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.
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”.
The world is changing...fast. Fast enough that by next week, the iPod Nano will be thought of as Amish furniture. It's time to laugh about it. The O'Shea Report takes you on a hilarious journey through the ups and downs of dealing with change. Presenting in their hilarious news-magazine format, The O'Sheas are one-of-a-kind humorous keynote speakers. Through motivational humor, The O'Sheas help audiences snuggle up to change, stomp on suspicion, and open their minds to progress.
Brian Biro serves as a dynamic catalyst unleashing this hidden potential as he helps build new energy and confidence in everyone he touches. In the new millennium, effectiveness and consistently bringing out the very best in others is the ultimate secret to successful leadership. He will help your audience move beyond success to connect individual contributions into unselfish and synergistic teams.
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.
International performing artist Victoria Labalme blends 20 years of professional theater, comedy, film, and creative writing to create a remarkable alternative to the typical keynote speech. Her specialty, applying the performing arts to the communications industry, has led to groundbreaking work with companies around the world. This is ‘customized theatre’ unlike anything you’ve experienced.
Muhammad Yunus is the recipient, with Grameen Bank, of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, for his efforts to create economic and social development from below. As the Nobel Committee announced, "Lasting peace can not be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty."
As an airline transport pilot and flight instructor, James Melton began his teaching career in the cockpit of an airplane. From there he joined the faculty of a Denver college. He then moved on to share his communication and leadership expertise as a professional speaker, author, and talent agent. With a PhD in management, he has shared his candid and inspiring insights worldwide for many of the top Fortune 500 companies, as a news reporter, in his books, and on his eight-part Public Television series.
Roxanne Emmerich has the astonishing ability to create profound change. Her client list includes the top-performing firms in the country-and those that are wildly committed to being on that list. One of her books, "Profit-Growth Banking," is often referred to as the "bible of successful banking." As a result of her record-breaking careers in both banking and brokerage, she is regularly asked to share her strategies with colleagues at industry conferences. Years later, Sales and Marketing Management magazine named her one of the 12 most requested speakers in the nation for her ability to create immediate and profound transformations. Her unique approach blends kick-butt marketing, enlightened, no-excuses leadership development, profit-rich sales strategies, and iron-clad templates and systems. She presents this mixture to leaders, then teaches them how to create "employees on fire." The result? CEOs say, "It's a miracle!"
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.
Desi Williamson beat the odds! Despite growing up in a world surrounded by poverty, drugs, and violence, he overcame a myriad of obstacles to realize his dreams of becoming a successful businessman, professional speaker, and author. The former scholar-athlete at the University of Minnesota transforms 25 years of sales, sales/management and marketing experience into high content programs that deliver results.
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.
Dr. Sheila Murray Bethel's global expertise in leadership and change helps organizations maximize human resources, solve people problems and increase bottom line results. Business savvy and people smart, she understands how to help people be their best and what it takes to make a business work. Sheila is a successful entrepreneur, best selling business author and a hall-of-fame keynote speaker.
Generation Y: Thriving (and Surviving) with Generation Y at Work.
Jeff Salz has made a lifetime of adventure. An acclaimed explorer with a Ph.D. in anthropology, he has traversed most of the remaining blank spots on the globe. The author of The Way of Adventure: Transforming Your Life and Work with Spirit and Vision, Jeff creates the foundation for creative thinking in any organization by presenting a unique perspective on risk-taking and innovation. Jeff has spent 30 years as a mountain guide, and 10 years as a university professor. For the last 20 years, he has been safely guiding executives at organizations like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Walt Disney, and eBay through the turbulent seas of change while facilitating enhanced teamwork, innovation and creativity.
Audience members will recognize Jeff from his frequent appearances as program host on the on the History Channel and the Discovery Network. His freewheeling humor and profound sense of humanity turn every meeting into a memorable event. With remarkable adventure tales and thought-provoking concepts, Jeff continues to instill his audiences with fresh strategies and enthusiasm for life and career.
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.
Never before has the world economy faced such challenging times, from Wall St, banking, finance, healthcare, government - corporations and associations all over the globe – and it going to get worse before it gets better. There is no better time or message than Neal Petersen’s “No Barriers- Only Solutions” keynote. Audiences are faced with choices everyday– “how do we survive and excel?” Neal’s keynote has never been more sought after and necessary - he challenges and empowers his audience to think differently, outside the box, with responsibility and accountability.
When Goldman Sachs in NY was struggling with the chaos and uncertainty of the financial markets this year and needed to change, and when the US Federal Reserve was trying to improve its leadership in the midst of great change, they turned to Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry. A world leader in understanding how individuals don't just survive but thrive and change in turbulent times, JP understands what differentiates individuals who can perform more effectively under the pressure of the present economic climate and during change. He brings a scientific understanding and insight into the traps that can cause leaders to become more reactive and ineffective in difficult environments. He offers real tools to help individuals lead themselves and others through complex and uncertain times.
Rising from garbage collector to Wall Street executive, Alan Parisse uses his diverse life experience to deliver relevant messages on leadership, sales, and cycles of change to executives, managers, marketing and sales teams throughout the world. Alan’s audiences benefit from his sound business judgment, hard won expertise and practical solutions for dealing with reversals and taking full advantage of booms. He is an expert in change, leadership, selling and sustaining success.
At the age of 27, Chad Hymas' life changed instantaneously when an accident left him a quadriplegic. Since that time Chad has been recognized by the state of Utah as the Superior Civilian of the Year. He is the president of his own communications company and an Internet marketing company. As a member of the National Speakers Association Chad travels as many as 150,000 miles a year speaking to hundreds of professional and civic organizations such as Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Rainbird, IHC, American Express, Prudential Life, Vast FX, Zion Securities, and others.
Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost authors and thinkers on change and leadership. With an uncanny ability to understand and capitalize on where markets and mindsets are going, Harris looks to the future and helps organizations all over the world successfully identify and respond faster to emerging trends.
Tamara has a B.A. in Speech and English Education and a Masters Degree in Education/Counseling from Montana State University. She has diverse background in education and business that includes work as a college instructor, speech coach and account executive for a Television station and film company. She owns her own business, Communications Plus.
LaDonna Gatlin believes one defining moment can redefine our lives. She knows firsthand that we can’t live someone else’s dream…that in order to be our personal best, we must find our own voice and “sing our own song.”
Trained in improvisational comedy, Scott Friedman's quick wit and provocative material instill an upbeat, fresh approach toward work, relationships, and life. His specialty is making audiences laugh while providing practical, real-life information. Scott is two-time past president of NSA/CO and served as the National Speakers Association's National President 2004-2005.
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.
Jim "Murph" Murphy, founder of Afterburner, Inc. has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15.
Dr. Oren Harari brings provocative, new perspectives on competitive advantage, organizational change, and transformational leadership.