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Disruption & Innovation Speakers

We are living in an era of disruption. Companies are being displaced at an alarming rate by new technologies that are disrupting entire business models. In today's world, where the new corporate model is "disrupt or be disrupted," the key to success is innovation. Whether your group is looking for disruptive new ideas, the keys to creating a culture of innovation, or ways to incentivize breakthroughs, our innovation speakers know what works and why. Take a look at our top disruption and innovation speakers before your next event.

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CEO of Flywheel Sports and Former Pres. of Equinox Fitness & Gatorade
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Executive, activist and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O’Hagan is described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Queen of the Jocks” to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother and fitness fanatic combine. Named among Forbes “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” Sarah is the CEO of Flywheel Sports and an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands and her career includes leadership roles at some of the world’s most iconic brands – including Virgin, Nike, Gatorade, and Equinox.
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BrandingChange ManagementLeadershipMarketingRetailSalesBusiness StrategyGrowthDisruptionTurnaroundCorporate CultureRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsFemale Speakers
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
Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity...
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Neil Jacobstein is the chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University, an organization whose founders hail from Google and the X PRIZE Foundation and has a goal “to educate, inspire and empower a new generation of leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.” Jacobstein shares one of the most thoughtful and up-to-date looks at the future of technology and how it will impact a variety of industries. He explores innovation, disruption, and artificial intelligence as he offers audience a glimpse into the future and its real-world applications.
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InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintech

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

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Mike Steep is the executive director of Stanford Engineering School's Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities and he is also 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
Rita McGrath
Global Expert - Innovation & Growth Strategies
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Rita McGrath is a leading expert on growth strategy, the author of the book, 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 CultureBusiness Authors/StrategistsFemale Speakers
Futurist, Emerging Technologies Expert, Author, & Distinguished Fellow and...
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Vivek Wadhwa is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. Formerly Fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University and Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University. Previously Director of Research and Policy at Singularity University, he was also named by Foreign Policy Magazine as Top 100 Global Thinker in 2012. In 2013, TIME Magazine listed him as one of The 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech.
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InnovationEntrepreneurshipFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintechSomething Different
Disruptive Digital Visionary and Former Apple and Kodak Executive
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Don is a former Apple and Kodak executive and a successful and revered Silicon Valley entrepreneur. The mind behind the world's first consumer digital camera, Strickland rose from an engineer at Kodak to a top executive leading a team of 15,000. He left to become Apple's Vice President of Imaging and Publishing before founding and eventually selling his own start-up, PictureWorks Technology.
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InnovationChange ManagementBusiness StrategyDisruptionDecision MakingTurnaroundBusiness Leaders From Major Brands
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
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

Deliver Innovation With The Best Speakers On Disruption


What are disruption and innovation speakers? They’re some of the most popular types of speakers—and interest among audiences is only growing as technology advances. Speakers on disruption and innovation talk about the impact of emerging technology on business models and how innovation can help you get ahead of it.

Why are our keynote speakers on disruption and innovation the most qualified for this topic? Some are emerging technology, disruption, and innovation experts while others have led companies that needed to adapt to counterbalance the impact of technology on their business model.

Consider how Apple pioneered the streaming music game, or how Buzzfeed built itself on the rise of social media’s role in news. Our speakers were a part of these innovative companies and more, including Gatorade, Nike, and Trader Joe’s. And they can be a part of your event.

With the experience and know-how of our team of industry experts, we’ll help you find disruption and innovation speakers that meet your budget, theme, goals, intended audience, and other key factors. We’ll also take care of bundling event extras into your packages as desired and handle your speaker’s logistics.

Explore our curated list of leading disruption and innovation keynote speakers above or contact us for more information.

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