Herb Kim is chairman of the digital media collaboration Digital Union and founder and director of north-east England’s annual Thinking Digital conference.

The former head of business development at O2 and UK managing director at QXL.com, his other previous roles include stints at Bertelsmann Online, Blackwell’s online bookshop and IBM.

Herb works with a wide range of partners including universities, venture capitalists, technologists and entrepreneurs in the creation and development of digital media companies.

Herb attended the London Business School, the Wharton School of Business and Princeton University.