Media and Digital Business Founder, Former Foreign Affairs Broadcaster & Journalist and Mentor
The conscience of digital media in an era of disruption, technology and fake news
The search for truth is the lifeblood of Mark Little’s multifaceted career, which has seen him progress from being an award-winning young journalist covering everything from war zones to the White House, to a successful digital media entrepreneur on the global stage.
As a powerful speaker on innovation, leadership and disinformation, Mark seeks to awaken audiences to the truth—to the possibilities and risks inherent in life and business—so they can navigate the world with greater purpose and clarity.
In everything he does, Mark questions perceived wisdom. It’s all about flattening the disinformation curve so people think differently and get the facts they need to make better, bolder decisions. Possessing the right knowledge also makes innovation and risk-taking a game everyone can play, helping to democratise leadership and make accountability part of our DNA.
As a speaker, Mark brings energy, gravitas and currency to an event. His incisive thinking and broad worldview make him an agile chairman and a versatile keynote speaker who can command a room with ease. Measured and pragmatic, yet with a rare ability to think on his feet, he understands the difference between information and knowledge in an era where data and fake news threaten to overwhelm us.
Leadership: How to be an effective, trusted leader in an era of constant risk.
Drawing on his own experience, Mark urges leaders to acknowledge their own frailties and ‘failures’ so that theirs becomes a work culture where a growth mindset is the norm.
Innovation: Making innovation and risk-taking a game everyone can play.
In this talk, Mark looks at how we can reduce risk by unearthing the wisdom we already have, freeing us up to innovate effectively.
Disinformation: Take the contamination out of the information ecosystem.
How individuals and organisations can fight back against ‘fake news’ and ensure they get the facts they need to make the best decisions.
Example of a Masterclass
“When the only constant is change … A New Leadership Mindset for the New Normal”
In every crisis there is an opportunity. After the drama of 2020, serial entrepreneur and journalist Mark Little explores the opportunities for great leaders in 2021 and beyond. Drawing on his experiences from war zones to board rooms, Mark will offer lessons in great leadership in a time of great change. This masterclass will offer grounded inspiration for change-makers in every sector, and challenge some of the myths about the innovation mindset.
“We are basking in the glory of a very successful event last Wednesday. Feedback has been very strong – in no small part attributed to your presentation. A number of our clients sought us out to comment that “it was a great choice”, “very interesting guy”, “well done – great idea” and so on. So on behalf of the team here at SSGA Ireland, I would like to thank you for helping us mark this event down as a great success. I look forward to working with you again in the future.” – Statestreet
“The Conference went extremely well we were delighted with it and the feedback to date has been fantastic. Mark was great and as always extremely professional.” – Avine McNally, Actin Director, Small Firms Association
“The Conference went extremely well we were delighted with it and the feedback to date has been fantastic. Mark was great and as always extremely professional.”
“Mark made it an EVENT, he injected an energy that was contagious – taking in the scientific jargon and translating it into real life. A fantastic day! We’ll be back…” – Dr. Imelda Lambki, National Director for FP7, Enterprise Ireland
“Well done on another top class performance, and loving the witty asides also! Really excellent command and interaction.” – Jane Devitt, McConnells Advertising
“Mark Little was an excellent chairperson at the SFA Annual Conference. He was the glue that held the day together. His relaxed, flexible, informative, witty & intelligent approach to the day was really appreciated by all the speakers and delegates. He excelled at time-management throughout the day, and his research into the speakers and topics really shone through. Feedback from all involved has been terrific.” – Patricia Callan, Director, Small Firms Association