Top 100 keynote speakers every event planner must know about
February 25, 2020
Why have a keynote speaker at your event?
The sole idea of organizing any business event or a conference is to engage with your audience and build a strong brand by providing value by the means of sharing knowledge, insights or present compelling stories. This where you need keynote speakers at your event or conference.
It is imperative to have the best in the business to share this knowledge, insights or experiences that your audience would care about and captivate their attention and interest.
Often event planners find it difficult to find an easy reference list of keynote speakers or guest speakers for various industry segments.
To assist event profs with smooth event management we have curated a list with 100 best industry keynote speakers by industry.
Who is he? K V Shridhar aka “POPS” often referred to as the “Advertising Genius” is the Founder of HyperCollective.
What is he known for? Mr. Shridhar has near to 4 decades worth of experience in the advertising space and has held positions at Leo Brunett and SapientNitro. POPS is known to be the mind behind the most famous brands. He was the guest speaker for the HT Brand Studio special on “Emergence of Vernacular Marketing”
Where to Find him? You can connect with him on LinkedIn. Pops is quite active on twitter as well
Who is he? Nir Eyal is an expert on “behavioral design”, a field Nir discovered out his passion for psychology, technology, and business. Nir is an expert on product marketing and development.
Who is he? Douglas Holt is one of the world’s leading experts on branding and innovation. Prior to the launch of the Cultural Strategy Group, Holt was a professor at the Harvard Business School and then the L’Oréal Chair in Marketing at Oxford.
What is he known for? In 2004, he pioneered cultural branding as a powerful new strategy tool in his international best-selling book How Brands Become Icons: The Principles of Cultural Branding and two supporting articles in the Harvard Business Review. The book has influenced many companies, ad agencies, design firms, and consultancies, which have adopted a cultural approach to branding.
Who is she? Alina is a Branding Guru with a majority of her time was spent knowing how people, companies, and communities express themselves. Alina Wheeler frequently speaks to management teams about brand fundamentals, processes, best practices, and critical success factors.
What is she known for? In 2013, Alina Wheeler launched the fourth edition of her book, Designing Brand Identity: an essential guide for the whole marketing team (DBI4). Which saw a tremendous response from the marketing and branding fraternity.
Where to Find her? You can invite Alina to be a speaker at your next event.
Who is he? Jeff is the owner of jeffbullas.com. Forbes calls him a top influencer of Chief Marketing Officers and the world's top social marketing talent.
What is he known for? Entrepreneur lists him among 50 online marketing influencers to watch. Inc.com has him on the list of 20 digital marketing experts to follow on Twitter. Featured on Forbes as a “Top 20 Influencer of Chief Marketing Officers” – 2018 #1 Global Content Marketing Influencer – 2018 Listed on Forbes as one of the “Top 20 Influencers of CMO’s” – 2017 Ranked by Apollo Research in the “Top 20 Influencers of Digital Marketers in the USA” – 2016
Who is she? Mari Smith is the most authoritative and memorable keynote speaker on Facebook marketing today. With great enthusiasm, clarity and presence, she educates her audiences with timeless strategies blended with tactics and trends.
What is she known for? Mari Smith is one of the world's leading social media thought leaders: Facebook's designated "Small Business and Facebook Marketing Expert" Forbes' #4 "Top Social Media Power Influencer" Dun & Bradstreet Credibility's "Top Ten Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter" Fast Company's "Pied Piper of the Online World"
Where to Find her? You can hire Mari to speak at your event by reaching out to her via her website
Who is he? Bob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today's businessperson. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including Fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations. This what Google says about Mr. Bob Burg.
What is he known for? For 30 years he’s helped companies, sales leader, and their teams to more effectively communicate their value, sell at higher prices with less resistance, and grow their businesses based on Endless Referrals.
Although for years he was best known for his book Endless Referrals, over the past few years it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) that has captured the imagination of his readers.
Where to find him? If you’re interested in scheduling Bob to speak at your company meeting, conference or convention, please contact Kathy Tagenel at (775) 220-6995 or click here to email her.
Who is he? Brain is CEO of Brain Tracy International, a company that specializes in training and development of Business roles like sales and marketing and related organizations.
What is he known for? Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.
He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 28 languages.
Who is he? He is President and CEO of Eric Lofholm International, Inc., an organization he founded to professionally train people on the art and science of selling.
What is he known for? From working with Tony Robbins to sharing the stage with a Who's Who of speakers at the Get Motivated Seminars, Eric has used his own successful sales background to develop programs to help anyone dramatically improve in all areas that contribute to increasing their income and their happiness.
Where to find him? Hire Eric by simply filling out a form on his website
Who is he? Dan S. Kennedy is a strategic advisor, consultant, business coach, and editor of six business newsletters. He directly influences more than one million business owners annually and has a long track record of taking entrepreneurs to seven-figure incomes and multi-millionaire wealth.
What is he known for? Dan Kennedy is the Founder of Magnetic Marketing® and one of the most revered marketing advisors to entrepreneurs and business owners in the world. Kennedy has taught his Magnetic Marketing System to over 6 million people around the world.
Where to find him? Speaking inquires needs to be sent on this email ID
Daniel H. Pink
Who is he? Daniel H. Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about business, work, creativity, and behavior.
What is he known for? Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books about business and human behavior. His books include the long-running New York Times bestsellers When and A Whole New Mind — as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have won multiple awards, have been translated into 39 languages, and have sold more than three million copies. He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.
