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Social Media - Keynote Speakers

Gina Schreck

Always looking for new ways to use today’s technology to connect and build businesses, Gina is one of the top female social marketing speakers. She speaks around the globe at conferences helping organizations understand the impact of today’s social and digital revolution on their business. Gina is the president of SocialKNX, a content marketing and social media management company that helps manage online brands for associations, hotels, retail and franchise organizations. Gina is also the author of several books including Getting’ Geeky with Twitter, and was the technical editor on the latest Complete Idiots Guide to Social Media! Gina was ranked as one of the top 50 women influencers on-line in FastCompany’s Influence project, and as one of the top 20 online social media coaches. Her goal is to help companies discover creative ways to use content that draws potential customers in, generates leads, and builds a bright future for their company.

Stephen Denny

Stephen Denny is an experienced business speaker and consultant who livens the crowd with his lessons on how to beat out the competition. His experience has radically changed the perspective of his audience’s way of doing seemingly impossible tasks and accomplishing them. As author of Killing Giants: 10 Strategies to Topple the Goliath In Your Industry, Stephen has studied the global business leaders who have done such tasks and shares the way to defeat the “Giant Killer” in his keynotes. Find your inspiration by listening to Stephen’s tools for success and be able to find the answers to how to make better decisions in the most unusual places!

Jack Shaw

Jack Shaw has been a Technology Futurist for more than 30 years helping others understand the strategic implications of emerging technologies. He’s the author of three books and numerous White Papers and has delivered more than 1000 keynote addresses and executive presentations in more than 20 countries. He was voted one of the world’s Top 5 Technology Futurist Speakers for 2014 by over 12,000 meetings planners, executives and conference attendees – the only Technology Futurist among the overall Top 5 Speakers in votes. Jack’s clients include IBM, SAP, Oracle, CA Technologies, GE and Coca Cola among hundreds of other businesses large and small. He is widely recognized for his expertise in such breakthrough business technologies as Big Data, eCommerce/OmniCommerce, Intelligent Systems, Mobile Commerce and Social Media. Jack graduated from Yale and has an MBA from Kellogg.

Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading technological forecasters and business strategists, author of the highly acclaimed Technotrends, and corporate speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients create untapped opportunities. In his keynote presentations, Burrus tailors his message to each audience through his humor and motivation. He addresses relevant trends and offers guidance for turning rapid technology-driven change into a competitive advantage. Burrus has developed a new interactive breakout session called “Competitive Advantage” which raises the bar on take-home value and increases the impact of his presentation.

Ira Wolfe

A prolific writer and sought-after-expert on hiring and workplace trends, Ira S. Wolfe has been aptly described as a “Gen Y masquerading in a Baby Boomer body.” Ira, the author of the new book Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization: How to Manage the Unprecedented Convergence of the Wired, the Tired, and Technology in the Workplace, is a business columnist, business blogger, public speaker, and consultant on generational crowding, workforce trends, skilled worker gaps, and best practices in hiring and succession. His other books include The Perfect Labor Storm 2.0, The Perfect Labor Storm Fact Book, Understanding Business Values and Motivators, and Coming Job Boom. In addition to being interviewed regularly by journalists, reporters, and bloggers, he appears regularly as the go-to expert on TV and public service radio stations speaking on topics of generational crowding in the workplace, the rise of female breadwinners, fans and foes of social media in the workplace, the threat of the “gray ceiling,” and hiring trends for 2013 and beyond.

Terry Jones

Terry Jones’ experience of being on the cutting edge of innovation and change helped him become the founder of Travelocity.com, chairman of Kayak.com and Chief Information Officer at American Airlines/Sabre. Terry’s tools for being ahead of the curve in this rapidly changing world have helped many companies over the last five years advance quicker than their competitors. His keynotes inspire attendees to implement his program into their lives to change the way they do business for the better.

Michio Kaku

As one of the most widely recognized scientists today, Dr. Michio Kaku is an international authority in Einstein’s unified field theory and in predicting trends that affect business, commerce, and finance based on the latest research. He is an international bestselling author of Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century and Physics of the Impossible. Dr. Kaku speaks on radio and TV shows including appearances on Larry King Live, Nightline, 60 Minutes, and many others. As a business speaker Dr. Kaku brings in his fascinating research to revamp the way you do business and help you to make more of an impact in your field. His keynotes look at the next 20 years and how science will revolutionize medicine, business, and our way of life.

