Tommy Stadlen is the Co-Founder of Swing Technologies, which exited to Microsoft in 2017. Swing, chaired by Twitter founder Biz Stone, created the #1 app on Apple's App Store. Stadlen is the bestselling author of CONNECT: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically With Society, written with former BP CEO Lord Browne. He is an advisor to NYU Stern Business School and a Venture Partner at firstminute capital, the global venture capital firm. Stadlen is a former McKinsey consultant and previously worked for President Obama. He is a frequent keynote speaker and media commentator, including as a contributor to the New York Times and Financial Times, and guest on CNBC, Bloomberg and BBC. He graduated with First Class honours from Oxford and holds an MSc (Distinction) from the LSE. He has been recognised by the FT as a top 50 Global Ally Executive and by Entrepreneur Magazine's ‘Best Companies in America’ award.