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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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Robinson-Steve

Former Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President of Chick-fil-A

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Steve Robinson served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Chick-fil-A, the nation’s most profitable food chain, from 1981 to 2015. Responsible for overseeing all of the brand’s traditional marketing support, advertising, brand development innovation, menu innovation, and hospitality strategies, he was integrally involved in the company’s incredible growth trajectory. Robinson helped take the chicken chain from 184 stores and $100 million in annual revenue when he assumed his position, to more than 2,100 stores and $6.8 billion in annual sales upon his retirement. He is credited with identifying and rolling out the company’s “Eat Mor Chikin” branding and campaign, which is now recognized worldwide. He is also the author of the new book, Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand, due out in Spring 2019. He offers insights on building brand loyalty, creating a unique brand culture that stands out in a crowded global marketplace, and why success and culture are often so tightly linked.
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BrandingCustomer ExperienceCorporate Social Responsibility LeadershipMarketingConsumer BehaviorCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAuthors
Rita McGrath

Global Expert - Innovation & Growth Strategies

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Rita McGrath is a leading expert on growth strategy, the author of The End of Competitive Advantage, and one of Columbia Business School’s most popular professors. Named a top thought leader by Thinkers50, she shares insights and exercises on how to align business operations to the coming environment – capturing opportunities fast, exploiting them decisively, and quickly moving on – including disruptive innovation and the social and technological forces that create opportunity. Audiences value her ability to connect cutting edge research to practical business problems.
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InnovationLeadershipBusiness StrategyGrowthDisruptionDecision MakingCorporate CultureAuthorsFemale Speakers

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 the books "Contagious: Why Things Catch On" and "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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InnovationBrandingMarketingRelationship BuildingRetailSalesSocial Media & Social NetworkingGrowthDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataConsumer BehaviorDecision MakingCorporate CultureAuthors
Kevin Gaskell
Former Group CEO of BMW GB, Former CEO of Porsche GB, and Former CEO of...
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As CEO of four successful world class brands, and as a serial entrepreneur who has built international companies from nothing more than ‘a good idea,’ Kevin has created over $5 billion in shareholder value and yet has still found time to climb the world’s highest mountains, walk to both North and South Poles, compete in international sport and play in a rock band. His energy and leadership has helped companies including Porsche GB, BMW GB, Lamborghini GB, epyx and EurotaxGlass’s to achieve world class levels of customer service and financial performance. A highly motivational and engaging speaker, he passionately believes that ordinary people can deliver extraordinary results given the invitation to believe in the goal and the opportunity to contribute towards its achievement.
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BrandingChange ManagementCustomer ExperienceEntrepreneurshipRetailBusiness StrategyGrowthConsumer BehaviorTurnaroundCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOs

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 BrandsCEOsMedia

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 BrandsAuthors
Charlotte-Pearce-Inkpact

Millennial Entrepreneur & CEO of thriving business Inkpact

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Millennial, award-winning entrepreneur, CEO of Inkpact and women-in-tech ambassador. Charlotte is an inspiring and motivational speaker whose mission is to bring delight and connection to the heart of business communications. Using innovative and disruptive tech, Inkpact, successfully transforms digital email campaigns into beautiful, handwritten notes at scale. The letters are written by hand, by a freelance community of scribes - The Scribe Tribe, who make up the heart of the business. The thriving community of over 100 UK and US based creative freelancers leverage the flexible working hours and equal opportunity employment to earn in their spare time whilst doing work they love. Inkpact has recently launched a successful salesforce app allowing businesses to scale thoughtfulness at the touch of a button. Charlotte is a passionate and energetic leader who leads with heart. She has built a flexible and collaborative culture internally, provides work to those who prefer flexibility and has revolutionized the depth of connection companies can experience with their customers, through the power of innovative tech and human heart. Expertise: Charlotte is on a mission to connect the head and the heart of business and to drive innovation in the way humans and technology co-create meaningful experiences and lasting business relationships.
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InnovationBrandingCreativityCustomer ExperienceEntrepreneurshipGenerations & DemographicsInspiration & MotivationMarketingBusiness StrategyTechnologyCEOsFemale Speakers

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. He is the best-selling author of the award-winning business books, Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete, and the founder of Six Pixels Group. He's also the former president of Mirum, a global digital marketing agency operating in 25 countries with close to 3,000 employees. Mitch has been called “one of North America’s leading visionaries” and the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” by Strategy Magazine, he was listed as one of the “Speakers Worth Catching” by Forbes, and he was recognized in the highly prestigious “Top 40 Under 40”… but he's much more than that. He is a charismatic and engaging storyteller, and takes audiences on an exciting ride that helps them understand not only adapt to but succeed in the new digital, hyper-connected business environment. His speaking style is big, engaging, entertaining, educating, and eyebrow raising. Your audience will leave informed and ready to tackle the future... today.
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InnovationBrandingFuture TrendsLeadershipMarketingSocial Media & Social NetworkingBusiness StrategyTechnologyDisruptionConsumer BehaviorFintechTED SpeakersAuthors
Former President of Trader Joe’s
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Doug Rauch, a legendary former president of Trader Joe’s, was instrumental in leading the company’s transformation from a 7/11 knockoff to what Fortune magazine called the “hottest retailer in the U.S.” In eye-opening presentations, he shares insights on building a great business based on culture, innovation, leadership, and teamwork. He shows leaders how to push for new and better ways to perform, and audiences walk away with knowledge of how to create a self-sustaining culture of innovation, build a brand in a competitive marketplace, and lead with a purpose.
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InnovationBrandingCustomer ExperienceCorporate Social Responsibility LeadershipRetailTeamworkDisruptionTurnaroundBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOs

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