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Local Keynote Speakers in San Francisco, California

Got a Bay Area-based event? From experts in disruptive technology and preventative medicine to artificial intelligence and innovative marketing, San Francisco is home to a wide-array of talented speakers. At Leading Authorities, our team of experts will help you find the perfect speaker for your event, no matter its type or topic. And, by booking local, you'll save money on speaker travel and logistical fees! Check out our extensive roster of San Franciscan keynote speakers below, and click on individual speaker pages for more information on each speaker.

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Stamos-Alex

Former Chief of Security at Facebook & Stanford University Professor

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Alex Stamos is a cybersecurity expert, business leader and entrepreneur working to improve the security and safety of the Internet through his teaching and research at Stanford University. Stamos is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute, a William J. Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, and a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution. As a Chief Security Officer at Facebook and Yahoo and a co-founder of iSEC Partners, Alex has investigated and responded to some of the most seminal events in the short history of cybersecurity and has been called the “Forrest Gump of Info Sec” by friends. He is working on election security via the Defending Digital Democracy Project and advising NATO’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. He has spoken on six continents, testified in Congress, served as an expert witness for the wrongly accused, earned a BSEE from UC Berkeley and holds five patents.
Topics & Types
Cyber SecuritySocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataMedia

Former CISO at Twitter and Former Head of Security at Mozilla

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Michael Coates was previously the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Twitter where is organization worked to protect users, systems, and data for nearly 300 million users. Prior to Twitter, Michael was the Director of Product Security at Shape Security. In this role, Michael worked with a specialized team to drastically change the way organizations defend their applications against modern application attacks. Prior to that, Michael was head of security for Mozilla where he built and lead the security assurance program to protect nearly half a billion Firefox users, Mozilla web applications, and infrastructure. Before building and leading security programs, Michael assessed, compromised, and secured applications and networks for some of the largest banks, governments, and enterprises around the world.

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Cyber SecurityFuture TrendsSocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyCrisis ManagementBusiness Leaders From Major Brands
Jacobstein-Neil
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 TrendsRetailTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintech

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 ManagementChinaFuture TrendsBusiness StrategyTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintechBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAuthors

Columnist, New York Times

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Farhad Manjoo is a leading and influential Silicon Valley voice and an opinion columnist for The New York Times. He formerly wrote the Times’ “State of the Art” column. In that role, Manjoo reviewed the latest devices and innovations in addition to a wide variety of tech-related topics including the emergence of new media, Silicon Valley and start-up culture, and the ways in which politics, society, and business are being shaped by the rapid emergence of new technologies.
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InnovationFuture TrendsSocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyAuthors

CEO & Founder of Hearsay Labs, Social Networking Expert, Author of The...

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Clara is CEO and Founder of Hearsay Corporation, which provides software to help companies securely manage and measure their presence across Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. In 2007, Clara created the first business application on Facebook with her Faceconnector application, which integrates Facebook and Salesforce CRM.

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BrandingEntrepreneurshipLeadershipMarketingSalesSocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsAuthorsFemale Speakers
Dean Ornish, Renowned Health, Diet, and Nutrition Expert

Founder & President of Preventive Medicine Research Institute

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Dean Ornish, MD, is clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Dean Ornish is also the founder and president of the non-profit, Preventive Medicine Research Institute. For over 30 years, Dr. Dean Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even the most severe coronary heart disease without drugs or surgery. His current research shows that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, "turning on" disease-preventing genes and "turning off" genes that promote cancer and heart disease.
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HealthcareHealth, Happiness, & Wellness
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
Tom Fishburne, Founder of Marketoonist and Author of Your Ad Ignored Here

Founder of Marketoonist and Author of Your Ad Ignored Here

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Tom Fishburne is the founder of Marketoonist, a marketing agency focused on the unique medium of cartoons. Since 2010, they’ve developed marketing campaigns for businesses such as Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Dell, and Kronos. Sitting at the intersection of entertainment and hard-hitting marketing insight, Tom delivers branded content for some of the world’s biggest players and creates campaigns and animations that often go viral. In speeches, he uses cartoons and case studies to tell visual stories about marketing and innovation, blending humor and insight to deliver important takeaways and new ways of thinking about marketing and business to engaged audiences worldwide.
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BrandingMarketingSomething Different

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