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Technology and Alternate Technology keynote speakers are adept at accurately predicting business, strategic management, consumer and technology trends. Our top technology and alternative technology keynote speakers provide unparalleled insight into the shape of rising trends and innovations, reveal the ever-changing landscape of technology advances to come, and the ability to create marketplace success and competitive advantage. Contact GDA today!


Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 6

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.

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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: 9 Videos: 3

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.

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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: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 9

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 4

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." 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Josh Linkner Featured

Serial Entrepreneur; New York Times Best-Selling Author; 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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 11

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 33 Videos: 10

Jason Schenker Featured

Leading Futurist; Top-Ranked Financial Forecaster and Economist

Jason Schenker is a futurist, economist, and author who prepares leaders for the future. He is a best-selling author of over 30 books and ranked by Boomberg as the #1 forecaster in 26 categories including jobs, home sales, oil and gas prices, and more.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 18

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 4

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. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Dirk Ahlborn

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Simon Anderson

Futurist | International Keynote Speaker & Advisor | Award-Winning Author

Simon Anderson uses his Future Ready Formula™ to help leaders and organizations move beyond resilient - to become Future Ready. He shows them how to pay Attention to the "edges," Anticipate the possibilities these changes might create, and lastly, how to take Action to turn those possibilities into opportunities.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Stacy Arruda

CEO, ARRUDA Group

During her 22-career, Stacy Arruda held a wide range of operational and leadership roles in the Field and at FBI Headquarters. She is credited with drafting the FBI’s response to electronic attack in the International arena, as well as boosting the FBI’s computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Chris Barton

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.” 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Bill Benjamin

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. 

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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: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Larry Burns

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Jeff Butler

Helping Organizations Thrive In Multi-Generational Workplaces

A speaker who is a researcher but also practioner. Learn from the demographic you are looking to attract/work with in your organization.

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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: 0 Videos: 3

Adam Cheyer

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Seth Earley

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 7

Rahaf Harfoush

Digital Anthropologist; New York Times Best-Selling Author; Member of the UN's Advisory Body on AI

Rahaf Harfoush is a strategist, digital anthropologist and author who focuses on the intersections of emerging technology, innovation and digital culture.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Tony Hawk

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Peter Hinssen

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.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Daniel Hulme

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Tan Le

Innovative Technology Speaker, CEO and Founder of Emotiv

A technology pioneer and thought leader who takes audiences on an incredible journey into the future of humankind, Tan Le is the founder and CEO of EMOTIV. Her company’s cutting edge “brainwear,” or wearable neurotechnology, allows humans to interface with computers in almost miraculous ways.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Katie Linendoll

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 ShowThe Rachael Ray Show, CBS Sports Radio and more.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Pippa Malmgren

Economist, Technologist/Futurist, Presidential Advisor, Best-selling and Award-Winning Author

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.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 4

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).

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 3 Videos: 0

Tsedal Neeley

Award Winning Author, Harvard Business School Professor and Keynote Speaker on Globalization and Digital Transformation

Tsedal Neeley is a virtual work and organizational change expert, business thought leader, and a Professor at the Harvard Business School. Her 2022 co-authored book, The Digital Mindset helps companies and leaders see, think, and act in new ways. 

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Eric O'Neill

Cybersecurity Expert, Former FBI Operative Featured in the Film Breach, Bestselling Author, Technology Futurist, and National Security Strategist

Eric O’Neill is truly a rare combination: An “expert’s expert” on all aspects of cybersecurity, a gifted storyteller that keeps audiences engaged and enthralled, and an inspirational speaker who spins one of America’s most thrilling espionage stories into motivational examples of determination, leadership, teamwork, and overcoming challenges.

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Keynotes: 20 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Edgar Perez

Technology and Business Author and Strategy Consultant: AI, Web3, Metaverse and Quantum

Global executives have come to appreciate Edgar for his wide-ranging insights on how they can spark continuous innovation and harness disruptive technologies. From AI to Quantum Computing, from 5G to the Metaverse, Edgar shows you how to leverage the power of these game-changing trends to transform your organization.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 7

David Polinchock

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Erik Qualman

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Marc Randolph

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.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 9

Byron Reese

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Chris Riddel

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

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Michael Rogers

The Practical Futurist; Technology Pioneer; Best-Selling Author

There are lots of futurists. Michael, however, is a practical futurist with deep business and technology experience.  He is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker.

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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: 1 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Patrick Schwerdtfeger

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.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 11

Jack Shaw

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Robert Siciliano

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Mariano Sigman

Neuroscientist. Author & Global TED Speaker.

Mariano Sigman is one of the most outstanding neuroscientists in the world, with over 150 publications in the most prestigious scientific journals. He teaches how the mind works and what lessons we can learn about decision-making, leadership, team management, personal development or creative skills.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 5 Videos: 6

John Sileo

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 7

Peter Singer

Futurist; Best-Selling Author on Cybersecurity, Technology and National Security

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Rachel Tobac

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Kelly Vero

Futurist; Game Developer; an Architect of the Metaverse

Kelly Vero is a futurist, a game developer, and an architect of the metaverse. She is also a bestselling novelist and science fiction writer even publishing children’s books to expand her audience beyond video games.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Frances West

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

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.

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