Scott Steinberg

Change Management, Futurists, Internet, IT Security, Technology

Travels from Missouri, USA

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Scott Steinberg Profile

Ranked the #1 technology expert by Google, TechSavvy Global CEO, Scott Steinberg has a talent for wearing many hats. The author and international speaker’s trends research and presentations help companies gain the upper hand when it comes to driving positive change and growth.

Steinberg’s lengthy track record for accurately predicting business, consumer and technology trends has made him a fixture in mainstream media. He’s been a syndicated columnist on change and innovation for numerous outlets ranging from Fast Company, Inc. and Entrepreneur to Rolling Stone and The Huffington Post.

Having started an online tech magazine from his college dorm room in order to get free gadgets from companies seeking publicity, Steinberg’s proactive style forged connections with industry leaders early on in life. By the time he was 23-years-old, his effort and persistence had won him a column at The Los Angeles Times, a platform that expanded to over 600 media outlets in the years that followed.

Steinberg’s areas of expertise include business strategy, innovation, and all things tech from the latest phones to the next big video game. His books offer original research and cutting-edge advice on timely issues such as crowdfunding, children and video games, social networking, and business. His most recent book is Making Change Work for You.

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    Hailed as The Master of Innovation by Fortune magazine, and World’s Leading Business Strategist, award-winning strategic consultant, trends expert, and professional speaker Scott Steinberg is a bestselling expert on leadership, change + innovation. One of America’s top futurists (per the BBC); the author of Make Change Work For You and Millennial Marketing; and among today’s top business strategy + leadership training providers, the Fortune 500 calls him a “defining figure in business + technology” and “top trendsetter to follow.”

    A strategic adviser to C-level leaders and four-star generals, firms like IBM, PwC, and the US Dept. of Defense regularly seek his insight. As the CEO of BIZDEV: The International Association for Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, and management consulting + market research firm FutureProof Strategies, he helps partners understand emerging trends – and drive growth around them.

    One of the world’s 150 most influential keynote speakers + futurists, and today’s #1 generations expert and technology expert (per Google), he offers breakouts, workshops, and speeches at meetings/events, and has consulted on dozens of industry-leading solutions.

    A noted content strategy, social media + communications expert, his eye for business analysis has also led to work as an insider for 600+ media outlets from CNN to The Today Show. From Dell to MTV, he’s worked with many top brands to drive success. An expert witness + board member who advises C-level leaders, attorneys + investors, he also offers sales and media training, and hosts many executive summits.

    A celebrated gadget expert and high-tech entrepreneur who’s published software, websites, documentaries, magazines and more, his most recent book is Get Rich Playing Games. Between public speaking ops, instructional videos, articles and podcasts, he remains one of the industry’s most outspoken DIY evangelists and advocates for continuing education. A frequent keynote speaker at events like the CEA Line Show, Startup 101 and Game Developers Conference, areas of expertise include:

      • Testifying Technology Expert Witness Consultant
      • Market Analysis and Market Research
      • Technology and Software Design and Development
      • Product Design and Development
      • Patent and Trademark Infringement
      • High-Tech, IT and Consumer Electronics Industry Business Issues:
      • Consumer Product Evaluations
      • Intellectual Property (IP) Disputes
      • Marketing and Advertising
      • Distribution, Licensing and Sales
      • DRM, Software Piracy and Copy Protection
      • Hardware/Software Testing and Evaluation
      • Cell Phones and Smartphones (3G, 4G, etc.)
      • Computers, Laptops and Tablet PCs
      • Digital Cameras, Video and Digital Photography
      • Digital Music, Movies and Media
      • Televisions (HDTV and 3DTV)
      • Apps, Widgets, Online and Cloud Services
      • Home Audio and Video
      • Printers, Small Business and Home Office
      • Video Games and Gaming Systems
      • Gadgets and Accessories

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Leading with Innovation: How to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Disruption
Even the most successful organizations must continually reinvent their products, services and solutions to remain market leaders in an age of growing change, connectivity and globalization. In this eye-opening presentation, audiences will learn how to thrive in the new operating reality, create competitive advantage, and successfully leverage new leadership strategies to adapt to changing times. From more powerful ways to unleash innovation to solutions for better capitalizing on cutting-edge advancements, discover how you and your organization can flourish in tomorrow's world - and effectively apply its most crucial success strategies and skills in context.

