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.
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.
Brett Favre started four years as quarterback at Southern Mississippi before he was drafted in the second round (33rd overall) by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 NFL Draft. Favre saw little action as a rookie and was traded to the Green Bay Packers the following season in exchange for a first round pick.
British adventurer, holder of several endurance records, first person to visit both North and South Poles by surface means and the first to cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, aged 65, he summitted Everest.
Chris Evert became the youngest tennis player to reach the semifinals of the U.S. championship in 1971. She reigned for 7 years as the #1 player in the world.
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.
Shawn Achor will show you how to use the science of happiness and human potential to raise levels of engagement, productivity, creativity and happiness at work.
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?
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.
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.
In 1995, Mark Cuban and long-time friend Todd Wagner came up with an internet based solution to not being able to listen to Hoosiers Basketball games out in Texas. That solution was Broadcast.com – streaming audio over the internet. In just four short years, Broadcast.com (then Audionet) would be sold to Yahoo for $5.6 billion dollars.
Motivational speaker Robyn Benincasa expresses inspires people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing team, or even start their own businesses. This is, after all, what she does best: inspire people to do amazing things. One of “California’s Fittest Women,” Robyn Benincasa has been breaking barriers and making an art form of extreme performance for years.
Speaker Caroline Casey brings a unique blend of leadership and vision to the business and political world in relation to promoting the abilities of those with disabilities on a national and international level. She has received several high profile awards in recognition of her work worldwide. She became the first Irish person to be appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2006.
Joe Simpson brings his powerful stories to the corporate sector to provide motivation for any business audience. He has a reputation on the speaking circuit which is second to none. Joe has been interviewed on Hardtalk, Letterman and Oprah.
Mark Spitz won 11 Olympic medals in 1968 and 1972. After winning two Gold Medals in the 1968 Olympics in relay events and a silver and bronze in his individual events, Mark knew he had to do more to prove he was the greatest swimmer in the world.
Motivational speaker Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympics a few years later in 1984. She went on to compete in the 1988, 1992 and 2000 Olympics, winning an Olympic medal every time.
Erik Stolhanske, an actor, writer and producer, is a member of Broken Lizard, a well-known comedy group. He is probably most recognizable in his role as “Rabbit” in the hit comedy Super Troopers.
Keith Ferrazzi was previously Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sales at Starwood Hotels, where he oversaw marketing activities for global brands including Sheraton, Westin, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, and W Hotels. Ferrazzi also served as Chief Marketing Officer for Deloitte Consulting, a leading global management consulting firm, where he developed and managed the industry’s first globally integrated marketing organization.
Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology – which she uses to sample her cello onstage – and for her DIY approach, releasing her music online without the help of a record label.
David Nour is a social networking strategist and one of the foremost thought leaders on the quantifiable value of business relationships. In a global economy that is becoming increasingly disconnected, David and his team are solving global client challenges with Strategic Relationship Planning™ and Enterprise Social Networking best practices.