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Technology - Keynote Speakers

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.

Gene Marks

Gene Marks is an expert on growth, management, and profitability for small and medium-sized businesses. A small business owner himself, Gene is also a weekly columnist for the New York Times, Forbes, and The Huffington Post. He has authored five books on topics that pertain to small and medium-sized businesses, including his most recent title, In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash: Simple Lessons from Smart Business People. Gene's engaging and exciting presentations help business owners, executives, and managers to understand the current political, economic, and technological trends that will affect their companies. With straightforward language, humor, and expertise, Gene will provide your audience with strategies and tools that they can use immediately to strengthen business and grow revenue. From budgets to bonus programs and health care reform to social networking, Gene understands the issues that affect small businesses. Let him teach your audience how to triumph in today's climate and turn seeming challenges into profitable opportunities!

Michael Treacy

Michael Treacy shows leaders how to innovate, grow, and lead in a globalizing economy by looking at competition, customers, people, finance, and markets in new ways. A veteran voice on such issues, Treacy’s books, The Discipline of Market Leaders and Double Digit Growth, established him as one of the best minds on competition and growth. His radically different thinking is again leading the way—helping leaders to assess the global opportunity and face an unprecedented globalizing marketplace that brings with it an assault by upstart competitors who are smart, motivated, and take the long view. Companies that lean into the future and focus will dominate and increase scale, scope, and power. Those who do not are at risk. Treacy’s presentations offer clear strategies to help leaders in businesses large and small lay out the pathways for global growth and market leadership.

Allan Karl

Allan Karl is a world traveler, adventurer, photographer, author, entrepreneur, and inspirational keynote speaker. He is also a principal of Clearcloud, a digital marketing consultancy that offers brand reengineering and communication and digital marketing communication. With the story of his three-year journey around the world alone on a motorcycle, he inspires people to pursue dreams, overcome challenges, tackle obstacles, and embrace change. His captivating storytelling and award-winning photography creates a truly memorable presentation that people refers to for years to come for further inspiration.

Mary Boone

What differentiates Mary is her combination of original, compelling content with a well-designed and expertly facilitated interactive experience. You get a bonus with Mary – she can not only excite the audience with her content, but she can also engage them in a large scale conversation. She also believes passionately in extending the collaborative experience beyond the boundaries of the speaking engagement. It’s not simply about customizing the speech topic, sending pre-reading documents or leaving behind solution tip sheets – these are “givens.” Her engagements also include ideas for sharing content long after the event is over. She speaks on leadership, complexity, high performance collaboration and engagement. Mary’s work as an author and consultant has been quoted and published in a wide range of media including Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, NPR, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal, among many others. Successful Meetings magazine has also recognized her as a “Top Speaker” and featured her on its cover as a “Strategic Thinker.”

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.

Jeremy Rifkin

As your economic speaker, Jeremy Rifkin shares his knowledge as author of seventeen best-selling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, workforce, society, and environment. His most recent books include The Empathic Civilization and The European Dream. Jeremy also serves as an advisor to the European Union on issues related to the economy, climate change, energy security, and sustainable development. To hear his insight first-hand that thousands of colleges and corporations reference to gives you an opportunity to learn new cutting-edge teachings that could change your business forever.

James Canton

He may not have a time machine to prove that his predictions will be correct, but the businesses that Dr. James Canton’s has been a futuristic speaker for can validate that his innovative insight has lead them to a bright future. A renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and visionary business advisor Dr. Canton has been insightfully predicting key trends that have shaped our world for over 30 years. He has advised Global Fortune 1000 companies and trained them on being innovators of their industry and can do the same for your company with his customized business coaching!

Cheryl Cran

Cheryl Cran provides data and strategies to inspire leaders to drive transformation in a fast paced world and to create the future workplace TODAY! The future workplace Cheryl envisions is one of shared leadership, innovative collaboration, where everyone is consistently adding value for employees and customers. Cheryl's research focuses on the future of work, change management, and technological innovation. Cheryl is the author of six books including, the newest, “The Art of Change Leadership – Driving Transformation In a Fast Paced World”. Cheryl has worked with global brands such as AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Gartner, TEDX, Bell, Mass Mutual, Manulife, and more. In choosing to work with Cheryl, audiences will learn to take action towards creating an extraordinary future. Clients enjoy increased engagement, increased leadership abilities and increased business results.