Who is he? Author of the B2B sales classic “Blueprint for SaaS Sales Organization”, Founder of Winning By Design, one of the most successful modern-day sales acceleration consultancies worldwide, contributor for Harvard Business Review, consultant, and coach to CEOs of many leading SaaS companies, professional speaker.
Keynote speaker for influential events around the world, such as Dreamforce, Sales Hacker, Frost & Sullivan, Rainmaker, SaaStock, RD Summit and Rock Your Revenue. His speech is filled with passion, insights and innovative thinking.
Jacco ran global sales organization for a number of software companies in Silicon Valley before founding Winning By Design. Today the firm’s clients spanning across the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and China, including Google, Intel, LinkedIn, and Adobe.
He is also a long-term consultant to many venture capital firms that focus on SaaS investments. Together they co-produce strategic sales series workshops at Stanford University.
Where to Find him? You can connect with him on his LinkedIn where he is much active.
Who is he? After a successful career as an entrepreneur and tech executive, Pizzaro took to writing about the impact of technology on business, society, and the greater world.
What is he known for? He is most known for writing a compelling book on SaaS sales, “Blueprints for a SaaS Sales Organization: How to Design, Build and Scale a Customer-Centric Sales Organization”
Who is he? Oren is one of the world's leading experts on sales, raising capital and negotiation. His first book, Pitch Anything, is required reading throughout Silicon Valley, Wall Street and the Fortune 500, with more than 1,000,000 copies in print worldwide
Bestselling Author of Pitch Anything and FLIP THE SCRIPT. Oren is a wealth of knowledge about the art of modern-day sales.
Keynote speakers in Artificial Intelligence (AI Tech)
Who is he and what is he known for? Andrew Ng's research is in machine learning and in statistical AI algorithms for data mining, pattern recognition, and control. He is interested in the analysis of such algorithms and the development of new learning methods for novel applications. His work also focuses on designing scalable algorithms and addressing the issues of learning from sparse data or data where the patterns to be recognized are "needles in a haystack;" of succinctly specifying complex behaviors to be learned by an agent; and of learning provably correct or robust behaviors for safety-critical systems.
Where to find him? Reach out to Andre NG and request him to speak at your AI & ML focused event.
Who is he? Yoshua Bengio is a Canadian researcher specializing in artificial intelligence, and a pioneer in deep learning.
What is he known for? In 2019, he receives the ACM A.M. Turing Prize, considered the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science” along with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun for their advances in conceptual foundations and engineering that have made deep neural networks an essential component of computer science. A Google Scholar after all.
Where to find him? You can reach out to Yoshua over his email.
Yann André LeCun
Who is he and what is he known for? Yann is VP & Chief AI Scientist at Facebook. Professor, researcher, and R&D manager with academic and industry experience in AI, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, intelligent data analysis, data mining, data compression, digital library systems, and robotics.
Where to find him? Yann frequently shares his AI-related knowledge on twitter. You can connect with Yaan on his twitter
Who is he? Demis Hassabis co-founded DeepMind in 2010 after successful careers in academia and computer game development.
What is he known for? A child chess prodigy, he designed and programmed the multi-million selling, award-winning game Theme Park at the age of 17. After graduating from Cambridge University, he founded pioneering videogames firm Elixir Studios and completed a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at UCL. The journal Science listed his research on imagination and memory as one of 2007’s top ten breakthroughs.
In 2017 he featured in the Time 100 list of most influential people, and in 2018 he was awarded a CBE for services to science and technology.
Where to find him? Demis is pretty active on his twitter and his twitter handle is @demishassabis
Who is he? Geoffrey Hinton designs machine learning algorithms. His aim is to discover a learning procedure that is efficient at finding complex structure in large, high-dimensional datasets and to show that this is how the brain learns to see.
What is he known for? Named to the 2016 Wired 100 list of global influencers, Geoffrey is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Sussex, and the University of Sherbrooke. He was awarded the first David E. Rumelhart prize (2001), the IJCAI award for research excellence (2005), the Killam prize for Engineering (2012), The IEEE James Clerk Maxwell Gold medal (2016) and the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2017).
Who is she? Fei-Fei Li is a Chinese-born American computer scientist and professor at Stanford University. She is the Co-Director of Stanford's Human-Centered AI Institute and the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab. She served as the director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory from 2013 to 2018.
What is she known for? Dr. Li is a keynote speaker at many academic or influential conferences, including the World Economic Forum, the Grace Hopper Conference 2017 and the TED2015 main conference. She an elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of ACM, a recipient of the 2019 IEEE PAMI Longuet-Higgins Prize, 2019 National Geographic Society Further Award
Where to find her? Dr. Li is just an email away in case you want her to speak on AI at your event.
Rana el Kaliouby
Who is she? Rana is co-founder and CEO of Affectiva. Having defined the category of Emotion AI, Rana is now pioneering Human Perception AI: technology that can understand all things human.
What is she known for? A passionate advocate for innovation, ethics in AI and diversity, Rana has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and Forbes America’s Top 50 Women in Tech. Rana is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Who is she? Carol is an entrepreneur, computer scientist, roboticist, author, and model. She is a pioneer in teleoperated and autonomous robot systems in applications such as surgery, space exploration, disaster rescue, and self-driving cars.
What is she known for? Reiley previously worked at Intuitive Surgical, Lockheed Martin, and General Electric. She co-founded, invested, and was President of Drive.ai raising over $77 million. She is a published children's book author, is currently CEO of a healthcare startup, a creative advisor for the San Francisco Symphony. She is the first female engineer on the cover of MAKE magazine and is recognized by Forbes, Inc, and Quartz as a top female entrepreneur.
