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Leonard Brody Featured
Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Best-selling Author and a Two-Time Emmy Nominated Media Visionary
Leonard Brody has been hailed as "a controversial leader of the new world order." He has helped in raising millions of dollars for start-up companies, been through one of the largest Internet IPOs in history, and involved in the building, financing, and/or sale of five companies to date.
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.
Ankit Fadia Featured
Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company; Artificial Intelligence Expert; Former MTV India Host
Ankit Fadia is an accomplished Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, with first-hand experience of helping organizations accelerate the adoption of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to unlock business value.
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.
Robert Herjavec Featured
Leading Shark on ABC's Shark Tank and Founder & CEO Herjavec Group
Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank.
Elliot Kotek Featured
CEO & Founder - The Nation of Artists
Elliot is an innovator and content creator who blends technology and empathy to change the world. His 4Ps approach is used to re-center companies in their purpose, and the 50+ honors he's received while working with the planet's biggest names proves that Ideas + Empathy = Impact.
Charlene Li Featured
Entrepreneur; Expert in Digital Transformation, Disruptive Leadership, and Customer Experience
Charlene Li is an expert on digital transformation, leadership, customer experience and the future of work and the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller “Open Leadership” and the co-author of the critically-acclaimed book “Groundswell”. Her latest book is the bestseller "The Disruption Mindset."
Katie Linendoll Featured
Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality; Consumer Technology Expert; Tech Contributor, The Today Show
Katie Linendoll is an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, consumer technology expert, and one of the leading women in the field of technology. Linendoll makes frequent appearances as a regular expert contributor for major media outlets including The TODAY Show, The Rachael Ray Show, CBS Sports Radio and more.
Josh Linkner Featured
Serial entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and venture capital investor
Josh Linkner is a New York Times bestselling author who travels the globe helping leaders build a culture of everyday innovation. As a proven hyper-growth CEO, venture capitalist and jazz guitarist, Josh's keynotes are a perfect blend of inspirational and actionable.
John Livesay Featured
Helping Sales Leaders Tell Stories to Win Sales; Author of The Sale Is in the Tale
Keynote sales speaker John Livesay, aka “The Pitch Whisperer,” helps sales forces connect with today’s crazy-busy, ultra-savvy buyers by becoming master storytellers with magnetic pitches. Whoever tells the best story gets the sale, and after John speaks, your people will know exactly how to craft irresistible stories.
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.
Jason Schenker Featured
Leading Futurist and Top-Ranked Financial Forecaster and Economist
Best-selling author of over 30 books about technology, innovation, economics, financial markets, trade, supply chain, sustainability, and automation. Often on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN. Bloomberg ranked #1 forecaster in 26 categories: jobs, home sales, the euro, the pound, oil and gas prices, industrial metals, gold prices, agricultural prices.
Vivek Wadhwa Featured
Author, Academic, Speaker, Entrepreneur
Called “Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice” for his ideas on technology trends, globalization, U.S. competitiveness, and the future, Vivek Wadhwa’s work puts him at the heart of where innovations are being developed that will change the very way in which we work and live.
Mike Walsh Featured
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.
Crystal Washington Featured
Technology Strategist and Certified Futurist, named one of Forbes' 50 Leading Female Futurists
As a futurist, technology strategist, and author, Crystal works with organizations that want to leverage technology for increased profits and productivity.
Rachel Wilson Featured
Cybersecurity Expert; Managing Director of Morgan Stanley; Former NSA Senior Executive
In April of 2017, Rachel became the first Head of Cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management after 15 years at the NSA. Between 2008 and 2010, Rachel ran NSA’s counterterrorism operations. From 2012-2017, Rachel ran NSA's cyber exploitation mission, hacking into the networks and devices of our adversaries.
CEO of Hyperloop Technologies, Founder of JumpStarter
Dirk Ahlborn is a top innovation keynote speaker and the founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. Dirk has spoken about innovation, the future of transport, and the future of building companies in the internet age at 80+ conferences worldwide.
Simon J. Anderson
Futurist | International Keynote Speaker & Consultant | Award-Winning Author
Simon J. Anderson uses his "3A Thinking" approach to help leaders be more future resilient. He shows them how to pay Attention to how fast the world is changing, Anticipate some of the possibilities these changes might create, and lastly, take Action to turn those possibilities into opportunities.