Kip Gregory

Kip Gregory, founder of The Gregory Group, is a specialist in creating and implementing successful financial service business development strategies. More than 15 years of experience in marketing and senior management across insurance, securities, banking, brokerage and direct marketing, has given Kip a unique perspective on how to achieve competitive advantage in the financial service arena. Thousands of advisors, wholesalers, and senior executives rely on him for practical advice on saving time and systemizing success using tools and resources they already own. Mr. Gregory frequently contributes to and is quoted in leading industry publications, including Advisor Today and The Wall Street for which he wrote monthly columns for more than two years. His articles, presentations, workshops, and webinars offer quick, innovative, inexpensive ways of harnessing the power of the PC and the Internet to develop and sustain closer relationships with clients, customers, prospects and strategic partners.

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.

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.

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.

Kay Koplovitz

Kay Koplovitz is the Founder of USA Networks and The SyFy channel and is the visionary who created the business model for cable networks by introducing the concept of two revenue streams – licensing and advertising. Kay is one of today’s leading women in business, as she led USA Network to first place in cable prime time ratings and it remained there for 14 years. Kay is the author of Bold Women, Big Ideas, which she wrote to inform and inspire women entrepreneurs to create wealth through equity. She is also the author of Been There, Run That, an anthology of best practices of leaders. She is a sought after motivational speaker on subjects ranging from women’s leadership, women’s entrepreneurship, capital formation, creating a human capital ecosystem, to emerging media and management. Most recently, in 2016, she co-founded Springboard Growth Capital to invest in Springboard Alumnae companies, leveraging the strong brand, deep entrepreneur relationships, and extensive mentor network built by Springboard Enterprises.

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.

Brett King

Bestselling author of the groundbreaking book “BANK 2.0” and strategic advisor to the global financial services industry, Brett King doesn't just talk about third generation banking - he is on the ground floor of creating it. Recognized as a global expert on innovation, customer experience, channel distribution strategy and understanding the fundamental shifts in consumer behavior, he publishes regularly in his role as industry advisor on Huffington Post, Internet Evolution, FinExtra and his personal blog Banking4Tomorrow.com. King's expert advice on innovation and understanding shifts in consumer behavior makes him a sought-after speaker at top global conferences for financial services. King currently advises top financial institutions globally and has presented at conferences in more than 30 countries for organizations like Google, Forbes, Oracle, The Economist, SWIFT, the American Bankers Association, Bloomberg, The Asian Banker, IIR, Marcus Evans, DTT Fast 500 and HSBC.

John Naisbitt

John Naisbitt is often called the global philosopher among futurists. With his “astonishingly precise predictions” and inspiring message he is one of the most sought after speakers in the world. He has experience in top management, in politics -- as assistant secretary of education to President John Kennedy and special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson -- and as an entrepreneur. His picture of the future is not only formed by the research he does, he has traveled the world since the late 1960s, keeping in close connection with corporations and people in different fields of endeavor. He has spoken to virtually every major corporation, to many, several times. John Naisbitt’s goal is to motivate and inspire his audience to see the future as something we can have access to, if we deliberately develop mindsets as a tool to see and evaluate the seeds and signs of change, which in time will built the future.

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.

Don Peppers

Don Peppers is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on customer- focused business strategies. He has written 11 books over the years, nine of them with Martha Rogers, creating a legacy of international bestsellers. His newest book is Customer Experience: What, How and Why Now, which focuses on the dynamics, rationale, and difficulties encountered in managing individual customer experiences. Don is also a founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group, the world’s premier customer-centric management consulting firm. His presentations routinely focus on the business issues that today’s global enterprises are facing while trying to maintain a competitive edge in their marketplace. His thought provoking ideas and field experience combine to create a compelling and informative presentation which will captivate and engage audiences. Loyalty, proactive trust, or how to create a frictionless customer experience are just a few of the topics Don is speaking about these days.

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