Where to find her? Tweet to her for speaking at your event on @robot_MD
Who is he? Lee developed the world's first speaker-independent, continuous speech recognition system as his Ph.D. thesis at Carnegie Mellon. He later worked as an executive, first at Apple, then SGI, Microsoft, and Google.
What is he known for? Lee is Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global AI Council and Asia House Asian Business Leader 2018.
Where to find him? He is a Ted speaker and you can reach out to him on twitter @kaifulee
Who is she? Anima Anandkumar holds dual positions in academia and industry. She is a Bren professor at Caltech CMS department and a director of machine learning research at NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, she is leading the research group that develops next-generation AI algorithms. At Caltech, she is the co-director of Dolcit and co-leads the AI4science initiative.
What is she known for? Prof. Anandkumar is the youngest named chair professor at Caltech, the highest honor the university bestows on individual faculty. She is a recipient of several awards such as Alfred. P. Sloan Fellowship, NSF Career Award, Faculty fellowships from Microsoft, Google and Adobe, and Young Investigator Awards from the Army research office and Air Force office of sponsored research. She has been featured in documentaries and articles by PBS, wired magazine, MIT Technology review, YourStory, and Forbes.
Where to find her? You reach out to Anima by emailing her about your event’s speaking opportunity.
Who is he? Andrej Karpathy is the director of artificial intelligence and Autopilot Vision at Tesla. He specializes in deep learning and image recognition and understanding.
What is he known for? Together with Fei-Fei, Andrej designed and was the primary instructor for a new Stanford class on Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Recognition (CS231n). The class was the first Deep Learning course offering at Stanford and has grown from 150 enrolled in 2015 to 330 students in 2016, and 750 students in 2017.
Who is he? Simon started his career as a human-resource consultant in 1997 at Capital One for a year, and at Merck & Co. for two years. After two more years as an application consultant for Lawson Software, he started his own consulting firm.
What is he known for? He has written 11 management books, most recently Analytics: The Agile Way. Beyond his proper books, he served as editor for the 2011 book 101 Lightbulb Moments in Data Management: Tales from the Data Roundtable.
Who is he? Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at Maynooth University, for which he was director between 2002 and 2013.
What is he known for? He has published widely across the social sciences, including 28 authored/edited books and over 180 articles and book chapters, and has delivered over 230 invited talks at conferences and universities. He is managing editor of the international journal, Dialogues in Human Geography, and has been an editor of Progress in Human Geography and Social and Cultural Geography, and was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
Where to Find him? You can reach out to Mr. Robert over his email.
Who is he? Thomas Devanport the President’s Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College, a research fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and a senior adviser at Deloitte Analytics.
What is he known for? He pioneered the concept of “competing on analytics” with his 2006 Harvard Business Review article and his 2007 book by the same name. Since then, he has continued to provide cutting-edge insights on how companies can use analytics and big data to their advantage, and then on artificial intelligence.
Who is he? Nathan is the founder of Red Planet Labs. Prior to RPL, he led engineering for BackType which was acquired by Twitter in 2011. Nathan created the Apache Storm project and wrote the book Big Data: Principles and best practices of scalable realtime data systems. Outside of working, Nathan is a private pilot, loves going to stand-up comedy shows, and is forever trying to teach his dog new tricks
What is he known for? Nathan Marz came up with the term Lambda Architecture (LA) for a generic, scalable and fault-tolerant data processing architecture, based on his experience working on distributed data processing systems at Backtype and Twitter.
Where to find him? Nathan is an active twitter under his handle @nathanmarz
Who is he? Bernard Marr is an internationally bestselling author, futurist, keynote speaker, and strategic advisor to companies and governments. He advises and coaches many of the world’s best-known organizations and was voted by LinkedIn as one of the top 5 business influencers in the world and the No 1 influencer in the UK.
What is he known for? Bernard Marr is a popular keynote choice because of his vast practical experience with many of the world’s best-known companies and governments, his ability to stay on top of the latest trends, his talent to engage audiences of any size through storytelling and analogies, as well as his gift to explain even the most complex business and technology concepts in simple and understandable ways.
Who is he? David helps companies develop their use of data and analytics through the formulation of the strategy, execution of analytic initiatives, or assistance with organizational development. He also speaks at industry and private corporate events, gives training for data scientists and conduct strategy workshops for executives.
What is he known for? He is best known for authoring the groundbreaking book on data, “Big Data Demystified”. Big Data is a big topic, based on simple principles. Guided by a leading expert in the field, David Stephenson, the book amazes you with how you can transform your company, and significantly improve KPIs across a broad range of business units and applications.
Who is he? Professor Bart Baesens is a professor of Big Data & Analytics at KU Leuven (Belgium), and a lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). He has done extensive research on big data & analytics, credit risk modeling, fraud detection, and marketing analytics.
What is he known for? Prof. Bart is most known for writing remarkable books that cover topics like Big Data, Analytics, Fraud Analytics, Credit Risk Modelling and more.
Who is he and what is he known for? Vince is a renowned Big Data evangelist who authored the famous book called “Big Data for beginners: Understanding Smart Big Data, Data Mining & Data Analytics for Improved Business Performance, Life Decisions & More!”
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Who is he? Russell Walker helps companies develop strategies to manage Risk and harness value through Data Science and Big Data - Analytics, as Founder and Managing Director of Walker Bernardo, LLC.
