Speakers

Robert Safian

Founder of The Flux Group
Managing Editor - Fast Company, Time, Fortune, Money

Highlighting the Future of Business

Robert Safian is one of the most sought after speakers, moderators and interviewers in modern business.  From leadership positions at Fast Company, Time, Fortune and Money, to incisive analysis across multiple TV networks, podcasts and digital platforms, Safian has been lauded as an unparalleled source of insight on the future of global enterprise.  He is not only among the most acclaimed publishing executives in history but has deep relationships across the C-suite in multiple industries, accessing the cutting-edge developments that are reshaping our world.

Nancy Giordano

Nancy Giordano

Strategic Futurist, Corporate Strategist, Keynote Speaker

Leading Expert on Creating the Future

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands.  Executives love her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the shifts ahead and to guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.

Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa

Technology & Innovation Author, Academic and Futurist

Technology's Great Communicator

Technology is creating the most exciting innovations the world has ever seen.  It is also causing anxiety about our future.  Navigating technological change at light speed is much harder if you don't have a trusted Sherpa to be your guide.  Vivek Wadhwa has become a globally respected voice on advancing technologies and innovation (He was just named Silicon Valley Forum's 2018 VISIONARY AWARD-WINNER. Past honorees include Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Linda Rottenberg, Scott McNealy, Ray Kurzweil, Reed Hastings, Tim O'Reilly, Padmasree Warrior, Anne Wojcicki, Reid Hoffman).

Dr Lance Secretan

Dr. Lance Secretan

Bestselling Leadership Authority and Award-winning Keynote Speaker

Authentic Leadership Pioneer

Breakthroughs!  As leaders, we strive for meaningful breakthroughs that raise the level of performance and achieve something we are proud of. But things get in the way. Dr. Lance Secretan has spent his life experiencing and understanding these obstacles, and has inspired countless leaders to focus on the things that really matter, that make people want to follow, and that make leadership authentically great.

Rebecca Costa

Rebecca Costa

The World’s Leading Authority on Leadership Decision-Making and “Fast Adaptation”

The Best Decisions Win

History is clear on this…great leaders, and those they lead, are defined by critical decisions made at the right time.  Yet we have entered a new age, where for the first time in human history we have enough data to predict the future. Advanced tools, from Big Data, predictive analytics, genomics, artificial intelligence, and other technologies have made it possible to pinpoint future results with mind-blowing accuracy—cracking the door to what Rebecca Costa calls predaptation: the ability to adapt before the fact. 

Joel Cohen

Joel Cohen

Emmy-Winning Writer & Co-Executive Producer, The Simpsons

How Sustained Creativity is Making History

What does it take to stay creative and innovative for 30 straight years?
What lessons can be drawn from the process and group dynamics of a hit TV show?
How do you fix a leaky water heater?

Joel Cohen can answer two of those questions.

As the Emmy award-winning writer and producer for The Simpsons, the longest-running American scripted primetime television series in history, Joel has been a key part of the show’s success. Since its debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons has broadcast more than 600 episodes, and was named by Time as “The greatest TV show of the 20th century.” It has won dozens of awards, including 31 Primetime Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards, and a Peabody Award.

Deborah Perry Piscione

Deborah Perry Piscione

Bestselling Innovation Author and Entrepreneur

The Voice of the Innovation Generation

We know that great leaders are defined by the extraordinary people that they lead.  What makes Deborah Perry Piscione so special is that she has uncovered the DNA from the inspired cultures of the most innovative companies in the world.

Tarun Wadhwa

Tarun Wadhwa

Carnegie Mellon Academic, Author and Strategic Disruptor

The Era of Disruptors and Reinventionists

The most fascinating things in life are those that surprisingly pop-up out of nowhere and inexplicably capture our attention.  After all, we are hardwired with a fight-or-flight instinct that demands that we notice anything disruptive.  Tarun Wadhwa has lived his whole life examining rule-changing innovative disruptions and how they affect our business and personal lives, and may be the clearest and most accurate futurist alive today.

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Top Innovation Executive, Author & Keynote Speaker

 The Art of Business Disruption

History reveals the dirty little secret of innovation: Its potential remains dormant unless it is coupled with a business system that unleashes its disruptive energy - either by unsettling an existing industry or by creating a new one - and channels that energy into a value-capturing enterprise. On occasion, a technology innovation can give birth to new streams of value that are evolutionary, if not revolutionary.   This is where Alexandra Wilkis Wilson has won her acclaim.