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What is Personal Disruption? Answers from Innovation Speaker Whitney Johnson…

Founder and Managing Director of the Springboard Fund, business and innovation speaker Whitney Johnson is a top investor and leading thinker on driving innovation through personal disruption. As cofounder at startup investment advisor Rose Park Advisors, she co-led an in-the-trenches venture that applied frameworks of disruptive innovation to investing. She provides strategic and tactical advice ... more...

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Bringing Rocket Science Down to Earth, with Innovation Speaker Dan Goods

Named “One of the Most Interesting People in Los Angeles” by LA Weekly, innovation keynote speaker Dan Goods created his own dream position as “Visual Strategist” at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dan, along with his team of developers, creates works that help transform complex concepts into something that can be universally understood. Their work can ... more...

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Harnessing the Green Business Revolution, with Sustainability Speaker Peter Boyd

Business and environment expert, Peter Boyd helps companies accelerate the adoption of business solutions that lower carbon emissions and increase long-term profits. Driven by his personal motto that “There is no Planet B,” Boyd has been at the forefront of the green business revolution for nearly a decade. He has been launch director and COO ... more...

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Why Simple Wins, with Innovation Speaker Lisa Bodell

Founder & CEO of innovation firm futurethink Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of Kill the Company, and her latest Why Simple Wins. A leader on simplifying innovation and change management, Lisa is often called upon by global companies to help them eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to innovate and adapt. Simplicity ... more...

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Harnessing the Power of Consumer Trends, with Futurist Speaker Daniel Levine

One of the world’s leading trends analysts, consumer trends keynote speaker, Daniel Levine heads an international team of over 9,000 trend spotters who research and chronicle the latest ideas, products, and experiences from around the globe. As director of the Avant-Guide Institute trends consultancy, he gets to the heart of what’s driving consumers and guides ... more...

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Creativity Speaker Dr. AnnMarie Thomas Inspires Innovators to Play

Innovation keynote speaker and expert, Dr. AnnMarie Thomas works (and plays) to empower, support, and inspire today’s innovators, engineers, and inventors, as well as those of tomorrow. A seasoned maker, tinkerer, and educator, Dr. Thomas heads the Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas, where her research group explores how to integrate joy ... more...

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Disruption and Invention, with Innovation Speaker Kevin Surace

Kevin Surace is a well known Silicon Valley entrepreneur, disruptive innovator and innovation keynote speaker, who had been awarded Inc Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year, listed as one of the top 15 innovators of this decade by CNBC, awarded “Tech Pioneer” by World Economic Forum – Davos, nominated as “Innovator of the Year” by PlanetForward ... more...

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Create a Future of Prosperity with Innovation Speaker, Michael Perman

Innovation keynote speaker, Michael Perman helps teams crack the innovation paradox to generate actionable ideas, breakthrough products, and revolutionary customer experiences. The founder of C’EST WHAT?, a firm dedicated to cultivating “mindful innovation,” Perman has a proven track record of leading senior executives and inspiring thousands of employees to capitalize on their collective creativity. He ... more...

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Ubertrends that are Changing our World, with Michael Tchong

Described by The Daily Telegraph as “America’s most influential trend spotter,” Michael Tchong has been at the forefront of internet, social media and computer innovation throughout his career. His start-up companies have been at the cutting edge of now pervasive trends including desktop publishing, personal information management, Internet research and online marketing. A close examination ... more...

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Becoming a Successful Disruptor, with Innovation Speaker Jay Samit

A highly respected agent of change, innovation speaker Jay Samit is globally renowned for his expert advice on launching products, building successful businesses, and transforming careers and entire industries. From negotiating with Steve Jobs over iTunes to spearheading the first million-member social media platform, animalhouse.com, Samit has pioneered numerous technologies and multi-million dollar collaborations in ... more...

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  • Robin Farmanfarmaian After a medical misdiagnosis put her through multiple unnecessary surgeries as a teenager, Robin Farmanfarmaian made it her mission to empower patients through a tool she did not have during her sickness: modern-day tech ... more...
  • John Larroquette

    Emmy and Tony-award winning actor, John Larroquette uses his personal experience to educate the public on substance abuse and recovery. The iconic stage and television actor from pop culture favorites such as the sitc ... more...

  • Keith Barry Keith Barry is the world’s leading TV Hypnotist, Mentalist and Brain Hacker. As a world- renowned performer, Keith has toured for many years showcasing his mind-blowing skills in every corner of the globe. Keith has st ... more...
  • Allon Raiz When things got tough, Allon Raiz rethought his failing business and turned it into the most successful business incubator in South Africa. Today Raizcorp is one of the few profitable business incubators in the world, an ... more...
  • Steve Blank Put to a vote, I might have been chosen “least likely to succeed” in my New York City high school class. My path has taken me from repairing fighter planes in Thailand during the Vietnam War (a member of the Society ... more...
  • Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez Global business strategist Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez equips multinational executives to focus their company and themselves, so they can elect, manage, and execute projects more efficiently even during tough times. He draws ... more...
  • Shaun Tomson

    One of the greatest surfers of all time, legend Shaun Tomson brings a message of optimism and positivity to over 100,000 young people and adults each year. A successful entrepreneur, his application of surfing culture ... more...

  • Alexander Tsiaras

    Alexander Tsiaras has been bringing science to life for years through his artistic genius. Known as “The Digital Leonardo DaVinci,” his images are famous worldwide having graced the covers of LIFE, Time, an ... more...

  • Uri Gneezy

    Uri Gneezy’s early work on when and why incentives can backfire has become the cornerstone in a compelling line of research that explores when traditional economic theories fail to explain real human behavior. He is ... more...

  • Courtney Martin Described as “one of our most insightful culture critics and one of our finest young writers,” Courtney Martin is a storyteller, feminist, social problem solver, and a provocative speaker. She is the author of six bo ... more...
  • Roberto Carlos (RöC) One of Latin America's most influential leaders in innovation, Roberto Carlos (RöC) is the creator of Factor WOW, a methodology that is revolutionizing the way organizations do business. Twice voted one of Mexico's mos ... more...
  • Jim Abbott

    You have heard people say, “I'd give my right hand for that," meaning they'd give up the most important part of their body? Star baseball pitcher and inspirational speaker Jim Abbott was born without a right hand, a ... more...





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