What is he known for? Dr. Walker is a faculty of the Foster School of Business, at the University of Washington, as Director of Experiential Learning in Analytics and Senior Lecturer of Marketing and International Business, where he teaches a course in Analytics, Marketing, Risk Management, and Digital Strategy.
Who is he? Mr. Morgan, with his 30 years of experience as communications and design strategist now runs a non-profit virtual event tech start-up incubator, as likes to define it, Event Tech Lab. They support early-stage event tech startups with curating marketing and communications strategies and leverage PR through Event Tech’s strong market understandings and network.
What is he known for? Mr. Morgan has earned a number of recognitions and accolades such as Eventex Global Awards - Top 100 Most Influential Event Professionals 2019 Eventbrite - Top 100 Movers and Shakers 2017 Meetings Net - Changemaker 2017
We recently hosted Mr. Morgan on Hubio #EventTalks podcast, where he talked about the importance of "Communication & Design Strategy for events" at length. Listen to his podcast.
Where to find him? One can approach Mr. Morgan for speaking opportunities on his email.
Jason Allan Scott
Who is he? Jason Allan Scott is a successful Serial Entrepreneur, Professional Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, award-winning event professional, Mentor, and Podcaster.
What is he known for? Voted Top 100 Movers and Shakers in Events by Eventbrite 2016, Voted number 1 on Double Dutch 250 people in Events and top 10% of social media in events in the world and one of the Small Business Top 100 companies 2016 and the only person in history to be nominated twice in one year as the most influential person in events by Haymarket Media. He has also been invited to number 10 Downing Street (think the White House with a stricter door policy) twice due to his podcast success and the first person in the world to sell three podcast channels.
Where to find him? You can propose speaking opportunities to Jason in his email.
Who is he? Nick speaks internationally on a range of topics both from his professional focus (live experience marketing and activations) as well as industry hot buttons (diversity, pricing transparency, and association leadership). In 2018 alone he gave over 100 educational presentations to event professionals.
What is he known for? Nick has held multiple positions with the International Live Events Association (ILEA) including International Marcom Chair, Chair of Digital Strategy, Midwest Brand Champion, ISES Live Conference Technology Chair as well as Cleveland Chapter VP of Communication and President. Nick is the Chair of Public Relations and Marketing for the SEARCH Foundation is on the Advisory Council for the Student Event Planners Association and has contributed to the Event Manager Blog.
Where to find him? You can propose speaking opportunities to Nick on his email.
Who is he and what is he known for? Founder of Endless Events, Will Curran & host of the event industry podcast, #EventIcons, Will is an expert in making event AV less complex and reducing stress in the event planning process. Now producing events across the country for clients like Emerald City Comicon, Anheuser-Busch, Warner Brothers, Morton Salt & Uber.
Where to find him? You can book Will to speak from here
Who is she? Liz King Caruso is an Event Specialist, Consultant & Speaker who is passionate about impactful, successful & fun events. Liz launched Liz King Events while still running events FT for Columbia University and quickly became a thought leader/influencer amongst her peers after voraciously sharing content on event best practices.
What is she known for? Liz has been featured in Successful Meetings list of 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry, Connect Magazine's list of 40 Under 40 Up-and-Coming Event Planners, and Meetings and Conventions list of Top Influential Female Leaders in the Events Industry, amongst other awards.
Who is she? Christy Lamagna is the founder of and Master Strategist at Strategic Meetings & Events. For the last decade, her focus has centered around disrupting the meetings industry. She is teaching planners to evolve into meeting strategists, who think with curious minds and learn to create meeting environments that shorten sales cycles and influence attendee behavior.
What is she known for? A lifelong learner, intellectual philanthropist and author, Christy taught college-level strategic planning for 10 years which helped inspire her book, “The Strategic Planning Guide for Event Professionals.”
Who is he and what is he known for? Paul is the director of Event Industry News and Co-Founder of the Event Technology Awards, Event Tech Live & the Festival Supplier Awards. EIN is an online event magazine that provides the latest events industry insights and updates. The Event Technology Awards recognizes the achievements of companies delivering digital solutions and innovative technology to the events industry.
Where to find him? You can reach out to Paul on his twitter
Who is he? Dave founded Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, an industry-leading business improvement firm that helps conference and tradeshow organizers grow or transform their major face-to-face conferences. Prior to going down the consulting road, Dave was with Experient for 22 years where he served as president of both the Meeting Planning and Registration divisions.
What is he known for? Dave is a frequent industry speaker, facilitator, and author specializing in large conference innovation and growth. Areas of expertise include conference business models, strategy, attendance marketing, sponsorship programs, and meeting technology.
Who is he? Bo Krüger is a speaker, facilitator and meeting designer. He works as a Management Consultant at Implement Consulting Group. Bos passion is to create outstanding meetings that will let participants leave eager to change themselves, their business and the world. When he design and facilitate meetings and conferences, he always strives towards engaging the participants as much as possible and make it fun and memorable. His trademarks are humor, energy, and creativity.
What is he known for? Bo has written several books on facilitation, creativity, and gamification. He has worked with clients like ICCA, MPI, Ikea, 7-11 and Pfizer.
Where to find him? Tweet to him on @BoKruger
Who is she? Michelle Bruno is a writer, blogger, and technology journalist. At Bruno Group Signature Services, she develops content and content strategies for technology companies specializing in the live-event industry. She currently writes about technology, design, and strategy for face-to-face meetings at Fork in the Road blog and publishes Event Tech Brief, a weekly newsletter and website on event technology.
What is she known for? She has been a judge for IBTM’s Technology and Innovation Watch competition for five years and is currently a judge for the Event Technology Awards.
