Connecting leaders, inspiring action
We are HotTopics
The leading C-suite community
Our company's story is rooted in a vision for a more connected and inspired C-suite leadership. Our founder, Philip Randerson, spent over two decades at the helm of numerous leading technology executive search firms. Throughout his journey, he observed a growing disconnect among C-suite leaders, prompting him to leverage his vast network of influential executives to establish a global community that fosters collaboration, innovation, and the development of future leaders.
Launched with the support of our esteemed Chairman, Jim Spanfeller, the former CEO of Forbes, and Kevin Eyres the former CEO of LinkedIn Europe, our company began as a series of six annual events spanning the United States and Europe. Today, our community has expanded to include over 17,000 C-suite leaders, with 75% of the Fortune 500 counted among our distinguished members.
Join 17,000+ global leaders in the fastest-growing C-suite community
We harness the power of community to inspire meaningful change. We connect leaders, facilitate conversations, and spark actions with a single, ambitious goal: to shape a better tomorrow.
Central to our mission is TechGirl, an initiative that embodies our belief in the transformative power of community. By bringing together inspirational leaders from globally renowned companies, we aim to nurture and empower the next generation of women in technology.
Meet the HotTopics
CEO and Founder,
Philip is the Founder & CEO of HotTopics. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded several leading technology executive search firms, and sits on the Board of a number of technology start-ups.
Jim is the former President and CEO of Forbes. Alongside his role at HotTopics, he is the CEO of G/O Medis and holds numerous Board positions across the media industry.
Suzi has served as Chair and NED to JDSports, Telecom plus and Zegona Communications, currently leads the Advisory Board at Gresham House, and was previously CMO at BT.
Advisory Board Member ,
Kevin is a renowned business leader and visionary. He scaled LinkedIn in Europe as its first employee outside of the US, and has advised UK technology policy for UK Trade & Investment, as part of nearly 15 years of experience leading Silicon Valley businesses.
Our sights are set on leading as the most trusted and impactful global C-suite community. We aspire to be the essential platform for driving innovation, facilitating influential discussions, and sparking decisive actions.
Our vision encompasses a future where our community's contributions not only shape the business landscape but also foster a better tomorrow.
Head of Product,
As the Head of Product at HotTopics, Amedeo d'Amore brings a wealth of experience and passion for all things digital. With a deep understanding of the technology industry, Amedeo is an instrumental member of the HotTopics team, leading the charge in delivering cutting-edge products and solutions.
Director of Partnerships,
Dan is be responsible for delivering best-in-class client partnerships and campaigns, pushing the boundaries of service and creativity to drive client satisfaction and facilitate the continued growth of our global community.
Editorial and Strategy Director,
Doug is a business and technology writer, editor and strategist, whose work has appeared on CIO, CSO Online, InfoWorld, Internet Business Times, Macworld, Mashable, PCWorld, SC Magazine and The Week over a period of fifteen years.
Head of Events,
Emma, our Head of Events, excels in orchestrating impactful experiences for C-suite leaders. Her strategic planning and execution abilities have amplified HotTopics' reputation for delivering transformative, memorable events for our global leadership community.
With her background in journalism and her expertise in SEO and interview techniques, Kani is a key member of the editorial team. As Staff Writer, Kani is responsible for creating engaging and informative content that provides insights into the latest business trends and industry developments.
Motion Graphics & Video Editor,
With a keen eye for detail and a passion for creative storytelling, Laure brings a unique perspective and talent to HotTopics. Her expertise in motion graphics and video editing allows her to create visually stunning content that captures the essence of our thought leadership events and community.
Digital Marketing Manager,
Mike is the Digital Marketing Manager at HotTopics. With a passion for creating and executing impactful social media strategies, Mike leads our team in creating engaging and memorable social media campaigns that drive growth, engagement and increase our online presence within the C-suite business community.
Head of Production,
With a demonstrated history of working in the online media industry, Nathan brings his expertise in film and television production to HotTopics as the Head of Production. Skilled in video, HD video, and remote thought leadership, Nathan has a proven track record of elevating HotTopicsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ community insights into premium video and audio content.
As the Editor of HotTopics, Peter leverages his extensive journalism experience, excelling in generating exceptional content and interviewing top-tier business leaders from FTSE 100 & 250 and Fortune 500 companies.
Wayne, a seasoned marketing professional, boasts over a decade of experience propelling growth for prominent brands like McLaren and the Institute of Directors.
Trust - Expert - Boldness - Innovation
At HotTopics, we cultivate Trust for open exchanges, value Expertise for insightful conversations, foster Boldness for confronting challenges, drive Innovation for fresh perspectives, and design experiential events to inspire our global C-suite community
CIO , GE Healthcare
CIO, 888 Holdings
CTO, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
CISO, Energy Australia
CDIO, Costa Coffee
CIO & CPO, OVO Energy
Global CISO, Ramsay Health Care
CISO, Delta Airlines
CIO & CISO, Petrofac
CTO, William Hill International
CIO, Acacium Group
Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, Halma
CISO, Standard Bank Group
MD Head Data Analytics UKI Europe, Accenture Song
CISO, UChicago Medical Center
Global CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
CIO, National Grid
Former CTO, Cancer Research UK
Group CIO, Wrench Group
COO & NED, Virgin Money
Executive Head of Data Insights, Afrocentric Group
COO, Virgin Money
Global Chief Transformation and Technology Officer, Twinings
Chief Information Officer, Viridor
Chief Digital Transformation Officer, University of Sussex
Former CTO, H&M Group
Chief Digital Officer, Homestar Financial Corporation
Meet the HotTopics
marketing advisory board
Our advisory board helps shape HotTopics' activities across the year, including The Studio.