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Jeremiah Owyang        

Founder of Crowd Companies

Our country is changing. In the media, stories about environmental, pro-peace, and civil rights movements are common place, and in one rare, singular moment in our financial history, the economy has taken on a movement of its own and risen to the challenge of what, until now, has been a taboo term in the pursuit of wealth…sharing. This may sound a bit elementary, but the simple truth is, the economy of tomorrow is a collaborative one. In response to this new shift in economic strategy and dynamics, Jeremiah Owyang asks, “How will your company respond to this new market trend, while still meeting shareholder expectations?” He will answer these questions and more, with new tactics and forecasts from an expert industry observer about what to expect in our economic future, and how we expect to evolve with it.

Jeremiah Owyang is the Founder of Crowd Companies, which focuses on how large companies tap the collaborative economy, maker movement and customer collaboration. Previously, Owyang was a founding partner at Altimeter Group and an industry analyst at Forrester Research, covering social computing — the first phase of digital making and sharing. Owyang focuses on how disruptive technologies — such as social media, mobile and the internet of things powers the collaborative economy — and impacts the relevance of corporations to customers today and in the future. He is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to deriving astute insights through rigorous research. Owyang’s site, “Web Strategy,” is one of the premier blogs on how corporations connect with their customers using Web technologies. He is frequently quoted in top-tier publication and cited in books, press and media. Previously, Owyang was a founding partner at the Altimeter Group and worked at Forrester and Hitachi, where he launched the company’s first social program.

Owyang has been featured in the “Who’s Who” in the Silicon Valley Business Journal and his Twitter feed was named one of the top feeds by Time. As a professional speaker for conferences and corporate events, Jeremiah Owyang engages audiences and leaves them with pragmatic insights and recommendations. His style is smart, his understanding – ultramodern, and his information is not only comprehensive and total, but also accurate enough to be described as a sort of “fiscal prophecy.”

Jeremiah Owyang began his career as a talented analyst, and after analyzing the evolution of the economy, he has evolved as well, becoming a collaborative economy specialist whose understanding of future economies is unmatched. He is an expert in demonstrating how socialized media in a democratized physical world will prompt companies to use collaborative strategies to regain relevancy, partner with empowered consumers, and of course, evolve as well.

Speech Topics


The Collaborative Economy: How the Crowd Becomes your Company

Mobile and social are converging and powering new opportunities with the collaborative economy. From AirBnb, TaskRabbit, Uber, to Lyft, the sharing economy is on the rise. Furthermore, crowdfunding and the maker movement is enabling people to create goods rather than buy them. Organizations can benefit from this movement by tapping into the crowd by enabling them to better utilize your own resources, and to create new business opportunities that reduce capital expenditures and operating costs. So how are companies redefining their business models using the concepts of the collaborative economy?

Jeremiah Owyang shares with audiences how corporations cannot only stay relevant, but lead the charge in their own industry. His presentation reveals three ways corporations must shift their business to adopt to the collaborative economy. Find out how companies can activate these technologies to make goods and services available on demand, reducing waste. Find out how companies can tap into marketplaces to help them motivate sharing of used goods and products. And finally, find out how top organizations can tap into the crowd into every business function, reducing costs and increasing innovation.

Disruptive Technology: What’s Next?

What happens if the Internet of things, Smart Devices, Payment apps and social data combine into one powerful force? In today’s consumer world, technology has empowered individuals as if they were “micro-companies.” People can get resources, goods, transportation, and help from each other in real-time. Enabled people are able to use combinations of these technologies to turn their cars into taxis, homes into hotels, 3D print products on demand, and request the power of their network to fund their operations. As these technologies allow people to get what they need from each other, the process causes a disruption to traditional business channels.

Owyang will teach audiences how companies can activate these technologies to make goods and services available on demand – reducing waste. You’ll learn how businesses can tap into marketplaces to help them motivate sharing of used goods and products. Audiences will also find out how top organizations are able to tap into the crowd, in every business function – reducing costs and increasing innovation. Jeremiah will address these subjects and more, as well as hold an audience Q&A segment, answering any and all questions and concerns about what’s next.

Impact of Internet of Things

What happens when devices, objects, and people all emit data? What happens when this data enables people to see patterns and anticipate needs? It means people will be empowered to get what they need from each other -- and the institutions that evolve their business model to include and empower this new dynamic, will profit.

Companies seeking to leverage the internet of things must change their business model from a linear structure to a networked “mesh”. They’ll need to enable business models of access, selling one good a thousand times like BMW’s DriveNow program. They’ll also need to enable customers to transact in marketplaces around the brand like Patagonia’s Common Threads program. In this powerful keynote, find out how companies are changing their business models to adapt to the Internet of things, by enabling several points of transaction, commerce, and connection points.

New Customer Relationships: The Next Ten Years

The next generation of savvy consumers will be expecting corporations to serve a greater purpose than profit. There is a shift happening in the relationship between consumer and seller, and the new, empowered consumer wants to know that you are interested in them for more than just their money. Smart companies are now learning that they need to urgently evolve and adapt to the new collaborative economy today, so that they are not left behind tomorrow.

In the last 10 years, media has been democratized, resulting in the disruption of business communications, the music industry, and even government communications. New technologies and tactics have emerged to embolden consumers and offer alternatives to your business inventory and services, like 3D printing and well-funded economy sharing startups. As the physical consumer world becomes more and more communal, people are becoming more empowered and find that they now have more purchasing alternatives – more in line with truly free market – enabling people to be free to choose more collaborative companies, get what they need from each other, or simply manufacture their own widgets, in their own home, with their own technology.

Today, Jeremiah Owyang asks, “How will your company respond to this new market demand, while still meeting shareholder expectations?” This powerful keynote address will answer these questions and more, and explore new business models that will be absolutely crucial to a successful business in the next ten years, and beyond. You will discover how new needs are requiring businesses to rethink their strategies – empowering the crowd around them, and building a company to last by sharing rewards with their community. When this is achieved, companies are able to freely seek purposeful profit, maximize resources, and harness crowd innovation. This powerful presentation will also provide clear examples of who are sharing ideas, resources, and even revenues with their crowd. Business leaders will learn how major corporations are changing their business strategy to include customers in the innovation process, launch collaborative business models with the crowd, and share rewards with customers.

In this presentation, you will also realize how this movement enables the clean web by learning how market demands toward purposeful corporations are changing, and what technologies are empowering P2P commerce. You will also see what savvy companies are doing to leverage these new dynamics, and hear a forecast from an expert industry observer about what to expect in the future.

Jeremiah Owyang began his career as a talented analyst, and after analyzing the future direction and dynamics of the economy, he has endeavored to become a collaborative economy specialist who is now highly sought after as a leader in his field. He is an expert in demonstrating how socialized media in a democratized physical world will prompt companies to use collaborative strategies to regain relevancy, and partner with empowered consumers. The next ten years are crowd and companies – together. Companies that do not meet customer expectations in the new collaborative economy will find themselves very much – alone.

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