TIM BERNERS-LEE: Inventor of the World Wide Web; President, Open Data Institute; Director, MIT's W3 Consortium 
"The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive...A number commented to me that it was the best EY event they had ever attended. That is a testament to your genius and interactive style."
-Ernst & Young
Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,” Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the most powerful communication medium in the world — the World Wide Web. Sir Tim’s genius is in decoding the unimagined future and the impact for businesses and the world at large. Having recently announced his plan to launch Inrupt, a groundbreaking startup that will harness the power of Solid-- Berner-Lee's new, powerful, open-source platform built to decentralize the web-- Berners-Lee has been making headlines in virtually every major outlet, including: The EconomistFast CompanyVanity FairBBCForbesBusiness InsiderMashableCBS News, and more. Berners-Lee recently outlined his mission in a powerful Medium op-ed, and unveiled his new "Contract for the Web" urging governments, Internet companies and users to commit to a set of principles. Berners-Lee is in-demand to address thousands of audience-members at premier events in the coming months, including: Akamai's first ever Edge EMEA ForumGOTO CopenhagenNXTWORK EMEA, EmTech China 2019, and more. Recently sought-out to address 600 CEOs and CFOs at the Tigo Business Forum, Berners-Lee garnered tweets of praise such as: "Fascinating panoramic view of the #WorldwideWeb offered by its inventor Sir @timberners_lee at Tigo Business Forum #TBF18 in Guatemala."  
JIMMY WALES: Founder, Wikipedia, World's 5th Most Visited Website; Founder, Wikitribune, groundbreaking news platform

"It was great. After we opened up the invitation, we filled the auditorium and had an overflow room. C-SPAN broadcast live. He was engaging and interesting..!"

-CATO Institute
One of the most sought-after visionaries in business and technology, JIMMY WALES has been in-demand to illuminate the future of tech, helping companies both anticipate disruption and become disruptors, at events as varied as The World Business Forum and Geekpark's 2018 Innovation Festival. Audiences consistently praise Wales’ optimism for the future and masterful ability to break down issues ranging from Artificial Intelligence and automation to trends in new media and the digital economy, with passion, clarity and substance. In the coming months, Wales is set to address some 2,000 business leaders at the prestigious World Business Forum Mexico and World Business Forum Milan, another 2,000 attendees at the Ringling College Town Hall Lecture Series. Recently, Wales was sought-out for a fascinating, in-depth interview in the first-ever episode of Vanity Fair and Facebook Grow's new podcast The Making Of..., and shed light on "What's Next in Tech?" at the headline-making Digital Innovation Forum (where Wales was also sought-out for an interview).
JOSEPH LUBIN: Founder and CEO, ConsenSys, blockchain venture studio; Co-Founder, Ethereum, blockchain computing platform; CoinDesk's Most Influential in Blockchain

"In a jam-packed SXSW keynote titled, “Ethereum Will Change The World,” which earned a line across the entire fourth floor of the Austin convention center and down two flights of stairs, Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin balanced his exuberant predictions of the future with calm calls for more robust regulation..."

-The Verge

Featured in Forbes' first-ever list of cryptocurrency's most powerful and influential people, and known as the "Prophet of Boom," as the Founder & CEO of ConsenSys JOSEPH LUBIN is at the helm of one of the largest and fastest growing blockchain companies in the world, with over 1,000 employees across 28 countries. He is also the Co-Founder of Ethereum, a groundbreaking blockchain computing platform, and the second-largest public blockchain by value. Recently announced as a headliner for SXSW, making headlines in Forbes, Lubin will serve as the first-ever SXSW Keynote speaker in its new-to-2019 Blockchain & Cryptocurrency track. As SXSW's Chief Programming Officer said: "Lubin is one of the foremost visionaries shaping the rapidly-developing blockchain industry, and as such we’re excited to have him..."  Recently sought-out for the Sibos conference, Lubin revealed his plans for a new generation of more trustworthy internet.  
DAVID ROWAN: Editor-at-Large and Founding Editor-in-Chief of WIRED UK; Renowned Tech Journalist, The Sunday Times

"David was incredible and we’ve had some great feedback already from our analysts and leadership team that were there. We were engaged, inspired and enjoyed every minute of his keynote."