CEO, ARRUDA Group
CEO and Co-founder of Libelium. Expert in the Internet of Things, AI and Big Data.
Alicia Asín is the CEO and co-founder of Libelium, the Spanish IT company that has created “Waspmote”, a wireless, modular and open source sensor hardware platform for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Founder and Creator of Shazam, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Tech Investor
CHRIS BARTON changed the way the world discovers music with his app Shazam. In his speeches, he takes audiences through the lessons he’s learned and reveals a new way of thinking called “Start from Zero.”
Emotional Intelligence, Performance and Leadership Expert, Thought Leader on Performing Under Pressure
As a math and computer science guy, Bill discovered the power of managing emotions while he was working in the technology industry. Bill spends time working with senior leaders and their teams at Fortune 500 companies to help overcome barriers and obstacles.
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.
Former General Motors VP of R&D, Mobility Consultant for Google Inc.
Lawrence D. "Larry" Burns is the former corporate vice president of Research and Development for General Motors. Burns oversaw GM's advanced technology, innovation programs, and corporate strategy. Within GM, he personally championed vehicle electrification, “connected” vehicles, fuelcells, bio-fuels, advanced batteries, autonomous driving, and a series of innovative concept vehicles.
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.
Top Technology and AI speaker, Co-Founder and VP Engineering of Siri and Viv Labs
Adam Cheyer is a top technology speaker and AI expert. He co-founded Siri, which was acquired by Apple, and later co-founded Viv, which became the basis of the digital voice assistant Bixby for Samsung phones.
Internet of Things Speaker, Stanford Lecturer, Former President of Oracle on Demand
Timothy Chou combines both working in industry and academia. He served as the President of Oracle On Demand, lectured for over 20 years at Stanford University, created the first class on cloud computing at Tsinghua University, written two important books, The End of Software and Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models.
CEO at Earley Information Science, Artificial Intelligence Speaker, Writer and Influencer
Seth Earley is passionate about the crucial role that information management will play in a world hurtling toward digital transformation. He provides challenging insights to executives who are tasked with leading their organizations forward in an age in which the digital experience offered to customers determines the winner.
Dr. Adam Gazzaley
Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape.
Dr. Adam Gazzaley obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He is now Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco and the Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape, a translational neuroscience center engaged in technology creation and scientific research.
Haben Girma, Esq.
Human Rights Lawyer, Author, First Deafblind Graduate of Harvard Law School
The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change.
Legendary Skateboarder; Entrepreneur; Founder of The Skatepark Project (formerly the Tony Hawk Foundation)
Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, a pioneer of social media, philanthropist, successful entrepreneur, and the first skater to ever land a 900, talks about his experience creating authentic brands and giving back.
Acclaimed Author; Business School Lecturer & Board Member; Serial Entrepreneur
Peter Hinssen is a serial entrepreneur, adviser and keynote speaker on the topics of radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business.
CEO & Founder of Satalia; Techno Activist; Leading Artificial Intelligence Expert
Daniel Hulme is a leading expert in artificial intelligence and emerging technologies, and is the CEO of Satalia, an award-winning company that provides AI products and solutions for global companies such as Tesco and PwC. He speaks on the topics of AI, ethics, technology, innovation, decentralization and organisational design.
"Selling Without Selling," Former Stockbroker, Economist, and TV Host
As a former economist, stockbroker, and TV host, Mark creates an event with audience appeal, a memorable impact and an effective message. Mark focuses on the art of persuasion and the powerful opportunities available to each individual.
Daniel Kraft, MD
Physician, Scientist, and Entrepreneur
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and innovator who speaks on how rapidly developing technologies are and will impact the future of healthcare and medicine.
Innovative Technology Speaker, CEO and Founder of Emotiv
Tan Le is a technology entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of EMOTIV. She has won numerous awards, been chosen by Fast Company as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010, and picked by Forbes’ for 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011.
Presidential Advisor; Economist; Entrepreneur; Author; Speaker
Dr. Malmgren regularly visits with leading policy-makers among the offices of heads of government, the boards of central banks and elected and appointed officials among the G7 countries in order to discern how the political and policy environment influences prices in financial markets.
