Keynote speaker Mike Walsh discusses how the hospitality industry will change in the future. The history of technology is littered with buzzwords—but while innovations like artificial intelligence may get a lot of hype, they do also promise to alter the environments in which we live and work.
Brought to you in partnership with CAA, Gary Vaynerchuk is the 35 year old “King of Social Media.” Vaynerchuk is one of the first Facebook users that maxed-out his friend limit, with over 17,000 requests pending. He also has close to a million followers on Twitter and was included in Business Week’s list of the top 20 people every entrepreneur should follow.
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.
Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and Lecturer at Yale University. Dr. Mansharamani teaches the seminar “Financial Booms & Busts” to Yale College undergraduates, an extremely popular course as indicated by student reviews and enrollment. He is also the author of BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst.
Ron Kaufman is the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and building service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker Magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients on every continent for more than twenty years. His energetic keynote speeches and workshops have inspired millions.
Bob Parsons is an American entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Go Daddy group of companies, including domain name registrar GoDaddy.com, reseller registrar Wild West Domains and Blue Razor Domains. Other affiliated companies include Domains by Proxy, a domain privacy company, and Starfield Technologies, the business’s technology development arm. As of September 2013, he has an estimated worth of $1.9 billion. Parsons is also the CEO and founder of YAM Worldwide, which is home to his entrepreneurial ventures in the fields of powersports, golf, real estate and marketing.
Dr. Nido Qubein came to the United States as a teenager with little knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His journey has been an amazing success story. The Biography Channel and CNBC aired his life story titled “A Life of Success and Significance.”
Dr. Kevin Freiberg is the president of San Diego Consulting Group, Inc., a professional speaking and consulting firm dedicated to equipping leaders for a world of change. For over 25 years, Kevin has been profiling revolutionary business leaders in some of the world’s most innovative companies. He has successfully turned those profiles into roadmaps that help clients create their own revolutionary strategies for growth.
Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and executive consulting. Lencioni is the author of ten best-selling books with over three million copies sold. After ten years in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be a fixture on national best seller lists. His latest book, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, was released in March and became an immediate national best seller.
Gary Kovacs is AVG’s recently appointed chief executive officer and a managing director of our management board. Prior to joining AVG, Mr. Kovacs served as chief executive officer of Mozilla Corporation, where he led the overall direction of the organization and the Firefox web browser.
Terry Jones founded Travelocity.com. He led the company as President and was Chief Executive Officer from its founding until May 2002. Previously, Jones served as Chief Information Officer at Sabre Inc. In his 24 years at Sabre, Jones held various executive positions including President of Computer Services, Vice President of Applications Development and Vice President of Product Development.
Kent Moors is Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy at Duquesne University, where he is also Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment. An internationally recognized expert in oil and gas policy/finance and risk assessment, Dr. Moors is also president of ASIDA, Inc, a global oil and gas consulting firm, and executive managing partner of Risk Management Associates, International, LLP, a global management advisory and training service.
Afterburner are utilized by elite military teams around the world, the Flawless Execution model is a proven success tool for high-stakes missions that allow for zero failure. It integrates sound organizational development and combat-proven methodologies into the processes and actions of all team members. The result is a refined process that produces achievable goals and, ultimately, a successful outcome.
Tali Sharot’s keynote career centers around sharing the research she has completed regarding human thought processes and interaction. The cognitive neuroscientist and author is a Faculty Member at the University College London and graduated from New York University with both a B.A in psychology and economics as well as a Ph.D in psychology and neuroscience. Her findings in the field of human memory, optimism and the decision-making process have been published in numerous scholarly journals and featured in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine.
Bobby is a different type of dealmaker – with over 20 years’ experience in the consumer sector across three key aspects – as an entrepreneur who has built a leisure business from scratch into a well-known national brand, as an investor partner in an established private equity investment fund, and as an advisor in a major US investment bank.
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.
Ryan Estis is a Business Performance Expert and Keynote Speaker helping companies, leaders and sellers more effectively connect to their two most important audiences: employees and customers. Regarded as one of The Top 100 Keynote Speakers in America the Ryan Estis experience blends interaction, energy and actionable content designed to elevate business outcomes.
When Ty was 21 years old, he and his brother Scott started a business in direct sales, which they built to over $20 million in annual revenue while still in their twenties. Since that time, he has developed over 500 sales managers globally with sales and leadership in 37 countries. As a young entrepreneur, Ty continues to engage his team’s focus to grow sales. He uses the power of influence and storytelling to get buy-in to the vision of growing their multimillion-dollar sales organization.
John Winsor is a leading strategic marketing and product innovation thinker especially known for his work in collaboration, co-creation and crowdsourcing. He is also a respected author of Baked In: The Power of Aligning Marketing and Product Innovation, Spark: Be more Innovative through Co-Creation and Beyond the Brand: Why Engaging the Right Customers is Essential to Winning in Business.
Jim Carroll is one of the world’s leading international futurists, trends and innovation experts, providing strategic guidance and insight to some of most prestigious organizations in the world for over twenty years. He is recognized worldwide as a “thought leader” and authority on: global trends, rapid business model change, business transformation in a period of economic uncertainty and the necessity for fast paced innovation.