal experience and advanced graduate legal training at Boston University School of Law where he served as a teaching assistant and contributed to developing a course on managing compliance risk in international business networks.