Spark Innovation With These Speakers
Is your event missing electricity? Do you want to jolt new ideas to life at your next meeting?
From healthcare to retail, here are five disruptive and innovative keynote speakers who can excite, stir up emotion, and more importantly, provoke new ideas and behaviors from your attendees.
8 SPEAKERS WHO SPARK INNOVATION
- Mick Ebeling, CEO of Not Impossible Labs
- Pauline Brown, Former Chairwoman of North America for LVMH
- Keller Rinaudo, Founder and CEO of Zipline
- Jim VandeHei & Mike Allen, CO-Founders of Axios
- Anthony Foxx, Former United States Secretary of Transportation
- Scott Harrison, Founder and CEO of charity:water
- Dr. Geoff Tabin, Co-Founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project and Professor of Global Medicine at Stanford University
- Sheryl Connelly, Manager of Global Trends & Futuring at Ford Motor Company
CEO of Not Impossible Labs
Named one of Ad Age’s ‘Top 50 most Creative People,” Mick is dedicated to making the world a better place by making innovation available to all. In war torn regions, Mick and his team at Not Impossible Labs run the world’s first 3D-printing prosthetic labs and training facilities. Dedicated to changing his life by changing the lives of others, Mick is sure to send chills down your spine and get you up creating change.
Former Chairwoman of North America for LVMH
With over 25 years of experience in retail working with one of the most established brands in the world, Pauline has honed her skills in re-inventing any brand or culture with AI: aesthetic intelligence. Asking questions like, “How does your brand make customers feel?” and “How is your product changing the game?”, she offers tips for evoking the right senses at the right time to create a lasting impact. Pauline leads conversations about developing that intangible “it” factor needed to take your company to the next level.
Founder and CEO of Zipline
One of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in consumer technology, Keller Rinaudo is a robotics and healthcare innovator who is showing the world how drone technology can be used to save lives. He is the CEO and co-founder of Zipline, which manages a system of custom robotic aircraft specifically designed to carry life-saving medical supplies to areas in need. Keller demonstrates how to bypass barriers to get results fueled by the technological revolution at hand.
Co-Founders of Axios
From building POLITICO to launching Axios, Jim and Mike have been unstoppable forces in the political and business realms. In a world where Twitter rules and the news cycle is 24/7, this duo has figured out the new recipe for existing and thriving. With a growing staff and growing recognition, these two journalists give you the inside scoop on the new types of companies that are taking the world by storm.
Former United States Secretary of Transportation
Heralded as “the Great Connector,” Sec. Foxx’s DOT embraced innovation to help solve problems by launching the Smart City Challenge, a national competition to implement bold, data-driven ideas that make transportation safer, easier, and more reliable in the winning city. Sec. Foxx is the authority on how to modernize and use the resources available to you including people, places, and things to revitalize your business.
Founder and CEO of charity:water
Harrison launched his company Charity : Water with two huge goals: To turn the concept of what charity is on its head, and to eliminate the global water crisis in his lifetime. Today, he’s known for his innovative business model—which many investors said couldn’t work—and for funding water projects in 24 countries globally. In one of the most honest and emotional presentations I’ve seen recently, he talks about making the change from being a night club promoter living a crazy and lavish lifestyle, to becoming one of the world’s most-recognized philanthropists. He talks about why it’s never too late to make a change, solving problems with new ideas, and how to overcome obstacles and challenges with creativity and innovation.
Co-Founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project and Professor of Global Medicine at Stanford University
For a speaker on reimagining problems and effective solutions, Dr. Geoff Tabin is one of the most powerful speakers on the circuit. He built and scaled a revolutionary model in eye-care surgery that took a procedure from $200 to $25 per patient—allowing blind people in third world countries to finally be able to afford life-changing surgeries. In the process, he’s restored sight to 2 million people globally. A recipient of the Dalai Lama’s “Unsung Hero of Compassion” award, Geoff talks about chasing impossible dreams, reimagining problems to create solutions that change the world, and how to know when to persevere and when to pivot.
Manager of Global Trends & Futuring at Ford Motor Company
Sheryl Connelly has served as the in-house futurist for Ford Motor Company for over a decade, where she identifies and analyzes global consumer trends to aide in the discussion of long-term planning and strategy across the entire company. Working to anticipate and predict what consumers will want, her influence stretches to include design, product development, and corporate strategy. In a fast-paced presentation, she ticks through the major trends sweeping across the globe—and how to capitalize on them now.
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