Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership. Backed by 20 years of unparalleled experience, Wakeman’s philosophy offers a new lens through which employees and executives alike, can shift their attention inward, sharpen their focus on personal accountability, and uncover their natural state of innovation simply by ditching the drama.
Zeynep Ton is an adjunct associate professor in the operations management group at MIT Sloan School of Management and the author of The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs & Boost Profits. Before MIT Sloan, she spent seven years on the faculty at Harvard Business School.
Sean is a Physicist, decathlete, political advisor, and TED fellow. He is originally from New Zealand where he ran for national elected office and helped start New Zealand’s first nanotech company. Sean studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he received a PhD for his research on the mathematical patterns that underlie modern war.
As managing director of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council, Erik Peterson stands at the intersection of business and policy. “We’re in the midst of simultaneous and systemic change at a number of levels—geopolitical, social, economic, technology—all of which are critical to the future of business,” Erik says. “Especially now, we’re all in a race to a highly uncertain and tumultuous future filled with profound opportunities and threats.”
Margaret Brennan has reported on politics, international affairs, and global markets for nearly two decades. Currently the moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation and the network’s senior foreign affairs correspondent, she is one of the most visible faces in political news today and only the second-ever female host of the 63-year-old program. Brennan focuses on offering a fact-based review of the day’s biggest ongoing news as well as breaking stories, and draws on her extensive global experience to provide an unbiased, big-picture look at the issues that matter now. She skillfully connects waves passing through Washington to larger global tides turning and remaking culture, politics, the global economy, and more.
Former Senior Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, World Bank Official, and Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Harry Broadman has been at the forefront of many of the most critical global business and policy decisions over the past three decades. He shares a compelling perspective on opportunities and risks shaping our economic future.
Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and the co-founder of TalentSmart, the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training, serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies. His best-selling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries.
Sophia is a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Sophia was activated on April 19, 2015 and made her first public appearance at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in mid-March 2016 in Austin, Texas, United States. She is able to display more than 50 facial expressions.
Educated at McGill & Oxford University, degrees in economics and finance. Specializes in consumer finance and banking, capital markets regulation, and multi-sided markets. Testimonial: “Diego was a brilliant mix of deep knowledge, humor, stories and timing. His speech was a 10 out of 10. Everyone loved him.” CEO, Fidelity Keynote Speech Sample: Topics: The future […]
Carly Fiorina is a tested leader and excellent speaker on politics, business, and global affairs. As CEO of HP, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business and the first outsider to lead HP. She campaigned to be President of the United States in 2016.
Parag Khanna: a global strategist, CNN Contributor, managing partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geo-strategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder of a leading content branding agency.
John Mauldin is a renowned financial expert, a New York Times best-selling author, and a pioneering online commentator. Each week, over 1 million readers turn to Mauldin for his penetrating view on Wall Street, global markets, and economic history.
Brian Solis is a dynamic and engaging speaker with an extensive portfolio of topics that cover business leadership and transformation, disruptive technology, new, social and mobile media, connected consumerism, and the evolution of the digital lifestyle in culture and society.
National Football League’s (NFL) only five-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection.
One of the most trusted and widely-recognized conservative voices, Laura Ingraham offers a passionate and captivating look at the world today that invariably has audiences talking long after her presentation.Laura Ingraham is the most listened-to woman in political talk radio in the United States. The Laura Ingraham Show is heard on hundreds of stations nationwide and has been addicting legions of listeners since its launch in 2001.
Pippa Malmgren regularly visits with leading policy-makers among the offices of heads of government, the boards of central banks and elected and appointed officials among the G7 countries in order to discern how the political and policy environment will influence prices in financial markets.
In 2015 Martin Lindstrom was hired by NBC’s Today Show to turn around mom-and-pop stores in just 24 hours. Operating under NBC’s News section everything has to be real, no cheating, cutting, or acting. Only year later, every single business Martin touched has turned into a success story. A near bankrupt food truck turned into a national restaurant chain. A corner store became a national sensation. All based on simple, yet immensely powerful, advice from the world’s #1 branding expert.
Erica is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She evaluates emerging social, technological, economic, political, demographic and environmental trends – and identifies the strategic implications (the “So what?”) of those trends for several of the most influential Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and public sector clients.
John Rossman is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Seattle, specializing in technology strategy, multi-channel operations scaling and platform enablement in multiple industries including retail, service and public sector. With more than 26 years of technology strategy, design, implementation and operating experience, Mr. Rossman has led several complex businesses and programs resulting in innovative business models.
Jay Baer, CSP has spent 23 years in digital marketing and customer experience, consulting for more than 700 companies during that period, including 32 of the FORTUNE 500. His current firm – Convince & Convert – provides digital marketing advice and online customer service advice and counsel to some of the world’s most important brands like The United Nations, Allstate, Cisco, and Cabela’s.