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Tim Berners-Lee | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Inventor of the World Wide Web; One of TIME Magazine's "Top 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century"; Founder, World Wide Web Consortium

One of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,” Tim Berners-Lee is the ultimate innovator who created the most powerful communication medium in the world—the World Wide Web. His visionary work has transformed ... More >

Jimmy Wales | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Founder, Wikipedia; U.S. Internet Entrepreneur and Wiki Pioneer; One of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”; Wikipedia is the 5th Most Popular Website in the World

Today Wikipedia is the 5th Most Popular Website in the WORLD, and Leading Technology Futurist and Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales is one of the most sought after visionaries in business and technology. Named one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential ... More >

Michael Eisner | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Iconic Business Leader, Entertainment Innovator, and Entrepreneur; Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Company (1984-2005); Founder & CEO, The Tornante Company

Michael Eisner teaches audiences how to develop corporate creativity and strategically invest in innovation, based on his experiences as CEO of Disney and as Founder of The Tornante Company, a fund to invest in and develop companies in the media and ... More >

Al Gore | HWA Exclusive Speaker

45th Vice President of the United States; Nobel Peace Laureate; Board of Directors, Apple; Chairman, Generation Investment Management; Chairman, The Climate Reality Project ; Bestselling Author

A political, business, and environmental visionary recognized around the world as one of humanity’s leading minds, Vice President Al Gore offers a unique perspective on national and international affairs. Referred by Time magazine as “a businessman ... More >

Jim Messina | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Premiere Democratic Strategist; 2012 Campaign Manager for President Obama; White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (2009-2011); National Chair, Organizing for Action; President and CEO, The Messina Group

As the campaign manager for President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, Jim Messina revolutionized the way that political campaigns reach voters, transforming how politics, technology and innovation influence each other. Messina spearheaded what Politico ... More >

Jay Walker | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Curator of TEDMED; Entrepreneur and Technology Pioneer; President, Walker Digital; Founder, Priceline.com; Founder, Patent Properties

Jay Walker is a technology pioneer who turns new ideas into BIG opportunities. One of America's best-known business inventors and entrepreneurs, he has founded multiple successful startup companies that today serve more than 75 million customers. Whether ... More >

Nicholas Christakis & James Fowler | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Authors of the Bestselling Book, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

Science Magazine has dubbed co-authors Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler the "dynamic duo." Connected is the winner of a Books for a Better Life Award and has been translated into nearly twenty languages. It was named an Editor's Choice ... More >

John Kao | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Chairman, Institute for Large Scale Innovation; Past Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Advisory Council on Innovation ; CEO and Founder, EdgeMakers, Inc.; Bestselling Author, Innovation Nation and Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity; Innovation Advisor to Public and Private Sector Leaders Worldwide

John Kao has made a career out of helping organizations go from “getting” the importance of innovation to “getting innovation done.” Dubbed “Mr. Creativity” by The Economist, John is Chairman of the Institute ... More >

Wael Ghonim | HWA Exclusive Speaker

One of the Inspiring Voices of the Arab Spring - Moving Millions Toward Freedom ; Head of Marketing of Google Middle East & North Africa (1998-2011)

Wael Ghonim is an extraordinary individual, an activist who has been dramatically transforming one of the most influential countries in the Arab region. Ghonim is redesigning Egypt’s place in the world—and the world’s relationship to ... More >

Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 Astronaut ; One of the First Two People to Walk on the Moon; Advocate for Space Tourism

A living hero, an American patriot and a space pioneer, Buzz Aldrin is a reminder of the adventurous spirit of our country and stands as one of the bravest explorers of all time. 2008 marked NASA's 50th Anniversary and 2009 marks the 40th Anniversary ... More >

J. Craig Venter | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Pioneering Scientific Researcher; Founder, Chairman and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute; Founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc.

J. Craig Venter, PhD, is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous invaluable contributions to genomic research. Dr. Venter is one of the most frequently cited scientists, and the author of more than 280 research ... More >

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Global Business Celebrity; Social Media and Marketing Expert; Bestselling Author

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity and primetime television show host on Bloomberg Television. From small businesses to international corporations, his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills have enabled him to lead ventures ... More >

Torie Clarke | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, SAP; Senior Advisor for Comcast Corporation, 2004-2013; Former Pentagon Spokesperson; ABC Commentator; Contributor to the Tony Kornheiser Show on WTEM Radio

A Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs at the multinational software corporation SAP and on-air commentator for ABC, Torie Clarke has advised some of the world’s top executives. Best known to the public as the chief spokesperson for ... More >