Change Management: Creating a Culture of Innovation
In today’s working world, competitive landscapes and best practices shift faster than ever – as do market and workforce trends. But no matter how much disruption you’re dealing with, you can empower both individuals and teams to more effectively embrace paradigm shifts, improve organizational learning, and boost productivity with these proven new approaches to leadership, technology and time management. Bestselling business author and consultant Scott Steinberg explains how the market’s most innovative firms are embracing change management, and best practices and leadership pillars you can implement to breed a culture in which innovation thrives.

Becoming Essential – Building and Maintaining Competitive Advantage
Change is the only constant modern professionals and organizations can rely on today. In this eye-opening presentation, bestselling business analyst and author Scott Steinberg explains how to avoid becoming a commodity – or worse, obsolete – by preparing you to identify and greet the challenges and opportunities which progress presents. From more powerful ways to capitalize on business intelligence and grow brand equity to developing cutting-edge products, services and customer experiences, he demonstrates how you can create and maintain a competitive edge – and effectively apply it in context.

Succeeding in the New Era of Smart
Technology has become smarter, more affordable and easier to implement than ever, helping put more powerful tools at business fingertips than at any point in history:But how do you maintain competitive advantage when competitors have access to the same tools as well?Discover how market innovators continue to leverage technology and new business advancements to stay ahead of the curve, and ahead of the competition, in this dynamic and engaging presentation from one of the world’s leading business strategists. Attendees will learn how the formula for surviving and thriving in dynamic and more demanding markets isn’t as difficult as it seems - and discover what it takes to continually keep themselves at the head of the pack.

Defending Against Disruption: Maintaining Cyber Security in the Age of Digital Transformation
In today’s connected and always online high-tech world, where organizations must change and adapt to market shifts at record speed, staying alert to cyber threats is essential. That’s because digital transformation is on the rise - and so is cybercrime, today’s fastest-growing form of criminal activity, which is skyrocketing at an alarming rate. These concerns will only become more pronounced for individuals and organizations alike as more business operations shift to mobile, cloud, and Internet-based solutions going forward. Luckily, as bestselling futurist and cyber security expert Scott Steinberg reveals in this eye opening presentation, a few simple shifts in strategy and thinking are all it takes to keep your organization and partners safer going forward. Here, you’ll discover best practices for keeping your organization and personal information safe in an always-on and connected online world, and how to implement more effective security controls (and a culture that champions safety and privacy) throughout your enterprise.

Future Trends: What’s Next for Your Industry – and How Can You Stay Ahead of It?
In a series of energetic and inspiring presentations, one of today’s top technology futurists and business strategists shows industry leaders in every field – e.g. finance, healthcare, insurance, retail, etc. – which trends promise to transform the sector(s) in which they operate, as well as how to stay competitive and boost productivity and performance by leveraging cutting-edge tools and strategies for staying ahead of the curve. Through market research, professional development techniques and practical, real-world insights, attendees will learn to recognize and act upon the benefits and opportunities that emerging trends and technologies create. Built to empower modern professionals, a range of dynamic discussions and workshops shows how to tap into the power of change and high-tech innovation to build a lasting foundation for professional advancement and growth.

Scott Steinberg on Speaking

Innovation isn’t rocket science, and staying ahead of the curve is far simpler than it seems…

SPEAKING.COM: What do you want people to learn/take away from your presentations?

STEINBERG: That innovation isn’t rocket science, and staying ahead of the curve is far simpler than it seems when you look at opportunities and challenges from the right perspective. Far more often than not, simple changes or slight tweaks in thinking (i.e. evolutionary changes) can prove every bit as powerful as game-changing breakthroughs and discoveries (revolutionary changes) on a day-to-day basis.

I’ve interviewed literally hundreds of market-leading experts and authorities on the topics of future-proofing and new trends. The most common pieces of advice for success in life and business they give are “don’t be afraid to fail,” “think positive,” “take action,” “learn and improve from your efforts.”

You don’t need legions of case studies, journals, white papers, etc. to transform a business, transform a life, or transform a career – you just need to change your mindset. Study after study shows that the attributes that matter most are skills that anyone can learn and possess like improvisation, communications, strategy and resilience – nothing more, nothing less. In other words, anything is possible when you put your mind to it.