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh helps businesses prepare for what's next. Mike is a best selling author of FUTURETAINMENT and CEO of innovation research lab Tomorrow, and a global authority on building businesses for the 21st century. Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike takes an anthropological approach - scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behaviour, and then translating these into pragmatic plans for business transformation. A global nomad constantly traveling the world for the best ideas – Mike distills the most relevant insights into tailored keynotes that allow any audience to not only understand, but also start to in?uence the future direction of their industry.

Maribeth Kuzmeski

As President of the consulting firm Red Zone Marketing, Maribeth Kuzmeski works with entrepreneurial-minded corporations and salespeople on unique marketing messages, strategic marketing planning, recruiting, and business growth. She is also the author of 7 books including 2 bestsellers, And The Clients Went Wild!, and The Connectors. Maribeth is an international keynote speaker rated as a Top 25 C-Suite Speaker as seen in Meetings & Conventions Magazine, has spoken at The Million Dollar Round Table, and Barron’s Top Producer conferences. Companies seek Maribeth for her impactful, informative, and inspirational presentations. Her ideas and strategies are thought provoking with simple and practical examples that lead audience members to success!

Tom Koulopoulos

Tom Koulopoulos is acknowledged as one of the industry’s leading futurists. He is the author of ten books and founder of Delphi Group, a 20-year-old Boston-based think tank, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine. Delphi provides advice on innovation practices and methods to Global 2000 organizations and government agencies. Tom is also a columnist for Inc.com, an adjunct professor at Boston University Graduate School of Management, an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, the past Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, and past Executive Director of the Perot Systems Innovation Lab, which was acquired in 2009 by Dell Computer. Named one of the industry’s most influential consultants by InformationWeek magazine, his articles and market insights appear frequently in national and international print and broadcast media such as BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN and NPR. Come prepared for an enlightening and life-changing discussion with Tom to take a hard look at how cultures, generations, and leadership impact the way we innovate.

David Nour

David Nour is a social networking strategist and one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on the quantifiable value of business relationships. A native of Iran, David came to the U.S. with just a suitcase, $100, few family ties, and limited English speaking skills. Over the past 25 years, he has built an impressive career both within large corporations and early-stage ventures. David's personal story is one of courage, determination, and the will to escape the oppressive regime in Iran for the American Dream. He has extensive experience as a visionary business leader who is passionate about execution and possesses the ability to target his global message for a broad audience of senior leaders to front line contributors. David offers customized, highly inspirational content that is entertaining, informational, and interactive. His highly acclaimed speaking engagements provide a systematic approach to building, nurturing and quantifying the key relationships that can produce extraordinary results. He is also the author of Relationship Economics and Return on Impact: Leadership Strategies for the Age of Connected Relationships.

Scott Klososky

Scott Klososky has over 25 years of experience as a successful technology entrepreneur and international consultant. He is the former CEO of three successful tech startups and Future Point of View co-founder. Scott is also the accomplished author of 3 books that shape the way people think about technology, leadership, and how both are impacting the world. Scott's edgy, eye-opening technology presentations teach metaphorically and methodically, with outlets for enrichment beyond the close of each event. Scott has everyone fully engaged and entertained while explaining complicated topics in a way that can be put into practice with positive results.

David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist. His book The New Rules of Marketing & PR opened people’s eyes to the new realities of marketing and public relations on the Web. Six months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list and published in more than 25 languages, New Rules is now a modern business classic. He is a recovering VP of marketing for two publicly traded technology companies and was also Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world’s largest newspaper and electronic information companies. David’s popular blog and hundreds of speaking engagements around the world give him a singular perspective on how businesses are implementing new strategies to reach buyers. Scott knows that sitting through a boring or off-topic speech is utterly painful. So he keeps things a bit edgy and uses stories and humor to craft presentations that are educational, motivational, and entertaining. Whenever he is front of a group he provides valuable and actionable information about the new rules of marketing and PR, online thought leadership, and reaching buyers directly with Web content.

Erik Qualman

#1 bestselling author and motivational speaker Erik Qualman has performed in 44 countries and reached 23 million people this decade. His books have propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. His entertaining, educating, and empowering approach reaches audiences of all ages with an inspiring message around maximizing your leadership, reputation, and innovation potential. His video-storytelling style captivates audiences and showcases how successful and happy people are able to find the right offline & online balance in their over-scheduled lives. Interwoven in this inspirational message are practical tips and takeaways that directly impact the bottom line for your organization. His Socialnomics work has been on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. What Happens in Vegas Stays on Youtube was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and his books are used in over 200 of the world’s top universities. His latest book, How to Sell on LinkedIn is launching Q4 2016. He was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard and MTI’s edX labs.