Daniel Burrus

Leading Technology Forecaster and Business Strategist; Bestselling Author

Over the past two decades, futurist keynote speaker Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for accurately predicting the future of technological change and its impact on the world of business. He has helped hundreds of clients identify ... More >

Ken Dychtwald

Futurist; President of Age Wave; Bestselling Author of With Purpose: Going from Success to significance in Work and Life

Over the past 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the longevity revolution. He is a psychologist, gerontologist, ... More >

Jeremy Rifkin

Economist ; Principal Advisor to the European Union on Economic Development, Energy Security and Climate Change Policy ; President, Foundation on Economic Trends; Bestselling Author, The End of Work and The Age of Access; Fellow, Wharton School’s Executive Education Program

Jeremy Rifkin and his ideas are not without controversy. The author of seventeen books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society and the environment, Mr. Rifkin advocates a new type of economic thinking. ... More >

David Nour

Social Networking Strategist; Bestselling Author, Relationship Economics; CEO, The Nour Group, Inc.

David Nour is a growth strategist and the thought leader on Relationship Economics®—the quantifiable value of business relationships. In a global economy that is becoming increasingly disconnected, The Nour Group, Inc. has attracted consulting ... More >

Terry Jones

Founder, Travelocity.com; Founding Chairman, Kayak.com; Managing Principal and Co-Founder, ON, Inc.

The story of the entrepreneur in the garage is well known. But how does one build a startup inside a huge corporation? How do you successfully innovate in large and sometimes bureaucratic organizations? Terry Jones started Travelocity.com as a department ... More >

Mae Jemison | HWA Exclusive Speaker

First African American Woman in Space; Currently Leading 100 Year Starship (An initiative to assure the capability for human interstellar space travel to another star is possible within the next 100 years); Founder and President of Two Medical Technology Companies

Dr. Mae C. Jemison broke more than the sound barrier in 1992 when she climbed aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and became the first woman of color to travel into space—she made history! She was also NASA’s first Science Mission Specialist ... More >

Robert Ballard

President, Institute for Exploration Mystic; Professor of Oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of R.I.; Director, Institute for Archeological Oceanography, University of R.I.; Founding Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientist, JASON Foundation for Education Waltham, MA

The man who made some of the most startling undersea discoveries in recent years, Robert Ballard, describes what it was like to locate the Titanic and other significant shipwrecks. World-famous for his discovery of the Titanic and the German battleship ... More >

Kurt Andersen | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Visionary and Media Entrepreneur ; Host, public radio’s Studio 360; Bestselling Author

Kurt Andersen–a brilliant analyst and synthesizer of historical and cultural trends, bestselling novelist, groundbreaking media entrepreneur, and host of public radio’s Studio 360– takes a smart and refreshingly hopeful approach to ... More >

Watts Wacker

CEO, Futurist; FirstMatter LLC

Watts Wacker is one of the most celebrated and influential minds in modern business and one of the world’s most respected futurists. He has been the resident futurist at SRI International the legendary Menlo Park think tank, and spent ten years as the ... More >

Eric Benhamou | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Chairman of the Board of Directors of 3Com, Palm and Cypress Semiconductor; Founder, Chairman and CEO Benhamou Global Ventures

Eric Benhamou has enjoyed a meteoric career creating and growing high technology companies. A name synonymous with Palm, 3 Com, Bridgecom, Cypress and Real Networks, Benhamou's companies are leaders in almost all aspects of the world of technology. Having ... More >

James Fowler | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Co-Author of the Bestselling Book, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives ; One of Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers"; Professor in the School of Medicine and the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California; Harvard PhD and Expert on Social Networks, Behavioral Economics and Genopolitics; Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation

Dr. Fowler's work lies at the intersection of the natural and social sciences, with a focus on social networks, behavior, evolution,politics, genetics, and big data. His book,Connected: How Your Friends' Friends' Friends Affect Everything You Feel ... More >

Steven Levitt | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Bestselling Author, Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics and Think Like A Freak; Co-star, Freakonomics Documentary ; Freakonomics Spent 8 Years on The New York Times Bestseller List; Co-Founder, Spin For Good; William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Co-Author of the Phenomenal Bestselling Business Books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like A Freak, and winner of the highly esteemed John Bates Clark Medal as the most influential economist in America under the age of 40, ... More >

Joe Lockhart | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Founding Partner and Managing Director of The Glover Park Group

Joe Lockhart is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of The Glover Park Group and provides clients valuable insight in media relations and political strategy. He is a former chief spokesman and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton (from 1998-2000). ... More >

