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How do you see the opportunities in your industry before the competition? Where should your organization be playing? What is the strategic plan for your group? How do you drive growth? Get help answering these questions and energize your leadership team behind a shared strategy with one of our business strategy speakers. These experts are leading the field in terms of strategic thinking, planning, implementation, and execution.

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Ken Schmidt, Business and Communication Strategist
Former Director of Communications at Harley-Davidson
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Ken Schmidt is the legendary former director of communications strategy for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. He played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history, and his vision helped transform Harley into one of the world’s most dominant brands. He is widely known as a provocative and engaging thought leader. Funny and energetic, he shares stories of how to compete with weapons stronger than price, build a fanatically vocal customer base, create a passionately loyal corporate culture, and develop leaders who inspire and motivate.
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BrandingCustomer ExperienceLeadershipMarketingRetailSalesBusiness StrategyGrowthConsumer BehaviorDecision MakingTurnaroundCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major Brands
Marketing Professor and Best-Selling Author of Contagious
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Have you ever wondered why more salespeople buy BMWs than other cars? Or why a name’s popularity grows after a hurricane of that name hits? Jonah Berger has the answers. A marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the New York Times best-selling author of Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior, Berger has spent the last decade studying how social influence works, why certain ideas and products catch on, and what we can do to make ourselves more influential. He shares with audiences the keys to harnessing this “influence” to forge great partnerships, sell slow-moving products, and be more intentional with business strategies. His work is regularly published in top-tier journals, he consults for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, and popular outlets like Harvard Business Review often cover his work.
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BrandingMarketingRelationship BuildingRetailSalesSocial Media & Social NetworkingGrowthDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataConsumer BehaviorDecision MakingCorporate CultureBusiness Authors/Strategists
Former COO & President of Buzzfeed, Former CEO of Daily Mail North America,...
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Jon Steinberg is the founder and CEO of Cheddar, a new video media company sitting at the intersection of business news and culture. He was named to Ad Age’s 2015 40 under 40. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of DailyMail.com North America. Steinberg grew U.S. revenue 45% while at Daily Mail and doubled direct advertising revenue. He joined DailyMail.com from BuzzFeed where he was President & Chief Operating Officer, responsible for business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed became a global and profitable social advertising business working with over half of the top 100 brands. He grew the company from 15 employees to over 500. Steinberg was previously Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google’s SMB (small medium business) partnerships team.
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Generations & DemographicsLeadershipSocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyDisruptionTurnaroundFintechCorporate CultureRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOs
Tech Strategist & Fmr. VP of Yahoo!
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Salim Ismail is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations – required reading at the world’s top brands, and the Founder and Chair of ExO Works. The former executive director at Singularity University and a former Yahoo! exec who built and sold his company to Google, he consults on innovation and growth. Believing that “if you aren’t disrupting your business or industry, someone else is,” he shares jaw-dropping insights on how companies can leverage technology and strategy to grow 10 times faster than their peers. He turns cutting edge ideas into thriving startups and applies leading-edge thinking to invigorate industries.
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InnovationChange ManagementFuture TrendsBusiness StrategyTechnologyGrowthDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsBusiness Authors/Strategists
Founder & CEO of Karrikins Group, Best-Selling Author, and World-Class...
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Peter Sheahan is the Founder and Group CEO of Karrikins Group – a global growth-oriented consulting firm focused on elevating their clients to be the obvious choice in the hearts and minds of their customers, communities, and employees. Peter is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across 7 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times. Peter has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health.
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InnovationChange ManagementHuman ResourcesSalesBusiness StrategyTechnologyGrowthDisruptionCorporate CultureCEOsBusiness Authors/Strategists
Renowned Business Strategist, Best-Selling Author, & Popular Fast Company...
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Kaihan Krippendorff is an acclaimed business strategist. He has insider knowledge of the world’s most innovative businesses through his popular Fast Company blog and is the best-selling author of Outthink the Competition. With actionable content and tremendous stage presence, he teaches audiences how to think about problems differently and apply those lessons to business. His goal is to help his audience create “fourth options” for themselves – the strategic advantages their competitors don’t see, don’t expect, and cannot (or will not) emulate.
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InnovationEntrepreneurshipSalesBusiness StrategyGrowthDecision MakingCorporate CultureBusiness Authors/Strategists
Repeat Best-Selling Author and Former CEO of Charles Schwab
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David Pottruck, the former CEO of Charles Schwab, is the author of the best-sellers Clicks and Mortar and Stacking the Deck. Through anecdotes and lessons learned from his storied career, he shows audiences how to approach and overcome the challenges of change, offering a nine-step plan for leaders. Named by Smart Money as one of the three most influential executives in the world of investing, his expertise spans finance, retail, transportation, and technology, and he is consistently ranked as the top faculty member at the Wharton School of Business.
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Change ManagementLeadershipGrowthDecision MakingCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOs
Technology and Innovation Expert, Best-Selling Author
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When brands like Google, Starbucks, Shopify and GE want to use technology to better connect with their consumers, they call Mitch Joel. Mitch is the best-selling author of Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete, and the President of Mirum, a global digital marketing agency operating in 25 countries with close to 3000 employees. He shares how to not only adapt to but succeed in the new digital, hyper-connected business environment. He is a charismatic and funny storyteller, and takes audiences on an exciting ride that helps them understand how to manage disruption and leverage technology to outpace the competition.
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InnovationBrandingFuture TrendsLeadershipMarketingSocial Media & Social NetworkingBusiness StrategyTechnologyDisruptionConsumer Behavior

Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology...

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Michael (Mike) Steep is the executive director of Stanford Engineering School's Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities and the former senior vice president of global business operations at innovation mega-hub, PARC Xerox. He draws on first-hand experience and anecdotes from time spent with the biggest names in Silicon Valley to instruct audiences on how to get ahead of disruptive innovation. Viewing new technology as opportunity, Mike highlights the importance of allowing innovation to trump company culture and legacies—and not the other way around.
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InnovationChange ManagementFuture TrendsBusiness StrategyTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataBusiness Leaders From Major Brands

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