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Author - Keynote Speakers

Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan is a three time best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who explores the future of work and employee experience. His latest book is, The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces They Want, the Tools they Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate” and is based on an analysis of over 250 global organizations. His previous books are, The Future of Work and The Collaborative Organization. Jacob’s work has been endorsed by the CEOs of: Cisco, Whirlpool, T-Mobile, Best Buy, SAP, Nestle, KPMG, Schneider Electric, and many others. He is regularly featured in business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, and others. Jacob also has a popular podcast and Youtube series where he explores various themes around the future of work.

Amy Newmark

Amy Newmark distills advice and wisdom from her life and more than 20,000 Chicken Soup for the Soul stories into her crash course in how to be happy. She is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. By compiling inspirational and aspirational true stories curated from ordinary people who have extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the 23-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant. In addition, she is the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for having a better life. Audiences are entertained, energized, and enlightened by dozens of practical, simple tips that Amy shares that work instantly to improve their everyday lives and future.

Jason Schenker

The economy and financial markets are constantly shifting. Jason Schenker is the world’s top ranked financial market futurist who can help audiences make sense of the constantly changing major world economies. In his role as the Chief Economist of Prestige Economics, Bloomberg News has ranked Jason one of the most accurate forecasters in the world in 35 different categories since 2011, including #1 in the world in 20 categories for his forecasts of the Euro, the Pound, the Swiss Franc, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, and non-farm payrolls. Jason has written three #1 Best Sellers: Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, and Electing Recession. Jason shares with his audiences near- and medium- term risks and outlooks for the economy, as well as long-term futurist topics of automation and the future of work.

Steve Jones

Steve Jones is a music biz insider who will change the way you think about business, marketing, creativity, and customer service. As the author of two highly-acclaimed business books, Steve draws upon his 30 years in the music industry to demonstrate how the essential lessons of business can be learned from the bands, songs, and albums we love. He will show you how to build a brand as consistent as AC/DC, as immediately recognizable as Kiss, and as resilient as Fleetwood Mac. His concert-like presentations are filled with music, humor, and engaging backstage stories from the music business. Steve is the author of Brand Like a Rock Star (2011) and Start You Up (2014). He has spent over three decades in music and media, witnessing the rise (and sometimes fall) of countless rock legends. In addition to being a popular speaker at conferences worldwide, Steve also works with media brands and companies in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean to turn their customers into raving fans.

Laurence Kotlikoff

Professor Kotlikoff speaks to hundreds of U.S. and foreign businesses and government groups about economic and policy issues, both domestic and foreign. His talks cover a very wide range of domestic and international economic and policy issues including fiscal policy, demographic change, healthcare reform, tax reform, banking reform, Social Security reform, climate change policy, monetary policy, generational policy, saving, investment, competition with smart machines, inequality across and within generations, and SIPC brokerage account insurance fraud. Professor Kotlikoff is author or co-author of 17 books and hundreds of professional journal articles. His most recent books are Get What's Yours -- the Secrets of Maxing Out Your Social Security Benefits (co-authored with Philip Moeller and Paul Solman, Simon & Schuster), The Clash of Generations (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press), The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission (Civitas), Jimmy Stewart Is Dead (John Wiley & Sons), Spend ‘Til the End, (co-authored with Scott Burns, Simon & Schuster), The Healthcare Fix (MIT Press), and The Coming Generational Storm (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press) and Generational Policy (MIT Press).

Daniel Friedland

Daniel Friedland, MD helps business and healthcare organizations transform their leaders and people from stress and burnout into high performing, innovative, engaged leaders and teams so they can take their organizations to the next level in a globally competitive environment. His programs on Leading Well From Within, Conscious Leadership, Peak Performance and Cultivating Resilience in Healthcare are evidence-based with a solid foundation in neuroscience and mindfulness practice, and are presented with a warm, engaging human touch. Daniel is a medical doctor who is motivated by inspiring others to transform their lives. He is the rare trainer capable of combining scientific and emotional intelligence for personal growth and professional development.

Robert Cialdini

Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation. His books including, Influence: Science & Practice, are the result of decades of peer-reviewed research on why people comply with requests. Influence has sold over 3 million copies in over 30 languages and is a New York Times Bestseller. His new book, Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, quickly became a Wall Street Journal and a New York Times Bestseller. Because of the world-wide recognition of Dr. Cialdini’s cutting edge scientific research and his ethical business and policy applications, he is frequently regarded as the “Godfather of influence.”

Michael Veltri

Michael Veltri is a top-rated business transformation keynote speaker with an exclusive system for achieving peak performance in business and life. The ideal intersection between inspiring and practical, Michael creates dynamic, must-attend keynotes, workshops, and seminars that masterfully fuse inspiring wisdom with results-based practical applications. The outcome: your audience will be moved and inspired - as well as armed for battle - to achieve peak performance in any situation. In addition to keynote speaking, Michael is a Nationwide Bestselling author, consultant and leadership expert for elite organizations such as the Central Intelligence Agency and many Fortune 500 companies. As a professional athlete, C-suite executive, and two-time cancer survivor, Michael shares his message of resilience and indomitable spirit with audiences worldwide.

Daniel Newman

Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. A 5x Best Selling Author including his most recent “Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy,” Daniel is also a Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post Contributor. MBA and Graduate Adjunct Professor, Daniel Newman is a Chicago Native and his speaking takes him around the world each year as he shares his vision of the role technology will play in the future. He is passionate about helping organizations and individuals understand how to be successful in the age of rapid technological change. He focus’ on delivering keynotes, breakouts and talks on topics such as Digital Transformation, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Future of Work as they relate to building successful organizations and even more successful people within those organizations. He takes great pride in his work and cares about leaving the audience better from the time they spent together.

Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff knows that everyone has the potential to change the world. As a sought-after strategic advisor for leading businesses and corporations, Krippendorff is passionate for the need to move away from traditional linear models and to embrace agile, digital strategies for the accelerating world. Kaihan gives a new business prospective and will offer a valuable set of motivational skills that will help strengthen the hearts and backbones of his audience.

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