Shaquille O'Neal | HWA Exclusive Speaker

15-Time NBA All Star Player; Media Personality, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Few individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name–Shaq. A revered cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors. The four-time ... More >

Jack Aaronson

CEO, The Aaronson Group ; Columnist, ClickZ.com ; Advisor to H&M, Yves Saint Laurent, SkyMall, Dell, and others

Jack Aaronson's success in creating online customer loyalty programs teaches audiences how to attract and more importantly - retain - customers. More >

Tony Alessandra

Behavioral and Communication Expert; Author of 14 books including The Platinum Rule, Collaborative Selling and The Art of Managing People; Founding Partner, Platinum Rule Group

Tony Alessandra shows audiences how to out-sell, out-market and out-service the competition with his high-tech, high-touch sales and marketing techniques. More >

Ty Bennett

Founder, Leadership Inc.; CEO, Tomorrow ; Bestselling Author, The Power of Influence and The Power of Storytelling

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 ... More >

Nicklas Bergman

Serial Entrepreneur and Technology Investor; Futurist Researcher and Writer

Nicklas Bergman has for more than 20 years worked as a serial entrepreneur, technology investor and futurist focusing mostly on investments and business development in emerging markets, web services, nanotechnology, computing, new materials and new media ... More >

Lisa Bodell

Founder and CEO, futurethink; Bestselling Author, Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution

Lisa Bodell is the founder and CEO of futurethink, an award-winning innovation firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators. She is also the author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an ... More >

Peter Diamandis

Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation

 Peter Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions, and commercial spaceflight. Named one of Popular Mechanics “10 Innovators who Changed the World in 2013” and one of Fortune magazine’s ... More >

Maddy Dychtwald

Author, INFLUENCE: How Women’s Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better and Cycles: How We Will Live, Work and Buy ; Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Age Wave; Expert on Lifestyle Trends

Author, speaker and Age Wave co-founder Maddy Dychtwald is a leading expert on the changing demographic trends—both generation- and gender-related—shaping the marketplace, the workplace and our lives. A high impact speaker, she has addressed ... More >

Keren Elazari

International Security Expert

Keren Elazari is an ex-hacker, a cyber security expert, an industry analyst with an original voice , illuminating the complex issue of cyber security in the 21st century.  Keren has been a featured speaker at the acclaimed international TED conference ... More >

Ranulph Fiennes

“World’s Greatest Living Explorer” - Guinness Book of Records; “One of the World’s Top Ten Speakers” – Daily Telegraph

A daring and world renowned explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has persevered through physical and emotional hardship to push the limits of human endurance. The first to walk across Antarctica, running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents after a heart attack, ... More >

Thomas Frey

Google’s Top Rated Futurist Speaker; Innovation Editor, The Futurist Magazine; Executive Director and Senior Futurist, DaVinci Institute

Author of the 2011 book Communicating with the Future, Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey is a powerful visionary who is revolutionizing our thinking about the future. Over the past decade, he has built an enormous following around the world based on ... More >

Yhossi Ghinsberg

Survivor of the Amazon Forest; Bestselling Author, Jungle and Laws of the Jungle; Founder and Director, EthnoBios S.A., a Bolivian Bio-Diversity Prospecting Company ; CEO of an Israeli/Arab Reconciliation Festival

A philosopher of life, Yossi Ghinsberg is a man of passion, fixed resolve and a connector of people. He believes that nothing promotes growth more than an unexpected experience and unconventional thinking. In these times of great challenge and change, ... More >

Peter Guber

Chairman and CEO, Mandalay Entertainment Group; Co-Host, In The House; Bestselling Author

A passionate, humorous, and tireless motivator and speaker, Guber has dedicated himself to coaching current and future leaders about the importance of telling purposeful stories to propel their business success. Guber is the sponsor of e2e: A Day of ... More >

Scott Klososky

Technology Expert; Principal, Future Point of View; Founder, Alkami Technology; Author

Scott is a thought leader that specializes in helping leaders see the world in new ways. He has used innovation, velocity, and future vision to build his own companies, and to advise clients. He speaks to audiences across the market spectrum and never ... More >

Dennis Kneale

Founder, Dennis Kneale Media; Former Correspondent, CNBC and Fox; Former Editor, Forbes Magazine and The Wall Street Journal

Dennis Kneale is an independent journalist and media-strategy consultant in New York. Previously he spent six years as an anchor and senior correspondent at CNBC and Fox Business Network. Before that he was the managing editor of Forbes magazine (1998-2007) ... More >