Who is she? Ms. Gulati is an IIM-Ahmedabad alumnus and has completed her PGD in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK. A highly learned and erudite personality, she has over 20 years of industry leadership experience in the publication & exhibition industry. Her stellar ideas, intrinsic motivation, and excellent communication skills have made her a name to reckon with in the Indian exhibition industry.
What is she known for? Recipient of the ‘Leading Lady in the Exhibition Industry’ award at the Exhibition Excellence Awards in 2016.
Where to find her? You can request her presence on any Event Industry related occasion by connecting with her over her email address.
Who is she? Nidhi is Executive Director of Indian Exhibition Industry Association, she holds 17 years worth of proven track record in Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Management, International Alliance Management, Public Relations, Event Management, Marketing, Government Liaising, Leadership, Business Development and Team Management. My key forte is my capability to deliver excellent results in diverse work environments, with a sharp eye for detail; while I am proficient at business analysis and development, innovative solutions, Decision Making, Marketing, Profit & Loss Management, Presentation and Interpersonal Skills.
What is she known for? Nidhi is Program Coordinator of the Women's Leadership Forum by IEIA and IAEE India Chapter, besides acting as a Mentor for the aspiring Women Leaders at the MentorHer program being run by JobsForHer. Quoted as one of the top Women Leaders in the Events industry.
Where to find her? You can reach out to her for speaking about Event Industry on email@example.com
Who is he? Kai Hattendorf is Managing Director / CEO of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. As such, he is responsible for UFI activities and events globally, as well as the operation of its offices and presences in Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, and Bogota.
Currently, Kai also serves as the Honorary President of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), a global Council of international and global associations serving the Business Events Industry.
What is he known for? Kai worked in the exhibition industry for numerous years in senior management positions at Messe Frankfurt’s global headquarters and served in leadership positions in marketing/strategic communications as well as in strategy and product development in the ITC and Media Industry.
Who is he and what is he known for? Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS is an international speaker, consultant and writer helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity After 18 years running international citywide technology meetings, Corbin transitioned in 1997 to become a highly acclaimed speaker with the ability to make complex subjects understandable and fun. Corbin is a 2018 inductee into the Event Industry Council's Hall of Leaders, the most prestigious honor in the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry. He is the only person to have received both the MPI International Supplier of the Year and the MPI International Chapter Leader of the Year awards. Corbin has been named as one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" five times by Successful Meetings/MeetingNews magazines.
Who is he? Julius Solaris is the editor of EventMB (eventmanagerblog.com). Started in 2007, EventMB is the number one online platform worldwide for event professionals.
What is he known for? He is the author of over 10 books on event technology, event marketing, meeting design and innovation (The Eventtech Bible, Meeting Design, The Future of Event Marketing, The art of venue negotiation, Annual Event Trends Report, Social Media for Events, The Event App Bible, The Good Event Registration Guide, Engaging Events, The Venue of the Future). Over 200,000 event professionals downloaded his books.
Where to find him? Reach out to Mr. Events on his email ID
Who is she? Alissa is a champion for industry education, holds multiple event industry certifications including Certification in Meeting Management and Certified Event Designer. She has been an Instructor in the Event Management Certificate program at Mount Royal University and a certified instructor on the Event Canvas methodology.
Where to find her? Connect with Alissa to speak about Event Strategy on firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is she? Becki has a degree in Events Management from Leeds Metropolitan University and worked for event management companies in Manchester and Liverpool, before setting up Events Northern Ltd in 2004, in her early twenties.
Becki has worked on an impressive portfolio of events ranging from fashion shows to music festivals, gala dinners to exhibitions, and conferences to award ceremonies.
Since setting up the company 14 years ago Events Northern Ltd has produced numerous conferences ranging from focus groups for 10 people through to conferences for over 1,200 people, exhibitions with 15,000 visitors and outdoor public and sporting events for up to 6,000 visitors.
Becki is a category winner of the handbag.com and Barclays Business Plan Awards and a finalist in the Everywoman Business Awards
Request Becki to speak about the event at your conference.
Who is he and what is he known for? Jim began his career in media planning and buying before moving into the world of sponsorship activation and sports events. A couple of projects later he took a temporary position at the AEO which introduced him to the world of exhibitions for the first time and lasted for six years. He could really understand the industry challenges as well as the commercial response behind an event. He then decided to leave the Association and started the Short Stay Show.
Kate brings 20+ years of rich experience in business travel, tourism and event marketing strategy. Kate runs "Patay Consulting" as Chief Strategy Officer. Patay Consulting helps businesses and individuals discover and amplify their authentic brand and image. She is an international speaker & consultant, SEARCH Foundation Chairwoman, and Lecturer at The International School of Hospitality in Las Vegas.
She currently speaks for and coaches some of the top leaders and companies in the hospitality industry and beyond, while mentoring countless individuals, inspiring upcoming leaders and advocating for numerous charitable causes.
What is she known for?
Kate is the recipient of the coveted Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council (formerly the CIC) and an Esprit Award from ILEA for her work in the Green Sector of Events.
In 2016 she received the Event Solutions Spotlight Award for Innovation and Special Events Magazine named her as one of the Top 20 Under 40. Smart Meetings named her as one of the Top Meeting Professionals of 2017, a Leading Inspiring Woman in 2018, awarded her with the Hall of Fame for 2019, as well as being awarded the Top 20 Powerful Women Achievement by the Northern Nevada Business Weekly and Top 20 Trendsetter by Meetings Today.
Where can you find her?
