Deborah Perry Piscione is a serial entrepreneur turned web3 venture capitalist, New York Times best-selling author, innovation + future of work thought leader, Alley to the Valley creator, keynote speaker, LinkedIn Learning author of courses on risk-taking and innovation and a former television commentator for CNN.
Piscione was ranked as a top keynote business/innovation speaker according to APB, BigSpeak, Leading Authorities among other leading speaker’s bureaus on topics including the Silicon Valley ecosystem and culture, future of work, innovation and risk-taking leadership.
Piscione spent 18 years in Washington, DC as a staffer in the U.S. Congress and The White House in addition to serving as on-air political commentator on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Piscione has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, and The Economist and quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company among over 100 other publications.
Executing on Innovation: Harvesting New Ideas from Anyone in Any Corner of the Company
Deborah Perry Piscione has uncovered the DNA from the inspired cultures of the most innovative companies in the world. In doing so, she architected a bottom’s up innovation process called Improvisational Innovation, where anyone in any corner of the company can bring forth new ideas and be rewarded for it. And for the companies that has heard her presentation and brought the Improvisational Innovation process internally? A record 10x growth in new or existing revenue streams!
TAKE AWAY: Attendees will learn how to take the annual 12-step Improvisational Innovation process back to their organizations and provide employees an opportunity to bring forth new ideas in a safe and trusted space and be recognized and rewarded for it.
How to Create a Risk-taking Culture
It’s no coincidence that our most revered business icons are also the boldest risk-takers, such as Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. Yet with so much emphasis on short-term stock price gains and bottom line focus, organizations tend to act too safe, resulting in a stagnant business culture which generates entirely forgettable results in a world that demands significant solutions.
Exemplifying the heroes of risk, entrepreneurship, and venture capitalism, and the role risk-taking play in their success, Piscione makes the case that for your culture to act smarter, faster, with more agility in reacting to competition and developing innovative ways to grow, you must explore the one core leadership skill that has been completely ignored in corporate cultures. She explores both the individual skills and organization systems to unleash risk-taking. This is a very exciting speech for an entire audience.
The Future of Work is Not Employment...It Is the Metaverse
In this keynote, Deborah explores the mindset shift necessary to thrive in the metaverse, provides reasons why employees will eventually abandon traditional employment for the bounty of Web3, and outlines practical strategies that digital-first leaders can start implementing today to take advantage of this vast new world of endless possibilities.
This interactive session cuts through the myths of web3 and explores how forward-thinking, digital first leaders can navigate the impact that the metaverse will have on the future of work, by educating them on the advances in web3 technology and providing practical strategies for them to integrate the Metaverse into their current business practices.
Take a dive into the wonderful interoperability of the metaverse and the impact it will have on the way we view employment.
WANTED: Digital First Leaders
In this keynote, Deborah helps leaders set the tone of the organization to ring loud and clear throughout the entire company, from the C-Suite to the newest entry-level employee. In the new world of work people’s emotions and ideas matter FIRST, not the mindless execution of a business leaders’ plans.
Deborah will lay out why traditional leadership strategies will continue to slip into obsolescence if they don’t transform and how digital-first leaders can adapt to the changing landscape of the Metaverse. In addition, she will make the case of how Web3 technologies will alleviate the persistent problems that employers often lose sleep to solve, such as employee engagement, productivity, innovation and growth. Participants will dig into the new dynamics of employee power and how it will reshape the employee-employer relationship for the better.
Employment is Dead: How The Metaverse Will Radically Change the Way We Work
To understand the impact of the Metaverse on the future of work, look no further than the current pains of the distributed workforce and observe the solutions a virtual world of work will provide. Realizing these possibilities will require an entirely new mentality.
It’s not about the antiquated concepts of employee engagement or even designing a better employee experience, that’s like adding Ford Mustang car parts around a Model T chassis. The fundamental structure of work is outdated. We are clogging Industrial Age systems with Information Age speeds.
The Metaverse and web3 technologies have the power to drive work forward to new levels of productivity and growth by offering individual contributors greater ownership, flexibility, and agency over their work.
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