Daniel Kraft

Physician-Scientist, Inventor, Entrepreneur and Innovator; Founder, Bioniq Health; Inventor, MarrowMiner

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator. Dr. Kraft has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation. Daniel chairs the Medicine track ... More >

Josh Linkner

Founder and Former CEO, ePrize; CEO and Managing Partner, Detroit Venture Partners; New York Times Bestselling Author, Disciplined Dreaming – A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

Josh Linkner jolts organizations and people worldwide, helping them recharge their creativity to reawaken companies and careers. A New York Times bestselling author, successful five-time entrepreneur, venture capitalist and well-respected jazz musician, ... More >

Simon Mainwaring

Branding, Social Media and Socially Responsible Marketing Expert; New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author; Founder, We First

A respected author, influential blogger and international speaker, Simon is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on branding and social media. He offers corporate executives, top brands and non-profit leaders critical insights into how ... More >

Nicholas Negroponte

Founding Chairman, MIT Media Lab; Founder, One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

Nicholas Negroponte is a world-renowned technology visionary with the keenest understanding of technology and its impact on business and society. An exceptional speaker, his broad range of experience and thorough understanding of digitization and its ... More >

Yuval Rabin

Managing Partner: Rabin, Sheves, Lipkin-Shahak, Birger, Inc.

A veteran technology expert, Yuval Rabin is not only adept on the business side, but also posses the technical expertise needed to effectively promote client interests. His areas of expertise include development of large database systems, financial, human ... More >

Martha Rogers

Founding Partner, Peppers & Rogers Group; Co-author, The One To One Future

As an Adjunct Professor at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Dr. Martha Rogers has helped to spearhead the "Managing Customer Value" coursework at the MBA and Exec Ed level. She is also the co-director of the Teradata Center ... More >

Michael Rogers

MSNBC’s “The Practical Futurist” ; Technology Expert

Michael Rogers is a technology pioneer, novelist and journalist whose consultancy, PRACTICAL FUTURIST, helps businesses and organizations worldwide think about the future. More >

Jeff Rohrs

Technology Futurist, Social Media Expert, Marketing, Relationship & Branding Thought Leader; Author, AUDIENCE: Marketing In The Age Of Subscribers, Fans & Followers; Vice President of Marketing Insights, ExactTarget, a Salesforce.com Company; Producer of the Award-Winning SUBSCRIBERS, FANS & FOLLOWERS Research Series

Jeffrey K. Rohrs is a pied piper of marketing sensibilities and that rare breed of speaker who can both inform and entertain audiences of all stripes. His first book, Audience: Marketing In The Age Of Subscribers, Fans & Followers, explores the emergence ... More >

David Meerman Scott

Marketing & Sales Strategist; Three-Time Bestselling Author

Our always-on, Web-driven world has new rules for competing and growing business. Advance planning is out – agile is IN! Those who embrace new ways will be far more successful than those who stay who stay stuck and afraid to change. No one knows ... More >

John Sculley

Former President and CEO of Pepsi; Former CEO of Apple Computer; High-Tech Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist; Named "CEO of the Decade" by Financial News Network

John Sculley shares the business secrets that he used to catapult Apple and Pepsi to the most recognizable brand names in their categories.  John Sculley draws from his boardroom experiences to offer valuable insight into leading change, the new ... More >

John Sileo

Security Expert; Author

John Sileo, a two-time victim of identity theft and America's top identity theft speaker, will inspire your audience to protect valuable company information as if it were their own. And he does it in a very different, highly entertaining way — ... More >

Tim Berners-Lee & Jimmy Wales & Scott Shuster

Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor of the World Wide Web; One of TIME Magazine's "Top 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century"; Founder, World Wide Web Consortium ; Jimmy Wales: Founder of Wikipedia; One of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”; Scott Shuster: ABC News Foreign Correspondent; Producer of NPR's All Things Considered

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Jack Uldrich

Global Futurist; Bestselling Author

As a renowned global futurist and bestselling author, Jack Uldrich is an accomplished business speaker, addressing hundreds of businesses and organizations, including General Electric, General Mills, Pfizer, St. Jude Medical, and more. Jack presents ... More >

Marvin Zonis

Global Political-Economic Expert ; Professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago; Author

Marvin Zonis has the unique ability to present sophisticated and complex concepts in an easy-to-understand and entertaining manner. He has worked with many of the Fortune 500 companies through keynotes, consulting, in-depth Q&A sessions, and executive ... More >

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