Best Innovation Speakers

Innovation

Disruptive Innovation | Creativity | Execution | Risk-Taking | Cultures of Innovation | Flux Economy | Collaboration | Diverse Perspectives

 

Nancy Giordano

Strategic Futurist, Corporate Strategist, Keynote Speaker

  • Founder & CEO, Play Big Inc.
  • Lecturer, Singularity University
  • Ranked as One of the “World’s Top Female Futurists” and Top 7 “Women of Influence on the Future of Leadership”
  • Curator of TEDxAustin and TEDxYouth@Austin
  • Producer of Gigaom Change leadership summit
  • Strategic Advisor, Kung Fu Artificial Intelligence

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Robert Safian

Editor-in-Chief/Managing Editor for Fast Company, Time, Fortune, Money

  • Founder of The Flux Group
  • Former Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company
  • Former Managing Editor of Money, Fortune, Time
  • 2-time winner, “Magazine of the Year” Award
  • Awarded “Editor of the Year” and “Innovator of the Year”

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Vivek Wadhwa

Technology & Innovation Author and Futurist

  • Fellow/Professor, Harvard and Carnegie Mellon
  • Globally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post
  • Founder and CEO, Relativity Technologies
  • Former EVP/CTO, Seer Technologies
  • Author, Your Happiness Was Hacked
  • Author, The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future

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Deborah Perry Piscione

Authority on Changing Mindsets

  • International bestselling author, Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World
  • Author two additional bestsellers, The Risk Factor and The People Equation
  • Former Senior Aide to The White House & US Congress
  • Founded four companies, including Alley to the Valley®
  • Awards include: Silicon Valley Women Business Owner of the Year Award, The White House Project Award

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Joel Cohen

Emmy-Winning Writer & Producer, The Simpsons

  • Awards: 2 Emmys and 3 Writer's Guild Award as Producer and Writer, The Simpsons
  • Earned an MBA at York University
  • Former Ad Executive/Manager, Turner Broadcasting
  • Former writer for Saturday Night Live and Suddenly Susan
  • Author, How to Lose a Marathon: A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters

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The Honorable Michelle Lee

Technology and Innovation Pioneer

  • Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office (2015-17)
  • Under Secretary of Commerce
  • Former Google Executive and Deputy Counsel
  • Computer Scientist, MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Hewlett-Packard’s Research Laboratories
  • Co-founder, Chief IP Counsels (ChIPs)

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Tarun Wadhwa

Strategic Futurist and Carnegie Mellon Faculty

  • Founder of Day One Insights
  • One of the Highest Rated Instructors at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Contributor, Forbes and The Huffington Post
  • Author, Identified: The Digital Transformation of Who We Are
  • Co-Founder and COO of AIC Chile

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Jeanne Bliss

Leadership Authority and Bestselling Author

  • Pioneered the position of Chief Customer Officer
  • CCO of Lands’ End, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker, and Allstate
  • Author of the international bestseller, Chief Customer Officer
  • Author of three other bestselling leadership books.
  • Co-founded the Customer Experience Professionals Association (PXPA)

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