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Who we are

HotTopics.ht is devoted to facilitating meaningful business conversations between the world’s most influential leaders.

Our content sits at the intersection of emerging technology, business change and social impact and our contributors are leaders in their respective fields.

HotTopics.ht exists as a knowledge sharing platform between those leaders and seeks to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and executives around the world.

The Team

  • Amedeo d'Amore

    Head of Product

    I fell in love with tech while I was at Google and with startups while at PeerIndex & HealthUnlocked. Now at Hot Topics, I'm passionate about everything digital, particularly building great products and sharing those products with everyone.

  • Jim Spanfeller


    Prior to leading the digital publishing company, Spanfeller Media Group, Jim served as president and CEO of Forbes.com and publisher of Inc. Magazine. Jim is currently treasurer of the Online Publisher’s Association (OPA) and is a former Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). He also sits on the boards of Freedom Communications Inc., Ziff Davis Enterprise Group, Modern Luxury Inc., We Are Family Foundation and the ABM (American Business Media Association).

  • Julia Smith

    Head of Digital and Community

  • Kevin Eyres

    Advisory Board Member

    Kevin has been responsible for the International operations of three Silicon Valley companies (AltaVista, SideStep and LinkedIn) during his 13 years in Europe. Kevin is currently leading the international expansion, from the UK to the US, for Apps for Good, a social enterprise focused on changing the way young people are exposed to and learn about technology. Kevin has been the lead trustee for the UK based charity since 2010. Kevin is also an active angle investor as well as advisor to companies who are in hyper-growth and/or expanding internationally.

  • Laure Destribats

    Motion Graphics & Video Editor

  • Nathan Mowbray

    Head of Video Production

    Heading up the video team to create engaging, interesting and beautiful videos with our community of business leaders. Coming from a TV broadcast background hoping to bring some of the high end hallmarks to the business media landscape.

  • Paul Duhig

  • Peter Stojanovic


    As Editor I conduct many of our interviews both in London and abroad, oversee our editorial and video output and produce the HotTopics.ht podcast. I am a science journalism MA graduate, keen runner and avid reader of biographies.

  • Philip Randerson

    Founder & CEO

    Philip’s passion lies in bringing together the world’s innovation leaders to collaborate and share their insight about tomorrows innovation today. This led to him creating Hot Topics that leveraged his network as a tech headhunter to create this platform to connect and share thought leadership. In April 2013, recognised as one of top 40 executives under 40 in tech as nominated and voted by the readers of GTB magazine.