Lisa Messenger – The Renegade Lisa started her business life in sponsorship and events, brokering international deals for the likes of The Wiggles, Barry Humphries and Cirque du Soleil, before expanding into PR (managing her own firm) and book publishing (where her company produced more than 400 books for others with a disruptive new approach). Lisa has authored 12 books and co-authored or contributed to well over 20 others. In 2013, with a strong sense of purpose and her entrepreneurial spirit firing, she launched The Collective. Under her leadership, it has grown rapidly into a multi-media brand to more than 35 countries, has defied the odds of the print magazine industry and along the way, has created a community of like-minded, driven, talented and inspired human beings. Lisa has just returned from a trip to Necker Island spending time with Sir Richard Branson.
A self-confessed nerd, Steve Wozniak built the Apple 2. With his hands. Wozniak’s key note on Day 2 of the Boston Innovation Festival was full of human story. As a young computer nerd all he wanted was to play computer games. And to have fun.