How can your organization prepare for and thrive in this digital age of disruption?

These 10 keynote speakers illuminate a path forward.



 

Indra Nooyi

Chairman + CEO, PepsiCo (2006-18)

"Indra was fabulous-- the rave reviews and incredibly positive feedback continue to roll in from our guets. Everyone loved her!" - Siguler Guff & Co.


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Transformation and Innovation in a Traditional Enterprise

As Former CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi is globally renowned for leading the company through a decade of tremendous growth and change, and praised for her prescient and strategic thinking. In this eye-opening conversation, Nooyi reflects on her remarkable career and shares how it’s possible to transform and innovate within a large or traditional organization. Providing actionable takeaways on how to foster large-scale cultural change, create buy-in among employees, and handle the naysayers, Nooyi reveals how to positively challenge the status-quo and create room for new ideas even when it seems to threaten a business’ foundations. Taking both a micro and macro view, Nooyi's conversation touches on everything from how long implementing change takes and the challenges that will arise, to the skills required and transformative potential that will be discovered along the way.

 

Ben Sherwood

Co-Chairman of Dinsey Media Networks + President of Disney|ABC Television Group (2014-19)

"Ben's message is deep, highly relevant, and of great intrinsic value. He hit the ball deep into the seats." - The Masters Forum


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Daring Greatly: Leading and Succeeding in the Age of Disruption

Drawing on first-hand experience leading Disney|ABC Television Group through a period of tremendous disruption-- as new competitors like Netflix and Amazon upended the industry -- Ben Sherwood provides actionable and fascinating insights into what it takes to lead boldly and dare greatly. At Disney/ABC, Sherwood managed a twelve billion dollar business with 12,000 employees responsible for the creation of more than 25,000 hours of original content every year. All the while, Sherwood and his team consistently delivered outstanding results measured in profitability, cultural relevance and creative excellence. With radical candor and humor, Sherwood explores the essential characteristics of the world’s most successful and effective leaders. His deeply engaging presentation mixes riveting video from entertainment and news, with stories from the trenches of television, and memorable insights from history, politics, science and nature. In the end, Sherwood leaves his audiences with completely original and highly useful lessons on leadership, management, and winning in the age of disruption.

 

David Rowan

Editor-at-Large + Founding Editor-in-Chief of WIREDUK; Author of Non-Bullshit Innovation

"David was incredible and we've had great feedback from our analysts and leadership team. We were engaged, inspired, and enjoyed every minute of his keynote." - Accenture


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Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World's Smartest Minds

David Rowan serves as a bridge between successful corporations and the startups trying to kill them, revealing how more established companies can truly and successfully think outside the box, adapt, and thrive in the digital age.  Rowan travels the globe in search of the most exciting and pioneering startups building the future. He’s got to know the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Didi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious entrepreneurs disrupting businesses in almost every sector. He’s also discovered some genuinely exciting and transformative approaches to innovation, often in places you’d least expect. In this eye-opening, actionable, and engaging talk, Rowan takes audiences behind the scenes of the years of travel and research.Rather than innovate through jargon-- with talk of change agents and co-creation gurus, ideas portals and webinars, make-a-thons and hackfests, paradigm shifts and pilgrimages to Silicon Valley—he reveals the companies and leaders that are truly and successfully innovate. From the bank that performs surgery to the country that’s an app store, Rowan’s talk is chock-full of engrossing stories collected on his 20-country journey from Peru to China. Packed with practical tips on radical ways to adapt and thrive in the digital age, Rowan’s talk reveals how to create genuine innovation regardless of your industry.  

 

Steven Kotler

New York Times and Bestselling Author; International Pioneer in Peak Performance + Innovation

"Steven Kotler's presentation was cutting-edge and utterly engaging. He introduced our audience to a unique set of concepts and perspectives that left participants deeply informed, richly inspired, and with a renewed sense of purpose. I recommend him highly." - Superhero You Conference

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The Future Is Faster Than You Think

Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this insightful roadmap to our near future, Kotler sheds light on how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? Kotler probes the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives—transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance—taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it. He can tailor his talk to any industry, to reveal how to prepare for, and thrive, in tomorrow's tech future. 

 

April Rinne

Head of the Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic Forum; Advisor for Airbnb, Jobbatical and Trov

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


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The New Economy: What's It All About?

The sharing economy, collaborative economy, digital economy, on-demand economy, access economy... these terms are in the media daily and yet what do they mean for companies, individuals, governments, and the future? A renowned expert on emerging digital technologies and the new economy in all its forms, Rinne unpacks the headlines and hype, decoding crucial terminology, highlighting new forms of disruptive innovation, and identifying underlying trends to help leaders across industries forge a successful path forward. Touching on major shifts from centralized institutions to decentralized networks, to business models based on access rather than ownership, and on how to build trust in new ways, Rinne serves as a hands-on guide to the new economy, helping organizations translate uncertain change into economic opportunity.

 

Charles Duhigg

New York Times Bestselling Author; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The New York Times Magazine

"Charles was amazing. He resonated with the audience, and lifted up the event. What a great thinker and speaker!" - Realtor.com


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The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

Productivity is often measured by the speed at which we tackle our to-do lists. Real productivity, however, comes from thinking differently, and more deeply: Managing how we identify goals, construct teams, direct our focus and spark innovation on demand. In this lecture, Charles Duhigg looks at what separates the merely busy from the genuinely productive. The key is mental habits - what psychologists call ‘contemplative routines’ - that allow us to think more deeply, particularly when thinking is hardest. With case studies from Broadway, the story of a critically injured airplane and how Google sought to build the perfect team, Duhigg explains how people and companies become smarter, faster and better, and sheds light on how to improve the creative process.

 

Penny Pritzker

U.S. Secretary of Commercy (2013-17)

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Karen Mills

Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2009-13)

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Josh Linkner

Five-time Tech Entrepreneur and Hyper-Growth CEO

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