Top Technology Keynote Speakers of 2017
A wise man once told me that in a world of technological advances, saying “I don’t know” is no longer considered an acceptable answer. Thanks to technology, you can find the answer to just about any question in a matter of seconds right at your fingertips. With the constant evolution of technology, you risk falling behind your competition if you’re not evolving, making upgrades and always improving.
As a result, businesses are always looking to new technology to create a workforce that is more productive, more efficient, and more innovative. For example, earlier this month, Apple unveiled the company’s long awaited competitor to the Amazon Echo smart speaker at the company’s WWDC conference. Like the Echo and the Google Home, the HomePod is an always-listening speaker that plays music, answers questions and controls your smart home. Apple has set the expectation that its HomePod will sound better than both the Amazon Echo and the Google Home, and they will have to follow through in order for it to outdo the highly competent competition.
With so much competition in a technological world, finding the answers to your questions is both easy and necessary. Our advice: ask a technology keynote speaker to your next event. Technology keynote speakers are experts in their field. These thought leaders research, develop, and implement some of the greatest technology in the workforce today. With so much information available in today’s world, these top technology keynote speakers can help you find your solution and achieve success.
Working to expand the human possibilities of technology, Mick Ebeling was named one of Wired magazine’s 2015 “Make Tech Human” thought leaders. In 2014, he was awarded the Muhammed Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and named one of Ad Age‘s ‘Top 50 Most Creative People.”
Ebeling is a film/television/commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. The CEO of Not Impossible Labs, Ebeling founded the organization that develops creative solutions to address real-world problems on his firm belief that nothing is impossible. Driven to help many by telling the story of extraordinary individuals, Not Impossible continues to drive forward on projects that utilize technology for the sake of humanity.
Ebeling’s first book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done, recounts his life experiences, and projects the EyeWriter and Project Daniel. Praised by Jillian Michaels as “a road map to changing your life by changing the lives of others,” and hailed by Deepak Chopra as “the template for a new science of consciousness,” the book is now in its fifth printing.
Tom Koulopoulos is President and Founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank and advisory firm. Delphi was founded in 1989 and has served nearly 20,000 clients across all industries, federal and state government agencies around the world.
Since launching Delphi Group in 1989, Mr. Koulopoulos propelled Delphi to its position as an Inc. 500 company (one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the USA) with global offices, a trusted brand, and a leading independent advisor on business and technology trends to large enterprise and government.
Tom is also a columnist for Inc.com; an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, where he teaches graduate courses on Innovation; a Board member of the Kaplan School for Information Technology; and a faculty member of Harvard University’s School of Public Health. Tom has also been an adjunct professor at the Boston College Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management and a guest lecturer at the Boston University Graduate School of Management. He is the past Founding Executive Director of the Babson College Research Center for Advanced Business Innovation, where he oversaw some of the world’s leading research and thought leadership on the topic of Business Innovation.
Named one of the industry’s “Killer Consultants” and most influential management consultant by InformationWeek magazine, he has delivered consulting services as a senior level advisor to hundreds of global organizations. Mr. Koulopoulos’ ten books include his most recent, The Gen Z Effect; Cloud Surfing; The Innovation Zone; and Corporate Instinct.
During the past two decades Mr. Koulopoulos’ works have introduced core industry concepts, frameworks and vernacular such as Innovation Zones, Smartsourcing, Single Point of Access, Touch Points, Digital Control Rooms, Business Operating Systems and Corporate IQ, that are widely used today in describing the impact of technology on business.
Mr. Koulopoulos’ philanthropic interests include being an early advisor to the non-profit Tech Foundation, which makes technology accessible to the non-profit sector in an attempt to bridge the widening digital divide.
John Rossman is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Seattle, specializing in technology strategy, multi-channel operations scaling and platform enablement in multiple industries including retail, service and public sector.
With more than 28 years of technology strategy, design, implementation and operating experience, Mr. Rossman has led several complex businesses and programs resulting in innovative business models. He has worked with clients across a broad range of industries including retail, insurance, education, forest products, industrial products and transportation.
John Rossman is the author of The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company and is an expert on digital disruption and assisting his clients to build and execute new business models.
He has served as the Senior Technology Adviser to the world’s largest philanthropy for more than three years, assisting in strategy and execution of complex data, technology integration, IP and multi-party program management initiatives that help to improve student outcomes.
