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.
Andrew McAfee : The Second Machine Age
Andrew McAfee studies how IT changes how companies perform, organize themselves, compete at higher levels, and how computerization affects competition, society, economy, & workforce.
Ross Shafer : Relevant Report
Ross Shafer is one of the most sought after keynote speakers and seminar leaders on the subjects of Customer Empathy, Personal Motivation, and Business Relevance. He speaks extensively about transforming leadership, customer experience, and is a leading professional public speaker.
Mark Thompson : Virgin Unite
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).
Howard Putnam is the former CEO of the highly successful Southwest Airlines whose foundation and culture places people first. Later, when recruited to be the CEO of failing Braniff International, he was the 1st CEO to successfully restructure a major airline into, through, and out of Chapter 11.
Nido Qubein : Business Growth
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.”
Kevin Freiberg : Leadership
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.
Garrison Wynn started his career as a salesperson and marketer in the branch office of a Fortune 500 company. His insight into human behavior and his ability to build powerful relationships eventually made him a highly-sought after speaker, with clients including AMEX, UPS & Shell Oil.
John Caslione : Global Business Strategist
With a specific expertise in India and China, John Caslione provides hands-on experience with a keen focus on how US and European firms can develop strategies to succeed as they grow globally. His highly valued presentations are dynamic, information-packed, and sought after by CEOs and audiences from around the world seeking current, first-hand knowledge of global business markets.
Barbara Corcoran : Entrepreneur
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.
Terry Jones : Travelocity
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.
Josh Linkner : Find Your Spark
Josh Linkner is one of the most successful tech entrepreneurs out there. But now he’s given himself a new mission: help businesses discover their creative mojo.
Adrian Gostick : The Carrot Principle
Adrian Gostick is an employee engagement / recognition expert exploring this difficult to gauge element of business. Finding and keeping an engaged and satisifed workforce is one of the biggest challenges of modern business.
Afterburner : Business High Performance
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 Hashemi : Business Growth
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.
Jack Uldrich : Futurist Speaker
Jack Uldrich speaks to business, nonprofit and educational audiences about future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change, management and leadership.
Sir Terry Leahy : TESCO
Sir Terry Leahy is the man behind one of the most successful turn-arounds in retail history – bringing Tescos back from the dead. He wrote the recently published “Management in 10 Words.” Sir Terry Leahy encourages quality leadership throughout all ranks of an organization — and fills you in on how to get there.
Mike Abrashoff : Navy Captain
Publications from Fast Company to the Harvard Business Review have called it one of the most remarkable examples of organizational transformation: Mike Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing Navy ship in the Pacific Fleet and made it #1 in twelve months – using the very same crew.
Ryan Estis Speaker & Business Performance Expert
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.
Ty Bennett : Leadership
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.