Disruption Keynote Speakers

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Disruption keynote speakers are on the cutting edge of taking risks and being independent thinkers. There is no status quo. Disruption keynote speakers use technology, innovation and creativity to shake things up. GDA has the most thought-provoking disruption keynote speakers to suggest for your next event.


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: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Nikolas Badminton

Lead Futurist & CEO, EXPONENTIAL MINDS

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: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

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: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Rocky Garza

You Deserve to be KNOWN

Rocky has walked alongside thousands at Sky Ranch Camp, counseled hundreds as a pastor at Chase Oaks and taken thousands through Identity Mapping™. He guides people to find clarity in who they are, ignites confidence to believe in themselves and helps them find the courage to live it out.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Gary Hoover

Business Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovator

Gary Hoover knows more about businesses and different industries than most. He understands innovation and entrepreneurship. He travels the world speaking to Fortune 500 executives, trade associations, entrepreneurs, and college and high school students about how enterprises are built and how they stand the test of time. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Polly LaBarre

Co-author, Mavericks at Work; Co-founder, Management Lab; Founding Writer, Fast Company

All change goes against the rules. Polly LaBarre arms leaders with a Maverick Manual to hack the status quo and ramp up originality, invention and game-changing disruption. She inspires people to engage and reimagine the challenges they face, become fearless experimenters, and rethink the work of leadership.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jeff Leitner

Founder of Unwritten Labs, Social Innovator, Researcher, Author, Teacher

Jeff Leitner is a social innovator, researcher, author, and teacher.  He is a fellow at New America in Washington, D.C., author of See Think Solve: A Simple Way to Tackle Tough Problems, and speaker and facilitator on the organizational and larger social influence of unwritten rules.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Heather E. McGowan

Future-of-Work Strategist

Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. McGowan is the co-editor and author of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate and a Forbes contributor. Her book, The Adaptation Advantage, due out in spring 2020.  

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Michael McQueen

Future trends analyst helping business stay ahead of the curve

Michael McQueen speaker 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: 14 Books: 6 Videos: 14

Jamie Metzl

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

Named "Top 100 Human Resources Influencers of 2019," Jamie is a fascinating thinker and electrifying speaker. He lectures widely on technology and geopolitics, is an acclaimed scifi novelist and columnist, a regular CNN commentator, and a former white house official. Preparing for geopolitical and technology revolutions is his expertise. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Dr. David Ricketts

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: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Jack Shaw

Change Management Specialist, Global Thought Leader and Tech Futurist

Jack Shaw is an Innovation and Change Management Strategist with more than 30 years' experience helping leaders transform their organizations' digital ecosystems amid new waves of technology.

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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: 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: 6

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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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 7

Mike Walsh

Bestselling Author of The Algorithmic Leader & CEO of Innovation Research Lab Tomorrow

Mike designs companies for the 21st century. With an engaging blend of case studies, global perspectives and cutting-edge research, Mike’s original insights help business leaders understand and unleash their future potential.

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