Medicine's future? There's an app for that! Daniel Kraft's talks offer a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient's bedside. Daniel Kraft is a physician-scientist, inventor and innovator. He chairs the FutureMed program at Singularity University, exploring the impact and potential of rapidly developing technologies as applied to health and medicine.
Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today's most significant trends in business. As a longtime editor and columnist for FORTUNE, he has become one of America's sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the infotech revolution, and related issues. As anchor of Wall Street Week with FORTUNE on PBS, he spoke each week to the largest audience reached by any business television program in America.
Wayne Burkan is President of Alternative Visions, Inc., a company dedicated to change, innovation and the future. Wayne is author of Wide Angle Vision: Beat Your Competition by Focusing on Fringe Competitors, Lost Customers and Rogue Employees. Along with his colleague Joel Barker, he wrote and co-hosted the popular video program called “The Paradigm Prism”.
Michael Porter is considered by many the father of the modern strategy field. As the most prolific and honored business expert of our time, he is often asked to speak on themes related to his most successful books and seminal articles on strategy, competition, health care’s future, differentiation and corporate social responsibility.
Clyde Fessler has presented his Harley Davidson Turn-Around Story to over 100 corporations and international organizations in the past three years as a keynote speaker. Because of the great audience reception, several of these presentations were repeat performances. Vice president of business development for Harley-Davidson Motor Company for over 20 years, Clyde has been recognized as the marketing genius behind this dramatic turnaround. Clyde's presentation captures the Harley-Davidson turnaround story and adds mystique... the ability of the brand to bring together, in unique and surprising ways, seemingly disparate combinations of products, people, processes, and experiences.
Business Communication Expert & New York Times Bestselling Author Joseph Grenny has taught and advised more than one hundred thousand leaders on every major continent from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. He has advised CEOs and senior executives on more than a dozen major change initiatives—receiving credit from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' President as a key factor in helping the organization win the $200 billion Joint Strike Fighter program.
Does your audience need to know how today’s leading enterprises compete successfully for revenues and profits in a globalized, commoditized, deregulated marketplace? That is the question keynote speaker Geoffrey Moore's book Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution seeks to answer. The focus is on frameworks that reinterpret the changing landscape of business to highlight new forces that have come to the fore. For Moore, the key issues are innovation and inertia, and how companies must manage both to create superior economic returns.
Pat Croce was featured on the cover of Inc magazine as “The Dale Carnegie of the 21st Century.” He was named “Best Motivator” by Sales & Marketing Management magazine. And he graced the cover of Success magazine with his empire-building secrets. Today Croce continues to fill weekly requests as a nationally renowned motivational speaker bringing audiences – from grade schools to Fortune 500 companies – to their feet.
Clayton Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology & Operations Management and General Management faculty groups. Clayton Christensen's research and teaching interests center on the management issues related to the development and commercialization of technological and business model innovation. Specific areas of focus include developing organizational capabilities and finding new markets for new technologies.
David L. Smith has the education, experience and proven track record to reassure audiences he knows what he is talking about. A Dartmouth- and Stanford-trained economist, futurist and market strategist, Smith’s views have intrigued audiences for 24 years in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan. A seasoned, compelling speaker, Smith’s informative and entertaining presentations provide stimulating, thought-provoking economic and financial insight, accurate forecasts and profitable strategies highly customized to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
See the future first- before your competitors- with an economic forecaster with over 96% accuracy. One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan Beaulieu is a principal of the Institute for Trend Research where he serves as President. Since 1990, he has been consulting with companies who have a domestic and global perspective on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis.
Andy Cohen is a business practitioner, performer and educator. Andy uses magic as a metaphor as he reveals key concepts that empower new thinking and drive innovative business solutions in communications, leadership and management. His experiential approach in leadership communication guarantees 100% participation from the audience. This high level of immediate involvement generates instant action and leads to long-term, sustainable results.
