In today’s competitive market, fitting in is no longer an option. Your organization has to change the way people do business in order to stand out from the rest. Need some help staying ahead of the curve? These Disruption Speakers are a talented mix of Futurists, Innovators & Marketing Experts who know just what it takes to stand out in an overly saturated marketplace. These thought leaders will inspire your team to make bold decisions and stay up-to-date in today’s rapidly changing world.
Top Digital Transformation & Motivational Speaker, #1 Bestselling Author & Futurist
#1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 50 countries and reached 25 million people this decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Erik Qualman has been called the Digital Dale Carnegie and the Tony Robbins of Tech. His entertaining, educating, and empowering style is made possible by his revolutionary video-storytelling capability.
His business books are used in over 200 universities and have been translated into 8 languages. He has received an honorary doctorate for his groundbreaking work. Qualman was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs. NYU Stern signified Qualman is to digital leadership what Deming is to quality and Drucker is to management. Read More…
Topics Include: Social Media & Online Marketing, Futurists, Innovation & Creativity
The Social Media Sommelier, Digital Marketing Guru *In Partnership with CAA
Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Gary is the New York Times best-selling author of Crush It!, The Thank You Economy and Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund.
Gary also currently hosts The #AskGaryVee Show, a way of providing as much value as possible by taking questions about social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses and giving his answers based on a lifetime of building successful, multi-million dollar companies. Read more…
Topics Include: Social Media & Online Marketing, Disruption, Communication Skills
Innovation in the Era of Disruptive Acceleration
Jim Carroll is the world’s leading global futurist, trends and innovation expert, with a massive global blue chip client list. Over the last 25 years, more than 2 million people have shared his insight with his events on stage. His clients include NASA, Disney, Mercedes Benz, the World Government Summit organized by the Prime Minister of the UAE, BASF, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the National Australia Bank, and hundreds more. Jim has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of industries, associations, professions, companies and individuals.
People have shared his insight with highly energized presentations in Tokyo, Zurich, Dubai, Munich, Palm Springs, Sydney, Cayman Islands, Los Angeles, Miami, Costa Rica, London, Nassau, Sao Paolo, Munich, New York, Vancouver, Stockholm, Budapest; everything from small Board-level sessions with 12 people; to high level CEO leadership meetings. Read More…
Topics Include: Strategic Planning, Futurists, Disruption Speakers
Business and Technology Visionary
Leonard Brody is a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist and best-selling author. He has helped in raising millions of dollars for startup companies, been through one of the largest internet IPOs in history and has been involved in the building, financing and/or sale of five companies to date. Much critical acclaim has followed him in his endeavours. At Onvia Canada (where he was part of the initial executive) the company was voted Canadas number one startup in 2000 and subsequently closed a $240 Million IPO on NASDAQ.
In addition, at Marqui, where Leonard was Chief Advisor, the company was rated as the best new technology company in the country in 2003. Currently, Leonard is Co-CEO and a Director of NowPublic which is one of the pioneers in citizen journalism and quickly becoming one of the largest news agencies in the world. Read More…
Topics Include: Social Media & Online Marketing, Futurists, Business Entrepreneurship
Professor, NYU Stern School of Business; Founder and Executive Director of the NYU Innovation Lab
Luke Williams joined New York University Stern School of Business in September 2012 as Executive Director of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab and Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He was previously an adjunct professor. Professor Williams is also a Fellow at frog design. Professor Williams is a leading consultant, educator and speaker specializing in disruptive innovation.
He is the author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business. For more than a decade, he has worked internationally with industry leaders such as American Express, GE, Sony, Crocs, Virgin, Disney and Hewlett-Packard to develop new products, services and brands. Read More…
Topics Include: Marketing, Business Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity
Top Business Speaker and Entertainment Speaker, CEO of MoviePass, and Co-Founding Executive of Netflix
Mitch Lowe invested in and became CEO of MoviePass, Inc. in June 2016. MoviePass is a Movie Theater subscription service and is headquartered in New York City. Mitch was a founding Executive at Netflix, Inc., serving as Netflix’s Entertainment Domain Expert and as Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Alliances from 1998 to 2003. In 2003 Mitch joined the investment group at McDonald’s to co-lead as COO and then as President, at Redbox.
Since then Mitch has made many personal investments in start-ups primarily in the entertainment, blockchain and social space. Mitch is passionate about the success and business fulfillment of people in large businesses as well as first-time entrepreneurs. Read More…
Topics Include: CEO’s & Business Leaders, Disruption Speakers, Innovation & Creativity
Futurist & Founder of the X Prize Foundation
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” – by Fortune Magazine. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight. Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice- Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan.
He is also the Co- Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges. Read more…
Topics Include: Futurists, Innovation & Creativity, Disruption Speakers
Co-author, Mavericks at Work; Co-founder, Management Lab; Founding Writer, Fast Company
All change goes against the rules. Polly LaBarre arms leaders with a Maverick Manual to hack the status quo and ramp up originality, invention and game-changing disruption. The true work of leadership, she says, is inspiring, unleashing, and amplifying human creativity, passion, and resourcefulness – creating a cultural DNA where the response to change happens almost as fast as change itself. Co-author of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win and founding team member of Fast Company magazine.
Polly is also a top speaker who leaves audiences with actionable lessons from organizations and leaders who are transforming their cultures and industries by breaking the rules and harnessing the human element. She inspires people to engage and reimagine the challenges they face, become fearless experimenters, and rethink the work of leadership. Read More…
Topics Include: CEO’s & Business Leaders, Management, Futurists
Founder of Travelocity.com, founding Chairman of Kayak.com and current Chairman for Wayblazer, a company designed around innovation and travel
Best known for founding Travelocity.com and serving as founding Chairman of Kayak.com, Terry Jones has become a powerful voice in the world of entrepreneurship through his numerous speaking engagements and the publication of his book, ON Innovation. His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation in our increasingly digital world. A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Jones, began his career as a travel agent, spent 24 years at American Airlines in marketing and information technology.
While at SABRE he led a team of six working on a project that became Travelocity.com. Jones served as CEO of Travelocity for seven years transforming it to a public company with three billion dollars in travel sales. He left Travelocity when the company was taken private and became part of the founding team at Kayak.com. Read More…
Topics: CEO’s & Business Leaders, Social Media & Online Marketing, Business Entrepreneurship
Global Equity Investor & Yale University Lecturer, Author
Vikram Mansharamani first gained widespread attention with his book Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst. Since then he’s gone on to show business leaders and investors how to look at the world differently in order to manage risk and navigate radical uncertainty. His strategies help them peer into the future on crucial areas like China, food, the global economy, Africa, housing, investing, financial cycles, energy, and much more. So valuable are his insights that LinkedIn named Vikram #1 on their 10 Top Voices in Money & Finance for 2015 and 2016.
Vikram believes that the future doesn’t have to surprise us – and won’t – if we regularly step away from our expertise and look at the world through multiple lenses. He calls this the generalist’s mindset. When encountering information that seems irrelevant most people think, “So what?!” Generalists think instead, “Isn’t that interesting,” and look to connect disparate dots. Read More…
Topics: Finance & Insurance, Business Entrepreneurship, Disruption Speakers
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