Alexander Blass

Wharton and Oxford-educated, Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American innovator. He has traveled to over 50 countries and appeared in hundreds of media outlets. He is the grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s “Top Innovator of the Year” Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving” for inventing person-to-person “crowd” fundraising technology, which rapidly spread worldwide on the Internet and has helped countless people. He presently serves as CEO of the Innovation Institute of America, based near Washington, DC.

Alexander keynotes some of the world’s most prestigious conferences on innovation/creativity, leadership/change, business development and entrepreneurship. 

 
  

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I sat through Alexander’s presentation and I must say it was truly awesome. He communicated the message of innovation very clearly. I also found it very impressive—and he did it extremely well—that he localized his presentation for India which was absolutely great, and he really connected with the audience. I really appreciate it. Thank you!

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The Human Side of Innovation: How to Awaken Your Innovator Within

Leadership through innovation and creativity are no longer optional, but essential. Alexander Blass, grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, reveals how you can reinvent yourself and your company to get on the path to innovation today, think about what’s ...

Leadership through innovation and creativity are no longer optional, but essential. Alexander Blass, grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, reveals how you can reinvent yourself and your company to get on the path to innovation today, think about "what’s next" and challenge the status quo. In this captivating and high-energy keynote presentation delivered to executive audiences on five continents worldwide, you will:

  • Explore 5 essential principles and characteristics of leading innovators and companies;
  • Learn how you can infuse an innovative mindset and culture into your organization and your life, regardless of role or title
  • Discover where big ideas come from and how you can reinvent yourself as an innovator;
  • Study 4 fascinating case studies from different industries and countries;
  • Be inspired and educated by Alexander Blass’s story of how he won the Top Innovator of the Year Award
  • Invoke your passions and values to achieve your innovative and leadership potential

Innovation Explosion: how to Imagine and Sell Market-Dominating Products & Services

Particularly in challenging economic times, it is essential to be constantly innovating to stay ahead of the competition by coming up with creative new products and services to market and sell to your current and prospective customers. In this popular content-rich keynote presentation, you will: ...

 Particularly in challenging economic times, it is essential to be constantly innovating to stay ahead of the competition by coming up with creative new products and services to market and sell to your current and prospective customers. In this popular content-rich keynote presentation, you will:

  • Grasp the various types of innovation, such as incremental, revolutionary, breakthrough, and game-changing innovations;
  • Learn 7 specific and practical innovation and creativity strategies and methodologies that you can apply to your business immediately to develop big new ideas for innovative products and services;
  • Study 6 international case studies from various industries that have generated billions of dollars in sales, dominated their markets, and beaten their competition using these specific strategies

Breakthrough Sales and Marketing Strategies: How to Build Buzz and Get the World Talking

A decisive factor that separates companies with average sales from those with extraordinary sales is their ability to create fanatical, loyal customers and dominate “mindshare”. In this keynote presentation full of breakthrough strategies, you will: Study 5 sales and marketing sec ...

 A decisive factor that separates companies with average sales from those with extraordinary sales is their ability to create fanatical, loyal customers and dominate “mindshare”. In this keynote presentation full of breakthrough strategies, you will:

  • Study 5 sales and marketing secrets and strategies, plus 6 fascinating international case studies across industries and cultures;
  • Uncover innovative secrets to generating unparalleled excitement and free worldwide media coverage and publicity for your business;
  • Learn how to build innovative “buzz” marketing & viral campaigns, get the world talking, & render your competition obsolete;
  • Discover how innovative companies are using psychological principles and state-of-the-art online social media tools to harness the power of crowds and “people power” to market their brands and boost their sales;
  • Study innovative customer engagement strategies such as “gamification” and “crowdsourcing” to improve customer service;
  • Learn how to increase customer loyalty by creating powerful emotional connections between your products and customers.

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Wharton and Oxford-educated, Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American innovator. He has traveled to over 50 countries and appeared in hundreds of media outlets. He is the grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s “Top Innovator of the Year” Award, which credited him with “revolutionizing charitable giving” for inventing person-to-person “crowd” fundraising technology, which rapidly spread worldwide on the Internet and has helped countless people. He presently serves as CEO of the Innovation Institute of America, based near Washington, DC.

Alexander keynotes some of the world’s most prestigious conferences on innovation/creativity, leadership/change, business development and entrepreneurship. Examples include the Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum, the World Management Forum, the Mastercard Global Convention, the Aramco Innovation Convention, the European Conference on Creativity and Innovation, the Stars of Business Awards in Dubai, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Entrepreneurship Summit, EPIC in New York, E-VOLVE in Mexico, HR SUMMIT in Singapore, INNOCONF in Malaysia, the Business Leadership Forum in South America, and IBM INNOVATE in India to an audience of 2,000 people.

Alexander also received the Baltimore Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40 Executives” Award and the Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders Award. He was honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School of Business.

Previously, Alexander was a venture capitalist, strategy consultant, and software developer, beginning his career at KPMG Consulting. During his tenure as a venture capitalist, one of the fund’s portfolio companies went from a $500,000 fund investment to a nearly $500 million all-cash acquisition by a Fortune 50 corporation. He has worked with leading organizations on opportunities totaling over $1 billion, and made investment recommendations on over $100 million of emerging technologies for the U.S. government as an invited expert at the National Science Foundation.

He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Associated Press, BusinessWeek, FOX, The Independent, Voice of Africa, Khaleej Times, Dubai Eye, HRM Asia, Portafolio, Private Sector Qatar, and many more.

Alexander received an MBA from Oxford University in England. He also holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concurrently studied at theWharton School of Business.