Disruption Keynote Speakers

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Disruption, a prevailing theme in today's business landscape, has become a prominent topic for keynote presentations. As industries rapidly evolve, understanding disruptive forces that reshape markets is vital. Keynotes on disruption delve into innovative strategies, technology's impact, and adaptability to change. With organizations seeking to thrive in dynamic environments, these presentations offer insights on harnessing disruption as a catalyst for growth, ensuring continued relevance and competitiveness in an ever-changing world.


Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Mick Ebeling Featured

Founder of Not Impossible Labs, CEO and Founder of The Ebeling Group

Most recently named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders, a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 8 Videos: 9

Matthew Griffin Featured

WIRED called him “Visionary and Incredible.” World renowned Futurist, disruption, and innovation expert

Described by Ray Kurzwiel's close friends as a "Young Kurzweil" Griffin is a world renowned futurist. Regularly featured in the media including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, Forbes, Telegraph, ViacomCBS, and WIRED, his ability to explain the global cultural and industrial impact of hundreds of disruptive emerging technologies is unparalleled.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Rebecca Heiss, PhD Featured

CEO of Icueity, Keynote Speaker on Achieving a Fear(less) Mindset

Dr. Heiss unpacks the paradoxes of the way humans think. Her research has been designated “transformative” by the National Science Foundation. She is the founder and CEO of Icueity, a continuous 360 review app providing users ongoing fearless feedback and challenging them to grow in self-awareness. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Soren Kaplan, Ph.D. Featured

Disruptive Innovation & Change Expert & Author of WSJ Bestseller Leapfrogging

Soren Kaplan is the bestselling and award winning author of Leapfrogging and The Invisible Advantage, an Affiliated Professor at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, a writer for FastCompany and Inc. Magazine, a globally recognized keynote speaker, and the Founder of InnovationPoint and Praxie.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Alison McCauley Featured

Blockchain and Strategy Specialist; Author; Startup Advisor; CEO of Unblocked Future

Alison demystifies the newest wave of tech-driven disruption—blockchains—for audiences around the globe. Alison explains what blockchains make newly possible and helps your audience or executive team understand the impact they’ll have in your industry, your business, and our world.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 7 Videos: 36

Jamie Metzl Featured

Technology and Healthcare Futurist, Global Affairs Specialist, Science Fiction Novelist, and Genetic Engineering Expert

Jamie Metzl is one of the world's leading futurists and global public health experts who has been called "the original Covid-19 whistleblower" for his groundbreaking work exploring pandemic origins. He is the author of five books, including recent bestseller Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Dr. David Ricketts Featured

Innovator, Scholar and Harvard Innovation Fellow

Engaging audiences across the globe on innovation, science and technology, Dr. Ricketts guides and teaches executives, leadership teams and innovators. He helps leaders to understand the untapped value in their market and discover and solve high-impact problems, in order to outperform their competition.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Miki Agrawal

Social Entrepreneur and Disruption Expert

Miki Agrawal is a social entrepreneur known for breaking taboos and disrupting the status quo. She co-founded THINX, a high-tech, period-proof underwear brand. She most recently founded TUSHY, a company that is revolutionizing the American toilet category. 

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Keynotes: 13 Books: 2 Videos: 13

Nikolas Badminton

Futurist Speaker

Nikolas Badminton grew up with his focus on the future from a very early age to being one of the world’s leading Futurist Keynote Speakers. Read more about his upbringing, education, experience, and some of the projects he became well known for.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Bart Banfield

Pioneer, innovator, and leader in the virtual learning-work environment

Bart is the Superintendent of EPIC Charter Schools, the largest public school in Oklahoma, and among the largest virtual schools in the United States. Since becoming Oklahoma’s youngest public school superintendent at the age of 27, Bart has been a pioneer, innovator, and leader in the virtual learning-work environment.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Linda Bernardi

Technologist, Innovation Provocateur, Digital Disruption Strategist, and Former IBM Chief Innovation Officer and Watson Co-Lead

With highly engaged discussions, Linda raises the comfort level audiences have with embracing disruptive technologies. She shares an enthusiastic outlook on how a wide range of sectors such as finance, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare can futureproof their business and thrive in the disruptive economy.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Bonin Bough

TV Host, Marketing Exec, Investor and Author

Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives, the host of The Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837. He was one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bonin has spearheaded some of the industry’s largest global marketing campaigns.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 7

Jim Carroll

Futurist, AI Keynote Speaker and Innovation Expert

Jim is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip client list. He has a track record of inspiring organizations to re-frame the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, trans-formative change.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Rocky Garza

