Innovation is more than a buzzword! It’s about staying relevant in unprecedented change and creating new ideas and solutions for meaningful problems.
The future is always an exciting place to be when it comes to innovation. Emerging technologies has revolutionized the way we do business across all industries and will continue to create opportunities for companies to grow and evolve.
INNOVATION is an integral part of many organizations today, and for good reason: it helps companies stay agile, relevant, and evolving. However, innovation is often difficult to achieve—or is even met with resistance. If you’re excited to bring change and innovation to your organization, take a look at these industry leaders. These speakers know how to leverage technology and turn it into a competitive advantage. They also know how to break it all down to make sense. They live it, breathe it, and speak about it every day!
Josh Linkner, who started his career as a jazz guitarist, personifies creativity, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation. He has been the founder and CEO of four tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. Josh is the author of two New York Times Bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation. He is also the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and mentoring over 100 startups. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient. He is a regular columnist for Forbes, The Detroit Free Press, and Inc. Magazine. His work on innovation has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, and The New York Times. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar. More about Josh Linkner
Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of Time’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is considered among the most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, and leadership. She has won acclaim for her pioneering work. ABC and NPR declared her “the entrepreneur whisperer;” Tom Friedman dubbed her the world’s “mentor capitalist;” Business Insider named her “Ms. Davos;” and for years she was known as “La Chica Loca’ (the crazy girl) for insisting that entrepreneurs existed outside of Silicon Valley, in emerging and growth markets. As co-founder and CEO of Endeavor, Rottenberg has led the global entrepreneurship movement for two decades. More about Linda Rottenberg
Acclaimed global futurist and trendcaster, Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture. Dr. DuBravac is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker, delivering pragmatic and provocative insights on the trends, technologies and paradigms transforming the globe. His research focuses on the forces shaping tomorrow that are percolating on the peripheral of society and business today. By providing an elevated view of developing trends, DuBravac empowers leaders and their organizations to improve strategic decision-making capabilities by identifying and understanding the changing landscape and opportunities that lie ahead. More about Shawn DuBravac
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 vision and tools for staying ahead of the curve has helped companies become disruptors in their industries. He inspires audiences to implement his program into their lives to change the way they do business for the better! More about Terry Jones
Daniel is the author of six Amazon best-selling books and recently authored, “Human Machine: The Future of Partnerships with Machines.” Dan is a contributor to some of the world’s largest media outlets, including Forbes, Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post. Daniel is a Digital Transformation Trendcaster and was recently ranked #1 in the prestigious ARInsights Power 100 List of Technology Industry Analysts. He is considered one of the leaders with the most sustained “buzz” in the industry right now. He believes technology can only reach its potential when it is intertwined with humanity. More about Daniel Newman >
Porter Gale, an internationally-known speaker, has over 25 years of experience in marketing and business-building. She was awarded the Changing The Game Award by The Advertising Women of New York, was on AdAge’s Digital Hotlist and iMedia’s Top 25-Digital Marketers list. In her popular talks, she uncovers everything from the newest innovations in technology and marketing, to why strategically building a network improves happiness, productivity and return. She is the author of “Your Network Is Your Net Worth,” led marketing for the launch of Virgin America, ran an advertising agency, has built a technology company and advised over twenty CEOs. More about Porter Gale
No one can predict the future; but Jack Uldrich can help you prepare for it. He is a leading futurist, author, and speaker who helps organizations gain the critical foresight they need to create a successful future. His work is based on the transformational principles of unlearning – or freeing yourself from obsolete knowledge and assumptions – as a strategy to survive and thrive in an era of unparalleled change. Jack is the best-selling author of eleven books and is a frequent guest on national media and regularly appears on the Science Channel’s television program, “FutureScape” and the Discovery Channel show “Inside Out.” Jack provides provocative new perspectives on competitive advantage, change management and transformational leadership. He brings to light the advantages of being creative and using the powers of individual imagination. More about Jack Uldrich
Driven by his own experience as a victim of identity theft, John Sileo has become a world-renowned identity theft speaker and expert on data theft, helping organizations to take proactive steps in preventing identity fraud. John is a uniquely qualified identity theft expert who can help you protect your business, your reputation, and your profits. Through a fun and unique approach, John engages crowds to get them excited about doing their part to prevent identity theft. John combines entertainment and relevant content in each and every conference or event to engage users in this mission-critical topic. More about John Sileo