John Ellis is a top technology and futurist virtual keynote speaker, best-selling author, software expert, and former Head of the Ford Developer Program with Ford Motor Company. His work in the field inspired the book The Zero Dollar Car: How the Revolution in Big Data will Change Your Life, a #1 Amazon Best Seller (Auto Industry Book. For the past 19 years, he has been the managing director of the industry consultant firm Ellis & Associates.
Risha Grant is a top diversity and inclusion keynote speaker, founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm, and author of That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures. Through her interactive keynotes and deep-dive training sessions, Risha teaches and empowers attendees with D&I tools to increase their bottom line.
Jeff DeGraff is a top innovation keynote speaker, author, Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and founder of the Innovatrium. His simultaneously creative and pragmatic approach to making innovation happen has led clients and colleagues to dub him the “Dean of Innovation.”
Tan Le is a top innovation and business keynote speaker, technology entrepreneur, author, and founder and CEO of EMOTIV. She is one of the most influential pioneers in the emerging field of brain-computer interface. She has won numerous awards, including Young Australian of the Year in 1998, Australia’s 30 Most Successful Women Under 30, Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company in 2010, and Forbes 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011.
Jeremy Bloom is a 3x World Champion, 2x Olympic Skier and former football player for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is the founder of Wish of a Lifetime, a charity that grants lifelong wishes to senior citizens. He is also the CEO of Integrate, a venture backed marketing software company.
Bill Benjamin is a top emotional intelligence keynote speaker and a thought leader on the subjects of leadership and peak performance. Bill spends time working with senior leaders and their teams at Fortune 500 companies helping them overcome the barriers that often hold them back from reaching their full potential.
Dirk Ahlborn is a top innovation keynote speaker and the founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. Dirk has spoken about innovation, the future of transport, and the future of building companies in the internet age at 80+ conferences worldwide.
Dr. Marcus Collins is a top marketing virtual keynote speaker, award-winning advertiser, Head of Planning at Wieden+Kennedy New York, former Head of Digital Strategy for Beyoncé, and a Marketing Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Over the last decade, Marcus has helped “blue-chip” brands (like McDonald’s, Google, AB-InBev, and Peloton) bridge the academic-practitioner gap to create contagious marketing ideas that excite people to take action.
An authentic, riveting and impactful virtual keynote speaker, Wema Hoover uses her lived experiences as a Black female senior executive working both in the US and abroad to provide practical insights, perspectives and actions enabling organizations to realize the true potential of diversity and inclusion.
Omar Johnson is a top marketing and branding virtual keynote speaker, entrepreneur, former CMO at Beats by Dre, and former VP Marketing at Apple. Adweek named Johnson a “Brand Genius,” and Business Insider named him one of the “Most Innovative CMO’s.”
Founder & CEO of Brit + Co, a digital media and commerce company that provides tools to teach, inspire and enable creativity among and engaged audience of millennial women.
New York Times bestselling author. Now one of the bestselling business books in the world, it’s translated into 12 languages with over 750,000 copies sold. “A Colossal Failure of Common Sense” is ranked by the CFA Institute in the “Top 20” Books All-Time in Finance.
Rebecca Ryan is a top futurist keynote speaker, economist, author, and a “human sparkplug”. Rebecca is the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation and at the Association for Government Risk Pools (AGRiP). She’s a Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.
David Houle is a futurist, thinker and keynote speaker. He has keynoted numerous conferences across the country and internationally.
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Michael Rogers was previously a United States Navy admiral and has become a top expert and keynote speaker on national and cyber security. As the former director of the NSA, Rogers understands the cyber threats that we might face in the future and actively speaks on how we can be better prepared for this change.
Ms. Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on global climate change. She was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-2016.
Chef Ben has been the star chef on Bravo’s hit reality TV Show, “Below Deck” for five seasons. He is famous across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australasia for being the witty, irascible, cocksure head chef on some of the world’s most luxurious ocean-going yachts.
Jim Kwik is the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. For two decades, he has served as the mental coach to students, seniors, entrepreneurs, and educators, and as advisor to many of the world’s leading CEOs and celebrities.
America cares more about pronouns than the fate of Afghan women.
Darren Hardy is an American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine.