Alexis Conran is best known known as the man who identifies, uncovers and helps protect businesses and individuals against scams. Mixing magic, entertainment and education, Alexis opens the curtains to the human behaviour, communication skills and confidence tricks that the world’s top scammers rely on.
As writer and presenter of the highly acclaimed BBC TV show, The Real Hustle, he is in the rare position of being able to advise and educate even the most-foolhardy on issues surrounding security and risk in the real and virtual world, and identify the human behaviour, communication skills and confidence tricks that the world’s top scammers rely on to achieve their unscrupulous aims, all the time mixing magic, entertainment and education.
A charismatic and engaging keynote and after-dinner speaker, Alexis employs his knowledge of the dark and deceptive world of hustling, pickpockets and con-artists to speak candidly on the risks and security threats constantly faced by businesses, and to deliver important messages on the shrewdest ways to protect against the ever-increasing number of scams. His recent clients include IBM, the RSA Security Conference, Experian, RBS, Halifax, Aviva, Facebook, Porsche, VISA, The Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police Fraud in Action Unit.
Alexis’s talks on a range of topics including the psychology of deception and how the brain can be fooled by assumption, the anatomy of a scam with reference to how a handful of scams that have existed for thousands of years still catch people out and how to stay safe in an uncertain world with trust and transparency. In addition, he explores the necessary credentials to become the best salesman in your team/the world, why systems fail with relation to the human face of security, the art of confidence, and story telling.
Currently hosting his own weekly show, The Radio Hustle on Talk Radio and co-stars in the new Dave show THE JOY OF TECHS, and also contributes to ITV’s This Morning and BBC Radio 4 and 5Live. You might also recognise him as the champion of Celebrity MasterChef in 2016. Mixing magic, entertainment and education, he will be a popular addition to a range of events.