He has also assisted multiple retail and service companies with their multi-channel strategies and execution. These assignments include definition of strategic outcomes, process and technology architecting, process scaling assessments and implementations and managing significant cultural and organizational leadership change tied to multi-channel strategies.
Daniel Sieberg is the head of media outreach and official spokesperson at Google. Since joining the company in late 2011, Sieberg leads a team that supports journalists around the world as they use Google’s tools for newsgathering including Google Maps and Google Earth, Fusion Tables, Google+, Search, Trends, YouTube and more. He also routinely appears on TV and radio to talk about a wide variety of Google’s products and initiatives.
The Emmy-nominated Sieberg was previously a technology reporter dating back to the late 1990s for the likes of CBS News, CNN, ABC News, and BBC News America. His stories and analysis have also appeared on MSNBC, NBC News, Fox News, Al Jazeera, CBC, NPR, CTV, the Vancouver Sun and many other outlets. He’s just as comfortable talking about the value of backend analytics as he is about the future of connectedness on mobile devices or the social behavior of raid parties in MMOs.
His first book, The Digital Diet: the four-step plan to break your tech addiction and regain balance in your life (Random House/Crown) was published in May 2011 with editions in the UK, Korea and Japan. It’s all about nurturing a healthy relationship with our digital lives and ensuring the wonders of technology don’t overwhelm us.
Sieberg has been a featured speaker at events all over the world including the London School of Economics, Internet Show Indonesia, Broadband Infovision Awards in Amsterdam, Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Yale School of Architecture, Smart Content in Korea, NY XPO and the Global Contact Forum in Mexico City among many others. He generally finds a way to weave in the book since the research crosses several avenues of technology, business and society.
With $200, a bicycle and a subsequent collaboration with Best Buy, Robert Stephens transformed the small, cryptic world of tech support and made it glamorous and accessible, when he founded The Geek Squad in 1994. Charming and wildly insightful, with proven business savvy and an inspiring story of entrepreneurship, he captivates audiences with exciting perspectives on advancing technology, smart marketing and thoughtful business strategy, and what he thinks is the next “big thing.”
In 1990, Stephens left the Art Institute of Chicago to pursue his passion for all things technical and a degree in computer science at the University of Minnesota. As a student, he landed a job fixing computers at the Human Factors Research Laboratory and within three years, rose to head engineer. In 1994, he started a computer consulting business called The Geek Squad, which he grew until 2002, when he sold it to Best Buy. Since then, The Geek Squad has become the world’s preeminent tech support service, with over 20,000 global agents, with Stephens’ story featured by leading media outlets, including CNN, Newsweek, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone. Stephens served as CEO of The Geek Squad and CTO for Best Buy until 2012.
The author of The Geek Squad Guide to Solving Any Computer Glitch, Stephens was applauded for creating a manual using plain language, and demystifying the most commonly used hardware and software, including quick fixes to common glitches and smart maintenance advice. Stephens offers stimulating insight on innovation, marketing, customer experiences and upcoming trends, and inspires audiences with what is possible when you have passion, $200 and a crazy idea!
For years, Marco Tempest’s masterful blend of digital media and magic has enabled audiences to glimpse the future before technology gets there.
Adventurer, Scientist, Showman, Dreamer and Hero…there is no one quite like Marco Tempest. His imaginative combination of computer generated imagery, video, music and stagecraft with his unique vision of future life is creatively unique and unequalled within the performing arts. No one else combines the incredible technical savvy with the showmanship, the physical skills and the charisma of Tempest.
At age 22, Marco Tempest captured the prestigious New York World Cup of Magic, launching him into international prominence. Marco has been featured in his own theatrical shows and as part of numerous television specials, which have enjoyed well in excess of 500 million viewings across the world. Marco’s award winning television series The Virtual Magician is currently airing in over 40 countries. His talent has been recognized with a number of prestigious international awards. Marco Tempest was also the winner of the 2009 World Magic Award for “Best Contemporary Magic”.
In the business world, many of the world’s leaders in the high-tech industries have found Marco’s work to be the perfect way to present their newest products and innovations – to their own staff members and to the public at large. In the automotive industry, Marco has used his next-generation illusion technologies to present the hottest new cars for Audi, Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi, to name a few, at events ranging from private party product launches for local dealers to some of the largest auto shows in the world. Marco Tempest’s ability to take living human beings into any kind of virtual space imaginable, including inside the human body, has made him a favorite with many leaders in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry.