Lior Zoref: A Bottom-Up Approach to Organizational Problem Solving
- Inspires a fresh perspective and shares techniques on using new forms of intelligence that allow organizations to innovate and problem-solve in record time
- Charismatically captivates the audience with live interactions which can include surprising elements like an ox or a snake live on stage
- Unravels the awe-inspiring potential and profound risks of artificial intelligence
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Lior Zoref Researcher, Advisor, TED Speaker, & Best-Selling Author Whether we need to make better business decisions, find innovative solutions to big challenges, or transform our lives, new forms of intelligence are the key to making quicker, wiser, more objective decisions. And when it comes to the latest advancements in collective and artificial intelligence, Dr. Lior Zoref is the authority to turn to. Dr. Zoref is a researcher, advisor, TED speaker, and author of the best-selling book, Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything. His speech at the TED 2012 Conference in Long Beach, California, was widely-recognized as a conference favorite. Dr. Zoref received a standing ovation for the out-of-the-box, insightful, and hilarious presentation, which The New Yorker dubbed “delightful.” In addition to bringing an Ox live on stage, Zoref used personal stories—including a poll of the audience—to illustrate its power. Originally from Israel and having previously spent 14 years as a vice president in marketing at Microsoft, he is currently a researcher and advisor whose work has been featured in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, NPR, The Huffington Post, and more.
In his fascinating and highly-engaging talks, Dr. Zoref looks at the ways organizations and individuals can draw on collective intelligence to create a greater output with less effort. He shares techniques major corporations are using now to innovate and problem-solve in record time—all by using the power of “we.” A passionate speaker, Zoref inspires a new look at the ways we think and make decisions in the era of artificial intelligence. He helps clients shed outdated methods and protocol to leapfrog the competition, and shares ways to “supercharge” intelligence and making dreams come true by drawing on resources that already exist.
After the success of Dr. Zoref’s TED talk, his book, Mindsharing, further emphasized the power of collective intelligence, exploring how to benefit from the power of fifty, five hundred, or five thousand brains. Translated into many languages, the book was listed by Inc. magazine as one of the “best books for entrepreneurs” alongside books from business legends including Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Tony Hsieh. It looks at why few of us come close to using the full potential of our professional or personal networks.
Celebrated as “a genius who is also an ordinary guy,” Dr. Zoref has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most innovative organizations including Google, MIT Media Lab, Columbia University, The White House, Nike, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. Dr. Zoref has also been invited to speak and keynote at world-renowned technology summits including TED, TEDMED, Biomed, and TechEd where he shared the stage with figures like Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jeff Bezos, and more.
WE are smarter than ME: From the perspective of a leading intelligence researcher and former vice president of marketing at Microsoft, this talk inspires a new look at the future of intelligence, the ways we make difficult decisions in the era of collective and artificial intelligence. Motivating organizations to set big goals, think even bigger, and make their wildest dreams and most ambitious goals come true, Zoref’s inspirational talk outlines the ways individuals and global corporations can use new forms of intelligence to get ahead. If the old saying is true that two brains are better than one, mindsharing—and this talk from Dr. Zoref—show how to benefit from the power of fifty, five hundred, or even five thousand human and artificial brains.
Thank you again for speaking at our CEO Summit. This was our 22nd annual event and your presentation was the best we ever had. It had everything we would want: An important moving message, a compelling personal story and a lasting impact. You were gracious with your time and I know many people followed up with meaningful conversations with you and others.
I see a lot of keynotes, and few have ever made me deeply feel. It was an honor to have you speak at our event!
You were amazing! We were all talking about you after you left and how perfect your message was and it resonated personally as well!
In your pleasant, humble and humorous way, Lior walked us through his personal story while gifting us with key methods and technics of giving a presentation. I can already see the change and the step up of the team.
I invited Lior to present to our Microsoft Europe leadership team. They all LOVED IT! It was refreshing, relevant and most insightful. The session worked very well for a diverse audience and feedback was excellent.