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9 Tech & Innovation Speakers

by Maddie Donnelly
Best Tech and Innovation Speakers

A few of the biggest topics on the circuit right now include technology, disruption, innovation, and future trends. These speakers will break it down for you and explain what is going on in this era of disruption where companies are looking to innovate every day, technology trends are constantly changing, and historical technology transformations are occurring.

We have compiled a list of speakers  share with you our top speaker recommendations for these trending topics.

These nine keynote speakers will inform and engage audiences on a host of topics that are both entertaining and practicalfrom cyber security experts to robotics experts, Leading Authorities speakers bureau has an expert for you.

9 Tech & Innovation Speakers

  1. Alex Stamos, Former Chief of Security at Facebook & Professor at Stanford
  2. Hakeem Oluseyi, Astrophysicist, Space Science Education Lead for NASA, and Inspirational Speaker
  3. Poppy Crum, Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution and Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories
  4. Kate Darling, Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
  5. Ramez Naam, Leading Expert on Innovation and Disruptive Technologies
  6. Sekou Andrews, Creator of "Poetic Voice" & Inspirational Speake
  7. Bran Ferren, Technologist, Designer, Engineer, and Former President of Research and Development at Walt Disney Imagineering
  8. Dex-Torricke Barton, Former Head of Communications at SpaceX, Executive Communications Manager at Facebook, & Executive at Google
  9. Mitch Joel, Technology and Innovation Expert & Best-Selling Author

Keep scrolling to read more about each of these speakers!

Technology Speakers

Alex Stamos 

Former Chief of Security at Facebook & Professor at Stanford

A cyber security expert and business leader who has spent his career improving the security and safety of the internet, Alex Stamos has one of the most-compelling and fascinating talks on cyber security on the circuit. Speaking completely from real-life experience (he also led security at Yahoo), he shares fascinating stories and offers both high-level and in-the-weeds presentations for audiences seeking to understand the real-world, bottom-line impact of cyber security and cyber warfare. Learn more about Alex here.

Hakeem Oluseyi 

Astrophysicist, Space Science Education Lead for NASA, and Inspirational Speaker

Born into deep poverty in Mississippi, Dr. Oluseyi grew up in some of the roughest neighborhoods in the country, which led him to spending most of his time indoors reading and watching PBS nature shows, where he realized his love of science and space. He went on to obtain three degrees, 12 patents for inventions in modern computer chips, and to work on Nobel Prize-winning research projects. Funny, honest, and incredibly inspiring, Hakeem moves audiences to never give up while offering a glimpse into galaxy secrets currently being unlocked by the world’s top minds. He’s also the author of the forthcoming memoir The Stars in My Soul: My Unlikely Journey Through Space and Time, to which the movie rights have already been bought! Learn more about Hakeem here.

Poppy Crum 

Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution, Stanford University Adjunct Professor, Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, Neuroscientist, and Technologist

Dr. Crum is the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and an Adjunct Professor in Computer Research at Stanford University. In fast-paced and thought-provoking presentations that encourage audiences to embrace new technology rather than fear it, Dr. Crum looks at how technology is starting to read human physiology to provide instant feedback that can enhance personal performance, health, and communication. Whether exploring how technology will be able to predict the future onset of a life-altering medical conditions just by picking up on changes in speech patterns, or how we will eventually be able to “retrain” our brains as we sleep to improve daily function, Dr. Crum helps organizations rethink everything from how they talk to consumers and understand demographic patterns to ways to personalize products and marketing strategies. Learn more about Poppy here.

DISRUPTION & INNOVATION SPEAKERS

Kate Darling 

Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in robotics and human-robot interactions. Able to take complex ideas and make them conversational and even fun, she is a research specialist at MIT, former Harvard professor, and former Yale fellow. She studies emerging AI and automation technology and talks about the ways these breakthroughs will impact human beings, industries, and societies in the near-term future. She recently gave a TED talk that was just posted online and already has 600,000 views. Plus, she often brings her robots on site and lets attendees play with them, which audiences love. Learn more about Kate here.

Ramez Naam 

Leading Expert on Innovation and Disruptive Technologies

Ramez Naam spent 13 years at Microsoft leading teams working on AI, big data, and internet search and holds more than 20 patents including several as co-author with Bill Gates. Currently, a Singularity University co-chair, Naam offers a fast-paced presentation on technology disruption and reviews the “8 Things Disruptors Do,” leaving audiences with practical takeaways on innovating from the bottom up, giving your team permission to fail, capitalizing on the network effect, riding the wave of disruption instead of fighting against it, and more. Learn more about Ramez Naam here

Sekou Andrews 

Creator of "Poetic Voice" & Inspirational Speaker

Sekou disrupted what a conventional keynote speaker looks like and is a true unicorn in the industry. Powerful and with a unique ability to connect with audiences, Sekou’s motivational speeches are more performance than keynote speech and are each 100% customized. He grabs the audience through an emotional and intellectual connection while packing his performance with takeaways on the power of storytelling and the need to stay ahead of your industry’s emerging trends. At a recent speech in Vegas, Sekou kept getting interrupted by applauses because so many attendees just got into it. Learn more about Sekou here.

Business Strategy & Futurist Speakers

Bran Ferren 

Technologist, Designer, Engineer, & Former President of Research and Development at Walt Disney Imagineering

Bran Ferren is a technologist, designer, engineer, and former President of R&D at Walt Disney Imagineering. Named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company, Ferren talks about how technology will transform human experience, as well as how to combine design and engineering to develop products that stand the test of time. Learn more about Bran here.

Dex Torricke-Barton 

Former Head of Communications at SpaceX, Executive Communications Manager at Facebook, & Executive at Google

Dex provides a personalized, high-level overview of the technology mega trends transforming businesses plus predictions for what will be important in the next 5 years. With unbelievable anecdotes of his time working directly with Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, he talks about the ways technology is changing how we communicate with one another, with elected officials, and with other nations. Learn more about Dex here.

Mitch Joel 

Technology and Innovation Expert & Best-Selling Author

Mitch talks about how technology is creating disruption in almost every industry. His presentations focus on why not to view disruption as destruction—but rather as opportunity—and how to find “micro-transactions” to invest it. Mitch has 100% new content in every speech he gives, meaning you get an up-to-the-minute overview of what’s changing in technology now. Learn more about Mitch here.

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