John C. Havens is a contributing writer for Mashable, The Guardian, and Slate.
He is the author of Hacking H(app)iness – Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World (Tarcher/Penguin – March, 2014) and is currently working on his second title for Tarcher/Penguin, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines.
John is a Global Keynote Speaker.
He is a former professional actor (Film, TV, Broadway) and has spoken around the world in Dubai, Milan, Stockholm, Munich, Geneva, at events like TEDx, SXSW, Web 2.0, WSJ Digital, and for companies like Cisco, Microsoft, and HP. He is frequently interviewed for his expertise on subjects of emerging technology and wellbeing.
John is the Principal of Transitional Media Consulting, where he has worked with clients like Work.com, Datacoup, and Vision Critial, providing PR, Marketing, and Business Development Counsel around emerging and social media.
John is the Founder of The H(app)athon Project, a non-profit Foundation, ‘Connecting Happiness to Action’ via the use of values-based, interactive technology.
John is the former EVP at a top ten Global PR firm and VP of Business Development of BlogTalkRadio. Former clients include Ford, Walmart, Allstate, Gillette, HP, Merck, and Monster where he has provided strategic counseling in social and emerging media. John has been quoted about issues relating to technology and culture in USA Today, C-Span, NPR, US News & World Report, Forbes, Fast Company, The Guardian, Mashable, the BBC, The Huffington Post, and Advertising Age.
Machine-learning algorithms may soon get to know us better than we know ourselves. It’s critical to recognize where technologies already consume our attentions to increase our wellbeing and happiness.
With pragmatic solutions combining economics, emerging technology, and positive psychology. John Havens provides a human-centric roadmap to help attendees embrace their present to better define the future.
Learning Outcomes of Mind the Gap:
The study of happiness is exploding — the United Nations has issues its first World Happiness Report, and countries all around the world like Bhutan, the UK, and China are issuing reports based on hundreds of thousands of interviews from people describing what makes them happy and why. These trends of studying well being — the science and economics of happiness — have entered the workforce. More and more research is proving that employees who are happy, who feel a sense of meaning and purpose at their work, are more productive and valuable for their employers. Based on his Mashable article (and upcoming book from Tarcher/Penguin), The Value of a Happiness Economy, John will teach you why the global trend of analyzing well being is so critical for employers to understand, and how they can utilize existing tools to measure and improve their employee’s happiness.
“Great keynote! High energy and extremely knowledgeable in his field. Super friendly and reliable. He was flexible with our meeting schedule and very transparent throughout the entire process.”
“John C. Havens brings so much to a stage appearance. His professionalism, presence and ease with performing on a stage means he is relaxed and sets anyone else he shares a stage with at ease. His story and message is inspirational and seductive and makes you think long and hard about how you can do good and live better everyday. Oh an you must get him to play his harmonica!”
“We all left with a mission to live our values and think about the implications of how we use technology on a daily basis, while being mindful of how advances in technology may affect our lives both positively and negatively.”
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“John C. Havens, a regular on the social media circuit, former actor and speaker extraordinairre, knows how to effectively use storytelling and humor to connect with his audience.”
“[John] energetically presents a roadmap for companies on how to leverage social media to grow their business.”
“…without a doubt one of the best presenters I’ve ever seen.”
“…a rare breed who is able to communicate complex concepts in simple and entertaining terms.”
“Thank you so much for your dynamic and engaging presentation. I think you hit all the marks; technology, data, healthcare, patient care – while keeping it real, and always reminding us of the value of humanity. Your presentation was not only educational and fun, but also inspiring and motivating. I wanted more! And, so did our staff.”
“Great presentation, timely information, presentation skills (the best). The audience loved John and in response invited him to attend other conference functions.”