Top 10 Technology Speakers For 2021 Events


Is your group interested in future trends and tech innovation?

LAI represents tech experts who discuss everything from the latest tech trends, such as AI and machine learning, to cyber security and the future of technology. Here are a few names and their speaking topics we are really excited to be working with:

  • Dr. Poppy CrumExpert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution and Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories
  • Dr. Kate DarlingLeading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
  • Neil JacobsteinChair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University  
  • Jessica O. Matthews Innovator and CEO, Uncharted Power
  • Alex Stamos, Former Chief of Security at Facebook & Stanford University Professor
  • Mike SteepExecutive Director of the Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology & Digital Cities, former VP at IBM, and former Global Managing Director at Microsoft
  • Greg WilliamsEditor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine 
  • Paul ZikopoulosAward-Winning Author, Speaker, Future Trends Expert, and VP of Big Data Cognitive Systems at IBM
  • Jack Uldrich, Global Futurist & Best-Selling Author
  • Crystal Washington, Technology Marketing Strategist & Futurist

Keep reading to learn more about each of these technology experts and click on the links below to browse through each of their individual speaker profile pages and find out more about their speaking topics and expertise.

Technology Keynote Speakers for Live & Virtual Events


Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution and Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories

In 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, she helps organizations rethink everything from how they talk to consumers and understand demographic patterns to ways to personalize products and marketing strategies.


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. At this year’s SXSW, she spoke on the topic, “Is it silly to care about a robot?” and touched on how humans will be impacted as robots enter the public sphere.


Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University

For an entertaining and incredibly visual look at the specific AI algorithms and human-esque robot technologies being developed across the world now, Neil is a top choice. His speeches are thoughtful and up-to-the-minute, and he uses stories from his time consulting with NASA, Boeing, and the U.S. Air Force to light up his overview of emerging AI and robotics.


Innovator and Founder & CEO, Uncharted Power 

Named one of Fortune’s “Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs,” Jessica O. Matthews is the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, an award-winning technology company that provides clean, safe, and low-cost power and data services. Listed on over 10 patents and once invited by President Barack Obama to the White House for the America Invents Act in 2012, she takes audiences along her entrepreneurial journey of flipping the energy industry in its head, inspiring them to use disruptive technology and innovation to power the needs of people worldwide. 

Jessica O. Matthews tech speaker


Former Chief Security Officer of Facebook, former Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo, and Professor at Stanford

A cybersecurity 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 from real-life experience leading security at Facebook and Yahoo, he offers both high-level and in-the-weeds presentations for audiences seeking to understand the real-world, bottom-line impact of cybersecurity and cyber warfare. Stamos helps groups think through questions around safeguarding information and infrastructure, building a trustworthy company, and what ‘information warfare’ means in the 21st century.

Alex Stamos tech speaker


Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities, & Former SVP of Global Business Operations at PARC Xerox 

The executive director of Stanford Engineering School's Center for Disruptive Technology,  Mike Steep is at the hub of technological innovation and application. In his presentations, he draws on first-hand experience from time spent with the biggest names in Silicon Valley to instruct audiences on how to get ahead of disruptive innovation. With anecdotes from his time working for Apple, Lexmark (IBM), Microsoft, and HP, Mike dissects technological advances and subsequent business successes and failures. Viewing new technology as opportunity, Mike highlights the importance of allowing innovation to trump company culture and legacies—and not the other way around. 


Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine 

As Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, Greg Williams regularly interviews the innovators, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs and creatives who are changing the world. He writes on a variety of subjects, including innovation, technology, business, creativity and ideas. Specifically, Greg possesses a unique combination of storytelling expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the future of technology. 


Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Future Trends Expert, and VP of Big Data Cognitive Systems at IBM

A future trends, internet of things, and big data expert, Paul Zikopoulos is an award-winning speaker known for high-energy presentations filled with humor, incredible visuals, and live demos of new technologies conducted onstage. He specializes in making sense of the latest tech advances and developments for audiences and demonstrating what they mean for business development and privacy. Paul’s “choose your own adventure” style keynote encourages audiences to vote on the technology trend they most want to hear about, which he then customizes to the industry at hand.


Global Futurist & Best-Selling Author

Acclaimed global futurist, speaker, and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich is frequently asked, “What will the future look like?” His response is, “Predictably unpredictable.” So how can you prepare for the unpredictable? The answer will surprise you. The key is embracing paradox: learning to unlearn, thinking about the unthinkable, recognizing failure as a key component of success, and understanding that an awareness of one’s ignorance is a key component of true wisdom.

Jack Uldrich tech speaker


Technology Marketing Strategist & Futurist

Crystal Washington, CSP works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity! As a technology strategist and certified futurist, Crystal takes complex social media, app, and web topics, and makes them easy to understand and accessible for everyday people. Crystal’s clients comprise Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE and as a sought-after keynote speaker, she has entertained and educated audiences around the globe. She has appeared in numerous publications including EntrepreneurBloomberg Businessweek, and Forbes and is regularly called on by major television networks as a tech expert. Crystal is the author of the books One Tech Action: An Efficiency Guide for Busy Non-techie Professionals to get More Done, Build Better Relationships, and Enjoy More Free Time and The Social Media Why: A Busy Professional's Practical Guide to Using Social Media Including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, and Blogs for Business.

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