Blake Michelle Morgan
Customer Experience Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author
Blake Morgan is a leader in customer experience. She is a keynote speaker and customer experience futurist and author of two books on customer experience. Her second book is called “The Customer Of The Future: 10 Guiding Principles For Winning Tomorrow’s Business” (HarperCollins).
Cyber-Security Expert, Inspiration for film "Breach."
Eric is an accomplished public speaker and security expert that lectures internationally about espionage and national security, cybersecurity, fraud, corporate diligence and defense, hacking, pursuing ones dreams and surviving Hollywood.
Technology and Business Author and Strategy Consultant: AI, Web3, Metaverse and Quantum
Global executives have come to appreciate Edgar Perez for his wide-ranging insights on how they can better position their organizations for success through strong leadership and a comprehensive approach that links business strategy and disruptive technologies.
Accomplished Innovator in Media, Technology and Experience
David has been involved in a wide range of experiential advertising programs, the introduction of virtual reality as a marketing tool and city festivals. He was even a Disney performer. He brings all of those experiences to his speaking engagements, which allow him bring his presentations to life.
Top Technology and Motivational Speaker, #1 Bestselling Author & Futurist
Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman is the author of multiple bestsellers including Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business. He is the producer of the "Social Media Revolution" videos, the most-watched social media video series in the world.
Netflix Co-Founder, Executive Mentor, and Angel Investor.
Founder of Netflix. An inspiring and experienced speaker. Draws from nearly 4 decade as an entrepreneur, in order to inspire and entertain audiences ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to students. Focuses on Innovation, Creativity, Disruption, and Entrepreneurship.
Inventor; Technologist; Author; Entrepreneur; Eternal Optimist
Inventor, Technologist, Entrepreneur and CEO of AI company JJ Kent. Author of WSJ Best-Seller “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity.” As a technologist & entrepreneur, he knows how to manage change & inspire innovation while meeting the obligations & realities of operating a business.
Award Winning Human Futurist
Award winning, industry recognized futurist, media commentator, nowist and renowned strategist and global trend spotter; Created the corporate digital strategy behind brands such as Whiskas, Pedigree Petfoods, Starburst, and Snickers as Australia and New Zealand’s first ever Chief Digital Officer for Mars, Inc.; Hundreds of primetime television appearances
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.
Futurist Leading Authority on Technology Trends
As a leading expert in technology trends and a recognized authority on global business trends, Patrick Schwerdtfeger's work focuses on providing insights into the technological forces driving the transformation of businesses around the world.
Innovation and Change Management Strategist, Global Thought Leader and Emerging 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 emerging technology.
Riveting Cyber Social Identity Security Awareness Keynote
Roberts speaks to violence and theft prevention online and in the physical world. His programs are cutting edge, easily digestible and provide best practices to keep your audience safe and secure. Your audience will walk away as experts in identity theft prevention, online reputation management, online privacy and data security.
Cyber Security, Identity Theft & Human Hacking Expert
Are you familiar with the Anthem, Target and OPM data breaches? John Sileo's mission is to keep you from becoming the next disastrous cyber breach headline. John specializes in making security engaging and non-technical, so that it works.
Futurist; Best-Selling Author on Cybersecurity, Technology and National Security
A NY Times Bestselling author, described in Wall Street Journal as “the premier futurist in the national-security environment, Singer is considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century technology/security. He's spoken at venues that range the White House and Sydney Opera House to TED and SXSW.
CEO of SocialProof Security; Ethical Hacker
Rachel is a hacker and the CEO of SocialProof Security where she helps people and companies keep their data safe by training and pentesting them on social engineering risks.
Amber Venz Box
President of RewardStyle, Co-Founder of Like to Know It
Amber Venz Box is the Co-Founder and President of LTK (rewardStyle & LIKEtoKNOW.it), the largest global influencer marketing platform and shopping app. She was named Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year for Technology, an EY Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as Fashion Group International's Innovator of the Year.
Founder, Advisor, Speaker, Author
Frances West is a global advisor working with public, private and non-profit organizations including start-ups to operationalize inclusion as a core business imperative to drive disruptive innovation.
David C. Williams
Author; Inventor; Technology Executive at AT&T
As Assistant VP of Automation at AT&T, David leads the largest Robotics Process Automation program worldwide driving billions in savings & revenue. David also received the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Award, 2022 IT Team of the Year Award, and has been featured on all major media outlets.