James Poulter

James Poulter – AI & Voice Technology Expert & Future of Work & Innovation Culture Speaker
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James Poulter is a distinguished digital marketing professional and technology expert and is the founder and CEO of Vixen Labs (part of House 337) one of the UK’s leading Voice Technology companies and is a thought-leader and speaker on Innovation Culture, the Future of Work and Emerging Technologies including AI

A recognized authority in Conversational AI Technologies, James has extensive experience in the ethical use of AI, corporate deployment of advanced AI systems such as ChatGPT and GPT-4, and the integration of conversational AI into marketing and business strategies.

Previously as Head of The LEGO Group’s Emerging Platforms & Partnerships team as part of the Digital Consumer Engagement division, James pursued new technologies, platforms and partners to build digital consumer engagement with LEGO customers, shoppers and consumers on a global basis.

He previously was the Head of Social Media for LEGO’s social network for Kids, LEGO Life – which launched globally in 2017 and has since grown to over 2m active users regularly posting their content to the world’s first global and safe social network for kids.

As well as devising and developing social features such as LEGO Life’s emoji keyboard, custom characters and moderation systems, James oversaw the launch of LEGO’s global partnership with GIPHY leading the LEGO channel to accrue over 1 Billion GIF views in it’s first year.

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Prior to joining LEGO, James worked for a number of the world’s leading marketing, advertising and public relations firms including Edelman and Ogilvy leading digital marketing, mobile and social campaigns both in EMEA and globally as well as new business efforts for clients such as Diageo, Unilever, Bose, PayPal, HP and Adobe.

James now runs Vixen Labs (part of House337) one of Europe’s leading strategy consultancy and app development studio for voice assistants and conversational ai.

As the CEO and Co-Founder of Vixen Labs, James has been instrumental in establishing the company as Europe’s leading full-service Voice Agency. Vixen Labs specializes in voice consultancy and design, assisting brands in leveraging voice-first technology and conversational interfaces for effective communication and promotion.

Starting with a team of two people, in the space of three years, even during a pandemic, the team has now grown into over 20 staff and continues to grow from strength to strength and in December 2023 Vixen Labs was acquired by House 337.

Outside of work James is an advisor to the Church of England’s digital board as well as well as a number of other charities, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Featured Topics Include:

1
THE AI Battle Ahead – The What When Why & How?

As the field of artificial intelligence continues to grow and evolve, we are seeing major players like Google, Amazon, and Meta entering the space and competing with OpenAI for dominance in the area of large language models (LLMs). This competition is driving innovation which is great news for businesses looking to leverage the power of AI. But what is coming? When can you expect this to really impact the way you work? Why is it important to learn more and embrace these technologies, and how can you benefit from the new wave of AI? In this speech, James Poulter looks at how the future is arriving fast and how you can use it, and how it can impact any industry from heath, tech, retail, and education.

2
"The Robots Are Coming: The AI Driven Marketer."

This engaging keynote talk explores how marketers can harness the power of conversational AI and generative models to enhance their marketing strategies and connect with customers on a deeper level. James will guide the audience through the essential human skills needed to effectively leverage AI, demonstrating how AI can help create personalized experiences, improve customer support, and optimize marketing efforts. He will also discuss the necessary organizational changes to successfully integrate AI within marketing teams, while fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and ethical responsibility. Join James to discover how embracing AI-driven marketing can lead to increased sales performance, better ROI, and stronger brand loyalty.

3
CTL – ALT- DEL

The Digital Revolution has already changed the way we work and communicate with our clients, but the future of the workplace has faced further challenges with the impact of COVID-19. In this presentation James Poulter looks at how you can continue to build a culture of innovation and what will need to change in order for companies to evolve to the new ways of working. Using some real-life examples from his time at Lego, Edelman and Ogilvy, James looks at what new controls (CTL) will need to be in place to allow a return to work. What will need to be altered (ALT) to allow your team to innovate, work together and still maybe work from home with a new work/life balance - and what will need to deleted (DEL) from previous ways of working. There is no choice now to innovate – innovate is essential to survive.