Perhaps one of the most recognizable business luminaries in the world, in 1999 Richard Branson was knighted for his "services to entrepreneurship". The Rebel Billionaire continues to grow the Virgin brand worldwide, and his unconventional strategies are an inspiration to businesses and individuals alike.
Robert Kriegel, Ph.D. is a New York Times and Business Week best selling author; a commentator on NPR’s Marketplace Program, and a pioneer in sports psychology as an Olympic and professional athlete coach. One of the most in demand business speakers, Dr. Robert Kriegel teaches bold, innovative, ‘out of the box’ strategies for keeping ahead of the changes, challenges and competition in today’s dynamic marketplace.
Dan Esty is one of the world’s leading experts on corporate environmental strategy, and he was the Obama campaign's advisor on energy and the environment. He has advised CEOs and top executives from Honeywell, Northeast Utilities, Kerr-McGee, Limited Brands, Shell, and more than a dozen other companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dan helped establish and continues to serve on Environmental Advisory Boards at Coca-Cola and Unilever.
The true measure of a business forecaster is the combination of a depth of knowledge, keen foresight, and breadth of perspective. Bob Treadway possesses those attributes after nearly two decades of working with exceptional clients in a wide cross-section of industries and a personal regimen of staying broadly informed, deeply knowledgeable, and highly practiced in the fields of strategy and forecasting.
Rohit Talwar is an award winning speaker, entrepreneur, specialist advisor and strategic change agent. He was nominated as one the top ten global future thinkers by the UK’s Independent newspaper. He is the founder of the think tanks Fast Future and Global Futures and Foresight. Rohit spends his time traveling the world researching the ideas that will shape the future and meeting the people and organizations behind them. Rohit has a particular interest in the evolution of China, India, the emerging economies and the future of travel. He has just completed major global studies on the Future of China’s Economy – The Path to 2020 and the Future of Travel and Tourism in the Middle East.
With the success of his book, "Nobody Moved Your Cheese!" Ross has been called, "America's Accountability Watchdog." Ross' hilarious approach to self-motivation is a result of transforming himself from a miserable pet shop manager to a six-time Emmy Award winning comedian and writer. His new book, "Are You Still Relevant?" and keynote topic addresses twelve reasons smart organizations thrive in any economy.
Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of seventeen best-selling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages and are used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world. His most recent books include The Hydrogen Economy, The European Dream, The End of Work, The Age of Access, and The Biotech Century.
George Hedley is an entrepreneur, $50 million dollar business owner, business building expert, and author of "The Business Success Blueprint" series. He is the recognized authority on how to build a growing company into a business that consistently produces bottom-line profits, great people, loyal customers, and wealth.
Richard Florida, one of the world's leading social theorists and public intellectuals, believes that human creativity is the engine of economic growth. Every human being is creative, Florida argues, and for first time in human history, our economic growth depends on the further development of a wide spectrum of human capabilities.
Keith Ferrazzi is the world’s foremost expert in relationships, bringing 20 years of research and experience to the art and science of business relationship development. His signature focus on success through relationships – a deeply energizing passion – has fueled his own rise to prominence. Both Forbes and Inc. have called him one of the world's most "connected" individuals.
Stephen Shapiro provides proven, yet unconventional thinking about innovation. During his two decades as a corporate consultant, Stephen Shapiro developed simple and effective methods for creating pervasive cultures of innovation, increasing creativity, and enhancing individual and team performance.
Steven S. Little is a much sought after expert on the subject of business growth and the future of opportunity. As a former President of three fast-growth companies, he now advises thousands of leaders of growing organizations and communities each year. For over ten years, Steve was also a Senior Consultant for Inc. magazine.
