Consultant Rishad Tobaccowala, author of “Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data” has joined the speaker line-up for at PRovoke Media's Global Public Relations Summit, which will take place from October 19-22.

Tobaccowala will address issues related to corporate purpose in the current complex environment during a session sponsored by early-warning risk intelligence company Crisp. In the session, entitled “The risk in doing the right thing. How to lead with purpose during an era of social disruption,” Tobaccowala will join Adam Hildreth, CEO and founder of Crisp. 

Tobaccowala has been a keynote speaker at events around the world for major firms like Procter & Gamble, Heineken, Delta’ technology platforms like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Twitter; and Industry associations such as USA Swimming, IAB, RAB, ANA and the 4A's. He was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top business leaders for his pioneering innovation and TIME magazine dubbed him one of five “Marketing Innovators.”

He previously spent more than two decade at Publicis Groupe, including several years as chief growth officer. 

Other additions to the speaker line-up include three panelists on a Highwire-sponsored session that will focus on “How Agencies can Work Together to Accelerate Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.” They are:

  • Elizabeth Bananuka, founder and CEO of Blueprinted, and the founder of UK organization BME PR Pros, which she describes as “one person’s little attempt to promote diversity in the PR and comms sector.”
  • Randy Moore, chief operating officer of COOP, COOP, a national non-profit organization which focuses on overcoming underemployment for first-generation college graduates through digital skills and peer connections. His primary role is to support the expansion, quality, and impact of the organization to serve more young adults across the nation.
  • Soon Mee-Kim, global diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Omnicom Group. Previously, she spent 14 years at Porter Novelli, most recently as executive vice president and global diversity, equity and inclusion leader.

The first day of the Summit will be devoted to our Entrepreneurs’ Forum, designed for agency founders and CEOs. The next three days will focus on critical communications issues, with our Global SABRE AwardsGlobal Agencies of the Year, and Global Agency of the Decade awards to be presented on the afternoon of Wednesday 21.

Tickets for the Global SABRE Awards and the PRovoke Global Summit are on sale here.