Webinar Recording: Never Waste a Crisis – lessons learned and a futuristic look ahead

The first in a series of free live panel discussions directly with successful business leaders. We welcomed Alpesh Unalkat of Aura Futures and Anders Reeves of Conosco to our panel discussing how they’ve managed the past six months, what they’ve learnt and their thoughts for moving forward. We took a look ahead to find out how they’re approaching the coming months as a business, navigating the potential disruption and uncertainty. We discuss what they believe is critical to survive and prosper in 2021 and beyond and then welcomed questions in our live Q&A.


Alpesh Unalkat – CEO, Aura

Alpesh is an entrepreneur and was a partner in a business that was acquired by Capita Plc in 2011. He subsequently became CEO of Capita Workplace Technology and led the growth and transformation of the business, diversifying its capability from being a print-centric business to a wider technology and services company.

Following seven consecutive years of YOY growth outstripping the market, Alpesh left Capita in 2019 to pursue a vision to create a business able to deliver the workspaces of tomorrow, forming Aura through the simultaneous acquisition of two successful businesses in March 2020 in a deal backed by Baird Capital. Aura’s vision and strategy was developed in 2019 with a strapline to “reimagine workspace futures”, something which is most pertinent given the global pandemic.

Anders Reeves- Group CEO of Conosco; Founder of CovertSwarm

Anders is an experienced technologist and business leader who has enjoyed a varied career spanning global brands including Sony Playstation, Moonpig.com, The PhotoBox Group and Gousto. Today, alongside his role as Group CEO of Conosco, Anders divides his time between his new cybersecurity venture – CovertSwarm – and delivering board-advisory services around topics of technology, commercial strategy, cybersecurity and modern leadership methodologies. Based in London, Anders gets his energy from his young family and through scaling businesses, mentoring individuals and supporting the formation, growth and development of highly-engaged teams.

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