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.
Invite Richard Branson to be a guest speaker, and meet the face, spirit, and entrepreneurial mastermind behind Virgin. Richard Branson has a unique vision, competitive style, and showy nature.
Arthur Levitt, who is a member of the board of Bloomberg LP, is the host of Bloomberg Radio’s A Closer Look with Arthur Levitt, a weekly program featuring one-on-one interviews with the brightest minds in business and politics. Recent guests that have joined Levitt include Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker, both former chairmen of the U.S.
Jeremy Rifkin is a frequent keynote speaker for governments, businesses, labor and civic forums. He has lectured at hundreds of the world’s leading corporations as well as more than 200 universities in some 30 countries in the past 30 years.
Matt McFadyen is a motivational speaker and the youngest Australian ever to reach the North Pole. As a keynote speaker and facilitator Matt has worked with organizations all over the world to engage, align and inspire leaders and their teams. As a storyteller Matt McFadyen is world class; inspirational, relevant, and memorable.
Mark Thompson is co-founder & CEO of Richard Branson’s Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub for Virgin Unite, and Board of Directors of Best Buy, Korn Ferry, & Interwoven (HP).
Ram Charan is a highly sought after business adviser and keynote speaker, famous among senior executives for his uncanny ability to solve their toughest business problems. For more than 35 years, Dr. Charan has worked with top executives at some of the world’s most successful companies.
Erik Wahl is an artist. But how does Erik Wahl combine his worlds of graffiti art and business? How does he shift from being an artistic iconoclast to a salient keynote speaker for corporations? How is he in-demand as one of the most requested speakers in the world on the subjects of creativity, change, leadership and the psychology of performance?
After working at almost 20 odd jobs, that included waitressing, she decided to start her own business. So she took a $1000 loan from her wealthy boyfriend at that time and used that to co-create a business in real estate which she called ‘The Corcoran Group’. By mid 1970s Barbara Corcoran started publishing ‘The Corcoran Report’ that featured real estate data developments. Later on her boyfriend ran away with her secretary but left Corcoran with a thriving business and no regrets. Corcoran had laudable entrepreneurial skills as she managed to turn a $1000 into billions. In 2001, the real estate mogul sold her real estate company to NRT LLC for seventy million dollars.
Nierenberg has created the unique experiential learning event called “The Music Paradigm,” in which an orchestra is used as a metaphor for any dynamic organization. With executives seated among musicians, Nierenberg leads a series of exercises, carefully crafted to address the sponsoring organization’s specific issues. It provides a creative framework for rethinking leadership style, philosophies, and effectiveness.
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.
Mr. Cashman joined Korn Ferry in 2006 via its acquisition of LeaderSource, a firm he founded and ranked as one of the top three in leadership development globally. Between 2006 and 2008, Korn Ferry, LeaderSource, Lominger International, and Lore International joined forces to create a premier global leadership and talent consulting practice.
Peter Sheahan – keynote speaker at over 2000 global conferences, Founder of ChangeLabs, author of six books. Top 25 Most Influential Speakers via National Speakers Association. Known for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership, addressing the challenges of growing a business in rapidly-changing times, with clients like Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, and Pfizer.
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.
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.
Frank Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. “The Nostradamus of pollsters,” said Sir David Frost, while Time Magazine named him one of “50 of America’s most promising leaders aged 40 and under,” and Newsweek identified him as #24 (tied) on their 2010 Power Elite survey. And this year, he finished #87th in a Time magazine global poll of the “most influential people in the world.”
Called the “Apostle of appreciation” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books. All In, The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution by Simon & Schuster have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His work has been called a “must read for modern managers,” by Larry King of CNN.
Jason Jennings is one of the most prolific business and leadership authors in the world, and his greatest thrill is helping lead individuals and companies to their full economic potential. He has studied over 100,000 corporations, and founded Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, a consulting firm that became the world’s largest media consultancy. His legendary programming and sales strategies are credited with revolutionizing many parts of the broadcasting industry.
Former football player Dan Clark is the primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and author of twenty of his own books, including the highly acclaimed, Forgotten Fundamentals and the inspirational Puppies for Sale which was made into a film by Paramount Studios starring Jack Lemmon. As a master storyteller, Dan Clark has been published in more than 30 million books in 30 languages worldwide.