Paul Vitale

By following his dream of helping others find their niche in life, expert Paul Vitale has become one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers and trainers. With a range of topics that include leadership, customer service, sales, and achievement, Paul brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the stage. His abundance of enthusiasm, passion for life, and unparalleled ability to relate to individuals through his own personal experiences empower his audience to act on the ideas and lessons he offers. Paul is also the author of the best-selling books, Are You Puzzled by the Puzzle of Life?, Sell With Confidence, Pass It On, and Discover the Now. His presentations will rejuvenate your organization and motivate your group to perform at their very best.

Kelly McDonald

Kelly McDonald is a nationally recognized marketing expert, with deep specialization in diversity marketing and business trends. She was named #1 on Successful Meetings magazine’s list of “26 Hot Speakers”. Kelly is the author of How to Market to People Not Like You and has been featured on CNBC, in BusinessWeek, on CNNMoney.com and on Sirius/XM Radio. Kelly's latest book, "Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You", shows how companies, brands, and products struggling to differentiate themselves in a sea of sameness can foster long-term loyalty and brand preference with exceptional and customized customer service. Her company, McDonald Marketing, has twice been named one of the top advertising agencies in the U.S. by Advertising Age magazine. As a professional speaker to businesses and organizations, Kelly shares marketing insights and teaches strategies and tactics for cultivating diverse consumers emotionally, rationally and with cultural relevance. Her topics are always customized to the specific industry and localized geographically as appropriate. Kelly is high energy and high content.

Byron Reese

Exploring the intersection of history, technology and the future, Byron shares his technological visions for solving many of our global problems and speaks with the unrivaled authority of an accomplished high-tech trailblazer, inventor, entrepreneur, and the wisdom of a life-long historian. Reese started his first business as an undergraduate at Rice University. Two companies he started were later sold: Hot Data, ultimately to Pitney Bowes; and PageWise, the parent company of ExpertVillage.com, to Demand Media. He currently serves as Chief Innovation Officer for Demand Media, overseeing research and development. The company has filed and received patents on Reese’s work in disciplines from crowdsourcing to content creation to psychographics. Author of “Infinite Progress: How Technology and the Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War,” Byron’s enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny is overshadowed only by his inspiring sense of optimism.

Stefan Swanepoel

Stefan's inspiring and captivating book, Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life, reached the New York Times bestseller the week it was released and was later also ranked a bestseller by 18 other resources including the Wall Street Journal. The companion “Skills Quiz” has been taken by 250,000 people since its release in early 2011. This has now evolved in an captivating and engaging keynote that transports attendees into an “Africa Safari” with awe-inspiring visuals, invigorating stories and revealing breakthroughs. Stefan Swanepoel is also widely regarded as the country’s leading real estate trends analyst and tracker. Stefan has been on more than 20 safaris in five countries, holds four degrees and diplomas, and has given over 900 talks ranging from 50 to 10,000 people.

Polly LaBarre

For two decades Polly LaBarre has used her writing and speaking to help make organizations more resilient, innovative and inspiring – and to embolden and equip leaders at every level to make a meaningful impact. Polly began her career at Fast Company magazine and is also co-author of the bestselling book, Mavericks at Work. She also has a widely syndicated blog, Fresh MIX, which delivers agenda-setting ideas about 21st-century organizations. She has field-tested insight on the crucial question facing every leader and organization today: How do we change the way we change? She reveals the most practical and high-impact ways to innovate, adapt and succeed -- redefining how leadership, change, innovation, collaboration, employee engagement, organizational culture, accountability, and disruptive strategy are done. Polly provides an action plan to help leaders make their organizations fit for the future.

Liz Brunner

Award-winning journalist Liz Brunner is using her 25+ years of broadcast experience to help others build brands, businesses and relationships. Brunner's polished professionalism shines brightly in a crowd. Learn how to command attention with engaging conversation and an undeniable presence. Brunner is now recharging clients ranging from business leaders to on-air talent to professional athletes by helping them find their inner strength, stronger voice and confidence to lead. Her message and story are motivating and inspiring.

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