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Erik Qualman        

Author of "Socialnomics" and "Digital Leader"; Social Media and Technology Expert

Called a “Digital Dale Carnegie” and the “Tony Robbins of Tech,” Erik Qualman is the author Socialnomics. Socialnomics made Amazon’s #1 Best-Selling List for the U.S., Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His book Digital Leader helped him to be voted the 2nd “Most Likeable Author in the World” behind Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is being adopted by the top universities and global brands and is nominated for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.

Qualman has performed in 44 countries with: Coach, Chase, Sony PlayStation, IBM, Facebook, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, Cartier, Raytheon, Chrysler, TEDx, Polo, UGG, Nokia, Google, AutoTrader and others. Qualman gave the commencement address at the University of Texas McCombs Business School.

He has shared the stage with: Al Gore, Peyton Manning, Julie Andrews, Magic Johnson, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill O’Reilly, Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Brett Favre, Tony Hawk, Jay Leno, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Alan Mulally, and many others of note.

He is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the Head of Marketing at Travelzoo (TZOO). Yet, he may be best known for writing and producing the world’s most watched social media video. His work has been highlighted on 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, CBS News, and The Huffington Post. He also helped achieve the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest continuous podcast.

Socialnomics was a finalist for the “Book of the Year.” Fast Company lists Professor Qualman as a “Top 100 Digital Influencer.” He made Forbes “Top 50 Power Influencer” list. Qualman was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and been honored as the Michigan State University Alum of the Year. Qualman has an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. A proud husband and father, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin.

Speech Topics

Big Data

Qualman demystifies Big Data for audiences and organizations. This entertaining session highlights how top tier organizations convert unstructured data into actionable information to drive incredible bottom line results. He showcases how Big Data can be harnessed to win elections, track the outbreak of the flu, reduce urban crime, generate more sales leads, dramatically increase revenue and beyond. He also explains how Big Data must work in synergy with Small Data (developing customer relationships) for organizations to achieve optimum results.

Socialnomics: It's a People-Driven Economy

Just like we no longer search for the news today, rather it finds us; soon we will no longer search for products and services and they will be pushed our way through social media. As a result of this shift, the products and services that provide the best value will win, rather than the companies that are the best at marketing and messaging. Erik Qualman explores why flourishing companies are acting like Dale Carnegie: listening first and selling second, and explains how social media isn't a fad -- it's a revolution.

Word of Mouth Goes World of Mouth

Erik Qualman, the best-selling author of Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business, will explain how companies can rely on social media to stay ahead of the competition and why the most successful businesses act more like content aggregators than advertisers.

Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence

How do I lead my best life with the help of digital media? How do I get more followers? What is my digital legacy? These are the top three questions social media expert Erik Qualman gets asked, and he shares the answers in this instructive, future-thinking presentation on how to assess your "digital footprint" and "digital shadow." Based on his latest book of the same name, Qualman walks audiences through the five key constructs of how to be a digital leader and take control of the "S.T.A.M.P." they leave on the digital landscape.


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