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potential day one speakers

on Creating New Value and Tech Trends


 
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samantha radocchia



Potential day one speaker on creating new value. Much like Rachel Botsman foresaw the application of collaborative commerce and the rise of Uber, Samantha is on the leading edge of the next big change. An entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author, and emerging tech advocate, Samatha combines the mindset of an anthropologist with that of a technologist.

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Sam has delivered keynotes globally and led corporate trainings at Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, conferences, national governments, NGOs, investment firms, and the United Nations, educating leaders on the technologies and cultural shifts that will shape their organizations – and daily lives – in the years to come. She has founded three companies, holds several patents, and was an early outspoken voice in blockchain as the co-founder of Chronicled, an enterprise blockchain company focused on supply chain. Samantha now consults executives, trade associations, governments, and investors on emerging technology trends and delivers keynotes at events worldwide as she works to build her next company. In addition to emerging technology, Samantha is deeply passionate about the Future of Work, Future of Production, Future of Community, as well as sustainability, not just in respect to the environment, but also in business.

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nancy giordano



Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping, and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands. Nancy built a formidable career at several of the most influential ad agencies in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles and for more than a decade has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company. Her current work dives deeply into the emerging intersection of tech, business, and society.

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Nancy has a rich history of advising and learning with some of the top companies in the world, including Nestle, Brinker International, The Coca Cola Company, Sprint and Acumen. More recently, she has helped build the team for an artificial intelligence start-up, produced a conference on the seven most disruptive technologies for enterprise, is a board member for a non-profit trade organization focused on the future of retail, and is working with a leading fintech/martech provider to ensure the survival of community banks and credit unions nationwide.

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adelyn zhou



Business leader and bestselling author, Adelyn, is passionate about the intersection of marketing, automation, and the future of work. She has worked with some of the world's top companies and fastest-growing startups on growth, blockchain applications, and applied artificial intelligence.

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She is recognized as a top influencer by Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Wired, Hubspot and many others. She started her career at the Boston Consulting Group and later led growth efforts at Amazon (Quidsi), Nextdoor, and Eventbrite. She is an internationally recognized speaker at conferences such as SXSW, CES, Inbound, and DLD.

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potential day two speakers

on Innovation, Strategy, Execution 


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Jim Collins



Jim was one of our first speakers and a big supporter of digitalNow over the years. In addition, he guided the ASAE Foundation’s Seven Measures project for over three years and is deeply aware of associations’ power and potential.

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Having invested more than a quarter century in rigorous research, he has authored or co-authored six books that including Good to Great, the #1 bestseller, which examines why some companies make the leap to superior results, along with its companion work Good to Great and the Social Sectors, the enduring classic Built to Last which explores how some leaders build companies that remain visionary for generations, How the Mighty Fall which delves into how once-great companies can self-destruct, and Great by Choice which is about thriving in chaos – why some do and others don't.

His most recent publication is Turning the Flywheel. It explores how leaders can best harness the flywheel effect to build and accelerate momentum and close the gap between vision, strategy, and goals.

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Robbie Kellerman Baxter



Robbie Kellman Baxter is the founder of Peninsula Strategies LLC, a management consulting company, and authored the book The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction & Build Recurring Revenue, named among the five best marketing books of the year by Inc.com. Robbie coined the now-famous term "Membership Economy," which was adopted by organizations and journalists around the world. During her career, Baxter has been a consultant on growth strategy for over 100 organizations in over 20 different sectors.

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Amy Lynn Webb



Amy Lynn Webb is an American futurist, author, and founder and CEO of the Future Today Institute. She is a professor of strategic foresight at New York University's Stern School of Business and was a 2014–15 Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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She was a futurist consultant for the 2018 Hulu television series, The First, about a human mission to Mars in the 2030s. Forbes named her one of the Women Changing the World (technology category). She was on the expert panel at the Wall Street Journal Future of Everything Festival in 2018, where she spoke about the growing role of artificial intelligence in daily lives and on a panel of AI experts moderated by Wired editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson at the World Economic Forum's 2019 conference in Davos, Switzerland.

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Tina Selig



Stanford University professor and international bestselling author of inGenius uses her incredibly popular course material to teach everyone how to make imaginative ideas a reality. As a leading expert on creativity, Tina Seelig has continually explored what we can each do to unleash our entrepreneurial spirit. In Insight Out, she offers us the tools to make our ideas a reality. She clearly defines the concepts of imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurism. Tina demonstrates how each concept can unlock the pathway from imagination to implementation.

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potential day three speakers

on Leadership, Culture,Transformation


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Jim Collins



Along with his leadership research from Built to Last and Good to Great and his work in non-profit sectors, Jim developed this talk with those under age 35 very much in mind.

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Geoff Tuff



Geoff is a principal of Deloitte Consulting LLP and a senior leader of the Innovation and Applied Design practices. With more than 25 years of experience, Geoff’s work centers around helping clients transform their businesses to grow and compete in non-traditional ways.

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Over the course of his career, Geoff has worked in virtually every industry and uses his breadth of experience to bring novel insights about how things might operate to clients stuck in industry conventional wisdom. He combines deep analytic and strategic expertise with a natural orientation toward approaches embodied in design thinking.

A frequent speaker and writer on the topic of growth through innovation, Geoff has written for a variety of outlets, including Harvard Business Review. Geoff is also a co-author of Detonate: Why – and How – Corporations Need to Blow up Best Practices (and Bring a Beginner’s Mind) to Survive (Wiley 2018). He holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School.


 

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