Challenger; Truth-Teller; Belief Creator; Entrepreneur; Business Consultant

Rocky helps individuals see the clearest picture of themselves that they’ve ever seen. He's helped thousands of individuals find their clarity while serving as the director of a youth camp, on the pastoral staff at church, owning and operating multiple creative businesses, an executive identity coach, and top business consultant. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Alex Goryachev

Global Technology Executive - Digitization, Transformation and Innovation, WSJ Bestselling Author

An award-winning global technology operations executive, WSJ Bestselling author. 20+ years of experience, proven expert in building and leading global cross-industry business & technology teams focused on revenue and market share growth, including in  AI and IoT. Known for demystifying complexities of emerging technologies, cutting through the hype.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Terry Jones

Founder of Billion Dollar Startups (Kayak & Travelocity); Author; Venture Capitalist

Terry Jones, author, venture capitalist, innovator and keynote speaker is the founder of Travelocity.com, founding Chairman of Kayak.com. He has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have revolutionized an industry.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 13

Polly LaBarre

Authority on Leading Organizational Change; Co-founder, Management Lab; Founding Team, Fast Company; and Co-author, Mavericks at Work

Polly LaBarre helps leaders create change-ready cultures that learn almost as fast as change itself. She arms audiences with a maverick manual – tools to break rules, harnessing the human element by inspiring, unleashing, and amplifying creativity, passion, and resourcefulness. Polly unpacks real-life lessons from her research and consulting.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Heather E. McGowan

Future-of-Work Strategist

Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan averages 75 speaking events a year from small audiences of c level executives to large forums of thousands. Her speaking while grounded in the changing nature of work extend to include talking points on leadership, DEI/DEIB, engagement, empowerment, culture, innovation, and transformation. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 7

Michael McQueen

Futurist; Trend Forecaster; Best-Selling Author

Michael McQueen is an award-winning forecaster and best-selling author of eight books. With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum.

 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 12 Videos: 3

Tom Morris

World's Top Public Philosophers and Pioneering Business Thinkers

Philosopher Tom Morris has become one of the most popular keynote speakers in our time on topics of success, motivation, leadership, and change management. He brings the wisdom of the ages to bear on all our most pressing contemporary challenges with deep thought, high energy, and surprisingly great humor. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Morris Morrison

Speaker, Futurist, Author and Entrepreneur

Morris Morrison is a world-class entertainer, futurist, and author who became obsessed with building strongerkinder, more focused human beings after being orphaned in New York City, then, being orphaned a second time as a teen — before a doctor’s words changed his life forever.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 7

John Sanei

Futures Strategist, Author, Keynote Speaker

John is a best-selling author, Singularity University faculty member, global speaker, podcast host and macro trend specialist. By combining aspects of human psychology, business strategy, and future studies, John provides a unique and holistic approach to achieving future-readiness.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Melissa A. Schilling

Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business and Innovation Researcher

Melissa A. Schilling is the Herzog Family Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Schilling’s research focuses on innovation and strategy in high technology industries such as smartphones, video games, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electric vehicles, and renewable energies.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Marc Sluijs

Founder, DigitalHealth.Network

Marc’s passionate about fostering the digital health ecosystem. He has been advising on digital health strategy and investment through his company Digitalhealth.Network since early 2015, and has been active in digital health since 2010.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Emilie Sydney-Smith

Corporate Transformation Coach, Award-winning Speaker, Proven Entrepreneur, and Disruption Expert

Emilie Sydney-Smith is CEO of ExO Works. We are entering the era of the highest wealth creation and destruction the world has ever seen. Yet most existing companies are simply iterating on their existing core products and services, many of which will soon be obsolete.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Howard A. Tullman

Entrepreneur, Futurist, Venture Capitalist, Author

Howard Tullman is an American serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, educator, writer, lecturer and art collector. He currently serves as General Managing Partner of Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC and G2T3V, LLC. He was formerly the Chairman of the Board of The Princeton Review (NYC) and The Cobalt Group (Seattle).

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 15 Videos: 8

Douglas Vakoch, Ph.D.

President of METI–Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence, disrupting conventional science as “The Man Who Speaks for Earth.”

Called “The Man Who Speaks for Earth” by The New Yorker, Dr. Douglas Vakoch leads the disruptive scientific project to transmit radio messages into space, in the hope of making first contact with ET.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Steven Van Belleghem

Customer Focus Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker

Steven is an expert in customer focus in a digital world. He is a popular international keynote speaker. In his keynote presentations, Steven takes his audience on a journey to the world of modern customer relationships in a clever, enthusiastic and inspiring way.

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