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.
  • Transformation Strategist, Kungfu AI
  • Ranked as One of the “World’s Top Female Futurists” and Top 7 “Women of Influence on the Future of Leadership”
  • Advisor, Retail Tomorrow  +  Future Frontiers  +  Center for Partnership Systems
  • Founder, TEDxAustin  +  TEDxYouth@Austin
  • Founder/Producer,  Career Fair For The Future  +  Femme Futurists Society

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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

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Deborah Perry Piscione

Authority on Changing Mindsets

  • Author three bestselling innovation books, Secrets of Silicon ValleyThe Risk Factor, and The People Equation
  • Former Senior Aide to The White House & US Congress
  • Principal and Co-founder of Oceana
  • Founded four companies, including Alley to the Valley®
  • Awards include: Silicon Valley Women Business Owner of the Year Award, Gracie Allen Award, The White House Project Award, Editorial Excellence Best of the Web 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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Tarun Wadhwa

Strategic Futurist and Carnegie Mellon Faculty

  • Founder of Day One Insights
  • One of the Highest Rated Instructors at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Visiting Fellow at Emory University’s Department of Political Science
  • Contributor, Forbes and The Huffington Post
  • Founder of the innovation lab AIC Chile
  • Author of the upcoming book, Identified: The Digital Transformation of Who We Are

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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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Jeff Leitner is a wonderfully inspirational speaker

Jeff Leitner

Social Innovation Pioneer & High-Stakes Strategist

  • Architect of the Unwritten Rules
  • Designer of the first doctorate in social innovation
  • Founder of Unwritten Labs
  • Founder of Insight Labs, the first philanthropic think tank
  • Fellow at New America, a think tank for American renewal
  • Author of See Think Solve: A Simple Way to Tackle Tough Problems

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