SPEAKING.COM: What kind of special prep work do you do prior to an event? How do you prepare for your speaking engagements?

STEINBERG: We interview clients, key stakeholders, and event attendees extensively to make sure we’re getting the story straight from the horse’s mouth, and to make sure we’re equipping them with the actionable tools and insights that they need to be more successful – before, during, and after these programs.

We conduct in-depth research into the shape of changing industries, markets, trends, and behaviors. Most of all, we make a point to make ourselves available throughout the journey to help add value wherever possible. Being in the business of education and empowerment, we love helping people succeed!

SPEAKING.COM: Have you had any particularly memorable speaking engagements / unusual situations arise while on the road?

STEINBERG: Recently, I gave a speech to dozens of the financial sector’s most preeminent business leaders. I was explaining how everyone has the power to innovate and succeed despite disruption and pointing out that in today’s topsy-turvy business world people are in fact unknowingly practicing basic principles of innovation and disruption already. During the program the presentation being displayed to them kept cutting out due to a faulty projector’s technical malfunctions. Afterwards, several of these decorated executives walked up in amazement and chuckled, telling me how much they loved the way in which I seamlessly kept the narrative going – and flowed into a joke illustrating how I was practicing these talents right as we spoke.

Motivation, inspiration, and practical, real-world solutions are what we bring to the table.

SPEAKING.COM: What types of audiences would most benefit from your message?

STEINBERG: Anyone that’s looking to make a positive change, seeking to grow or operate a business more successfully, or determined to find ways to adapt to whatever the future will bring. Motivation, inspiration, and practical, real-world solutions are what we bring to the table.

SPEAKING.COM: Which of your keynote speaking topics are your favorites and why?

STEINBERG: Leadership. Innovation. Change Management. New Trends and Technologies. Marketing and Sales. Most of all though: Resiliency and how to do more with less.

The research is staggering. Organizations like Amazon and Google create competitive advantage by consistently experimenting with and learning from new ideas. Individuals are proven to succeed more frequently by thinking fast on their feet and resiliently forging ahead despite setbacks – not by possessing greater IQ or inborn talent.

Constant, ongoing change and evolution seem to be crucial ingredients for both personal and professional success, and with a little strategic thinking and forethought, anyone can make them work in their favor. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you’re persistent and open-minded.

Once you realize what’s happening out there, you can’t turn away, as millions of people’s lives literally depend on it.

SPEAKING.COM: What inspired you to start doing speaking engagements?

STEINBERG: A passion for educating and empowering others – giving people the insights, tools, and capabilities that they need to succeed isn’t so much a profession as a calling. Which means you don’t choose this career path so much as it chooses you. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 20 years: Every day you wake up to face uncertainty, risk, and not knowing what the future will bring. Change has always come naturally. But in fast-moving and highly-disruptive times, especially economic downturns, you start to get a sense of just how unnatural the concept may seem to others.

Likewise, you also begin to realize – especially seeing how many friends’, family members’, businesses’, brands’, and households’ fortunes and lives are often overturned – that we receive few formal tools, training, and education to deal with these kinds of upheavals. If you look, study after study shows that flexibility and resilience are key to survival. Once you realize what’s happening out there, you can’t turn away, as millions of people’s lives literally depend on it – you make a point to speak up and do something about the situation.

SPEAKING.COM: How do you keep your audience engaged and actively listening during your keynotes? Do you use case studies, personal stories and/or in your speeches?

STEINBERG: We use it all: jokes, stories, surveys, polls, fun and entertaining tales and examples. The key is to keep audiences guessing, and provide practical, meaningful stories to which they can relate. After all, these case studies and metaphors are the equivalent of mental shorthand, and offer an engaging medium through which to provide others with all sorts of little pearls of wisdom that they can take away and remember. Just because it’s educational and informative doesn’t mean it has to be boring!

SPEAKING.COM: What are some of the successes you’ve helped clients achieve?