He is the author of the best-selling books “The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Small Business Growth” (Wiley, 2005) and “The Milkshake Moment: Overcoming Stupid Systems, Pointless Policies and Muddled Management to Realize Real Growth” (Wiley, 2008). And his latest book “Duck and (re)Cover: The Embattled Business Owner’s Guide to Survival and Growth” (June 2009), received high praise as the “Must-Read Business Book” for 2009.He also regularly speaks for some of the world’s leading organizations, including UPS, Microsoft, FedEx, Bank of America, SunTrust Bank, Echostar, National Association of Home Builders, Consumer Electronics Associations, National Sporting Goods Association, Million Dollar RoundTable, American Banking Association, Associated General Contractors, Retail Industries Leaders Association and over 80 chambers of commerce. His style has been described as “real-world” “highly credible” and “uniquely engaging.”From 1988 thru 1999, Steve was President of three fast growth companies. Both FAME, Inc. and Erb Industries, Inc. achieved profitable growth rates of over 500% during his tenure.Steve is a graduate of Miami University and has studied at The Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and The University of Houston’s Future Studies Program. Steve and family live in sunny Wilmington, NC and historic Merida, Mexico.Steven S. Little is also the author of The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Small Business Growth, The Milkshake Moment, and Duck and (re)Cover: the Business Owner's Guide to Survival and Growth.Duck and (re)Cover: Positioning Your Business for GrowthLittle clearly identifies the best ways in which today's business growth leaders can both prevail and prosper in the midst of economic uncertainty. As the former President of three fast growth companies, Little imparts lessons learned in the trenches and couples that personal perspective with his decade-long experience working with resilient business growth leaders. Having already weathered three economic downturns and recoveries, he brings a unique perspective on what works (and what doesn't) in volatile times like these.Little’s timely new keynote challenges much of the conventional wisdom regarding how business leaders "should" react to unprecedented uncertainty. He also highlights the emerging opportunities created by the prevailing forces of change. This presentation provides specific answers regarding those areas in which leaders need to concentrate their time, money and effort to increase their chances for success in today’s ever-evolving world. Short on theory and long on actionable advice, Little helps both owners and managers best position themselves for profitable growth in the 21st century.”Own” Your Opportunity: Entrepreneurial Imperatives for the 21st Century Sales ProfessionalMost sales people simply manage their business and stop short of thinking like an owner of their geography or market segment. In this humorous, yet insightful keynote presentation, Steve shows you how successful sales leaders think more entrepreneurially in order to grow their business. He also identifies the growth-stifling behaviors inherent in most sales teams and imparts practical, real world advice on how to overcome them in order to realize real growth.The Milkshake Moment: Overcoming Stupid Systems, Pointless Policies and Muddled Management to Realize Real GrowthGrowth. It’s the central focus for nearly every organization and leader. So why then do so many organizations, both big and small, continually find ways to shoot themselves in the proverbial foot? In this humorous, yet insightful keynote presentation, Steve shows you how to identify and overcome the growth-stifling behaviors inherent in any organization and how you can lead the way toward substantive change and real growth.The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Business Growth: 21st Century Strategies for Building Your CompanyMore than any other objective, businesses want to grow. In this, his most popular keynote, Steve investigates what it takes to grow your business both effectively and profitably. Through his personal experience as a growth expert (both as a growth consultant and as President of three fast growth companies) and studies of the Inc. 500 (America’s fastest growing privately-held companies) Steve identifies those best practices of organizations that achieve sustained and profitable growth.The Future of Opportunity: A 20/20 Vision of Your SuccessIn this exciting and thought-providing keynote, Steve helps audiences focus on their near-term future. By identifying the most impactful macro-changes taking place in our world today, and dovetailing them with the specific developments within your industry or organization, Steve illuminates the future of opportunity and success for your group over the next 3 to 15 years. No crystal ball or tea leaves here…just factual, down-to-earth information your group will find interesting, entertaining and actionable.BREAKOUT SESSIONThe Ten T’s of Customer Acquisition & Retention: Proven Initiatives For Building Relationships and ProfitsToday, business interested in growth are looking to improve their customer relationships to increase sales, lower costs and maximize profits. Short on theory, long on practical advice, Steve examines how today’s most successful organizations are transforming the way in which they acquire and retain customers. Through concepts such as “touches”, “telepathy” and “timebombs”, this no-nonsense discussion will help your group build customer-centric processes that lead to sustainable growth.