Kate loves to network and exchange knowledge, this is evident from her website where she accepts speaking proposals as well as interact.
Dahlia El Gazzar
Who is she?
Dahlia is three influencers in One, someone who has worked for more than a decade doing three things to help brands become "brands", made winning event marketing strategies and worked towards closing the gap between technology and its adoption.
Dahlia is the most sought for speaker in both brand marketing and event technology. Dahlia shares her experience and knowledge through her speaking engagements with 30 + events around the year.
One can reach her out for speaking engagements on her website DAHLIA+
Keynote speakers on Investments, Personal Finance & Economy
April J. Rudin
Who is she and what is she known for? April J. Rudin, Founder and President of The Rudin Group is an acclaimed financial services marketing strategist and digital media expert distinguished by her ability to forecast, analyze and illuminate critical trends in the industry. A wealth management sector specialist and social media authority, April have partnered with many of the most revered financial institutions in the world to design and execute forward-looking marketing programs that take advantage of essential communications channels.
Who is she and what is she known for? Theodora (Theo) Lau is a speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. As founder of Unconventional Ventures, she focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporates, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to better address the unmet needs of consumers (e.g. older adults), with keen interests in women and minority founders.
Where to find her? Email her all your speaking request on her official email
Who is he and what is he known for? Urs is a WealthTech and RegTech expert with more than 30 years of experience. He is Constantly ranked as a top influencer in WealthTech, FinTech, RegTech and Blockchain. His decades-long experience in the financial services industry, mainly in the areas of risk & regulation, wealth management, investment banking and banking technology business.
Who is he and what is he known for? Oscar Neira is a Corporate Banking Consultant on the client interface and specialized on ISO20022, the Swiss Payment Harmonization and International Payments. Actually with the main topics Open Banking/PSD2, Instant Payments, and SWIFT GPI. He is correspondent for the finance platform www.MoneyToday.CH where he regularly writes as an expert about the topics named above. In Social Medias, he is a well-known influencer.
Where to find him? You can tweet to Oscar on @NeiraOsci
Who is he and what is he known for? Spiros is a venture capitalist, futurist, keynote speaker and senior advisor (some of the advisory mandates: wefox Group, SparkLabs Global, mediastalker, Yield Growth, and F10 Accelerator), is the founder of Margaris Ventures, and is the first international influencer to achieve ‘The Triple Crown’ ranking.
He was ranked the international № 1 FinTech, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) influencer by Onalytica. He regularly appears in the top three positions of established global industry influencer rankings.
He is a keynote speaker at international FinTech, and InsurTech conferences. He also gave a TEDxAcademy Talk. He published an AI white paper, “Machine learning in financial services: Changing the rules of the game,” for the enterprise software vendor SAP. First non-IBM Keynote Speaker at the biggest IBM event in Europe (10/2019) “2019 IBM Systems Technical University”
Where to find him? For speaking booking requests you will have to contact is Head of speaking relations Alistra Rumina on email@example.com.
Who is he and what is he known for? Robin is an award-winning journalist and campaigner for positive change in global investing, advocating better investor education and greater transparency.
Evidence-Based Investor, he edits Adviser 2.0, a blog that explores the changes taking place within the financial advice profession.
He is the writer and presenter of many highly-acclaimed online documentaries about investing, among others the titles Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors, and Investing: The Evidence.
Where to Find him? You can get in touch on his email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is she and what is she known for? Kathryn Cicoletti has 16 years of experience in the investment management industry. Most recently she was Head of Business Development at Denali Advisors, a firm specializing in quantitative equity strategies. Prior to Denali, she spent over seven years at GAM as Director of Institutional Sales.
Who is he and what is he known for? In December 2009, Larry created the website Investor Junkie to help satisfy his own needs and the needs of others to find unbiased investment content. From scratch, he created the leading investing review and comparison site, generating revenue only from affiliate marketing. In July 2018, Larry successfully sold Investor Junkie for $6 million.
Who is he and what is he known for? Barry L. Ritholtz is co-founder, chairman, and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. His focus has long been how the intersection of behavioral economics and data analysis affects investors.
Launched in 2013, RWM is a financial planning and asset management firm, with over $1.1 billion dollars in assets under management, offering Financial Planning and Wealth Management to the investing public. In 2017, RWM was named ETF Advisor of the Year. In 2019, the firm was named to the Financial Times Top 300 Advisors in the US for the 3rd consecutive year. It is the 4th fastest-growing RIA in America, according to Financial Advisor magazine.
Who is he and what is he known for? Jeff Rose is an entrepreneur disguised as a certified financial planner, author and blogger. He's best know for his blog GoodFinancialCents.com and book, Soldier of Finance: Take Charge of Your Money and Invest in Your Future. He's also the editor of LifeInsurancebyJeff.com.
Who is he and what is he known for? Noah Smith is an economist and blogger at Bloomberg View. His blog, under the name “Noahpinion” is one of the most widely read blogs on the scholarly discipline of economics in the world, and he has become something close to a blog superstar in economics.
Who is he and what is he known for? Michael Arrington most recently Co-Founded CrunchFund after leading TechCrunch to a successful exit with AOL. His venture investments include Uber, Airbnb and Pinterest. Michael was the Editor of TechCrunch, which he founded in 2005. In 2008 Time Magazine named Michael “One of the World’s 100 most influential people”.
Where to find him? Want him to speak at your event? Tweet to him on @arrington
Who is he and what is he known for? Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men's National Handball Team athlete.
Where to find him? Hire him to speak at your event from his website
Who is he and what is he known for? Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.” He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.