  • Helping hundreds of government officials reengineer the shape of tomorrow’s cities.
  • Transforming the way in which literally millions of people look at the concept of innovation.
  • Providing the leaders of today’s largest finance, banking, technology, insurance, and real estate firms with the tools they need to create cultures of creativity and ownership.
  • Turning an entire online app store’s outlook around.
  • Helping today’s most successful associations and businesses find more effective ways to connect with new generations, and fundamentally redefine the way in which we look at risk, management, teamwork, and leadership strategies.

  • Exclusive Interview with Scott Steinberg
    Future-Proof Yourself, with Scott Steinberg
    In this interview, Scott Steinberg discusses:
      • Why more people don't take risks.
      • Strategies to make yourself "future proof."
      • The most crucial skill needed to succeed today.
    Read the Full Interview

    "Taking more risks (albeit smarter ones) is in fact the only way to get ahead in life and business, especially in today’s hugely fast-moving and wildly unpredictable environments."
    - Scott Steinberg

    What People are Saying about Seeing Scott Speak

    Rating Entries

    “Scott’s speech was an eye-opener for EMC. Insights from his talk, specifically his comments on how to build and foster an innovative culture, and research he covered regarding game-changing innovation in large enterprises, enabled us to spark change and innovation on a global scale. As a keynote speaker for thousands of EMC employees, customers, and partners, and in intimate conversations with top executives, Scott was a dynamo. I highly recommend him to any company interested in building innovative culture, disruptive problem-solving approaches or positive change in their organization.”
    Calvin Smith, Principal Manager, Global Innovation & Marketing, Dell EMC

    “In a world of progressive, emerging technologies and automation, Scott’s speech couldn’t have been timelier. He understood the nuances of our industry and tailored the talk perfectly. Scott was a pleasure to work with and we would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone searching for a vibrant and thoughtful speaker.”
    Debi Hamill, CEO, International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

    “Scott delivered an inspiring keynote session on ‘Innovation in the New Era of Smart’ at the IBM BusinessConnect event in Dubai. His speech was thought provoking, coherent and succinct , backed by real world innovation examples from his consulting experience. It was one of the best sessions that I have ever attended, and he held the audience engaged throughout his session. I highly recommend Scott for key note sessions on Innovation and Business Strategy.”
    Logan Vadivelu, Worldwide Smarter Process Solutions Leader, IBM

    “With over a hundred Russian agency and marketing executives attending, Scott’s Leading with Innovation presentation at our Microsoft Advertising event in Moscow provided pertinent insight into the challenges facing one of the fastest-changing industries out there: online advertising. Drawing on a wealth of case examples and industry research, Scott’s arguments underpinning the need to espouse the mantra of innovation in business hit the mark. With a high level of energy, pace and a healthy dose of good humor, Scott captured the audience’s attention and helped contribute to a really rewarding event. We’re already planning the next one…”
    Bela Papp, Microsoft Advertising CEE & MEA

    “Scott is a polished speaker with the ability to inspire leaders and help them connect innovative ideas with practical business solutions that they can implement into their operations to drive immediate change and growth.”
    Jason Barnhart, Director of Prof. Development, Public Relations Society of America

    We invited Scott to participate in a high profile management training course at our company. His involvement included contributing to the development of the content as well as delivering his message on video. The outcome was spot-on – not only by infusing his brand of knowledge and expertise but by energizing and challenging the participants. His messaging was relevant and relatable. Aside from this, he is one of the most professional and easy to work with collaborators I have ever dealt with.
    Sr. Producer, OptumRx

    Best session so far…. It was insightful and encouraged action [combined] with practical advice. I very much appreciated the multiple tips to help exercise judgment on organizations’ current state and questions to ask directly of boards/employees. It offered informative, tangible takeaways. Fabulous – 4.9 out of 5 stars!
    National Association of Corporate Directors

    “An expert speaker and facilitator of executive board retreats, Scott comes highly recommended for senior leadership events and programs. His high-impact, high-energy presentations offer a wealth of ideas, inspiration and insights…”
    Dr. DeWayne McCamish, President, American Association of Orthodontists

    “Scott did a fantastic job encouraging our company’s business leaders excitement and curiosity in changing technologies. His message was perfectly on point.”
    Tom Bauer, CIO, Hagerty

    “Scott was a dynamic, to-the-point speaker. His real world examples of how companies can innovate in small, yet impactful ways, was refreshing and well-timed. In the field of corrections, we often are stymied by the daunting path of system reform. After hearing Scott speak, many of our staff began to rethink the go big or stay home approach and began to brainstorm small, innovative ways to improve the criminal justice system.”
    Dr. Brian Lovins, Harris County CSCD and American Probation & Parole Association

    “Scott spoke and was a tremendous success! His wealth of professional experiences translated into truly engaging stories that helped apply the rich content of his book into practical, useful and actionable steps. Participants thoroughly enjoyed Scott’s warm and engaging personality, along with the tools he recommends for overcoming fear and effectively competing in today’s ever-changing work environments.””
    Lawrence Chomicki Jr., Treasurer, Association of Change Management Professionals

    “I wholeheartedly recommend Scott as a speaker and presenter. He recently gave a keynote address and received high marks from the audience, and brought home to them the importance of creating a culture to implement change. He was easy to work with in developing content, able to build his presentation to fit our audience, professional, and engaging.”
    Liz Whitney, Senior Manager, Education & Meetings, International Warehouse Logistics Association

    “Scott is a top-notch thinker, strategist, and advisor. After just a brief conversation about potential applications to the nonprofit sphere, I left with a toolbox of strategies to test and new ways of thinking. Scott is very insightful, down-to-earth, and clearly passionate about what he does.”
    Kristin Boehne, Manager Strategic Projects, United Way

    “Scott delivers a clear and succinct study of industry trends and winning company cultures. His strengths are that he delivers “in the moment” information and examples of pertinent industry issues that resonate well with the audience. I expect to see Scott back at LifeNet Health talking at our various company forums.”
    Rony Thomas, President & CEO, LifeNet Health

    Scott’s session was very well-received by our attendees. He was our closing keynote speaker and his motivational message about driving change through innovation and growth was a perfect way to end a successful event!
    California Bankers Association

    “Scott is a fantastic speaker. He energizes the audience and he is relevant with his message.”
    RD Whitney, Executive Director, The Institute of Finance and Management

    “Scott was a dynamic, to-the-point speaker. His real world examples of how companies can innovate in small, yet impactful ways, was refreshing and well-timed. In the field of corrections, we often are stymied by the daunting path of system reform. After hearing Scott speak, many of our staff began to rethink the go big or stay home approach and began to brainstorm small, innovative ways to improve the criminal justice system.”
    Dr. Brian Lovins, Harris County CSCD and American Probation & Parole Association

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    Books by Scott Steinberg:


    Get Rich Playing Games

    30 years in the making, the first book to offer everything you need to go from rags to riches in the fabulous videogame industry is here—are you ready to nail the ultimate high score? A must-have for anyone seeking a career in game art, design, audio, programming, marketing, journalism and sales! Learn how to break into the business and hit the jackpot from industry legends including Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier, Trip Hawkins, Will Wright and more! Foreword by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell.

    “Finally, a book that shows you how to make all your dreams come true—and make serious money doing it!”
        Brian Fargo, Founder, Interplay/InXile Ent.

    “Reveals the secrets of playing to win. and how to do it making great games!”
        “Wild Bill” Stealey, Founder, MicroProse/Int. Magic

    “A must-read. The first book on the videogame business that’s both insightful and entertaining.”
        Ed Zobrist, President, Sierra Online

    The Crowdfunding Bible: How To Raise Money For Any Startup, Video Game Or Project
    Dream of launching a new product, project or startup? Wish granted! Thanks to crowdfunding, today’s hottest form of investment, suddenly anyone can bring any idea or invention to life on the Internet. The world’s leading guide to raising money online, The Crowdfunding Bible shows you how to launch, market and successfully run a high-tech fundraising campaign, regardless of industry or budget. It reveals the secrets to catching the media and public’s eye, and attracting donors, in a language that everyone can understand. From books to films, albums, events and consumer products and video games, dive in to discover the new world of venture capital waiting at your fingertips.


      • Best Crowdfunding Sites and Services
      • Full Guides: How to Start and Promote Any Project
      • Expert Tips and Advice
      • PR and Social Media Strategies
      • Advice from Top Creators

    “Every entrepreneur thinking about jumping into the wild world of crowdfunding needs to read this.”
        J. Jennings Moss, Editor,

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