3 Innovation Speaker Ideas

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Innovation is one of the year’s hottest topics. We get a lot of requests for speakers who can talk about the biggest technological breakthroughs and how they’ll affect business and daily life. Here are 3 types of tech speakers we represent that you may be interested in, and ideas for each category:

The Inventor

Jerry Kaplan

If you are addicted to a touch screen device like an iPhone or an iPad, you have Jerry Kaplan to thank for it. The inventor of the touch screen software also created the first online auction website (before eBay, who eventually acquired his patent), and currently focuses on the development of artificial intelligence. He talks about the future of AI, the coming age of robots, and how that technology will affect business and the economy.

The Business Executive

Mike Steep

As SVP of Global Business Operations at PARC (a Xerox company), Mike Steep travels the globe advising companies including P&G, Boeing, and BMW on how to best “operationalize,” or implement and monetize, tech breakthroughs. He’s the expert who teaches companies how to best pursue and foster a culture of innovation.

The Writer

Patrick Tucker

Patrick Tucker is the science and technology editor for The Atlantic’s innovation-focused website Defense One. He’s a futurist, an expert on big data and cyber security, and the author of 2014’s The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? If you’re looking for a speaker who can paint a picture of what the future will look like, Patrick’s your guy.

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