Mike Walsh is a leading authority on emerging technologies and markets. Technology’s future is an essential subject for investors and businesses, and Mike Walsh provides a front-row seat.
Amy Henry is a born-and-bred Texan and a formidable businesswoman who has spent the past 10 years working for leading technology companies across the United States.
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.
Stefan Sagmeister is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer who is best known for his album covers, posters and his uniquely packaged and designed books. He has designed album covers for Lou Reed, OK Go, The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, Aerosmith and Pat Metheny.
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.
Early on at Netflix, I spent ridiculous amounts of time convincing all the DVD player manufacturers (Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, et al) to include a coupon good for three free rentals in their boxes.
Martina defeated all the odds and became one of the greatest tennis stars of all time. She won 59 Grand Slams, including a record 9 Wimbledons.
Kevin O’Leary’s reputation was built on vision, investment smarts and a drive to succeed. In addition to being one of the Dragons, O’Leary is a ‘Shark’ on the ABC show, Shark Tank.
The speaking market has exploded over the last ten years, to the point where nearly every new author wants to start giving speeches at the corporate level. For a buyer of keynote speakers, it is increasingly difficult to find fresh speakers who are very good at giving presentations.
Bruce has helped create some of the world’s most compelling brands : Hasbro, Nike, American Express, Charles Schwabb, Citicorp, Discovery Networks, Bacardi, Sol Melia Hotels, Azamara Club Cruises.
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.
Joe Terranova is a series regular on CNBC sFast Moneyand the chief market strategist for Virtus Investment Partners, a $25 billion Hartford-based asset management firm.
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.
Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Lisa has captured a special place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit.
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.
Chris Sharma’s preternatural climbing ability and visionary first ascents have earned him an enduring reputation as one of the world’s best rock climbers. This American professional athlete, ambassador and entrepreneur from Santa Cruz, California, has been on a global odyssey, now two decades in the making, in search of the planet’s most difficult and beautiful rock climbs.
Whether we need to make better business decisions, find innovative solutions to big challenges, or transform our lives, collective intelligence is the key to making quicker, wiser, more objective decisions. And when it comes to collective intelligence, Dr. Lior Zoref is the authority to turn to. Dr. Zoref is a researcher, advisor, TED speaker, and author of the best-selling book, Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything.
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health leader. He is CEO of the non-profit-seeking health care venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase to deliver better outcomes, satisfaction, and cost efficiency in care. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
As a young achiever Rex Pemberton has learnt the power of compelling goals and strong belief. On May 31, 2005 Rex made history by becoming the youngest Australian to climb to the summit of Mt Everest, after raising in excess of $100, 000 to support his dream. Having delivered significant Return on Investment to his sponsors, Rex raised a second 100k of funding to support his successful quest becoming the 3rd youngest person in the world to climb the highest mountain on all seven continents.
Dr. Hugh Herr, a double amputee after a rock climbing accident, now heads the Biomechatronics research group at the MIT Media Lab. He is creating bionic prostheses that emulate natural limbs—and are having a dramatic impact on eliminating disabilities and empowering people. The “Leader of the Bionic Age” according to TIME magazine, his work in the emerging field of biomechatronics—technology that marries human physiology with electromechanics—is revolutionizing the way we approach human limitations.