A prolific writer and speaker, DAVID ROWAN deconstructs tech trends in real time—how the Internet of Things, 3D printing, big data, artificial intelligence, and more are changing businesses and consumers. Rowan frequently delivers fully customized keynotes that reveal the future of your industry, how companies can transform their values, and how to survive and prosper in a tech future. His new book "The Disruptors: A Wired Editor’s Quest for Non-Bullshit Innovationwill detail his global quest to identify "visionary leaders who have managed to recalibrate their businesses in radical ways to grow and succeed in the digital age" - and shows where he discovered "genuinely exciting innovation ... in places you might not expect". Rowan's keynotes deliver the same kinds of surprising and useful takeaways.  Having recently delivered a slam dunk keynote entitled "Don't fall for fake innovation! Building industries that matter" at Impact CEE-- one of the most important events on the future of the digital economy-- in the coming months Rowan will shed light on "The New Rules of Business" at the 2019 Leading Real Estate Annual Conference. 
DICK COSTOLO: CEO of Twitter (2010-15); Partner, Index Ventures

"[H]e was a huge success! He was very interesting and spoke to our requested topic of what was the future of technology. He kept our audience very engaged throughout his talk. We, in fact, had attendees lined up at the microphones for Q&A from the start. He interacted well with the attendees asking the questions. I could not have been happier with his day-of performance..."

- Multinational Financial Services Company

Named by TIME as one of the "10 Most Influential U.S. Tech CEOs," DICK COSTOLO is a management expert who in his five years at the helm of Twitter led the social media platform through explosive change, taking it from a private company with 300 staff valued at $3.7bn to a public company with 3,600 employees valued at $23.5bn. Sought-out by cutting-edge platform Patreon, which embodies the future of work by connecting freelancers and creatives with supporters and funding, Costolo's appointment to the board made headlines in Inc.TechCrunchrecode, and more. Costolo also serves as a mentor at Index Ventures, just as it's funding exploded. Costolo’s dynamic keynotes are chock-full of actionable insights on what it’s like to lead “the fastest growing, most disruptive communications platform in the world” and what it takes to survive in tomorrow’s tech future. Selected to deliver the opening keynote address for hundreds of executives at the Project Management Institute's PMO Symposium, Costolo was recently sought-out for an in-depth interview with Bloomberg and made headlines thanks to his game-changing remarks on how companies can navigate the evolving tech landscape at ICNY 18. 
APRIL RINNE: Head of Sharing Economy Group, World Economic Forum; Advisor to AirBnb 

"It went very well. Timely topic, and April was really wonderful to have."

-TD Ameritrade

The advisor of choose for a range of private and public sector organizations, from Airbnb to Nike and governments worldwide,  APRIL RINNE is at the 50-yard line of innovative shifts at the intersection of the public, private and social sectors, helping people and organizations understand how to navigate change. She shared "4 big trends for the sharing economy in 2019” in an insightful World Exonomic Forum op-ed, which unpacks the four sharing economy trends to look for in the year to come and what their impacts will mean for organizations and individuals alike. Rinne's talent, is translating her extensive experience and research into tangible, targeted and custom keynotes for every audience, regardless of industry. She just delivered a keynote on innovation development and investment at the Asian Financial Forum to rave reviews; and is set to shed light on the nexus of the new economy, disruptive innovation and the future of work at the 8th Brazilian Industry Innovation Summit; and changes in the economy, entrepreneurship and global trends at the Nevada Economic Development Conference.

PENNY PRITZKER: U.S. Commerce Secretary (2013-17);  Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group; Co-Chair, Cyber Readiness Institute 

“Sec. Pritzker was a hit…  members were very impressed with her experience and knowledge… We would be delighted to work with her again in the future.”

- Leading Business Development Service

STEVEN KOTLER: New York Times Bestselling Author id Stealing Fire, Bold, and Finding Superman; Co-Founder, Flow Genome Project 

"Wanted to share some of the great feedback we received on Steven’s keynote at the Global CISO Executive Summit! 'Great delivery of Information'; 'Fantastic'; 'AWESOME'; 'Changes the we view flow and how it can change the way we work. Great and powerful concept, interested in learning more.'”

ABIGAIL POSNER: Head of Strategy, Google’s Brand Unit

"[I]t was an incredible pleasure to have [Abigail] here. People really loved her presentation and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Abigail pointed out what a great and positive person she was… It's been an honor hosting her."

-Oslo Business Forum 
PHIL LIBIN: Co-Founder & CEO, All Turtles, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Startup Studio; Co-Founder, Evernote, Global Productivity Tool 

We are very much satisfied with the work and the speeches of Phil Libin... Especially the fireside chat was very inspiring for the audience.”

- Swiss Economic Forum
With companies and organizations across industries looking to understand how to best prepare for, integrate, and master new technological advances, these HWA Speakers illuminate a path ahead and provide inspiration to get organizations thinking outside the box. Let's connect and discuss bringing one of these fantastic speakers to your next engagement. 

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Ann Shavrick Sudry, Senior Vice President, Bureau Relations
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