4
Play + Work = Innovation Culture

When we blend the best of play with the best of work we get a culture that truly moves people to innovation. In this talk James will show you where your organisation sits on the “innovation pendulum” and how you can shift from a siloed approach to a culture of innovation.

5
The Ethics & Morality of Digital Technology –

What happens when Alexa wants to divest her shares at Amazon? Or Siri wants to get baptized? We are living in a world where the AIs we live with every day take steps towards general intelligence. At the same time we want ever more functionality out of our devices, yet must give up more privacy to get there. In this session JP examines the potential pitfalls and prospects of a more technologically enabled world - through the lens of it's impact on our morals and values.

6
2026 – Autonomous Connected & Enabled –

In this presentation James takes you into the not too distant future to look at the real impact of new and advancing existing technologies and how they will impact individuals lives in a 24 hour period and what long term benefits they will bring.

1
THE AI Battle Ahead – The What When Why & How?

As the field of artificial intelligence continues to grow and evolve, we are seeing major players like Google, Amazon, and Meta entering the space and competing with OpenAI for dominance in the area of large language models (LLMs). This competition is driving innovation which is great news for businesses looking to leverage the power of AI. But what is coming? When can you expect this to really impact the way you work? Why is it important to learn more and embrace these technologies, and how can you benefit from the new wave of AI? In this speech, James Poulter looks at how the future is arriving fast and how you can use it, and how it can impact any industry from heath, tech, retail, and education.

2
"The Robots Are Coming: The AI Driven Marketer."

This engaging keynote talk explores how marketers can harness the power of conversational AI and generative models to enhance their marketing strategies and connect with customers on a deeper level. James will guide the audience through the essential human skills needed to effectively leverage AI, demonstrating how AI can help create personalized experiences, improve customer support, and optimize marketing efforts. He will also discuss the necessary organizational changes to successfully integrate AI within marketing teams, while fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and ethical responsibility. Join James to discover how embracing AI-driven marketing can lead to increased sales performance, better ROI, and stronger brand loyalty.

3
CTL – ALT- DEL

The Digital Revolution has already changed the way we work and communicate with our clients, but the future of the workplace has faced further challenges with the impact of COVID-19. In this presentation James Poulter looks at how you can continue to build a culture of innovation and what will need to change in order for companies to evolve to the new ways of working. Using some real-life examples from his time at Lego, Edelman and Ogilvy, James looks at what new controls (CTL) will need to be in place to allow a return to work. What will need to be altered (ALT) to allow your team to innovate, work together and still maybe work from home with a new work/life balance - and what will need to deleted (DEL) from previous ways of working. There is no choice now to innovate – innovate is essential to survive.

4
Play + Work = Innovation Culture

When we blend the best of play with the best of work we get a culture that truly moves people to innovation. In this talk James will show you where your organisation sits on the “innovation pendulum” and how you can shift from a siloed approach to a culture of innovation.

5
The Ethics & Morality of Digital Technology –

What happens when Alexa wants to divest her shares at Amazon? Or Siri wants to get baptized? We are living in a world where the AIs we live with every day take steps towards general intelligence. At the same time we want ever more functionality out of our devices, yet must give up more privacy to get there. In this session JP examines the potential pitfalls and prospects of a more technologically enabled world - through the lens of it's impact on our morals and values.

6
2026 – Autonomous Connected & Enabled –

In this presentation James takes you into the not too distant future to look at the real impact of new and advancing existing technologies and how they will impact individuals lives in a 24 hour period and what long term benefits they will bring.

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One of the few people I've met that have the real ability to read people and situations well, and act on that knowledge in ways that lead to real interpersonal effectiveness. In the fast-paced and dynamic digital environment, there are some situations where entrepreneurs often find themselves struggling to steer safely out of a conversational jam - James definitely does not have that problem, he loves sharing his experience to help others build their business or community.”

TeComm & Lebero Events.

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In this new age of digital marketing and pr, there are few people in the UK that absolutely 'get it'. Those that do have been busy proving just how valuable this new way of doing things is to business and James is one of those people. Knows his stuff, explains it in an easy to understand way and keeps his eye on future trends and how it all fits together.”

Business & Mindset Mentor.

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