Where to find him? Tim is on a speaking sabbatical for now but one can reach out to him via his twitter
Who is he and what is he known for? Fred is an American businessman, venture capitalist and blogger. Wilson is the co-founder of Union Square Ventures, a New York City-based venture capital firm with investments in Web 2.0 companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Zynga, Kickstarter, and MongoDB.
Where to find him? Send all your speaking request to Fred on his official email
Who is he and what is he known for? Sean Ellis is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and startup advisor. He is the CEO of GrowthHackers and was previously founder and CEO of Qualaroo, an automated user research tool.
Who is he and what is he known for? Kunal Shah is the founder and CEO of CRED.
Kunal Shah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Wilson College in Mumbai and briefly pursued MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies before dropping out. He started his career as a junior programmer at a business process outsourcing startup. Kunal Shah's first startup venture was a company named Paisaback, which provided cash-back promotions for organized retailers.
He is often referred to as the “Startup Guru” after he made the best ever exit by selling his company “freecharge” to an e-commerce giant for $450 Mn.
Where to find him? Kunal is very much approachable and often engages with his followers on twitter handle
Who is he and what is he known for? Rajiv Bajaj is an Indian businessman and the managing director of Bajaj Auto since 2005. He introduced the Pulsar range of motorcycles credited with reviving the fortunes of the ailing company. India Today magazine ranked him #42nd in their India's 50 Most powerful people of 2017 list.
Where to find him? Contact information of Mr. Bajaj is not available out in open and one needs to contact the Public Relations team at Bajaj Auto.
Who is he and what is he known for? Jatin is the Co-Founder & Salesman, eChai Ventures, an offline-online Startup Social Network.
Jatin has conceptualized & hosts - eChai programs across 40+ cities - a pioneering initiative to provide the platform to young entrepreneurs of all across India. Every month over 5000+ entrepreneurs, professionals, students, and mentors come together at various eChai programs to connect, share and collaborate with each other and most importantly to get - an eChai's #CoRise experience.
Jatin leads the overall strategy and business development of Sweetly, an incredible venture which provides economic benefits of employment to almost 50 women living in Dangs forests, Gujarat by enabling them to make handmade jewelry and selling these products into global markets.
Who is he and what is he known for? Munish is a Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers in London and is responsible for the Vision Fund's Indian investments. … Prior to that he was Head of Global Principal Finance Europe and was responsible for illiquid asset trading and principal investments undertaken by Deutsche Bank in the region.
Who is he and what is he known for? Olivier Elemento, Ph.D. is the Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, an institute that focuses on using genomics and informatics to make medicine more individualized. His research group combines Big Data with experimentation and genomic profiling to accelerate the discovery of cancer cures. He also holds a number of additional positions at Weill Cornell: Associate Professor, Walter B. Wriston Research Scholar; Head, Laboratory of Cancer Systems Biology; and Associate Director, Institute for Computational Biomedicine.
Where to find him? Send him speaking requests on his email
Who is he and what is he known for? Dr. Nigam Shah is an associate professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University, Assistant Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, and a core member of the Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program. Dr. Shah's research focuses on combining machine learning and prior knowledge in medical ontologies to enable use cases of the learning health system.
Dr. Shah received the AMIA New Investigator Award for 2013 and the Stanford Biosciences Faculty Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in his graduate class on “Data-driven medicine”.
Who is he and what is he known for? Steven Lloyd Salzberg is an American computational biologist and computer scientist who is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University.
Where to find him? One can request him for speaking at healthcare and biomedical conferences by sending email to email@example.com
Who is he and what is he known for? Joseph Babaian is a progressive leader and healthcare IT consultant hailing from humid Houston, Texas. He has over 15 years of IT management and business development experience supporting the healthcare sectors.
Where to find him? Tweet to Joe for speaking at your conference on @JoeBabaian
Who is she and what is she known for? Jane is a health economist, advisor and trend-weaver to organizations at the intersection of health, technology and people. Jane founded THINK-Health after working with health care consultancies in the US and Europe. Jane’s clients span the health/care ecosystem: technology, pharma and life sciences, providers, plans, financial services and consumer goods. She founded the Health Populi blog in 2007. Jane advises on strategy via environmental analysis, scenario and strategic planning. She is on the advisory boards of CanSurround, CAQH’s U.S. Health Efficiency Index, the Health 2.0 Conference, healthBank, HIMSS Connected Health Committee, the Society for Participatory Medicine, Stupid Cancer, and WEGO Health.
Where to find her? Send speaking request to JSK on her website
Who is he and what is he known for? Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has served as Faculty Chair for Medicine at Singularity University since SU’s inception, and founded and is chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.
Daniel is also a/the: Founder, IntelliMedicine & RegenMed Systems The inventor of the FDA approved MarrowMiner Adviser to the X PRIZE Foundation (Life Sciences), helped conceive and design the Medical Tricorder XPRIZE and is Bold Innovator for Cancer XPRIZE. Adviser to Rock Health, Qualcomm Life, Nokia, and several life sciences and Healthcare-IT startups Kauffman Fellow
Who is she and what is she known for? Sherry Reynolds is a nationally recognized eHealth strategy expert, thought leader, startup consultant and patient-centered design evangelist. She has over 20 years of experience in health informatics and business and organizational development with a focus on collaborative design. She has been a mentor and judge for the Microsoft/Tech Stars healthcare vertical, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Aligning Forces for Quality contest, and the Novartis CardioEngagement challenge.
