by 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.