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Smart leaders realize that the future of their company depends on business design decisions that must be made today. In his ongoing research on the world’s most innovative companies, Mike has categorized those decisions into seven strategic priorities.

When you engage Mike as your keynote speaker, he will work with you to select the strategic priorities most relevant to your future roadmap. Then, during his research phase, he will conduct in-depth interviews with your team, clients or top performers in your industry in order to identify specific case studies that will resonate with your audience.

The seven strategic priorities are as follows:

1. People - engaging the next generation of customers and co-workers.

2. Marketing - figuring out the new marketing model.

3. Culture – understanding ‘Network Capital’ and today’s employee engagement crisis.

4. Technology - re-imagining the role of IT in the enterprise.

5. Innovation - exploring new frameworks for disruptive thinking.

6. Global - building your business to world scale.

7. Leadership - becoming a data-driven leader.

The companies that thrive in the near future will be the ones that not only embrace change but are the first to break the rules. If you could start with a clean sheet of paper, how would you design your company? Should your youngest staff member be making coffee or running your R&D team? Is Big Data something for your IT department to worry about, or a weapon to be wielded by your management team? Do you ban social networks or use them to collaborate more effectively?

Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product. That early success then becomes a rigid code, and as customer habits and markets change, many fail to see that everything that made them successful is exactly what will destroy them later.

Based on interviews with you and your choices on the 7 strategic priorities, Mike will cover a range of thought provoking issues including:

  • How your future customers will think, talk and transact.
  • Lessons on disruptive innovation from fast growing, emerging markets.
  • How to leverage enterprise social networks to solve real business problems.
  • What it takes to recruit, retain and motivate tomorrow’s employees.
  • How to apply speed, agility and the new lean IT mindset to your technology teams.
  • Hacking your corporate culture to transform employee engagement.
  • Why the multicultural web of tomorrow will be different from the one we use today.
  • Identifying the critical data pivots in your business, the real-time numbers no leader can afford to ignore.

The greatest challenge for any company is not just keeping its current customers happy, but anticipating the needs of its future consumer base. Exposed to a childhood of data-driven experiences, the AI generation will interact, transact and communicate in ways you least expect. But that is only half your challenge.

Generational change in your workplace is also inevitable. Your future co-workers and employees will both test the limits of your management models as well as challenge your traditional beliefs about your company culture. Will you be ready for them?

The U.S. is under attack from a variety of nation-state actors and this has implications for business professionals as well as Americans in their private lives.  General Williams provides his perspective on the current cyber threat landscape, discusses challenges that we have as a nation in addressing this threat and provides his perspective on how business leaders and technical professionals can work better together to counter the increasingly sophisticated cyber threat.

Brett Williams’ keynote helps close the gap in language, perception and understanding between senior executives and the technical people charged with defending our networks.  He is an expert at identifying the key technical cybersecurity issues and translating those issues into the language of business.  Brett equips his audience to ask the CIO and CISO tough questions, and more importantly, to understand the answers.  Each keynote is customized to the audience and includes a discussion of the current threat environment, costs associated with a breach, an executive primer on current cyber defense techniques and suggestions on how to identify the essential elements of a good cyber defense program.  Every participant will walk out the door with specific action items they can immediately put into action.

Steve Wozniak's quintessential appearances are in the "chat" format; 60 minute dialogues between Woz, a moderator, and the assembled audience.  The chat format offers event hosts tremendous control over the content of the appearance and allows for a more unique and highly interactive experience for the audience.  Questions asked of Woz during the chat can be based on one or a combination of his core topics.


Woz takes a very customized approach to each appearance he accepts and speaks directly with the event host to ensure a topical focus that is unique, conversational, and an excellent tie-in with the overall event.  The result is a highly personalized, unforgettable experience delivered by one of the most influential pioneers of the technology industry.  His core topics include: 

  • The founding of Apple
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Entrepreneurship or thinking like an entrepreneur within a larger company
  • iWoz, his autobiography
  • Robotics and automation
  • Education
  • His personal vision for the future of technology
  • The Internet of Things
  • Wearables
  • Big Data

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