Where to Find her? Details about her contact information are not available
Who is he and what is he known for? Eric Topol. Eric Jeffrey Topol is an American cardiologist, geneticist, author, and scientist. He is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in La Jolla, California. In 2016, Topol co-founded a company developing an individual-centric health data platform.
Who is he and what is he known for? John is a thinker. A thinker entrenched in the world of science, medicine and innovation. John is the founder of NOSTALAB—a digital health think tank. He’s currently ranked as the #1 global influencer in digital health and generally regarded as one of the top global strategic and creative thinkers in this important and expanding area. He is also one of the most popular speakers around the globe presenting his vibrant and insightful perspective on the future of health innovation. His focus is on guiding companies, NGOs, and governments through the dynamics of exponential change in the health/tech marketplaces.
Who is he and what is he known for? Evan Kirstel is a B2B thought leader and top technology ”influencer” with a direct social media following of more than 400,000 (252K Twitter, 55K LinkedIn and 95K Instagram followers) With an organic reach in the tens of millions, Evan is helping B2B tech brands like AT&T Business achieve massive visibility and scale across the social media landscape in areas like mobile, blockchain, cloud, 5G, HealthTech, IoT, AI, Digital Health, crypto, AR, VR, Big Data, Analytics and CyberSecurity. Evan was recently named 4th Most Engaging Digital Marketer in 2018 by Brand24
Where to find him? One can approach Evan for speaking proposals on his email
Who is he and what is he known for? An experienced, highly motivated and results-driven individual leading a double life…”, is how Lionel Reichardt describes himself. Lionel graduated from a High business school as a marketing specialist and spent the past 15 years working within the pharmaceutical industry in management positions with a proven track record in achieving and exceeding targets with strong impacts on both the turnover and profitability. On the other side, he became PHARMAGEEK ®, while attending an E-Business MBA. In other words, he became the reference concerning health matters on Twitter since 2012. As a renowned health influencer, he is the curator of a dozen reviews about Health 2.0 and digital pharma; viewed more than 7000 times per month on average.
Who is she and what is she known for? Alicia Staley is the Sr. Director Patient Engagement for mHealth at Medidata. She has over 20 years of experience in software design and information systems management and works to infuse the patient perspective throughout the product development lifecycle and help engage patients in novel ways.
Who is he and what is he known for? Dr. Floch's academic accomplishments include twenty-one original journal publications and five book chapters. He is currently on the Board of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. As a co-author and editor, he recently wrote several chapters on Weight Loss Surgery for the second edition of Netters Gastroenterology which is published in over six languages. Currently, Dr. Neil Floch is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of The Society of American Gastroendoscopic Surgeons and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He is certified by the American Board of Surgeons and licensed in New York, Connecticut, and Florida. Dr. Floch is a Center of Excellence Certified Bariatric Surgeon by the Surgical Review Corporation.
Who is he and what is he known for? Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdotes, and historical precedents effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world.
In 2014, Antonopoulos authored the groundbreaking book, Mastering Bitcoin (O’Reilly Media), widely considered to be the best technical guide ever written about the technology. His second book, The Internet of Money, unveiled the “why” of bitcoin—and became a bestseller on Amazon— and led to the wildly successful follow-up The Internet of Money Volume Two. His fourth book, Mastering Ethereum (O’Reilly Media) was published in December of 2018.
Where to find him? Andreas accepts a speaking request made via his website
Who is she and what is she known for? Melanie Swan is the Bestselling Author, Technology Theorist, and Academic Researcher. She is a Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. Her expertise is in emerging technologies and conceptual advances, particularly in the areas of physics, computing, networks, economics, and biology. She is the author of the O'Reilly book Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy, and Blockchain Economics, and founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies and DIYgenomics.
Who is he and what is he known for? Henning Diedrich is one of the leaders in the blockchain field, having worked as an architect for IBM's Open Blockchain project. Diedrich is now working with the European Union, researching how blockchains may help prevent future financial crises.
Who is he and what is he known for? William is the author of The Business Blockchain (Wiley, 2016). He is General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund, and currently, on the Board of Directors of OB1, the OpenBazaar open-source protocol that is pioneering decentralized peer-to-peer commerce, a special Board Advisor to the Ethereum Foundation, a member of OMERS Ventures Board of Advisors, an Advisory Board member to the Coin Center, Bloq and founder of Startup Management.
Where to find him? Tweet to Mr. Mougayar on @wmougayar
Who is he and what is he known for? Paul Champagne put a collection of Satoshi Nakamoto's writings to get the reader through the birth and the rise of the virtual currency Bitcoin. The book digs into the communication channels used by Satoshi during the early days of Bitcoin and how he communicated with others.
Where to find him? Information Not Available
Who is he and what is he known for? Alex Tapscott. is a globally-recognized writer, speaker, investor and advisor focused on the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, on business, society, and government. … His TedX San Francisco talk: Blockchain is Eating Wall Street has been viewed over 600,000 times.
Where to find him? Alex can be approached for speaking opportunities via his website
Andrew K. Courey
Who is he and what is he known for? Andrew K. Courey from Wellesley, Massachusetts, agreed deal with parents that he could leave education if he achieved his goal of earning $20m by age of 14. An 11-year-old boy has written a book about bitcoin in the hope of raising $20m (£14.3m) by the age of 14 so that he can drop out of school.
Where to find him? Information Not Available
Who is he and what is he known for? Vitaly Dmitriyevich "Vitalik" Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer primarily known as a co-founder of Ethereum and as a co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.
Where to find him? Send a request to his media team on this email address
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