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Greg Satell    

Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur & Innovation Expert

Greg Satell is a popular speaker, adviser and author of the new book, Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change, whose work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Barron’s, Forbes, Inc and Fast Company. His earlier book, Mapping Innovation, was selected as one of the best business titles of 2017.

An accomplished entrepreneur, executive and one of the foremost experts on innovation today, Greg speaks to audiences around the world and works with leading organizations to better compete in today’s disruptive marketplace. He was recently named by Innovation Excellence as #2 on its global list of “Top 40 Innovation Bloggers” and by IDG as one of “10 Digital Transformation Influencers to Follow Today.” Greg helps successful organizations overcome disruption and blaze a path to a better future.

A global citizen, Greg spent 15 years living and working in Eastern Europe where, among other things, he managed a leading news organization during Ukraine’s Orange Revolution.

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How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Industry Or Enterprise

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people?

Based on the exciting new book, Cascades, international keynote speaker and bestselling author Greg Satell will point the way to creating transformative change through the lessons of successful social movements. Through rich and vivid examples, he will explain how you make innovative idea spread. From defining a “keystone change” to “surviving victory”, you will be shown how others have done it and you can do it too.

Digital Transformation Is Human Transfformation

Today, technology has become central to how every business competes. Futuristic advancements like artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing are no longer pie-in-the-sky propositions, but mission critical initiatives that leaders are racing to implement within their organizations.

Unfortunately, most of these initiatives fail. In fact, McKinsey found that fewer than a third of organizational transformations succeed. That’s incredibly sobering and it doesn’t have to be that way.

Based on the new book, Cascades, business leaders will learn how to transform their digital transformation efforts into a movement that can drive their enterprise forward!

Competing In A New Era Of Innovation

For the past few decades we have been in a transformational phase widely known as the “digital revolution” that has rewarded fast and agile organizations. They bring new applications to market and iterate and adapt on the fly, often disrupting markets by outmaneuvering larger, more established firms.

Yet we are now entering a new era of innovation in which the digital era makes way for new computing architectures, such as quantum and neuromorphic computing. Nascent technologies in areas like genomics, materials science and robotics will shift the focus from “moving fast and breaking things” to widening and deepening connections to customers, partners, vendors and open resources. In fact, this shift has already begun and the ability to collaborate is increasingly becoming a key competitive advantage.

In this program, one of today’s foremost innovation experts, Greg Satell, explains how to navigate this new era we are about to embark on with compelling stories and detailed accounts from the front lines. If you expect to still be in business ten years from now, this is one keynote you won’t want to miss!

6 Things Great Innovators Do Differently

Take a look at any successful enterprise and you’ll find innovation at its core. That was just as true a hundred years ago when Henry Ford perfected the assembly line as it is today, when agile startups bring cutting edge technology to market. Innovation, properly understood, is how people come up with novel solutions to important problems.

The tricky part is that every organization faces different types of challenges. Some, focus on improving old technologies, while others, strive to make fundamental new discoveries. That’s why there is no “one true path” to innovation. There are, in fact, as many ways to innovate as there are types of problems to solve. However, there are universal traits across every organization – From corporate giants to startups to world class labs, Greg Satell explains the things great innovators have in common.

Based on research that led to the award winning bestseller, MAPPING INNOVATION this program takes you inside a wide variety of organizations – From corporate giants to startups to world class labs – to show you how you can inspire innovation throughout your enterprise.

How America Became Exceptional

Since World War II, the US has enjoyed unrivaled leadership in just about every advanced field in science and technology. From life saving cures and computer technology to completely new fields like genomics, nanotechnology and robotics, America stands alone. Other nations may rival us in one field or another, but nobody can match our breadth and depth.

While today we often take American technological leadership for granted, a century ago the United States was mostly considered a backwater, with promising young scientists routinely going to Europe for training. Yet it was America’s openness – to new people and new ideas – that made the difference and these attributes will be even more important as we vie for leadership in 21st century technologies like genomics, nanotechnology and robotics.

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