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Who we are

Hot Topics is the fastest growing online community of tech leaders sharing their stories and opinions.


The Team

  • Amedeo d'Amore

    Head of Product & Marketing

    I fell in love with tech while I was at Google and with startups while at PeerIndex & HealthUnlocked. Now at Hot Topics, I'm passionate about everything digital, particularly building great products and sharing those products with everyone.

  • Deanna Watkins

    Community Manager

    Deanna has control over the online strategy at Hot Topics, ensuring our community of tech leaders are kept informed of the latest industry developments and our own updates. Also existing as Art Director for our publication, Deanna has full responsibility for the look and feel of each edition, aiming to make the reading experience as pleasant as possible for our audience.

  • Ian West

    Ian West

    Advisory Board Member

    Ian West has been involved in the TMT sector for over 25 years as a manager, director and investor. Ian held numerous roles at British Sky Broadcasting over eleven years, latterly as Managing Director of the Sky Digital subscription business. Ian is also currently an investor in a range of small and medium sized businesses and co-founded Top Up TV in 2003. Ian was a supervisory board member of Kabel Deutschland. Ian is a NED and the Senior Independent Director of Talk Talk Group Plc.

  • Jack Hershman

    Staff Writer

    Hot Topics staff writer and director of the innovation in tech series. Some would describe me as a fan of technology. I'd have to agree.

  • Jim Spanfeller


    Prior to leading the digital publishing company, Spanfeller Media Group, Jim served as president and CEO of Forbes.com and publisher of Inc. Magazine. Jim is currently treasurer of the Online Publisher’s Association (OPA) and is a former Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). He also sits on the boards of Freedom Communications Inc., Ziff Davis Enterprise Group, Modern Luxury Inc., We Are Family Foundation and the ABM (American Business Media Association).

  • Kevin Eyres

    Advisory Board Member

    Kevin has been responsible for the International operations of three Silicon Valley companies (AltaVista, SideStep and LinkedIn) during his 13 years in Europe. Kevin is currently leading the international expansion, from the UK to the US, for Apps for Good, a social enterprise focused on changing the way young people are exposed to and learn about technology. Kevin has been the lead trustee for the UK based charity since 2010. Kevin is also an active angle investor as well as advisor to companies who are in hyper-growth and/or expanding internationally.

  • Luke Geoghegan

    Head of Client Services

    Since 2005, Luke has delivered communications for high growth tech companies such as SoundCloud, Twilio, and Maker Studios, as well as some of the biggest household brands including The Walt Disney Company, Philips, and Warner Bros. Luke combines this experience with a passion for uncovering the thought processes behind the world's most innovative companies. He is also responsible for shaping the platform's external communications, as well as extending the Hot Topics community.

  • Peter Stojanovic


    In-house journalist. Reporting on tech innovation with a soft spot for the sciences.

  • Philip Randerson

    Founder & CEO

    Philip’s passion lies in bringing together the world’s innovation leaders to collaborate and share their insight about tomorrows innovation today. This led to him creating Hot Topics that leveraged his network as a tech headhunter to create this platform to connect and share thought leadership. In April 2013, recognised as one of top 40 executives under 40 in tech as nominated and voted by the readers of GTB magazine.

  • Tom Lytton-Dickie

    Founding Editor

    Tom Lytton-Dickie is the founding Editor of Hot Topics and since launching the site has interviewed over 300 of the leading figures in the global technology industry. Tom is now responsible for helping to build out the digital strategy for Hot Topics, including shaping the editorial themes and engaging with the community of thought leaders. He also contributes to setting the agenda for the global Hot Topics events, setting panel themes and selecting industry heavyweights as panelists.