Alpha Fortius Consulting

Stephen has entered into partnership with Hugh Shields to form Alpha Fortius Consulting. This is a new UK-based corporate consultancy specialising in improving company performance, both among staff and concerning IT infrastructure.

Clients range from the tech start-up companies to the multinational corporations. The consultancy offers services including motivational speeches, workshops and weekend retreats.

About Stephen

Stephen is based in London, and is a world-renowned mind coach, presenter, author, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. As a mind coach he has worked on the PGA European Golf and World Poker Tours. He counts many leading figures from the sporting and business worlds among his clients. Stephen helps these professionals find their zone, perform in flow, and gain the winning edge

As an inspirational speaker Stephen has appeared at TEDx and spoken to audiences in their thousands across the world. He has appeared on the same speaker billings as some of the top names in mind coaching and hypnotherapy, including Paul McKenna, Richard Bandler and Dr. Ron Ruden

Stephen has an MBA, awarded in 1995 by Brunel University, and has been a practising physician for nearly 40 years. Stephen was Regional Medical Director for American multinational energy corporation Chevron for more than 17 years, rising to board level for both the Eurasia, and Southern Africa Business Units, including serving as Deputy HR Manager, and as locum HR Director.

Additionally Stephen served as a task force member on to the World Economic Forum and Global Business Coalition. He worked alongside some of the world’s leading change agents, including President Bill Clinton, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan and Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson. Together they developed and delivered world-renowned corporate international HIV care and prevention programmes which have helped save millions of lives.

About Hugh


Hugh Shields has been named as one of the 50 most influential accountants in the UK and is also a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications and innovative technology for business.

His career spans three professions (Accounting, Economics and Treasury), three sectors (Oil and Gas, Telecoms and Banking) and Accounting. Standard- Setting.

He is a member of the Royal Economic Society and a Special Consultant on Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for ICAS (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland)

Business Magazine Articles written by Hugh & Stephen

Business Matters: May 22, 2019 – Companies must embrace artificial intelligence without losing the human touch

Growth Business: May 23, 2019 – How professionals and corporations can prepare for the AI revolution

Small Business: May 23, 2019 – How professionals and corporations can prepare for the AI revolution

Contact Us

We welcome the opportunity to talk about your business, identify the challenges, and present possible solutions. These are no-obligation chats, because we do not believe in pushy sales patter, and alway enjoy an opportunity to engage to share our passion and experience with others.

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Next Major Event

NOVEMBER 21st 2019

Primary sponsor:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland


The mission is for this conference to become the definitive event in the UK which charts the impact of artificial intelligence on the accounting and legal professions. This is the reason for calling the event “Human and Machine 1.0” – next year will be “Human and Machine 2.0” and so on in future years.


The purpose of the conference is to explore the impact of artificial intelligence on both the accounting and legal professions. A number of very high profile speakers have already been secured, including Sir Dermot Turing, the nephew of Alan Turing. Paul McKenna, the celebrity TV personality and hypnotist, has also confirmed.

There will also be a large networking area where accounting, law and technology firms can exhibit their services and products.

The conference will explore these questions:

Who should attend and why

This conference is targeted at professional accountants and lawyers in all walks of life, whether in professional practice or industry.

The benefits of attending are:

  •   Tech Meets Policy: Help bridge the knowledge gap between professional practice and next generation technology.
  •   Build A Community: Draw upon the expertise of peers and form long- lasting professional relationships.
  •   Big Names, Big Ideas: A rare chance to learn from pivotal players in the emerging AI industry.
  •   Be Part of the Discussion: Workshops, panel discussions and Q&A sessions are the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.
  •   Gain Insight from the Source: Come face to face with the organisations and individuals who are building solutions and services.
  •   Give Voice! This is a forum for accounting and legal professionals to help shape the direction of travel for frontier technologies and their adoption.