Steve Wozniak is a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist. He helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. Essentially he was the electrical engineer behind Apple, and was partners with Steve Jobs.
Andreas Ekström is a futurist and commentator on digital revolution. His passion is to educate for digital equality and he aims to understand the companies and behaviours that have become culturally, technologically and commercially drivers of change at all levels of society. Andreas wants to see a world in which we share the wealth – not only financially, but also in terms of knowledge and influence.
Vivek Wadhwa is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. Based in Silicon Valley, he researches exponentially advancing technologies that are soon going to change our world. He also an excellent innovation and technology speaker.
Max Levchin is a computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. His experience founding and managing companies like PayPal and Glow have allowed him to develop high-quality talks focused around business and technology.
Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years.
Bob speaks about leadership, creativity, culture, and organizational agility. His talks all center around a larger mission of building better organizations for a better world.
Andrew, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is a globally recognized expert on green business strategy, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and CNBC. He has advised some of the world’s leading companies, including Bank of America, Bayer, Boeing, Bridgestone, HP, Johnson & Johnson, and Pepsi.
David Stillman has been called on by business executives, politicians and the media to share his expertise on how best to bridge generational gaps for over twenty years. David has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show as well as NPR and in Fast Company, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.”
Aaron Dignan brings deep insights about the digital forces disrupting decades of tradition, changing the game for corporations. Consulting clients include GE, Pepsico, Ford, Virgin, Inbev.
Gabe Zichermann is the chair of the Gamification Summit where top thought leaders in this burgeoning industry gather to share knowledge and insight. Gabe’s next book contains the most cutting-edge strategies about how the mechanics of games will start to affect how businesses will engage audiences, with a section dedicated to customer service.
Irene Aldridge is an investment consultant, published author, a portfolio manager and a recognized expert on the subjects of quantitative investing and high-frequency trading. Her latest research on market fairness in the presence of high-frequency traders has just been published in the Journal of Trading.
Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading technology speakers and business strategists. He is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients understand how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous untapped opportunities.
Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and visionary business advisor. As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, he has been insightfully forecasting the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading global futurists. He has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies.
Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. He founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create an on-demand information management service that would replace traditional enterprise software technology. Benioff is now regarded as one of the pioneers of cloud computing and has been instrumental in driving businesses to transform into customer companies by embracing social and mobile cloud technologies to connect with customers, partners, employees and even products in new ways.
David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist and information designer, working across print, advertising, TV and web. His information design work has appeared in over forty publications internationally including The Guardian, Wired and Die Zeit.
Chris Brogan is a sought-after keynote speaker who has addressed crowds of thousands, been on the Dr Phil show, and once presented to a princess. Chris has consulted with companies you know like Disney, Microsoft, Coke, Titleist, Pepsico, Google, Motorola, and many more.
Jack Uldrich speaks to business, nonprofit and educational audiences about future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change, management and leadership.