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Ken Rutkowski        

Thought Leader, Innovator & Collaboration Catalyst

Ken Rutkowski is an ideation, innovation and collaboration catalyst; the connective tissue between change agents; and a community architect for doers shaping our future. He does this across multiple channels, including his syndicated radio show ‘Business Rockstars’ that is the insider’s guide to the global business leaders; his weekly, METal (Media, Entertainment and Technology Alpha Leaders) events that showcase the smartest thinkers to the bravest innovators throughout the world; and his tireless strategizing, networking and mentoring of strategic business partnerships remaking the digital economy.

As a thought leader, networker and influencer across multiple industries, Ken has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, Wired, Business Week, Asahi Shinbun, Bangkok Times, Finland Helsingin Sanomat and dozens of other publications worldwide.

He has been a featured presenter, speaker and moderator at technology and media conferences including Milken Institute Global Conference, The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB), CTIA, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), Digital Hollywood, Internet World, LA Games Conference, XMediaLab, GadgetFest and Future of Television Conference. He has also spoken at the many of the most prestigious U.S. universities including Loyola, Northwestern, Illinois, MIT, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Berkeley, preparing the brightest minds for brilliant careers.

Connected, collaborative and catalytic, Ken moves effortlessly between industries, technologies and relationships, perfecting the human factor of the technology equation that daily defines our future.


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Super-Connecting and Networking:*

In today’s socially and digitally connected world, simple networking is not always enough to move your career forward. We all know connections matter and social relationships can become the building blocks of success. No one understands this better than the elite group referred to as “super-connectors.”

Ken Rutkowski is considered one of the most connected individuals in the world. He is ranked in the top 1% of Facebook & Linkedin, having over one million listeners globally from social and from his top ranked nationally syndicated radio show, “Business Rockstars”. Ken has interviewed over 1,000 high profiled CEOs, founders and executives discovering what makes them tick. If super-connectors are personalization engines for entrepreneurs, then Rutkowski is the Pandora of Gen-Y networking.

In Ken’s talk, he brings a keen insight to the secrets of building strategic relationships and a world class rolodex.

Business 2025:

It’s hard to predict the future, especially if you’re still struggling to figure out what’s happening in today’s economy. But peeking into the future is exactly what Ken Rutkowski does by showing what business will bring within the next ten years. Using trends, rich statistical data and interviews with over 1,000 CEOs, Founders and successful entrepreneurs, Ken brings the future of the business world into today’s grasp.

Knowing what “will be” gives any executive an extra edge up on their competitors, banking on opportunities to capitalize on what generally is hidden from the masses.

Ken’s Specialties

The Ultimate Super Connector


Moderator & Host

Corporate Relationships

Analytical Media Monitoring & Measurement

Strategic Information Services

Custom Research


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